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« Reply #500 on: April 21, 2009, 03:43:46 pm »

Don't be shocked if the Democrat's approvals don't remain sky high forever. Remember, the Republicans had a lot of negative approvals for congressional candidates who had done nothing controversial as well. If Obama is not particularly popular in Colorado, then it's no surprise that the Democratic senator is running behind him.

The Republican candidates were dragged down by Bush's horrible numbers and a tarnished party brand. And even then it took a while for their numbers to go south. 
That doesn't apply here. Obama still has a positive rating and the Democratic party has consistently high ratings. And of course Udall just got elected rather comfortably.
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« Reply #501 on: April 21, 2009, 06:42:06 pm »

The sample for the Colorado poll was 38% Republican and 36% Democratic, which is probably why the results are so weird.  There's no way it's representative of the state's population if we take into account how they voted in November or the fact that registered Democrats exceed the number of registered Republicans.


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« Reply #502 on: April 21, 2009, 06:52:11 pm »

You should not base 2012 predictions on polls that are 44 months out. These are just for fun. Your posts will only get bumped in the future and laughed at.

Of course. Four months before Election Day, 2008 the Presidency entailed a very close race. Sarah Palin showed herself a fool and the economy melted down, and it's merciful for the GOP that the election of 2008 didn't happen later. The polls are at best snapshots of sentiment in a place at given time. Example: there were times in which McCain was ahead of Obama or when Obama was ahead of McCain in Alaska.

The "Tea Party"  activities gave free publicity to the GOP and right-wing interests. A pundit on the Propaganda Channel (FoX "News") just played it up as the beginning of the end for Obama's Presidency. The Republican candidate of  2012 be obliged to offer an alternative to Barack Obama in 2012. A mealy-mouthed stealth candidate won't win; neither will a nut.

Many thought Michael Dukakis a shoo-in in the summer of 1988.
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« Reply #503 on: April 21, 2009, 06:54:45 pm »

New Jersey- Strategic Vision
Approve 58%
Disapprove 35%

http://www.strategicvision.biz/political/newjersey_poll_042209.htm
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« Reply #504 on: April 21, 2009, 11:56:45 pm »

The sample for the Colorado poll was 38% Republican and 36% Democratic, which is probably why the results are so weird.  There's no way it's representative of the state's population if we take into account how they voted in November or the fact that registered Democrats exceed the number of registered Republicans.

No, more Republicans than Democrats voted in Colorado last year. The only difference is that Obama won Independents by 10, but is now tied in this poll. He also gets a record low approval from Republicans somehow (17%), allthough other polls show his support among Republicans nationwide at between 25-35%.
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« Reply #505 on: April 21, 2009, 11:57:57 pm »

Georgia (Strategic Vision):

55% Approve
39% Disapprove

The results are based on telephone interviews with 800 likely voters in Georgia, aged 18+, and conducted April 17-19, 2009 by telephone. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.

http://www.strategicvision.biz/political/georgia_poll_042209.htm

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« Reply #506 on: April 22, 2009, 12:10:06 am »

For what it's worth, PPP has been showing pretty low approvals for Obama. They were also one of the more accurate pollsters last year. So, I'm not sure what to think.
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« Reply #507 on: April 22, 2009, 12:38:03 am »

Hard to believe that Obama is more popular in Georgia than in Colorado.
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« Reply #508 on: April 22, 2009, 12:42:45 am »

Obama might experience softer approval ratings from hard-core liberals these days, after coddling the CIA torturers and not prosecuting former members of the vicious and murderous Bush junta. Many of them could move to "undecided" now, pushing down his high approvals in states like Jersey and Massachusetts.
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« Reply #509 on: April 22, 2009, 06:15:21 am »

Obama might experience softer approval ratings from hard-core liberals these days, after coddling the CIA torturers and not prosecuting former members of the vicious and murderous Bush junta. Many of them could move to "undecided" now, pushing down his high approvals in states like Jersey and Massachusetts.

Imaginable -- but should there be indictments of people of low morals formerly in high places, then that would really scare the Right.
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« Reply #510 on: April 22, 2009, 09:00:27 am »

Obama might experience softer approval ratings from hard-core liberals these days, after coddling the CIA torturers and not prosecuting former members of the vicious and murderous Bush junta. Many of them could move to "undecided" now, pushing down his high approvals in states like Jersey and Massachusetts.

