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« on: February 23, 2012, 01:53:51 pm »
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Hilarious and so deserved - a 22% approval rating for old Lincoln - http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/02/23/chafee_very_unpopular_in_rhode_island.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 03:25:47 pm »
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Why so low?

I know he was only elected with 36%, but still...
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 03:43:25 pm »
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What the hell did he do?
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 04:15:11 pm »
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Why so low?

I know he was only elected with 36%, but still...

He has no base on either side.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 04:36:04 pm »
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Mind you this is a excellent/good/fair/poor poll not an approval rating poll. So hes probably actually in the 30s as far as approval gos. Which still sucks of course.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 05:51:11 pm »
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Mind you this is a excellent/good/fair/poor poll not an approval rating poll. So hes probably actually in the 30s as far as approval gos. Which still sucks of course.

Still what has done to derseve such approvals? He seems inoffensive and quiet compared other unpopular Governors like Scott or Malloy.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 06:03:57 pm »
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Mind you this is a excellent/good/fair/poor poll not an approval rating poll. So hes probably actually in the 30s as far as approval gos. Which still sucks of course.

Still what has done to derseve such approvals? He seems inoffensive and quiet compared other unpopular Governors like Scott or Malloy.

I'm not that familiar with his term as governor, but my guess is that he has no natural base to support him.  Republicans aren't fond of him because he "abandoned the party" and is a liberal and a lot of issues, and democrats don't like him because he used to be a Republican and from what little research I have done it looks like he made major (in my opinion necessary) cuts to the budget that may anger democrats.  In addition his fight with the legislature or members of the legislature (again not intimately familiar with the issue) in December over calling the government "Christmas Tree" a "Holiday Tree" may not have gone over well in an largely Catholic state.
*Just a side note- the latest polls on Malloy show him with a +5 approval rating (50 approve- 45 disapprove- Rasmussen Reports)
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 06:37:14 pm »
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I can assure you Malloy has a rather negative image in Connecticut, a poll is just a poll. However, don't be surprised if Chafee gets a spot in the Obama administration rather than run for reelection.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 06:54:23 pm »
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So this is what happens when a third-party candidate gets elected to statewide office. :/

I'm disappointed to see this.  I supported him for the election.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 12:50:42 am »
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It reminds me a little bit of Lowell Weicker in sharper relief.
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 10:33:08 am »

Also a terrible economy and endemic corruption that doesn't hit him personally but doesn't make people feel good about government.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 06:20:13 pm »
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Considering his outspoken support for Obama, perhaps he could get the Democratic nomination in 2014, and the Governor's Mansion of Rhode Island would be (again) within reach for Republicans.

Or maybe I'm just kidding myself.
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 07:20:02 pm »
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Considering his outspoken support for Obama, perhaps he could get the Democratic nomination in 2014, and the Governor's Mansion of Rhode Island would be (again) within reach for Republicans.

Or maybe I'm just kidding myself.

There was an article in politico saying that Gov. O'Malley has offered him to join the Democrats multiple times, but Chaffee has refused saying that he is happy to be where he is and intends to remain an independent.
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 10:42:12 am »
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22%?  wow, Rhode Islanders are very generous.

But, I agree w/ Phil..well deserved Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2012, 12:50:15 am »
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Can't wait till he's out of office come 2015. The man is an even more annoying moderate hero than Snowe.
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 03:40:41 am »
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Not even close to Taft.
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2012, 03:42:44 am »
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So this is what happens when a third-party candidate gets elected to statewide office. :/

I'm disappointed to see this.  I supported him for the election.

Nah, third party candidates (Ventura, King, Sanders) can be effective and popular politicians in their states. Chafee does have two years to recover but he needs to carve out a base.
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 04:45:58 am »
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Not even close to Taft.

Give him another two months.
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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 01:28:54 pm »
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Hilarious and so deserved - a 22% approval rating for old Lincoln - http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/02/23/chafee_very_unpopular_in_rhode_island.html

So, there's 22% of Rhodies who are either stupid, ignorant, evil or perhaps two or more of the those!
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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2012, 01:47:06 pm »
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Hilarious and so deserved - a 22% approval rating for old Lincoln - http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/02/23/chafee_very_unpopular_in_rhode_island.html

So, there's 22% of Rhodies who are either stupid, ignorant, evil or perhaps two or more of the those!

STOP LIKING POLITICIANS I DON'T LIKE!

...seriously? There's no way that you can conceive of that somebody could approve of a politician you don't without being stupid, ignorant, or evil? I don't even say that about people who approve of Jim Inhofe, even though I'm genuinely baffled as to why anybody would.

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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 02:39:47 pm »
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Hilarious and so deserved - a 22% approval rating for old Lincoln - http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/02/23/chafee_very_unpopular_in_rhode_island.html

So, there's 22% of Rhodies who are either stupid, ignorant, evil or perhaps two or more of the those!

STOP LIKING POLITICIANS I DON'T LIKE!

...seriously? There's no way that you can conceive of that somebody could approve of a politician you don't without be stupid, ignorant, or evil? I don't even say that about people who approve of Jim Inhofe, even though I'm genuinely baffled as to why anybody would.

Saged, reported, called the cops, etc.

Have you really interacted with CARLHAYDEN yet? I can't remember.
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2012, 03:21:48 pm »
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Not even close to Taft.

22% isn't far from 12%.
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2012, 03:25:12 pm »
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Not even close to Taft.

22% isn't far from 12%.
Um, Chafee's approval rating is 83% higher than Taft's.
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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2012, 07:24:36 pm »
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Not even close to Taft.

22% isn't far from 12%.
Um, Chafee's approval rating is 83% higher than Taft's.

...

Taft had a -61% approval rating?
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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2012, 07:43:42 pm »
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Hilarious and so deserved - a 22% approval rating for old Lincoln - http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/02/23/chafee_very_unpopular_in_rhode_island.html

So, there's 22% of Rhodies who are either stupid, ignorant, evil or perhaps two or more of the those!

STOP LIKING POLITICIANS I DON'T LIKE!

...seriously? There's no way that you can conceive of that somebody could approve of a politician you don't without be stupid, ignorant, or evil? I don't even say that about people who approve of Jim Inhofe, even though I'm genuinely baffled as to why anybody would.

Saged, reported, called the cops, etc.

Have you really interacted with CARLHAYDEN yet? I can't remember.

I have but I'm always newly amazed.
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