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Obama Is Most Admired Man In America, According To Gallup Poll

December 30, 2010 by  

Obama is most admired man in America, according to Gallup pollPresident Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton are the most admired people in America, according to year-ending Gallup polls.

Every December since 1946, the polling service has asked Americans who they most admire. In 2010, approximately 22 percent of respondents selected Obama, which is less than the 30 percent he received in 2009 and 32 percent in 2008. Presidents have dominated the Most Admired Man poll since its inception, taking the No. 1 spot in 52 of the 64 years.

Rounding out the top five on the 2010 list are George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and Bill Gates. Among Democrats who voted in the poll, 46 percent selected Obama, while only 6 percent of Republicans picked the current President. Bush earned the top spot among conservatives with 11 percent, while FOX News commentator Glenn Beck came in third with 4 percent.

Hillary Clinton was named the Most Admired Woman for the ninth consecutive year, receiving 17 percent of the vote. Former Alaska Governor and Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin was second with 12 percent, while TV host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey rounded out the top three with 11 percent.

While Palin is admired by many Americans, most Republicans would still rather see another GOP candidate emerge in the 2012 presidential race. According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, only 49 percent of Republicans said they would support Palin in a presidential election, compared to about 67 percent backing for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and 59 percent for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

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  • 1minuteman

    i dont think much of these so called big name polls. im pushing 60 years old and have never been asked to participate in a major poll like gallup so it makes me wonder just who are they really polling? my guess is whoever who will give them the results they want to show.

    • Karolyn

      Gee, out of 309 million people, you’ve never been polled? Maybe you just weren’t home when they called.

      • bear

        Gee whiz Karolyn, I must have been out to lunch too. I don’t get passed over for jury duty though. :)

        • wayne

          I am 73 years old, and have never been called either.

          • Flynn

            I must join in on this one. I am almost 70; and I’ve never been contacted by a Gallup pollster either; but, then, I’ve hung up on so many pollsters that I really wouldn’t know if I have or not. I prefer voting in a voting booth, perferably secret, where it counts rather than voting in a meaningless poll

          • Old Man McGillicutty

            I’m 96, and no one polled me. No one even calls anymore. I’m so lonely. Why are my shoes so cold? That nurse is stealing my checkers, I just know it. They never should have canceled Match Game, either. These game shows today are too loud. Nurse! Nurse?! Is my tuxedo ready yet? The Rotary gala is at 7:00 and I want to make sure I’m all nines for my speech.

          • independant thinker

            If Obama is so admired why is his approval rating so low?

          • Dee

            I’m 75 and have never been called by a Gallup Poll either.
            I sure wouldn’t say I admire either obama or h.clinton.
            They are both out to ruin this country.

          • eddie47d

            Obama is on top because the conservatives can’t find anyone who can do better. As far as polls go the Legitimate ones are always spot on by that 3-5 point margin of error.I’m always surprised but they seems to work.

          • Moby

            The poll is BS; Obama is a POS.

      • Tom

        Karolyn, I, too am pushing 60 years old and not until late this year (2010) did I ever receive a call from a poll. I actually thought that I would never be interviewed in one of these polls in my lifetime.

        • Mike In MI

          Happy New Year, Tom – and everybody else here who they’ll never poll for any reason, about anything or for any of YOUR opinions,

          Face it. You who live in “fly-over country”, participate at consevative sites like Mr. Livingston’s, have ever thought anything negative about dear Massa Bahry O (“anus horribilis”), giggled when you heard that anybody is so twisted they think Hillary Rodman is admirable or spent money to see Glenn Beck you don’t have an opinion anybody in the mainstream muddiah considers reportable.
          So there!!!

          God bless and have a glorious and prosperous New Year!

      • marvin

        Karolyn
        that most likly better then being out to lunch like some on here never having any thing good to say to anyone that don,t think OBAMA is a god ,you sure you are not here illegally

      • Ellet

        Karolyn I am pushing 73 and I have never been polled by Gallup either.

        I think Obama is a traitor with his Gestapo appointment of “Czars”. Bypassing the congress. My biggest question is why congress let him do it. The TSA is sounding more Brown Shirts, Gestapo and KBG every day.

        • Robt Hauser

          That’s some mixed salad….the GeheimnisStaatsPolizei “Gestapo” was in the Third Reich Germany and they didn’t “appoint” anybody—they were appointed. The “czars” were from prerevolutionary Russia and the mostly jewish KGB were the ones who rounded up all the supporters of the Tsars and Tsarinas and had them all shot to death with their families.

          Comparing the Almighty Fudgesicle or Mackdaddy to Hitler is about like comparing Too Short to Mozart and is worse than absurd. In the first place, the chocolate jesus is completely surrounded by jewish “advisers”—-Obama never served a day of his life in military uniform and wouldn’t know which end of a rifle the bullet came out; Hitler fought with considerable distinction on the Western Front and won the Iron Cross First Class. As Chancellor of Germany, Hitler did more by accident in five minutes for the working people of Germany than the Washington baboon has done for the working class of America throughout the two years we have been cursed with him. They can take that phony “Gallup Poll” and Gallup right over a cliff with it…Gallup is further proof that figures LIE and LIARS figure. Obama couldn’t lead a two car funeral.

          • Doyle

            All the Obama put-downs and the “strawman” talk won’t change a thing. The basis for all the strange talk is still that the Republican conservatives hate not being in control of everything and everyone. Right and wrong has nothing to do with it. It’s all about ” I want to be in control of mankind, or I will throw a fit”. Hey, all of you loudmouthed crybaby right wingers…go cry to someone else. I don’t believe a word you say. You have earned the title The Party of No. We understand you. But we sure don’t agree with you. Every lie you tell (such as Obama is a Muslim, or he was born in Indonesia, or any number of stupid falsehoods) is being seen by many, many Americans. Real American patriots are sick to death of your lies. It won’t work. You can’t have your way. America spoke loud and clear at the polls. Obama was duly elected. Try being a real patriot and accepting that fact. You want the truth about why America’s economy has fallen apart? It was due to the high price of oil, the stock markets in America, and the Security & exchange Commission’s inability to perform it’s job. If you think I am wrong, then please look up the onlne information about the SEC, then think about what the SEC’s responsibilities are. George W. Bush was in charge, and he failed to do his duty. It’s that simple. Now it is Barak Obama’s turn at bat. Don’t try to trip him up at every turn. That is not patriotic. That is pretty close to beind a traitor to our cause. Our cause is FREEDOM. Let’s not make up lies when the simple truth will do. You right wing nuts need to check your truth meters.Strawman, strawman. that is allwe are hearing. Can’t you stand to tell the truth??? Stick to the issues, rather than creats fals issues and blame the opposition for creating them.

          • Doyle

            You don’t believe in the polls. Hah! How about the polls where you exited after voting? Those polls are indeed the most important ones, right? Who won the presidency according to the voters’ poll booths across America? Yeah, it Was President Obama. Accept it. Or, as the Republicans used to say, “get over it”.

      • Ms. Pat

        I’m home most of the time and I wasn’t polled. If I was Obama would not be the best or Polisie or Reid. They would just as soon give our beautiful USA away to the Socialist people. I love the USA and not the three above. God Bless America

    • Tom SC

      I am 75 and have never been contacted by a major poll. I think Gallup only has one phone#, that of George Soros!!!

      • bear

        Way to go Tom!

      • Flynn

        Perhaps George Soros is where George Gallup gets his funding. Two King George’s in a box. I hope not. That would completely destroy my faith in the mainline Media as Fox News destroyed my faith in Arkansas-born ACORN.

      • Max

        Yeah, that’s right. GEORGE SOROS named Sarah Palin the 2nd most admired woman in America. Brilliant notion, Tom.

    • BDOG

      HERE”S YOUR FIRST POLL.IM TAKING A POLL AND SO FAR HE IS NOT THE MOST ADMIRED MAN , IF YOU THINK HE IS ,JUST SAY YES,IF NOT JUST SAY NO.THANK ALL OF YOU FOR ANSWERING THIS POLL.

      • Flynn

        Definitely not!

        • Flynn

          He may be if he would just prove to us who he really is. So he claims to have been born in Hawaii in 1962. We need more proof than the word of a couple of Health Department bureaucrats that is countered be the word of a couple of other Health Department bureaucrats. Why can’t we get it directly from the “horse’s mouth”? I forgot! His birth certificate doesn’t exist. That settles that one.

        • Mike In MI

          Exactly, Flynn -

          Which one of his personnas do you want me to vote for? I suppose if I vote for the larIi’ll cover the whole gamut of that mutt.

          • Mike In MI

            Sorry, that’s “…liar I’ll…”

      • marvin

        BDOG
        not noda no nope obama and both clinton an,t even in my top 100,000,000,as to me they are what wrong with this counry my vote is NO

      • Joyce from Loris

        Absolutely NOT. He is the most embarrassing thing to ever enter the White House. I thought George Bush, and Bill Clinton, were bad, but Obama gave BAD a whole new meaning.

        • RBrown

          I haven’t read more true words in quite a while.

      • Average Joe

        LMAO… Nobama?you must be kidding…right?…..not only no, but…HELL NO!….Ron Paul 2012!…Now that’s a man I can get behind!

      • American Citizen

        No way.

      • crystal

        No.

      • usmadgirl

        Thank you for allowing us “peons” to FINALLY participate in a poll!

        O’Dumbo would be the LEAST admired on my list along with George Soros, Ahmadinejad, Bin Laden, Kim Jong-Il, Cass Sunstein, Mark Lloyd, Andy Stearn, Richard Trumka, Jim Wallis, “reverend” Wright & Van Jones. Hope I haven’t left anyone out!

        Hilary, Janet Napolitano, Anita Dunn, Michelle O’Dumbo & Valerie Jarrett would be the LEAST admired on the womens’ list.

        Hey, isn’t that “sexist” to have two separate lists?

        • Barb

          Hey, you forgot Nancy….or is she on your favorite list???? I don’t think so…not the “devil with the blue dress”…Now that’s being mean…I’m so sorry (I think).

      • Joe Bissonette

        If

        thats true the USA is in worse shape than Ithought.

        • Mike In MI

          Hey Joe-
          “…worse shape…” you say. Well, they say 60% of Americans are OOOOB-B-BE-EE-Ee-zz-e, BIG time honkassed mortar forkers. That must include their fat-headz, too. So-o-o…maybe the poll is right.
          I’ll bet if we all went down to a local mall and surveyed anybody who looked to be over 200 pounds at 5′ 5″ they’d say they voted for and support to this day the head BO, because his stink makes them feel superior.

      • Robt Hauser

        Not just “no” ….but Hell @#$%^&*()_ NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • wayne

        Hell no!!!

      • dallenk

        I say ABSOLUTELY NOT! And FOX actually SHOWED that he was a muslim BY HIS OWN WORDS . . .

    • JC

      Maybe it’s because you don’t live in Chicago? ;)

    • FlaJim

      Been contacted by Gallup many times but the questions are so biased, it’s not a true poll. Yet they keep contacting me, despite my protests that they’re slanting their results. Perhaps I’m their token conserative.

      • Gail Cohen

        I have NEVER been contacted by Gallup or any other national poll. The results of this one show that either most of the American public are idiots or that the results are slanted in favor of the “right” results. Maybe both.

    • frieslander

      The gallop poll takers,people, have to be brain-dead!!obummer and
      that phony hilaryous clinton most admired???? Talk about full of $#!t!!

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Randy 131

      I once believed in Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, until I learned to reason and lost my naivety. I can still reason and am not naive, so for me the Gallup Poll now goes the way of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, down the road of incredibility. All the other polsters have now gained in credibility with the diminishing of the Gallup Poll.

      • wayne

        To believe in Santa Claus would be like still believing in Barack Obama after the two years he has been in office. I don’t believe in Santa Clause so why should I believe in Barack Obama. I see that we still have a few here that believes in Santa and Barack.

    • Carole Howell

      He was more popular last year, before people realized he was just another really good puppet for the same people who pulled Bush’s strings.

    • Bonnie Meehan

      I’m 62 and I was polled once in my life by Gallup. I can tell you one thing, they can construct questions to get the answers they want. My poll was about the Republican candidates in 2007. By the questions they asked, it was obvious to me they wanted me to be supporting John McCain. He wasn’t my choice. I got angry and hung up so I guess I wasn’t part of their poll results that said McCain was the Republican favorite.

  • Mick

    if this poll is to be believed it would explain why America is going down the drain.If our society most admire a man like Obama and a womam like Hillary it says it all……………

    • wayne

      Oh boy, Mick, do I agree with you on this one. I could not believe it when Obama won the pesidency. They sure did not follow him as well as I did. I do believe that the values, and common sense of the people in this country is dropping fast. Knowing what I know, I could never have voted for Obama. I could go on and on about why Obama should have never been the pesident, but I’ll stop here.

    • Al Sieber

      Mick, I agree, if this is true we deserve the Govt. we elected. hard times are a coming.

      • Mick

        Al Sieber says:
        December 30, 2010 at 8:24 am
        Mick, I agree, if this is true we deserve the Govt. we elected. hard times are a coming.

        &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
        Good morning Al ,,,,,,,,,If things doesn’t change in a hurry beginning with the new congress fighting with everything they’ve got to stop the liberal’s insanity and followed by the snuffing of the democrat party in 2012 you bet your sweet ass buddy, hard times are definitely coming……..

        • Mike In MI

          Hey, Mick -

          I agree with you that things have got to change quick. It’s funny how the liberal’s, Obumbler and everybody in the liberal camp think they are SO-O-O-o-o-o Sma-a-ht, yet they can’t figure that their hatred of entrepreneurs and capitalists in general is stupid and futile. The next one of them that pipes up about right-wingers in your presence just ask them, “If nobody earns any profits…what are you going to tax? Or, will you gladly take the bread out of their mouths, the roof off from their heads, clothes from their backs or their right to worship the God who they believe loaned it to them…? What happens, Mr Liberal, if you don’t have enough (AWFUL) profit at the end of the month to pay all your own bills?”
          They’ll SAY, “Neither one of those”. But they DO it in a trice.

      • Bob Wire

        We’ve always been deserving our government that we ourselves formed and put in place, from Washington to Nixon,Ford,Carter,Reagan,Clinton, and of course the two Bushes and “O”. Each man brought something we value to the table. We’ve seen good times, we’ve seen bad times during each ones tenure.

        As for hard times coming,~ they’ve been here for sometime now for many of us, as “middle class” numbers have seen great decline while the more affluent, unemployed and homeless numbers has greatly increased. This trend of disparity having started in the 80′s and continues today.

        If you don’t see yourselves fitting inside these two extremes and hard times is just reached your house, I consider you fortunate.

        I see good news in it however, ~ The American people like their government have been depending to heavily on credit to afford them a “comfort zone” permitting them to living outside their means. Equity loans and refinancing became quite popular if you will recall.