Is this a joke post?
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« Reply #511 on: April 22, 2009, 09:05:15 am »

I think the major difference in approval ratings and why they are lower for Rasmussen and PPP is that they both use IVR while most other pollsters still use live callers.
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« Reply #512 on: April 22, 2009, 10:34:22 am »

I think the major difference in approval ratings and why they are lower for Rasmussen and PPP is that they both use IVR while most other pollsters still use live callers.

It's the most logical explanation I can come up with - especially with the higher disapprovals.  I also believe PPP uses *voters*, which translates to me to mean RV.  Any type of voters vs. adults comparison would undoubtedly show higher disapprovals.
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« Reply #513 on: April 22, 2009, 12:21:45 pm »

Obama might experience softer approval ratings from hard-core liberals these days, after coddling the CIA torturers and not prosecuting former members of the vicious and murderous Bush junta. Many of them could move to "undecided" now, pushing down his high approvals in states like Jersey and Massachusetts.

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« Reply #514 on: April 22, 2009, 01:04:00 pm »


No, 100% my opinion.
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« Reply #515 on: April 22, 2009, 01:04:53 pm »

Obama might experience softer approval ratings from hard-core liberals these days, after coddling the CIA torturers and not prosecuting former members of the vicious and murderous Bush junta. Many of them could move to "undecided" now, pushing down his high approvals in states like Jersey and Massachusetts.

zufällig im Heurigen gewesen heute? Wink

You know/learned a lot of what?
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« Reply #516 on: April 22, 2009, 01:05:42 pm »

New Jersey (Quinnipiac):

67% Approve (+6)
24% Disapprove (-4)

From April 14 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,222 New Jersey registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.1 percentage points. The survey includes 486 Republican likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points, and 460 Democratic likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1299.xml?ReleaseID=1288
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« Reply #517 on: April 22, 2009, 01:07:58 pm »

Obama might experience softer approval ratings from hard-core liberals these days, after coddling the CIA torturers and not prosecuting former members of the vicious and murderous Bush junta. Many of them could move to "undecided" now, pushing down his high approvals in states like Jersey and Massachusetts.

zufällig im Heurigen gewesen heute? Wink

You know/learned a lot of what?


Franzl asked if I was in a (wine) bar in the morning, but forgot to metion that Heurige only exist in Eastern Austria, not Salzburg ... Tongue
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« Reply #518 on: April 22, 2009, 01:13:44 pm »

Obama might experience softer approval ratings from hard-core liberals these days, after coddling the CIA torturers and not prosecuting former members of the vicious and murderous Bush junta. Many of them could move to "undecided" now, pushing down his high approvals in states like Jersey and Massachusetts.

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Franzl asked if I was in a (wine) bar in the morning, but forgot to metion that Heurige only exist in Eastern Austria, not Salzburg ... Tongue

yeah well....I've not been to many other places but Vienna in Austria Smiley
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« Reply #519 on: April 22, 2009, 01:14:15 pm »

I strongly approve of Obama.

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« Reply #520 on: April 22, 2009, 01:40:26 pm »

ARGHHH ! also has a new poll out:

Adults:

57% Approve
38% Disapprove

Registered Voters:

58% Approve
37% Disapprove

http://americanresearchgroup.com/economy
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« Reply #521 on: April 22, 2009, 01:54:48 pm »

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« Reply #522 on: April 23, 2009, 10:52:01 am »

PPP National

Approve 53%
Disapprove 41%

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_National_423.pdf

Geez an approval even lower than the Republican hack Rasmussen?Huh??
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« Reply #523 on: April 23, 2009, 11:13:13 am »

PPP National

Approve 53%
Disapprove 41%

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_National_423.pdf

Geez an approval even lower than the Republican hack Rasmussen?Huh??

And Pew has him at 63-26 and AP/GfK at 64-30.
So apparently PPP is the odd one here.
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« Reply #524 on: April 23, 2009, 11:18:15 am »

PPP National

Approve 53%
Disapprove 41%

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_National_423.pdf

Geez an approval even lower than the Republican hack Rasmussen?Huh??

And Pew has him at 63-26 and AP/GfK at 64-30.
So apparently PPP is the odd one here.

Weren't Democrats criticizing AP late in the 2008 presidential race when it showed Obama only up by 2 points?

Now they are great!
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