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More voters would blame Republicans than Obama in absence of debt limit deal, says poll
CBS ^ | 7-14-11 | By Lucy Madison

Posted on 07/14/2011 4:38:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone

If Congress is unable to come to a deal to increase America's debt ceiling, more Americans will blame Republicans than will blame President Obama, says a new poll by Quinnipiac University.

According to the survey, released on Thursday, 48 percent of Americans say they will blame Republicans, not President Obama, if the country's $14.3 debt limit is not raised. Thirty-four percent said they would blame Mr. Obama rather than the GOP.

The poll comes on the heels of a tense round of negotiations over a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, varying accounts of which describe everything from an abrupt walk-out by Mr. Obama, to "childish" behavior by leading Republican Eric Cantor.

The survey indicates, however, that as much as Americans disapprove of Mr. Obama's economic leadership, they trust him more than they trust Republicans on the issue: 56 percent of respondents said they disapproved of how the president is dealing with the economy, but 45 percent said they trusted him more than they trusted Republicans to deal with it.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 2011polls; alinskytactics; debtlimit; democratpoll; liberalpolls; liberalpropaganda; mediabias; obamasminions; quinnipiac; quinnipiacagenda
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1 posted on 07/14/2011 4:39:03 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Where did they conduct this poll? Rhode Island?


2 posted on 07/14/2011 4:40:31 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Execute Order 66)
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To: NoLibZone


3 posted on 07/14/2011 4:40:49 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: NoLibZone

Why do they use that word, “blame”?

If the Republicans hold fast against any debt ceiling increases, isn’t the proper term, “give credit to”?


4 posted on 07/14/2011 4:41:18 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: NoLibZone

pls post the BS meter exploding.


5 posted on 07/14/2011 4:41:26 PM PDT by Principled
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To: NoLibZone

Liars. Quinnipiac is notoriously Leftist.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 4:41:37 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: NoLibZone

how did that massage these results?


7 posted on 07/14/2011 4:42:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Tuxedo

San Francisco CA!


8 posted on 07/14/2011 4:42:41 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is investigating taxation without representation.)
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To: darkwing104

posted the meter while i was asking... great minds darkwing, great minds


9 posted on 07/14/2011 4:42:48 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Tuxedo

that’s why C-BS posted this: it’s from Quinnipac. They might as well have made a poll by DU.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 4:42:55 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: NoLibZone

Propaganda squad...liar liar tail on fire...


11 posted on 07/14/2011 4:42:57 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: darkwing104

... -—...-—...-—...-— Mayday Mayday Mayday


12 posted on 07/14/2011 4:43:57 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: NoLibZone

What do you expect from CBS?


13 posted on 07/14/2011 4:45:37 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: NoLibZone

Brought to you by the CBS (Complete Bull Shit) Network, in the tank for the Democrats since 1929,


14 posted on 07/14/2011 4:47:44 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: NoLibZone

So the public says in polls they don’t want it raised.

But they will “blame” the GOP if it isn’t.

Sooooo what is the R/D/I in this one? 5/80/10?


15 posted on 07/14/2011 4:47:51 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: NoLibZone

Brought to you by the CBS (Complete Bull Shit) Network, in the tank for the Democrats since its founding


16 posted on 07/14/2011 4:48:10 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Tuxedo

It is up to the House to put up a budget. If they don’t it is no one’s fault but their own.


17 posted on 07/14/2011 4:48:33 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: NoLibZone

so what?


18 posted on 07/14/2011 4:49:01 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: SF_Redux

who will they thank later?


19 posted on 07/14/2011 4:49:29 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: NoLibZone

Oh noes!


20 posted on 07/14/2011 4:49:48 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: NoLibZone

Lies.

LLS


21 posted on 07/14/2011 4:49:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: NoLibZone

The question was probably asked, “Which party opposes debt limit being raised”, and the government media spun it to which party Americans “blame” for debt limit not being raised! LOL, they are getting stupidly pathetic.


22 posted on 07/14/2011 4:50:18 PM PDT by parisa
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To: NoLibZone

I want to see a poll about raising the debt ceiling from those people who would crawl over razor wire to vote in the 2012 elections.

Any other poll doesn’t matter.


23 posted on 07/14/2011 4:50:50 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Tuxedo

San Fran Libco.


24 posted on 07/14/2011 4:50:53 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: NoLibZone

I stopped taking anything for granted from the Quinnipiac University a long, long time ago. =.=


25 posted on 07/14/2011 4:51:53 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Blood of Tyrants

True, but this isn’t about the budget. Congress has already submitted a budget for 2011. The senate hasn’t submitted budget in 2 years.

If anything, republicans should demand that until the senate puts through it’s budget, the debt ceiling is off the table. Let the president cut out programs.


26 posted on 07/14/2011 4:52:05 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: NoLibZone

What BS! If there’s one industry in this country that richly deserves massive layoffs, it’s the pollsters.


