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.
Yeah but no one could call Reagan a businessman. Different people with different skills.
can anyone photoshop a
“no moochers” red circle with a bar universal sign?
So, how the heck does Gallup constantly show Obama aheade of Romney? Gallup must be really oversampling Democrats.
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.
2012- the mother of all oversampling
The MSM has shed any shred of legitimacy they ever had to get Obama re-elected
I think Obama is probably Satan’s bathhouse special friend
I think post #14 in this thread gives a hint. Income level does not always equate to political sense and responsibility.
Oh puhlease. Reagan was called alot worse than thurston
I guess Thurston Mittens doesn’t need them. Kick their deadbeat asses to the curb. Hell, they don’t work hard enough.
Our guy’s got a mouth full of marbles. Like that comment about the London Olympics. Where’s that chit come from?
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?
The statistics from McCain are irrelevant, as Romney isn’t McCain.
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.
You didn’t know that over 65 is our most republican age group?
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.
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.
He did no such thing. But that IS the official 'Rat response. It's everywhere one would expect to find it.
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."
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
See post 40.
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.
Actually, Class of '05 doofus, many have never worked at all!