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In first, Minnesota poll finds Obama unpopular (43% Approval Rating)
The Hill ^ | February 16, 2014 | Julian Hattem

Posted on 02/17/2014 6:39:02 AM PST by Qbert

Half of the residents of Minnesota now disapprove of President Obama’s performance, according to a new poll.

Results of The Star Tribune survey represent the first time that his approval rating has turned negative in the state since the president took office in 2009.

Obama’s job approval rating in the poll has fallen to 43 percent.

Men had an especially unfavorable opinion of the president. According to the poll, 60 percent of Minnesotan men disapproved of his job performance, compared to 40 percent of women in the state. People under 34 had the highest approval rating for Obama, with 59 percent saying they thought he was doing a good job in office.  

The statewide poll reflects a broader disapproval of the president that has been swelling across the country. Current national polls show Obama’s approval rating is among the lowest it has been while he has been in the White House.

Gallup’s daily tracking poll has shown that the American public’s approval of the president has waned since a recent peak shortly after the 2012 election. According to that national poll, 53 percent of the nation disapproved of Obama's performance, while just 41 percent approved.

Obama easily won Minnesota in both the 2012 and 2008 elections. He won 53 percent of the vote against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) in 2012, and got 54 percent in state in 2008, against Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; abortion; deathpanels; election2014; election2016; minnesota; mn2014; obama; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 02/17/2014 6:39:02 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Good now they can replace their Joke of a Senator.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 6:43:39 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Qbert

MN, they haven’t elected anybody good since ____. Is there even a name that can go here?


3 posted on 02/17/2014 6:43:40 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Qbert

He couldn’t be any lower with us.

These plummeting polls are coming from Leftists growing disenchanted that he’s effed-up their once in a lifetime chance at Socialist Nirvana.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 6:44:08 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Qbert

This is Mn. They would re elect him in a heartbeat


5 posted on 02/17/2014 6:47:03 AM PST by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: Qbert

Two things noteworthy about this poll:

43% approval rate is not much lower than the 47% that Romney said will robotically vote for a socialist no matter what.

59% of young people (in Minnesota) still approve of Obama’s performance. Even with high unemployment and very certain underemployment, a significant portion of the X-box generation is still stuck on stupid.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 6:49:13 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: LMAO

This is Mn. They would re elect him in a heartbeat.”

Sadly, you are correct.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 6:50:36 AM PST by MNGal
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To: Theodore R.
good since ____. Is there even a name that can go here?

Hubert Humphrey.

"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.... The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible. "

-- Senator Hubert H. Humphrey

8 posted on 02/17/2014 7:00:16 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: MNGal

Weird Al has a 97% approval rating among MN demonrats.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 7:04:03 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: CPT Clay

"Good now they can replace their Joke of a Senator."

The logical thing to do would be to link Franken to Obamacare as the 60th vote and to attack him on his otherwise non-existent record, etc.

But unfortunately, I don't think the GOP-e will understand that- lots of people originally thought Franken would be his usual loudmouth clown self in the Senate, but he has largely stayed under the radar (meaning he has employed the main tactic that GOP-e candidates like to use- be bland and don't make "gaffes"). The GOP-e has no clue how to attack somebody like that- so, they will probably pick another bland, left-leaning RINO, and inevitably they will lose...

10 posted on 02/17/2014 7:04:46 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Theodore R.

Michelle Bachman


11 posted on 02/17/2014 7:05:12 AM PST by kidd
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To: TurboZamboni

“Weird Al has a 97% approval rating among MN demonrats.”

Now that’s just plain depressing!


12 posted on 02/17/2014 7:13:00 AM PST by MNGal
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To: Theodore R.

Pawlenty.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 7:17:59 AM PST by DManA
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Don’t say hornblower don’t say hornblower don’t say hornblower....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYDNH23c5S8


14 posted on 02/17/2014 7:19:46 AM PST by DManA
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To: Qbert

Franken has made a LOT of Gaffes- from rebuking his OWN
party leaders!- to telling Mclame to sit down!

He is a staunch Marxist- who HATES America— guess what-?

The GOP in Minnesota is Demon lite- how about the last
election for Governor:
“Former two-term Gov. Arne Carlson and three-term Sen. Dave Durenberger, both Republican moderates, have endorsed Horner
An independant third party candidate!”

AND quite a few Republicans worked AGAINST Michelle Bachman

We are the New York of the midwest (well maybe Chicago has us beat)


15 posted on 02/17/2014 7:40:12 AM PST by mj1234
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To: Qbert

Most unfortunate


16 posted on 02/17/2014 7:53:46 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Qbert

I’m sure ballot boxes filled with Franken ballots are ready just like they were when Franken stole the last election.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 8:31:07 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Well!! He said it....but did he really believe it or was he just mouthing the words like most democrats do!!!!


18 posted on 02/17/2014 8:53:02 AM PST by ontap
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To: kidd

BINGO!!!


19 posted on 02/17/2014 8:53:54 AM PST by ontap
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To: Qbert
Here is the tale of the tape on Frankens potential opponants.

Jim Abler is the obvious choice however in the interest of full disclosure Abler is also responsible for siding with the Dems in the largest gas tax hike in Minnesota history.

I see and talk to Jim regularly and attempted to get a pledge from him that he would not raise taxes.

He refused.

Meh.

20 posted on 02/17/2014 9:00:49 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: ontap

I think he was a “JFK” Democrat.

More conservative than many current RINOs, his RAT enemies were of the anti-Vietnam War variety.

He was an ardent anti-communist, and lead author of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 9:02:10 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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