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« Reply #1200 on: June 22, 2009, 05:38:56 pm »

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His ratings are in a freefall. I'm surprised, as my opinion of him has slightly improved over the past few weeks.

It's pretty simple, actually. He's playing the age-old Democratic game of trying to act Conservative on everything he can and being a wimp about approaching things, and generally acting as if he didn't get one of the largest and most unique victories in recent decades. The left is growing to hate him because he's a spineless liar who wants to pretend to be as Republican as possible, and the Republicans hate him because he's a Democrat.

Hence, he governs from the center, and pleases almost no-one.

Ouch.
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« Reply #1201 on: June 22, 2009, 05:42:09 pm »

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His ratings are in a freefall. I'm surprised, as my opinion of him has slightly improved over the past few weeks.

It's pretty simple, actually. He's playing the age-old Democratic game of trying to act Conservative on everything he can and being a wimp about approaching things, and generally acting as if he didn't get one of the largest and most unique victories in recent decades. The left is growing to hate him because he's a spineless liar who wants to pretend to be as Republican as possible, and the Republicans hate him because he's a Democrat.

Hence, he governs from the center, and pleases almost no-one.

Ouch.

As of now, he wouldn't get my vote a second time. Wink
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« Reply #1202 on: June 22, 2009, 06:23:40 pm »

National ABC/WP:

http://abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/story?id=7898197&page=1

Overall: Approve 65% (-4); Disapprove 31% (+5) [Democrats 88% approve; Independents 65% approve; Republicans 26% approve]

International affairs: Approve 61% (-6); Disapprove 32% (+5)
Threat of terrorism: Approve 57% (-); Disapprove 36% (+10) [leads Republicans, 55-34 on trust]
Economy: Approve 56% (-2); Disapprove 41% (+3) [leads Republicans, 55-31 on trust]
Global warming: Approve 54% (-7); Disapprove 28% (+5)
Health care: Approve 53% (-4); Disapprove 39% (+10) [leads Republicans, 55-27 on trust]
Iran: Approve 52% (-2); Disapprove 36% (+1)
Deficit: Approve 48% (-3%); Disapprove 48% (+5) [leads Republicans, 56-30 on trust]
Automakers: Approve 45% (+4); Disapprove 50% (-3)

58% say, beneath it all, Obama is a new-style Democrat who will be careful with the public's money; 36% says he's an old-style, tax-and-spend Democrat

Democratic Party: 56% favorable; 40% unfavorable
Republican Party: 36% favorable; 56% unfavorable

This poll was conducted by telephone June 18-21, 2009, among a random sample of 1,001 adults including landline and cell-phone only users
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« Reply #1203 on: June 22, 2009, 06:33:48 pm »

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His ratings are in a freefall. I'm surprised, as my opinion of him has slightly improved over the past few weeks.
Will Obama's approval rating be lower than his disapproval rating by the end of the year, by RCP averages? I was sceptical, but I think there is a chance, unless the economy quickly recovers.

Uh, this isn't what you would call a free fall, more like slow degradation.
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« Reply #1204 on: June 22, 2009, 06:34:45 pm »

You can always count on the media polls. It's getting pretty disgraceful.
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« Reply #1205 on: June 22, 2009, 07:08:56 pm »

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His ratings are in a freefall. I'm surprised, as my opinion of him has slightly improved over the past few weeks.
Will Obama's approval rating be lower than his disapproval rating by the end of the year, by RCP averages? I was sceptical, but I think there is a chance, unless the economy quickly recovers.

Uh, this isn't what you would call a free fall, more like slow degradation.

The president's approvals, all things considered, are just coming down to Earth. He's had his six months of goodwill and that's about it!
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« Reply #1206 on: June 23, 2009, 07:30:14 pm »

Today's Gallup has Obama at 60-33. It was 57-35 yesterday.

Why does Gallup have these large random swings? This definitely isn't the first time.

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« Reply #1207 on: June 23, 2009, 07:31:33 pm »

Today's Gallup has Obama at 60-33. It was 57-35 yesterday.

Why does Gallup have these large random swings? This definitely isn't the first time.



On the moving average, a bad day 3 days ago is replaced by a good day today I guess.
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« Reply #1208 on: June 23, 2009, 11:39:22 pm »

I didn't vote for Obama, and will never vote for him.  Romney better make it past primaries!
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« Reply #1209 on: June 23, 2009, 11:54:34 pm »

I didn't vote for Obama, and will never vote for him.  Romney better make it past primaries!

I voted twice for Obama, and will vote for him again. Romney better make it past primaries! Smiley
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« Reply #1210 on: June 23, 2009, 11:56:27 pm »

I didn't vote for Obama, and will never vote for him.  Romney better make it past primaries!

