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Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll(Obama 47-Mitt 44)
www.rasmussenreports.com ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 08/27/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT by CaptainK

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows President Obama attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

A president’s job approval rating is one of the best indicators for assessing his chances of reelection. Typically, the president’s job approval rating on Election Day will be close to the share of the vote he receives. Currently, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) at least somewhat disapprove of the job Obama is doing (see trends).

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just damn.
1 posted on 08/27/2012 6:47:54 AM PDT by CaptainK
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To: CaptainK

Unreal. We’ve got a lot, and I mean a lot, of morons living in this country. America! Proof that you can’t fix stupid!


2 posted on 08/27/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: CaptainK

The Todd Akin effect


3 posted on 08/27/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: CaptainK

Baffling.

You have completely liberal outlets over sampling Dems and showing Romney ahead and then Ras pops up with a 3 point lead for Obama.

Guess I need to pay even less attention to polls.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: CaptainK

WTF?


5 posted on 08/27/2012 6:52:12 AM PDT by GnL
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To: DarthVader

That’s what I was thinking.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 6:52:34 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Unreal. We’ve got a lot, and I mean a lot, of morons living in this country.

You just figured that out?

7 posted on 08/27/2012 6:53:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CaptainK

Not to fret!!! Stay strong, this race has not fired up just yet, no matter what the mainstream media say or does. Let’s check back in a few weeks and see where this race is. Stay focused and get out our vote,, no matter what any poll says.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 6:54:27 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: CaptainK
Summer weekend, last one before the Labor Day weekend. Terrific weather here at the shore! Not too cold, not too hot, just right.

Check back September 7!

9 posted on 08/27/2012 6:55:23 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: CaptainK

BS


10 posted on 08/27/2012 6:55:23 AM PDT by vortigern
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To: CaptainK

After Obama sued Gallup, I expect to see him doing a lot better in the polls. Fear is a great motivator.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 6:55:41 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And the more these morons get to not work and get something for nothing the more they vote for the utter destruction of our democracy. This is really unbelievable.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 6:56:56 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: CaptainK

Maybe I’ve been wrong about American voters. I’ve just assumed they’re just a dumbed-down, disinterested, unaware lot. Perhaps a socialist path is truly what they want. They’ve certainly had plenty of time to see first-hand what Obama has done to this once-great land.

But apparently they’re liking what they’re seeing.

And THAT’S the most unnerving part.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 6:56:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama, you're going down in November.)
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To: CaptainK
You can't live and die on daily polls, especially prior to Labor Day and the conventions. The important thing is that the incumbent President is still below 50%. And the race will be won in the battleground states, not nationally.

And there are events that could occur prior to November that could swing the election one way or another. The real campaign season starts tomorrow.

14 posted on 08/27/2012 6:57:55 AM PDT by kabar
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To: ScottinVA

Yep.. More unemployment and debt. WOO HOO here comes a second term.
Idiots.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: DarthVader

Yep.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 6:59:19 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: CaptainK

It is also the weekend bounce Obotulism always seems to get. It also shows why we must amputate this bozo Akin quick and go on the attack hard. The GOP super pac money will kick in this week after the convention and there is massive advantage they have. Obuggery will be carpet bombed from all sides. But will also need to clean up our own house too.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: DarthVader
The Todd Akin effect

That may be a factor. Well... most of knew the trouble Akin would cause by remaining a festering sore rather than leaving.

18 posted on 08/27/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama, you're going down in November.)
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To: kabar

I noticed in Rasmmussen polls that Obama does really well over weekends.. Alot of conservatives are out on weekends so it is probably harder to poll them..


19 posted on 08/27/2012 7:00:41 AM PDT by scbison
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To: CaptainK

Wow. This is the second weekend in a row we see these exact results. This is very surprising. Nothing, and I mean nothing in current events should lead to this weekly shift. It is either polling irregularities over the weekends, or an incurable level of ignorance.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 7:00:43 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ScottinVA

most of *us* knew


21 posted on 08/27/2012 7:00:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama, you're going down in November.)
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To: CaptainK
Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate

I call BS!

