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Obama down 2-7 points in Iowa
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 02/18/2012 7:58:12 PM PST by Mustang Driver

Is Barack Obama electable?

Further evidence of the erosion of President Obama’s electability comes from Iowa as the liberal Des Moines Register’s latest poll shows the president is behind 3 of the 4 remaining Republican presidential candidates by 2 to 7 points — in a state he won by 10 points in 2008. The numbers:

Ron Paul 49% Barack Obama 42%

Rick Santorum 48% Barack Obama 44%

Mitt Romney 46% Barack Obama 44%

The increasingly irrelevant Newt Gingrich is down 51%-37% to the president.

Iowa is one of 11 states that are considered “toss-up” by Real Clear Politics.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.dailymail.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 42; 49; ia2012; obama; paul; polls

1 posted on 02/18/2012 7:58:21 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver

If gas is $5.00 a gallon this summer like they are predicting he’s gonna lose big!


2 posted on 02/18/2012 8:00:04 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Mustang Driver

If the bummer can’t carry Iowa, it is going to be tough for him to get re-elected.


3 posted on 02/18/2012 8:01:25 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Mustang Driver

See Also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2848483/posts


4 posted on 02/18/2012 8:02:48 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Big Horn

Go Newt!


5 posted on 02/18/2012 8:02:56 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Mustang Driver

The fact that Obama is ONLY down 2-7 shows the hopelessness of our cause.


6 posted on 02/18/2012 8:06:47 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Mustang Driver

I can’t believe that Zer0 is not down 100% to 0%. They don’t call him Zer0 for nothing.


7 posted on 02/18/2012 8:11:19 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Mustang Driver

“Increasingly irrelevant Newt Gingrich” is not going to sit well with many on this forum, but time will tell how true or false that phrase is.


8 posted on 02/18/2012 8:19:56 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: gorush

“The fact that Obama is ONLY down 2-7 shows the hopelessness of our cause.”

then quit and wear an Obama shirt.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 8:23:48 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Mustang Driver

Bike Cliff


10 posted on 02/18/2012 8:25:02 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: gorush

Really... I think if Obama is down 2 - 7 points actually shows the hopelessness of America.
We’ve got an avowed socialist destroying America, and down only a few points? I still think he’s gonna get his clock cleaned.


11 posted on 02/18/2012 8:34:16 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee

Bump!


12 posted on 02/18/2012 8:41:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Mustang Driver
Interesting.

Couple days ago Rasmussen released a batch of New Mexico polls showing barky crushing all the GOP candidates by 20. As I recall, during the razor-thin Bush elections, Iowa and New Mexico were both right on the edge. So is this a polling quirk, or is New Mexico that far gone already?

13 posted on 02/18/2012 8:45:15 PM PST by rhinohunter (Not voting for RINO Romney...no way...no how)
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To: Mustang Driver
Santorum clobbering Obama in Iowa? Woo hoo!
14 posted on 02/18/2012 8:47:54 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Mustang Driver

All the exuberant young people who rallied to vote for the first black JFK succeeded only in voting in the first black Jimmy Carter. Needless to say, they’re disappointed.


15 posted on 02/18/2012 8:58:02 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: max americana
"then quit and wear an Obama shirt."

reductio ad adsurdem, how cute...that's what I'll do, I'll get an Obama t-shirt.

16 posted on 02/18/2012 9:13:58 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Mustang Driver

Likely voters too.....


17 posted on 02/18/2012 9:14:23 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Mustang Driver; Keith in Iowa; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; ...

This is amazing in what I call the Vermont of the Midwest. Another Freeper suggested putting Terry Brandsad on the ticket. Not a bad idea, especially if there is a deadlocked convention.


18 posted on 02/18/2012 9:49:20 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Branstad ? Brother... dragging out all the old RINOs...


19 posted on 02/18/2012 9:59:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Brandstad a RINO? When he first ran for Governor, his predecessor (Robert Ray) was reluctant to support Branstad because he was seen as too conservative. His first election was largely because his opponent had tax problems. Perhaps you are thinking of someone else.


20 posted on 02/18/2012 10:06:06 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; Impy; RygelXVI; AuH2ORepublican

From Wikipedia (albeit not the best source, but the points are correct):

The Des Moines Tea Party gave Branstad a “no” on their report card on “criteria for acceptance” and said Branstad had “a history of raising taxes, [was] not a true conservative, and increased the size of government every year he held office, [and] built a state-owned phone company.”

