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CNN Poll: President's approval nearing 50%
CNN ^ | 12/20/2011 | CNN

Posted on 12/20/2011 11:57:40 AM PST by mikelets456

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's approval rating, a crucial indicator of his reelection chances, is on the rise, according to a new national survey.

A CNN/ORC International Poll out Tuesday also indicates that the partisan battle over extending the payroll tax cut may be partially responsible for the jump in the president's numbers.

Full results (pdf)

According to the survey, 49% of Americans approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, up five points from last month, with 48% saying they disapprove, down six points from mid-November. The 49% approval rating is the president's highest since May, when his number hit 54% thanks to a bounce following the killing of Osama bin Laden. Since then, in CNN polling, Obama's approval rating has hovered in the mid-40s.

"President Barack Obama's approval rating appears to be fueled by dramatic gains among middle-income Americans," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "The data suggest that the debate over the payroll tax is helping Obama's efforts to portray himself as the defender of the middle class."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: drivebymedia; lie; obama; obama2012; polls; propaganda
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1 posted on 12/20/2011 11:57:49 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

Uh, hello, “end of war” in Iraq? Too bad for Obama, he doesn’t have many more wars to end.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 11:59:54 AM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: mikelets456

As long as people pay them attention polls will keep lying to people. Ignore polls, all of them.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 12:01:19 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: mikelets456

Time for Barry’s toadies in the state run “media” to start polishing up his image. We’ve got a big election coming up doncha know.


4 posted on 12/20/2011 12:01:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: mikelets456

All BS, It’s CNN (The Communist News Network)!!!
Rasmussen still has him circling the bowl in the very low 40’s


5 posted on 12/20/2011 12:02:04 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: mikelets456

Rush talked about this today. The sampling numbers are skewed. They under sampled the Republicans for instance.


6 posted on 12/20/2011 12:02:59 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: mikelets456

Maybe Republicans (including many here on this forum) need to stop slinging mud at all our guys (and girls) and focus that rage at the one destroying this country.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 12:03:02 PM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: mikelets456

That’s great CNN~!!

All yur listeners will be happy!!

both of them!


8 posted on 12/20/2011 12:03:13 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: mikelets456
A Christmas Story...

9 posted on 12/20/2011 12:03:24 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: mikelets456

CNN-Obama trying to justify to the unwashed how good The Anointed/Appointed/Selected One truly is.


10 posted on 12/20/2011 12:03:46 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: mikelets456
"dramatic gains among middle-income Americans"

Sure, just flat out lie, and make up anything you want.

11 posted on 12/20/2011 12:04:19 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: mikelets456

The poll was taken in the White House. Respondent Michelle Obama was unavailable - so the one vote from BO represents 50% of those polled on a daily basis.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 12:05:11 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: mikelets456

ROFLOL at how CNN tries to put a positive spin on Obama’s poor polling numbers. What this really shows is that more than half of our citizens do not approve of Obama and can not wait until that intruder is out of our White House.


13 posted on 12/20/2011 12:05:21 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: mikelets456

Amazingly, Obama’s ‘dramatic’ improvement among the ‘middle class’ comes in tandem with news that his campaign is abandoning attemtps to win support of blue collar whites, because that demographic is deemed to be beyond his reach.


14 posted on 12/20/2011 12:05:21 PM PST by skeeter
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To: mikelets456

Ahhhhhhhhhhh I see CNN is posting the usual BS..they are the Communist News Network for a reason


15 posted on 12/20/2011 12:05:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mikelets456

I know these polls are BS. I think he is in the low 30% realistically. But these BS polls are ticking me off...


16 posted on 12/20/2011 12:06:25 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: Skeez
Maybe Republicans (including many here on this forum) need to stop slinging mud at all our guys (and girls)

Don't think that's going to stop anytime soon unfortunately...it's Primary season and seems to go with the territory. Everybody wants their candidate to win regardless of the arguments opposing them.

