Skip to comments.Poll: '47 percent' gets more traction than 'You didn't build that'
Posted on 10/03/2012 10:45:08 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
A new poll finds that Mitt Romney's secretly recorded comments about the "47 percent" of Americans who do not pay taxes did more to turn voters off than President Obama's "You didn't build that" remark at a campaign rally in Virginia.
According to a survey released Tuesday night by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, 45 percent of voters said Romney's comments at a private fundraiser gave them a negative impression of the candidate. Alternatively, 23 percent said the comment gave them a more positive review of the candidate.
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, Romney says in video from the event, made public by Mother Jones. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it.
Romney adds his "job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
By contrast, voters actually had a positive impression of Obama's "you didn't build that" line during a rally in Roanoke, Va. Some 36 percent of respondents said they had a positive reaction to the comment, versus 32 percent who reported a negative reaction.
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," the president said in July.
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..only because of the media
If its a poll from NBC “News” you can basically wipe your butt cheeks with it
That was as far as I needed to read to know this was nonsense...
New America may be getting what it deserves.
Of course when you over sample Dems you get a favorable take for the Dem candidate. Reverse the polling sample and you get exactly the opposed result
Yet another garbage media poll
This should not surprise-—the number of folks who receive Federal assistance is vastly larger than the number of entrepreneurs.
Joy, another NBC News poll.
No, the black ink from the print marks up your butt and ends up staining your underwear. Trust me.
Not surprising, really.
47% of the people have no idea they could build anything. Being told they didn’t build it means nothing.
People need a reason to vote for them. How about the fact that the federal government is robbing us blind and some of the money goes to terrorists.
Romney needs a righteously angry mod to win. Time to whip one up. Where's the Reagan welfare queen?
The fact the media believe this is newsworthy proves that they are so invested in Obama's re-election that they've completely lost their minds.
..or because I have not seen one ad about it since it happened a couple of months ago!! Romney needs to get back on that horse, NOW!!!
If it is from NBC/WSJ it came from your buttcheeks
The traction occurred because the “media,” an organ of the regime, relays the regime`s direction to believe and support liberal talking points. The American electorate has proven it`s a rather submissive and obedient bunch when you dangle freebies in front of its collective nose.
When the SHTF, let’s hope the irate Takers will burn down the news outlets first.
On the other hand, almost on a daily basis Obama is mocked by someone saying you/they didn't build that.
Another lying poll. What else can you expect?
I just wish that we could get the upper middle class and the wealthy, to vote like the people collecting social security.
Here’s something Mitt can talk about instead of acting like a scaredy cat:
In the last fiscal year alone, 1,705 people were disqualified from Mississippi’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP - for making false claims and bilking the program out of more than $2.7 million, according to data obtained by the Daily Journal.
In Louisiana, luxury cars seized in trafficking case
Cash from Texas trafficking used for video poker games
USDA says trafficking is 1 percent of food program
Man pleads guilty to operating food stamp scam - Dayton
it’s an NBC poll......
Why bother bringing it up? Kneeling for government crumbs is considered an act of nobility in New America.
That is, on the face of it, an absurd statement.
“You didn’t build that” was one of the most emotionally charged things ever said by a politician.
47% could mean darned near anything.
This is a propaganda piece; why post it?
I hear ya. If the allegedly wealthy would just vote like the greedy SOBs the media paints them as, we’d have a few more percentage points of polling in the bag. Instead, the affinity so many wealthy feel is a reflection of some kind of liberal guilt. And, they being no more intelligent than the median, their heads are filled with MSM nonsense and they (like most others) don’t think past the bumper sticker level.
Reality fans have a tough row to hoe, that’s a fact.
One happened two weeks ago, and has been trumptered nonstop by the media and campaign. The other was three months ago, and has not really been mentioned since the convention. There is no doubt that ‘didn’t build that’ quote cemented the support of a lot of had working people, especially business owners and employees of smaller companies. It is indisputable.
The 47 video has had an effect for sure, definitely as a rallying cry to their base, but probably not of much effect on the middle voters who are largely in agreement about the recipient class. .
It is an odd thing about people doing well at work and in business, and voting against our economic system, I remember being a young man in the very early 1970s and coming to realize that corporations were not conservative and pro-capitalist, it was a strange realization.
I think the only people upset by the “47%” remark are the 47%. The only people I have heard remark about it are Obamists. They were going to vote O anyway.