        This is coming to an end for everyone!~ bout damn time! Our lust and greed has allowed bankers and insurance companies to become the tail wagging the dog.

        Today they fight us with their profits and gains, with bought influence in it’s many forms, demanding that we place our feet over our ears and jump. I don’t think so.

        There will be no status quo, it’s unsustainable, but they’ve yet to accept it a so.

      • marvin

        Al Sieber
        THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED FOR OBAMA WERE ETHER ON DRUGS,have their hand out [welfare hispanic]or just plain STUPID ,as one black lady said thing god for obama ,i will never have to worry about my morgage and bills agin,wonder how that is working OUT for her AND THE OTHER MORRONS

        • Bob Wire

          or didn’t care for a McCain /Palin ticket offer up by the GOP

        • crystal

          I listen to a lot of different news programs and the other day they were talking about people who voted for Obama. A lot of people didn’t really know where Obama was coming from and were completely fed up with the Administration of the time. The reality is this, Obama would not be in the white house if White Americans hadn’t voted for him. I’m Black and I’m ex-military. The military in 2008, overwhelmingly voted for Ron Paul (just a little info not spoken of in our media). Black people only make up 17% of the U.S. population. This number includes children (minors under 18 years of age) who can’t vote yet. 33% of adult Black men will never be able to vote due to felonies. 24% of Black registered adults are registered Republicans (don’t believe the hype about 95% of Black people in the pocket for Obama — it isn’t true). Maybe 2% to 3% of Black people don’t vote for religious reasons (Jehovah’s Witnesses and such; this number is a guess). You have a certain percentage (unknown) who just don’t vote. The rest of the Black population vote Democratic regardless of who it is. I don’t get it, just like I don’t get why Jews overwhelmingly vote Democratic. It makes absolutely no sense.

          • wayne

            Crystal, I agree with what you have said. I can tell by the way you talk that you are a good, decent, law abiding citizen. It is not in being a Libeal, or a Conservative. It is just being a good American Citizen with love of country. Thanks for your service in the military.

          • Allan Halbert

            I agree. I’m Jewish. I think most Jews live under the assumption that when push comes to shove, liberals will protect them and conservatives won’t. Depending on where in the world and when, “conservatives” may or may not have been supportive of Jews, but in this country, conservatives would be the more truly compassionate and respectful ally due to their values. While there are well-intended liberals, I feel many, certainly, the Progressives, operate on two levels with blacks. One one level, they consciously take advantage of blacks to create programs and win elections; unconsciously they identify themselves with blacks as victims that are entitled to have society pay them for their suffering. I think the latter aspect is driven by a fundamental trait of envy, which comes from their parents and mentors.

          • Mike In MI

            Crystal -
            God bless you sweet lady and thanks for the info and mostly thanks for your service. You are my kind of woman and I’ll stand bside you anywhere, any day. You make women like Karolyn appear as slime mold on the rocks beside the Statue of Liberty.

          • JC

            Allan,
            I’m very conservative and believe very much in the Constitution.
            I also believe that by defending your rights I’m defending my own.
            It’s what unifies us as Americans. This principle has to be upheld regardless of race creed or color in order to be a moral principle.
            It has to be an absolute.

          • Allan Halbert

            I agree. Military service is the front line of preserving Constitutional principles and the priviliges we have as Americans. And that is the heart of conservatism. Having served during Viet Nam, it is painful for me to watch and listen to people who vilify America and want to undermine the Constitution. They tell us we are fools that cling to our guns and bibles, and can’t think for ourselves. They can’t understand that we do not preserve the principles in order to help the rich man over the poor man, or one color over another. We preserve the principles because they are a precious gift that still inspires most Americans, despite self-serving activists, journalists, politicians and educators that say it is outdated. They devalue these principles to our young generations, so it remains our duty to preserve them.

    • Flynn

      Please don’t flush the commode, or we’re goners!

    • meteorlady

      Gotta agree on that one for sure. Hillary? One of THE most corrupt people in politics today? Obama the Soros puppet? – you’ve got to be kidding me.

      • JC

        Hillary? Funny you should mention that UN Loving, Gun Grabbing, Self Annointed, Anti-American, Globalist, FemiNazi…
        I was just reading an article about her… ;)

  • HighlanderJuan

    Well, there goes Gallup down the rat hole. With about 60+% of Americans dissing Obama according to the ongoing CBS left leaning online poll, I can’t imagine that Obama is the most admired man in America. If Obama is, in fact, the most admired man in America, we are screwed as a people.

    But, inasmuch as I don’t think Obama is the most admired man in America, I keep waiting for American heroes to rise and be counted. I’m looking for American heroes – God fearing men with good character and integrity that have none of this slippery Chicago criminal background.

    • Richard

      Juan: Agreed, Sir, but where do we find these men of courage and backbone who will uphold the Constitution AS WRITTEN and restore our Republic? I see very few choices. JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT 2012!

      • wayne

        Richard, I want to think that we still do have a few of those people left. Maybe they just don’t want to be a part of that rat’s nest of liars, and tax cheats in Washington D. C. If you had a decent man as president, you would still need the majority of Congress to be decent in order to get anything accomplished. It would be hard to find a combination of a good president, along with a majority of Congress that were decent folks. We know that the group that’s been in there for the last two years should all have been fired. Why would the people elect Charlie Rangel, Barney Frank, and Nancy Pelosi again? There must be some real idiots in these Congressmen’s districts.

        • Shibamom

          …or massive voter fraud!

          • marvin

            Shibamom
            like in nevada where the sieu take care of voting mech and gave 40 million to the dembocrats and reid ,the sieu president admitted they have illegals in their union now who would of thunk that

        • DeJay

          Apparently none of you realize that damn near everything negative that is happening to all the workers all over the world are being controlled from the shadows by the Elders of Zion. Many upright people are afraid to to let their stance be known for fear of being killed. Candidates for elections are chosen long before the elections. That’s how big O got in. What the hell kind of experience has he to control this country? He is one of the most unfit men to be president. No, he wasn’t elected,he was chosen.

        • marvin

          wayne
          Rangel, Waters and Hastings[the impeached federal judge from fla] are from black dist

      • TIME

        Richard,
        As I seem to recall John is a member of the CFR, and the TLC. These are the folks are who’s running the show now why would you want more of the same?

        • Mike In MI

          Absolutely right, again, TIME.

          People say Obama is a slime-butt. Then they turn to the very next slime-butt the media pushes at them and think he’ll give them a different hand to play.
          Stupid – why do Americans so readily and eagerly embrace every turd they find in their media yard? And…then they think they’re patriotic, or right-wing, or really avant-garde or or anything but gullible, manipulated and played for a fool?

      • HighlanderJuan

        Richard, maybe the times are not yet quite right for heroes to rise. Maybe it will happen during the open conflict I see coming between the corrupt police state and the people. Maybe it will start with an Oath Keeper who just refuses to fire on American citizens. Maybe it will start with a teenager who just won’t quit. Maybe it will happen because a mother loses her son to police brutality. Who knows. I am suggesting that the times create the heroes.

        But I do see the day, maybe in 2011 when the pressures between this central communist, non-representative and lawless government and the states will explode – hopefully peacefully, but communists don’t ever back down. They destroy rather than give up. Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.

        If we can’t stop this madness with the ballot box, we will have to stop it otherwise, and that ain’t gonna be pretty. For any of us.

        • Michael A., Santa Barbara, Ca.

          I agree with Juan. The American people are catching on the Obama’s agenda. “We the People” is eroding and very fast, into a regime! I also agree with one, only one of Obama’s previous statement – in crisis, people stick to their guns and bibles. Would anyone want to question that? The American people ARE vigilant as to what is going on. Prepare for the worst and BE prayerful. God does listen!

          God Bless America

        • JC

          Well said. Be prepared to Restore the Republic.

        • jim

          Join the TEA PARTY if you haven’t already, the TEA PARTY is responsible for getting GOP conservatives in office to fight ole barry and his LIB DEM SOCIALIST CRONIES!! IMPEACH NOW!!!!!!

          • marvin

            jim
            the tea party, numberusa, a 1 million strong anti amnesty less immigration, the heritage foundation just a few i am a member off,that will keep you enformed,i took a pole on newmax just min ago on obama care 80% said repeal it 10,300,, 22% keep it or or parts of it 2200

        • Buddy

          Juan:

          We have never stopped any insanity at the ballot box. It just doesn’t work, given the incentives ladled over the emotional appeal of the demigods.

          Possibly you believe that the electorate makes adult decisions. Face up to the reality that we mostly cling to the childish hope that we will be taken care of by government.

      • Flynn

        Well, Governor Bill Richardson may be about to pardon Billy the Kid, alias William Bonney as well as many, many more aliases. Although he had a dubious background and he killed many men, I doubt if he ever really murdered anyone. Billy, though dead, may be a good candidate for the position.

        • http://marcum@wildblue.net coal miner

          Flyn,

          Public records showed Billy the Kid killed six men,two of them were deputies.All but one was armed.

          Henry McCarty (November 23, 1859[1] ? July 14, 1881) better known as Billy the Kid, but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney, was a 19th century American frontier outlaw and gunman who was a participant in the Lincoln County War.

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_the_Kid

        • wayne

          Bill Richards is a moran, that is why he is trying to do this. What else can expect from a Democrat. What useful purpose would would this serve? Let’s face it, Billy the Kid was an outlaw, a killer. Enough said.

        • wayne

          Thank God he changed his mind once he found out Billy The Kid killed a sheriff and two deputies. Just like the Democrats, jumping to conclusion, before the bain kicks in.

      • meteorlady

        Ron Paul and a few others like the new congressman from Florida.

      • Dan az

        Richard
        Ron Paul is the only one that seems to know what the constitution is.

      • Dan Stewart

        Bravo, I would love to see John Bolton win in 2012. He is an honest outspoken man not afraid to kick some ass.

    • bear

      What I find interesting in my travels to other countries is the people I meet who discover where I am from and then ask me how could this happen to America. There are so many countries that have been poised, if you will, to see when our country is going to do something to help free them in their country. I see this mostly in Mexico. There are so many people in the world that want to resist their government and their corrupt political leaders, but they don’t have the ability. To be more transparent, they don’t have guns. They have shovels, machetes, knives, rakes and hoes, but no guns. These countries see us with our right to have guns as a possible hope for them. This blows me away. These other people would give anything to be in our shoes but they allowed their guns to be confiscated long ago and are now helpless against their self serving governments. I’ve been asked by many, how can we allow these things that have happened with this pesident and his people to happen in a free country. How do you think that makes me feel being a Nam vet?

      • JC

        I know a good many people in Canada who would agree with that assessment.

      • ValDM

        Guns aren’t the only answer to resistance. While I have several, I’m not opposed to using anything at hand to ward off a potential thief or assault. Way many years ago Korean citizens had a problem with their gov’t. They didn’t have guns either, only hand tools for gardening and farming. They learned how to use these as weapons. Thus was born Tae Kwan Do.

  • BobS

    Yeah, Al Gore won a nobel peace prize too.

    • wayne

      BobS, you mean the Global Warming Idiot. Now these idiots are saying that Global Warming is causing all this cold, and snow for the last two winters. What a bunch of retards. Further more, they expect us to bdlieve this crap.

      • JC

        The Global Warming Buffoons are a cult. A cult that made the Reverend Gore rich beyond his wildest dreams.

      • meteorlady

        Gore is scheduled to make about 8 BILLION PER YEAR off global warming hoax. He is heavily invested in the Chicago Climate Exchange and a small, little know bank, called Shore Bank in Chicago. Hillary and the rest of the scum are also on board with all this and guess who runs the trading floor? NONE OTHER THAN………Goldman-Sachs.

    • crystal

      My Nobel Peace Prize should come in the mail soon with the rest of the junk mail.

      • BobS

        I hear they are going to give obumma the MVP trophy for the NCAA Championship game.

        • JC

          And an Oscar too? Why the hell not? ;)

  • Richard

    This poll shows how duped many Americans are. They can’t even see that they are being schmooed while a knife is being slipped between their ribs. AND THESE PEOPLE VOTE! God help us, we are a divided nation with Constitutional Patriots on one side and Progressive Liberals on the other. “And never the twain shall meet”

    • Mick

      Richard says:
      December 30, 2010 at 7:26 am
      This poll shows how duped many Americans are. They can’t even see that they are being schmooed while a knife is being slipped between their ribs. AND THESE PEOPLE VOTE! God help us, we are a divided nation with Constitutional Patriots on one side and Progressive Liberals on the other. “And never the twain shall meet”
      ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
      Richard…..Americans have been duped from the get go with the educational system we have and then comes the media,,,
      People should learn how to read between the lines if america is to survive,,,,,,,

      • http://PersonalLiberty Bud

        I can tell you Obama and Clinton are sure not on my most admired list . Also the bad thing about it ,if you read comments on this site and other sites , Obama would probably get re-elected again, which is a crime. I can’t belive all these stupid people ,can’t see what this bastard is doing to our country. It really make me proud to have when to war and risk my life, for all of these do nothings. Plus I am 63 , and no one ever ask me,if she and he ,were on my most admired list, I am sure they were afraid, of what I would tell them.

  • Doc Sarvis

    Interesting, I have been told over and over by conservatives on this site that Bush was not a true conservative yet he comes out on top with conservatives in this poll.

    Not surprising that a lot of Americans recognize President Obama for his positive accomplishments. Also, it is not surprising that his numbers have fallen from previous years – as our economic struggle continues. An illustration of just how bad things had gotten by the time he took office.

    • wayne

      Doc Savis, I just really have a bad intuition for this country with Obama as president. It is a premonition I have, and it is not good. I only see bad things coming to this country with Obama as president. I hope my feelings are wrong on this. I have followed this president very closely since I heard that a complete stranger was going to run for president. I don’t think many people knew him before he came out as running for the presidency. I really want a better future for our kids and grandkids, but the future looks bleak with Obama. All can say is listen to every word he says, and then watch what he does.

      • Doc Sarvis

        I’ve never had first hand knowledge of any president, just the public persona. In learning about candidates and their positions on the issues prior to the election one forms opinons on who would be the best candidate to lead the country. Most American voters did this and voted Mr. Obama into office. What he has tried to do in office is what he said he would do as President. He has not progressed on issues exactly as he had intended since he does not dictate policy, he works with the other branches of government to compromise.

        Due to the incredibly bad economy he was given when he stepped into office he has had a difficult time but he has done a good job in stabilizing the country and we are on a slow track to better times. I do not agree with everything he does but I am sure he is intelligent, patriotic, and thoughtful in his leadership of our great country. Intuition and premonition have a place but when one looks at the facts objectively, one can only conclude that this man is doing a very good job under very difficult circumstances.