22 posted on 08/27/2012 7:00:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: CaptainK

Remember 2010, Va Gov race, “2016” the movie is 3rd place in 1/2 the theatres, DC Tea Parties with millions, this poll is lunacy.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 7:00:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: CaptainK

this has got to be a dream... i thought i woke up this morning but apparently not...

i cannot possibly live in a land where the majority of the people i come in contact with everyday are this stupid.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 7:01:32 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: DarthVader
The Todd Akin effect

Yep. Massive female cratering, after saturation media coverage. And we haven't even hear about how racists Mormons were and how Mitt "did not stand up to it".

25 posted on 08/27/2012 7:02:27 AM PDT by montag813
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To: DarthVader
The Todd Akin effect.

Possibly. Unlikely. Probably statistical noise. Don't panic.

26 posted on 08/27/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: ScottinVA

People who post on political sites just don’t understand how “low information” most voters really are. I had a woman in my church (who I normally would suspect to be a Romeny supporter) said that she heard that Paul Ryan said some rape was legitimate. They get their information from the media and the effort to tie Romney and Ryan to Akin’s comments works.

The second thing is that you are right. 80 years of the Welfare State has turned a lot of Americans into takers and they see nothing wrong with it. They do believe that the “rich” are sitting around on yachts drinking champaigne and paying 5% of their income in taxes.


27 posted on 08/27/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: MNlurker

This is an offshoot of the supposed “likability” factor, that is claimed to be working in favor of the Current Occupant of the White Hut.

But how anybody who is so arrogant, shallow and thoroughly self-absorbed can manage to be “likable”, has to be one of the really great sales jobs so far of this young century. Beneath that veneer, which is the hallmark of the practiced sociopath, is a vicious, mean-minded CREEP, who has his own brand of anti-colonial hatred for all people of northern European origin. Dreams from his father, for sure.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 7:03:04 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: scbison
I noticed in Rasmmussen polls that Obama does really well over weekends.. Alot of conservatives are out on weekends so it is probably harder to poll them..

True, but Obama hasn't polled this well since May

29 posted on 08/27/2012 7:03:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama, you're going down in November.)
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To: scbison

But I’ve also been told on FreeRepublic that polls during the week are no good because conservatives are out working. So either all polls are bogus (possible) or there are a lot of Freepers who are in denial about the large dumbass Democrat voting block in this country.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 7:04:10 AM PDT by GnL
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To: CaptainK
Given the state of the economy it is hard to understand the support for Obama. However, I take some comfort in the fact that the real race is just beginning this week with the RNC convention.

It appears this race will come down to turnout. The conservatives are fired up. The issues are on Romney's side. The audiences at Obama rallies are yawning.

31 posted on 08/27/2012 7:04:18 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: MNlurker
Guess I need to pay even less attention to polls.

The fact of the matter...and what every political pundit knows but doesn't like to say, is that polls don't matter until late October after the final debate. We assume because we live and breath politics that everybody else does as well, the truth is the vast majority don't even start paying attention until the final two weeks of the race. If Obama is still up on October 27th, then you can start to worry...

32 posted on 08/27/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ilgipper

Incurable ignorance.

Well, the voters get the government they deserve IMO. Unfortunately I am not in a position of saying I am out of here if this POS wins again. Rasmussen is generally a good poll so my sense is Dumbney is getting ready to pull another McCain.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 7:04:55 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: ScottinVA

I bet its the effect of Akin and his puppeteer, Huckabee. Neither has enough sense, or cares, that they will not only help us lose the presidency, but also any chance that the Supreme Court would put the slightest limits on abortion.


34 posted on 08/27/2012 7:05:26 AM PDT by laconic
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sadly, the ballot box has become a worthless lost cause.


35 posted on 08/27/2012 7:05:42 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Steamburg

nobama sued gallup ?