I voted twice for Obama, and will vote for him again. Romney better make it past primaries! Smiley
uhhh, ok...
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« Reply #1211 on: June 24, 2009, 12:10:35 am »

Idaho (Greg Smith & Associates)Sad

45% Favorable
47% Unfavorable

400 adult Idahoans, March 15-18

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2009/jun/23/smith-poll-idahoans-unexcited-about-obama/
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« Reply #1212 on: June 24, 2009, 01:04:55 am »
« Edited: June 24, 2009, 11:54:45 am by pbrower2a »

Better than I could have thought for Obama in Idaho -- one more state shows where it stands:



Very good for a state that gave John McCain almost a 30% margin.
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« Reply #1213 on: June 24, 2009, 08:05:39 am »

Look at all that yellow, it looks beautiful! LOL
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« Reply #1214 on: June 24, 2009, 08:08:27 am »

wtf Nevada?

The rest are failed states, but Nevada?
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« Reply #1215 on: June 24, 2009, 08:11:10 am »

wtf Nevada?

The rest are failed states, but Nevada?

People are coming around.
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« Reply #1216 on: June 24, 2009, 12:02:39 pm »

Look at all that yellow, it looks beautiful! LOL

How to really show some yellow:

1. Show honest proportions for Alaska.

2. Poll Alaska.

3. Poll some more Southern states again (and Mississippi for the first time).

Of course, Alaska has fewer electoral votes than Massachusetts, so showing Alaska with the right proportion of area would be a big distortion of political reality.
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« Reply #1217 on: June 24, 2009, 12:08:47 pm »


Wow, that is quite good for Idaho. I wonder where he was at there when he was really popular...
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« Reply #1218 on: June 24, 2009, 12:11:56 pm »

wtf Nevada?

The rest are failed states, but Nevada?

Obama suddenly lurched wildly for Obama in October due to the real estate meltdown and subprime lending mess. It could also be that a lot of Obama's paid campaign staffers from California changed their legal residence so that they could vote in Nevada in 2008. Perfectly legal, and many of them could have moved back to California. Add to that, I would not be surprised if many who lost their houses (a heavily Democratic population)  in Las Vegas moved elsewhere.

... In any event, the poll of Nevada has a "fair" category, so try to figure what that means.

Of course the poll for Idaho is a surprise. Nobody expected Idaho to ever give anywhere near a 50/50 divide of approval and disapproval. The state won't vote for Obama except in a landslide reminiscent of LBJ in 1964 or Reagan in 1984. But that Idaho could be close at this point suggests big trouble for the GOP.



 
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« Reply #1219 on: June 24, 2009, 12:19:51 pm »

Of course the poll for Idaho is a surprise. Nobody expected Idaho to ever give anywhere near a 50/50 divide of approval and disapproval. The state won't vote for Obama except in a landslide reminiscent of LBJ in 1964 or Reagan in 1984. But that Idaho could be close at this point suggests big trouble for the GOP.

You're suggesting that Idaho could be close?

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« Reply #1220 on: June 24, 2009, 12:43:56 pm »

Obama *probably* takes Idaho come 2012. If you disagree, you have no grasp on reality.
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« Reply #1221 on: June 24, 2009, 01:10:14 pm »

Ohio (PPP)Sad

51% Approve
40% Disapprove

PPP surveyed 619 Ohio voters from June 17th to 19th. The survey’s margin of error is +/- 3.9%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_Ohio_624.pdf
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« Reply #1222 on: June 24, 2009, 01:11:39 pm »

New Jersey (Strategic Vision)Sad

56% Approve
38% Disapprove

The results of a three-day poll in the state of New Jersey. Results are based on telephone interviews with 800 likely voters in New Jersey, aged 18+, and conducted June 19-21, 2009 by telephone. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.

http://www.strategicvision.biz/political/newjersey_poll_062409.htm
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« Reply #1223 on: June 24, 2009, 01:16:09 pm »

New York (Quinnipiac)Sad

67% Approve
26% Disapprove

From June 16 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,477 New York State registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points. The survey includes 1,048 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1318.xml?ReleaseID=1341
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« Reply #1224 on: June 24, 2009, 01:27:07 pm »

Texas (Texas Lyceum)Sad

68% Approve
29% Disapprove

We interviewed Texas adults during the June 5-12 period, talking to 860 adults, 51% female, and 49% male. Three out of four said they are registered voters.

About a third of the respondents (32%) are identified as Hispanic, 11% as African American, and 54% as White.

More respondents (46%) identified themselves as Independents than as Republicans (25%) or Democrats (28%). More of those who don't identify with a party said they lean Republican (29%) than lean Democrat (22%).

Asked about their political outlook, more consider themselves Conservative (46%) than as Moderate (35%) or Liberal (19%).

http://www.texaslyceum.org/media/staticContent/PubCon_Journals/2009/TexasLyceum2009Poll_ExecutiveSummary_2010RacesAndApprovalRatings.pdf
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