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NJ Poll: Obama Losing the Middle
RealClear Politics ^ | 8/12/09 | RCP

Posted on 08/12/2009 6:34:36 AM PDT by Obadiah

New poll from Quinnipiac University (August 5 – 9, 1,301 RV, MoE +/- 2.7 %) shows President Obama's approval rating slipping to 56%, a five point decline from last month and down from his high of 68% in June.

As you might expect, Republican and Democratic attitudes about Obama are already fixed, so Obama's job rating decline in New Jersey this month is driven entirely by defections among Independent voters.

As you can see from the graphic below, Obama has lost a net of 19 points in his job rating with Independents in the last month, and is upside down with this group of voters for the first time:

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; democrats; nj2009; obama; swingvote
President Obama may have inherited bad economic numbers from President Bush, but it looks like Obama also inherited George Bush's poll numbers as well!

Bwahahahaha!

1 posted on 08/12/2009 6:34:36 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Obadiah

My greatest wish is that Obama looses:

1) The house and senate

followed by

2) His job


2 posted on 08/12/2009 6:36:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Obadiah; NewJerseyJoe
Was just going to post this article as a thread, but it is a different article about the same one you just posted, so I am linking it here.

Poll finds President Obama's favorability rating slipping in N.J.

3 posted on 08/12/2009 6:37:34 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

56% is still perty good. Geesh, people are so dumb


4 posted on 08/12/2009 6:39:05 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Obadiah

“NJ Poll: Obama Losing the Middle”
***********************

???

The middle is the TARGET!
Read Alinsky...

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/gunny-g-so-just-who-the-hell-is-this-guy-saul-alinski/#more-8177


5 posted on 08/12/2009 6:40:08 AM PDT by gunnyg ("Just Plain Dick")
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To: Obadiah

http://www.northjersey.com/multimedia/video/52913557.html


6 posted on 08/12/2009 6:40:10 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Thanks.


7 posted on 08/12/2009 6:40:13 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: Obadiah

It does not matter the jackass will spin some more lies and the idiot “independents” will swallow them and feel all warm,fuzzy and forgiving. That and the dead shall rise once again and put their votes in.
We very well could be past getting real change through the ballot box.


8 posted on 08/12/2009 6:40:27 AM PDT by mkcc30 (Their lying tongues will become their nooses.)
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To: Obadiah

Rule # 1 of American politics: Lose the independents and you lose your job.


9 posted on 08/12/2009 6:41:14 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: GoCards

Obama is fascinatingly polarizing. The really love minus the really hate is a small negative percentage.


10 posted on 08/12/2009 6:42:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: GoCards

A majority of New Jersey voters are dumber than most.


11 posted on 08/12/2009 6:43:03 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: mkcc30

How does he get his credibility back? A party can, but a politician?


12 posted on 08/12/2009 6:43:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: Obadiah
Eagleburger had it right and Americans who arent' political junkies see that Obama is a charlatan. He's the biggest in history, as far as I can tell.

He's likely not eligible to be president and yet there he sits in the White House making executive decisions and flying all over the world on our dime.

13 posted on 08/12/2009 6:43:52 AM PDT by TheThinker
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To: Obadiah

Bout time for the WH to fabricate a disaster so they can divert attention away from their shenanigans.


14 posted on 08/12/2009 6:44:42 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
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To: GoCards

NJ is full of libs...the fact that the numbers are falling is a BIG thing here.


15 posted on 08/12/2009 6:44:43 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: GoCards

That approval rating of 56% MUST be just people in New Jersey... Right?


16 posted on 08/12/2009 6:45:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: GoCards

The people are dumb...the MSM likes it (and keeps it) that way.


17 posted on 08/12/2009 6:45:26 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: jveritas

he can’t lose it quick enough for me.
I savor the day.


18 posted on 08/12/2009 6:45:34 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
A majority of New Jersey voters are dumber than most.

True. Otherwise, why would they live in such a high taxed, government corrupted state?
19 posted on 08/12/2009 6:46:11 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
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To: Obadiah

ALso keep in mind these are NJ numbers!


20 posted on 08/12/2009 6:46:32 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Obadiah

I knew this would happen, and it’s why I preferred Obama to Hillary if it had to come to that.

The policies Obama is following have been brewing in the halls of academia since the late sixties. In some ways I am relieved that the country is having a chance to see how unworkable the approach is. It is something we need to go through to get it out of our collective system so that we can move on to more workable and proven approaches to running our country.


21 posted on 08/12/2009 6:46:40 AM PDT by Burkean
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To: Obadiah

I knew this would happen, and it’s why I preferred Obama to Hillary if it had to come to that.

The policies Obama is following have been brewing in the halls of academia since the late sixties. In some ways I am relieved that the country is having a chance to see how unworkable the approach is. It is something we need to go through to get it out of our collective system so that we can move on to more workable and proven approaches to running our country.


22 posted on 08/12/2009 6:46:42 AM PDT by Burkean
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To: Obadiah

The American public was ready for a Black president, but not for a forced march to marxism.


23 posted on 08/12/2009 6:46:51 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Democrat party: just another name for marxism)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
Bout time for the WH to fabricate a disaster so they can divert attention away from their shenanigans.

Way too early. Think Sept-Oct 2010.
24 posted on 08/12/2009 6:47:07 AM PDT by frankenMonkey
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To: Da Coyote
Amen.

Neuter them in 2010, send them packing in 2012.


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25 posted on 08/12/2009 6:47:26 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: TheThinker

“Eagleburger had it right and Americans who arent’ political junkies see that Obama is a charlatan. He’s the biggest in history, as far as I can tell.