What we can do is hope a few will get behind the most electable candidate who can win against Obama and get the work done in Washington ASAP when they get there....and has the tools to get it done. That alone eliminates some of them.

17 posted on 12/20/2011 12:06:43 PM PST by caww
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To: mikelets456
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18 posted on 12/20/2011 12:07:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: mikelets456

As someone here most astutely observed-Polls are for strippers.


19 posted on 12/20/2011 12:07:34 PM PST by corbe
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To: Paradox
In other news, CNN has discovered the missing votes that Obama will need to put him in his second term - human interest stories about the disenfranchised minorities/illegals/dead/perfectly human animals to follow.
In the interest of security, the votes won't be put into the system until the 2012 election proves the necessity.
20 posted on 12/20/2011 12:07:39 PM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: mikelets456

Rush: “Don’t Doubt Me: Obama’s Approval Rating Will Rise and the Jobless Rate Will Drop — All Designed to Weaken Your Resolve”

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2011/12/20/don_t_doubt_me_obama_s_approval_rating_will_rise_and_the_jobless_rate_will_drop_all_designed_to_weaken_your_resolve


21 posted on 12/20/2011 12:08:21 PM PST by iowamark
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To: mikelets456

As bad as this guy has screwed EVERYTHING up, how can his approval be anything over 10%?


22 posted on 12/20/2011 12:08:33 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: FlingWingFlyer

4th Best President, EVAH!!!
Just ask him, he’ll tell ya!


23 posted on 12/20/2011 12:08:49 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Paradox

This might explain. The other reason that the LMSM claims is that Obama looks like a hero on the payroll tax issue. I personally doubt this because there hasn’t been that much of a media stir over it.


24 posted on 12/20/2011 12:09:23 PM PST by edge919
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To: mikelets456
Obama doing the fast shuffle while the GOP beats itself to a pulp with less-that-stellar candidates.

Obama is a sitting duck (dinosaur?) and the GOP is like the guy in Jurassic Park who's got his gun caught in a net.

25 posted on 12/20/2011 12:10:11 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: mikelets456

Time to cook those numbers Democrats...we have a country to destroy, I mean, an election to win.


26 posted on 12/20/2011 12:10:34 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: mikelets456

Oh Praise Marx, Dear Leader’s approval has returned! (Coincidentally just in time for election, I wonder if we will see the crying and fainting masses like in 2008?)


27 posted on 12/20/2011 12:10:34 PM PST by apillar
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To: mikelets456

Do not under estimate Obama. He is a clever dirty infighter who will do anything to retain power. Look at how he dispatched Cain and now is working on Newt. To remove him from office we will have to bite, scratch, and eye gouge using every dirty trick in the books. Fight to win because they will


28 posted on 12/20/2011 12:11:20 PM PST by Rooivalk
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To: mikelets456

One or more of the 6 goobers running will decide that they are “special” and go third party.


29 posted on 12/20/2011 12:12:14 PM PST by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: evets

his numbers go up when he goes on vacation D’oh


30 posted on 12/20/2011 12:12:37 PM PST by molson209
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Time for Barry’s toadies in the state run “media” to start polishing up his image.”

Just HOW do you polish a TURD?!

You CAN’T pick it up by the CLEAN end...


31 posted on 12/20/2011 12:14:00 PM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: mikelets456

It is a poll of American adults, and not of voters. Voter polls tend to favor conservative issues and candidates.


32 posted on 12/20/2011 12:14:08 PM PST by CDFingers (Liars and Commies and Czars Oh My!)
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To: Parley Baer

And I dare say they under sampled people with a lick of common sense.


33 posted on 12/20/2011 12:14:10 PM PST by A message
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To: mikelets456

Jimmah and Billybob are like, come on Obama you can do it..you can be the worst President in modern history!
Say something like you are possibly the greatest President ever..oh wait,you already did that.


34 posted on 12/20/2011 12:15:03 PM PST by Leep
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To: mikelets456

Another BS poll staged by MSM to get Obama re-elected. MSM is on full “brainwash” techniques.


