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House Republican Whip Eric Cantor — the man Democrats dubbed “Dr. No” — is taking great pains these days to prove he has a raft of ideas of his own.
Stung by the Democratic barbs, the House’s No. 2 Republican is unveiling a “Solutions Center” on the Web to address simple questions Americans are asking themselves in the face of economic calamity: “How will I keep my job?” ... “How will I keep my house?” ... “How will I grow my savings?”
The goal is to answer the questions with Republican proposals that contrast starkly with legislation offered by President Barack Obama and his congressional allies.
Cantor acknowledges that Republicans “need to work to make sure the message gets out” around a still-popular president with a dramatic command of his bully pulpit.
Originally posted by grover
Jindal would have to work extremely hard to overcome that idiotic response he gave after Obama's address to congress...
April 13 (UPI) -- More than two-thirds of Americans asked expressed at least a fair amount of confidence in President Barack Obama's economic decisions, a Gallup poll indicated.
Seventy-one percent of Americans surveyed said they have a fair to great deal of confidence that Obama's economic actions, poll results released Monday indicated. The level of confidence is higher than that given to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, or leaders of either party in Congress, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.
Obama received almost universal confidence from Democrats, two-thirds support from independents and just more than one-third from Republicans, Gallup said.
Americans have grown more optimistic about the economy and the direction of the country in the 11 weeks since President Obama was inaugurated, suggesting that he is enjoying some success in his critical task of rebuilding the nation’s confidence, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
These sometimes turbulent weeks — marked by new initiatives by Mr. Obama, attacks by Republicans and more than a few missteps by the White House — do not appear to have hurt the president. Americans said they approved of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, foreign policy, Iraq and Afghanistan; fully two-thirds said they approved of his overall job performance.
Overall, 55% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance so far. Forty-four percent (44%) disapprove. The President’s overall approval has stayed between 55% and 59% every day since March 5.
By contrast, just 31 percent of respondents said they had a favorable view of the Republican Party, the lowest in the 25 years the question has been asked in New York Times/CBS News polls.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Sounds more like Eric Cantor is trying to lay the groundwork for a run in 2012 then anything else. I think he'll have a hard, uphill battle, trying to run against Charlie Crist and/or Bobby Jindal. As I see it, those are the two best bets for the Republicans in 2012.
Anyone who says Newt or Jeb or Sarah .... nope. Won't happen.
Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by grover
clings to him brainlessly and sheepfully no matter how many lies he tells and no matter what he does to hurt this country
Originally posted by sos37
FF never said that the majority didn't favor Obama...
... the only thing that you've proven is that the party that supports Obama clings to him brainlessly and sheepfully no matter how many lies he tells and no matter what he does to hurt this country.
Three months into his presidency, Barack Obama stands out as perhaps the most trusted figure in American politics.
In a new Public Strategies Inc./POLITICO national survey of 1,000 registered voters, Obama outdistances figures on both the left and the right in earning the public’s trust, with two-thirds of respondents saying they trust the president “to identify the right solutions to the problems we face as a nation.”
Of those who said they trust the president, 31 percent said they trust him “a great deal.” An additional 35 percent said they have “some” trust that Obama will find the correct solution. Thirty-one percent said they trust Obama either “not very much” or “not at all.”
Voters were asked the same question of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Republican Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and the two major political parties. Among those choices, only the Democratic Party was trusted to find the right solutions by a majority of voters, 52 percent to 40 percent. Forty percent of those surveyed said they trusted the Republican Party, compared with 54 percent who did not trust the GOP.