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Obama’s Popularity Dips Underwater; For Romney, a Faint Favorability Bounce
ABC News ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Gary Langer

Posted on 09/04/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT by Jess Kitting

Barack Obama approaches his nomination for a second term with the lowest pre-convention personal popularity of an incumbent president in ABC News/Washington Post polls since the 1980s. He’s also at his lowest of the year among registered voters, with trouble among women.

Just 47 percent of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7 percentage points from his recent peak in April, while 49 percent rate him unfavorably. He’s numerically underwater in this group for the first time since February.

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Here's the full Headline: Obama’s Popularity Dips Underwater; For Romney, a Faint Favorability Bounce
1 posted on 09/04/2012 7:00:40 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: bobo1
Lol.

Good one, Bobo.

3 posted on 09/04/2012 7:04:28 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Real story is women are 50% against.

Obama’s plan was to pick up various minority groups and a huge number of white women voters. If single white women vote 50/50, the election is over.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 7:06:47 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Jess Kitting
Could we be seeing a Convention Thud in the making?

What has been bothering me about the polls is that the pollsters have been using Adults and Registered Voters WAAAY too late in the polling cycle.

Me thinks the pollsters, who actually give a F about their reputation are going to use the DNC Convention to start getting polls back in line with what everyone thinks will happen. A Reagan Landslide, and the pollster(s) who "calls it first" is going to get the prize they compete for, relevance.

Could you imagine the pollster who shows O +4 on election night (and leading up to it) who missed the coming a$$ whooping that R2 is about to give Team Zero?

They need relevance to stay relevant.

6 posted on 09/04/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Jess Kitting

7 posted on 09/04/2012 7:09:01 PM PDT by garjog
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To: TigerClaws
Check out this link to see how the demographics are shifting away from Obama with all groups, there is a significant shift of white men and women about a third of the way down. Even among income class.
8 posted on 09/04/2012 7:14:42 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: TigerClaws

One way to lose the women’s vote is to think it is all about the ovaries and not about the high gas prices, grocery prices, lack of jobs, lack of hopes and dreams coming to fruition, and hearing about foreclosures left and right. I can guarantee you many women are scared and feel it in their bones there is not enough time for hopey changy incomplete forward b.s. after 4 years of this snake oil salesman.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 7:18:41 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Jess Kitting

Do any of the recent Presidents have a home worth 35 million??? Buying a 35 million dollar oceanfront property can’t sit well with some people.

This hurry up and find a place to land in 2013 is a sign to me that they know he isn’t going to win.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 7:19:08 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Jess Kitting
What's the opposite of a "Convention Bounce"?

Ready for this . . .


. . . A Convention Dip!

11 posted on 09/04/2012 7:20:07 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Thanks, about the only positive signs for Obama are among
Blacks and Hispanics, and there are problems with those as well.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 7:22:00 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Jess Kitting
Barack Obama approaches his nomination for a second term with the lowest pre-convention personal popularity of an incumbent president in ABC News/Washington Post polls since the 1980s.

I bet Bush has something to do with this.

13 posted on 09/04/2012 7:22:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: All

This smells like a set-up.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 7:25:48 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: bcsco

Obama has an apathy problem with the black voters. They came out in 2008. Many don’t care in 2012. This from the mouths of some of the black Americans a friend of mine heard at a flea market in a black region of his town.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Much of it has to do with his stance on gay marriage. That’s a real stumbling block for them. There’s another thread about Black pastors having a meeting on how to talk around this. It’s a real issue.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 7:30:55 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: TigerClaws

Im a single white woman and I would never vote for that commie thug, of course he never had my vote to begin with


17 posted on 09/04/2012 7:32:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jess Kitting
Obama's Popularity Dips Underwater


18 posted on 09/04/2012 7:34:49 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
One way to lose the women’s vote is to think it is all about the ovaries and not about the high gas prices, grocery prices, lack of jobs, lack of hopes and dreams coming to fruition, and hearing about foreclosures left and right. I can guarantee you many women are scared and feel it in their bones there is not enough time for hopey changy incomplete forward b.s. after 4 years of this snake oil salesman.