35 posted on 12/20/2011 12:16:30 PM PST by kenmcg (How)
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To: Paradox
A CNN/ORC International Poll

'nuff said.

36 posted on 12/20/2011 12:17:17 PM PST 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: mikelets456

If the Republicans continue to push people with sordid or questionable pasts, it will eventually weigh heavily on the attitude of the electorate.


37 posted on 12/20/2011 12:22:11 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Puppage

International poll.. Ahhh, good pick up.


38 posted on 12/20/2011 12:22:33 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: Mechanicos
As long as people pay them attention polls will keep lying to people. Ignore polls, all of them.

Ignoring polls is idiotic. Doing that is basically just sticking your head in the sand because you don't like the results.

Any one poll can be skewed, but if you use something like the RCP average you can see clear trends. There is no doubt that Hussein is trending up. ABC/WaPo now has him at 49%, CNN now shows him at 49% and Rasmussen's poll of likely voters gives Obama a 47% approval rating and has been steady for days.

The polls are not all wrong - particularly presidential approval polls. Primary polling is difficult and can be wildly off target, but that is not true for basic approve/disapprove numbers.

Obama is winning the public relations war at the moment. Our candidates are savaging one another and Hussein's class warfare shtick is helping him. There is no way around it. It doesn't help that our House Republicans are now fighting their own lonely battle, meanwhile the Senate Republicans have largely gone home and agreed to the 2 month payroll tax cut deal. House Republicans may be right on principle, but if taxes go up in January because they refused to accept what the Senate passed, the public is simply going to turn more against us. Boehner and McConnell didn't have their ducks in a row, and Obama and his congressional allies at least seem to be on the same page.

39 posted on 12/20/2011 12:23:33 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: mikelets456

Just show how stupid is the voting public.


40 posted on 12/20/2011 12:24:12 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Mechanicos

Liberal social psychologists manipulating the sheople, again, with statistics.


41 posted on 12/20/2011 12:24:38 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: mikelets456

Sure it has because we all know CNN and the regime is all about the truth.........................../major sarc


42 posted on 12/20/2011 12:25:27 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Carbonsteel

Demographics - very simple.


43 posted on 12/20/2011 12:29:27 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mikelets456

The rating is a poll and these can be massaged easily. Look at how the unemployment rate is massaged too.


44 posted on 12/20/2011 12:30:57 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: evets

“Be-sure-to-drink-your-Kool-Aid.”


45 posted on 12/20/2011 12:31:05 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: mikelets456
Not only is this Pravda Propaganda Piece (PPP) utter BS, IMO don't see it having any real world effect when it comes time to do the actual voting.

Voters enter the polling booth, make their choices only on what is of individual concern to them, on the single opportunity they have in making things better for themselves.

If they're under economic distress, reeling under the financial hardships wrought about by Obama's design to destroy America, they will vote their anger, frustration as those whose Obama's policies have been so disastrous to. To read how Obama has helped others within the middle class when you're doing "not nearly as well" will only serve to antagonize, alienate those who don't see themselves as part of those who've been helped.

46 posted on 12/20/2011 12:31:23 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: mikelets456

That will happen when you get free campaign advertising on 60 Minutes.


47 posted on 12/20/2011 12:31:56 PM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: mikelets456

We Are The 49%


48 posted on 12/20/2011 12:32:35 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: sodpoodle
There's no way of knowing what sort of people they talked with other than a relatively small number of registered voters, because ORC International does not provide party affiliation breakdowns in their polls. Get that? They ask the respondents which party they belong to, but do not reveal the answer in their cross-tab numbers.

Looking at the internals though, you can see the skew - especially in a poll where white males don't appear to be terribly fond of the Tea Party - yeah, right.

49 posted on 12/20/2011 12:36:21 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: mikelets456

Maybe these poll numbers are not taking the “Bradley Effect” into consideration.


50 posted on 12/20/2011 12:36:38 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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