Does President Obama deserve a second term?

As the Republican presidential candidates fight for the nomination, President Obama fights to lead our country, a country that is still trying to recover from the 2008 economic recession. Pushing countless economic proposals and budgetary related bills through congress, Obama has had a hard time accomplishing his agenda. Now, coming up to the 2012 presidential election, has Obama’s effort shown favor with the American people or has it turned many away? Recent polls suggest that President Obama’s job approval has declined and that more than half the nation now disapproves of what Obama has accomplished. This is mostly due to the status of our economy today. Under President Obama, people have claimed that the economy has improved little or none at all.  Check out the following articles which include the recent polls asking Americans to rate whether they approve or disapprove of what Obama has done.

With the following stats and polls, do you think President Obama deserves a second term?

I believe that although the economy has hardly shown drastic improvement under the Obama administration, he is still a viable candidate. The economy is a big issue in the coming election, but as voters, we still need to look at other strengths that Obama has shown during his first term. The majority of Americans agree that  Obama is strong in foreign policy, shown through the capturing of Osama Bin Laden, etc. . Besides foreign policy, Obama has experience. As the incumbent president, Obama has strong relationships with many leaders and individuals that are necessary with helping to dig us out of this economic decline. If a republican candidate wins the 2012 election, will they be prepared to pick up where Obama has left off?

These are the question that we all need to consider when asking ourselves about whether Obama deserves a second term.

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  • jmerhit  On December 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I don’t think the disapproval ratings are a big deal. I mean no matter how bad of a job Obama’s doing if voters think he’s more suited to be president than the Republican Candidate than he’ll still win the election. I don’t think it’s a matter of disapproval it’s a matter of who the best man for the job is. You mentioned that Obama is the incumbent and gained experience things like foreign policy which would make him more prepared for the job. I think this is dead on. A vast majority of incumbents get elected back into office and I think one of the major reasons for this is that the people think it’s best to go with the more experience candidate.

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