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Polls Indicate Not Much Hope Of Obama Becoming More Progressive In A Second Term

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I ran a poll this week asking the question, Will Obama move to the left or the right if he's elected to a second term.   I also ran the poll on Dailykos, because it's usually more mainstream democrat and liberal, to the right of OEN, where we have more progressives and independents.

Here are the results from the OEN Poll :
Obama will stay the same       28% from 36 votes  
Obama will move to the right   49% from 63 votes  
Not sure                                  9% from 11 votes  
Obama will move to the left    15% from 19 votes 

And here are the results from the dailykos poll :
    he'll move left    33%    70 votes
he'll move right      33%    68 votes
he'll stay the same  31%    65 votes
not sure                   1%    3 votes

At OEN, 15% think he'll move to the left. At Dailykos, 33% think he'll move to the left. Either way, that leaves 64% at Dailykos and 77% at OEN thinking he'll stay the same or get worse. That's not very hopeful. I'm thinking that those who still think he'll move to the left are in denial.

I know. I was in denial when the election was held. I had hope he'd show a progressive side. We've had enough reality, enough DATA to make a realistic conclusion. Expecting Obama to move to the left if he wins a second term is just not realistic. 

If you're going to vote for him, expect him to stay like he is or move further to the right, as a plurality of OEN readers think.

Or... let's get that conversation about primarying Obama going. The Republicans don't have a candidate yet. A primary would be healthy and would probably force Obama further left, at least promise-wise.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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