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Gallup: One-Third Of Lowest Income Voters Support Romney
TPM ^ | September 18, 2012 | Tom Kludt

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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 47percent; poll; poverty
Mitt HAD significant support in this group until he went Thurston Howell, linking working Americans to welfare moochers with no personal responsibility and giving them up to Obama.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 5:14:55 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The golden third who prefer the dignity of a paycheck over a welfare check. They want a job. Not a handout.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 5:17:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
One-Third Of Lowest Income Voters Support Romney

It's the lowest income people who actually don't want to stay the lowest income people!

3 posted on 09/18/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Viennacon

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.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 5:22:32 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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!


5 posted on 09/18/2012 5:24:11 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
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.

Agreed. I haven't forgotten all the good FReepers who announced the loss of a job over the last few years.
6 posted on 09/18/2012 5:32:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Mitt HAD significant support in this group until he went Thurston Howell, linking working Americans to welfare moochers with no personal responsibility and giving them up to Obama.

If you read his full quote, carefully, he made no such link. First, in response to a question about his chances to get elected he estimated (a tad too high, I'd say) that 47% of the country was definitely voting for Obama. Then he listed the SEGMENTS which are INCLUDED in this group. He clearly isn't saying that ALL members of each group favor Obama's vision of increasing dependency on government. Just that, collectively, there's enough of them to this a tight election (and hence, the need for more dollars from those in the audience). That's not linkage, that's an essentially correct analysis and effective fundraising.
7 posted on 09/18/2012 5:33:58 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Yea, they’re called retirees.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 5:35:04 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 5:36:30 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Titles a little backward. Lmao


10 posted on 09/18/2012 5:38:18 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: zencycler

He needs to take pains to clarify his statement.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 5:38:25 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I live in a very well-to-do town in Mass. Now, let's be serious: there is no chance that former MA Gov Romney will carry the state. Everyone knows that. Any way, as I drive through my town, I see a great many Obama/Biden signs in front of some very pricey real estate. The rich Liberals sure do love Obama.

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.

12 posted on 09/18/2012 5:39:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 5:41:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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


14 posted on 09/18/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: LS

Nobody could call Reagan a Thurston Howell. I wish Romney would have studied Reagan more.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 5:47:57 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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.

Romney/Ryan2012.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 5:49:04 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: PJBankard

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 didn’t 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.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 5:54:54 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: wardaddy

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.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 5:57:23 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Yeah but no one could call Reagan a businessman. Different people with different skills.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 6:00:05 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: All

can anyone photoshop a

“no moochers” red circle with a bar universal sign?


22 posted on 09/18/2012 6:04:47 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
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.

So, how the heck does Gallup constantly show Obama aheade of Romney? Gallup must be really oversampling Democrats.

23 posted on 09/18/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

He did clarify it. The 47% he was talking about were Obama diehards who will vote Obama no matter what. And then he has a high floor as well that will vote for him no matter what.

He made no judgments on people dependent on the government, he just said Democrats like government dependency. Sky is blue and water is wet.

He also said it’d be hard to attract the separate 47% of people who don’t pay income taxes on a message of tax cuts. Again, sky is blue and water is wet.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: OrioleFan

2012- the mother of all oversampling
.................

The MSM has shed any shred of legitimacy they ever had to get Obama re-elected


25 posted on 09/18/2012 6:09:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m poor.

I think Obama is probably Satan’s bathhouse special friend


26 posted on 09/18/2012 6:10:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: OrioleFan
So, how the heck does Gallup constantly show Obama ahead of Romney? Gallup must be really oversampling Democrats.

I think post #14 in this thread gives a hint. Income level does not always equate to political sense and responsibility.

27 posted on 09/18/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Oh puhlease. Reagan was called alot worse than thurston
Howell.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 6:16:50 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: ansel12
If you have been following the polls, you would know that he was refering to a poll that said 47% of the registered voters would vote for Zer0. He made a valid point in saying that those that comprise of that 47% are voters that mooch off the government and want to continue mooching off the government. There is no point in trying to sway those votes as they will only want to continue mooching. And these moochers will only vote for someone that supports their mooching.