He’s likely not eligible to be president and yet there he sits in the White House making executive decisions and flying all over the world on our dime. “
**************

yeh!
And he is all that folks call him, and more.
yet the real enemy is the “politicians” in gubmint at all levels, and, more importantly, those who put them there.


26 posted on 08/12/2009 6:47:40 AM PDT by gunnyg ("Just Plain Dick")
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To: Obadiah

Obama caused this entirely, the people gave him a chance for the longest time (but his own policies) have caused him to loose ground, you can only blame the former guy for so long..


27 posted on 08/12/2009 6:53:03 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Sig Sauer P220

I live in NJ and I agree.


28 posted on 08/12/2009 6:54:25 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: JSDude1

I live here in NJ, and it looks likely that our Democratic butt-boy for Obama is going down in November to a less than overwhelming Republican candidate. Obama is putting his personal capital behind Corzine so this will be a huge loss for Obama.

I have noticed a great reversal in the Obama love-fest that helped him to an overwhelming victory last November. When Obama goes below 50% here in “corruption-central”, things are over for Obama.


29 posted on 08/12/2009 7:01:13 AM PDT by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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To: gunnyg

Because he’s so far out there left, I thought BHO would have a hard time capturing the middle in the general election. Obviously, I was wrong.

Whatever did they think they were voting for??! They were just fed up with Bush and the pubbies, I guess, and McCrathcety had all the appeal of dish water.

Politics really stinks these days.


30 posted on 08/12/2009 7:01:23 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Yup. I think a massive “crisis” is on the near horizon. It will, in the name of national security, “require” deomestic security crack-downs and “justify” wide-spread violations of basic constitutional rights.

Such a crisis will have the added benefit for the Obamessiah mal-Administration of providing justification for reneging on his promises to close Gitmo and remove all of our combat troops from Iraq.

I think there is an excellent chance that at the end of the Obamessiah’s first term, Gitmo will still be open, and there will be MORE U.S. troops stationed on foreign soil than there were at the end of GWB’s SECOND term.


31 posted on 08/12/2009 7:03:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Obadiah

Obama is a racist Nazi.


32 posted on 08/12/2009 7:03:41 AM PDT by blam
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To: swain_forkbeard

Yep—it’s not like there’s really a choice...


33 posted on 08/12/2009 7:05:54 AM PDT by gunnyg ("Just Plain Dick")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I can testify to the truth of what you say being a 45+ year resident of NJ

The NJ voters are among the very dumbest in America. The favorite pass time here is pissing and moaning about taxes and Geo Bush when he was president. But ask them WHY if they are so po’d about the high taxes here, they keep voting in the same tax and spend Liberals and all you get is a dopey look and something mumbled that translates loosely as “mumble.. no alternative...all the same...never vote for Republican..mumble, mumble”

NJ voters perfectly fit the definition of insanity. that is repeating the same mistake over and over and expecting a different result each time.


34 posted on 08/12/2009 7:09:50 AM PDT by 101voodoo (OBAMA-OPIATE FOR THE DUMB ASSES)
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To: mkcc30

You forgot...and the media will parrot them.


35 posted on 08/12/2009 7:09:53 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Obadiah

36 posted on 08/12/2009 7:24:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Obadiah

He isn’t LOSING... he’s LOST the middle.

They were naive and trusting, and now see him for what those of us who knew better knew he was.

He’s grotesquely overplayed his hand, and doesn’t care. He will go down in history as replacing Carter as the worst president in the last 100 years.


37 posted on 08/12/2009 7:26:46 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: GoCards

That’s down from 68% 6 weeks ago in a very blue State, that’s not good.


38 posted on 08/12/2009 7:28:05 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: GoCards
56% is still perty good”

Not in New Jersey it isn't.
That state is as Democratic as they come. If the Big ZERO is at only 56% approval on Jersey, he is in deep doo doo. Equally important he is not going to be in a position to help Corzine, who is on track to lose and lose big in November

39 posted on 08/12/2009 7:39:12 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

New Jersey voters...”dumber than most.”

I can’t dispute that as a fact, but I offer a comparison:

Some years ago I took a taxi from Logan field into Boston and the driver said, “Look out the window. Two-thirds of the people you see are idiots.”

“Why do you say that?,” I asked.

“Because that’s the percentage who vote for Ted Kennedy.”


40 posted on 08/12/2009 8:35:29 AM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: mkcc30

The problem in NJ is not so much with the mushy middle - they always manage to find a liberal root on Election Day - but with nj republicans......23% think Zero is doing a swell job.

Contrast this with the scant 8% of Dims who don’t think so and that’s probably because he’s insufficiently radical.


41 posted on 08/12/2009 8:45:32 AM PDT by Postman
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To: WayneS

Yes, that is just for NJ. Last week this outfit(A left wing polling company)had Bozo at 50% nationwide.


42 posted on 08/12/2009 8:49:58 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Obadiah

“Independent suburban white women” are what has been causing NJ to vote Dem on the national level, while incompetence has caused the GOP to ineffective on a national level. With the economy looming as a larger issue than abortion now, many of those “ladies who lunch” are now turning on Obama (although many say they want Hillary rather than anyone the GOP produces).


43 posted on 08/12/2009 8:53:49 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 101voodoo

Yep. You also forget to mention that a large share of the “middle class” is comprised of state and local government employees (NJ having the highest % of civil servants as share of population of any state in the union). What POs me is that the wives of the PRODUCTIVE residents of NJ (ie the guys who work their as-es off in finance and pharma) vote for the same socialists as the huge public sector “middle class.” The are also the biggest supporters of “local control” of public schools, which leads to higher property taxes and senior teachers making six figures.


44 posted on 08/12/2009 8:57:06 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: calex59

Thanks.

I thought I had heard he was at or slightly below the 50/50 mark in national polls.


45 posted on 08/12/2009 10:22:34 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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