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Americans, Unlike The Senate, Approve Of Obama’s Jobs Bill, Poll Says
The Ticket - Yahoo News ^ | 12 Oct 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman

Posted on 10/12/2011 8:32:34 PM PDT by edpc

Senate Republicans Tuesday may have blocked President Obama's jobs bill, but a new poll suggests that's not what a majority of Americans want.

Nearly two-thirds of the respondents to a survey from NBC/Wall Street Journal voiced their approval when pollsters were told them the details of the president's "American Jobs Act"-- including that it would cut payroll taxes, fund new road construction, and extend unemployment benefits. NBC reports that 63 percent of respondents said they favored the bill, with just 32 percent opposing it.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; cronyism; economy; ge; jobsbill; nbc; obama; politics; pollsarenotnews
Americans, unlike the Senate, approve of Obama’s jobs bill, poll says

Well.....they didn't ask me.

The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points is set for release Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

On NBC's Nightly News, of course, since it's their poll. Looks like GE handed down some marching orders to pay back The Won.

1 posted on 10/12/2011 8:32:44 PM PDT by edpc
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Half a trillion unionization bill.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 8:35:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: edpc
Should be the obama "union bribes bill"...

This is total trash and everyone - except the liberal media - knows it.

democrats and republicans alike did NOT vote for the stupid thing because they know their phones would have melted off the desk the next day and they would be job-hunting in November, 2012.

THAT is the only poll that counts.
3 posted on 10/12/2011 8:37:32 PM PDT by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: edpc

More BS propaganda to fool the masses of sheeple.


4 posted on 10/12/2011 8:38:57 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: edpc

Did they bother to ask the people what exactly Obama’s “jobs bill” was? I would bet not one could name anything in the bill.


5 posted on 10/12/2011 8:40:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: edpc
NBC reports that 63 percent of respondents said they favored the bill....

If true, we've clearly reached the tipping point.

6 posted on 10/12/2011 8:41:21 PM PDT by umgud
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To: edpc

FNC has a “crawl” tonight saying that the majority of “americans” believe that the country is on the “wrong track”. Therefore, 48% say they will vote for commie ‘RATS while only 40% say they will vote for a Republican. I think we’re on the “high speed rail” to Commieville.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 8:41:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

No, read it again. They TOLD them what was in it (according to them)


8 posted on 10/12/2011 8:46:08 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: edpc

I would fear an attack by a flock of flying pigs before I would believe one of their polls.


9 posted on 10/12/2011 8:46:08 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: edpc
When asked simply if Congress should pass the legislation or not, 30 percent of respondents answer yes, while 22 percent say no; 44 percent have no opinion. But when the legislation's details are included in a follow-up question -- that it would cut payroll taxes, fund new road construction, extend unemployment benefits, and that it would be paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthy -- 63 percent say they favor the bill and 32 percent oppose it. What's more, 64 percent of respondents agree with the statement that it is a "good idea" to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations, because they should pay their fair share and can afford to pay more to help fund programs and government operations.

Yeah. NBC wasn't fishing for a result here were they with their push poll. Good luck with this shabby poll to prop up your loser Marxist.

10 posted on 10/12/2011 8:48:17 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: edpc

I remember fondly how the nonpartisan MFM pumped up the headlines about how the majority of Americans polled disapproved of the Obamacare bill.

Wait, wut?


11 posted on 10/12/2011 8:48:25 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: edpc

Pure B S Crappola. I don’t know anyone for it.


12 posted on 10/12/2011 8:51:00 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Too bad for NBC they can't contact every household in the USA to read them their talking points. In the end the poll proves the job's bill is another loser for Obama.
13 posted on 10/12/2011 8:53:22 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: edpc

Missed it - did the Democrats have a majority of votes to pass the ‘union looting working people bill’? Because, controlling the house, I can’t see the downside letting liberals vote on record for higher taxes.

Or is the truth that Democrats sunk their own bill?


14 posted on 10/12/2011 8:58:01 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: edpc

A fake poll. The were TOLD the details, based on their interpretation.

“If I told you that Obama’s jobs bill saves children from starvation, ensures everyone gets a 10% raise, and puts a flying unicorn in every driveway - all while reducing the deficit - would you support it then?”


15 posted on 10/12/2011 9:11:24 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: edpc

Of couse, the Senate knows what is in it; and ‘Americans’ do not. But that couldn’t be it; right?


16 posted on 10/12/2011 9:13:19 PM PDT by cricket (Let Freedom Ring. . .and Thank You, Steve Jobs...)
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To: edpc

Yahoo News...heh heh yahoo!


17 posted on 10/12/2011 9:15:58 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: edpc

Most Americans have no clue that this really isn’t a “jobs” bill because the GD media won’t tell the truth.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 9:18:25 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: edpc
voiced their approval when pollsters were told them the details

Which is known as a push-poll.

