America: Can still be that Shining City on a Hill
Since the passing of Obamacare, which is now being re-branded as “ObamaTax” due to the ruling that was handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States last Thursday. Now, more Americans seem to be displeased with the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act as a constitutional law. Thursday was a historic day for America, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government can tax any citizen for their inactivity, Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives, with 17 democrats joining the Republican party for that vote, which was over shadowed by the ObamaTax ruling and its constitutionality.
Since last Thursday, Mitt Romney has raised more campaign funds than President Obama, leaving the President to make desperate campaign calls from Airforce One, asking for donors who maxed out there campaign donations last time, to do the same for him this time. Over that same time period multiple emails went out from the campaign asking for supporters to donate now and fast, and soon to Obama/Biden 2012. Most likely this was sparked by the fact of Mitt Romney raising over four million dollars last Thursday as a result of the Supreme Courts decision. In addition to the one day massive money bomb that Mitt Romney received, CNN Politics is reporting that;
the presumptive GOP nominee appears to hold an eight point advantage among voters who live in the 15 states considered in play in the race for the White House.
However according to that same poll, President Obama is actually leading Mitt Romney 49% to 46%, which is within the 4% margin of error, putting both men in a dead heat for the November General Election. In a different poll taken by Rasmussen, in their Daily Presidential tracking poll, that was taken on July 2nd 2012, Mitt Romney is leading President Obama 46% to 44%, with 4% wanting another candidate and 5% undecided.
After the Supreme Court released their decision on ObamaTax, has seen a decline in their job approval rating according to Rasmussen, who reported that;
A week ago, 36% said the court was doing a good or an excellent job. That’s down to 33% today. However, the big change is a rise in negative perceptions. Today, 28% say the Supreme Court is doing a poor job. That’s up 11 points over the past week.
It is not surprise than that a large portion of Americans see that the country is heading in the wrong direction, as well as less than half of American citizens believing that America is the last best hope. In addition to Americans see the country slant in the wrong direction, no matter who is President, 60% of American citizens “don’t believe the United States is better off today,” according to another poll taken by Rasmussen. In regards to the Affordable Care Act passed last week all current politicians in office have seen a dip in their approval ratings, with Congress always having the lowest rating.
However, that being said, there is still some hope. Many Americans believe that the size of government matters to the health of this nation. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 58% of “Americans feel a government that is too powerful is a bigger problem than a government that is not powerful enough.” In addition to 51% of “Americans continue to believe that the government is more of a threat to individual rights than a protector of them.” With an even larger percent, 57% of ” American Adults think the Constitution should be left alone,” and “no one thinks the United States should scrap the foundational document and start over.”
The actual hope that Americans STILL love this nation, is shown in this poll from Rasmussen stating that 70% “of American Adults agree with” governments derive their only just powers from the consent of the governed. In addition to all this hopeful statistics, Rasmussen reports that; 63% “feel U.S. society is generally fair and decent.” All of these positive polls show that American citizens are the key to the future of America, and not the Federal Government.