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1980s Nostalgia: Poll Finds Reagan Beats Obama in a Landslide
http://www.usnews.com ^ | April 10, 2013 | By KENNETH T. WALSH

Posted on 04/10/2013 6:56:24 PM PDT by Maelstorm

President Obama has been struggling to push his agenda through Congress and boost his popularity, but now there is another bit of bad news for him to chew on: A poll indicates that Obama would lose an election to Ronald Reagan, the champion of conservatism, if such a choice were possible today. And it would be a landslide.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans would choose Reagan, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Research for the National Geographic Channel. Reagan, a Republican who won the elections of 1980 and 1984, would even capture 51 percent of voters aged 18 to 34, even though young people were a key constituency for Democrat Obama in 2008 and 2012.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; reagan; runsarahrun; sourcetitlenoturl
Its not conservatism that is the problem. Its the lack of conservatism in the GOP. People cant vote for what isnt being offerred. When the stark contrast was evident in 1980 we won big, in 1994 we won big, in 2010 we won big. Milque toast Republicanism has never won big.
1 posted on 04/10/2013 6:56:24 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm
Its not conservatism that is the problem. Its the lack of conservatism in the GOP. People can't vote for what isn't being offerred. When the stark contrast was evident in 1980, we won big; in 1994 we won big; in 2010 we won big. Milquetoast Republicanism has never won big.

As RR once said, bold colors trump pale pastels.

2 posted on 04/10/2013 7:00:39 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Maelstorm

Stil frightfully low considering its a charismatic proven winner against a whiny proven loser


3 posted on 04/10/2013 7:00:58 PM PDT by MNDude (Have you ever noticed how many hate filled atheists there are on the Internet?)
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To: Maelstorm

Which means that when Sarah runs, she’ll win.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 7:06:12 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Maelstorm

These kind of polls make me wonder, what would the numbers be if the media were neutral?

I’m amazed that so much truth about Reagan somehow manages to reach people who can’t remember a president who left office so many years ago, think where he would be if he got JFK and Roosevelt, and Obama type press (and those three got true media).


5 posted on 04/10/2013 7:06:14 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: Maelstorm

6 posted on 04/10/2013 7:07:33 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Maelstorm

But but but he didn’t support gay marriage and he opposed abortion?


7 posted on 04/10/2013 7:11:07 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: Maelstorm
I said before the conventions last year that I would vote for the mouldering corpse of Ronnie Reagan - because he would do a far better job for our Beloved Nation than any of the living candidates - and I was roundly castigated for it here and elsewhere. In retrospect, I should have written him in. The result would not have changed, but, having adhered to my principles, my conscience would be clear



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

8 posted on 04/10/2013 7:11:07 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Maelstorm

It would be really interesting if they did a poll that pitted Bill Clinton VS President Reagan.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 7:13:54 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Maelstorm

The subhuman filth that is the American voter would never prefer Reagan to the kenyan.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 7:38:47 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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11 posted on 04/10/2013 8:59:18 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Maelstorm

Do you really need a poll to tell you that?


12 posted on 04/10/2013 9:20:06 PM PDT by Route395
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13 posted on 04/10/2013 10:42:56 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Maelstorm

Fifty-eight percent of the people would vote for Reagan, and the other forty-two percent are mentally defective or criminals.


14 posted on 04/11/2013 2:22:57 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Maelstorm
Can we will real elections instead of these fake hypothetical. We went through this whole nonsense during the 2008 and 2012 election and lost both times. We need to get serious and stop dreaming. Reality is here and it is not some fake polling that does nothing for us.
15 posted on 04/11/2013 4:28:17 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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will = win


16 posted on 04/11/2013 4:29:56 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Maelstorm

Someone ought to notify the gutless wonders in the Senate who are caving on every vital issue.


17 posted on 04/11/2013 4:32:42 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

“Poll Finds Reagan Beats Obama in a Landslide”.....

Alas, we HAVE NO REaGAN!


18 posted on 04/11/2013 4:46:58 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Maelstorm

It’s not even close. With Reagan dead or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, he’s still immeasurably better than Obama (just like a date today with Marilyn Monroe is better than a date with a serial axe murderer). As for the Reagan who served in the White House, he’s one of our top five presidents in all of our country’s history. As far as I’m concerned, the usurper in our White House does not belong on the list of presidents, but he ranks in the bottom two among all White House residents in America’s history. The only question is whether the drug-addled communist can avoid triggering a second war between the states and thus perhaps avoid coming in dead last.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 6:04:27 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: napscoordinator

Yes there was a fakeness in 2008 and 2012. The fakeness in 2008 was we being told embracing global warming, immigration reform, and big government was the answer. Everyone said Mitt Romney was the candidate to run though McCain won the nom in 2008. Reality is not liberal dominance. Reality is real conservatives running real conservative campaigns on both fiscal and social issues and attacking our opponents relentlessly like maybe they want to win and believe the crap they say they do for a change. Reagan wasn’t perfect but he was unapologetic in his defense of liberty and of America values and American capitalism. That message has shown that it can win and win big. We won in 2010 but then instead of running hard against Obamacare and hard against Obama’s social and fiscal liberalism we nominated a guy who was a squish and had put in place a Health Care mandate and who said he “was proud to be called the grandfather of Obamacare”. That is the unreality that exists in the GOP.


20 posted on 04/11/2013 2:00:23 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Hardraade

I hope that she or someone like her runs. I want someone that doesn’t retreat when a liberal yells boo.


21 posted on 04/11/2013 2:01:29 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: lonestar67

lol Yeah I always laugh at “Republican” consultants that recommend moving away from those issues to win. Seems like most GOP candidates in the north east embrace those issues and they get fewer and they get elected less and less. A fake GOP that is no better than a Democrat will always lose.


22 posted on 04/11/2013 2:05:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Route395

No but with all the talk about how we need to embrace liberal policies and positions to win Reagan still rides high and someone would have to be a total idiot not to understand what he meant to conservatism. He transcended the media by speaking in a plain commonsense fashion with stories that anyone could understand.


23 posted on 04/11/2013 2:07:41 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Fiji Hill

Yes. Why in the world would anyone follow someone who appears to stand for nothing and can’t even speak convincingly of the policies and positions he claims to believe? That is the problem. If you look at the GOP who win as bold conservatives you see a clear ability to articulate conservatism.


24 posted on 04/11/2013 2:10:05 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: ConorMacNessa

2016 is a make or break election for me. If the GOP force feed us another washy guy who can’t articulate conservative positions because he doesn’t really believe them I’m out. We ended up with someone who spent a billion dollars and didn’t hurt Obama at all. Now the same consultants who force fed us Romney are trying to blame conservatism for their loss.


25 posted on 04/11/2013 2:14:33 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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