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« on: January 22, 2009, 03:11:09 pm »

There's probably a pretty significant Bradley Effect going on in Alabama. Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 07:11:50 pm »

SUSA has a ridiculously gigantic Republican bias in Minnesota for some reason.

I'm glad to hear that even states like Kentucky and Alabama support our President (and thus do not hate America or wish ill on our soldiers fighting overseas).
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 11:25:32 pm »

Of the two days Obama has been president so far, I really could not approve more. I was very worried that he'd start triangulating and backtracking right out of the gate; so far, it seems like he's sticking to his promises, and then some.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 01:36:34 pm »

Rasmussen has a bit of a Republican lean, we should remember.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 06:45:29 pm »

VA Obama Approval from Rasmussen (Feb. 4):

64% Approve (61% Nationally)
35% Disapprove (36% Nationally)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_2009/virginia/toplines/toplines_virginia_governor_election_february_4_2009
PRESIDENCY IN CRISIS; IS IT TOO SOON TO CALL OBAMA THE WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY?
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 10:52:36 am »

LOL Republicans.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 03:13:48 pm »

CNN Poll also shows that Obama is still overwhelmingly beloved, the public still hates Republicans and wants them to go away, and a majority still support the stimulus.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/02/another-poll-shows-public-approving-obama-disapproving-gop-on-stimulus.php

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Obama has a 76% overall job approval and 23% disapproval. On the economy specifically, his rating is 72%-28%. Meanwhile, Congress has a very poor rating of 29%-71% -- but it quickly becomes clear that this should be not be simply laid at the feet of the majority Democrats, and is instead the GOP's fault.

The Democratic leadership in Congress has a solid rating of 60%-39%, while the Republican leaders are at 44%-55%. Furthermore, respondents said by 74%-25% that Obama is doing enough to cooperate with Republicans, while they say by a 60%-39% margin that Republicans are not doing enough to cooperate with him.

As for the stimulus bill itself, it is currently favored by a 54%-45% margin. If it becomes law, 16% expect it to do a lot to help the economy, 48% expect it to help somewhat, and only 20% say it won't help.

edit: aw... Eraserhead beat me.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2009, 02:32:09 am »

Huh. Obama might yet win Utah in 2012 after all.

(provided he wins in a Reagan- or LBJ-esque fashion, before the Republicans jump down my throat)
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 10:31:01 am »

R2k/DailyKos released their weekly update today. They poll a lot of stuff, it's pretty interesting, you should check it out: http://www.dailykos.com/weeklytrends

Obama Approval:
Favorable: 69% (+1)
Unfavorable: 26% (+1)
Don't know: 5% (-2)

Pelosi is also the only Congressional leader with net favorables (43-39).

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 06:47:03 pm »

1) Favorable vs. Approval; it's different

2) Rasmussen seems to be an approval outlier, compared to nearly every other polling firm
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 07:40:47 pm »

They've pretty consistently had his disapprovals about 10% higher than everyone else (except Insider Advantage and Zogby Internet): http://www.pollster.com/polls/us/jobapproval-obama.php
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2009, 01:28:49 am »

They've pretty consistently had his disapprovals about 10% higher than everyone else (except Insider Advantage and Zogby Internet): http://www.pollster.com/polls/us/jobapproval-obama.php

Well they probably push people more. The others have high numbers of "not sure" which is not really believable that a person could not have an opinion about the President of the United States.

Well, whatever they're methodology, it's giving results far off from every other poll that isn't a joke. We should take Rasmussen polls with a grain of salt; they seem to have something of a "house effect", if I may borrow a Silverism.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2009, 08:13:46 pm »

Likely voters for what? The election is 4 years away.

And Rasmussen was far from the most accurate pollster in 2008. They were pretty mediocre overall, and had a bit of a Republican bias.
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2009, 01:48:29 am »

Obama should resign. It's clear that the American people have rejected his socialist, possibly Muslim, agenda.

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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2009, 05:54:02 pm »

Obama should resign. It's clear that the American people have rejected his socialist, possibly Muslim, agenda.

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So you're being just as idiotic as the people saying he's guaranteed to lose?

We're barely a month into his Presidency, folks. It's not time for anyone to get cocky.

When did I say he was guaranteed to win? I was just making fun of the hacks who think Obama's approvals are collapsing or that the stimulus/his economic policies are unpopular.
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2009, 08:37:16 pm »


When did I say he was guaranteed to win? I was just making fun of the hacks who think Obama's approvals are collapsing or that the stimulus/his economic policies are unpopular.

Well, maybe you haven't said it out right but you've implied it and haven't once corrected these ridiculous maps that have him practically sweeping the nation.

Anything is possible, as you so like to say. A Reagan/Nixon/LBJ-re-election-esque victory is a distinct possibility.
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009, 07:14:02 pm »

Obama has a net +10 improvement in two days, says Gallup.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

Approve: 65%
Disapprove: 21%
Don't Know: 14%

Clearly, Obama should just give a fancy prime time speech every month, and he'll be popular forever.
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2009, 05:24:01 pm »

Obama always made it clear that he would listen to the generals, and get out as carefully as we carelessly got in.
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2009, 08:54:19 pm »

And more popular than Reagan, the one who had the largest victory of all of those people.
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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2009, 02:54:22 pm »

A LV screen is ridiculous 3 and a half years before an election.
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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2009, 03:21:55 pm »

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_scott_rasmussen/comparing_approval_ratings_from_different_polling_firms

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Some firms poll all adults while others, including Rasmussen Reports, base their results on likely voters. Generally speaking, polls of all adults will show a somewhat higher rating for President Obama than polls of likely voters.

Why is this? Primarily because some demographic groups such as young adults are less likely to vote than others. These same groups also happen to be segments of the population where the current president gets rave reviews. So if a poll of all adults shows the president’s approval rating at 60%, you’d expect a comparable poll of likely voters to show a rating of roughly 57%.
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2009, 02:14:02 pm »

So TN is only 4% more anti-Obama than the nation as a whole?

Okay Rasmussen... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2009, 10:51:20 am »

 ZOGBY: OBAMA MOST UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT SINCE GEORGE W. BUSH
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2009, 10:36:00 am »

DC APPROVAL POLL PLZ.
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2009, 12:50:26 pm »

I doubt Hitler's approval ratings were ever as high as Obama's. The most the Nazi Party ever got was like 44%.
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