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56% Disagree with Obama’s Comments on Small Town America
Ramussen ^

Posted on 04/14/2008 9:54:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

56% Disagree with Obama’s Comments on Small Town America Monday, April 14, 2008

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide disagree with Barack Obama’s statement that people in small towns “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 25% agree with the Democratic frontrunner while 19% are not sure.

Partisan and ideological differences suggest that the comments are more likely to be a factor in the General Election than in the Primaries. A plurality of politically liberal voters—46%--agree with Obama’s statement while 33% disagree. Moderate voters take the opposite view and disagree by a 51% to 27% margin. Seventy-four percent (74%) of conservatives disagree with Obama’s statement, only 12% agree.

Democrats are fairly evenly divided—34% agree with Obama and 43% disagree. Generally, Obama supporters agree with him while Hillary Clinton’s supporters disagree.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; bitter; obama; smalltown

1 posted on 04/14/2008 9:54:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Only 56%? I find that a little depressing.


2 posted on 04/14/2008 9:55:35 AM PDT by jpl ("Don't tell me words don't matter." - Barack Obama, via Deval Patrick)
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To: Sub-Driver

(A plurality of politically liberal voters—46%—agree with Obama’s statement)

We now know the percentage of liberal voters who are intolerant bigots. Thanks!


3 posted on 04/14/2008 9:56:51 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: Sub-Driver

“A plurality of politically liberal voters—46%—agree with Obama’s statement while 33% disagree. Moderate voters take the opposite view and disagree by a 51% to 27% margin. Seventy-four percent (74%) of conservatives disagree with Obama’s statement, only 12% agree. “

PROOF that liberalism is a mental disease.


4 posted on 04/14/2008 9:57:20 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: jpl

True, but then don;t forget about that 19%. It probably represents closet conservatives who have been brainwashed to act politically correct in public.


5 posted on 04/14/2008 9:58:19 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Sub-Driver
56% Disagree with Obama’s Comments on Small Town America

America is screwed.

6 posted on 04/14/2008 9:58:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sorry, I do not buy that only 56% disagree with those elitists statements. I bet a whole lot more of the 19% who say they are not sure are more sure than they say and that the wording of the poll and the sampling made the difference.

Obama is revealing exactly who he is...and he is an abject Marxist, a collectivist, an elitist, who has no love for the foundational principles of this nation. Rather, he is a product of his own hateful core belief system.

THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY

7 posted on 04/14/2008 9:58:43 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: jpl
osama’s supporters are lying to help him.

LLS

8 posted on 04/14/2008 9:59:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Anyone notice that when Obama gets in trouble, he attacks and mocks his opponents? He makes anti religious, anti small town America remarks and his comeback is that "John McCain is the one out of touch with small town values". Then he mocks Hilary for her beer drinking. She handled the booze a lot better than he handled a bowling ball. You mean his bowling wasn't a cheap trick?

I hope at some point McCain points out Obaama is mean and divisive and can't admit when he's wrong.

9 posted on 04/14/2008 10:01:02 AM PDT by Williams
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To: jpl

Only 25% agree.


10 posted on 04/14/2008 10:02:36 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver
Let's hope it gets reflected at the ballot box if the hilderbeast pulls out PA with a sizable margin, the dimRats may have to rethink who they're backing...and so too, maybe "The Supers" - which will really insure a hot time in Denver.

Good grief, America. Wake up. This primary season is a up-close-and-personal look at how the parties and the candidates 'manage' affairs.

The Pubbie primary is long over and on we move.

The dimRats primary is one long, divisive, chaotic disaster. If they can't even manage a campaign in their own house, among family, how are we going to trust them to manage the country, to keep us safe or to ever make the right decisions quickly in time of emergency?

11 posted on 04/14/2008 10:03:28 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Just a Typical White, gun-toting, Jesus-loving Gramma)
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To: jpl
Only 56%? I find that a little depressing.

Keep in mind that only 25% agree, and that probably 25% of respondents are too stupid to even understand the remarks.

12 posted on 04/14/2008 10:03:50 AM PDT by montag813
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To: jpl

I question the validity of this poll because according to question #5 30% of the respondents believed that Obama was a moderate! Who did they poll?

5* In political terms, is Barrack Obama conservative moderate or liberal?

4% Conservative
30% Moderate
52% Liberal
13% Not sure

Also, question #1 asked if they had been following the event closely and 44% were not closely following this news event.


13 posted on 04/14/2008 10:04:24 AM PDT by notbuyingit2
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow! That means a lot of people share his scorn for rural Americans, or it means he’s successfully spinning his way out of these comments that he made to a closed meeting of rich Liberal donors where he wanted them to know he shares their contempt for the rubes, religious zealots, gun nuts, and xenophobes.


