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52% of Voters Say Their Views Are More Like Palinís Than Obamaís
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Sept. 20, 2010

Posted on 09/20/2010 8:38:51 AM PDT by Al B.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palin’s than they are to President Obama’s, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Just 40% say their views are closer to the president’s than to those of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate.

Among the Political Class, however, 68% say their views are more like Obama’s, while 63% of Mainstream voters describe their views as more like Palin’s.

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


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KEYWORDS: elections; obama; palin; poll; rasmussen; sarahpalin; teaparty
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Palin Fav/Unfav at 48/49. Obama today at 44/56.

52% of unaffiliated voters with favorable opinion of Palin in Rasmussen's first direct polling of Palin since late last year.

1 posted on 09/20/2010 8:38:53 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

i am shocked, shocked i tell ya


2 posted on 09/20/2010 8:40:33 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Al B.

“Among the Political Class, however, 68% say their views are more like Obama’s, while 63% of Mainstream voters describe their views as more like Palin’s.”

That’s why the political class is dead meat on November 2nd.


3 posted on 09/20/2010 8:40:36 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Al B.

Things that make you go “Hmmmm,,,,”


4 posted on 09/20/2010 8:41:17 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Al B.

Libs will continue to call Palin “extreme” and “far right”.\

These terms have been so overused.


5 posted on 09/20/2010 8:41:50 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: onyx; Brices Crossroads; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445

ping


6 posted on 09/20/2010 8:42:14 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: pissant

Pinging pissant.... OUCH!!!


7 posted on 09/20/2010 8:42:55 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Al B.

Who are the “political class”?


8 posted on 09/20/2010 8:43:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: bestintxas
These terms have been so overused.

You forgot racist

9 posted on 09/20/2010 8:43:16 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: DarthVader

“political class” is unAmerican and has no business existing in America


10 posted on 09/20/2010 8:43:53 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Al B.

Ahh yes, the “Political Class”.
Therein lies the core problem in our political dialogue.
These people who strive to act like they speak for us are in reality speaking against more of us than they realize.


11 posted on 09/20/2010 8:45:12 AM PDT by abc1
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To: Al B.

Thought for the day,,,

Ever notice that the only “qualification” not required for President,,,, is a passionate love for America? Thats why the political class hates Sarah. (Murkowski,, she mopped the floor with your political machine,,,lol)


12 posted on 09/20/2010 8:45:12 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Al B.

The “Political Class”......I think someone is going to have to define that for me. What list of characteristics is used to enable polling only “the political class”. Help me out here.


13 posted on 09/20/2010 8:45:26 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: DarthVader

What is the political class.

Define the political class.


14 posted on 09/20/2010 8:45:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Al B.; Walts Ice Pick; sdpatriot; Varmint Al; TexasGunRunner; sarah palin rocks; Peacekeeper357; ...
SARAH PALIN PING LIST "ping"


15 posted on 09/20/2010 8:45:52 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Puppage

And “islamophobe and homophobe”.


16 posted on 09/20/2010 8:46:53 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Venturer

Washington insiders.


17 posted on 09/20/2010 8:48:32 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Al B.

Only 52% ?


18 posted on 09/20/2010 8:49:12 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Al B.

Oh boy! Wow. Sarah List is getting so long, it’s taking a while to post! It timed-out on me twice...LOL.


19 posted on 09/20/2010 8:50:13 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: yldstrk

““political class” is unAmerican and has no business existing in America”

This what the theme of November 2nd is about. The destruction of the political class in America.


20 posted on 09/20/2010 8:50:43 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Al B.

She needs to jump in the race now. And blunt the RINOs.


21 posted on 09/20/2010 8:52:02 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Here is a good article defining the "ruling class" and the "country class". One could view the "political class" as the "ruling class".
22 posted on 09/20/2010 8:52:43 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Al B.

Manna for the Mama Grizzly. She’s gonna be so fattened up politically that by the time she comes out next spring, she’ll be loaded and ready for, well, bear.


23 posted on 09/20/2010 8:53:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Al B.

Somebody please send this to Drudge... I’d love to see the liberal and RINO heads explode this afternoon/evening.


24 posted on 09/20/2010 8:54:14 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: CanaGuy

Here’s the calculus Ras uses to define political class and mainstream:

“The Political Class Index is based on three questions. All three clearly address populist tendencies and perspectives, all three have strong public support, and, for all three questions, the populist perspective is shared by a majority of Democrats, Republicans and those not affiliated with either of the major parties. We have asked the questions before, and the results change little whether Republicans or Democrats are in charge of the government.

In many cases, the gap between the Mainstream view and the Political Class is larger than the gap between Mainstream Republicans and Mainstream Democrats.

The questions used to calculate the Index are:

— Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more - the American people or America’s political leaders?

— Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Has the federal government become a special interest group?

— Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

To create a scale, each response earns a plus 1 for the populist answer, a minus 1 for the political class answer, and a 0 for not sure.

Those who score 2 or higher are considered a populist or part of the Mainstream. Those who score -2 or lower are considered to be aligned with the Political Class. Those who score +1 or -1 are considered leaners in one direction or the other.

In practical terms, if someone is classified with the Mainstream, they agree with the Mainstream view on at least two of the three questions and don’t agree with the Political Class on any.”

