Skip to comments.Gallup: One-Third Of Lowest Income Voters Support Romney
Posted on 09/18/2012 5:14:49 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
While Mitt Romney continues to suffer the fallout from a video that shows him dismissing President Barack Obama's voters, or 47 percent of Americans, as invididuals who do not pay income taxes and depend on government entitlements, new research from Gallup released Tuesday shows that the Republican nominee claims the support from more of those individuals than his remarks seem to suggest.
According to Gallup's polling from the tracking period of Aug. 27-Sept. 16, 34 percent of voters whose household incomes are less than $24,000 a year support Romney. Obama easily wins among those voters, earning the support of 58 percent.
As Gallup points out, a significant portion of the individuals who pay no income tax are the same voters in the lowest income bracket, roughly a third of whom intend to vote for Romney, not Obama.
The golden third who prefer the dignity of a paycheck over a welfare check. They want a job. Not a handout.
It's the lowest income people who actually don't want to stay the lowest income people!
Let’s hope Romney clarifies his statement and takes pains to separate low income responsible working Americans From those who take from government without taking care of themselves.
Anyoine who wants a rosey future for themselves and their children had better vote for Mitt Romney. Never thought I’d say such a thing, but, folks, this damaging swing to the left has got to come to a screeching halt!
Yea, they’re called retirees.
It’s too bad Romney didn’t mention that among other would-be voters, Obama is favored by more than 90% of the country’s murders, rapists and gang-bangers. Maybe those who don’t favor coddling criminals would wake up and see the other divergent positions of this poseur and become repulsed.
Titles a little backward. Lmao
He needs to take pains to clarify his statement.
If you want to see any Romney signs, you have to go to the poor part of town. The workers around here seem to undertand what's happening to the country. The corporate lawyers and mergers & acquisitions guys, on the other hand, don't seem to mind the current regime.
He said on Cavuto that he respects the good our safety net does for those who need it. A good ad would reach out to people who have been disenfranchised by Obama’s economy, and point out those collecting the same benefits for the wrong reasons. There are many clips of Obama’s supporters yelling, “I don’t need to pay for my food! Obama’s gonna do that for me, gee!”
Such people annoy everyone.
I have a number of employees who make from 24-37K and all do not like Obama..not one.
I know white liberals in urban Nashville who adore the guy and all are technically millionaires
Out here in rural middle TN it is divided not by poor or rich but by race or where folks are from
Whites from Detroit, Indiana, upper Midwest or the South naturally...conservative
Whites from the northeast or California here...much less likely to vote GOP...
that’s how it breaks...money has little to do with it really
though a few welfare whites might vote Obama but quietly
BS. These are people who understand Mitt’s goal is to get them out of poverty. Oh and your little Thurston Howell coronet is pure Dem Underground crap.
Please realize that Romney did not say that everyone that doesn’t have a job and can’t pay taxes is a Zer0 supporter. He said that those that don’t pay taxes, don’t have a job, and are choosing to mooch of the government are Zer0 supports.
Nobody could call Reagan a Thurston Howell. I wish Romney would have studied Reagan more.
You’re quite the anti Romney poster, aren’t you!!!!
I find it almost laughable. With some of you, Romney wasn’t hitting the entitlement crowd hard enough. When he did just that, you claim he was too harsh.
Don’t you worry, we have his back.
Nobody knows what the idiot means.
Half of FR responds to him as if he is saying the 47% who draw a check from the government.
Half of FR responds to him as if he is saying the 47% who do not owe income tax in a given year.
He didnt simply mean 47% of the total electorate.
The $200,000 and above earners voted for Obama by 52% to 46% for McCain.
Social security Americans age 65 and older were the ONLY age group to support the losing candidate, Sen. John McCann. And, it was by a sizable margin 53% for McCain and only 45% for the winner, Sen. Barack Obama.
A lot of folks in the one percent are quite willing to support the ten percent while Romney seems to have some problems understanding the whole 47 percent.