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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: down to -19 and sinking
Rasmussen Reports ^

Posted on 10/15/2010 6:51:06 AM PDT by DadOfFive

Friday, October 15, 2010 Email to a Friend Advertisement The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends).

The housing market’s woes are starkly highlighted by new polling data showing that just 52% of American adults now believe buying a home is the best investment a family can make. Earlier data showed that more homeowners expect the value of their home to go down rather than increase over the coming year.

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Happy Friday all!
1 posted on 10/15/2010 6:51:08 AM PDT by DadOfFive
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To: DadOfFive

Good news going into the weekend. This is getting to be “crazy time” for polling... anyone notice a Marshall University poll released today that shows Manchin at +10 in WVa? Meanwhile Ras released one covering exactly the same time frame showing Raese +3.


2 posted on 10/15/2010 6:55:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: DadOfFive

The more we see him the less we like.


3 posted on 10/15/2010 6:56:22 AM PDT by AU72
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To: DadOfFive

I don’t buy Scot’s numbers. Last week he was -10. Too much fluctuation. Seen it as low as -21 from him.
Should be -85 at least.


4 posted on 10/15/2010 6:56:44 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: DadOfFive

I don’t give a lot of credence to this poll. I have seen Obama go down to -24 and then the next day he’s back up to -13. Both, not good, but the swings seem rather large. Wonder what the Strongly Approve percentage would be if he didn’t have that 90-95% Black vote approval?


5 posted on 10/15/2010 6:58:24 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: DadOfFive

I like it. The more Obozo hits the trail and profusely lies, the more he tanks.

The democrat lies? People are onto them. Problem is, they have to lie because nobody would want what they have in mind for them.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 6:59:29 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ScottinVA

Marshal University Poll? Who did it? Their Political Science Professors? Probably polled 80% Dem. voters.


7 posted on 10/15/2010 7:00:52 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: halfright
Too much fluctuation.

An Asian guy walks into the New York City currency exchange with 2000 yen and walks out with $72. Next week he walks in with 2000 yen and gets $66. He asks the lady why he gets less money this week than last week. The lady says "Fluctuations". The Asian guy storms out, and just before slamming the door, turns around and says: "Fluc you Amelicans too!"

8 posted on 10/15/2010 7:01:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: halfright

The trend is not good. Look at an average - like a simple moving average of say 6 weeks - to smooth out the bumps and you easily see that the trend for Zer0 is not good.

On any given day any given sample may have outliers. Averaging is one way to take out the volatility of the numbers without losing big picture accuracy.


9 posted on 10/15/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: DadOfFive

RE: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: down to -19 and sinking


Yeah, I’ve seen that number before, until it went back up to -10 just a few days ago. This tracking poll is all over the place.


10 posted on 10/15/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: ScottinVA

I believe a lot of people are outright lying to pollsters just for the chaos it creates!.............


11 posted on 10/15/2010 7:02:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (The intensity and breadth of the grassroots opposition to the president...is difficult to overstate.)
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To: ScottinVA
Good news going into the weekend. This is getting to be “crazy time” for polling... anyone notice a Marshall University poll released today that shows Manchin at +10 in WVa? Meanwhile Ras released one covering exactly the same time frame showing Raese +3.

Saw that poll and have my suspicions about it. Notice that it still had Manchin below 50% with some large number of undecideds.

If this truly turns out to be a wave election, I think the main thing to look for in the lead up is whether Democrats can cross 50%. Those who can't are probably in trouble. There are a lot of Dems in this category including the likes of Boxer, Murray, Reid, Manchin, etc - those could all end up as GOP wins.

The real question is whether this will infact turn out to be a major wave type election - and if so, how big.

12 posted on 10/15/2010 7:02:35 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: DadOfFive

Let’s hope the Kenyan campaigns for democrats in all 57 states.


13 posted on 10/15/2010 7:05:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Marshal University Poll? Who did it?

From RCP:

Marshall Univ/Orion Strategies (D) 10/11 - 10/12 450 LV 48 38 Manchin +10

Orion, like PPP, is a Dem outfit. I'm not giving them credibility; just noting their numbers at a wide divergence from everyone else.

14 posted on 10/15/2010 7:06:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: halfright
Correction: The Ras low water mark for Sparky was -22.
15 posted on 10/15/2010 7:08:20 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: DadOfFive

Keep fighting my good FRiends!
Pitchfolks at the ready!


16 posted on 10/15/2010 7:08:54 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: DadOfFive
TTIWWP


17 posted on 10/15/2010 7:09:31 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: DadOfFive
It's about time he gets back down where WE think he belongs.

Maybe the fact that the media is starting to jump on him a little helps.

And maybe the fact that he admits that there actually were no "shovel ready" jobs. He's actually NOT infallible! (actually he was lying)

And maybe the fact the even Bawney Fwank is admitting that he was "wrong" (lying) about Sallie and Freddie.

And, of course, Joe Biden is still playing the fool. (His brain is so scrambled, he doesn't even remember how to tell the truth.)

