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Poll: Many Obama 2008 supporters defecting to GOP
YahooNews (AP) ^ | 10/16/2010 | LIZ SIDOTI

Posted on 10/17/2010 2:52:52 AM PDT by South40

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's winning coalition from 2008 has crumbled and his core backers are dispirited. It's now Republicans who stand to benefit from an electorate that's again craving change.

Nearly two years after putting Obama in the White House, one-quarter of those who voted for the Democrat are defecting to the GOP or considering voting against the party in power this fall. Just half of them say they definitely will show up Nov. 2, according to an Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll released two weeks before Obama's first midterm elections.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; defecting; gop; many; obama; poll; supporters

1 posted on 10/17/2010 2:52:53 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Cool! The media created Obumble. When you create an illusion out of nothing, upon closer inspection, it disappears.


2 posted on 10/17/2010 2:58:42 AM PDT by beckysueb
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To: South40
Poll: Many Obama 2008 supporters defecting to GOP

Poll: Many Obama 2008 supporters returning to sanity


3 posted on 10/17/2010 2:59:10 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: South40

The same ole Kool Aid drinkers who got us into this mess in the 1st place suddenly found missing brain cells and have found solace in the GOP...pathetic.


4 posted on 10/17/2010 3:01:50 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: South40

TEA minus 16 Days and Counting.


5 posted on 10/17/2010 3:02:10 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: South40

You can be poor only so long and know you have to change for something better.


6 posted on 10/17/2010 3:02:16 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: beckysueb

Exactly! MSM created, and not MSM destroyed... Wow, even the Liberals of the media can’t figure out how to save him...heh.


7 posted on 10/17/2010 3:06:51 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: South40

Is that a tingle I’m feeling going down my leg(?)


8 posted on 10/17/2010 3:18:20 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: South40

America, the greatest and most exceptional and remarkable nation in all of history, ate a mammoth hairball. In 16 days it will Barf it out...


9 posted on 10/17/2010 3:27:28 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: The Duke

Ah... too much MSNBC. There is a cure for that...heh.


10 posted on 10/17/2010 3:39:48 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: South40

More Leftist lies. It goes on to say “just as many McCain supporters are voting or thinking of voting for Democrats.”
It is hard to grasp just how full of shiite this author is.


11 posted on 10/17/2010 3:43:56 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: South40

But, everybody, still, has to suffer through, at least, TWO MORE YEARS of Barack Obama, unless he quits, dies, voids the ‘12 November election, wins re-election in ‘12 legally or by cheating, or is impeached.


12 posted on 10/17/2010 3:53:50 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: savedbygrace

“TEA minus 16 Days and Counting.”


Excellent!


13 posted on 10/17/2010 4:03:48 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: South40

Americans asked not to have the Health Care Bill passed.

They strenuosly objected to it.

They got it shoved down their throats.

Americans do not like to have crap shoved down their throats.

We vote for people to represent us, not to dictate to us.


14 posted on 10/17/2010 4:21:37 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Iron Munro

Your tagline says it all.

IMHO many 2008 voters would NOT have supported BO if they had been provided background information on him. He is not the descendant of slaves or a son of American experience. Black AND white voters were deceived in their desire to give him a chance and validate their sense of pride and fairness.

Like finding out your spouse is a transgender!!!!


15 posted on 10/17/2010 4:38:36 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: South40

They re-interviewed 1,254 people and that’s all they could write?


16 posted on 10/17/2010 4:44:14 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: sodpoodle

“IMHO many 2008 voters would NOT have supported BO if they had been provided background information on him”.

...there was/is plenty of opportunity to find anything on anyone. The idiots that voted for this clown voted as if it were “American Idol”. They’re woefully misinformed and uneducated in economics and history. Stupidity is no excuse.


