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Shock poll: Americans prefer dogs to cats by more than 30 points
Hotair ^ | 06/18/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 06/18/2013 5:41:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

To cleanse the palate. I was going to do another post on the disappointment that is Rubio and how the “American workers can’t cut it” quote from his aide looks even worse in context, but neither of those topics depressed me enough. I needed something more eeyorish, something to make me despair about the judgment of the electorate at large, not just a bunch of Beltway RINOs who aren’t even smart enough to pander to the right constituency. And then, thanks to PPP, I found it.

I can accept defeat on this question but I can’t accept a landslide. Every day, on various topics, I find commenters tweeting “America is finished.” Only now do I realize that they’re right.

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No daylight between the RINOs and true conservatives there, my friends. This is why we lose elections.

The partisan split is surprising. Not the Republican numbers, but the Democratic ones:

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I thought there’d be a stronger feline showing among both Dems and women. Nope. Both top out at 26 percent. In a world of partisan gaps and gender gaps, the population errs on this one uniformly.

In fact, unless I missed something in PPP’s crosstabs, there’s only one demographic that puts cats within double digits of dogs. It’s landslide after landslide when testing for sex, race, ideology, geography, even vegan/vegetarianism. Only one group makes a contest of it. The free-thinkers, the contrarians — the young adults:

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Gay marriage, pot legalization, opposition to intrusive government, and cats (almost). Second look at the brightness of America’s future?

Update: On second thought, Jay Cost figured out a way to make me sufficiently depressed about Rubio.

It is hard to distinguish Rubio's approach on this from *exactly* what everybody expected Charlie Crist to do …

— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) June 17, 2013

… Deal with Dems, make himself look good, make his own party look bad.

— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) June 17, 2013



TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: cats; dogs; pets
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1 posted on 06/18/2013 5:41:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Racism!


2 posted on 06/18/2013 5:45:27 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: SeekAndFind

3 posted on 06/18/2013 5:49:13 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

I love all animals but I love cats!!!!!


4 posted on 06/18/2013 5:50:48 AM PDT by angcat
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing surprising there, the majority supported obama.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 5:51:15 AM PDT by SilverMine (IF the US gøvt says it is a lie.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have both.

I find male cats far superior than females as far as hunters and they are way more affectionate. Just anecdotal evidence mind you. He serves his purpose by killing mice and chipmunks and spreading cat hair all over my clothes in the morning.

My dogs I love too. They’re Great Pyrennes and are just awesome dogs. They keep the beasties away, watch over the livestock and keep me company or it could be the other way around.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 5:53:29 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: SeekAndFind

I ran this story by my feline and she put her nose in the air, sniffed, and sauntered off.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 5:56:53 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL


8 posted on 06/18/2013 5:59:13 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: angcat

9 posted on 06/18/2013 6:00:18 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: TheRhinelander

Do you cats and dogs get along well?


10 posted on 06/18/2013 6:08:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

well, I love cats

I just have hard time finishing one all by myself


11 posted on 06/18/2013 6:12:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Daffynition

Cute are those your babies?


12 posted on 06/18/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT by angcat
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To: SeekAndFind

Mohammadans prefer cats to dogs 100% to 0%. And the point of this article is?


13 posted on 06/18/2013 6:14:18 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: angcat; JoeProBono
No, wish we had a cat though. Love cats. Our one-n-only pet...


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14 posted on 06/18/2013 6:17:57 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: SeekAndFind
Shock poll: Americans prefer dogs to cats —

see..it's true...America REALLY is in decline.

15 posted on 06/18/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

RE: Mohammadans prefer cats to dogs 100% to 0%. And the point of this article is?

Americans are infidels! :)


16 posted on 06/18/2013 6:19:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, actually they do. Once in a great while my more wolf like Great Pyrennes will go after my very vocal half Siamese female cat but she really only does it for fun. LOL.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 6:20:19 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: angcat

Cats are the BEST! Cool, calm, collected, smart, funny, wise, independent, clean, good natured, neat, clean, pretty, lovable......I could go on and on. Dogs smell, eat poop and drool. LOL


18 posted on 06/18/2013 6:21:38 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do not dislike dogs - I dislike 95% of dog owners.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 6:29:47 AM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: silverleaf

Dohmer? Is that you?