MAYBE the public and even some of the radical dems are starting to realize the suit REALLY IS empty.

Now that I've said that, he will go to -9 tomorrow since the Wookie is helping him or for some other stupid reason.

18 posted on 10/15/2010 7:09:51 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: MrB

Again with the same thoughts. We have to be related. Or in parallel time-space continua.

I heard it as “Fluc you white people!”


19 posted on 10/15/2010 7:13:01 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I don’t give a lot of credence to this poll. I have seen Obama go down to -24 and then the next day he’s back up to -13. Both, not good, but the swings seem rather large.

I have to agree, especially since this is a 3-day moving average, which ought to smooth the spikes and radical swings from day to day.

Maybe he needs a larger sample size?

20 posted on 10/15/2010 7:14:45 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

That version that I just found is probably the best, most concise, and least offensive version of the joke that I’ve ever heard.


21 posted on 10/15/2010 7:15:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: JPG

-24 on September 9th of this year...


22 posted on 10/15/2010 7:20:13 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ScottinVA

This is good. Tired of seeing the lame -12 polls.

Obama should be minus 25 at least, but, of course, he has the girls on the View and others of similar IQ’s.


23 posted on 10/15/2010 7:22:02 AM PDT by altura
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To: WebFocus

up down America has tired of the jackass. All he has left are the blacks and the extremists on the left. Even the young dont like him. what a fool he looked like on mtv


24 posted on 10/15/2010 7:29:50 AM PDT by italianquaker (obama all hat no cattle)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Wonder what the Strongly Approve percentage would be if he didn’t have that 90-95% Black vote approval?

I wonder what his Strongly Approve % would be if the dim state run media would tell the TRUTH about the Kenyan?

25 posted on 10/15/2010 7:31:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: italianquaker
up down America has tired of the jackass. All he has left are the blacks and the extremists on the left. Even the young dont like him. what a fool he looked like on mtv

Ratings in the tank
Ratings in the tank
Lookin' like a fool with your ratings in the tank

26 posted on 10/15/2010 7:39:10 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: DadOfFive

Call me cynical but I think when Obama made a push, his poll approval ratings went up in conjunction with the push — not as a result of the push. In other words, his increased favor-ability in the polls was part of the push.


27 posted on 10/15/2010 7:43:06 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: DadOfFive

Yes, sinking at the right time. The stock market has done its very best to prop up hussein, but even it is down 64 today on concerns about banks foreclosure debacle and GE. I don’t wish demise, but the stock market is at crazy heights for the sickness of the underlying economy. Definitely has been a disconnect, and in my opinion a ramp job by the 4 or 5 ‘market makers’ (some market huh?) that use HFT machines to gain ‘market’ advantage right under the noses of the SEC.

So perhaps the stock market will also sink at the right time, even as it did in favor of barack hussein in 2008.


28 posted on 10/15/2010 7:48:36 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 18 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: DadOfFive

29 posted on 10/15/2010 7:52:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
-"Wonder what the Strongly Approve percentage would be if he didn’t have that 90-95% Black vote approval?"

Not to get 'racial' about this (considering O'BAMA never thinks or says anything in a 'racial' context), but I would like to see his 'Approval' ratings taking out 'people of color' out of the data.

30 posted on 10/15/2010 7:56:49 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: MrB

RE: #8, I just now got it (and spit beverage out all over my computer screen).


31 posted on 10/15/2010 7:58:20 AM PDT by Marathoner (At least Carter had a birth certificate)
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To: DadOfFive

The Won has been underwater in this poll since 6/30/09:

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

Bwahahahahaha!


32 posted on 10/15/2010 8:01:25 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: WebFocus
Yeah, I’ve seen that number before, until it went back up to -10 just a few days ago. This tracking poll is all over the place.

Yeah, and it has been since the demwits accused Ras of being biased towards Republicans.

33 posted on 10/15/2010 8:05:10 AM PDT by calex59
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To: DadOfFive; ScottinVA; AU72; halfright; Old Retired Army Guy; indylindy; MrB; WAW; WebFocus; ...
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: down to -19 and sinking

Or if you prefer to take an honest look at the actual sad facts, you'd more likely say "Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: essentially leveled off to his limit"

Or, if you want to look at it more closely, you could also calculate that in the last 100 days, the average of this metric has increased by 2% since the summer.

Let's quit kidding ourselves. The veneer is pulled back.

2 out of 5 Americans don't want an America as we knew it.

34 posted on 10/15/2010 8:08:27 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: who knows what evil?
Thanks...sometimes it's good to be wrong!
35 posted on 10/15/2010 8:09:12 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: sam_paine

You may well be right about that 2/5 number.

I see the whole political conversation moving to the right, as we see in the broader numbers reflected in the mid-term races. Of course, the votes still need to be counted...

It’s much more likely he’s reached a limit...a point of resistance for the time being...When you see numbers bunching like that, I find myself asking, is it more likely to break upward or break downward?

My bet is on downward.


36 posted on 10/15/2010 8:14:16 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: DadOfFive

What is the difference between Stongly Approve and Total Approve; likewise with disapprove?