The question I now have, is what are the relative numbers or percentages of these two of the electorate? I would guess Mainstream is much larger but I haven’t see those percentages.


25 posted on 09/20/2010 8:54:16 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Al B.
20% of the 48% that say that they do not think like Palin, really do not know what Palin thinks... they just know that the media told them she was horrible... that and the fact that they let larry king and diane sawyer do their thinking for them.

LLS

26 posted on 09/20/2010 8:54:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: onyx

Truth wins, slowly but surely!
.


27 posted on 09/20/2010 8:56:05 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: onyx

“.....76% of Republicans and 52% of unaffiliated voters now hold a favorable opinion of Palin.”

“...Unaffiliated voters by a 41% to 36% margin see Palin as good for the GOP.”

Hell yeah!


28 posted on 09/20/2010 8:56:06 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("Lindsey Graham is a great leader....and America needs him in the Senate" - Jim DeMint)
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To: nhwingut
She needs to jump in the race now. And blunt the RINOs.

The chattering class and some potential rivals (like Pawlenty) say she can afford to wait because of her name ID. Translation: That's what they want her to do so they can get some traction.

Palin wrote in her book that she got into the governor's race early in 2005 because of the grassroots campaign she was going to run. My bet is that if she decides to run, she'll take your advice.

29 posted on 09/20/2010 8:56:57 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.
So what are these beliefs of Obama's that people claim to agree with? Other than, "I think we ought to spread [wealth] around a little more," I haven't heard more than meaningless generalities uttered by the teleprompter in chief.

Unless it is his actions that speak louder than his words that have them jumping up and down. If that is the case these people are beyond hope.

30 posted on 09/20/2010 8:58:11 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: 9YearLurker

31 posted on 09/20/2010 8:59:11 AM PDT by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: kosciusko51

Thanks.


32 posted on 09/20/2010 8:59:11 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: editor-surveyor

You betcha! WOO-HOO!

GO SARAH!


33 posted on 09/20/2010 9:00:58 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: TitansAFC

“.....76% of Republicans and 52% of unaffiliated voters now hold a favorable opinion of Palin.”

“...Unaffiliated voters by a 41% to 36% margin see Palin as good for the GOP.”

Hell yeah!
- - - - - - - - -

WOO-HOO!!!!!


34 posted on 09/20/2010 9:02:10 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: aphid

Cute!


35 posted on 09/20/2010 9:02:10 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx
Sarah List is getting so long, it’s taking a while to post!

Nice problem to have...LOL.

36 posted on 09/20/2010 9:02:32 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: aphid; hoosiermama

OH APHID! Look what you’ve done with the sweetest pic!
I love it.


37 posted on 09/20/2010 9:03:44 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
20% of the 48% that say that they do not think like Palin, really do not know what Palin thinks... they just know that the media told them she was horrible... that and the fact that they let larry king and diane sawyer do their thinking for them.

I am glad to see that in a poll, because that's what I ask folks whenever I come across Palin haters. Surprisingly, too many actually think Sarah, not Tina Fey, said that she could see Russia from her house. Of course, you know where I live.

38 posted on 09/20/2010 9:12:32 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Al B.; onyx

This is the best news I’ve heared in a long time. The tide maybe turning.

The false image is crumbling and the REAL Sarah Palin is emerging.


39 posted on 09/20/2010 9:19:02 AM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: onyx

Thank you kindly!


40 posted on 09/20/2010 9:20:46 AM PDT by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Clyde5445; Al B.; Las Vegas Ron

41 posted on 09/20/2010 9:29:00 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Rush just mentioned this poll as it relates to more people holding Palin’s views than Obama’s. :)


42 posted on 09/20/2010 9:34:06 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: onyx

And the rats, LSM and obamao will continue to insult them as extremist fringe. I can’t wait until November.


43 posted on 09/20/2010 9:34:47 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw Them Out! Forward With Confidence!)
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To: onyx

If it gets any bigger; You might have to split the SPP list into two.


44 posted on 09/20/2010 9:35:14 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Al B.

Compare the 52% of independent voters who give Palin the thumbs up with Rasmussen while PPP this month pegs her F with indies at 34%.

The polarizing meme is dead and so is the unelectability meme.

These numbers are tectonic.

The genie is now out of the bottle.


45 posted on 09/20/2010 9:36:32 AM PDT by techno
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To: Al B.

I know! I am listening. Woo-Hoo!


46 posted on 09/20/2010 9:37:05 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: techno

47 posted on 09/20/2010 9:45:02 AM PDT by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: RedMDer
RedMDer, SAID, "I can’t wait until November"!


48 posted on 09/20/2010 9:48:36 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: AFreeBird

Yep, maybe, but I think my postings stall, because I post the my pings with a photo of Sarah.

:)


49 posted on 09/20/2010 9:50:28 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: techno
Compare the 52% of independent voters who give Palin the thumbs up with Rasmussen while PPP this month pegs her F with indies at 34%.

Someone needs to dig into the internals and find out how PPP manipulates their numbers. I'm of the opinion that they are anything but incompetent. I think they know exactly how to manipulate their numbers to drive a narrative.

Good post and thanks for the h/t on this poll.

50 posted on 09/20/2010 9:53:20 AM PDT by Al B.
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