        • Mick

          Butch says:
          December 30, 2010 at 8:24 am
          This administration is an abomination. The country will be lucky to survive as a republic because of the things he has done. Everything this administration has done has weakened us morally, financially or militarily. Are we more well respected in the world? Are we financially stronger? Are we stronger militarily? If your answer to any of those questions is “yes” you are either stupid, uninformed, ill-informed or you wish to see the demise of the United States.

          (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

          Butch ,,,,,,,,,You are undeniably right and our society better begin to realize that our country will not regain its wonderful status by following the policies of others failing countries , we were the best in the world until liberalism and their so called equality took over. …

          • eddie47d

            They are “failed” policies Mick because you wish them to be. So it doesn’t matter whether he does something good for you have already made up your mind. Your thoughts are set in concrete;Now have a safe and Happy New Year.

        • Kim

          Doc Sarvis, the suction sound will be heard far and wide when you dinally PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS!

          • Kim

            ooops, typo, that should read “finally”…

          • BDOG

            HERE,HERE

          • Doc Sarvis

            Kim,

            It is too bad that you don’t have any solid information to back your insults. It’s okay, I’ve come to expect that here.

          • Karolyn

            The kind of remark one comes to expect from many conservatives commenting on this site.

        • Flynn

          What has this administration actually done? More in question is what it has not done? The few laws that it has gotten through the Congress (Obamacare and ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ repeal) were initiated by Nancy Pelozi and Harry Reid. Obama only signed off on them. The larger question is what this administration has not done? It certainly hasn’t done anything for the economy, the slipping value of the dollar, and our slipping place in the international community of nations.

        • meteorlady

          So if all you say is true then why aren’t there more PRIVATE SECTOR jobs being created in this country. Why aren’t people like me, small business owners, investing in their companies and hiring? All I see is more government jobs being created and people running out of unemployment and still no work.

          Why do we have the second highest corporate tax rate in the world today? Actually, Japan is thinking of lowering their rate to attract business and that would put us first.

          Why have 5.8 million jobs left this country since Clinton signed free trade with China and NAFTA among other trade bills?

          Why does China spend $1.00 for imports from us, for every $3.50 we import from them?

          Has Obama addressed any of these things? Why was Goldman-Sachs saved when Lehman, Bear Stearn and other went down?

          The fact is that Obama concentrated on health care so hard that he didn’t do anything else but bail out failures. The fact is that we have still only received about 60% of the money back that we spent on these bailouts. The fact is that the Federal Reserve has not been required to account for nearly 2 TRILLION in US DOLLARS that left this country – why?

        • Dan az

          So Doc I take it that its a yes with you? Have you bothered to inspect the facts about your lustrous leader and chambermaid that I ask you to prove me wrong?Lets try it again just for the fun of it facts are what we want and I ask you to reply with the same.

          http://www.datehookup.com/Thread-273137.htm
          Now all will see what your kind is made of if you can deny any of these facts with more facts.

        • Allan Halbert

          What if liberals were to stop blaming Bush and and making excuses for Obama on the same day?

          • JC

            That’s a great point Allan. I can’t figure out if they are trying to justify Obama’s wrongs by pointing out Bush’s wrongs…in other words two wrongs make a right?…Or if they are knowingly using diversion tactics to further the Globalist agenda.

            The first makes then immoral, maybe really stupid.
            The second makes them downright evil.

            Two wrongs still don’t make a right no matter how you cut it.

        • bear

          Hey Doc,
          Does your definition of doing a great job include allienating one of our closest allies, Isreal, or bowing to Saudi Kings, or appologizing to other countries for what he considers to be inappropriate actions in our past? Is the nationalization of the auto makers, health care and the striping of individual liberties and rights doing a “great job?” Here’s omething you might want to checlk out though I doubt that you will seeing as how you haven’t, in my opinion given much thought to your previous statement about “doing a great job.” Obama inherited the economy which Bush inherited from Clinton that goes all the way back to Jimmy Carter who was pretty much the father of Sub Prime lending. None of our great leaders did anything to sustain the lives of Freddie and Fannie and, the bail out of AIG had to happen since AIG manages the retirements of our political leaders. That happened on Obama’s watch too. Still think he’s doing a great job for us?

        • dallenk

          PUHHHLEEEZE!! You have to understand that he is doing ALL the wrong things to turn a bad situation around. The Obamination CARE bill is set to bring more taxes and cut more funding than any other piece of legislation in the last 50 years. He is a died in the wool SOCIALIST and wants to have his cake and eat it too!

      • Karolyn

        Wayne – Is it possible your intuition is influenced by what you read and hear from the conservative side of the aisle? Let’s face it; when one is constantly bombarded by slander about someone, it is bound to influence one’s feelings.

        • bear

          Karolyn, What you say has merrit. Being in business for myself, I hear both sides of the argument from both sides of the isle. I’ve tried to be oipen minded and see each perspective but I must admit, what I see coming from the left side is continuing attacks on American freedoms and what is coming from the right is individuals trying to defend and preserve our freedoms. At this point, I have concluded that our two party system has been infiltrated on both sides to the point that neither side represents the ideals the parties originally stood for. I am saying that the people running for office have diluted views and agendas that more accurately reflect Marxist, Socialist and even Communist philosophies. I would like to have less Federal government interference in our daily lives and more focus on enhancing our lifestyle through programs directed at State level.

        • wayne

          Please tell me Carolyn how you get your facts to the conrary. Yes! I read, watch TV, and watch the person to whom the issues are directed. Then I use common sense, and 73 years of experience to try to come up with an educated reasoning of what I have gained from this information. Now please don’t tell me you know Obama personally, and you can vouch that he is the best thing since the advent of TV. You must get your information the same way. I guess we will have to wait until we are all gone, and have history make the decison for us. In the mean time I am going to trust my common sense, my analysis of the situation, and my intuition to dictate my future.

          • Mike In MI

            There’s another even more trustworthy way:

            Listen to what a candidate, party or group say they stand for or want to do. Then reason out what they say in comparison to what is written in Proverbs, Jesus Christ’s and Paul’s teachings. If the candidate’s platform doesn’t line up very well he will pull the nation in a direction that will lead to damage or destruction. What he (they) want to do will not be blessed or supported by God Almighty. If He won’t build the house the house will fall.
            I knew Obama was going to be a disaster long before he carried Michelle across the threshhold of the WH.

        • crystal

          At least he doesn’t take the advice of NPR.

        • meteorlady

          Karo – you are a perfect example of what you read and hear. Check your facts because I haven’t really seen you present any here. The fact is that we are a dying nation and that’s not going to stop by giving people something for nothing while the rest of us struggle to work, run small businesses and support our families.

          Here’s something to ponder if you still think Obama and the Democrats are doing such a fine job running this country. If you can explain to me how these happened I would appreciate it – but I believe that free trade with China, NAFTA and a number of other trade bills passed during the Clinton administration are mostly to blame. These same policies continue today:

          #1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.

          #2 Dell Inc., one of America ‘s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.

          #3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem , North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.

          #4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States ? Zero.

          #5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

          #6 As of the end of July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.

          #7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.

          #8 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.

          #9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.

          #10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota . Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford’s new “global” manufacturing strategy.

          #11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

          #12 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.

          #13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

          #14 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.

          #15 Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

          #16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.

          #17 The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States .

          #18 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.

          #19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.

          • wayne

            This is the reason why our country, and our states, are going bankrupt. The politicians are too stupid to see it. Every lost job takes taxes away from the states and the Federal Government, and puts it on the shoulders of those who are still working.

          • Karolyn

            This all didn’t suddenly happen overnight. The whole world is in crisis. It’s just evolution. Nothing stays the same.

          • Dan az

            karolyn
            Now thats got to be the dumbest think to ever come out of your mouth!

          • Allan Halbert

            Wayne-

            Haven’t you notices that the bigger government gets, and the more taxes it collects, the deeper into debt it goes?

          • eddie47d

            Most tax revenues have actually gone down.House values have also decreased and are being reevaluated. (That’s not an argument for taxes to go up).

        • meteorlady

          Karo – one more thing. I live in a very conservative place. We take care of our own, run our charities without paid help and we give back to our community. That’s they way it should be – it’s called freedom to give and work for someone else if you deem they are worthy of the help you provide them. Most of us like to give a hand up – not a hand out. We believe in this country and it’s constitution and we believe that FEDERAL government has not right to control our lives through charity, health care, and education. We believe that that is a state right and the people of that state should be able to select what they want and don’t want to pay for as working taxpayers.

          Look at Detroit – it’s a perfect example of the failure of the War on Poverty. When LBJ instituted this the poverty level were stable and even dropping slightly. Since it’s inception there are now 20% more people in poverty per capita. That’s a perfect example of a failed and costly government program that was not needed and should never have been implemented. LBJ also was the first President to rob from the Social Security Trust Fund – he did that to pay for Medicare which he touted as being revenue neutral (familiar?).

          So tell me, as a liberal, what you consider to be the function of the Federal government. Has education gotten any better since they took over? Has Medicare and Medicaid worked well for the people that are one them? Has VA served it’s people well? Is the post office doing good? Has the Department of Energy gotten us off foreign oil like they were chartered to do by Carter? Is all the fraud and waste wiped out of our entitlement programs? Are our border secure from terrorist crossing?

      • Al Sieber

        Wayne, it doesn’t matter who’s president, as long as we keep letting them “Jack Hammer” away Hugh chunks of the Constitution, and let Bankers and Corporations run this country and make the rules we’re doomed.

        • Buddy

          Hear, hear, Al. That observation is right-on. Too many people believe that getting “my guy” in charge will make everything O.K. – - Never has; never will.

        • Mike In MI

          I won’t say much about Bankers and Corporations. They comeand go witht eh money supply and people’s willingness to put their money in them. No money they die.
          However there is a very powerfull reason why Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran Afganistan and a whole bunch of other “…istans” have long been and are still sand pits (even though at one time hey may have been “like the garden of God”). -Cultural success, both socio- and agri-, has a lot to do with what you pray to…or don’t.

        • meteorlady

          While I agree with you – I have to ask – how many people on this site have pulled their money from the big banks – especially the ones that took bail outs?

          I personally took all my money and put it into a small local credit union that is non-profit. Works well, I get good service and I love the locations and people. I can also bank buy internet and mail so it’s a win win for me and my business.

          How many people have changed their automobile insurance to 20th Century because of their low teaser rates? They are formerly AIG.

          Fact is – we don’t have to support these people. Support small local banks and keep the money in your communities.

          • Dan az

            meteorlady
            I did its Arizona credit union!

          • Mike In MI

            Meatierlady -
            You’ve got it, Girl. Get back to what DeToquiville thought was admirable about America two centuries ago. Back to basics: God, family, gather-round-the-Gospel and community. We’re vulnerable because we lost hold of what really matters. We’ll be strong when we get back to true principles – whether we live in a huge metropolis or a small municipality in the sticks.
            If my representatives to government go there to be there for some larger interests than what serves us here at home…he’s a traitor.
            Truthfully, if the President sees himself as doing more than that he should be removed. If he sees himself as the servant of international interests of any sort those interests will compel him to degrade and defile who we are and what we need to be our best. When that is taken away America will no longer be America -just another second or thir rateland mass full of worthless protoplasm.

      • Joey

        DOC, not only are you an idiot, but your a blind idiot. First of all anyone who believes everything a political candidate says during a campaign would gladly buy the perverbal bridge. Obama has NOT and IS NOT working to keep his campaign promises. He promised that his administration would be the most “open” administration ever, yet almost everything he and his administration does is behind closed doors, in secret. Obama’s first (and probably only) goal is to destroy this nation and unfortunately is so far, doing a pretty good job of it, mainly because he has the support of blind idiots such as yourself. As far as his being voted the “most admired man”, I too have to wonder who Gallop polled to come up with such a ridiculous conclusion. I’m 75 years old and have never been polled by Gallop or any other polling service, nor do I know of anyone else who has ever been polled by Gallop, and I’ve come to know a lot of people in my 75 years. I’ve lived through more then 15 presidents, some very good and some not so good, but I have never, I repeat NEVER seen a worse administration or one that so brazenly attempts to destroy what this country stands for, but of cause I never thought I would see so many Americans stupid enough to actually support such an administration. I can possibly understand how someone, such as yourself, can be taken in by the bulls__t Obama handed out during his campaign, but I cannot understand how anyone with half a brain can continue to support this so called president even after seeing how incompetent he really is or after seeing what his true agenda is.

        • Doc Sarvis

          There’s the problem; in your last sentence. You see, it is those of us who have complete brains (not half) who can see that President Obama is doing a fine job in difficult circumstances.

          • wayne

            Doc, I can see that you only listen to what Obama says, you certainly do not watch what he is doing to this country, or you would not be making these silly comments. Do to the job I was in, I have worked with people all my life. I think I have a fairly good ability to read people, but I see Obama as most of the folks on this forum see him. Yes, he is out to destroy this country, intentionally or not, we are swiftly heading for that abyss. It is too bad that a few of you folks have a limited ability of seeing what is actually going on in this country. I say this with all good intentions. My mother-in-law always believed that OJ Simpson never killed his wife and her friend. I cold never convince her that OJ was indeed, the killer. I was in law enforcement for over thirty years. I have had some experience working with people. I still believe OJ Simpson killed his wife, and friend, and I believe that Obama is destroying America. There is not anyone that will convince me that this is what is happening and people are afraid to open their eyes.

          • Cathy

            OMG…I’ve felt that American people just seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You saying that he is doing a “fine” job definitely proves that theory.

          • crystal

            A fine job? Doc, you’re opinion is blatantly ludicrous. I refuse to believe you are that blind.

          • Karolyn

            Asolutely! He came right in and hit the ground running. If I recall correctly, Bush sat on his butt being schooled by Cheney for quite some time before he did anything. Then he was forced into doing something by 9/11. He didn’t even know Katrina was coming although it was in the news for days previous to hitting LA.

          • Al Sieber

            You still don’t get it, until we get rid of the Fed. Reserve, we’ll always be controlled.

          • Mike In MI

            Karolyn -
            President Bush did what has always been the job of the Federal Government in handling such things as the New Orleans/Katrina debacle. He waited until he was asked by local governments to go in and provide what assistance was asked for and sought. Media saw and showed their holy ground – a place of holy degradation and depravity – violently overthrown by natural forces and they asserted, “Bush is to
            blame”. That was totally unreasonable and illogical. You still hold it against him because you have no reason nor logic – just the ability to regurgitate what the media tells you to think.
            You’re a sad specimen.

          • Allan Halbert

            Doc-

            Ask most teachers how schools are doing and they’ll say they are doing a fine job too.

    • Butch

      This administration is an abomination. The country will be lucky to survive as a republic because of the things he has done. Everything this administration has done has weakened us morally, financially or militarily. Are we more well respected in the world? Are we financially stronger? Are we stronger militarily? If your answer to any of those questions is “yes” you are either stupid, uninformed, ill-informed or you wish to see the demise of the United States.

