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Independents Don’t Think Obama Is Interested in Working With GOP



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The good folks at Resurgent Republic send along these poll results, and I think what’s interesting is that in light of all the contrary evidence, so many Democrats insist that Obama is more interested in “working” than campaigning.

Shot: ”President Obama has not met with Republican leaders in Congress for 145 days, choosing instead to visit 20 states for 34 policy addresses and 34 campaign speeches.” (Richard Wolf, “Observers: Obama has been keeping far afield of Congress,” USA Today, (12/16/11)

Chaser: By 53 to 37 percent, Independents believe President Obama is more interested in campaigning against Republicans in Congress to win reelection. (Resurgent Republic, National Survey of Registered Voters, 10/30 – 11/2/11)

At this point in his presidency, do you think Barack Obama is more interested in working with Republicans in Congress to get things done, or campaigning against Republicans in Congress to win reelection?

While the lack of meetings is revealing, the mentality of Pres. Barack “I won” Obama has been pretty clear from Day One.


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