14 posted on 04/14/2008 10:04:35 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (If you share Wright's pews, you share his views.)
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To: jpl

That’s because nearly a quarter of those polled didn’t have a clue what was said, and the poll was probably the first they’d heard about it. So they said “Not Sure.”

Then another quarter of them are people that either (a) have no clue what is going on but don’t want to admit it, so they’ll agree with the Dem candidate no matter what, or (b) DID know about Obama’s comments before being polled and think Obama is right.

It is depressing, all right.


15 posted on 04/14/2008 10:04:45 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: ZULU

They represent the portion of the population that are so self-absorbed they care little about anything outside of their own lives.


16 posted on 04/14/2008 10:05:10 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: jpl
You got that right. In truth, I was shocked that so many agreed with him.

A "uniter", indeed. :(

17 posted on 04/14/2008 10:08:37 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess the other 44% are cleaning all of their guns on the kitchen table while listening to Joel Osteen on the idiot box.


18 posted on 04/14/2008 10:08:46 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Sub-Driver

An incredibly ignorant statement by Obama-a glimpse into his mind.Just another reason this man cannot be our next president.Currently being discussed on Fox-hope this issue doesn’t die.


19 posted on 04/14/2008 10:09:51 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/pt_survey_toplines/toplines_obama_comments_april_12_13_2008


20 posted on 04/14/2008 10:16:26 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: jpl

I find it very depressing. Something I believe that has been true for quite a while. When we turn our backs on God, He will turn his back on us.


21 posted on 04/14/2008 10:22:52 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Sub-Driver
If Obama thinks what he said is really the truth about the folks in PA. he is way off base, or a lier, or both. Been their many times hunting and it would be a nice place to live. Fine considerate folks.
22 posted on 04/14/2008 10:25:44 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulf BeachClub)
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To: ZULU

And the errors. There’ 12% of conservatives that agree ? Say whaaat ? Unless they’ve recently donated their brains, no conservative would agree with that.


23 posted on 04/14/2008 10:31:05 AM PDT by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: Sub-Driver

Incase no one has noticed Obama supporters seem to all be elitists and look down upon anyone who doesn’t have a college degree and actually works for a living.


24 posted on 04/14/2008 10:31:19 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: elhombrelibre
or it means he’s successfully spinning his way out of these comments that he made to a closed meeting of rich Liberal donors where he wanted them to know he shares their contempt for the rubes, religious zealots, gun nuts, and xenophobes.

That's exactly what he's doing. We know his M.O. because he told us ----- he simply acts calm, no fast movements, and keeps a steady voice. Using that method he thinks he can talk his way out of anything, and probably will.

25 posted on 04/14/2008 10:53:39 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Sub-Driver

What a bizarre stereotype. I’ve visited the USA several times and found that the best welcome to be had was in the small towns. Even if they know nothing about Canada, as soon as they find out I’m a canuck they get insatiably curious. In the big cities OTOH they’re indifferent to strangers at best.


26 posted on 04/14/2008 11:09:38 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: Sub-Driver
Shouldn't that headline be:

44% of Americans are as dumb as a pile of rocks?"

27 posted on 04/14/2008 11:30:37 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Publius6961
Oooops.
Make that 56%...
28 posted on 04/14/2008 11:32:50 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Publius6961

No, your first one’s right. Headline says 56% DISAGREE with Obama.


29 posted on 04/14/2008 11:46:47 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Look at all the candidates. Choose who you think is best. Choose wisely in 2008.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This confirms my belief that about 25% of Americans are bonkers; 20-30% don't have a clue; and 40-50% generally have things figured out. Unfortunately, it's the don't-have-a-cluers that decide elections. And, in 2006 and this year, they are tending left. Why? Because they don't have a clue.

The Obama gaff is beginning to undermine their tendency to believe in impossible things (Hope delivered by the Federal Government, eg). But we still have a long fight against the buzzwords and the Old Media.

30 posted on 04/14/2008 12:04:55 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s it. Did they limit the poll to likely demoratic voters?


31 posted on 04/14/2008 1:02:02 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Sub-Driver

MEMORIALIZED ON YOUTUBE - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2001337/posts


32 posted on 04/14/2008 2:35:48 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: DarthVader

“They represent the portion of the population that are so self-absorbed they care little about anything outside of their own lives.”

I think you nailed it.


33 posted on 04/14/2008 3:33:12 PM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: jpl

Only 25% agree, Even 1/2 of Dems.


34 posted on 04/14/2008 3:35:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You’re probably most correct here:

SnObama’s supporters are lying in an attempt to help him.

It’s not going to work, and he’s going to lose many of them, too.


35 posted on 04/14/2008 4:44:18 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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