      • Doc Sarvis

        Butch concluded; “If your answer to any of those questions is “yes” you are either stupid, uninformed, ill-informed or you wish to see the demise of the United States.”

        I would suggest you might also have a rational view of the issues this administration has dealt with.

        • ValDM

          Rational? Really? What’s rational about trying to spend your way out of debt? If that makes sense to you, then I’m sorry for you. Gov’t. involved in healthcare? My health, or lack of it is no one’s business but mine and my caregiver’s. 3 years of unemployment? Now we have a whole new class of welfare recipients. More people on welfare and food stanps? How about all those “shovel-ready” jobs out there that didn’t exist? TSA goons groping and feeling everyone? This is reational in your mind? How about suing AZ for trying to protect their citizens. This is rational to you? Go look in your Webster’s for the word rational, because I think you don’t have a clue what the word means.

          • meteorlady

            I agree completely.

        • Allan Halbert

          What Obama said in his campaign was vague enough that many who voted for him didn’t know what to expect. “Transparency” undoubtedly lured voters. Let’s think of this as his “resume”. Once in office his priorities were cap and trade, healthcare, and Gitmo. None of those things was the highest priority of Americans, though I’m sure they were among liberals. When it comes to the economy, his measures have largely failed after two years, and increased liabilities at an unprecedented rate. If he were working in the private sector as an executive, he would be fired based on this track record.

    • Tom from Idaho

      Doc, I’d sure like to know, what positive accomplishmments?? You mean crippling national debt? Or maybe you mean shoving Obamacare down our throats, when an overwhelming majority of citizens in this country did not want it? Or maybe unemployment at near-depression levels? or maybe a government takeover of the auto and the banking industries? Or maybe it’s the looming hyperinflation and high taxes that you are so enamored with? I could go on here but I have a business to run, which, by the way, like other small businesses in this country, is down this year. Maybe it is that product of Mr. Obama’s economic policy that you like so much. You tell me what his “positive accomplishments” have been.

      • Doc Sarvis

        This site has a list that is a bit dated (April 2010) so there is more to add. Some of what is listed is modified and some of it you will not see as the right thing to do. But you will have to admit that much of the list is positive change. Here is the list:

        http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.retirement/2010-04/msg00343.html

        • Flynn

          Doc, this Evelyn character is the best propagandist since Joseph Stalin. She forgot to mention the appointment of all of Obama’s highly paid Czars who are immune from Congressional oversight. If you can’t defend your garbage better than this, it may be better just to shut up.

          • Doc Sarvis

            The Czars may be immune from congressional oversight as you say but they are also fairly powerless to effect any change.

          • meteorlady

            They are tax cheats and members of the Goldman-Sachs revolving door into government.

        • crystal

          Thanks for the website Doc, but a key point that would tell you it’s over-the-top perverted liberalism is the fact that it’s written by another professor at another University. Professors who have never left the college campus (graduated and went to work at a University), don’t have knowledge of true living or any form of reality. They live in a world of theories, meaning they never grew up past their late teens or early twenties when they formed clubs on campus that had so much meaning when you’re in college or college age.

          • wayne

            Amen to this , Crystal, I whole heartedly agree with you.

          • Karolyn

            Crystal – Do you know any of these professors and are speaking from firsthand knowledge? I do believe it depends on the school one teaches at for one thing.

    • Mike In MI

      Doc S -
      What the hell? What makes you so oblivious? The Gallup people can go out and find that “special” 13% of scumbags who admire Obumbler and Hillarious Maxanus. Can’t they also target the bunch who can be counted on to tell them they think Bush is preferable to Obumbler? We see again the level of your illogic and ability(?) to think.

      • Doc Sarvis

        My read of what Karolyn posted about the Gallup polling methodology indicates that the sample is quite a random one.

        Note how I respond making a point without insulting you or anyone else.

        • crystal

          Gallup hasn’t been random since it began.

          • Karolyn

            And you know this how?

    • marvin

      Doc Sarvis
      their you go agin blame bush when all other arguments and the facts don,t support you BLAME BUSH,you need help ,if you think a liberal congress and a liberal president that has blew 3 trillion dollars in 2 years and we are no better off then when obama took office, the facts just don,t support you,money will not fix stuped

      • Doc Sarvis

        Marvin,

        Well, at least you didn’t call me stupid. Thanks.

  • http://aol.com sean murrey

    i dont know what the pollsters are smoking i disagree with them as far as i am concorned they are the worst choice.

  • Steve G.

    This has to be the biggest joke of the year!!!! Is it April 1 already? I agree this is why the US is going down the drain if these are the best we can do. They sure didn’t ask my opinion. The polling must have been done by ACORN! Or whatever they’re calling themselves now. Maybe they polled all the terrorists, socialists, marxists and communists that are coming out of the closet since the White House has been taken over by their hero! Yeah, that’s got to be it.

  • Bitter Libertarian

    This is pure rubbish. Their credibility is now zero. Not because I dont favor Obama, but because they obviously didnt ask very many people from different areas.

    Its soooooooeasy to sway these polls its retarted to even listen to them any longer.

    Besides Gallup is corporate and no doubt getting kick backs in some form. Its just another mainstream media news clap trap

    • Karolyn

      How does Gallup polling work?
      Gallup polls aim to represent the opinions of a sample of people representing the same opinions that would be obtained if it were possible to interview everyone in a given country.

      The majority of Gallup surveys in the U.S. are based on interviews conducted by landline and cellular telephones. Generally, Gallup refers to the target audience as “national adults,” representing all adults, aged 18 and older, living in United States.

      The findings from Gallup’s U.S. surveys are based on the organization’s standard national telephone samples, consisting of directory-assisted random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone samples using a proportionate, stratified sampling design. A computer randomly generates the phone numbers Gallup calls from all working phone exchanges (the first three numbers of your local phone number) and not-listed phone numbers; thus, Gallup is as likely to call unlisted phone numbers as listed phone numbers.

      Within each contacted household reached via landline, an interview is sought with an adult 18 years of age or older living in the household who has had the most recent birthday. (This is a method pollsters commonly use to make a random selection within households without having to ask the respondent to provide a complete roster of adults living in the household.) Gallup does not use the same respondent selection procedure when making calls to cell phones because they are typically associated with one individual rather than shared among several members of a household.

      When respondents to be interviewed are selected at random, every adult has an equal probability of falling into the sample. The typical sample size for a Gallup poll, either a traditional stand-alone poll or one night’s interviewing from Gallup’s Daily tracking, is 1,000 national adults with a margin of error of ±4 percentage points. Gallup’s Daily tracking process now allows Gallup analysts to aggregate larger groups of interviews for more detailed subgroup analysis. But the accuracy of the estimates derived only marginally improves with larger sample sizes.

      After Gallup collects and processes survey data, each respondent is assigned a weight so that the demographic characteristics of the total weighted sample of respondents match the latest estimates of the demographic characteristics of the adult population available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Gallup weights data to census estimates for gender, race, age, educational attainment, and region.

      • Bitter Libertarian

        Do you believe everything you read?

        The Federal reserve act of 1913 says that “the Federal reserve will stabilize the economy”..thats a LIE tooo…

      • Kim

        I’ve never, in my 56 years been polled either…who the hell are they talking to? I agree that if these are the popular choices, we’re doomed.

        • Bitter Libertarian

          If they call, where are they getting their call lists? I believe I have my numbers on the “National do-not call lists!” Soooooooo WHO are they calling!!!! LOL

          • libertytrain

            I’m on the do not call list as well but I think they may be exempt like political call crud is.

      • L. Banks

        This is what Gallup would put out as its propagada, but the question is do they really do what they say they do. The other problem is how is the questioned phrased to the individual. It may be posed in such a way to elicit an OBAMA response.

        Let us look at Gallup. They are part of the daily press, they are consultants on management, they have a university and they publish material for management. The fact is Gallup is part of the media and as such the media is currently bowing to George Soros through Media Matters and other of his controlling groups. If you want to survive in the media you must do the will of Soros.

        As for the poll itself, i don’t think much of it because the left and Soros want to paint this man as the savior, but the spirit the heart knows he is in league with evil. This is not a perfect world so evil can pull the wool over many an eye and try to do its worst, but we all know how it will end…..

        • Bitter Libertarian

          Thank You, Well said!

      • Flynn

        Karolyn, how can galluping King George poll unlisted numbers? I’m told that a few people pay dearly for these numbers, so they can give them out to a choice few. I doubt if any telephone company will betray their trust by giving them out to any media pollster. Stop drinking the kool-aid.

        • meteorlady

          Didn’t I just read that most people in the United Stated now don’t have a land line? How does Gallup get their cell phone numbers to make these polling calls?

      • crystal

        Naivete. The turnover of Congress on a massive level this past November 2, 2010, shows just how polls don’t work.

      • meteorlady

        So I conclude by your post that you have cut and pasted a portion of this so we will all “believe”. All the media, including Gallup is controlled by a very few elites and they are mostly rich elites that are interested in One World Order and the bringing down of the United States so they can achieve their goals of power over the masses.

      • Allan Halbert

        Well, if Obama has been scientifically determined to be the most admired man, then he has good justification repeal the healthcare bill that Gallup Polls tell us Americans are not happy with.

  • TIME

    As far as poles go, do they really have any value, that is other than a TOOL to tell you what to think?

    Think about it, no really think about it….. The answer is simple you are being “manipulated, thus you are being controlled.”

    Also keep in mind that poles are run in areas where the direction of the pole will sustaing its self.
    So if you ask do you like Cheese, you first go where cheese sales are the highest, then you break it down to what homes use the most cheese, then and only then do you ask if they like cheese.
    Can I make this any more clear????????

    “The mind is like a Parachute, it has to be OPEN to WORK.”

    • Karolyn

      See my response above explaining how Gallup works. They have an even longer explanation available.

      • TIME

        Karolyn,

        I don’t know what you do for a living, but what I posted is far more accurate than anything you will find on any sight known to human kind.

        As in your in my boat thus I know the rules of the sea far better than any propaganda anyone can post.
        I have made a very good living at this game. Though Music is my end, its really all the same when you strip away the very paper thin veneer.

        • Karolyn

          Time – I’m in Human Services. My post was directly from the Gallup website.

          • JC

            What does one do in “Human Services”
            What does that mean?
            Just curious…

          • Mick

            Karolyn says:
            December 30, 2010 at 9:27 am
            Time – I’m in Human Services. My post was directly from the Gallup website.
            ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((9

            Karolyn ,,,,,Define Human now days !Liberals think that people who cut others people heads off are human too…

          • L. Banks

            You may be in human services, but you certainly are in agreement with the liberal, progressives. Are you blind to what is happening in this country? Do you know who Geoge Soros is and why he backed Obama? Do you think this country is financially sound as it contintues to print money that is worthless? Do you know anything about Saul Alinsky and why Obama taught his method as a Community Organizer? Have you not researched Obama’s background and would know he is a member of so many leftist groups such as Democratic Socialists of America • New Party/Progressive Chicago • Communist Party • Committees of Correspondence • Labor Movement • ACORN & Project Vote • Annenbeg Challenge and Woods Fund?

            You obviously like to research so do it on Obama and Soros and see what they intend for this country before it is too late.

          • TIME

            Karolyn,

            I have been in the Music biz for 40 plus years, during that time we have created real music, and “contrived music.” If you listen to any music today its been “REMASTERED” ever wounder what that means?
            This is the deal, music can make you do anything based on a few factors, beats per minute or BPM – also editing out any highs and lows, what creates The control factor are “Vibrations.”
            We all run on Vibrations, each one of us feels them and they have a direct effect on you from a sub level.

            When making a movie soundtract we see the movie, then we control the effects of each single shot down to a simple compound note combining TONE, BPM, and Vibrations ~ to create emotions, thus we can make you cry, laugh, sing, tap your toes, get drepressed, make you angry, make you happy what ever is needed to make the movie work, afterall if the movie sells well you make more money, and that is my job afterall.

            Thus Gallop will employ the exact same factors used in the Music biz, just as a Political “SPIN DOCTOR” will spin a speach to the point where the words make some feel better about themselfs, and then promote what ever agenda they are looking to push, and yet oddly they never say anything at all. Its all a feel good thing with no other value.
            Again its not DemO V RebO ~ its ~ CONTROL v YOU.

            Your told by alledged polls what’s truth and whats not.
            Its that simple, the polls are done just as I noted above, I could care less what they post as TRUTHS. Propaganda is what it is pure and simple.
            “The truth has been dead for years, it was killed by GREED, then buried by Power.”

            Everyone is being groomed to be like one another to do what your told based on reasons that have no merit to you but give away your freedoms to the ones who “LUST POWER & have nothing but GREED” in their hearts.

          • meteorlady

            So Karo – I have another question. You are in Human Services. You are paid to do that job right?

            So I work for a private charity in my county and it’s all volunteer – no one gets a paycheck. All the money that we raise goes to the person in need. Our only requirements are that they are trying to make a living and educate themselves to be responsible citizens. I also work for Habitat for Humanity. Our local chapter is one of the few chapters in the World that has only volunteers – no one is paid. We have quite a few success stories – people that have savings accounts for the first time in their lives, people that have started their own businesses and are successful, children attending schools and getting good grads. Our entire objective is to help people HELP THEMSELVES, not give them something for nothing in order enslave them.

            What are your Human Services success stories – are most of the people that you counsel out working and being responsible citizens, going to school to get a better life, or do they come back week are week because if they don’t they don’t get their government check?

          • Karolyn

            Meteorlady – I am actually an AmeriCorps volunteer, paid a minimal living expense via a grant to work with a domestic and sexual assault agency. I do not generally work directly with clients but am in sexual assault outreach, generally trying to help change our rape-prone society by debunking myths, exposing the truth about sexual assault and getting more victims to report, thereby assuring more perpetrators are punished. Ultimately, after getting my degree, I will be working with alcohol and drug dependent people.

          • Karolyn

            Mick -It doesn’t matter what somebody does, they are still human beings.

          • libertytrain

            JC – your question reminded me of an old Twilight Zone episode – with a book the aliens came to Earth with entitled “How to Serve Mankind” and in the end it was discovered a little too late that it was a cookbook.

          • Karolyn

            JC – Human Services is working in the helping professions – counseling, advocacy, social work, etc.

          • JC

            Karolyn, read your description above.
            Good for you. 10 yr AA grad myself.

        • Mike In MI

          Hey, TIME,

          I guess we just must face the facts:
          There are a lot of people out there who think they’re sky-divers. But they jumped from the plane with out a ‘chute.
          Also, a lot of the people who got bags to put on their backs before they jumped have muslin in their packs.

          • TIME

            Mike, Oh how true that is.. Have a safe and happy New Years

        • Norm

          TIME

          You can have no greater or lesser dominion than the one over yourself. The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
          Leonardo da Vinci

          • TIME

            Really Norm,
            Then please do explain; Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, All The Cesar’s, to in cluce the Borgia Pope’s, Pol Pot, Mao, Castro, just to name a few off the top of my head.