I also don’t find it particularly “Conservative” for anyone wanting to serve a whopping 20 years (perhaps longer) as Governor. Almost anyone is likely to spoil after 2 terms (and he passed that mark 22 years ago). Plus, where was this guy in ridding the state of the execrable Tom Harkin ? Harkin should’ve been run out (at the latest) by 1990, when Branstad was concluding his second term.


21 posted on 02/18/2012 10:14:56 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: gorush; Mustang Driver
The fact that Obama is ONLY down 2-7 shows the hopelessness of our cause.

What? This is a state Obamanation won by 10% in 2008. For him to be down 2-7% means a 12-19% swing. That's huge!

22 posted on 02/18/2012 11:27:05 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Intolerant in NJ

With Paul having the best numbers I would not get too excited here. Even a good pollster can throw an outlier once in a while. National numbers from many different pollsters make this poll seem screwy. Before I get excited I will need to see another poll in Iowa. National numbers trending up and state polling trending towards Obama. This is the only poll in the last month that is trending our way. On top of which the best numbers are for Paul ?Really?? Just a word of caution. I am a poll geek :)

Numbers here do not seem right. IMO


23 posted on 02/19/2012 12:56:03 AM PST by chopperjc
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To: gorush

“the fact Obama is ONLY down 2-7 shows the hopelessness of our cause”

OK.. I`ll give the benefit of the doubt.. you forgot your /sarc tag, didn`t you?


24 posted on 02/19/2012 3:03:06 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Mustang Driver

That Proves that Gingrich is the one the Liberals fear the Most. according to Rush Limbaugh they will always tell you who they fear the Most


25 posted on 02/19/2012 3:37:42 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: gorush

“The fact that Obama is ONLY down 2-7 shows the hopelessness of our cause.”

It may show who took the poll. Leftists are notorious liars (not to mention that they are often wilfully delusiona).

History says The Clown President goes down in flames this November.


26 posted on 02/19/2012 4:41:24 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Theodore R.
“Increasingly irrelevant Newt Gingrich” is not going to sit well with many on this forum, but time will tell how true or false that phrase is.

It bugs me because he is the most qualified and it's insane that Ron Paul tops the list. Seems like the nutcases and weak-kneed make the list and the true warrior is shunned.

27 posted on 02/19/2012 4:45:49 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Mustang Driver

The De Moines Register is off message. The Obama administration will be contacting them soon to change their perspective. The Obama truth squads will be forced into action.


28 posted on 02/19/2012 6:46:07 AM PST by reaganbooster (The democrat party symbol should be the grim reaper instead of the donkey.)
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To: chopperjc
Even a good pollster can throw an outlier once in a while...true, but the fact that three of the four candidates tested run better than Obama suggests the probability of some real movement against him in Iowa at least - maybe a residue of all the heavy advertising in support of each candidate before the recent caucases - also, I thought Gallup had Obama's approval back down to 43 last week, which should be expected after all the noise about his attack on religious freedom - there are some positive glimmers - I've not last all hope......
29 posted on 02/19/2012 9:01:23 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; RygelXVI; AuH2ORepublican; iowamark; GOPsterinMA

Iowa is awfully rat-friendly for a 90% White state with no large cities.

Something to do with labor unions I would guess.


30 posted on 02/20/2012 5:18:52 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Maybe a NH-MA scenario: IA has been infiltrated by IL moonbats?


31 posted on 02/20/2012 6:33:23 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; RygelXVI; AuH2ORepublican; iowamark; ...
Maybe a NH-MA scenario: IA has been infiltrated by IL moonbats?

I don't think so, people are leaving there not going there. This goes back to the farm recession of the 80's. Iowa voted for Dukakis while Illinois went for Bush Sr (and Reagan's margin was smaller in 1984). It was more a Republican state prior to the 80's than it is now (and IL was a premier swing state until the 90's).

32 posted on 02/20/2012 6:47:21 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

That was my guess...


33 posted on 02/20/2012 7:00:19 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: Impy

First, the Des Moines Register and its’ polls are well to the left of most Iowans so take the poll with a grain of salt.

Iowa is rustbelt industrial state, very evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats.


34 posted on 02/20/2012 7:07:43 PM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: Impy

And Iowa has dozens of ultra-liberal state and private universities.

U of Iowa and Grinnell College are just pure appartchik propaganda training centers for the useful idiots.


35 posted on 02/23/2012 2:11:35 AM PST by hawkeye101 (Electing lawyers to political office is like hiring a raging alcoholic to run your bar!)
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