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Gallup: Americans Say Middle Class Better Off With Obama Than With Romney [Obama 10-Point Lead?]
WashingtonTimes ^ | October 01, 2012 | David Hill

Posted on 10/01/2012 7:31:59 PM PDT by Steelfish

Poll: Americans Say Middle Class Better Off With Obama Than With Romney

By David Hill - October 1, 2012

More than half of Americans think the middle class would benefit more from a second term for President Obama than the election of Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Monday.

The Gallup poll shows that 53 percent of Americans give Mr. Obama an edge in helping middle-class people, compared with just 43 percent for Mr. Romney. Respondents in the poll also said another Obama term would be better for racial and ethnic minorities, lower-income Americans, women, young adults and senior citizens, while a victory for Mr. Romney would be better for men, investors and upper-income Americans.

The poll was split on how small-business owners would be affected by the presidential race, with each candidate getting support from 47 percent of respondents.

The poll was split largely along party lines, as Democrats gave Mr. Obama an overwhelming edge in most categories but said Mr. Romney would be better for upper-income Americans and were split on how the presidential race would affect investors.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; gallup; riggedpolls
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1 posted on 10/01/2012 7:32:03 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

The lying media is having an effect?


2 posted on 10/01/2012 7:33:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

I bet you were please to post this.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 7:33:30 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Steelfish

Bet those polled are trying to skew results. Why tell the truth, the media will only lie anyway?


4 posted on 10/01/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Steelfish

Idiots. Just because Obama says “middle class” 20 times in every speech doesn’t mean he has any idea how to help them.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: All

up to their tricks again.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 7:35:16 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Steelfish; GeronL

You mean that $300 million that Obama spent so far defaming Mitt Romney and the billions in free media help the Democrats got actually convinced some people?


7 posted on 10/01/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ez

Or wants to...


8 posted on 10/01/2012 7:35:57 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Steelfish

This has got to be a push poll. Any other explanation makes no sense.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 7:36:14 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Perdogg

Only those with a severe mental issue or with permanent rose-tinted glasses over their eyes will make this kind of outrageous assertion. Which is it?


10 posted on 10/01/2012 7:37:13 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Gumdrop

They now count all of the 47 percenters as part of the middle class.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 7:38:51 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Gallup is corrupt.


12 posted on 10/01/2012 7:39:19 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Steelfish

Well, this middle-class guy can’t afford to put money away because gas prices have sky-rocketed, along with the price of practically everything else we buy. It’s inconceivable how any rational middle-class person could think they are better off with this idiot in the WH.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 7:40:42 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Perdogg

The tide is turning on these BS polls that have been released the last few weeks. Now that the rubber is hitting the road watch all of a “sudden unexpectedly” Romney takes the lead


14 posted on 10/01/2012 7:40:42 PM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: GeronL

Those who have ears to hear will hear..

Those not protected by the Blood are subject to deception which will only increase.

I had hoped to expire while whittling on my porch but things do seem to be accelerating negatively.

Here, there, or in the air my FRiend!


15 posted on 10/01/2012 7:41:36 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Steelfish

B.S. - Don’t believe it!


16 posted on 10/01/2012 7:41:36 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Steelfish
As I said a couple of weeks ago, they are going to run three, four, five of these polls every single day until the election. Every poll will say that Obama is ahead.

The margins are going to "grow." They're going to say that Obama is ahead by amazing margins.

There will be a different poll every hour in the days just before the election. The MSM will report each one, go ballistic for each one.

That's how it's going to be.

I know this because that's what the MSM did during the Clinton impeachment fiasco. The more evidence that came out, the more Clinton disgraced himself, the more frequently the polls were "released." Every one said the same thing: Clinton is wildly popular, and getting more popular every day. As more damning information came out, more polls came out.

They're going to do the same thing this time because it worked back in 1998.

17 posted on 10/01/2012 7:41:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steelfish

Battered wife syndrome, on display.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:42:15 PM PDT by Publius Maximus (It was a nice Republic, while it lasted.)
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps a few generations of progressive-socialist teachers backed by union thugs indoctrinating students to become socialists is rearing it’s ugly head.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 7:42:14 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Steelfish

[The Gallup poll shows that 53 percent of Americans. . .]