27 posted on 07/14/2011 4:52:43 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: NoLibZone
Only the freeloaders will blame Republicans if their cut of King Obama’s stash is cut off.
28 posted on 07/14/2011 4:53:49 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me
Only the freeloaders will blame Republicans

Speaking of which, here at Free Republic, we can help with the cost of what we benefit from; which is another answer to the question:

What is the value of Free Republic?

29 posted on 07/14/2011 4:56:43 PM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: NoLibZone

BS a convenient poll at best. PLEASE and so obvious


30 posted on 07/14/2011 4:56:55 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: NoLibZone
According to the survey, released on Thursday, 48 percent of Americans say they will blame Republicans, not President Obama, if the country's $14.3 debt limit is not raised. Thirty-four percent said they would blame Mr. Obama rather than the GOP.

Raising the debt limit is a stupid idea that supports continued irresponsible spending. Blaming Republicans for not being stupid does not make sense. But, then again, most voters put Obama into office. Oh, well.

31 posted on 07/14/2011 4:57:24 PM PDT by olezip
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To: NoLibZone

I’d blame them too and then send them a donation.


32 posted on 07/14/2011 4:57:38 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: NoLibZone
From July 5 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,311 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

This poll was taken last week, before the shenanigans of this week.

-PJ

33 posted on 07/14/2011 4:57:38 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: NoLibZone

Gee, what a surprise, a CBS poll finds for the dimwits. I wonder why that always happens with their polls?


34 posted on 07/14/2011 4:57:41 PM PDT by calex59
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To: NoLibZone

don’t polls show most people don’t want the debt limit increased?

Therefore, wouldn’t the republicans get the “credit”?

Also, isn’t it obvious republicans will be responsible because they are insisting on budget cuts whereas Obama would just raise the debt limit if he could?

And finally, how on Earth could more people trust Barack Obama to handle the economy?


35 posted on 07/14/2011 5:01:27 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: NoLibZone

Oh, in that case I guess we should abandon saving the economy. After all we wouldn’t want anyone sore at us.

/s


36 posted on 07/14/2011 5:01:39 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: NoLibZone

Oh those leftists. Always looking out for our best interests.

I heard an NPR puke today say that a majority of Americans want increased tax revenue.

Hint to stupid NPR leftists: Maybe that “majority” means they want an increase in the number of TAXPAYERS!

SFLs


37 posted on 07/14/2011 5:04:25 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: NoLibZone

MOZST AMericans are STUPID, and we send out 70 MILLION checks a month!!! OMG!


38 posted on 07/14/2011 5:08:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NoLibZone

MOZST AMericans are STUPID, and we send out 70 MILLION checks a month!!! OMG!


39 posted on 07/14/2011 5:08:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Good grief....the DEMOCRAT SENATE hasn’t passed sny budget for a year and a half.


40 posted on 07/14/2011 5:09:04 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NoLibZone

“Blame”? For what? CBS acts as if NOT raising the debt ceiling is a bad thing! Oh wait, it’s CBS...


41 posted on 07/14/2011 5:11:25 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: exDemMom
“If the Republicans hold fast against any debt ceiling increases, isn’t the proper term, “give credit to”?”

EXACTLY!!!!

42 posted on 07/14/2011 5:12:29 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: NoLibZone

Of course they would.

The 0media would see to that.


43 posted on 07/14/2011 5:14:28 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: Tuxedo

Another poll had the exact opposite result.


44 posted on 07/14/2011 5:15:09 PM PDT by imskylark
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45 posted on 07/14/2011 5:15:37 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: NoLibZone
Of course CBS used QU, its their creation .
Retired CBS leftists created this push poll group.

My latest QU favorite poll was how Gov Scott was behind the Dem by 6 pts on election day and the Orlando Slantinel paid of this push poll !

46 posted on 07/14/2011 5:16:29 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: darkwing104; Tuxedo; Principled

I would like to believe the poll is flawed, but I don’t think we should underestimate the ignorance of the American sheeple, especially when it comes to economics and government spending. I would be willing to bet that most Americans think there really is a Social Security trust fund with money waiting for them when they retire.

Freepers should visit the DMV more often, or the county courthouse. That will give them a better idea of why Democrats win elections.


47 posted on 07/14/2011 5:33:26 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: originalbuckeye
Liars. Quinnipiac is notoriously Leftist.

Maybe so, but the exact same thing happened to Gingrich in the 95' government shutdown. The public blamed Republicans and Clinton won. Why would anyone assume the same thing won't happen this time around? The media will blame the GOP and once any programs lose funding the public will howl in outrage and demand the money restored.

The American public is absolutely wedded to the social welfare state. Don't assume they are ready to actually cut anything other than maybe foreign aid and perhaps prisons.

Things are probably going to have to get much worse before American's addiction to socialism is broken.

48 posted on 07/14/2011 5:34:12 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Republicans have no clue how to market. Will never figure that one out.


49 posted on 07/14/2011 5:37:06 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: Tuxedo

Poll was conducted in the CBS cafeteria.


50 posted on 07/14/2011 5:41:02 PM PDT by citizencon
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