O’Reilly: Americans Are 'Losing Faith' in President Obama
In tonight's Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly looked at the results of a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll of 1,000 American adults and concluded that President Obama is in trouble and the American people are sending his administration a message.
O'Reilly noted that Wall Street Journal/NBC News polls historically have been friendly to the president, but this time the stats are grim.
Seventy-six percent of Americans are not confident that life for their children's generation will be better than it has been for them, and 71 percent think things in the nation are generally headed in the wrong direction.
While 54 percent disapprove of the job the president is doing, 79 percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. Republicans received a 54 percent negative reaction and Democrats got a 46 percent negative reaction.
Finally, 64 percent of those polled are dissatisfied with how the U.S. is dealing with immigrant children from Central America.
"Here's what the poll tells us: Americans do not believe the country is being run effectively," O'Reilly explained.
He pointed out that President Obama receives low numbers on just about every vital issue, very bad news for liberal America, which continues to support the president.
O'Reilly refuted statements from President Obama's supporters, such as Dan Rather, who say the president was stymied primarily by the problems he inherited.
"There's no need for a magic wand when you have six years to improve things," O'Reilly said.
He added that past presidents inherited messes and turned things around, from Reagan to Lincoln.
The president did inherit a terrible economy, but a fairly stable foreign situation. Not only has he failed to improve the economic story, but on his watch foreign policy has nearly collapsed, according to O'Reilly.
"By nearly every measure things are worse in America than when Mr. Obama took office," O'Reilly said. "The American people sending President Obama a very clear message: they are losing faith."
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