We have heard the GOP response to the State of the Union, and we have heard the pundits response to the State of the Union, but now it is time to hear the Voters response to the State of the Union.
Barry Obama was right about one thing in the State of the Union. "We face a deficit of trust -- deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years." The problem for Obama is that He is the one that voters do not trust.
According to Rassmussen there are a large percentage of voters who do not trust or believe what Obama said in the State of the Union. I guess there really is reason for hope!
When the President stated that taxes have been cut for 95% of Americans, he told the GOP side of the isle "I thought I'd get some applause on that one." There was laughter at the comment, but not just from inside the House chamber, there was laughter in American homes. Only 21% of voters believe Obama's statement. 53% say it is definitely not true and the rest are not sure.
When Obama said the economy is growing again, 50% said, no, it is not. (35% say it is true)
Then the President said his administration had put 2 million people to work through the Recovery Act, who would otherwise not be working. Unfortunately for the President, more Americans can perform simple math that what he counted on, because 51% said that statement was false. (27% say it is true)
Only 35% of voters believe that the stimulus package has helped the economy. A vast majority (59%) of voters also think that the best way to create jobs is to CUT taxes-- but only 14% think that Congress will actually listen-- go figure.
Although Obama said his health care plan will lower the deficit, 68% of voters think it will raise the deficit and 81% believe that it will raise "middle class" taxes. Most voters also say that the health care plan before Congress should be dropped.
But Obama doesn't get it... maybe that is why 61% of voters think it is at least "somewhat likely" that the GOP will take back the House this November.
Perhaps Barry Obama just needs to be "explaining it more clearly"... After all, we are just the stupid voters who are only concerned about "what's in it for me." Or at least that is what our President thinks.
Obviously, Obama is a bit out of touch with what the American Voters think.