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51% Think Ambassadorís Murder Will Hurt Obama At the Polls
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10-15-12 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 10/15/2012 8:32:40 AM PDT by tellw

51% Think Ambassador’s Murder Will Hurt Obama At the Polls

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Voters are now more critical of how the Obama administration has handled the situation in Libya, including the murder of the U.S. ambassador there, and most think it will hurt President Obama’s chances for reelection. However, they are slightly more confident in the president than Mitt Romney to handle events in the Middle East.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the way the administration has responded to the situation in Libya as good or excellent. That’s down nine points from 44% in mid-September just after the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Forty percent (40%) view the administration’s Libya response as poor, up from 34% a month ago.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on October 13-14, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls

1 posted on 10/15/2012 8:32:45 AM PDT by tellw
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To: tellw

the First Idiot had just made his foreign policy expertise a major issue in his convention speech. it immediately collapsed.

THAT is an issue.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 8:35:21 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: tellw

Obama came out swinging as fast as he could...
he went right after the first amendment like a prizefighter.
Of course, praising peaceful Islam the whole while...



3 posted on 10/15/2012 8:38:08 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: tellw

[However, they are slightly more confident in the president than Mitt Romney to handle events in the Middle East.]

You’d have to be beyond stupid to believe that! How can anyone think that?


4 posted on 10/15/2012 8:38:57 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: tellw

To paraphrase Ed Koch:

“It STILL isn’t safe to vote for a Democrat...”


5 posted on 10/15/2012 8:40:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: tellw

These polls are so screwed up. I wouldn’t be surprised for the polls to say 65% of every one who intends to vote will vote for obama. 100% of them admit to lying about who they’re going to vote for.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 8:40:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: KansasGirl

The “Obama got Bin Laden” crowd still trumpets that talking point when pundits talk foreign policy differences. However that argument has been almost entirely negated by Benghazi-gate, which is becoming like a cancer in the Obama Administration.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 8:42:38 AM PDT by tellw
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To: KansasGirl

Because brain damaged biden told them so.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: NFHale

Let’s hope it’s safe to vote in America!


9 posted on 10/15/2012 8:54:04 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: tellw

does this poll mean 49% think its ok to murder


10 posted on 10/15/2012 8:55:48 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: tellw

11 posted on 10/15/2012 8:59:03 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: cameraeye

“...safe to vote...”

That’s up to each individual voter.

You have a civil, constitutional, and basic HUMAN right to protect your own life, regardless of what Libs think or say.

Take steps to do so, and convince other folks you know to do the same.

The other side wins only if we let them win - and I don’t mean only election-wise.

Accept the fact that there possibly will be violence from the usual suspects, and prepare for it. If nothing happens, so much the better.

Better to be prepared and have nothing happen, than not.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 8:59:41 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: tellw
"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the way the administration has responded to the situation in Libya as good or excellent.

Close all US public schools! This is unbelievable, who is this poll polling? Even the Libyans are complaining about the handling of US security in Libya! Is 35% of our population on the side of the terrorists?

13 posted on 10/15/2012 9:02:20 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: tellw
Every day it becomes more clear that there is something REALLY BIG going on with Libya and Stevens’ death that the lies are vainly trying to cover. Why exactly did they send Stevens into Benghazi knowing it was a powder keg, and why did they leave him there when it was initially easy to address? NO way does Hillary go down without taking Obama, but she should have been forced to resign a month ago. She is as dirty as dirty gets. Bill cannot save her this time.
14 posted on 10/15/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: tellw

35% thought that Obama has done a good job in Libya? That just begs a follow up question of “Why?”. For crying out loud, ask the question and then haul out a globe and have them point out Libya on it.

“You’ve just pointed to Finland.”

“Ohhhh....have you seen my free cell phone?”


15 posted on 10/15/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tellw
ONLY 51%??

If a poll had been taken regarding Nixon's Watergate I wonder what that percentage would have been. Much higher since the media always loves to hate a Republican.
16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:04:28 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: tellw
I may be going out on a limb here, but I think it “hurt” the Ambassador a whole lot more that it hurt Obama.
17 posted on 10/15/2012 9:05:07 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: tellw

The people who will vote for Obama do not give a damn about some Ambassador that got himself killed,after supplying weapons to those who killed him.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 9:06:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: NFHale

I’ll bet most Americans know nothing about this.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 9:08:35 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tellw

I have read an article that says the ambassador was gay. He might have had an affair with a certain half black president who’s nickname in Chicago was “bath house barry”. And this ambassador was set up and left to be murdered like the four black gay members of a church that this muslim attended.

