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« Reply #550 on: April 25, 2009, 01:19:24 am »

I was thinking that too, her approvals must have shot up or this is definitely an outlier. I haven't seen Granholm's approvals in the high 40's in a long time.
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« Reply #551 on: April 25, 2009, 01:30:47 am »

I was thinking that too, her approvals must have shot up or this is definitely an outlier. I haven't seen Granholm's approvals in the high 40's in a long time.

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« Reply #552 on: April 25, 2009, 01:38:15 am »

I was thinking that too, her approvals must have shot up or this is definitely an outlier. I haven't seen Granholm's approvals in the high 40's in a long time.

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« Reply #553 on: April 25, 2009, 03:46:01 am »

Latest update:

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The biggest state in electoral votes not yet shown is Indiana (11).  Next is Maryland (10), which I suspect will show up in a very dark shade of green. Louisiana (9) should be interesting.

If Obama is picking up support from blue-collar workers and people with low incomes, then he is likely cutting into the two traditionally-Democratic constituencies in which the GOP has made inroads -- most significantly, poor whites. Contrary to a common American myth, most poor people are white. Obama did very well among poor non-whites -- blacks, Latinos, and First People. 
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« Reply #554 on: April 25, 2009, 12:08:10 pm »

Both Rasmussen and Gallup show Obama's numbers improving again:

Gallup: 66-27 (+1, -1)
Rasmussen: 56-43 (+1, -1)
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« Reply #555 on: April 25, 2009, 12:39:43 pm »

Both Rasmussen and Gallup show Obama's numbers improving again:

Gallup: 66-27 (+1, -1)
Rasmussen: 56-43 (+1, -1)

The the first piece of real movement in ages on Rassmussen...
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« Reply #556 on: April 25, 2009, 12:45:59 pm »

Gallup is insane. They were awful in the 2008 election.
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« Reply #557 on: April 25, 2009, 12:57:07 pm »

Polls are meanless, why are you guys making them out to be bigger then they are?
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« Reply #558 on: April 25, 2009, 02:27:51 pm »

Gallup is insane. They were awful in the 2008 election.

True, they had 2 or 3 different daily trackers didn't they, and the USA Today/Gallup polls and they still didn't get it right.
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« Reply #559 on: April 25, 2009, 07:07:44 pm »

Polls are meanless, why are you guys making them out to be bigger then they are?

Because we're geeks and we can't help ourselves. Tongue
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« Reply #560 on: April 25, 2009, 08:00:54 pm »

Have you never seen Obama shortless?

enough said
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« Reply #561 on: April 25, 2009, 08:02:51 pm »

Avalanche of polls: http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/view/33317/obama_maintains_good_rating_in_us/
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« Reply #562 on: April 26, 2009, 12:21:41 am »

Washington Post/ABC News Poll (April 21-24):

69% Approve
26% Disapprove

72% Favorable
26% Unfavorable

Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not?

He understands the problems of people like you: 73-25
He is a strong leader: 77-22
He can be trusted in a crisis: 73-21
He is willing to listen to different points of view: 90-10
He is honest and trustworthy: 74-22
He shares your values: 60-38
He has brought needed change to Washington: 63-34
He is a good commander-in-chief of the military: 56-34

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/postpoll_042609.html
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« Reply #563 on: April 26, 2009, 12:30:44 am »
« Edited: April 26, 2009, 12:33:01 am by RowanBrandon »

21% Republicans? Why do they even make polls like this? I am supposed to believe that in less than a month since their last poll, 4 percent of Americans have gone from being Republicans to Independent? There's no other reason for these polls except to shape public opinion. It really is disingenuous.
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« Reply #564 on: April 26, 2009, 12:39:36 am »

In the seperate ABC News release it is mentioned that 93% of Democrats approve, as do 67% of Independents and 36% of Republicans.

Even adjusted for the 2008 Exit Poll (39D, 32R, 29I) Obama's approval is at 67% with these numbers.
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« Reply #565 on: April 26, 2009, 12:42:38 am »
« Edited: April 26, 2009, 12:46:33 am by RowanBrandon »

That 36% is crock sh**t and you know it. That 67% number is horse sh**t as well.

Even Kos has Obama at 23% favorable among Republicans so there's no way in Hell that he is at 36% approval. Who the  did they poll, the Specter family?
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« Reply #566 on: April 26, 2009, 12:46:42 am »

That 36% is crock sh**t and you know it. That 67% number is horse sh**t as well.