17 posted on 10/17/2010 5:06:43 AM PDT by albie
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To: South40

On Nov. 2, Obama will find out just how fickle many of his voters from 2008 really are. They had their thrill, their feel-good moment, and they aren’t there for him now. For all but his leftist hard core, it was never really about his policies, it was about his celebrity; and those voters aren’t to be counted on this year now that he needs them for vindication. On our side, we just need turnout, turnout, turnout. It all depends on that.


18 posted on 10/17/2010 5:09:07 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: South40
. . . one-quarter of those who voted for . . . [Obama] are defecting to the GOP or considering voting against the party in power this fall. Just half of them say they definitely will show up Nov. 2 . . . Yet in a reflection of broad dissatisfaction with politics, just as many people who backed Republican presidential nominee John McCain are either supporting Democrats now or still considering how to vote . . . Still, McCain voters — to borrow Obama's campaign rallying cry — are far more "fired up, ready to go." Two-thirds say they are certain to vote next month.

Half of Obama voters will definitely vote, while two-thirds of McCain voters will, and that's "just as many" on each side. The math here is another demonstration of the fundamental problem with Dems.

19 posted on 10/17/2010 5:21:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: South40

It would be nice if anyone who voted for Obama and his BS socialistic programs were just shipped off to Europe and let America get back to what it was.


20 posted on 10/17/2010 5:29:09 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: South40

That headline ought to strike fear into the pinkos.


21 posted on 10/17/2010 5:39:18 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: C210N
America, the greatest and most exceptional and remarkable nation in all of history, ate a mammoth hairball. In 16 days it will Barf it out..

Post of the day ! Gaack!

22 posted on 10/17/2010 5:46:22 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: albie

*** Stupidity is no excuse.***

Being misled by sophisticated propogandists happens daily.

BO was marketed to a trusting public. The headline suggests they have learned an expensive lesson.

I have hired and fired many employees with sparkling credentials and references...I trusted and verified - but was wrong.


23 posted on 10/17/2010 5:50:30 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: jmaroneps37

When reading the article i was hard pressed to figure out how the right had an advantage. If two thirds of McCain voters were sure to come out and vote but half might vote dem then it would sem we’re in a heap of trouble.


24 posted on 10/17/2010 5:54:33 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Pollster1

I truly have a hard time believing how many voters on each side are switching sides according to this article.


25 posted on 10/17/2010 5:56:08 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: South40

_76 percent of Obama voters say they will support the Democrat in their House district, while 8 percent plan to back the Republican and the rest are undecided.

_71 percent of McCain voters say they will vote for the Republican in their House district, while 9 percent plan to get behind Democrats and 20 percent haven’t chosen a candidate.
So a larger percentage of McCain voters will switch than Obama voters. More undecided on the right,20% than on the left,16%.
I’m supposed to believe any of this nonsense?


26 posted on 10/17/2010 6:00:11 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: C210N

“...ate a mammoth hairball. In 16 days it will Barf it out..”

Spot-on imagery.


27 posted on 10/17/2010 6:01:40 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: South40

It’s the economy...stupid...


28 posted on 10/17/2010 6:24:24 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: South40

Pelosi/Reid and the rest of the Democrats in Congress share the blame in the so-called voter ‘enthusiasm gap’ ... a term which is more disinformation.

There never was as much ‘enthusiasm’ for what they were doing in the first place, so how can there be a ‘gap’


29 posted on 10/17/2010 7:45:17 AM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: South40
“Yet in a reflection of broad dissatisfaction with politics, just as many people who backed Republican presidential nominee John McCain are either supporting Democrats now or still considering how to vote.”

I knew lying Liz wouldn't let us down. There just weren't any whoppers in the excerpt.

30 posted on 10/17/2010 7:48:18 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: South40

Original source of article is Associated Press, not Yahoo News.


31 posted on 10/17/2010 10:04:15 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
I know how to post an article. I've been doing it years longer than you.

The source is Yahoo News.

32 posted on 10/17/2010 11:38:22 AM PDT by South40 (My computer beat me at chess. But it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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