20 posted on 06/18/2013 6:36:02 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Fawn

LOL ................HI Fawn!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 06/18/2013 6:42:24 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Daffynition

Oh he is beautiful.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 6:42:45 AM PDT by angcat
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve never tasted cat. But I had dog meat stir-fry in Korea once and it was delicious.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 6:50:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Timely topic.... I’ve got 2 girl cats who are unaware that their lives are in jeopardy right now.

You see, they pee all over the house and I’m so tired of it.

The floors in my 1840 home are about ruined, 2 queen beds have gone, 1 love seat, dining chairs. Rugs? Can’t keep ‘em. Pillows and blankets, lots of other things destroyed, too.

No cat trees or toys, as they get peed on immediately.

Don’t leave a box open, a sock on the floor or a piece of paper - all targets. My house is stinking of cat pee.

The little cat is an inbred Siamese who has peed all over since birth - short bus kitty, aye?

The other cat was my daughter’s. She pees when she’s mad, then the other one has to pee over that, and off we go.

Yep, tried lots of things. I gave up my herb room to have 5 litter boxes with a variety of litters. They use these daily, no problems.

They’ve been on kitty Prozac, tested for UTI’s and whatever else, food changes, crating, separating them - all to no avail. Cat pee odor removers don’t work very well, either.

The shame of it is that they’re both very sweet cats. Loving and snuggly, just adorable wee beasties. But hubby and I are tired of living in a 2300 SF potty box.

I’ve a call in to our vet - 6th call in a year - to discuss their fate. Can’t see leaving them lingering in a shelter and can’t live with them anymore. We live near a busy road so making them outside cats is not a good idea. Yep, we’re talking about putting them down, which is not easy to even think about, but we’re disgusted with living like this.

Aside from these 2, we have a man cat who is wonderful and pees only in his box. I think he’d die of shame to do otherwise. Hates to be picked up but will sit on your lap for hours. The best of a cat.

Our other resident is a new guy - 3-6 year old rescue dog, black lab and great dane if our guesses are right. Sweet as anything and I love him. He won’t poop in the fenced yard - he must be walked and his 5 pound burritos (3 per walk) removed by hand.

I’ve had cats and dogs most of my life - cats ALL of my life. Love them all but prefer doggies - they make my heart very glad.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 6:59:45 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: CaptainPhilFan

My heart pees for you.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 7:03:25 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

My heart pees for you.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 7:03:59 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: BBB333
I do not dislike dogs - I dislike 95% of dog owners.

LOL...most of the dogs owners in my Red Hampshire hood are *ssh*les...coincidentally, most of them are Obama voters...can't be sure about some of the others.

27 posted on 06/18/2013 7:08:14 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dogs have owners, Cats have staff.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 7:08:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Potential ‘Cat From Hell’ candidates...there IS a reason; you just haven’t figured it out yet. :-(


29 posted on 06/18/2013 7:10:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course they do, dogs are just that awesome!

But so are cats. I guess.

One thing fo sho, both of ‘em better than some dang ‘ole Marco Frickin’ Rubio.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 7:11:23 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Cat is a bit sweeter, if you’ve had street food overseas, you’ve probably had cat too.


31 posted on 06/18/2013 7:12:55 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Bob the dog knew we didn’t like scooping so he would back up into a bush and hike his leg like he was peeing and deposit his load.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 7:21:43 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pets = Overhead

If you want something on your lap to make you feel good It might as well be a woman.
Your going to pay for it one way or another anyway.


33 posted on 06/18/2013 7:25:00 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: angcat

Thank you...he’s truly a devil-dog. A spoiled devil-dog!


34 posted on 06/18/2013 7:27:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: patriot08

Amy Farrah Fowler said it best on TBBT, cats are the definition of indfference.


35 posted on 06/18/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dogs preferred to cats in every age category. Over 65, it’s 57-19. Maybe it’s the wisdom that comes with age...you just can’t take a walk with a cat!


