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Pollster.com Has Obama with a -0.4 Approval Rating Among Independent Voters
Pollster.com ^ | immasahell

Posted on 08/20/2009 1:36:20 PM PDT by immadashell

This is the first time this indicator has gone negative.


TOPICS: Announcements; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; approval; bho44; independentvote; obama; swingvote

1 posted on 08/20/2009 1:36:22 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

Only -0.4%? and first time?


2 posted on 08/20/2009 1:38:58 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: immadashell

http://www.pollster.com/polls/us/jobapproval-obama-inds.php


3 posted on 08/20/2009 1:39:45 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength". Orwell)
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To: immadashell
wee-weed

remember that??

4 posted on 08/20/2009 1:40:36 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (FLAGGED)
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To: jveritas

Well, after all they pride themselves on their “independence” i.e., not beholden to one party or philosophy. They “choose on the individual issues” remember?

So therefore it follows that such “thinkers” would (initially) support that intellectual heavyweight, Barack Obama.


5 posted on 08/20/2009 1:41:49 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: immadashell
Pollster.com Has Obama with a -0.4 Approval Rating Among Independent Voters

What does that even mean?

6 posted on 08/20/2009 1:57:15 PM PDT by x
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To: x
If you click through to the site, Independents' disapproval is at 45.6%, approval at 45.2%.

I was kinda hoping it meant that .4% of Independents who don't even exist can't stand him . . . ;-)

7 posted on 08/20/2009 2:07:07 PM PDT by maryz
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To: maryz
If you click through to the site, Independents' disapproval is at 45.6%, approval at 45.2%.

I was kinda hoping it meant that .4% of Independents who don't even exist can't stand him . . . ;-)

Okay, thanks. I was trying to figure out who these fractional negative people were.

8 posted on 08/20/2009 2:09:19 PM PDT by x
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To: immadashell

I’ve always thought of “independents” as people who are afraid to stand up and show the courage of their convictions.

To me, there is no such thing as an independent. Everybody has an opinion. When an independent goes to the election booth and pulls a lever or punches a hole through a paper ballot, he or she has made a decision which is not “independent”. That voter has made a choice for one or the other candidate or for one agenda or the other.


9 posted on 08/20/2009 2:28:06 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: adorno

oh come on. many are conservatives who believe Republicans aren’t standing by their convictions


10 posted on 08/20/2009 2:40:22 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: maryz

“If you click through to the site, Independents’ disapproval is at 45.6%, approval at 45.2%.”

And if you select Democrats, you’ll discover his approval ratings continue to be at stratospheric levels, suggesting rather limited intelligence among this group.


11 posted on 08/20/2009 2:51:39 PM PDT by DrC
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To: immadashell

So what

We have him for at least 3 1/2 years at a time when we have a financial crisis and international peril

No way we can survive these fools


12 posted on 08/20/2009 3:07:02 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: jveritas

Look at the graph


13 posted on 08/20/2009 3:14:07 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: x
Pollster.com Has Obama with a -0.4 Approval Rating Among Independent Voters

What does that even mean?

It means two out of three of the voter segments now view Zero in negative terms.

14 posted on 08/20/2009 3:19:06 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: ari-freedom
oh come on. many are conservatives who believe Republicans aren’t standing by their convictions

So then, are those "independent republicans" standing by their convictions?

And, when they go to the polling booth, do they register an "independent" vote or do they vote for the "republican" side?

I'm a republican and I've witnessed a lot that's gone wrong with the party and our politicians in the last 10 year or so, but, I didn't go and "pretend" that I was an independent" or register as an independent just to show my dissatisfaction with the party. If I'm a republican, I'll stay registered as a republican and I can still express my dissatisfaction within the party. To me, that's the way to show the courage of my convictions. To me, hiding as an "independent" is cowardly.
15 posted on 08/20/2009 3:42:06 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

FR is an independent site, it isn’t a republican site.


16 posted on 08/20/2009 4:20:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ansel12

So in other words, a statistically accurate survey of FReepers would show Obama at negative 0.4% ?


17 posted on 08/20/2009 5:32:21 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

You just keep showing your ignorance about independent registration and freerepublic.

FR is not a republican site, it is a conservative site that is full of conservatives including including many that are too repelled by the liberalism of the GOP to register to that party and choose to register as independent.

Does this sound like a good little GOP site to you?

“If there is anyone here who doesn’t understand why we cannot support a slick socialist politician like Mitt Romney, God help you, but you’re on the wrong website. We went through this with the abortionist, gay rights activist, illegal alien supporting, gun grabbing Rudy Giuliani until someone created another website call WAnkers for Rudy and they all flew the coop. Hopefully, before too much FReeper blood is shed, someone will create a WAnkers for Romney site and we can be left to fight the good fight as we see fit!
FR is not for everyone! “
1 posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 12:32:08 PM by Jim Robinson


18 posted on 08/20/2009 5:59:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ansel12

LOL .. . Good Lord, man . . . re-read my post and maybe, just maybe you might finally figure out what I was saying. It’s really not that difficult.

Hint: It had nothing to do with FR.


19 posted on 08/20/2009 6:06:46 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I did read it and you have lots of independents at FR.

If your party doesn’t move right you will lose many of those independents.


20 posted on 08/20/2009 6:12:00 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: immadashell

:-D


21 posted on 08/20/2009 6:13:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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