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What has happened to the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll? [Vanity]

Posted on 11/29/2009 11:39:26 AM PST by Maceman

As far as I can tell, there has been no Daily Presidential Tracking Poll since Wednesday, 11/25. I have not been able to find a more recent one at the Rasmussen site, nor here at FR.

Does anybody know what happened? Is the poll not being conducted over the TG holiday? Or has Rasmussen simply decided to stop conducting it?

Snide, smarmy answers are welcome (as always), assuming they are clever. But it is my hope that somebody can give me a straight answer to my question.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; vanity

1 posted on 11/29/2009 11:39:26 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Maceman

Off for the Holiday.


2 posted on 11/29/2009 11:40:46 AM PST by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The Final Turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: Maceman

My Aunt uses his index chart as her desktop background.


3 posted on 11/29/2009 11:41:05 AM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Maceman

“Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Rasmussen Reports will not be polling again until Sunday. “

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll


4 posted on 11/29/2009 11:42:15 AM PST by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The Final Turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: Boiling Pots

Pray that Zero’s poll numbers are down in the 30’s by now. Toilet bowl coming soon.


5 posted on 11/29/2009 11:42:25 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (clean the sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Maceman

They have always skipped posting the polls during holidays.

Evidently, they have a life.

Cheers


6 posted on 11/29/2009 11:42:48 AM PST by DoctorBulldog
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To: Maceman

Rasmussen always breaks for the holidays because half the people are gone and the other half don’t want to be bothered by a pollster during that time.


7 posted on 11/29/2009 11:43:11 AM PST by Drea
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To: Maceman

After the negative double digits last week there was a raid and now a Taco Bell resides where the RAS HQ was.


8 posted on 11/29/2009 11:43:18 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: Maceman

Withdrawal, huh? I can sympathize. Here...tyr this.it will help..
http://biggovernment.com/

Good luck with that...I am recovering myself...seems like Matt has been on vacation for the last month but it is prolly just me.


9 posted on 11/29/2009 11:43:54 AM PST by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: Maceman

ran out of negative numbers?


10 posted on 11/29/2009 11:47:57 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (whitey's over it.)
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To: toddausauras
I'll add a couple of gorditas to that taco ten-pack, thank you.

(I have no idea what that just meant.)


11 posted on 11/29/2009 11:47:57 AM PST by Viking2002
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To: Maceman

It’s likely that with all the extra travel, family reunions, football, and merrymaking of Thanksgiving, an accurate sample would be difficult to obtain.


12 posted on 11/29/2009 11:48:31 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Giving the white house a small reason to give thanks.


13 posted on 11/29/2009 11:48:59 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (whitey's over it.)
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To: Maceman

There are far too many thinking and responsible folks available by phone during the holidays.

The risk is too great for Obama’s numbers to be in the tank with people using real brains answering the phones.

The only surge Obama is waiting, planning and wishing for..... is one in the polls.


14 posted on 11/29/2009 11:52:44 AM PST by Gator113 (Obama is Americas First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Maceman

There are far too many thinking and responsible folks available by phone during the holidays.

The risk is too great for Obama’s numbers to be in the tank with people using real brains answering the phones.

The only surge Obama is waiting, planning and wishing for..... is one in the polls.


15 posted on 11/29/2009 11:53:16 AM PST by Gator113 (Obama is Americas First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Maceman

Scott Rasmussen and the gang have taken an “unexpected” leave of absence for some R&R at Nasty Nancy’s Progressive House of Reprogramming. It’s a sure bet that when they return Obama will have poll numbers in the high 90s in each of the 57 states.


16 posted on 11/29/2009 11:53:18 AM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: Maceman

“Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Rasmussen Reports will not be polling again until Sunday. “

“However, in our absence, ACORN will conduct all polling. In its first poll, Obama has rebounded strongly and now has a +80 rating”


17 posted on 11/29/2009 11:54:01 AM PST by theyreallthesame
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To: Maceman

They outsourced their polling to CRU and the original data was lost in a move. Now they are unable to prove the decline in his poll numbers, so they are assuming they are going up.


18 posted on 11/29/2009 11:54:05 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Maceman

Rasmussen is an automated phone poll, and people are not at home over Thanksgiving weekend. Hence it is useless to poll over the holiday.

I predict the Presidential Tracking Poll (the “Passion” Index) at -16% and the Obama Approval Index at 44% after families compare notes and debate over the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend.