19 posted on 10/12/2011 9:20:54 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: edpc

Phhhtt. Take every questioner and use a qualifier. Should the government be in charge of the economy. That’s all. Obama is doing as he said he would during his campaign. These polls are meaningless to me.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 9:26:34 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: edpc
If it's all right with NBC I'll wait for a neutral poll.
My personal experience (in California!) is the reverse. Out of 12 people asked, 1 (one) agreed with the new deficit enhancement plan.

But all is irrelevant. The only poll that counts is on election day.

21 posted on 10/12/2011 9:29:51 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: edpc
Senate Republicans Tuesday may have blocked President Obama's jobs bill

That is a lie. The Democrats have the majority but couldn't muster the votes.....Reid voted NO.

22 posted on 10/12/2011 9:29:55 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Lazlo in PA

Free money is great. Who is against free money? Conservatives cannot compete against the illusion of free money. The last statement is a flat lie. The tax on the wealthy even if it achieves exactly as the Democrats say, would not come close to funding the new orgy of spending. NBC has become an arm of the Democrat party. Democrats should be forced to count this poll as a campaign contribution.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 9:34:26 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: bolobaby
“If I told you that Obama’s jobs bill saves children from starvation, ensures everyone gets a 10% raise, and puts a flying unicorn in every driveway - all while reducing the deficit - would you support it then?”

As an Obama supporter, my diminished capacity would require it.

24 posted on 10/12/2011 9:38:55 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: edpc

63% huh?

Well, when you want a preconceived answer you can ask leading questions to get that result.


25 posted on 10/12/2011 10:04:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: edpc

Rachel Rose Hartman, the Lib Media liar that keeps up the horseshit even when her bisexual Muslim keeps fallng further in the polls.


26 posted on 10/12/2011 10:21:48 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: edpc

They didn’t ask me either. How can we take seriously what “Americans” think about the so-called jobs bill when it’s been all one-sided. There’s been no balance to Obama’s “if you love me pass this bill” campaign stops. They’ve largely been propagandized so of course they’ll support it.


27 posted on 10/12/2011 10:47:31 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Lazlo in PA

They didn’t REALLY add that bit about the “fair share” in the question did they? It’s guaranteed to get a “yes” answer. Who would be opposed to anyone not paying their “fair share” in taxes? It’s like that Jimmy Fallon commercial where he shows the pie chart showing that 99% of people want “more cash”.


28 posted on 10/13/2011 12:06:49 AM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: edpc
It's all about how you word the questions. Never have I ever seen so much (un)journalistic bias towards an outcome. In a side note, three of our Portland, Or. news websites have had a poll question about the OccupyPortland demo in downtown and every one of them is basically a 2/3 majority in favor of shutting the demos down. Unscientific polls and all that don't count if the outcome is wrong.
29 posted on 10/13/2011 12:38:12 AM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: edpc
The NBC/WSJ poll -- which was conducted Oct. 6-10 of 1,000 adults (200 reached by cell phone), and which has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points -- will be released in full beginning at 6:30 pm ET.

Yeah. Real scientific. [/s]
30 posted on 10/13/2011 12:52:14 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: edpc

How did the Repubs block it when Dems are in the majority in the Senate?


31 posted on 10/13/2011 12:59:44 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: edpc

This poll is pure, unadulterated, shovel-ready Obamanure.


32 posted on 10/13/2011 1:02:54 AM PDT by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: edpc

2 dems helped defeat the bill, Even Harry changed his vote and voted no, That makes it bipartisan...

Left wing press, YEP!


33 posted on 10/13/2011 1:09:26 AM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The pigs want their slop and will oink loudest for those who have the biggest bucket.


34 posted on 10/13/2011 2:55:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: businessprofessor

America is fast becoming a gaggle of loud-mouthed, spoiled children shouting “GIMME!!”


35 posted on 10/13/2011 3:03:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: bolobaby

That depends. What color is the unicorn?


36 posted on 10/13/2011 3:07:15 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: edpc
NBC probably told respondents there would be Free ice cream for everyone who said they loved Obama’s bill. This is sooooo transparent as to be childish. If 63% love this bill why has it found only Larson in the House as a cosponsor? -Quick answer is it is Larson's JOB to support Obama and his district is an enemy outpost.
37 posted on 10/13/2011 4:29:12 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: edpc

What a crock - American’s liked “Two and a Half Men” too. That does not make them capable of understanding the ramifications of crappy legislation - especially when told about tiny parts taht sound good in theory. Americans polled in these types of stories are the same that have $120,000 in student loans for a degree in Social Studies or liberal arts. Tell people that the law would give them the same debt as their student loans - debt that can not be eliminated via bankruptcy and they are going to have second thoughts.


38 posted on 10/13/2011 4:30:11 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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