The people irritated by the “you didn’t build that” remark are the people who do build that. They are the ones who can be persuaded to vote Romney. They do not see themselves as the 47%.
Or, better yet, I’m gonna get me some of that!
Obama is running a deceitful ad here in Florida re: the 47% comment. As Romney’s taped statement runs, they show black-and-white photos of elderly veterans, poor single mother and children, senior citizens. Of course, they should actually be showing the “Obama Phone Woman.” All his ads here have been aimed at the elderly and scare tactics.
Let’s not forget that 150,000 or so tax filers receive 91.7% of the gross annual personal income in the U.S. This is extraordinary and given that it is clear that neither the Senate nor the House is going to take any action to avoid the acute distress that is about to befall those currently living high on their cut of 8.3% are you surprised that Romney’s cowardly drivel is not being accepted.
Let’s pretend THE FOREIGNER is a great president and FAST & FURIOUS, ELIGIBILITY ISSUES, OBAMACARE, BENGAZHI, ERIC WITHHOLDER, LEAKS IN OUR BORDERS, GREEN STIMULUS FRAUD, BAD CALLS ON ECONOMY, never happened and talk about which MEANINGLESS PHRASE hurt WHICH CANDIDATE MORE. Any wonder why the american people have turned you leftist spin doctors in the MSM off and pay ZERO ATTENTION to what you FRAUDS have to say.
It took me far longer to come to that realization, also being a young man in the 70’s. I was quite liberal then. It must have something to do with hedging ones’ bets, or following the example of Buffett, who makes no bones and does not hesitate when it comes to buttering both sides of the bread.
I grew up in a very conservative household but voted, in my young years, for the Peace and Freedom party and Carter which my mother never let me live down.
As soon as I made a pay check, I understood and never went back.
Amazing you would say that. That's what I tell people, too. In 1972, I worked for the local McGovern office (until he dropped Eagleton and showed he had no integrity). In 1973, I started earning a paycheck and have not voted for a Democrat since.
Ironically, if Romney cannot win it this year, I likely will never vote for a Republican again.
I sure would like to see some proof of this from a credble source.
I think you may have me pegged a little incorrectly. I’ve been here on FR for 13 years, and simply commenting on the situation. Because of the media and Obama spending, the 47% is front and center on this campaign, so they obviously think it is going to be effective. All I said was in survey (especially and NBC survey manufactured to help build the narrative), it is not surprising right now that a recent story getting major coverage gets a larger response among those surveyed.
The Obama gaffe was nearly three months ago, and the Romney campaign has used it effectively and helped build a strong following, even among some that might have been on the fence. It was a powerful look into Obama’s world view. As I wrote many times, the sentence previously was more damning, where his condensation toward productive small business people was just dripping. He was trying to whip up union and Dem-leaning working class voters into a frenzy that they are being jilted in an unfair world. It was classic Marxism. At the heart of it, that’s what he is.
Romney insulted hard-working Americans who don't happen to make enough to pay federal income tax.
Romney insulted more good Americans than Obama did. Entrepreneurs work hard and are entitled to the fruit of their labor, but they are not the only hard workers in our land.
Elitist class warfare is just as ugly and unfair as the leftist variety and a whole lot less effective in winning elections. If Romney doesn't reverse the impression he gave in the 47 percent remark, he will surely lose.
Since there is no 47%, his statement made no sense.
Only problem is that claim is a complete and total lie.
You will not get it because the claim is a lie.
As the data below show, incomes reported by tax returns at the high end of the income spectrum fell from 2008 to 2009, as did their share of the nation’s income and income taxes paid. In 2009, the top 1 percent of tax returns paid 36.7 percent of all federal individual income taxes and earned 16.9 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI),
More people have heard about 47% than can actually name the Vice President. (They’ve heard of Palin of course)
More people have heard about the 47% than the crimes of Fast & Furious, the cover-up of Benghazi, and every other crime of the Obama Administration.
Does anyone in the Leftist Media have any sense of shame at totally failing at their jobs? Anyone?
This won’t end well.
And after all the smoke clears, the members of the media will be hunted down like Nazi war criminals.
ilgipper. My comment was directed at SINK who wrote the article.
I’m with ya...but unless the system changes and the only way we can do it is by working from within and not being sucked to the dark side, we are stuck supporting not the guy we love but the guy who isn’t the a**hole ruining the country.