            Its all well and fine to have a fantasy’s to live in. Yet oddly thats one of the main reasons why the Telie works so well on the mass’s, they stuff thier heads in the Tube of the absurd ~ then forget to remove it, or to think outside the BOX.

            I am sure all the Slaves working in the Cotton fields at 120* of heat In the deep south felt that way as per Leonardo Da Vinci quote.

            As well I am sure that its also applicable to the Millions of Jews who were killed by both the Russians & Germans.
            I am sure that those Jews were all shouting that historic quote as they were shot or gassed.

            Thanks for the quote Norm it makes me feel so much better now.

      • Flynn

        Gallup has to work only with the data that it has and no more. This data does not and can not include data obtained from unlisted numbers.

      • crystal

        …and it’s still a lie.

    • Karolyn

      Yes, I just read “Damned Lies..” for Soc. 205, so I am aware of the pitfalls.

  • nw

    This poll must have been taken in China, Russia and Mexico.

    • JC

      Or Chicago….probably at an Oprah Winfrey taping.

  • Jo Ann

    If one checks out the December “Whistleblower” magazine on George Soros, you will understand how some of these progressives got into office in the first place, and it is probably Soros, funding the polls,just as he is controlling the direction of this country.

    • meteorlady

      George Soros is very open about bringing down the United States. He has been quoted as saying we are the only country that stands in the way of one world order. He believe we are all little lab animals to be socially experimented with. He is evil and corrupt. He loves power and has a bent perspective about life and freedoms. He has been indicted in various countries for insider trading and he has been convicted in France. He almost brought the Bank of England to it’s knees with his currency trading.

      In the month leading up to the elections, when Hillary was ahead in the polls, Lehman started to fail along with Bear Stearn. At that point some $2 BILLION dollars disappeared from the Stock Market in less than 2 hours. Once that happened, Obama gained a lead and was ultimately elected because the entire financial collapse was blaimed on Bush. Most believe that it was Soros who engineered this. He was and is one of Obama’s biggest backers.

      He is egotistical and I can’t believe that the United States even let him enter.

      • Dan az

        meteorlady
        I feel the same way and I know that the puppet master will get his strings cut.One way or another!

  • Shearwater

    I imagine Gallup took the survey based on populations on the west coast and east coast where all the liberal tend to settle. The content of a man’s character is eminently more important that his general overall acceptance. It would be very interesting to localize the survey to different defined areas of the country represented by different religious and socio-economic groups of people. This would be very revealing.

  • singer23

    Where was this poll taken? It must have been in Watts and Harlem!

  • Shearwater

    Generally I have found that when candidates for office send out a poll it is designed with leading questions so that they come out with what they want to poll for and then use that poll to control the thinking of easily led people who don’t think for themselves but follow the crowd.

  • http://OprahtheSCUMARTIST Jean

    What kind of trophy does he get for this – and just what did it cost the Dem-wits to secure it?

    • JC

      He’ll probably another Nobel paper weight.

  • Ilene

    There was a guy who duped Harvard in Cambridge, Ma. much the same way, Obama duped America. What candidate gets into the senate without vetting? What president hides his records and spends 2 million—probably Soros paying, sealing college records, birth records, writings. Bill Ayers wrote that DREAMS crap book. Read D’Souza’s book and you’ll have a new view of this evil man.

    • HighlanderJuan

      Ilene, the elections in 2008 was the only one in which neither candidate was a natural born citizen and neither was eligible to become president. This candidate failure was, of course, hidden from the voters by the ruling elite who wanted uncontrolled power over the American people and their wealth.

      There has been only one other usurper to the presidency – that was Chester Arthur, and he also destroyed records of his past. Outlaws always act the same way when confronted with exposure.

      It seems only the criminally inclined are likely to run for a political office that they know very well they are not eligible to hold. This presents the best argument for us to select future leaders from random pages of a random telephone book. That selection process would largely eliminate the corrupt and power hungry members of our communities from being chosen by a ruling elite that none of us control.

      And besides, anyone of us can do as bad a job as Obama has done and still be loved by the people. (that’s a joke, folks).

      • wayne

        I can’t say I would like McCain as a president, but least he was in the military and fought for this country. Besides, he went through 5 years of hell in a North Vietnamese prison. Has Obama ever served his country by going into the military. Maybe, just maybe, he was afraid to try and go into the military as they would check his background too well. The Democrats should have vetted him better when he ran for president, but obviously they did not. What a shame.

        • Flynn

          Things are improving. We even have the liberals at MSNBC asking for his birth certificate now.

      • crystal

        McCain was born on a U.S. military base.

        • wayne

          Your right Crystal, and that makes him a US citizen. Thanks for the post. I don’t understand why certain people can’t get that through their heads.

      • PATRICIA

        Your wrong, Mcain was born on a US base to two natural born citizen of the US. His father was in the US Navy. Get your facts straight.

  • bob N

    I’m a salesman and come in contact with over 200 people a month. I have never met a person who admires Obama except two black people. Other black people that I meet are ashamed he is black. Where do they get there polling data from Harlem? They need to check the real world.

    I agree with Time except to see you must open your eyes….

    • marvin

      bob N
      some people are blind to the truth and facts if oprah or obama or cnn hln msnbc or the other liberals say it it must be true even if facts don,t support it,you just can not fix stuped you replace it with knowledge,[fighting for truth&justice in the american way where is superman now that we need him

  • Victoria DeLacy

    That looks like liberally manufactured hot air to me – where do they get “most admired man in America” from an Occupant of the Oval Office (can’t even call him President…where’s the birth certificate proving native-born citizenship as is required of all Presidents by our Constitution?) whose approval rating has declined to under 40%? Most Americans have seen through Obama and depriving him of power in the House this year was the first installment of evidence to that effect – next will be our taking back of the Senate in 2011 followed by getting a good life-respecting Republican (hopefully Mike Pence of Indiana?) President to replace him in 2012! There is yet hope, but it is NOT in the DNC!

    • BobbyB

      How could that be if GWB rounds out the top 5?? Just askin~

      • meteorlady

        Bush was a RINO and was in favor of One World Order as was his father.

        • JC

          That’s a Fact!

  • Tom SC

    I will never believe another Gallop Poll. It seems they have Galloped away from reality and their imagination is leaning left.

    • Karolyn

      Did you ever stop to think that you could be wrong? Let’s face it. As indicated, current and previous presidents are always on the list. No matter what, people will always admire someone who has reached such a height.

      • Flynn

        Perhaps immediately after their first election to that high office but not two years into a failed administration where even the Czars are bailing out in droves!

      • Mike In MI

        Karolyn -
        I suppose your tenacity is admirable in some way – I don’t know what. But the harder you hold on to and sqweeze s%!+ the more it goes through your fingers

      • crystal

        Not this time.

  • Dan Smith

    The danger to our Republic, our Constitution, our liberties and our lives is very real: We have a Marxist President with a radical agenda foreign to our heritage with his finger on the nuclear trigger. His paternity and citizenship are suspect. He takes great pains to hide his background from us. He was educated by Muslims, Communists, and at Harvard, enemies all. He emerged into the public eye from the cesspool of Chicago politics. As a “community organizer”, he got poor folks on the dole and squandered public funds in a failed attempt to subvert public schools to an ideological agenda. He attended a Chicago Church whose hate-America Pastor is a foul-mouthed servant of Satan. He is close friends with known terrorists. He admires and bows before oil potentates and tin-pot dictators. (We have pictures.) He treats America’s traditional allies with contempt. He hates Jews, Israel, America, and Whitey. He lies so easily and so often it is troubling. Based on his past & current associations, Barack Obama would never even qualify for a DOD Security Clearance; now he is Commander in Chief and fecklessly taking steps to disarm us in the sight of our enemies. Does that make you feel safe at night? Fellow Patriots, Barack Obama is a danger to your Life, Liberty, and Property and a disgrace to America! Barack Obama must go!

    • http://none Charles F

      I’m 86years old. I’ve seen a lot in my life. I say amen to that.

    • Dan az

      Dan Smith
      You sound like a very informed man and I would guess to say that you belong to a site that I would love to visit.Can you direct me to it?

  • HighlanderJuan

    Because their party has been taken over by the progressives and communists, I will never vote for a democrat again.

  • J.M.R.

    wheres the nut house that they toke this poll from.

  • Dianne

    If obama is the most admired man in America one can only assume all the leftist loons and the home grown terrorists voted exclusively.

  • Gary Husted

    This can not be serious. I concur, the Gallop Poll is totally discredited in my mind. This guy is the biggest threat our country has ever faced. Period.

    • Karolyn

      And I’m sure that when Gallup comes out with a poll that favors something you’re behind, you will once again think that Gallup is upright and honorable.

      • Bitter Libertarian

        Some may be react that way Karolyn, but not all. I dont doubt that gallup did a poll, I doubt the credibility of their “results” and how they obtained those results.
        For instance…if one’s number is on the National Do not call list does that make them exempt from a call from gallup? Where do they get these numbers from?
        As in all mainstream media there is always a portion of truth they distribute, but you have to be smart enough to know what is hype and what is truth. If you rely on one source of news, your hopeless as far as knowing the truth. You have to go to multiple (Like I do) of numerous sources.

      • Flynn

        Sure! But don’t the liberals, the communists, the Marxist, and everyone else do the same. All are constantly looking for people who agree with us. How else can a consensus be achieved?

      • marvin

        Karolyn
        give it a rest you are out gunned and out voted most on here belive in , god guns and the constitution not kick out god take your guns and distort the constitution,most are for helping hands not handouts ,most are for less goverment not more,most want freedom to run their own life not goverment run

      • crystal

        When is that?

      • meteorlady

        Karo – you can assume that when the next Gallup pole comes out I won’t believe it either. It’s not a matter of believing, it’s a matter of who owns the corporation that owns gallup?

  • David

    Who was polled besides the putrescent one himself? Michelle, his? kids, Valarie Jarret? All Soros funds need to be frozen immediately, he is a trator to anyone but himself. That would put a small dent in His (Soros)handlers (Rothschilds) wallet. Shut down the Rothschilds American branch bank, the “Fed”. Stop shopping at Wal-Mart, it’s not that much cheaper, and we need to start supporting America again, not China. Hold special elections and fire Congress, start over with people with morals, you need those to be able to represent people, but not to represent “too big to fail” corporations. Let them fail, someone else will fill the void.

    • wayne

      I am currently in Florida. I read yesterday how many jobs are being sent to China, India, Mexico, Brazil and a few other countries. They say that is where are the action is occuring now. For the first two years of Obama’s presidency the only thing he had in mind was that stupid health care bill, and the Cap & Tax bill. He did not do a darn thing to create more jobs in this country. Now that he has all his pet projects achieved, and the election is only two years ago, I am sure that he will try to impress the voters again that he is wanting to create more jobs. If you can, go to the St. Petersburg paper on Dec. 29th and read that article. It is very scary. If that article is correct, you can expect more jobs to go over to these countries. I am looking forward to a dismal future for the next generation. Obama is not the answer folks.

      • meteorlady

        You are correct. Ford just announced that it will be closing it’s Minnesota plant and moving because it does not meet their international plans. That’s just the start again…..

        The fact is that we are currently the second highest corporate tax in the WORLD TODAY. Only Japan is ahead of us and they are indicating that they are going to lower their rates to attract businesses. You cannot keep taxing business and expect to get jobs created – it just doesn’t work that way. It’s logical to say that as a business person I would not hire if I didn’t have a strong belief that we are coming back – I haven’t seen or heard of anything that would raise my expectations so I’m not hiring and am currently considering shutting my doors and retiring or working for someone else.

        • JC

          Ford has a HUGE plant going in Brazil now.

  • Ken

    The Gallup Poll is just another bought and paid for group of lackeys. Just like everything in DC and Wall Street.

  • http://AUTORECYCLINGMALL.NET TOM

    STAND TOGETHER PATRIOT AMERICANS.THE LIBERAL MEDIA IS TRYING TO MAKE US THINK WE ARE A MINORITY.WE ARE THE SILENT MAJORITY AND NEED TO GET LOUD NOW.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

  • Brian

    Are we really that stupid as a Nation? Obama is a plant from the CIA to run the country down into the ground. He is a puppet AND HIS GOAL TO DESTROY OUR REBUPLIC AND PAVE THE WAY FOR WORLD GOVERNMENT. Please tell me anything he has done to constructively help this country long term? PLEASE prove me wrong, I want to me wrong, but there is no evidence of any improvement. The debt, deficit, price of gold warning us, unemployment, balancing the budget ,bailouts, not expaNDING THE WARS, VACATIONS ON THE TAX PAYERS dime, ENVIRONMENTAL DIASTERS, socialist laws, corporate take overs, fascism policies, take over of health care, constitution being completely ignored, his Czars backgrounds are leftist extremist, oh my God HELP US! The elite do this out of contempt of our complete stupidness! They are laughing at us and how they have lined us up for THIRD WORLD AMERICA status. YOUR KIDS ARE SCREWED UNLESS THEY ARE BRILLIANT, PLEASE PEOPLE SEE THE LIGHT, are we so morally bankrupt we can no longer reason with common sense when SO MANY FACTS ARE PRESENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • wayne

      I am sorry to say this, Brian, but our young kids of today are not being taught to think of being American Patriots. The break down in family values, our school system, and our governement is to blame for this sad state of affairs.

  • David

    Vote for me for President,I will fix everything, be transparent, and I really would love to have a job where I could go golfing whenever a crisis arose, got paid for life, healthcare for life, and 6 months vacation a year. Hell I’ll even close the borders.

    • Flynn

      David, when you become president, please make me your vice president. I’ll share that six-month vacation with you. I’ll even give lip service to everything you do (and do not do) as president.

    • marvin

      David
      AS WILSON SAID TO OBAMA YOU LIE,you got my vote now

      • http://none Charles F

        David:
        You couldn’t do worse than OB. You have my vote.

  • http://yahoo Edward

    I’ll tell it like it is take your poll and stick it! I hope it’s is 12ft long.The people that took there poll liers just like Boboma!.

  • http://www.newsandopinions.net Bill Stanley

    Admire? I hate Czar Obama! http://www.newsandopinions.net

  • Mick

    David says:
    December 30, 2010 at 8:35 am
    Vote for me for President,I will fix everything, be transparent, and I really would love to have a job where I could go golfing whenever a crisis arose, got paid for life, healthcare for life, and 6 months vacation a year. Hell I’ll even close the borders.
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
    David …………..All Plaisanteries aside our dumb society actually bought it………..

    • David

      Yes they did, hook line and sinker. On that note, If I was elected I would do what I say, more likely I would be shot at my inauguration, or the day after I fired all the czars, and shut down the fed, and imprisoned Soros.

  • Brian

    He can not even produce a ligitimate birth certificate!!!!!! We are all worried about the future and does this guy fill us with any confidence?

