What Do Americans Expect Of A President?

Posted January 31, 2008 at 2:03pm

Read the Associated Press-Yahoo poll story

Americans are in a sour mood about the state of the country and have great expectations about what a President can do about it, according to this survey conducted Jan. 18-28. Three-quarters believe a President can have some influence on reducing health care costs while 69 percent feel the same way about his or her’s ability to deal with gasoline prices. The poll also found (surprise) that supporters of Hillary Clinton value experience over change by 78 percent to 21 percent while Barack Obama backers favor change over experience by 72 percent to 28 percent.