The “53 percent of Americans” means “adults 18 years or older” rather than registered voters or likely voters. These “adults” can be overgrown teenagers living at home, college students, illegal aliens, drug addicts, convicted felons, etc.—people who rarely vote if ever.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 7:45:19 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Gumdrop

“Any other explanation makes no sense.”

I would love to believe every single poll is skewed but seriously folks, is it time to think that maybe, as an example, 53% of the middle class just might believe they ARE better off with Obama? Obama has been campaigning for four years, pitting the middle class against Mitt Romney, could it have worked?


21 posted on 10/01/2012 7:46:14 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Steelfish

Hard to believe that anyone who works for a living, pays their own way in life, pays taxes and is likely trying to raise a family and buy a home would favor Obama.

But I know they are out there.
Especially the hard core union people.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 7:46:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: One Name

we might be destined to die defending the porch from entitlement zombies


23 posted on 10/01/2012 7:47:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

another poll trying to “shape” voter opinion....


24 posted on 10/01/2012 7:47:24 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Steelfish

I read aoll somewhere here on FR not even a week ago that said the opposite, it showed Romney having a big lead with middle-class voters. What’s up?


25 posted on 10/01/2012 7:50:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Toespi
I would love to believe every single poll is skewed but seriously folks, is it time to think that maybe, as an example, 53% of the middle class just might believe they ARE better off with Obama? Obama has been campaigning for four years, pitting the middle class against Mitt Romney, could it have worked?

It's pure propaganda. The "polling data" can't be checked, the methodology can't be checked, the numbers can't be checked. Remember Stalin's words: "the voters determine nothing, the vote counters determine everything". Thes polls are just a way for privately-owned organizations to run their own "election" and "count the votes" to create the outcome they're being paid to create.

They are propagandists, and they are trying to create a completely false reality. By election day, there will be almost no other news broadcast; only polls showing Obama way ahead. The MSM will give itself over 100% for Obama's election victory.

Those who want Obama to lose will have to be strong. We will have to swim against the tide every step of the way.

This time it'll be against words and images from the MSM. In a few years, it'll be against much more tangible threats.

26 posted on 10/01/2012 7:52:16 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, and I’m Miss America...


27 posted on 10/01/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: GeronL

Picked up a contractor trash bag of Federal Premium hulls ( 12 ga 2-3/4” 9 pellet 00Buck, fired once) today for just that exigency..


28 posted on 10/01/2012 7:54:39 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Thanks for pointing that out Brad. For those that missed it:

“...adults 18 years or older” rather than registered voters or likely voters.
29 posted on 10/01/2012 7:55:39 PM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: Publius Maximus

You make a good point. It is true that Gallup found in 2008 that single WHITE women (single, divorced, separated or widowed) voted OVERWHELMINGLY for Obama.

Obama now has a 12 point gender gap and much of this is due to how single white women plan to vote for. They also make for a significant part of the middle class: Unemployed, ugly-looking single women, plaintiffs in sexual harassment suits, union types (NEA, SEIU etc), GLTB, NARAL etc.

What is it with single WHITE women?


30 posted on 10/01/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Nope,sorry...not buying it.


31 posted on 10/01/2012 7:57:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You mean that $300 million that Obama spent so far defaming Mitt Romney and the billions in free media help the Democrats got actually convinced some people?


Don’t forget the taxpayer-funded campaign hops all around the country!


32 posted on 10/01/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Gumdrop
This has got to be a push poll. Any other explanation makes no sense.

Yeah that and/or another over sampled D+forever poll and under sampled Indies. And/or Axelrod threatening Gallup and Holder's DOJ threatening lawsuits against Gallup, which has occurred.

33 posted on 10/01/2012 8:06:05 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish

So we have had 4 years under Romney already to compare the two??? Who knew??


