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Obama Widens Lead over Romney; 48% of US Give Obama Good or Excellent Marks
Restoring Liberty ^ | 09/08/2012 | Alina Selyukh

Posted on 09/09/2012 2:44:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama, picking up support following the Democratic National Convention, widened his narrow lead over Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Saturday.

The latest daily tracking poll showed Obama, a Democrat, with a lead of 4 percentage points over Romney. Forty-seven percent of 1,457 likely voters surveyed online over the previous four days said they would vote for Obama if the November 6 elections were held today, compared with 43 percent for Romney.

“The bump is actually happening. I know there was some debate whether it would happen… but it’s here,” said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark, referring to the “bounce” in support that many presidential candidates enjoy after nominating conventions.

Obama had leapfrogged Romney in the daily tracking poll on Friday with a lead of 46 percent to 44 percent.

The president’s lead comes despite a mixed reaction to his convention speech on Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Friday’s government data showing that jobs growth slowed sharply last month. [Read more from this story HERE].

48% Give Obama Good or Excellent Marks

By Rasmussen Reports. President Obama continues to earn positive marks for leadership from nearly half the nation’s voters, but there’s a wide partisan difference of opinion on this question.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the president’s leadership as good or excellent. [Read more from this story HERE].

(Excerpt) Read more at joemiller.us ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; obama; romney
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1 posted on 09/09/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I call BS!


2 posted on 09/09/2012 2:46:10 PM PDT 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: SeekAndFind

pretty damn disgusting.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 2:46:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably that 48% that don’t pay INCOME taxes. I can see where they are coming from.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 2:47:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Diversity and political correctness. The real reason 09-11-01 happened.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder what General Eric Holder threatened them with.


5 posted on 09/09/2012 2:48:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How can you call 2 pts widening the lead?


6 posted on 09/09/2012 2:48:29 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Reuters/Ipsos is an online poll.

Worse than useless.

7 posted on 09/09/2012 2:48:42 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: SeekAndFind
widened his narrow lead over Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Saturday.

Yeah...THERE'S a reliable poll.
8 posted on 09/09/2012 2:49:39 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even IF this ‘poll’ were accurate, I think the deciding factor will be the debates between 0bama and Romney. Say what you will about Romney, he is going to beat 0bama’s ass like a rented mule, and the election will turn on that event.


9 posted on 09/09/2012 2:51:04 PM PDT by mkjessup (Vote Romney & Ryan, or by default you are assisting 0bama's re-election. It's up to you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Relax. Reuters is like Gallup, AP and CBS - a total Leftist news organ.

The ONLY poll worth watching is Rsamussen and it indicates as small a bounce as Romney got.

Net result - nada to both parties. They are still dead even.

Wait for the debates, keep working for Romney and PRAY.

PRAY VERY HARD - like you NEVER prayed before.


10 posted on 09/09/2012 2:51:55 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: SeekAndFind
Americans have moved so far into left field that even the republicans of today are the equivalent of yesterday's moderate Dem's. I am wondering if the bounce was due to the Dem's convention? unbelievable that so many would approve of Obama’s leadership. The man is a full blown communist..is that what our country is coming to?
11 posted on 09/09/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: SeekAndFind

Where is this online survey?


12 posted on 09/09/2012 2:53:52 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: mkjessup

my thoughts also...

and forget the polls...B.Hussein O. has the media in his pocket, they report what they are told to report...their orders come direct from the White House with talking points daily...never trust the MEDIA

sad world we are living in...


13 posted on 09/09/2012 2:54:26 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: SeekAndFind

To paraphrase the late Bernard Epton of Chicago, I hope Romney and Ryan wake up “before it’s too late.”


14 posted on 09/09/2012 2:56:21 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: mkjessup

Romney can “win” each debate but still be judged the “loser” by the media and the American people.


15 posted on 09/09/2012 2:58:08 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: SeekAndFind

How in the wide world of sports can this communist garner anything over 25 points?

(rhetorical)


16 posted on 09/09/2012 3:00:54 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama, picking up support following the Democratic National Convention, widened his narrow lead over Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Saturday.

Reuters/Ipsos??? The MSNBC of the news and polling world???

Oh, well, call off the election, Obama already won!


17 posted on 09/09/2012 3:02:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is more frightening, Obama getting another four years or a nation with 48% of the voters believing he is doing a good job? The Democrat main objective of dumbing down and parasite creation is almost complete.


18 posted on 09/09/2012 3:04:20 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the president’s leadership as good or excellent.

Who the hell are the telephoning? Cell phones? Landlines? This is total BS. Period.

19 posted on 09/09/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: newfreep

RE: How in the wide world of sports can this communist garner anything over 25 points?

We really over estimate the American People’s wisdom...

In the first place, most Americans DON’T believe Obama is a Marxist or has Marxist sympathies...