There’s what no one is talking about.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 9:11:13 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I don’t know...pretty much it was all over the news - even the lefty stations couldn’t ignore it.

And don’t forget - folks like us make damn sure other folks find out about it.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 9:12:28 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Bon mots

He should be on letterman in that bottom picture.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 9:13:34 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: NFHale

I think people most care about their wallet, and a job. That should be enough.

14% un/under-employment

4.00 gas.

That should do it. : )


23 posted on 10/15/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cheerio

51% think this will harm the President’s re-elect. That is huge considering much of the media has covered this up generally.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT by tellw
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To: jpsb

...”Is 35% of our population on the side of the terrorists?”...

Could be. Or it might be they are just ignorant of what all that is and what it means.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 9:18:58 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Missouri gal
I am starting to think that this is the "Mother of ALL Gun-Walking" scandal ... that the administration is covering up that they gave thousands of high-tech weapons to the Libya "rebels" who are (as many of us objected at the time) Al-Qaeda.
26 posted on 10/15/2012 9:20:38 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: tellw

The “Obama got Bin Laden” crowd still trumpets that talking point when pundits talk foreign policy differences.


Didn’t the Left always say “killing terrorists just creates more terrorists”? I guess that’s not the case when Obama kills them?

Not that I’m against the killing of Bin Laden - just pointing out how illogical the Left really is.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 9:21:47 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Liencoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: tellw; All
Here's how it was supposed to go down:

1. Disarm Amb. Stevens' entourage
2. Terrorists kidnap Stevens, as arranged by Obama's minions
3. Nobody fights back, nobody gets killed
4. Just before the election, Obama works a diplomatic "miracle", arranging an exchange of the Blind Shiekh for Stevens
5. Obama re-elected in a landslide as Dear Leader, National Hero.


Instead, the SEALs fought back, a general firefight ensued, they and Stevens were killed, and Obama lost his October Surprise and now has to cover it up.

This is the ONLY WAY this thing makes sense.

28 posted on 10/15/2012 9:36:01 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: tellw
51% Think Ambassador’s Murder Will Hurt Obama At the Polls Ya think lying about the cover up bears any thought?
29 posted on 10/15/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Guilty but not prosecuted? Sounds like a liberal to me.)
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To: tellw

...and 49% wouldn’t have any questions if Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were standing over four bodies with two smoking guns.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 9:41:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: tellw
Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations (huge coverup!) WRKO Howie Carr radio interview

Col. Hunt says the attack in Benghazi went on for at least six hours -- all the while U.S. personnel under attack were in contact with personnel at all White House, State, CIA, DoD . . . agencies -- and nothing was done.

Did someone in Washington want Ambassador Stevens dead? It would not be the first time.

In years past John Christopher Stevens, known as Chris, was described as "a 20-year Arabic-speaking veteran of the State Department who has been a senior diplomat in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and had postings in Damascus, Cairo and other Middle Eastern locales . . . [he has] a broad knowledge of the Arab world . . . [and] has a good deal of cross-cultural comfort . . . [professionally he] has an unflappable, but not nerdy personality. . . He listens to people. He’s the quintessential diplomat."

Seems to me that Stevens surely knew a lot given his contacts and savvy. Did he know too much? Was he threatening to tell all about how radical Islam's successes were greater than one would expect in an "Arab Spring" -- more like an Arab Sprint by the Muslim Brotherhood and encouraged by Washington? Appears to be a lot of Islamists infiltrating there, including the Oval Office (IMO). . . .

CNN found a seven-page handwritten journal.. that's all?

31 posted on 10/15/2012 9:52:19 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Stevens was reportedly recruiting Al Queda fighters for Syria. The two SEALs were in country tracking down thousands of MANPADs that have fallen into the hands of Al Queda. (Obama knowingly lied in a statement where he implied the SEALs were there as part of security detail. They were working with the CIA and put themselves in harm’s way during the attack instead of bugging out.) Stevens may have been lured to Benghazi for a meeting that was an AQ trap. I wouldn’t say that he was targeted by the WH—but they sure didn’t anything to help him. Aircraft could’ve been dispatched from bases in Sicily and Djibouti but they were left on the ground.