In a nutshell. The economy is hitting everyone across the board. Even those with DNC credentials. This convention is be more Sham-Wow than Jobs-Now. And people can sense it.

19 posted on 09/04/2012 7:35:07 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Is it 47% or 42%? Since it dropped 7% from 49%, I’d say 42%.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 7:35:37 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: bcsco

I don’t know what kind of house Bill Clinton has right now but I can’t imagine that he is happy that Obama is moving into this one

http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/Real-Estate/July-2011/As-seen-on-Hawaii-Five-0-Fantastic-Kailua-estate/

Obama’s Presidential library is going to be filled with what?????????????????? I can’t wait to see what a joke it is.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 7:35:44 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Jess Kitting

They are going to either make sure he gets a bounce or a bigger bounce by bringing his numbers low now. It’s all smoke and mirrors.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 7:36:20 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Women care most about the future of their children. Obama hasn't done a single thing to enhance that future, but has done much to diminish it.

Obama cannot win an honest election in 2012.

23 posted on 09/04/2012 7:36:20 PM PDT by reardensteel
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To: RummyChick

I’ve seen threads about this. The Obamas have plans to move there in 4 months based on the 2012 elections. The info comes from Hillbuz, and is based on someone who knows Michelle’s mother. Uh huh.

I’ll believe it when I see it. To have something leaked like this before the DNC convention, let alone the election, is a death knell for the DNC and the administration. If true, and I think it’s a big IF, it determines the election. I just don’t put faith in it. Yet...


24 posted on 09/04/2012 7:42:49 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: bcsco

A labor union blog has picked up on it
http://www.laborunionreport.com/portal/2012/09/hyatts-anti-union-pritzker-organizing-to-purchase-obamas-35-million-home-in-hawaii/


25 posted on 09/04/2012 7:47:06 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: libertarian27

Kludge!


26 posted on 09/04/2012 7:54:42 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Jess Kitting
There is a factor I believe partly in play here.

I have seen too many women - even middle age and old, go gaga for whoever they perceive as the best looking - not bothering to weigh any other factors.

So, last election, we had O’bumbles and - ah - McCain.

This time, we have O’Bumbles skinny little ar*se and Biden against two strikingly handsome, well built men - one younger than O’bummer and with great blue eyes.

I have a couple lady friends - both grandmothers! - that still gush over bubba - and now O’bumbles. Make me want to puke.

But it is a factor - a real one. This time, looks like it's in OUR favor. (Unless O’bummer finally is able to stop the rising seas and heal the earth.)

27 posted on 09/04/2012 8:01:02 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: RummyChick

As I said, I’ll believe it when I see it. However, if Pritzker is working on behalf of Hyatt, that (to me) adds interest to it. Hyatt is a Mormon based family as I’ve been led to believe I spent 4 years in Utah (no, I’m not...).


28 posted on 09/04/2012 8:01:32 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: RummyChick
Obama has an apathy problem with the black voters. They came out in 2008. Many don’t care in 2012. This from the mouths of some of the black Americans a friend of mine heard at a flea market in a black region of his town.

O have a son who is a long-hauler. He hears more than apathy all over the country with blacks. They now despise him. They may not vote for R&R - but I'm thinking large numbers of them that voted last time - will stay home.

29 posted on 09/04/2012 8:05:20 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Obama can still hope for Virgil Goode and Gary Johnson to siphon off votes from Romney is some of the swing states--which will only matter if the election is close.

How much damage can Eric Holder do on election day? Can he send agents to polling places in the big cities in critical states to facilitate voter fraud? That is, make sure people can vote without IDs? Or would his power be limited to the states put under federal oversight by the Voting Rights Act?

30 posted on 09/04/2012 8:06:21 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Jess Kitting

With all the material to work with, imagine where his popularity would be if the hypocritical and shameful press and media had gone after him as mercilessly as they did George W. Bush?

His ratings are plummeting in-spite of their attempts to shore him up. They might as well pile on now so they can feel like they accomplished something.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 8:08:58 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: bobo1
Waterboarding Chia Pet Obama...


