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Mid Term Flashback: NEWSWEEK Poll: Obama Approval Rating Jumps, Democrats Close ‘Enthusiasm Gap’
Newsweek/Daily Beast ^ | 10/22/2010 | David A. Graham

Posted on 09/25/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT by nhwingut

Despite doom-saying about Democrats’ chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll (full results) shows that they remain in a close race with Republicans 12 days before Election Day, while the president’s approval ratings have climbed sharply. The poll finds that 48 percent of registered voters would be more likely to vote for Democrats, compared with 42 percent who lean Republican (those numbers are similar to those in the last NEWSWEEK Poll, which found Democrats favored 48 percent to 43 percent). President Obama’s approval ratings have jumped substantially, crossing the magic halfway threshold to 54 percent, up from 48 percent in late September, while the portion of respondents who disapprove of the president dropped to 40 percent, the lowest disapproval rating in a NEWSWEEK Poll since February 2010.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; mediabias; polls
Dems favored 48-42.

Obama approval at 54.

Republicans went on to gain 63 seats.

1 posted on 09/25/2012 7:02:45 AM PDT by nhwingut
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So what is it that the dem’s state as line items that 0bama has accomplished in 4 years that makes them think 0bama deserves another 4 years?
2 posted on 09/25/2012 7:05:32 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Won a total of 70 with a net gain of 63 seats. Also won the highest number of Senate seats in a mid-term with 7. Also won around 43,000 state & local offices.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 7:06:49 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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Newsweek polled their editorial staff and determined Democrats were closing the enthusiasm gap. No wonder they were sold for a buck and even then the buyer overpaid.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 7:07:06 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: nhwingut

Yes, Had Obama been up for renewal in the 2010 midterms, he would have had his head handed to him as well. It won’t be much different in 2012.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 7:07:35 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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63 House seats, six Senate seats, ten governorships and seven hundred legislative seats, taking control of nineteen chambers.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 7:07:51 AM PDT by cotton1706
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We need sickoflibs in this thread, someone pissed in his Cheerios and he is especially cranky and negative today.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 7:09:02 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: nhwingut

The real poll is only a few weeks away, then we won’t have to have this BS spread all over.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 7:09:57 AM PDT by Venturer
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Exactly. If Obama was at 54 in 2010 and got crushed, what has changed since then? Only more debt, higher gas prices, and a lower approval rating.

Yet he’s going to somehow win in a landslide? Right!


9 posted on 09/25/2012 7:10:49 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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The leftist freaks I know are as “enthusiastic” as ever with their hate and the lies they saw in last evening’s “news”.

They love them some Obama — Mmmm, Mmmm.

FUBO and your mindless Hussein Head haters!


10 posted on 09/25/2012 7:11:21 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: nhwingut

Great find.

Much more objective than freeper’s memories of what happened in 2010.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 7:14:32 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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just to add to this mix.

CNBC has and “all america” poll which they ADMIT they are not polling voters. It, suprise suprise, praises obama.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 7:17:04 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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Democrats Jump Into Six-Point Lead on Generic Ballot

July 19, 2010 (3 months before election)
PRINCETON, NJ -- In the same week the U.S. Senate passed a major financial reform bill touted as reining in Wall Street, Democrats pulled ahead of Republicans, 49% to 43%, in voters' generic ballot preferences for the 2010 congressional elections.
13 posted on 09/25/2012 7:19:12 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

THANK YOU!


14 posted on 09/25/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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Nice history lesson!


15 posted on 09/25/2012 7:20:42 AM PDT by cymbeline
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Poll: Corzine Ahead of Christie By 43%-38%

October 28, 2009, 6:36AM (One week before election)
The new Quinnipiac poll in New Jersey gives Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine a five-point lead over Republican Chris Christie.

The numbers: Corzine 43%, Christie 38%, and independent Chris Daggett 13%, with a ±2.8% margin of error. Two weeks ago, Christie had an edge of 41% to Corzine's 40%, and Daggett was at 14%.

This poll suggests that Daggett is taking more votes away from Christie than Corzine, with his voters listing Christie as their second choice by a 43%-27%. This runs contrary to a Public Policy Polling (D) survey that showed Corzine as their second choice, but keep in mind these sub-samples have very high margins of error.

From the pollster's analysis: "You could see it coming. Gov. Jon Corzine's numbers crept steadily up and Christopher Christie's steadily shrank and now, for the first time, we have Corzine ahead. But don't be in a hurry to mark this election as over. Christopher Daggett changed it from 'ABC' - Anybody But Corzine - to a real three-way scrap. But a lot of Daggett's voters say they might change their minds by Election Day. Where will they go?"
16 posted on 09/25/2012 7:24:51 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Also great data.

That said...I am still very very nervous.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 7:26:01 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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Senate poll: Coakley up 15 points on Brown

January 10, 2010 (9 days before election)
Democrat Martha Coakley, buoyed by her durable statewide popularity, enjoys a solid, 15-percentage-point lead over Republican rival Scott Brown as the race for US Senate enters the homestretch, according to a new Boston Globe poll of likely voters. (Full article: 1142 words)
18 posted on 09/25/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Thanks I needed this!!!


19 posted on 09/25/2012 7:30:41 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: nhwingut

LOL


20 posted on 09/25/2012 7:32:47 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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Uh huh... sure.

LLS


21 posted on 09/25/2012 7:53:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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“That said...I am still very very nervous.”

I am too, but I’m nervous because this Marxist has even a 1% chance of being re-elected. I seriously don’t know how we survive another 4 years of this. Bottom line — whatever the polls say now until election day, I wont breathe easy until this guy is defeated.


22 posted on 09/25/2012 9:25:54 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: nhwingut

Thank you for the reminder. I also remember the Walker recall, where the media told us it was “even” and it was a freaking blowout, not even close.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 10:18:56 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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