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Three in four Americans feel little or no personal connection to Romney, Esquire/Yahoo poll finds
Yahoo News ^ | Sept 19, 2012 | Brendan James

Posted on 09/19/2012 5:53:13 PM PDT by YankeeReb

Three in four Americans feel they have little or nothing in common with Mitt Romney, while nearly 60 percent feel the same way about President Barack Obama, according to an Esquire/Yahoo! News poll.

In the wake of Romney's remarks dismissing nearly half of Americans as self-identified victims who are dependent on government—videotaped at a donor event earlier this year and posted online this week by Mother Jones magazine—these new numbers are more bad news for a candidate struggling to connect with ordinary Americans. The margin of error for the survey, conducted shortly after the two national political conventions, is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Further complicating the Republican ticket's image problem is that a Romney presidency is viewed as significantly more beneficial to wealthy Americans than a second Obama term would be. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said the wealthy would be better off under Romney than Obama. That split reverses when Americans were asked who would benefit the poor: 57 percent say Obama, 30 percent say Romney.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; election; obama; obamacult; pravda; presstitutes; romney; yahoo
The media continues to try and depress the anti-regime vote in this country.

Did anyone ever think they'd live to see the entire media so in the tank for any single politician?

1 posted on 09/19/2012 5:53:19 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

What’s this ‘feel a connection’ crap? Have women emasculated our society that badly? Apparently so.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 5:54:52 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: YankeeReb

I sure as hell feel no personal connection to Obama!

I don’t want to marry Romney just vote for him!


3 posted on 09/19/2012 5:55:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: YankeeReb
Three in four Americans feel they have little or nothing in common with Mitt Romney,

Ok maybe I don't have much in common with Romney, but the same was true of Reagan. I do however feel both men are closer in values to me, and there's the difference.

Example, I don't personally know any communists, much less scores of them
I don't see Mao as an inspiration
I think the police by and large try to do what's right and enforce the law.
I never met a domestic terrorist, much less befriended one.

So while I don't travel in the same circles as Romney, I think he's closer in belief's to me than the pretend president is.

4 posted on 09/19/2012 5:59:46 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

I don’t need to feel ‘connected’ to Romney .... I DO need to be ‘disconnected’ from Obummer in November.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 6:00:30 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: YankeeReb

What a stupid question. I don’t want a personal connection with politicians - I just want them to lead us out of this disaster. Talk about the chickification of America.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 6:04:44 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: YankeeReb

What a just plain stupid addition to political analysis. The media is so lost.....


7 posted on 09/19/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: YankeeReb

What a load of crap. No connection? Romney is the guy who shows up at the neighbor’s house to help dig up a stump or to get a hornet’s nest off the roof. Romney is the guy who spends time with a dying kid. Romney is the guy who shows up with presents at the house of a church member at Christmas. Obama does none of these things. Obama has a criminal give him a sweetheart deal on a house. Obama spends a fortune on vacations at the expense of the taxpayer. Obama thinks the average American clings to guns and religion out of bitterness.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 6:05:54 PM 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: YankeeReb

Yahoo “News” took a bit of time out from posting its mindless celebrity gossip and fashion updates to pretend for a fleeting moment that it’s a real-life news organization.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 6:06:34 PM PDT by troublesome creek
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To: YankeeReb
Why any American would feel a 'connection' to Barack Hussein Obama, a mixed race man who never really knew his African father and a white mother who hated the country of her birth. A man who was raised (if not born) overseas, in a Muslim country and attended Muslim religious schools with a hardcore communist as a close family friend. A man who's pastor/mentor in America was a rabid racist who despises America. A man who embraced radical anti-American domestic terrorists and for whom no left-wing cause is too extreme but who calls any Republican even suggesting we need to get control of government entitlement programs 'radical and extreme'. A man that lies constantly and who's biography is a fake of the first order. Yeah, that guy. How can any patriotic Americ an even pretend to identify with that?

Meanwhile, the totally corrupted leftmedia continues to brazenly pimp for Obama's re-election and issues fake polls that always, always put Romney in a bad light while making Obama look good by comparison. The U.S. media has become nothing more than a Democrat propaganda machine...and is just as useless.

10 posted on 09/19/2012 6:06:40 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: YankeeReb
What a bunch of horse biscuits....I don't want to feel ANY PERSONAL CONNECTION to any dumb dodo politician...They are all a bunch of of idiots...I wouldn't even want to live next door to one....this personal crap comes from the MSM. They want a real personal relationship with politician's...(If you catch my drift) don't blame this female. But I am of the belief that only a man can emasculate himself... I guess its been that way since Adam told God "she made me eat the fruit" therefore its her fault :O)
11 posted on 09/19/2012 6:07:14 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: YankeeReb

This country is going in the toilet and this is what we get?


12 posted on 09/19/2012 6:07:39 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: YankeeReb

4 in 4 feel little connection with Yahoo News!


13 posted on 09/19/2012 6:08:24 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: YankeeReb

I don’t CARE. I don’t NEED a “personal” connection with a political figure to vote for him or her. At this point it doesn’t matter a whit to me- he’s NOT OBAMA. That is ALL that matters.

Sheesh...are we electing presidents now based on whether or not they have an American Idol personality???

I AM SO FED UP WITH THIS CRAP.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 6:09:01 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: YankeeReb

I have “no personal connection” to Obama, so there.