20 posted on 09/09/2012 3:06:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
LOL!!! OMG

Go here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/08/us-usa-campaign-poll-idUSBRE88619X20120908

They simply REFUSE to give you the internals of the poll. That, apparantly, is the new model: Oversample Dems wildly, then refuse to tell you about it!

This "poll" is pure crap.

21 posted on 09/09/2012 3:08:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: linn37
[Where is this online survey?]

I don't know if you can get as true a demographic sample online versus telephone. There's still a significant chunk of the population that don't access the internet.

What I do know is that Reuters is most deceptive and corrupt news agency based in the free world. It has had that reputation—among news editors of all persuasions—for 50 years or more.

22 posted on 09/09/2012 3:09:27 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: bray

Because the Left is losing.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 3:10:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Puppage

It’s BS because it was done on-line. What’s really newsworthy about this is that Reuters and Ipsos have actually done a poll like this and are presenting the results with a straight face. Did they have a link on Moveon.org and Salon to get their respondents?


24 posted on 09/09/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: bray

I don’t believe it—rigged to start—a movement towards Obama before the Debates. Do not worry.


25 posted on 09/09/2012 3:11:30 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Lazamataz

I would be laughing at this poll too.

However, the more serious RASMUSSEN POLL has Obama approaching 50% already in its Latest Daily Tracking Poll.

Obama 49, Romney 45

See here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2928709/posts


26 posted on 09/09/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yeah, I can buy Rasmussen, but this is either stat noise or a very temporary bounce.

And remember, Romney has yet to unleash the Dogs of Advertising. :)

27 posted on 09/09/2012 3:14:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see the liberal’s stranglehold over public education is bearing fruit.


28 posted on 09/09/2012 3:15:15 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: SeekAndFind

I am not concerned at all about any polls. I am telling you what I’m seeing out there and that’s large numbers of people extremely motivated to give this commie jackwad the boot.


29 posted on 09/09/2012 3:15:54 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: SeekAndFind

I will not be able to take much more of this.


30 posted on 09/09/2012 3:19:25 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Puppage

so income down.
foreclosires up
debt up
gas up
unemployment up
obamacare which most disagree with
homosexual agenda which most disagree with
food up
house hold bills up

so that is what most say they are happ with and want more of the same.

I say B/S too but then again when he has the media doing all they can to cover for this fool then maybe


31 posted on 09/09/2012 3:19:30 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NoobRep

RE: I am telling you what I’m seeing out there and that’s large numbers of people extremely motivated to give this commie jackwad the boot.

That might apply in your state or in your city, but you gotta remember, this is a big country. Not every people in this once great country think like the people who live around you.


32 posted on 09/09/2012 3:21:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Theodore R.
Romney can “win” each debate but still be judged the “loser” by the media and the American people.
Romney's already lost the debates thanks to the GOP not challenging the selection of left-wing goons like Bob Schieffer, Candy Crowley, etc.
You just KNOW there won't be any bias in their questions ... "Mr. Romney, have you stopped beating your wife yet?"
33 posted on 09/09/2012 3:21:49 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SoFloFreeper

can you imagine what it would be if b.o. was not the worst president in u.s. history??


34 posted on 09/09/2012 3:24:09 PM PDT by genghis
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To: haircutter

exactkly
the media have gone all out again to campaign for their messiah.
when debt, unemployment, foreclosures, gas, food, bills etc are all up

income down then the media are doing what they can to help to get their messiah elected and then not mention any of those I listed above.

If the media did their job then even the black community would hear about his illegal immigration policy, the homosexual agenda

The tea party and all of us should have protested the media HQ’s local and national and demand they do their job.

Then there is the GOP which needs to call these little piss ants out, name names, mention who they are, use instances of their bias ad even call them out on their shows


35 posted on 09/09/2012 3:24:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind
In the first place, most Americans DON’T believe Obama is a Marxist or has Marxist sympathies...

That is because they haven't the faintest idea what Marxism is
36 posted on 09/09/2012 3:24:15 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: SeekAndFind
In the first place, most Americans DON’T believe Obama is a Marxist or has Marxist sympathies...

... and in the SECOND place, many Americans haven't the slightest clue what "a Marxist or Marxist sympathies" means - especially the younger ones who never lived in the eras of these tyrannies or studied their horrors in publik skhules!

Besides, don't the current "communists" (the Chinese) make our TVs and iPods by the millions? Nice, hard-working people who make great stuff like that for us cheap can't be that bad, can they? After all, can't we schmooze with them on FaceBook?

37 posted on 09/09/2012 3:25:13 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama offers a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us - Paul Ryan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Could be true.

Most of the younger generations have no idea how the USA was before the democrats hosed it all up with their their culture of divisivness and hate and their governance dedicated to the destruction of the Country and the Constitution.

Not knowing what we have lost, many no doubt think this police state socialism is pretty good.


38 posted on 09/09/2012 3:25:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Puppage

These polls are to make us believe the election was legit.