  • Carl

    Was Gallup sold to China?

  • Rex

    The things with these polls are, is that they’re fixed. They are fixed in such a way to manipulate the answer the person will give them. And of course, people most people in this country and other countries have their head in the sand when it comes to major issues in the country and world. They take the answer of those of Obama, and the media which constantly feeds the masses BS as gospel. One of the questions of manipulation could be “Who is likely to be more popular in this country with you and your friends, A.) Obama B.) Saddam Hussein C.) George Soros D. Osama bin Laden. The constant manipulation of pollster questions are such that will reflect what the hype and crap the media wants to shovel to us. So no, it does not surprise me that THEIR poll reflects that he is the most popular person in America. The combination of totally uninformed Americans (ones that don’t do their own research) and the manipulative media is a DANGEROUS combination. Together over a LOOOOOOONG period of time will cause the masses to be manipulated into such a way that the media wants them to be and not into what a well informed person should be. So we either do our own research and learn to cut through all the hype and BS or we believe the BS that the media and pollsters feed us. Truly we’re in a Matrix, watch that movie, if you haven’t already and you will see what kind of world has been created for us.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    How about a poll that asks, “Who is the most despised man in America?” I venture a guess that Obama would win that one too.

    • American2010

      AMEN Brother! My thoughts exactly.

    • Mick

      2WarAbnVet says:
      December 30, 2010 at 9:22 am
      How about a poll that asks, “Who is the most despised man in America?” I venture a guess that Obama would win that one too.

      Good one 2WarAbnVet but you don’t honestly think that they actually would ask this question knowing what the answer would be it would defeat their purpose…

  • American2010

    LOL, LOL, LOL!!! I need the rolling on his back and side in hilarious laughter that yahoo has in emotions on YM for this one. Who’d they poll?! There own employees with a threat of losing their jobs if they didn’t vote for o & h. That is ridiculous! The most mistrusted maybe, possibly even despised, but admired…? yeah, OK/

  • David

    Who finished second again? Was it Al sharpton, that post racist beacon of light! LMAO

  • The ‘American’

    The results you get from ‘polls’ depends on who you ask! Many ‘polls’ are ‘salted’ for specific intended results. That goes for ALL polls taken.
    As it was once said by the NAZI propaganda machine, — ” IF YOU TELL A BIG ENOUGH LIE LONG ENOUGH, IT BECOMES THE TRUTH”

  • northbrook

    I don’t know who they polled but I knowmostof the people that I know would not have placedMr Obama or Mrs Clinton at the top of their list for mostpopular. As a matter of fact they would not have made most lists.

  • da norseman

    Some of these polls are a joke!

    • Dan az

      actually I think this one was a joke and nobody got it!

  • Nuts

    Anyone that admirers political figures like that just don’t look for good qualities in people. HONORABLE Barney Frank, HONORABLE Harry Reid. You have got to be kidding. Putting HONORABLE in front of their names don’t make them honorable. Gallop needs to find another line of work. If Obama and Clinton are the best we have we are none to good!
    I just love it when my text editor doesn’t recognize Obama. I don’t either!

  • Marty

    who ever said that obie was there most admired person needs to be put in the same boat with obis & hillary and sent back to kenya. since he won’t produce his birth certificate then he is a undocumented illegal alien. He has committed crimes against this country its people and has ignored the constitution. lets feed him to Iran!!!!

  • Henry Ledbetter

    They did not take this pole in the part of the country I live in. I would be hard pressed to find two people out of 1000 strangers and people I know that would admire President Obama.

  • Mike Berman, Ph.D.

    I just can’t admire anyone who has a philosophy of forcing us to pay for people who don’t deserve it and forcing us to pay for services that we don’t want! If this poll is truly accurate, and that’s a big assumption, then most of the people in this country are either extremely misguided or just plain sick!

    • Bitter Libertarian

      Not Most, just the Morons they called off the “Love Omama phone tree”

      • Doc Sarvis

        How does that explain Bush placing so high?

  • http://Yahoo Rob

    “Most admired man in America”??? Well….this is only the beginning of the many “Dog and Pony” shows we will be seeing regarding Obama.. election 2012 has now begun. Many seed planting programs will hit the media to SWAY you and convince you that OBAMA is the man…be prepared!!

    • Mick

      Rob says:
      December 30, 2010 at 10:29 am
      “Most admired man in America”??? Well….this is only the beginning of the many “Dog and Pony” shows we will be seeing regarding Obama.. election 2012 has now begun. Many seed planting programs will hit the media to SWAY you and convince you that OBAMA is the man…be prepared!
      *****************************************
      You know Rob,telling people in our society to be prepared is pretty much as effective as beating your head against a brick wall!
      This political crap has been going on for decades and drastically accentuated by the democrats over the past years and still the public don’t bother to see it, as long as their little lives haven’t been affected to the full affect of these loons policies they won’t bother to try to understand the value of liberty.

  • Cathy

    No one has ever asked me to participate in the Gallup poll. I’m 63. However, these names would not even enter my mind.

    People should strive to be the person THEY would most admire and quit living through others.

    • Del in Wi

      I am 75 have never been contacted. However polls can be very deceiving, when you want to favor the Democrats you take it in a blue State area. If you want to favor Republicans you take it is a Red State area

  • jopa

    Wayne You say McCain was a war hero bullcrap.He spent most of his time in the Hanoi Hilton in a life of luxury and he was not shot down but ran out of fuel,He was only given enough for a one way trip on the carrier because he flew like a terrorist and didn’t know how to land.Thus saving many American sailor lives.

    • wayne

      Jopa, Yes! I hear you. They broke his arms in the Hanoi Hotel. Where did you receive your information? If you notice he can not even raise his hands over his head. Even though I did not want him for a president, he would still have been my choice over the Marxist we have in there now. Voting for some one coming out of the dark (unknown) was a stupid mistake by the gullible people, and the greedy news media. I can tell your not doing your homework. Maybe it is because I am retired and I can do more research than you.

      • http://none Charles F

        Jopa:

        Where did you come up with that slanderous information on a genuine American hero. As a Veteran and a registered Democrat (in honor of my Father) I voted for McCain. He never hid anything, and never made a lot of promises that anyone should know the President can’t keep.

      • http://marcum@wildblue.net coal miner

        Wayne,

        No they didn’t

        Stories Thursday, Dec 30 2010 6PM 5°C 9PM 4°C 5-Day Forecast How war hero John McCain betrayed the Vietnamese peasant who saved his lifeLast updated at 01:10 23 March 2008

        Comments (1) Add to My Stories In all the tales of wartime courage peppering John McCain’s presidential campaign trail, perhaps the most outstanding example of selfless heroism involves not the candidate but a humble Vietnamese peasant.
        On October 26, 1967, Mai Van On ran from the safety of a bomb shelter at the height of an air raid and swam out into the lake where Lieutenant Commander McCain was drowning, tangled in his parachute cord after ejecting when his Skyhawk bomber was hit by a missile.
        In an extraordinary act of compassion at a time when Vietnamese citizens were being killed by US aerial bombardments, he pulled a barely conscious McCain to the lake surface and, with the help of a neighbour, dragged him towards the shore.
        Scroll down for more…
        Reunited: Senator McCain and his Vietnamese rescuer Mai Van On in Hanoi in 1996
        And when a furious mob at the water’s edge began to beat and stab the captured pilot, Mr On drove them back.
        Nearly three decades later, a Vietnamese government commission confirmed he was indeed the rescuer and, in a 1996 meeting in Hanoi, McCain embraced and thanked Mr On and presented him with a Senate memento.
        From that brief encounter to his death at the age of 88 two years ago, Mr On never heard from the senator again, and three years after their meeting, McCain published an autobiography that makes no mention of his apparent debt to Mr On.
        It is a snub Mr On took to his death.
        His widow, Bui Thi Lien, 71, said: ?In his last years, my husband was very sad sometimes.
        He would say, ‘Mr McCain has forgotten me.’
        ?Mr McCain would be dead if it weren’t for my husband. He would never have returned to his family and he wouldn’t be in the presidential race today.?
        Last week on a visit to Britain to meet Gordon Brown, McCain paid tribute to the role played by British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan – comments that carried extra weight in the light of McCain’s own wartime exploits.
        In his 1999 autobiography, Faith Of My Fathers, which laid the ground for his first, unsuccessful run for president in 2000, McCain wrote a Boy’s Own-style narrative of his rescue: ?When I came to, I was being hauled ashore on two bamboo poles.
        Scroll down for more…
        To the rescue: John McCain, lying on his back across a bamboo log, is saved by villagers – including Mai Van On – after his jet was shot down in 1967
        ?A crowd of several hundred Vietnamese gathered around me as I lay dazed before them, shouting wildly at me, stripping my clothes off, spitting on me, kicking and striking me repeatedly.?
        What followed, according to McCain, was five-and-a-half years of torture and brutal beatings as a prisoner of war – an account that has given a steely edge to his candidacy by establishing him as a true American war hero.
        But the story is at odds with the version uncovered by Vietnam veteran Chuck Searcy, who lives in Hanoi and is in charge of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund.
        ?In 1995, Mr On gave me a letter he wanted me to deliver to McCain,? said Searcy.
        ?’It said, ‘I am the guy who pulled you out of the lake and I have followed your progress over the years. I wish the best for you and your family and I hope some day you will be president of the United States.’
        ?I thought it was endearing. I sent the letter to McCain’s office and I got back a sniffy response from some assistant saying, ‘Mr McCain isn’t interested in these fanciful stories.’?
        Scroll down for more…

        Republican candidate John McCain met French President Nicholas Sarkozy this week
        Indeed, claiming to have saved McCain had by then become something of a cottage industry in Hanoi.
        Searcy, 63, recalled: ?There had been a lot of preposterous claims, but I asked the neighbours around the lake if it was true and they said that was exactly how it happened.?
        The story was also confirmed by the Vietnamese government.
        Later in 1995, Searcy met McCain at a veterans’ reunion in Washington.
        He said: ?I mentioned the story of Mr On to him, and told him it was true. He said, ‘Hell, I would like to meet this guy – I’ll set it up.’?
        McCain, then a senator closely involved in rebuilding US-Vietnam relations, visited Hanoi in 1996, and a meeting was arranged with Searcy and Mr On.
        Searcy said: ?Mr On was a wiry little guy. He looked as if he had only ever shaved once or twice and he had his old uniform on.
        ?He raced up to McCain and kept repeating his name as he embraced him.?
        Then, through an interpreter, Mr On recounted the events of that day as McCain listened.
        ?He launched into a very emotional description,? said Searcy.
        ?Suddenly they saw this parachute coming down into their small lake.
        ?Everybody was afraid because they knew it was an American pilot and they didn’t know what to do.
        ?He said he just instinctively grabbed this big bamboo log and threw it into the water and jumped in after it.
        ?One of his neighbours joined him and the two of them swam out to the parachute.
        ?Apparently McCain had broken both arms and one leg, and had sunk to the bottom, but they pulled him out of the lake.
        ?When they got to the bank, a couple of men attacked McCain, breaking his shoulder with a rifle butt and stabbing his leg, before Mr On stopped them.
        ?That day, he saved McCain from drowning and then from maybe being killed by the mob.
        ?McCain listened but there was no dramatic response. He just nodded, said, ‘Thank you very much,’ and gave Mr On a little Senate seal.
        ?It was the kind of thing you buy in the souvenir shop in the Senate basement.
        ?But Mr On, to the day he died, treated it as if it were a Congressional Medal of Honour.?
        But although McCain appeared to believe the story, it was one he would later seem to ignore in his autobiography and there was no more contact between the two men.
        When Mr On died in 2006, an email was apparently sent to McCain’s office requesting a message of condolence for the family. There was no response.
        Whether or not McCain believed Mr On is unclear.
        But his refusal to acknowledge his heroism is likely to fuel other, more damaging allegations that McCain exaggerated elements of his PoW ordeal in Hoa Lo prison.
        Phung Van Chung, 70, who was a Communist Party official at the time, claims McCain was quickly singled out for softer treatment, adding: ?I found out he was the son of an American admiral, so the top people wanted to keep him as a live witness so they could use him for negotiations.?
        Mr On’s son-in-law, Nguyen Ngoc Toan, said: ?Before he died, he told us not to sell the medal McCain gave him.
        He said, ‘If any of the grandchildren ever go to America, having it might help them.’?
        In 2000, McCain, by then a presidential candidate, visited the lake that almost claimed his life.
        ?His entourage was outside our house but Mr McCain just passed by,? said Mr On’s widow, who insists she bears no grudge.
        Behind her calm words, however, lies an anxiety to right the injustice she feels her husband suffered.
        As we prepared to leave she clutched my hand and said: ?Please help us to remind Mr McCain what my husband did.
        ?Just a few words will be enough to let the family know that he is grateful.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-542277/How-war-hero-John-McCain-betrayed-Vietnamese-peasant-saved-life.html#ixzz19d2RlUQl

        • Karolyn

          Gee I always knew he was a great guy! Thanks for more info showing how lucky we are he wasn’t elected. To have someone like that together with Palin wuold have been more than we could bear.

          • Karolyn

            The above post was posted as a response to a post about McCain. i don’t know how it ended up here. I was having trouble with the website earlier.

          • Karolyn

            Actually, that long post about McCain and how he would not acknowledgte the vietnamese man who saved his life is now gone! ?????

        • Allan Halbert

          So let me get this straight …a guy gets shot down by a missle and loses five years of his life and has his body broken in the service of his country. And you brush this aside based on the comments of a Communist Party official and some partisan scuttlebutt? Whatever feelings McCain experienced in visiting the sites in Viet Nam, your opinion would be more interesting if you had walked a mile in his shoes. I don’t like McCain as a politician, but even he wouldn’t take the cheap shot you have.

    • Dan az

      Jopa
      let me guess you would have voted for hanoi jane for prez right?I think you and obie won came from the same place!

  • Mick

    Mike In MI says:
    December 30, 2010 at 10:21 am
    Hey, Mick -

    I agree with you that things have got to change quick. It’s funny how the liberal’s, Obumbler and everybody in the liberal camp think they are SO-O-O-o-o-o Sma-a-ht, yet they can’t figure that their hatred of entrepreneurs and capitalists in general is stupid and futile. The next one of them that pipes up about right-wingers in your presence just ask them, “If nobody earns any profits…what are you going to tax? Or, will you gladly take the bread out of their mouths, the roof off from their heads, clothes from their backs or their right to worship the God who they believe loaned it to them…? What happens, Mr Liberal, if you don’t have enough (AWFUL) profit at the end of the month to pay all your own bills?”
    They’ll SAY, “Neither one of those”. But they DO it in a trice.

