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Obama's Sincerity


When CNN and the Opinion Research Corporation updated a battery of questions about President Obama’s characteristics and qualities, they included a question they haven’t asked since 2011. In January that year, 65 percent said the phrase “is sincere in what he says” applied to Obama, while 35 percent said it did not. In the new poll, the responses were split, 49 to 49 percent. People viewed the president negatively on sharing their values (46 percent said that phrase applied, 53 percent said it did not). A bare majority, 51 percent, said that he cares about people like them. Forty-eight percent said that phrase didn’t apply to Obama.