39 posted on 09/09/2012 3:27:35 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: NoobRep
I am telling you what I’m seeing out there and that’s large numbers of people extremely motivated to give this commie jackwad the boot.

Depends on who your circle of voters are and what were they like in 2008

Do you live in a liberal community or have liberal coworkers
40 posted on 09/09/2012 3:28:24 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Personally, I find it a little difficult to believe that this many Americans are congenital idiots, but... whatever.

At all events, this survey does not bode well for the future of the nation, and makes me immensely grateful that I’m an Oldster with one foot in the grave.


41 posted on 09/09/2012 3:32:17 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind

Well I’ll just have to go vote anyway. Thanks for the info.


42 posted on 09/09/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: mkjessup
......he is going to beat 0bama’s ass like a rented mule.

MK,I like your attitude!
Now if only Mitt shared it. But as The Mormon Milquetoast has told us, "Obama's a really nice guy, who's just in over his head."

No, Mitt, thou maudlin mild-mannered Mormon! The Mombasa MF is a hardened and doctrinaire Marxist, who would not be bothered to micturate upon thee if thy Blessèd Mormon Sacred Under-Garments were ablaze.

Come to think of it, Mitt. The Kenya Kid is probably a better Mormon than you are. After all, he has already made himself like unto a God on this planet, without bothering to wait for the Afterlife.

43 posted on 09/09/2012 3:37:18 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Sheriff's Joe's findings: What Obama got from Hawaii, ain't what he showed us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lets say this poll is off by 10%. So what? You mean there are 38% of people who think this jerk is doing an excellent job? How about 20% wrong? You mean there are 28% of people who this this jerk is doing an excellent job? Extrapolated to the whole country that would be 75 million or so adults who are so breathtakingly stupid or craven or ignorant or bribed to actually think this way! If I had much hair left, I’d tear some of it out!!! It is just so maddening.


44 posted on 09/09/2012 3:48:28 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: Kenny Bunk
Now if only Mitt shared it. But as The Mormon Milquetoast has told us, "Obama's a really nice guy, who's just in over his head."

Well Kenny, I have to believe that after the viciousness of the primaries, after Romney operatives figuratively knifed his rivals until the blood was up to a horse's bridle (just a little waxing poetic from Scripture), that he would go into the general campaign and play Mister Nice Guy and throw the damn election the way that stupid oaf McCain did in '08.

I think (and I admit I could be wrong here) that Romney is setting up 0bama for the big knockout. He's smiling and dancing around the ring, won't say very many (if any) mean words about 0bama personally, but when they get into the corner at debate time, 0bama is going to realize that he's been rope-a-doped, he won't see it coming, and Romney is going to land that big KO, and in fact he might even provoke Bammy into saying something so utterly stupid that he will knock himself out and the whole damn country will see it happen.

We can hope anyway, right? ;)
45 posted on 09/09/2012 3:56:42 PM PDT by mkjessup (Vote Romney & Ryan, or by default you are assisting 0bama's re-election. It's up to you.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
"that he would NOT go into the general campaign"

Argh, damn typos!
46 posted on 09/09/2012 3:58:27 PM PDT by mkjessup (Vote Romney & Ryan, or by default you are assisting 0bama's re-election. It's up to you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

+20 percent for the AA Prezbo?


47 posted on 09/09/2012 3:59:41 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: SeekAndFind

In all seriousnous. If these polls are right and the marxist wins, what would be a good country to emigrate to. I may come into a large sum of money in the future and and I don’t want the communists to confiscate it. Don’t get me wrong. American was the greatest country in the history of the world. Our founding fathers gave us an incredible republic with liberties and a Bill of Rights. But if these polls are right, it is quite apparent that a godless welfare state is coming. The new enemy will be the working middle class and the capitalists that give us employment. I’m tire of trying to educate zombies about the history of this great country. After the downfall of Soviet communism, I thought people would not want to add Obama’s picture to Marx, Engels, Trotsky, Che Guevera, Castro, chairman Mao, etc. What are some good countries that will accept American expats?


48 posted on 09/09/2012 4:01:39 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: oh8eleven
You just KNOW there won't be any bias in their questions ...

If I was Romney, I would simply give a head-nod acknowledgement to the "question" and then proceed to answer the question that they should have asked which would be the one that I really want to answer to get my perspective out. You can't answer their questions without accepting the premise that they want presented. They aren't looking for truthful information. They want to prevent you from disagreeing with them or make you look stupid if you attempt to.

49 posted on 09/09/2012 4:04:36 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: SeekAndFind; All

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If America only knew.....

(And if somebody doesn’t REALLY expose the Marxist/Muslim sob to the American people, we will lose again.)

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(by our own FReeper, Beckwith)

The Obama File
http://theobamafile.com/

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few pages from the massive file:

http://theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

.

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50 posted on 09/09/2012 4:06:56 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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