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NBC/WSJ poll: Optimism in Obama presidency increases (BS!)
nbc ^ | 9/18/2012 | Mark Murray

Posted on 09/18/2012 11:18:49 AM PDT by tobyhill

The percentage of voters believing that the country is better off since Barack Obama became president jumped seven points after the two political conventions, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Thirty-eight percent of registered voters now say the nation is better off, which is up from 31 percent in the August NBC/WSJ poll conducted before the conventions.

Still, a plurality of voters -- 41 percent -- believe the country is worse off, while 21 percent think it's in the same place.

"Are you better off than you were four years ago?" has been a question that Republicans raised right before the Democratic convention began earlier this month. And top officials and surrogates from the Obama campaign had a difficult time, initially, answering the question.

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012polls

1 posted on 09/18/2012 11:18:53 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I think this is the poll where the sample was Dem +23. Hardly a valid poll


2 posted on 09/18/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: tobyhill

Well, now we know the percentage Romney should have used to discuss people who will vote for Obama because their government benes increased is 38%, not 42%.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 11:21:39 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: tobyhill

What the hell has happened to the WSJ? To be associated with the National Barak Channel is an absolute disgrace!!


4 posted on 09/18/2012 11:21:58 AM PDT by Marathoner (The founding fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: tobyhill

The State-Run Media is going all out on the propaganda offensive


5 posted on 09/18/2012 11:22:05 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Marathoner

The WSJ had a mostly conservative/libertarian opinion/edtorial page, but its reporters were about as liberal as the rest of the press.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 11:23:25 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tobyhill

Hmmmm. Does this take into account our dead ambassador?


7 posted on 09/18/2012 11:23:51 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: tobyhill

LOL NBC..they have turned into Al Jazeera..they are laughable as a network, all in the tank for the kenyan marxist


8 posted on 09/18/2012 11:25:21 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tobyhill

So you have 38% of the country (according this poll) saying the country is better off...and they spin that into a positive headline for Obama? 38%? Because that’s higher than 31%?


9 posted on 09/18/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: tobyhill
NO matter how much liberals try, the public isn't buying their spin, deception, and treachery any longer.


The LAME Stream Media is full of VILE liberals, spinning lies.

10 posted on 09/18/2012 11:30:27 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: tobyhill

Headline if Conservative incumbent were subject of poll:

“Twice as Many Voters Think They Are Worse Off Than Those Who Think They Are Better Off!”


11 posted on 09/18/2012 11:33:04 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: tobyhill

This poll is old news (last week). So if they are still writing about it, it shows you they are nervous re: disastrous Middle East - along with polls like Rasmussen and Gallup showing race deadlocked again.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 11:33:37 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: falcon99

country is better off since Barack Obama became president jumped seven points
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These same lemming like trolls would jump off a cliff if Obama told them to,

Idiots.

Don’t they see that Obama’s child like appeasement policies are about to start a major war in the Mid-east.?


13 posted on 09/18/2012 11:33:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

“registered voters”


14 posted on 09/18/2012 11:35:45 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: nhwingut

The full NBC/WSJ poll — which was taken of 900 registered voters (270 by cell phone) from Sept. 12-16 and which has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points — will be released at 6:30 pm ET.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 11:36:23 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: tobyhill

So 62% feel the country is in trouble and that’s not the headline?


16 posted on 09/18/2012 11:37:21 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: tobyhill

I remember when the Wall Street Journal reported economic information and was pretty good at it. Now they aren’t worth a crap for following the markets and they spread horse manure along with NBC!


17 posted on 09/18/2012 11:38:34 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: tobyhill

The WSJ says it will release the full poll at 6:30 P.M., presumably EDT.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: tobyhill
This is a new poll, with results out later today. It is designed to counter the actual trend in favor of Romney which is appearing in the Gallup and Rasmussen surveys.

In other words, it will be the MSM's favorite poll by later this evening. :)

19 posted on 09/18/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Speak Up, Mitt!)
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To: tobyhill

 

20 posted on 09/18/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tobyhill

Let’s see, am I better off since the OB was elected.

Well I pay 2X as much for gas,
can’t afford to buy hamburger
now I have to pay the Obama Tax (Obamacare)
I can be detained with no right of habeus corpus

Why hell yes I am better off (/off Sarcasm)


21 posted on 09/18/2012 12:09:29 PM PDT by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: tobyhill

Mitt Romney is not the only candidate in the race.

video of burning U.S. Embassies and of the beaten, violated corpses of American diplomats being dragged through the streets -belongs to the other candidate.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 12:18:54 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: tobyhill

Would be a neat trick as according to Nielsen virtually no one watched those conventions.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 12:31:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tobyhill

With 47% freeloading, lowlifes riding in the wagon while the rest of us have to pull, it’s easy to understand why the Kenyan Marxist has a shot at a second term. Freebies trump freedom with the new “americans” now infesting this once great country.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 1:03:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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To: Yosemitest

Nice chart. I read it as Romney by about 4.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: InterceptPoint
You can click on that chart and follow a more detailed story.
And from that site you can click on it again to the original source.
I'd be scared to say how much Romney's leading by, because alot of us hard line conservatives are having a hard time coming to grips with pulling the leaver for Romney.
But it'll be easier than McCain, which I couldn't do.
There's still time to think, and the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF has got to go.
26 posted on 09/18/2012 3:02:37 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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