37 posted on 10/15/2010 8:15:20 AM PDT by facedodge (Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. ~Friedman)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

The general approve/disapprove numbers are more stable and credible. Hussein has floated around 45% approval for the last year.


38 posted on 10/15/2010 8:18:04 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: sam_paine
2 out of 5 Americans don't want an America as we knew it.

There is plenty of evidence that you are right...public schools and social programs haven't helped much...

39 posted on 10/15/2010 8:18:11 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DadOfFive

When November 3 rolls around and the Dems have lost their control of congress and pundits will be talking about how the Democrat Party has been irreparably damaged for all times, even the faithful will lose faith in 0bama. His approval will plunge big time.


40 posted on 10/15/2010 8:23:15 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: WAW; sam_paine
2 out of 5 Americans don't want an America as we knew it.

I think it's probably more that 1/5 are the commies and the other 1/5 are ____ .

(fill in the blank with one or more of the following: not paying attention; HOPEful; CHANGEful; touchy-feely; looking for 'diversity;' minorities; in favor of affirmative action; gay; too 'nice;' union members; diehard dems; watching too much TV; reading too many newspapers; listening to the commies; OR stupid; ignorant; morons; etc.)

There may be considerable overlap of descriptive labels.

41 posted on 10/15/2010 8:24:10 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: WAW; who knows what evil?; Right Wing Assault
It’s much more likely he’s reached a limit...a point of resistance for the time being...When you see numbers bunching like that, I find myself asking, is it more likely to break upward or break downward?

My bet is on downward.

I totally agree. But think through the next step. WHY would one of those 40% who still APPROVE or STRONGLY APPROVE of him switch to DISAPPROVE or STRONGLY DISAPPROVE of him at this point in time or in the future?

Think about it.

Is it more likely because they will have a eureka moment and suddenly love Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin's message of individual responsibility, or because they are frustrated with Obama not delivering the Socialist Utopian freebies they think they deserve?

I suspect that his support will fall further, but only because the true believers are upset that he hasn't destroyed the "dirty capitalist-colonialist-fatcats" enough.

42 posted on 10/15/2010 8:30:28 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
2 out of 5 Americans don't want an America as we knew it.

Then those 2 of 5 should all move to California, because that state is a model of liberal utopia.

43 posted on 10/15/2010 8:32:46 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: sam_paine

I agree. The Utopianistsas need to be disabused of their beliefs...And hard.

Educating on Liberty - and what that really means - is my first preferred method...But is slow.

And having these socialists disappointed that their freebees aren’t coming only leads I think to believing that they could come - if only they tried harder....

Pitforks and torches on the capital mall, though...That migth just start a discussion with the stakes high enough to polarize the wishy-washy, and galvanize the rest. Personally, I think to affect those stubborn true believers in socialism, the choices need to be made starker to them for them the see the error.


44 posted on 10/15/2010 8:37:20 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Disambiguator
Then those 2 of 5 should all move to California, because that state is a model of liberal utopia.

...and a state which appears about to re-elect a worn-out hippy socialist to make it even worse!

Some people believed that Obama would teach people how bad socialism is.

I don't think it works that way.

It's more like an addiction. The more you take the worse it gets.

45 posted on 10/15/2010 8:38:54 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

“2 out of 5 Americans don’t want an America as we knew it.”

Clueless people can still be educated about liberty. This is our great task for this coming generation. We MUST care and engage the coming generation if we care about America surviving in any way as we knew her.


46 posted on 10/15/2010 8:40:19 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 18 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: sam_paine

‘...and a state which appears about to re-elect a worn-out hippy socialist to make it even worse!’

Wow - I’m incredulous about KaliFORNeeea.


47 posted on 10/15/2010 8:44:12 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 18 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

PERFECT!


48 posted on 10/15/2010 8:45:42 AM PDT by milagro
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To: SeattleBruce; DadOfFive
Clueless people can still be educated about liberty. This is our great task for this coming generation.

Totally agree! And that's why I think this Daily tracking "poll cheering" and a single election is so dangerous.

It creates false exuberance.

Moving that 40% approval of socialistic anti-American uncritical thinking down to even just 20% will take 40 years.

49 posted on 10/15/2010 8:48:24 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

“Is it more likely because they will have a eureka moment and suddenly love Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin’s message of individual responsibility, or because they are frustrated with Obama not delivering the Socialist Utopian freebies they think they deserve?”

We need to cast a vision for liberty and freedom (free markets which can create jobs, sensible tax code (flat tax), etc.) Furthermore, we need to ridicule people that are satisfied to live in ignorance - like the idiotic voters in my state who will vote for Patty Murray and Jay Inslee (WA CD 1) but answer the 3rd question of our survey - what should we do to get WA State’s economy on track with “Tax cuts for small businesses and individuals”.

People are IGNORANT and blissfully so. We MUST shake them out of their lethargy.

If we ever fashioned ourselves to be good communicators, this is one of the more important messages we’ll ever deliver to this and the coming generation.


50 posted on 10/15/2010 8:49:14 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 18 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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