Romney is no idiot.
29 posted on 09/18/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I guess Thurston Mittens doesn’t need them. Kick their deadbeat asses to the curb. Hell, they don’t work hard enough.


30 posted on 09/18/2012 6:25:29 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Our guy’s got a mouth full of marbles. Like that comment about the London Olympics. Where’s that chit come from?


31 posted on 09/18/2012 6:26:39 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: PJBankard

That is ridiculous as an explanation.

Look at post 19, you think that he meant to exclude all the Social Security people from the 47%, yet include those making over $200,000?


32 posted on 09/18/2012 6:26:54 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

The statistics from McCain are irrelevant, as Romney isn’t McCain.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 6:49:37 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: swpa_mom

I’m not more anti-Romney than anti the opposition. I generally favor Thurston Howell over the Sodom and Gomorrah party. But Mitt needs to take care not to slap good conservative people in the face or a lot of us will start seeing the contest as Sodom and Gomorrah versus Thurston Howell versus Virgil Goode.


34 posted on 09/18/2012 6:50:41 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: PJBankard

Silly comment.

You didn’t know that over 65 is our most republican age group?


35 posted on 09/18/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Virgil who? Ah yes, the third party candidate with zero traction.

It’s taking me awhile to get wise to what so many others call trolls...

From now on, ignored.

Enjoy!


36 posted on 09/18/2012 7:08:16 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Gallup: One-Third Of Lowest Income Voters Support Romney

The last 24-48 hours the web and talk shows have been in a frenzy about how many "real" needy poor there are in that now famous 47% "deadbeats." My unscientific guess was 80% of the total. The headline of this thread inadvertently reveals a very close answer. Two thirds of the lowest income voters, or roughly 67%.

That represents the "professional" full time parasites; the lifelong never-worked-in-their-lives fake poor, the huge army of the Obama indolent, who feel entitled to leech off the producers generation after generation; the 'Rat Hussein constituency.

And they're all too stupid to realize that after they kill this unwilling host, there isn't another one to jump onto.

37 posted on 09/18/2012 8:39:30 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Mitt HAD significant support in this group until he went Thurston Howell, linking working Americans to welfare moochers with no personal responsibility and giving them up to Obama.

He did no such thing. But that IS the official 'Rat response. It's everywhere one would expect to find it.
Welcome aboard.

38 posted on 09/18/2012 9:12:50 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

39 posted on 09/18/2012 9:14:38 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: PJBankard
The statistics from McCain are irrelevant, as Romney isn’t McCain.

I'm not really sure what your remark means, but here are new statistics on the SS crowd.

"In 2008, voters 65 and over voted for Republican nominee John McCain over President Obama 53 percent to 45 percent, an eight-point margin. The latest CBS News/New York Times poll also shows Romney winning the support of these voters nationally: 53 percent of voters 65 and older support Romney and 38 percent support Mr. Obama."

40 posted on 09/18/2012 9:14:52 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

the best defense is a good offense and with the media doing everything to help very “vunnable” Obama not be dethroned

Romney better keep up an onslaught the likes we have never seen

He has the cash


41 posted on 09/18/2012 9:15:19 PM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: publius911

See post 40.


42 posted on 09/18/2012 9:16:24 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The Romney campaign knew this one-third existed.

Remember that under Obama, food stamp recipients has increased 50%? This most recent one- third added to the poverty rolls are people who did work before the ObamaFarce, and they would like the opportunity to work again, feel human again, as soon as this ObamaFarce is removed.

43 posted on 09/18/2012 9:51:24 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: gotribe
Kick their deadbeat asses to the curb. Hell, they don’t work hard enough.

Actually, Class of '05 doofus, many have never worked at all!

44 posted on 09/18/2012 10:39:51 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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