34 posted on 10/01/2012 8:06:06 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Steelfish

Is this induced insanity or phoney polls? I have always said that polls are used to sway public opinion. The sheeple need to feel they are going with the popular opinion. They talk individuality but walk conformity.


35 posted on 10/01/2012 8:08:05 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: GeronL

we might be destined to die defending the porch from entitlement zombies


How long into obuma’s second term before they try taking the guns away? And am still wondering about those hollow points the government is buying up.


36 posted on 10/01/2012 8:08:18 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Steelfish

Polls are a means to an end...

and...

the democrats know it, and believe it, and use it...

and the media is a tool which they use effective to get people believing them...

They believe that, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

The American people are being duped, by the media and the democrats, and most of those people don’t even know it, and how it’s being done.


37 posted on 10/01/2012 8:08:23 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Steelfish

We’re doomed. The masses have been duped. Unfortunately this is the feeling by most in my neighborhood too. Most are just too uninformed in my blue state.


38 posted on 10/01/2012 8:10:27 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Steelfish

Sheer insanity. On the other hand, a candidate like Romney certainly plays into an old Republican caracature of an aloof, super-rich Wall Street dude who closes down factories and has zero relate-ability to anyone not on a social register... something which just doesn’t sell easily to blue-collar Reagan Democrats, to put it mildly. Especially when the economy is so crappy. So even if the poll is undoubtedly skewed like most, I wouldn’t be terribly surprised.


39 posted on 10/01/2012 8:12:49 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Steelfish

average salary dropping ... while the average price of goods continues to jump

yea... things are soooo much better

/sarc


40 posted on 10/01/2012 8:14:06 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Steelfish

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41 posted on 10/01/2012 8:14:09 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Steelfish

> Gallup: Americans Say Middle Class Better Off With Obama Than With Romney

Who are these “Americans”? Where do they live — Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan...?


42 posted on 10/01/2012 8:17:44 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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“What is it with single WHITE women?”

There is a reason they are single - a lot of them practice birth control with their personalities. Therefore feral goobermint is their best friend. owebama will give them FREE BC pills JUST IN CASE some guy is drunk or stupid enough (or both) to want to have carnal relations with them.


43 posted on 10/01/2012 8:19:25 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Steelfish

A recent poll indicated that Romney has a substantial lead among middle class voters. Therefore, this poll likely indicates only that members of the upper and lower classes think that Obama will be better for the members of an economic class they don’t belong to.


44 posted on 10/01/2012 8:19:25 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Toespi

Define “middle class”? This poll of adults is meaningless, especially if all those adults just sit on the couch waiting for Bama to pay their bills.


45 posted on 10/01/2012 8:20:30 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: sten; Steelfish

A caller on a local radio talk show recently said, “Obama ain’t so bad, gas has gone up only a few cents since that Bush!” The conservative host sighed, hung up on her and said, “See folks, this is what we’re dealing with this election.”


46 posted on 10/01/2012 8:26:03 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Steelfish

Far too many people stuck on stoopid!


47 posted on 10/01/2012 8:35:27 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Steelfish

Willard needs to start beating Barry with a rhetorical baseball bat in a well conceived plan. Exorcise the inner Rev Wright from the narcissist. The McLoser kid gloves plan is another epic fail. Barry can’t hide behind race forever.


48 posted on 10/01/2012 8:38:26 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Steelfish

Median incomes have declined over the past 4 years but people want more of the same...well lets give it to them then...when they are starving and those SNAP cards don’t purchase anything, just don’t come a ‘nocking around here.


49 posted on 10/01/2012 8:42:46 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: Steelfish
What is it with single WHITE women?

These are the women and the daughters of the women who declared back in the '70s that women need men like fish need bicycles. However, they simultaneously decided that women need taxpayer support like fish need water.

Basic human nature doesn't change - single women want security and want to be taken care of. The impersonal nature of a taxpayer-funded safety net allows feminists to pretend they're fierce, independent, grrrl-power, blah blah...when all they actually are is the prime mover in the metamorphosis of the US into a social-welfare state.
50 posted on 10/01/2012 8:45:04 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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