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Buyer's Remorse: If voters had it to do over, Romney in a landslide
Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 07/28/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Polls which ask voters for their thoughts on how the last election should have shaped up a year or two years after the fact are pretty much meaningless. The latest CNN/ORC survey which asks voters that question is no exception to that rule. Nevertheless, with just 100 days remaining before the midterm elections, this question is an instructive measurement of voter satisfaction with the president.

If voters had it to do all over again, 53 percent would support Mitt Romney over the 44 percent who would continue to back Barack Obama. The president’s remaining coalition is what you would expect it to be; voters aged 18 – 34, Northeasterners, Democrats, self-identified liberals and moderates, urban and minority voters.

Where the president suffers the most in this survey is among women. CNN/ORC found that women voters backed Romney over Obama by 52 to 45 percent. That is almost identical to the margins among male voters (54/43 percent) and dramatic reversal from 2012 when the nationwide exit polls showed women backed Obama by double digits (55/44 percent).

There is not much in the way of good news for Obama in this poll. A majority say Obama is not a “strong and decisive leader.” By 56 to 43 percent, voters say Obama does not agree with them on the issues they “care about.” Only 42 percent say Obama can manage the government effectively; 57 percent believe he cannot.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhojobapproval; buyersremorse; elections; landslide; obama; romney; romney2012
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1 posted on 07/28/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Did I tell everybody I almost hit the lottery last weekend? I just didn’t have any of the numbers you needed to win.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 7:18:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Buyer’s remorse and two dollars will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Bad coffee at that.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, if I had it to do over again, I’d have stayed home and not voted for him like I did.

I’m done with Republican statists and RINOs. Never again. The only possible candidates for whom I’d now vote are a very exclusive few. And none of the names being posited now are part of that few.

Principles over Promise - Action over Appeasement.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 7:19:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

If any of the 65 million traitors who voted for Traitorobama were to have REAL, rather than phoney, remorse, they would not deliberately continue to steal oxygen.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 7:20:27 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: SeekAndFind

The lesser of two evils.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 7:20:36 AM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"If voters had it to do over..."

The media would go into advanced attack mode and fool even more people. The democrats would head into central America with millions of absentee ballots and Candy Crowley, transcript in hand, would lead the charge to guarantee the same result.

7 posted on 07/28/2014 7:20:42 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: SeekAndFind

All Romney had to do was appeal to his base. You know, act conservative? It was his for the taking and he blew it.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 7:21:20 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Buyer's Remorse: If voters had it to do over, Romney in a landslide

I'm guessing this doesn't factor in the rampant voter fraud that has become a dem artform and is freely allowed by the GOP-e.

9 posted on 07/28/2014 7:21:47 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: caligatrux

But....but.....he was “Severely Conservative.”


10 posted on 07/28/2014 7:21:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Don't You Think You Should?

11 posted on 07/28/2014 7:24:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; kristinn; upchuck; trooprally; BuckeyeTexan; humblegunner; laplata; MeshugeMikey; ..

Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner keeps “Free for All” Obama in power by not controlling spending or Impeaching Obama.

“Gridlock” Reid shuts down the DEMOCRAT BROTHERHOOD GOVERNMENT, (DBG), anytime that Boehner refuses to write Obama a Blank Check.

“Free for All” Obama is more than happy to play hooky from his day job and fly around on the taxpayer’s dime to raise Campaign money for “Gridlock” Reid’s Senate Candidates, and the DBG.

“Blank Check” Boehner is the key man to allow “Free for All” Obama to continue to fundamentally transform America, and Obama knows it.

Force Boehner to resign, and Obama will be at the mercy of New Speaker Jim Jordan or Trey Gowdy.

Keep Boehner as Speaker and there is very little reason to expect Mid-Term Voters to find an effective difference between Republicans and Democrats.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 7:25:32 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Racists.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 7:25:53 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Baynative
I'm guessing Romney would win a couple more states, probably Florida for sure, and some of the close U.S. Senate elections might have gone our way, but that's about it.

Never, ever underestimate the power of the enemedia to herd Democrat sheep.

GOP inclined voters are more like cats, not at all easy to herd, but they can be led if you have someone decent with whom to lead.

14 posted on 07/28/2014 7:25:56 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

15 posted on 07/28/2014 7:27:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: caligatrux

I think Candy-eating Crowley’s biased interjecting lie really neutered Romney’s message regarding theOne’s foreign policy . . . as it was intended to do. Why is it that the acknowledged “fact-checkers” are all leftists?


16 posted on 07/28/2014 7:28:22 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: SeekAndFind

We don’t have a time machine to re-vote 2012 however the GOP could be trying to make each Dem running this year own Obama.

Does Obama campaign/fundraise in their states?