Only Rasmussen shows Obama tied among Independents. All other polls show him up by 2:1 among Independents. There is no f*****g way Obama is tied with Independents right now. Same with Republicans. Only Rasmussen and PPP (?!) have him at about 20% or lower.
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« Reply #567 on: April 26, 2009, 01:03:40 am »

He is willing to listen to different points of view: 90-10

It's amazing how few people in this country are complete hacks.
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« Reply #568 on: April 26, 2009, 04:18:17 am »

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« Reply #569 on: April 26, 2009, 10:01:50 am »

That 36% is crock sh**t and you know it. That 67% number is horse sh**t as well.

Only Rasmussen shows Obama tied among Independents. All other polls show him up by 2:1 among Independents. There is no f*****g way Obama is tied with Independents right now. Same with Republicans. Only Rasmussen and PPP (?!) have him at about 20% or lower.

Okay, let's see how accurate that is:

Independents
Fox News(4/22)- 57%
Pew(4/14-4/21)-58%
Harris(4/23)- 58%
ARG(4/23)-53%
PPP(4/19)-54%
Rasmussen(4/26)-50%
Marist(4/1)-53%
Cook/RT(4/8-4/11)-55%
CBS(4/1-4/5)-63%

Republicans
Fox News(4/22)-24%
Pew(4/14-4/21)-30%
Harris(4/23)-22%
ARG(4/21)- 17%
PPP(4/19)-18%
Cook/RT(4/8-4/11)-30%
Pew(4/14-4/21)-29%
CBS(4/1-4/5)-31%
Marist(4/1)-25%
Quinnipiac(3/24-3/30)-25%

Okay, so here's what I notice from this list. Only one other polling firm even has him above 60%(just barely) among Independents. This means that the WAPO poll is clearly out on it's own in this regard. Yeah, some(not even close to all) of them are near 2-1 but they aren't anywhere close to 67% which is just absurd. I even doubt the WAPO poll is 2-1 among Independents, more likely 2.5-1 or 3-1. Then, we go to the Republicans. This again is the highest number found. If you take an average of the other polls that I have listed, you get an average approval among Republicans of 25.1%, a far cry from the 36%. Heck, even the Pollster.com trend line average is 23.8%. To say this poll is not way out of the mainstream is just wrong.
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« Reply #570 on: April 26, 2009, 11:50:53 pm »

Minnesota (Star Tribune/Princeton Research, April 20-23):

62% Approve
25% Disapprove

http://www.startribune.com/newsgraphics/43744872.html?elr=KArksCCCWiaEyayP4O:DW3ckUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiacyKUUr
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« Reply #571 on: April 27, 2009, 08:48:00 am »

Minnesota (Star Tribune/Princeton Research, April 20-23):

62% Approve
25% Disapprove

http://www.startribune.com/newsgraphics/43744872.html?elr=KArksCCCWiaEyayP4O:DW3ckUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiacyKUUr

That's impossible. He's at 69% nationally and he won the state big. Junk poll.
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« Reply #572 on: April 27, 2009, 09:34:02 am »

Minnesota (Star Tribune/Princeton Research, April 20-23):

62% Approve
25% Disapprove

http://www.startribune.com/newsgraphics/43744872.html?elr=KArksCCCWiaEyayP4O:DW3ckUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiacyKUUr

That's impossible. He's at 69% nationally and he won the state big. Junk poll.

There's a difference between approval rating (% that think he's doing a good job) and favorability rating (% who think he's a good guy). The latter is usually higher than the former.
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« Reply #573 on: April 27, 2009, 10:30:18 am »

Minnesota (Star Tribune/Princeton Research, April 20-23):

62% Approve
25% Disapprove

http://www.startribune.com/newsgraphics/43744872.html?elr=KArksCCCWiaEyayP4O:DW3ckUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiacyKUUr

That's impossible. He's at 69% nationally and he won the state big. Junk poll.

There's a difference between approval rating (% that think he's doing a good job) and favorability rating (% who think he's a good guy). The latter is usually higher than the former.

I guess you missed the fact that I was mocking the Washington Post poll mentioned above.
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« Reply #574 on: April 27, 2009, 11:15:20 am »

Marist

Approve 55%(-1)
Disapprove 31%(+1)

http://maristpoll.marist.edu/427-majority-approves-of-obamas-job-performance/

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