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Ohio - Obama approval 48/49 overall, and 13/65 among undecideds
Public Policy Polling ^ | September 30, 2012

Posted on 09/30/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT by profit_guy

It's a mistake to think based on recent polling in Ohio that the race there is over. Obama is not popular in the state, with 48% of voters approving of him to 49% who disapprove. Among voters who remain undecided there just 13% think he's doing a good job to 65% who give him poor marks. That doesn't mean those folks will move to Romney en masse because they don't particularly like him either (a 26/37 favorability rating) but it does mean there's potential for the race there to get within tossup range over the final five weeks.

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1 posted on 09/30/2012 6:39:53 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: profit_guy

PDF file:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_OH_930.pdf


2 posted on 09/30/2012 6:41:54 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: profit_guy
I agree there's no mojo here for Obama. he will get the expected 90+% of the blacks, and a large contingent of the old time democrat "bullet voter" in the union counties like Cuyahoga and Summit. But that is not out of the ordinary. 'Rats get those votes even when the GOP candidate carries the state.

I still believe Ohio is Romney's to lose. His 47% remark wouldn't hurt him by itself, but the rats are using it in an ad, thus proving ironically that it is true after all! All the servile "victims," of racism, homophobia, war against women, whatever, are lining up and whining about how Romney is victimizing them! In a simpler era it would be high comedy.

3 posted on 09/30/2012 6:49:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: profit_guy

How can this be? The MSM just reported that Hussein was up 10 points. last. week
Romney surging. Voter tsunami for Mitt in Ohio.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 6:51:16 PM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: Kozy

At this point in 1989 Reagan was down by 7 in Texas.

Mitt has this won, barring any huge mistakes.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 6:56:26 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: profit_guy
Poll response rate is down to 9%. http://www.people-press.org/2012/05/15/assessing-the-representativeness-of-public-opinion-surveys/

Nine percent???? An Ouija Board is probably more accurate.

6 posted on 09/30/2012 6:57:11 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: profit_guy

There are no “undecideds”.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 6:58:32 PM PDT by albie (at)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Dem voters will either pass or vote for obama. Rep voters will either pass or vote for romney.

BTW, independents are still going to vote Dem or Rep, but they, too, may pass ~

Romney will need to attract non-voting Republicans. He told folks at a fund raiser he was targeting the 5 to 10% of independents ~ in the middle ~

BTW, Republicans are usually not found in the center ~ so Romney told his money guys he isn't targeting you.

I find it difficult to believe any Republican candidate would just give up on the main body of his voters, but there you have it...... no change so far.......

The 47% thing is a mishmash of folk tales and misperceptions. It probably doesn't hurt or help Romney.

It does hurt Hannity ~ he's actually proposed raising taxes on the poor ~ which is usually a nonstarter in this, or any other country. He did tell us he's not a Republican and he's not a Democrat, and fur shur a guy with a political tin ear like that probably isn't either. Maybe a know-nothing or mugwump, or possibly the last of the Whigs.

8 posted on 09/30/2012 7:03:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: profit_guy
That doesn't mean those folks will move to Romney en masse because they don't particularly like him either (a 26/37 favorability rating) . . .

That leaves 37% unaccounted for. That could change drastically as the debates occur.

9 posted on 09/30/2012 7:03:47 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Sooth2222

Obama: “Magic 8-ball, will I win in November?”

8-Ball: No


10 posted on 09/30/2012 7:04:07 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Sooth2222
Interesting board ~ fully in line with my analysis that says we are in a RACE TO THE BOTTOM when it comes to the public perception of the two major party candidates.

The rate of responsive responses in polling is dropping like a rock to historic low levels.

That means there's a large mass of Republicans and Democrats out there who are of a like mind ~ not responding ~ and they may well do that as they vote.

This is an aspect of the polls you just never see but I knew it was there, and so it is. Guess it's so bad somebody was finally moved to let the public know.

11 posted on 09/30/2012 7:07:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: profit_guy

No way do I think Obama is doing well in Ohio at all. Just more leftist-clap-trap trying to push conservatives to stay home and not vote.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Sooth2222
91% non responsive non responses is a demonstration that ALL the polls are not statistically meaningful!

END OF STORY

And to think the big issue yesterday was whether or not they were weighting the results (BWAhahahahahahaaaaa)

The issue tonight, thanks to you, is ..........wow!!!!

13 posted on 09/30/2012 7:10:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kolath

PP has the D/R/I as 41/36/23. There is no way that the electorate in Ohio will be comprised of 41% D. It just isn’t going to happen.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 7:12:38 PM PDT by mrs9x
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To: albie
No there isn't. There are Idiots and there are Attention Whores, but that is repetitive.
15 posted on 09/30/2012 7:14:29 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Mikey_1962

I thought that was his middle name. Huge Mittstakes Romney. :) /jk


16 posted on 09/30/2012 7:17:29 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Romney is a cresent wrench when you need a hammer. Sure it might work, but do you want to chance it?)
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To: profit_guy

I have faith that the good people of Ohio will, in the end, reject this Elmer Gantry screamer and send him back to the tent of Rev Wright for further indoctrination....


