Townhall: "What One Word Best Describes Barack Obama?"

Originally posted at Townhall.

In vogue with all great politicians, Barack Hussein Obama II has been called many things. These include: Communicator-in-Chief, the semi-retired president, and even bro. But what does the average American think of when they try to conjure up just one word to describe the 44th president?

The Pew Research Center surveyed 1,504 adults across the United States to answer that very question. Here’s what they found [note: numbers indicate respondents, not percentages]:


Despite everything that has happened in the last six years, Americans still believe Obama has “good” intentions or is an overall “good man.” At the same time, for as much as he is “trying/tried/tries,” he is also entirely “incompetent.” So, perhaps while Obama is (with the best of intentions) trying to get everyone, say…healthcare, he is incompetent to successfully carry out the act.

The survey results were not wholly unexpected. The top responses in previous surveys were “intelligent” in 2009, and “good” in 2013. However, two new words did enter the picture this year that had never turned up in the previous nine surveys. These were “dictator” and “impressive.”

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  • Susan Heyka says:

    January 23, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    He is arrogant, ignorant and evil!!! Cannot wait til he is out of whitehouse! I have never disliked any American figure this much, not color if his skin but content of his character!

    • Tim Oliver says:

      January 24, 2015 at 11:07 PM

      The fact the mention skin color at all just shows how much of a racist you are.

      • EC Will says:

        February 6, 2015 at 7:35 PM

        Really?? Now we can’t even MENTION it or we’re racist??? This is how he got elected, by libs shutting down any intelligent conversation with accusations of racism. I WISH he wasn’t (half) black–then we might be able to get rid of him!! Wake up!! It isn’t about race, it is about having an incompetent president who does not have our country’s best interest at heart. He’s dangerous. Don’t you get it?

      • EC Will says:

        February 6, 2015 at 7:37 PM

        By the way, wasn’t it MLK who gave the speech about judging a man by the content of his character, not the color of his skin??

  • jonsen says:

    January 23, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Americans still think he’s a good man? Every time I hear him speak he sounds vindictive and petty. hmm.

    • Sue Terrill says:

      January 23, 2015 at 7:28 PM

      He sounds Arrogant and he talks down to Americans like we are stupid and all bad.

  • Queen says:

    January 23, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Douchebag….one word

  • Sue Terrill says:

    January 23, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    I don’t believe this President was ever vetted in any way (or you’re a racist) for asking him for his records like every other President. How did we ever let a Con Artist into the White House? All this promoting racism and hatred towards Republicans. Wasn’t he elected to be everybody’s Pres? I believe he wants total chaos and anarchy in our Country so he can rule forever and have his own Dictatorship. Isn’t aiding and abetting and giving comfort to our enemies an act of treason? He’s resupplying ISIS with Gitmo detainees. After two more years I think America will be lost. I watch Fox news everyday for I want the truth about what’s going on in our Country. So sad to see what America stands for get a death sentence.Thank God we have people that will stand up and let the folks know what is truly going on here. Just killing me that the borders are open and we are giving America away. So saaaad……Didn’t he say in his book that he will always take the Muslims side? So many terrorist training camps in our Country that needs to be talked about more on the news. Thank you so much for getting the truth out there.

    • JFO says:

      February 19, 2015 at 3:23 PM

      He is a criminal. He is lawless, he is illegal, he is a muslim Islamist Jihadist Caliphate organizer.
      He should have never gotten into the White House, not even for a visit!
      He is supporting the terrorists, look at who’s in the WH, and he needs to be removed ASAP.

  • Leslie says:

    January 23, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    My one word for Obama: Treasoness

  • RAW says:

    January 23, 2015 at 9:10 PM


    • Tim Oliver says:

      January 24, 2015 at 11:08 PM

      Maybe you should learn how to spell “Muslime” before you claim somebody is one.

      • Engr-Ona Mission says:

        January 31, 2015 at 11:35 PM

        Another play on words wasted. Perhaps it’s demeaning and unkind, but it was not mispelled, if I understand RAW’s intentions correctly.

  • Ogrrre says:

    January 23, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    One word description of Barack Obama: LIAR. If his nose grew each time he told a lie, he could tell us what the nearest exoplanet smells like.

  • Wild Bill says:

    January 23, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Anti-American This guy, with the help of some foreign socialists, took over America in what I consider a Coup. Both elections were won by fraudulent voting across state lines and in the big counties of battleground states. He is a prez of none of the people in America, if he were, why would he be trying to screw over the whole country. He’d make a good dictator in an Arab country.

  • PaulDF says:

    January 24, 2015 at 12:57 AM


    • tom stefanski says:

      January 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM


  • nancy mccue says:

    January 29, 2015 at 9:16 PM


  • John D. Hannan says:

    January 31, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Sight and sound when I hear his voice, when I hear it I move quickly to silence it. In order to get rid of him we must take away the brains and money of his biggest supporter, international criminal George Soros. This billionare is using him to destroy this country. This man has been declared an international criminal. Why do we allow him to reside here?

  • Engr-Ona Mission says:

    January 31, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Deceitful, Devious
    Isn’t it rather Orwellian that Progressivism is anything but.