36 posted on 08/27/2012 7:05:46 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: DarthVader

Nobody wants to say that but it’s 100% true. Now that i agreed with you i’m sure his defenders will come out of the woodwork to explain yet again how great a man he is and how we all need to stand strong with him because after all,sticking our heads in the stand is always a winning proposition.


37 posted on 08/27/2012 7:05:57 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: GnL

Who knows.. One thing all these polls tell us is that Omama never gets to 50%... If he hasn’t cracked 50% yet, he never will ..


38 posted on 08/27/2012 7:06:32 AM PDT by scbison
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To: DarthVader

Well, some of his supporters now are happy that the election has turned into discussions about rape and abortion. If with that Romney and the rest of Republican candidates are forced to show their ‘true color’ as liberals that’s good. If Romney lost, even better. That’ll teach them RINO a lesson for abandoning Akin. What? More abortions will happen if Obama is reelected? Darn RINO!


39 posted on 08/27/2012 7:07:46 AM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: apillar

I will worry if he cracks 50% after last debate.. If he doesn’t, rommney will win..


40 posted on 08/27/2012 7:07:55 AM PDT by scbison
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To: wiggen
Nobody wants to say that but it’s 100% true. Now that i agreed with you i’m sure his defenders will come out of the woodwork to explain yet again how great a man he is and how we all need to stand strong with him

It's also not our fathers' America. This country long ago lost its way morally, economically and spiritually.

41 posted on 08/27/2012 7:09:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama, you're going down in November.)
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To: MachIV

I agree.


42 posted on 08/27/2012 7:10:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: ScottinVA
True, but Obama hasn't polled this well since May

Last weekend had the exact same numbers, within a point, at least. It may have been 47-43, but almost identical. I don't know what that means. If his weekend model is broken, it would make sense two back to back August weekends would see the same thing. I just don't know. I tend to think this is an irregularity, but I just don't know at this stage. My general feeling is that the race is close, both are in the mid-40s, which is worse for the incumbent than the challenger...that Romney wins with a good campaign as the challenger in a crappy economy.

43 posted on 08/27/2012 7:10:17 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: CaptainK

Obama is to America what Castro was to Cuba.

Well, that’s not quite true - - Obama likes to “chase the little white ball around the golf course.”


44 posted on 08/27/2012 7:11:15 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: CaptainK
“currently, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance”

In other words 50% of the people you run into today are idiots.

45 posted on 08/27/2012 7:11:18 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: scbison

This is great news! I don’t buy it but don’t want conservatives to get lazy.

National Take Out The Trash Day is November 6th!


46 posted on 08/27/2012 7:11:49 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: CaptainK

Horse feathers.

We’re stupid if we fall for this crap.

Not Akin affect, instead, it is:

“conservatives are tired of idiots calling us knowing they represent liberal polling organizations and they’ll lie, cheat, steal, oversample, so we hang up on them and since we’re working, we’re harder to get ahold of and answer the phone”

Thus, you have 2010 all over again where the pollsters will be wrong again. I’m also tired of hearing how righteous Rasmussen is.


47 posted on 08/27/2012 7:13:25 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: snarkytart
Yep.. More unemployment and debt.

Problem is, most don't identify with the debt issue because they assume it's the problem of some future generation. As for unemployment, so long as the government continues handing people money for not working, along with EBT cards and handouts to defray nearly any other challenge they might face.. I guess it only follows that they'd embrace socialism.

48 posted on 08/27/2012 7:13:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama, you're going down in November.)
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To: ScottinVA

For over 100 years the electorate has wanted a federal government that subsidized their need and a sucker for “class warfare”.. This poll is not a shocker along with the fact that a large percentage of Romney voters desire to create a federal government that caters to their needs as well.

Those who yearn for liberty and limited government are a small minority in this country. Free Republic is an echo chamber in the face of a country who likes to vote for those “promising” more or morphing a more intrusive government into their liking.


49 posted on 08/27/2012 7:13:42 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: DarthVader

I’d chaulk this up to the weekend effect, but AKIN clearly has had an effect of some capacity, but I’d chaulk this more up to weekend polling.


50 posted on 08/27/2012 7:14:47 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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