Majority of American women view Obama’s economic policies a ‘failure’: Poll

October 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A majority of American women view President Barack Obama administration as a ‘failure’ as far as the health care reform and the economic stimulus package are concerned, according to a new poll conducted by Kellyanne Conway for The Kitchen Cabinet, a conservative women’s group.

The White House reportedly views the last 18 months as historic, racking up a legislative scorecard that includes a 787 billion dollars stimulus package and an overhaul of the health care system, which is a contrast to the findings in this survey.

According to Politico, the findings point to the divide this year between Washington and the electorate, which has yet to give President Barack Obama much credit for his string of legislative victories.

The poll revealed that 56 percent of women consider the health care reform law a failure, while 29 percent view it as a success. The economic stimulus package is viewed only slightly more favourably, with 53 percent saying it was a failure, while 34 percent calling it a success.

Among the independent women, a group that Democrats and Republicans are battling over, a majority viewed the health care overhaul, the stimulus package, the auto industry bailout and the Troubled Asset Relief Program as failures.

“People who voted for Obama feel just as betrayed by the outcome as conservatives, Everybody realizes we’re burying our kids in debt, and even Democrats realize hope and change had a price tag they didn’t expect,” a treasurer and creator of The Kitchen Cabinet said.

“Women are looking at this election almost entirely through an economic lens. They expect the president to be a mathematician, not a magician. The policies they have seen in the last year literally don’t add with them,” she added.

In the survey, 41 percent of the women identified themselves as Democrats, 37 percent as Republicans and 15 percent as independents.

A New York Times/CBS News poll released last month suggested that women might be less likely to turnout to vote this year, showing less interest in the election than men. However, the Conway survey found more than two-thirds of women who are registered to vote said they are 100 percent “likely to vote,” the paper said. (ANI)

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