Remember TWA Flight 800? Clinton covered up what was most likely a terrorist firing a shoulder-launched missile at an airliner. Imagine thousands of those weapons in the hands of AQ. People will be molested by TSA, only to be shot out of the sky. That whole “leading from behind” war in Libya won’t look so honorable then.


32 posted on 10/15/2012 10:05:47 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Stevens was reportedly recruiting Al Queda fighters for Syria. The two SEALs were in country tracking down thousands of MANPADs that have fallen into the hands of Al Queda. (Obama knowingly lied in a statement where he implied the SEALs were there as part of security detail. They were working with the CIA and put themselves in harm’s way during the attack instead of bugging out.) Stevens may have been lured to Benghazi for a meeting that was an AQ trap. I wouldn’t say that he was targeted by the WH—but they sure didn’t anything to help him. Aircraft could’ve been dispatched from bases in Sicily and Djibouti but they were left on the ground.

Remember TWA Flight 800? Clinton covered up what was most likely a terrorist firing a shoulder-launched missile at an airliner. Imagine thousands of those weapons in the hands of AQ. People will be molested by TSA, only to be shot out of the sky. That whole “leading from behind” war in Libya won’t look so honorable then.


33 posted on 10/15/2012 10:05:57 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Stevens was reportedly recruiting Al Queda fighters for Syria. The two SEALs were in country tracking down thousands of MANPADs that have fallen into the hands of Al Queda. (Obama knowingly lied in a statement where he implied the SEALs were there as part of security detail. They were working with the CIA and put themselves in harm’s way during the attack instead of bugging out.) Stevens may have been lured to Benghazi for a meeting that was an AQ trap. I wouldn’t say that he was targeted by the WH—but they sure didn’t anything to help him. Aircraft could’ve been dispatched from bases in Sicily and Djibouti but they were left on the ground.

Remember TWA Flight 800? Clinton covered up what was most likely a terrorist firing a shoulder-launched missile at an airliner. Imagine thousands of those weapons in the hands of AQ. People will be molested by TSA, only to be shot out of the sky. That whole “leading from behind” war in Libya won’t look so honorable then.


34 posted on 10/15/2012 10:06:21 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: tellw

How many of the other 49% are unaware that the U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed on Sept. 11? It isn’t like the mainstream media has been paying a lot of attention to the story.


35 posted on 10/15/2012 10:08:28 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: tellw

Why would the people who go out of their way to take homosexual campaign money want to have a homosexual Ambassador killed? Why would they run the risk of kidnapping him?
This is about the missing anti-aircraft missiles in Libya. Obama and Hillary are culpable in the loss of those missiles. Gadaffi was no saint, but at least he kept the missiles locked up. Obama and Hillary unlocked those doors and let those missiles get away.
They are scared to death that all their “We are the world!” Democrat stupidity is going to come back and bite them in the behind. One terrorist act traced back to their actions, and it’s the end of the Democrat party. They’re trying to coverup their stupidity in this matter.


36 posted on 10/15/2012 10:16:15 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: AFPhys

RE: Mother of all gun walking

Never thought of that, but seems plausible...


37 posted on 10/15/2012 10:27:39 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: tellw

That 51 percent would naturally exclude roughly 20 percent self describe liberals. Therefore, 51/80 or 64 percent of people with a conscience, including undecided voters, thing Benghazi-gate will hurt Obama.

Not good for Obama. But, it does display a majority, excluding liberals of coarse, do have a conscience.

Good news all around.


38 posted on 10/15/2012 10:41:34 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Conservative Vet
Thank you for the information.. maybe it wasn't a matter of knowing too much.. it was simply if the Ambassador survived information about the weapons would get out -- airline passengers would panic at the danger of being "shot out of the sky."

Yes I remember TWA800 and suggested that the White House would have the FBI in country say the consulate was destroyed by an explosion in the central heating fuel tank. :)

Another FReeper suggested what happened to the Ambassador and others is like what happened to Ron Brown.

39 posted on 10/15/2012 11:49:50 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: tellw

Every topic Ras polls puts another nail in The Disaster’s coffin. No way could he win with people hating everything he stands for or believes.


40 posted on 10/15/2012 1:01:00 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Conservative Vet

“Stevens was reportedly recruiting Al Queda fighters for Syria.”


41 posted on 10/15/2012 1:08:14 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Conservative Vet

“Stevens was reportedly recruiting Al Queda fighters for Syria.”

How do you know this?


42 posted on 10/15/2012 1:08:39 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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