    *****************************
    Hey Mike,,I have presented that argument many times but to no avail, what can I say, I believe that too many in our population are block heads incapable of understanding simple things, pretty soon 2+ 2 will make 3…….,,,

    • Mike In MI

      Mick, my friend -
      Let’s do the wise thing. Let’s dig up our roots and move to Cuba.
      Castro has given up on socialism. He says what any reasonable person knows in a minutes’ reflection.
      “SOCIALISM DOESN’T WORK…NEVER HAS, NEVER WILL. GIVE UP ON IT, QUIT TRYING IT, RUN AWAY FROM IT AND ANYONE WHO PROMOTES IT. I TRIED IT IN A PLACE THAT’S ABOUT AS CLOSE TO PARADISE AS YOU CAN GET – - – IT STILL ATE US UP AND DESTROYED US NO MATTER HOW MUCH HELP RUSSIA GAVE US. IT’LL DO THE SAME TO YOU. DON’T DO IT…WE-E-e-e tri…”

      Sorry for yellin’. Blame Castro.

  • http://none Henry Stumpf

    THIS IS A JOKE…RIGHT????????
    THESE ARE THE TWO worst!!!!!!

  • Nuts

    I can just see the questions now. Which do you admire most, Obama or hillary? Conclusion Obama and Hillary are the most admired! Get it?

  • Alice

    They certainly didn’t ask ME!!!

  • William

    They are loved in china

  • Crashaxe

    The Gallop Pole is a propaganda tool used by the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations to brainwash the public.
    Don’t you for one second think that the American public picked these two bozos as the most admired people in the world.

  • American Citizen

    I’ve been polled several times in different kinds of polls. The questions are hard to answer as they won’t take the answer you’d like to give. I think the poll takers just put down what they think. I don’t put any faith in polls. They are so skewed.

  • Donel

    NO, I look first when they say, HISTORY IN THE MAKING! as Col Powel put it, on leaving the Republic party.
    This was NO reason to elect an unknowen from Kenya. Couldn’t talk his way out of a shoe box, when campaign against Hillary.
    I Voted for Hillary, but not now as she goes along with the far left, with Obama to CRITICIZES America.
    Obama came from coastal Kenya. Never told his wife and children while there, showing where slaves were kept, that the interior Africans were enslaved WAY BEFORE WHITE MAN CAME THERE. Ask his mentor Rev Write, why dam America, before Africa?
    Read M.i.d.d.l.e Passages African American Journeys to Africa 1787-2005 By James T> Campbell

    • meteorlady

      Hillary has always been far far left. Read her college thesis and some of the papers that you might still be able to find that she wrote. Most have been expunged just like Obama’s records.

  • http://None Razstetter

    This is utter non-sense ! The most admired man in America , …[offensive word removed] !!! Maybe by his own clonies , that’s all. I do believe however that he as well as Harry Reid and [offensive word removed] Nancy Pelosi are the most hated American in this country , except for their own little group of clonies that have their noses so far up these morons asses that they could tell you what they had for breakfast this morning !!!
    Obama , Reid , Pelosi and the liberal democrats are all bumbling , stumbling idiots and need to be removed from the political scene once and for all by voting their worthless asses out of office !!!

  • Merlin

    Most Admired?? Are they kidding?? Where did they conduct this poll? Did they actually ask real prople or did they just take a vote of their office staff?

  • wayne

    I could not find the one article I was looking for. It mentioned all the big companies names who were locating over in China, India, Brazil and several other countries I don’t remember. Here is one article, but it does not give all the other big name companies that are relocating outside the United States. You Democrats had better call your Congress member and start complaining, or you will not be able to find any work in this country in the future. What has Obama done to combat this, Nada, not one thing as he was too busy with his pet projects:

    Jabil cuts 200 local jobs
    The company’s Tampa Bay area work force is half what it was three years ago as it moves manufacturing jobs abroad.
    By JEFF HARRINGTON, Times Staff Writer
    © St. Petersburg Times
    published February 28, 2003

    ——————————————————————————–

    ST. PETERSBURG — Jabil Circuit is cutting up to 200 more jobs at its St. Petersburg headquarters next week, while its foreign work force continues to swell.

    The continuing exodus, which comes on top of cutting 300 Tampa Bay area jobs last month, has raised questions about Jabil’s long-term commitment to manufacturing work in St. Petersburg. The company has increasingly funnelled work to low-cost labor markets outside the United States.

    It marks a dramatic about-face for a tech company that a few years ago boasted more than 3,000 Tampa Bay area workers as one of the biggest public companies on the west coast of Florida. The latest cuts will bring Jabil down to 1,500 employees in the area.

    A contract electronics company, Jabil makes circuit boards and other equipment sold under the names of its customers, including industry leaders such as Cisco Systems Inc., Dell Computer Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co.

    Globally, Jabil has grown over the past month from 24,500 to 26,000 employees as it integrates its recent acquisition of nine factories from Royal Philips Electronics NV. But its U.S. work force has shrunk during the past few years, standing at less than 3,500 as of last month.

    Workers remember the glory days when thousands of Jabil workers kept eight local manufacturing facilities running at full capacity 24 hours a day. Today, workers say Jabil’s St. Petersburg manufacturing hub is a shell of its former self. The company this spring is closing its a 300-employee warranty and repair operation just outside Oldsmar. A majority of the work there is going to Mexico.

    Employees were briefed Wednesday about plans for 175 to 200 more job cuts next week, the company confirmed Thursday. Employees said the company also broached the possibility of eventually closing all Florida manufacturing operations.

    Jabil spokeswoman Lisa Allison confirmed the number of cuts but would not discuss the company’s long-term manufacturing prospects here.

    According to the company’s Web site, Jabil has 600,000 square feet in St. Petersburg, but Allison could not say how much of it is being used. It is vacating 90,000 square feet in Oldsmar.

    By the end of this year, Jabil expects 70 percent of its manufacturing will be in low-cost countries compared to 30 percent in the United States and Western Europe. Three years ago, the ratio was just the opposite.

    Workers have complained about the job-shifting strategy, but Jabil chief executive Tim Main has said he has little choice if he wants the company to remain competitive.

    Shawn Severson, an analyst who covers Jabil for Raymond James Financial, said the flight to low-cost labor is “just the way it is” for contract manufacturers. “There’s a tremendous sea change happening in where manufacturing is being done,” he said.

    Large customers are demanding low costs, leaving Jabil to choose between paying upward of $10 an hour to employees in the United States or a couple bucks an hour to workers in Mexico or less than $1 an hour to laborers in China. “That’s tough to match,” Severson said.

    In recent quarters, the company has increased revenues sequentially but it is still in a dogfight to remain profitable. “This is still a horrific market and intensely competitive,” Severson said. “We’re not anywhere near that things are good enough that you can stop cutting costs.”

    Severson gives Jabil management kudos for keeping tight reins on the budget at a time that dozens of smaller contract manufacturers have folded. He counts Jabil among the best in its breed, with a “strong buy” recommendation on its stock.

    Joseph Wolf, an analyst with UBS Warburg, is less keen on Jabil’s short-term aspects, rating it neutral.

    But Wolf agreed with Severson that Jabil’s production strategy means most but not all of its work will be done outside the United States. They both expect less expensive, low-end products will increasingly be made in plants in China and other low-cost labor markets. But they anticipate Jabil will stick with U.S. production for high-end, custom products, particularly for major U.S. customers.

  • marvin

    i have taken lots of poles and have never i repeat NEVER saw one or taken one where obama was even in the top 100 let alone being top dog and i love dogs ,but obama, cigar bill clinton said it best give me a break

  • Sam

    There is no “reply” link for “Old Man McGillicutty” (above), so here’s my reply to him: ‘You’re as funny as a funeral, you jerk’. Is it possible this Gallup Poll was conducted within the offices of the DNC? The Gallup Poll has been dishonest for many years. It’s a mouthpiece for the DNC.

    • Mick

      Sam says:
      December 30, 2010 at 12:03 pm
      There is no “reply” link for “Old Man McGillicutty” (above), so here’s my reply to him: ‘You’re as funny as a funeral, you jerk’. Is it possible this Gallup Poll was conducted within the offices of the DNC? The Gallup Poll has been dishonest for many years. It’s a mouthpiece for the DNC.((((((((((((((((((((((
      (((((((((((((((((((((((((((
      Sam There isn’t doubt in my mind that the Gallup speaks for the DNC and many other polls as well …I personally do not support any of these propaganda machines…

  • wayne

    I found the article I was looking for from the St. Petersburg Time Paper. It is very scary to read. I would suggest you read it, even though is is a fairly large article. I tried to post the article here, but it would not post. Maybe it was too large. Go here: http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/companies-jobs-flow-overseas/1142371 to read the article.

  • Rick

    well it was said that when the AntiChrist came he would be treated as
    the lord, look what they did when he came in to the white house, some people washed his feet. and the world would see him as our saver. what do you exspect of this so called fake President. he is not my President. he needs to go back to HELL from witch he came and take his band of Deamons with him

  • http://earthtiger.biz Tim Singleton

    LOL, Soros and his ilk get to vote as many times as they care to call in.”

  • Sherry D.

    I admire our president. He stepped into a giant mess to clean up when he won the presidential election. His job is not an easy one at all. The 8 years before were a terrible mess for Americans. If republicans have their way, all of our family wage jobs will be sent over seas, we will lose our Social Security benefits, have our retirement age raised and the middle class will melt away. I agree with this Gallop poll.

    • wayne

      OMG, this Obama is always on vacation. Of course we may be lucky that he is gone a lot as that keeps him from screwing up more things.

    • meteorlady

      So – let me get this straight…..

      Obama inherited a mess from Bush right? Then who signed Free Trade with China, NAFTA, repealed Glass-Steagall, sign a law allowing drug companies to advertise their poisons, and my favorite who signed Fair Housing and encouraged Fannie and Freddie to take the bad loans? BILL CLINTON

      It was certainly not Bush. Bush tried to stop all the bad loans by going to the Senate Banking Committee and 17 separate occasions and nothing happened each time. His first visit was as early as 2001…..

      • http://none Charles F

        You are so right. At least Bush was a real American, and little is said about what he inheireted. I often wonder if there was really a budget surplus when Clinton was finished. You can juggle books many ways.

    • meteorlady

      I might also add that under Democrats my business has NEVER PROSPERED. All they have done is tax me and regulate me into recession. I am certainly not hiring right now and may have to lay off a couple of workers because of the added insurance premiums I will be paying for my employee sponsored medial insurance – that would be because of the added mandated coverages under Obamacare……

      Under the Democrats corporations and companies have paid more and more taxes – seems it fashionable to tax us. What happens when I don’t make a profit anymore? What happens when I can’t feed my own family or make life better for them so that others can lay on their lazy a**es and collect money that I work hard for?

      You people absolute astound me – the United States has the SECOND HIGHEST corporate tax in the world today and still the Democrats want to tax them more. It’s why they are leaving the US for other countries. Wake up and take the propaganda veil off.

      • wayne

        Well stated, meterlady.

      • hpinnc

        Meteorlady I agree with you & most of the above posters.I too wonder who they polled,uninformed,ignorant of the principals this country was founded upon.People who look to the government to supply their every need from the cradle to the grave.I would love to see the repubs.cut a lot of these social programs,one in particular,welfare for a woman who has over 2 children she can’t afford,then go after these men who have taken it upon themselves to replinish the earth all by themselves.They should all have vesectomies.There are many “give-away” programs that are to numerous to list.We have too many people on too many social give away programs.It is what has drained the tresury of this country,driven it into bankruptcy.Go back 50 or 60 yrs.& you will see where the progressive,socialist,communist democrats have sponsered & grown government to what it is today.The bunch of thugs in Washington now,are going to finish destroying our great republic if we as a nation don’t wake up & throw these bastards out.

        • wayne

          hpinnc, your right. When those special programs are given to folks, some one has to work, and pay fo them. The lazy people who want all these programs are just too darn lazy to work. We certainly did not have all tahe programs back 100 years ago and we were better off back then we are today.

    • chuckb

      sherryd

      i don’t know what planet you live on, the democrats have had control of the purse string of the country since 2006, i would suggest you check the figures out. unfortunately the rino’s in congress helped them destroy the economy that was on weak legs from the clinton ad.min.

    • Dan az

      Sherry
      How long have you been drinking that kooool aid? Why dont you look at some if not all of the facts that we post here and make your decision to take off those blinders.Really you believe what you just wrote for all of the world to see and you can say that with a straight face.I wont insult you unless you come back with out the facts, this time.

    • Allan Halbert

      I get it. Willingness to take a tough job is more important than performance on that job. Never mind that all of the candidates were willing. Sounds like jobs will be a whole lot easier to get in the future.

  • Jeff in Ohio

    Anyone who would dare say they didn’t like SlowBama would have everything from their tax records and personal files looked into. You would have to be a FOOL to not just hang up on them without talking. Only a Demacrap is safe with them that’s why this is so pro for the tyrents ( Except BUSH of corse)

    • wayne

      Jeff, the only thing Obama has done since he has taken office is to fly around the world wasting our tax dollars to apologize, and bow, to the foeign leaders, saying how bad the United State has been. He shoved the health care bill down our throats along with his crony Democrats. He has been pushing for the “Cap & Trade” bill which, if passed, will decimate our already struggling economy, This “Cap & Trade”, if passed will jack up your energy bills to 50 to 75 percent. Now what working man/woman wold want that to happen? Of course since everything is made with electricity that will raise the price on everything you buy. I think Obama will most likely go down in history as the worst president this country has ever had, when all the facts are known. People are just not paying any attention to what is going on in Washington DC. This is the reason Obama, and the Democrats have been getting away with this. It will hit all of us like a ton of bricks one of these days, and we will wonder, why in the hell didn’t we pay more attention to Obama and his cronies.

  • Bill

    57 years old and I never been asked! and My answers would have been much different then the so called top ones. but they matched my bottom ones, ohhh sorry about that folks wiping time sort of were I put Obama and Clinton!

  • BarleyWheets

    THE Gallup Poll must be drunk or are being paid OFF by somebody, because there is NO way this man playing the role of President is anywhere close to being admired. How in the world can you admire a person that is against our Consitution, against the American people. He is a liar and crook and is working to break the American People and turn our country into a Communist state!

  • meteorlady

    WOW – I could think of a lot of women that deserve my vote and a lot of worthy men but none of the mentioned top 5 would have ever crossed my mind. Oprah? Gads – how about John Stewart to go with Oprah?

    I would think that we could find more worthy people like Mandela, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King (he was a Republican)and others like them to vote for. I guess it’s the dumbing down of America through public education and the broadcast media.

    People make a difference in our country, but they don’t get national news coverage. We have two people in our community that just got Man and Woman of the Year. They tirelessly work for nothing and run the local Habitat for Humanity chapter without a salary. These two are truly worthy of respect, not some government buffoon who is a puppet to the rich elites that paid for his election.

  • Charles

    History and eternity will tell us where the truth is.