19 posted on 11/29/2009 11:59:53 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Maceman
On this page, dated Nov 28, Rasmussen reported:
Rasmussen Reports took a Thanksgiving holiday break on its daily Presidential Tracking Poll, but Wednesday marked the second day in a row when Obama’s job approval rating measured -15, the lowest of his presidency to date.
May the One keep doing to his poll numbers what he's doing to "his" country.
20 posted on 11/29/2009 12:15:59 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer
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To: Maceman

Well I had same question as you did. I did not see it written anywhere in the report. So I went back thru the trend page on Rasmussen. And they took three days off 3-5 of July for the fourth holiday so i concluded that must be what they did for Thanksgiving.
Now my smart alec answer is : Obama cant count more than 15 to the negative so they are fixing the teleprompter so he can have a response when the poll resumes on Monday!


21 posted on 11/29/2009 12:27:11 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: DoctorBulldog
Evidently, they have a life.

Damm them!

22 posted on 11/29/2009 12:29:10 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 312 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Maceman

I think Hussein invited Rasmussen over for a beer.


23 posted on 11/29/2009 12:33:11 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Maceman

Fairness doctrine - he’s polling Palin and W’s approval ratings.


24 posted on 11/29/2009 12:37:28 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: Maceman

I think they had to upgrade their charting software it wasn’t able to handle the depth of decline of Obama’s popularity or lack thereof.


25 posted on 11/29/2009 12:42:19 PM PST by surfer
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To: FormerACLUmember
I predict the Presidential Tracking Poll (the “Passion” Index) at -16% and the Obama Approval Index at 44% after families compare notes and debate over the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend.

I predict you are correct.

26 posted on 11/29/2009 12:42:19 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: bgill; FormerACLUmember
Well I can tell you that Mrs. Mad’s liberal, Northern Kalifornia, side of the family is very disappointed in the One. I rubbed the Afcrapistan thing in all week. They are fit to be tied. They also want Gitmo closed NOW and out of Iraq by year end (shows how ignorant they are). Overall I had a great T-day!
27 posted on 11/29/2009 12:48:11 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: FormerACLUmember
I predict the Presidential Tracking Poll (the “Passion” Index) at -16% and the Obama Approval Index at 44% after families compare notes and debate over the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend.

Judging from the conversations back at the Martel homestead (and that of the in-laws), I'd say the natives are plenty restless - and finding that they have plenty of support in feeling that way.

28 posted on 11/29/2009 1:07:24 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Charles Martel
I predict the Presidential Tracking Poll (the “Passion” Index) at -16% and the Obama Approval Index at 44% after families compare notes and debate over the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend. Judging from the conversations back at the Martel homestead (and that of the in-laws), I'd say the natives are plenty restless - and finding that they have plenty of support in feeling that way.

My experience exactly. Even the Obama-bot in-laws shut their arrogant loud mouths for once.

29 posted on 11/29/2009 1:14:50 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

“I predict the Presidential Tracking Poll (the “Passion” Index) at -16% and the Obama Approval Index at 44% after families compare notes and debate over the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend.”

There was indeed a clear drop right after the 4th of July that was noted by several people at the time. It gave the impression that lots of people got together at that time and there was some negative convincing going on. I got curious about it and checked to see what happened after Labor Day, and found that there was a move in the opposite direction for a few days. Maybe there were other factors involved that I’m not remembering.

At any rate it will be interesting to see what happens in the next week or so. Surely a lot of politics was discussed in the last few days in the privacy of family gatherings.


30 posted on 11/29/2009 1:21:55 PM PST by Cap Huff
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To: Maceman

Unless POTUS Obama does a 180 degree turn and voids his total agenda, the Rasmussen daily poll numbers will continue to go down. I believe in demographics and “walking around”. So...here’s the real skinny, High end restaurants are half full, including the weekends, On average half the malls were only 50% full on “Black Friday”. Christmas sales will be flat and sinking. Shucks even the Walmart’s in the DFW are were only half full. Everything is discounted so profits stink. Yep, folks, how’s that for hope and change from the Obama empty suits!!! Want that to change? Kill the Obama agenda and bring in tax cuts, tax cuts and more tax cuts. And.....kill all government spending as requested by these Democrat losers!!! Get rid of half of the government work force starting with Obama appointees, you know the ACORN buffoons and theior SEIU cohorts!!!!


31 posted on 11/29/2009 1:36:28 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: mad_as_he$$
"Well I can tell you that Mrs. Mad’s liberal, Northern Kalifornia, side of the family is very disappointed in the One. I rubbed the Afcrapistan thing in all week. They are fit to be tied. They also want Gitmo closed NOW and out of Iraq by year end (shows how ignorant they are). Overall I had a great T-day!"

I made sure mine got double helpings of ClimateGate pie, as well.

With Coolwhip.

32 posted on 11/29/2009 1:57:59 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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