With Romney there is the same state, same political party, both devoted to Christian-based religion (okay, I know...), close family, Mr. Romney loves the U.S.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 6:11:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: YankeeReb

Pretty stupid question. An 8th grade level quiz. Typical for Esquire and Yahoo.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 6:28:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: YankeeReb

yeah the connection I feel to O is his hand in my pocket trying to steal my wallet


17 posted on 09/19/2012 6:30:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: YankeeReb

Neither guy passes the “who would I be willing to spend a day on a float trip with a case of beer test”.

I’d be sorely tempted to throw both out of the raft when we hit rapids and keep the beer... (theoretically speaking)


18 posted on 09/19/2012 6:32:05 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: YankeeReb

http://www.ijreview.com/2012/09/15567-15567/

When I read this story about the fellow who bought his house in Idaho, I felt a lot better about how Romney will connect with us “average folks”.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 6:37:46 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: Jude in WV

sorry, I meant Utah, not Idaho.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: YankeeReb

I’m looking for a PRESIDENT, not a husband, for Pete’s sake.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 6:40:55 PM PDT by SFmom
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To: Jim Scott

I have never dispised anyone so much as this President. I am aghast at the media and our educators that are doing everything in their power to insure this snake’s reelection. Are they just ignorant or are they under Obama’s control??


22 posted on 09/19/2012 6:45:13 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash Nov 6th)
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To: YankeeReb
Thank God for sensibility of that majority!

Since when do any of us feel the need to have a "personal connection" to a President or Presidential candidate any way?

That's nonsense and psychobabble.

23 posted on 09/19/2012 6:49:15 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: YankeeReb
THIS is the media brainstorm? This is the only meme the hacks can come up with to discredit R&R? Small, small minds ...

Just a clue, guys: he's running for PRESIDENT, not Homecoming King. I don't care if I feel a "connection" to him, as long as he can do the job. It's obvious the nimrod currently stinking up the White House CAN'T.

24 posted on 09/19/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: YankeeReb

This isn’t some stupid TV show, and no one’s asking people to marry the guy.... just vote for the guy who doesn’t want to destroy the country. How hard can that be?


25 posted on 09/19/2012 7:21:35 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: YankeeReb

Which is funny, because whatever problems I may have with Mitt’s politics or campaign strategy, I think he’s easily the one I’d rather hang out with. I understand he’s not a beer kind of guy, but I’d definitely pop a couple of Caffeine Free Cokes with him.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 7:37:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: YankeeReb

I’d rather have someone who is a competent business like leader who gets worthwhile things done than have some one I “personnally connect” to who is an incompetent wastrel layabout.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 7:44:12 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: YankeeReb; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
I'd first feel connected to that awful organ ploayer of Iron Butterfly than to any politician. What's this about?


28 posted on 09/19/2012 7:47:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: YankeeReb
Three in four Americans feel little or no personal connection to Romney, Esquire/Yahoo poll finds

I hate to break it to Brendan whatshisname, but I never felt a personal connection to The First Rapist, the Peanut Farmer, LBJ...
Certainly not to an ignorant, incompetent, inexperienced, neighborhood activist trying and failing miserably at learning on the job!!

29 posted on 09/19/2012 8:07:17 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: SFmom
I’m looking for a PRESIDENT, not a husband, for Pete’s sake.

LOL!
If I want a personal connection, I got a dog and two cats. And none of them are motormouths; well, maybe one of the cats.

For President, I prefer an experienced, competent, informed and rational leader and doer.

Where do the morons who dream up this crap come from, anyway?

30 posted on 09/19/2012 8:14:22 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: YankeeReb

I have one very big thing in common with Romney. I want him to beat Obama.


31 posted on 09/19/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT by pallis
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To: publius911
If I want a personal connection, I got a dog and two cats. And none of them are motormouths; well, maybe one of the cats.

For President, I prefer an experienced, competent, informed and rational leader and doer.

Considering all our options presently at hand, we might be better served by your motor mouth cat.


32 posted on 09/19/2012 8:29:37 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: YankeeReb

Liberal Logic:

Millionaire Mitt Romney is “out of touch” with middle class America. But yet NYC Mayor BILLIONAIRE Michael Bloomberg is a man of the people...


33 posted on 09/19/2012 8:35:30 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“But yet NYC Mayor BILLIONAIRE Michael Bloomberg is a man of the people...”

The 13% of this country that felt a personal connection to Obama in 2008 is now having a hard time relating to him. At no point did any more than that ever feel a personal connection to our Muslim mulatto president who throws like a girl and has to read from a Speak-and-Spell.


34 posted on 09/19/2012 8:56:47 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: YankeeReb

Well, I’ve never met the guy.


35 posted on 09/19/2012 8:57:26 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: YankeeReb

We have the North Korean media now


36 posted on 09/19/2012 9:04:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: YankeeReb

We are choosing The Commander In Chief for the next four years. Deal with it Media.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 9:06:31 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: YankeeReb

Oh I too have a lot in common I too was, oh wait no that’s right I am all white not just half.


38 posted on 09/19/2012 9:16:18 PM PDT by Mastador1
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To: YankeeReb

75% to 60%. Take out those who say they are connected to Obama because they are black and what number does that leave you?


39 posted on 09/19/2012 10:21:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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