17 posted on 09/30/2012 7:19:48 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: muawiyah

Couple of polls say most agree with Romney on the 47 pct


18 posted on 09/30/2012 7:21:56 PM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: profit_guy

Any state, or any country, where 48% of the people approve of Obama is finished.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 7:22:07 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: profit_guy
Among voters who remain undecided there just 13% think he's doing a good job to 65% who give him poor marks. That doesn't mean those folks will move to Romney en masse because they don't particularly like him either (a 26/37 favorability rating)

There's your 4-1 break of the undecided to Romney.

20 posted on 09/30/2012 7:24:15 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: profit_guy
Look who is running like his internals are bad. Obama. The massive push and fact that Obama is in OH all the time is testament to the fact that he has no chance of winning if Romney picks up OH and Romney pretty much has it in the bag.

Meanwhile Romney is moving to states like WI and eying PA and NM. Obama is in big trouble. All the kings horses and all the Kings men couldn't put Hopey-Changey together again!

21 posted on 09/30/2012 7:29:40 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: muawiyah

We get it, you predicted a Romney nomination would guarantee an Obama victory, and now you’re nervous you were wrong. What I don’t get is why you’re actively trying to dissuade people from voting to fire the worst President our country has ever had (Andrew Johnson fans are all dead...).


22 posted on 09/30/2012 7:31:19 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: profit_guy

65% give him poor marks and they will still vote for him? I dont think so.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 7:41:23 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Didn’t know he was on the ballot in ‘89;)


24 posted on 09/30/2012 7:57:21 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: profit_guy

Are the polls calling a bunch of people owning those free obama phones? Just saying.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 8:05:48 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

That’s what confuses me - how can 65% think he is doing a poor job and he is leading in the polls? Back in 2008, when I did political polling in OH - I knew McCain was in trouble because the response to the question of do you believe our country is going in the right/wrong direction was overwhelmingly in the wrong direction - and the liar-in-chief carried the state. I don’t know what to make of these polls, so I just shrug them off and hope that people vote according to their response.


26 posted on 09/30/2012 8:10:37 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: profit_guy

Hahahaha. Obama is loved in 2 places that I can think of... Bexley and Upper Arlington. That’s it. 1 liberal city and 1 liberal village. I BELIEVE Ohio will red on November 6th.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 8:44:27 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: profit_guy

Hahahaha. Obama is loved in 2 places that I can think of... Bexley and Upper Arlington. That’s it. 1 liberal city and 1 liberal village. I BELIEVE Ohio will be red on November 6th.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 8:45:29 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Catsrus

Its been pure crap for the last four years and that has been under wonder boys watch so I think he gets hammered just like bush/mcnutts did.I at least hope so.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 8:54:04 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Ohiobelle

I can’t figure out why residents of Bexley would be swarming to Obama. He clearly could give a rat’s ass about Israel.


30 posted on 09/30/2012 9:07:13 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Ohiobelle

The residents of Bexley are overwhelmingly Jewish.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 10:27:50 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Flightdeck
I do not believe i"ll discuss worst president issues with a guy who puts Johnson below Buchanan.

Good grief man, Buchanan is the reason no one talks about any of the others in anything but 'second worst' ~ btw, I didn't predict an obama win ~ i predicted a tight race made even tighter by people who thought we needed a moderate to attract uncommited independents.

that might be a nice idea if such people existed but they don't.

32 posted on 10/01/2012 3:57:37 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Flightdeck
Plus, i described this as a RACE TO THE BOTTOM with both candidates actually losing support as the campaign season progressed, which meant either one of them could win simply by showing up and campaigning ~ against the other guy.

The Pew data show clearly that 91% aren't interested enough in this race to bother answering a few questions ~ good grief man ~ how popular are these people?

33 posted on 10/01/2012 3:59:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: italianquaker

how do they really know what most think ~ 91% don’t bother to get involved anymore! Accept it ~ i predicted this ~ I have a feel for this stuff ~ my opinion is at least as good as anyone’s in this sort of situation.,P>It’s a race to the bottom ~ and that’s getting pretty doggone close eh!


34 posted on 10/01/2012 4:03:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: DefeatCorruption

if they had obama phones they’d answer ~ isn’t that the 9%?


35 posted on 10/01/2012 4:05:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: italianquaker

BTW, even Romney doesn’t know what he meant by 47% ~ now, about the 91%. That’s a far more important number since that’s the percentage of folks contacted by a poll who do not end up providing input to that poll.


36 posted on 10/01/2012 11:06:12 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

The whole thing was bs, as barry would say about the death of our ambassador its just a bump in the road


37 posted on 10/01/2012 11:53:32 AM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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