  • chuckb

    this country is saturated with illegal aliens and minorities who vote anything socialist. if you check out the countries where the illegals came from you will see the mentality that keeps those countries in poverty. we have close to a majority in this country who are willing and able to keep voting the socialist ticket. if you take a poll in designated areas, naturally you will come up with these kind of percentages. then the sheep follow suit since they think the whole world admires these scum bags like barry and clinton.

    • Dan az

      chuckb
      I think you hit it on the head it most of been polled in spanish!

  • Raggs

    Admired?… who ever said that?

  • Jim

    obama is the most dispised socalist communist in America is what the poll should say, who did gallop poll the illegals and blacks?
    the communist democrat party headed by Chairman obama will now comence to rulling by regulation instead of legislation, it is the only way they can control the US tax payer serfs in the peoples republic of america…………………..OBAMA SUCKS

    • Nate

      Lair!

  • Joseph C Moore, USN Ret

    Most admired? Nor by any thinking, personally responsible, individual. This is real Media/ Political BS that is accepted only by the lunatic leftists who are enormored of the idea of World Government. Absolutely disgusting that so many subscribe to thes policies that are destroying the Republic.

  • American Citizen

    @ Karolyn – President Bush didn’t know Hurricane Katrina was coming? He warned Louisianans 3 days before it hit that it was coming. The mayor of New Orleans and the Democrat Governor did nothing to help evacuate people.

    • libertytrain

      American Citizen – for reasons other than just plain refusal to grasp the reality of the situation, people keep blaming Bush when it is the Governor and the Mayor who sat on their egotistical butts and caused the horrific problem when the Governor refused to ask for Federal help. I don’t think they realize that Constitutionally the President could not send help until that dip of a Governor asked. And she would not until all hell broke loose down there and while the fool of a Mayor let those people suffer while scores of buses that could have removed those poor people from the city, sat and then sat in water.

    • Karolyn

      That’s not how I remember it. Everybody in the US was watching this thing coming, and there was never a word heard from Bush. Did he talk to them behind the scenes? It certainly was never reported. It appeared that he was totally surprised by what happened, and that was seen by his demeanor after the fact.

      • libertytrain

        Karolyn sorry about your memory on this. Your rememberings are not historically accurate but could be inaccurate according to what news station you might have been watching that slanted it against Bush – because the news stations ignored the facts, the Federal/State requirements that the Governor was well aware of.

  • Curtis

    PROPAGANDA!A way of persuasion to make people think the way they want!

  • Roy M. Faria

    You have got to be kidding.
    These two commie clowns ? How much number manipulation did that take?
    Thats like claiming Santa is the easter bunny.

  • Nate

    My goodness! I can not believe what I am reading on this page. To think it’s actually coming out of the minds of mature adults.

    The reason this country is in such bad shape is because of the people living in it. Until we can get along and act civil to one another, there will never be a great America. Let’s come together and throw away the pettiness and crap that is tearing this country apart. We are all Americans. Let’s act like it!

    • Dan az

      Nate
      Do you need a group hug?Get with man if you have a family or loved ones then you really need to start getting with the program.Wipe the grud from your eyes and stand like a man and fight for your freedom,We are!

      • Nate

        No Dan, a group hug isn’t needed. I already got with the program of reality. I’m intelligent and educated enough to know that most of the what I read on here is just crap. I don’t believe most of it. What the hell is your misinformed paranoid excuse? What personally has changed in your life to think in this way? Aren’t you still a free person living in America? Geez Dan, have you ever actually considered someone else’s point of view other than yours. As I said before, until we as Americans, act civil to one another, you know, like a civilization, how the hell can this country ever move forward. If you can’t see that, than what you’re fighting for will be worthless and a total waste. Maybe it’s you who needs to ‘get with the program’.

  • Pat

    The White House must have given the Gallup people their call list. There can’t be that many stupid people in this country who don’t see through Obama’s dastardly agenda……or are there? We are in deep doo-doo….

  • rick

    jesus allah maher, the weirdness is incessent!!! dude is pulling off the crime of all earth’s history of crimes, totally protected by elected criminals and anti-constitution military leadership……ah hell, i got 5 bucks that say’s the pope will name him the most inspirational christian in mankind’s history, soon.

  • James vC

    Were the only one’s being polled members of Al-Qaida or the Talliban ?

  • Julianne

    Most admired,by who? Since they have passed that horrible obamacare
    and made sure that the government was excused from particapating in
    it I have no respect for any of the government. I just wish a law
    would be written and passed making all of government having to
    be included in obamacare and also their families. Lets see how they
    feel when one of their loved ones are denied medical help because someone who probably knows nothing about medicine decides their
    loved one is useless and doesn’t deserve to live.

  • Joe_K

    Until just now, I was not aware that the people running the Gallop polls and the people handing out Nobel Piece prizes were the same people … or maybe they just work for the same people.

    Any way, when I was a young man, I thought polls meant something. However, I figured out years ago that the polls serve only two purposes:

    1) they help liberals find out if anybody out there likes them.

    2) they are used to bolster propaganda and deliberately mislead stupid people.

  • Nate

    There is definitely some skewed with the poll. Glenn Beck came in 3rd?!? Seriously?!? He’s a paranoid little man. He shouldn’t have made the list at all. However, he is a great manipulator of the truth.

    • wayne

      Why Nate, is it because Glenn Beck exposes the truth about the Obama administration, along with his Communist and Socialist Czars that surrounds him? You may not want the truth, but most people welcomes it.

      • Nate

        I love the truth. I don’t look to him for it or any other truth twister they may have on Fox News. My Glenn Beck’s own words: “I’m not a journalist, I’m a clown”. I believe the truth in that.

        • wayne

          No! he is not a journalist. He has stated that many times. He has aound 25 people on his staff searching out he truth, and the facts. I don’t see anyone suing him for what he says, so to me that means he has the facts to prove what he has said.

      • Nate

        Hi Wayne,
        Have a look at all the un-truths Glenn Beck shares with everyone. Also, enjoy all his twisted views on the world:

        glennbeckreport.com/glenn-beck-lies/lie-of-the-day-archive

        • wayne

          If you can prove what your saying I would appreciate it. Glenn has everything he says documented and can back those things up with video clips and other records.

  • Karen

    MAN OF THE YEAR ? Such a joke.I never ben contracted by a poll as well in my life.Why would anyone believe in the polls lame stream media/press ? As they bring on what’s in to wear, The best buys,The best products,What to eat that’s good for your health..oh wait, not what was good to eat for your health is now bad for your health..Ok so now it’s good again and bad again.The lame stream media are nothing but market control as well as trying to get people to buy thier lame of the ” Man of the year ” You think Government was and trying to control your lives..The lame strem media has been doing that for many many years.Just like The best care to buy.Hey everyone,let’s all go out and buy the car,the products and the foods they say are best..That’s what they do sell sell and sell market control.And to think people fall for it. Just as the new styles of clothes that come in.Or just like the sell of stars-singers who they sell to get our kid’s go around screaming…Justin Bieber.You see the lame stream media has and does control stars/singers.They can break them or make them by useing the publice people.And now it’s time to sell Obama again..well people do not buy it.He is a fraud.a liar and was not born in America ! And so is the lame stream media, press and polls…FRAUDS

    Oh here comes 2012 and they have to prop him up again.The thing is lame stream media of msnbc-nbc-cbs-abc-today show- oprah -keih Oldbemman- Chris Matthew and the other low lives fake liars lame stream medias connected to msnbc comcast have shown their true selves in lying making up crap and caught in action.You know it’s a sad day in America when those medias run the media as third world thugs do.I sit and say.Why watch those who destoryed America by keeping the truth and still are from the America people? Why..Watch them as they talk turns my stomach as to watch their mouth open to speak are nothing more then lies.

    MSNBC OH POOR FRAUD.They say look at this picture 2010 sitting in his tank as he reads somthing that was written bad about him. Really MSNBC ? You people think msnbc get’s up there and talk as if it was the first time ?No,the vround table all of those are just like acting they go over all what will be said and who and they all have their part and knowing what the other will say as thier part.You know the drill….Matt lauer he talks and then as he talks the other is waiting for his part in what to say coming up.The round table is a joke and people buy into the lame stream media.as they do the polls.

    Think for your selves don’t let the lame stream media tell you what to eat and not.What to buy wear and what is in and out.Or even what to listen to and watch.it’s all controlled !They use stars to help show what they wear and what is in and out.It’s all just sick !

  • Karen

    DEATH PANELS: THEY ARE SO DECIETFUL IT ISN’T FUNNY ANYMORE
    Time to start writing our congressmen and senators….bombarding them with letters, calls and emails!

    They are so decietful it isnt funny anymore, We know what the first bill was all about when it came to those panels but DID THEY ADD MORE TO IT that we arent aware of? Got this from REFOUNDER!

    Many realize there is no question as to how dishonest and underhanded “progressives” truly are. Following, I have highlighted some of what is currently occurring surrounding the question of “death panels” related to “ObamaCare”.

    Are the “death panels” back? Consider this statement by Rep.Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) taken from an e-mail message reported by The New York Times, in which he wrote this to ObamaCare advocates regarding the drafting of “end of life” rules:
    Rep.Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) taken from an e-mail message
    http://www.earlblumenauer.com/

    reported by The New York Times, in which he wrote this to ObamaCare advocates regarding the drafting of “end of life” rules:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/us/politics/26death.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=us

    “while we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops, because we aren’t out of the woods yet. This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth…We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’ – emails can too easily be forwarded … Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered [the new Medicare regulations], but we will be keeping a close watch and may be calling on you if we need a rapid, targeted response. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it,”

    Providing frightening insight into the mentality of one supportive of the progressive agenda, and apparently also for tactics used to circumvent public knowledge, scrutiny, and judgment, read this brief blog post by N.C. State Associate Professor of Political Science Steve Greene .http://fullymyelinated.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/death-panels-are-back/ He concludes this post with this gem: “There’s a lot that can be accomplished simply through changing bureaucratic regulations, regardless of legislation (next up, EPA regulation of carbon emissions).”

    Tony Lee authored an informative article providing more detail on this issue posted at Human Events
    humanevents.com/article.php?id=40818

    While we are making gains for liberty, we must remain vigilant and watchful, and we intend to do just that.

  • Nate

    Obama should really be the most admired man in the world!

  • jopa

    Nate Actually he is and the doubters on this site if they don’t believe the polls just have to look at the last presidential election results.

    • Nate

      Jopa, I really do admire the man. Part of the reason is that I don’t live in a paranoid delusion that he’s evil. He’s a good man. Most of the people on here couldn’t say a single positive thing about him even if they were paid. I also wanted to see the reaction to my comment. Part of the reason I visit this site is to see what some of them are going to say next. I can always use a good chuckle. How about you? Happy New year to you!

  • http://personalliberty.com CECe

    Obama is certainly NOT the most admired man anywhere! That is a lie. I don’t buy it any way or any how- not possible unless they just polled his left-wing supporters. Not only is he the worst president ever but everyday he takes away freedoms and rights so hard-earned from American citizens. What about net neutrality? Doesn’t this scare any of you – this is the sneaky entrance to “freeedom of speech” he couldn’t get what he wanted through the courts so he gave the power to the fcc and this is what they are doing. The same is with carbon energy situation – he couldn’t get anything through the courts so he gave the power to the EPA. Do any of you realize the hyprocrisy here? Laws can only be made through the congress- but he is making them behind close doors with agencies that don’t posess the constitutional power to make any law. This is very dangerous to all of us!

    • Nate

      And don’t forget, the sky is falling!!!

    • wayne

      I am hoping that this new Congress can bind Obama’s Hands so he can’t do any further damage to this country. Like I have said, he will go down as the worn president in this country when all the facts are known. I personally do not like to see a Muslim leading our country. You will never see a Christian leading a Muslim Country. Hopefully in 2012 we can establish a president and a Congress that has respect for our great document, The Constitution of the United States, and not Obama’s dictatorship like government. The folks that supports this president are just as bad as he is. We will just have to over look them.

  • da norseman

    Mainstream polls such as Gallup avoid red areas as much as possible by targeting blue areas around the country where Obama is well liked. Phoning is not done at random selection since strict censorship is policy. Rather, telephone prefix (exchange) numbers (the first three of the seven-digit phone number) and, in some cases as found in the largest cities, multiple area codes, are essential to find the right people to poll.

    Large cities are assigned multiple prefixes, which are divided and distributed throughout each district within a city limit. Mainstream pollsters will look up prefixes that a typical district uses the most, and if the district is to their liking they will call and poll people with these prefix numbers.

    Smaller suburban cities, towns and villages depending on the population are usually assigned anywhere from one up to four prefixes, which helps pollsters determine which towns these are assigned to. Voter registration is another way to determine whether the town has a large percentage of Democrats or Republicans that make up the majority of that town. Sparingly, they may call and poll those who live in towns that are red while making a majority of calls to towns they know are blue.

    Regardless, telephone prefix locations and public access to voter registration information (percentagewise) have always been the key elements in helping pollsters concoct such bogus information for the liberal spin machine.

  • wayne

    Check out the Israel Today Magazine and see what they are saying about Obama: http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=128&view=item&idx=2041.This is an excerpt tken from this website:
    “The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV. That could explain why Obama has instructed that the term “Islamic extremism” no longer be used in official government documents and statements.

  • wayne

    I may have made an error in that website. Check here for Obama admitting that he is a Muslim:

    http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=128&view=item&idx=2041

    “The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.

  • wayne

    Let me ask you liberals, on this forum, who supports Obama’s Socialistic views a question. If you were in school, and you worked really, really hard and you brought your grade up to an A. You know for certain that the kid sitting next to you was goofing off, was not paying any attention, and had not even turned in his assignments. He received a F on his grade. Now! you have a liberal teacher who feels bad for, we’ll call him Little Johnny. She decides to do a polling of the class and sees that you have an A on you grade. She appoaches you and says, I feel bad for little Johnny since he received an F on is grade. Would you mind if I brought you grade down from an A to a B so we can bring Johnnie up from an F to a D to give him a passing grade? I would like to find out from you liberals how many of you would do this for Little Johnnie? Answer by saying, yes, I would, or, No, I would not. After you answer, please explain why you answered the way you did. Maybe this will give the rest of us some insight in the way you really feel.

    • who cares

      wayne, You must be speaking of Bush (American Idoit) can you believe he went to yale University, and Harvard business School. See youtube, Google videos george W. Bush.

      • wayne

        Google youtube fof Barack Obama and see what you find. It is not pretty.

  • wayne

    Excuse my typos in my last message. I blame it on my computers keyboard.

  • Jill

    Nope Glenn Beck is.

    • wayne

      Jill, you did not answer the liberal question I posted above. Is it that tough to answer?

  • Doyle

    One more thng..John McCain was satisfied that President Obama’s American birth is the real thing, and McCain ran in opposition to him. So, what is your problem, right wing folks?

  • Greg Hanson

    StepdownObama.Com…Do us all a favor

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