Obama On Pace To Break Traveling Record For U.S. Presidents
November 29, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
A new study reveals that President Barack Obama has spent more days out of the country than any other Commander-in-Chief during his first two years in office.
Research conducted by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) found that Obama has made 15 trips and visited 26 countries during a accumulated period of 55 total days. This figure exceeds the previous record of 54 days, which was held by George H.W. Bush.
NTUF senior policy analyst Demian Brady confirmed from military sources that the average cost of operating Air Force One is $181,757 per hour, which is about 80 percent more than the highest previously reported estimate from government officials. Brady says that taxpayers deserve to know how much it costs to send the President overseas.
Overall, Bill Clinton is the most-traveled President in American history. During his eight years in office, he was out of the country an average of 29.1 days per year.
According to the Economic Times, a Quinnipiac University poll shows that almost half of American voters believe Obama does not deserve a second term as President. Approximately 49 percent of those surveyed answered 'no' to Obama in 2012, while about 43 percent said he should be re-elected.
The poll also reveals that more voters would back Republican Mitt Romney than Obama in a presidential race.