36 posted on 06/18/2013 7:42:42 AM PDT by grania
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To: who knows what evil?

True about the CFH contestants. I wonder if he’d visit NY.

The little one has always peed, but she’s ‘special’.
She’s 6 but is still the size of 4 month kitten.
Not all there.

The other is the same age, but hates having other animals
around. We got her from our daughter, where she was
an only cat. After 2 years the 2 cats still hate
each other.


37 posted on 06/18/2013 7:44:23 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: SeekAndFind

I love cats, but I can’t finish a whole one...


38 posted on 06/18/2013 7:48:20 AM PDT by LambSlave
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RE: you just can’t take a walk with a cat!

They've been doing it as far as I can remember

39 posted on 06/18/2013 8:05:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: CaptainPhilFan
After 2 years the 2 cats still hate each other.

...and they blame YOU (and your possessions). Ding, ding, ding; I believe we have a winner. I have a rescue Siamese that is just fine UNTIL he sees us petting or feeding one of the neighborhood 'garage cats' abandoned by dirtbag former owners...then something of mine 'gets it'...usually a potted tomato plant I accidentally leave on the kitchen floor.

40 posted on 06/18/2013 8:09:16 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: grania
Maybe it’s the wisdom that comes with age...you just can’t take a walk with a cat!

Bzzzzt! Wrong. I can walk my cats on a leash, and several of them will go for a walk with my wife WITHOUT one.

41 posted on 06/18/2013 8:11:48 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: grania

57-19? Really? Many nursing homes and ‘extended care’ facilities have cats on site for the residents. It would be nice if shelters would pick upon this and expand such programs...the lives of many kitties could be spared.


42 posted on 06/18/2013 8:16:24 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The difference between cats and dogs...I think this explains it pretty well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTbbYLvhDSM


43 posted on 06/18/2013 8:20:10 AM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: siamesecats; Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ..
We're DOOMED!


44 posted on 06/18/2013 8:23:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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45 posted on 06/18/2013 8:30:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: SeekAndFind
I do stand corrected. But you think that cat's gonna' walk where I want to go?
46 posted on 06/18/2013 8:41:37 AM PDT by grania
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47 posted on 06/18/2013 8:44:50 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

My mother used to use a baking soda & water paste to remove the smell. Can’t remember if that worked.
White vinegar mixed in with the soap and water helps.
I’ve got a similar problem, although they do pee on almost everything in my basement. I’ve got 9 cat pans positioned all over, not sure if some are missing on purpose, or just missing. My husband bought Nature’s Miracle, and not sure if that works, cause I’m still cleaning up every day. If I figure out who’s doing it, I swear I’m going to throw them out the door. We live rural, woods, they can fend for themselves. Not a high traffic area, just raccoons and foxes to deal with...


48 posted on 06/18/2013 8:51:25 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: CaptainPhilFan
Sorry to hear that. Sometimes the problem is terminal.

We had a problem a couple years ago with outdoor strays. We live remote and have become a dumping ground for peoples pets. Most of them don't make it a year because of the predatory critters around us. Dumping pets has to be the most sadistic thing a human can do.

With outdoor strays we encountered a problem with a rash of marking behavior. It took about a month to resolve with adding kitty litters near the areas (windows) where the indoor and outdoor would meet. One product we found was very effective in cleaning up the marking. We used a combination of a Black Light and PeePee Gotta To Go to get control of the situation.

This helped us to track down and remove all traces of the marking. We also use one plus kitty litters in the house. We have four cats and five litters. This seemed to work to deal with the stray animal encounters.

The outdoor cats will trigger a hierarchical change in behavior in the indoor cats. In our case that was a rash of marking.

One TV Show on Animal Planet has helped in understanding cats. Google or Bing My Cat From Hell. Cut through the craziness of the owners and you will find that Jackson has some very good advice.

Good Luck.
49 posted on 06/18/2013 8:51:50 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cats are nice, I had cats all my life until a couple of years ago when they started making my eyes itch.

Dogs, on the other hand, are AWESOME! I hope I never have to live without dogs.


50 posted on 06/18/2013 8:55:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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