32 posted on 09/04/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: RummyChick; bcsco

Today is the first day of the Dems’ convention, and in my general deep-blue neighborhood today, I saw only two BO t-shirts and one other person wearing a BO 2012 button. That’s it. That’s all.

And almost no cars with BO bumper stickers anymore.


33 posted on 09/04/2012 8:16:24 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: FreeAtlanta

did ja get some results?

blessings, bobo


34 posted on 09/04/2012 8:18:53 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: newnhdad

let’s see what happens, my fingers are crossed to!


35 posted on 09/04/2012 8:19:22 PM PDT by simonpaul
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To: bcsco

Pritzker family was Jewish-American

Penny got off on the Superior Bank mess. The FDIC got screwed.

Two of the family settled for 1/2 billions dollars over claims they got screwed over by the trusts.


36 posted on 09/04/2012 8:22:11 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Jess Kitting
Barack Obama approaches his nomination for a second term with the lowest pre-convention personal popularity of an incumbent president in ABC News/Washington Post polls since the 1980s.

They mean since Carter.

37 posted on 09/04/2012 8:24:19 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: thecodont; RummyChick

I don’t think this election is going to go anywhere near the predictions. But that’s just my gut feeling. Nothing to base it on beside talk, chatter, and a little substance. Yet I feel it. But I’m not going to take left-field stuff like this without some real, strong, attribution.


38 posted on 09/04/2012 8:24:56 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: RummyChick

I wasn’t talking about Pritzker. I was referring to Hyatt. If she has interest in Hyatt, even a lesser interest, there still could be that influence...


39 posted on 09/04/2012 8:28:15 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: bcsco

I really don’t know what you are talking about ..Pritzkers ARE Hyatt.

The NAME started out with a small motel in LA-Hyatt House

Hyatt von Dehn and Crouch owned it.

But THE chain started with Pritzker

Pritzkers amassed a multi BILLION dollar fortune.


40 posted on 09/04/2012 8:52:51 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: TigerClaws

“Obama’s plan was to pick up various minority groups and a huge number of white women voters.”

Could it be that women are starting to realize there are “no good men out there” because there are no jobs out there? For the past 40 years American women have learned what it is like to be a man (in terms of work), and they ain’t liking it! Allowing “women in the workplace” has morphed into forcing them into it, and I’ve never met a new mother who was happy to drop off her 2 month-old at a daycare to be cared for by strangers...


41 posted on 09/04/2012 8:59:35 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: maine-iac7; RummyChick

Even worse, blacks are publicly straying off the reservation and criticizing Obama; this was never tolerated in the conformist “black community”. Besides the obvious dire financial position of many blacks, I think the “gay marriage” flap revealed to many blacks that Obama was in fact a wealthy non-Christian white liberal.


42 posted on 09/04/2012 9:03:32 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Jess Kitting; Revolting cat!

Did this occur during the DNC tribute to Ted Kennedy?


43 posted on 09/04/2012 9:10:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Forty-seven percent of registered voters see Obama as favorable???

Just about the same number of American adults with sub-normal IQs.


44 posted on 09/04/2012 9:10:17 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: reardensteel

“Women care most about the future of their children. Obama hasn’t done a single thing to enhance that future, but has done much to diminish it.”

American women have been watching their eggs dry up with no takers, and hopefully they’re starting to see the relationship between men being relegated to low-paying jobs and the dwindling marriage/family prospects. Hopefully...


45 posted on 09/04/2012 9:10:29 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Jess Kitting

Head fake. This is just to portray him as the “comeback kid” and guarantee a post-convention bounce.


46 posted on 09/04/2012 9:43:02 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 62 days away.)
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To: Jess Kitting
Obama’s Popularity Dips Underwater

Hopefully, it stays there.

47 posted on 09/04/2012 9:52:49 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: bobo1
He only told me to do something impossible to myself. I know that no one is supposed to be able to resist water boarding, but he kept claiming he knew nothing.

How can he get that far in life and know nothing????

48 posted on 09/04/2012 10:03:31 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don’t think they even mentioned food or gas prices at all on Day 1 of the convention. They spent most of their time on ovaries and how Romney will get rid of ObamaCare and kill your child.


49 posted on 09/04/2012 10:22:56 PM PDT by matt04
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