17 posted on 07/28/2014 7:28:36 AM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Romney neutered himself.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 7:29:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
If Romney had won, the left would still be pining over 0bama and cry "stolen election".
The MSM's ripped Bush apart every day, Romney would have fared no better.
With the media boost 0bama would have won hands down in 2016.
No? Remember; right or wrong, good or bad does not matter. Image is everything.

19 posted on 07/28/2014 7:29:10 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I’m guessing this doesn’t factor in the rampant voter fraud that has become a dem artform and is freely allowed by the GOP-e.

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I think it’s funny that folks think the GOP doesn’t do the same thing (perhaps a bit more artfully than the Ds).

There’s a reason no one in authority on either side barks about it.

The deals were cut as to who gets which district/seat ahead of time.

The GOP is not now, nor has it been for a long time, a party of any actual morality. They are politicians.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 7:30:49 AM PDT by dmz
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To: CriticalJ

Starbucks is the last resort I would ever go for their bad coffee and a bunch of kids hanging about .

As for buyers remorse, sorry but I do not go with this. There are still enough out there who would vote for him again , and add the voter fraud the Dems like to do . Mainly in the swing states like mine.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 7:31:19 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t believe it.

There are still millions who would vote for an Obama-like candidate in endless droves.

The effort to make those who vote for Progressives into brilliant cosmic geniuses has been successful; anyone who is not a Progressive nowadays is a knuckle-dragging,
gun-loving, ignorant, gun-loving moron and any Progressive, anywhere, is a superior genius.

IMHO


22 posted on 07/28/2014 7:31:32 AM PDT by ripley
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To: caligatrux
He blew it with the full advise and consent of his campaign handlers, who made their millions win or not. The same crew who advised McCain to loserville.

Native intelligence should advise Republicans that they need their base; but no!--they have to chase those elusive "moderates".

vaudine

23 posted on 07/28/2014 7:31:52 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: dfwgator

“Can’t criticize Obama - he’s ‘black’, you know”.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 7:32:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The left have voter fraud done to a T.
In my state they wait for the panhandle to report. Wait to see how many votes they need in the south east part of the state in those 3 Dem counties , and then they report.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 7:32:58 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s the problem with having choices of worse and worst. Funny thing is, nobody is going to dial up the way back machine for Kerry, Gore, Dukakis, Mondale, McGovern, et al....


26 posted on 07/28/2014 7:33:05 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: MrB

Yeah were going to run against ObamaCare with the guy who INVENTED IT!


27 posted on 07/28/2014 7:33:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Same with EVERY other POTUS since LBJ after a bit into their term. I even remember these for Reagan.

All this proves is that America pays attention to ... nothing and is VERY easily influenced. Kinda sad actually.


28 posted on 07/28/2014 7:34:20 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: dmz
The GOP is not now, nor has it been for a long time, a party of any actual morality. They are politicians.

I can't argue with that, I know it is led by a bunch of political crackpots, but the GOP at least needs to steal a couple of "swing" states next time.

29 posted on 07/28/2014 7:35:02 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Buyer's Remorse: If voters had it to do over, Romney in a landslide

A lie.

Voters knew EXACTLY what they were voting for after four years of watching the criminal Administration.

Obama won for the reason Romney stated: Close to 50% have a vested interest in the handouts. These voters are unreachable by rhetoric or logic. A move of God would be required to change their ethics, so that they no longer desire to rob their neighbor.

I'm no Romney fan. And he apologized for saying it. But that was one of the few things he really got right during the election. I wish he had campaigned on that theme.

30 posted on 07/28/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: manc
FLAWDA - The land of swinging Chads!
31 posted on 07/28/2014 7:36:21 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: SeekAndFind

What ever, as they say in the boxing world Romney “took a dive”, i.e. he lost the election on purpose.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 7:38:17 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: SeekAndFind

For starters, Romney blabbering vaguely on and on and on about illegals magically “self-deporting” sounded as dumb to everyone else as it did to me.

Many who might have voted for Romney stayed home.

Coulda
Woulda
Shoulda
Didn’t

When the chips were down, Romney couldn’t beat Obama.

But hey! Lets talk about how next time will be different, and nominate Romney again!


33 posted on 07/28/2014 7:38:23 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens ~ J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: SeekAndFind

The question I love to ask people that self-identify themselves as less than genius: “Did you vote for Obama both times?”


34 posted on 07/28/2014 7:39:37 AM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough.)
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To: caligatrux

So very true! If he had fought Obama the way he fought Newt Gingrich - and kept up the battle after he won the first debate with Obama - he’d be in the White House now.

I assume the economy would be in better shape than it is but who knows?


35 posted on 07/28/2014 7:39:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SecondAmendment

He was the “Washington Generals” of candidates.


36 posted on 07/28/2014 7:40:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

The time to figure this stuff out is BEFORE you hand over the White House to a bungling incompetent.

This is why liberals can’t be trusted with adult decisions. THEIR screwup is OUR remorse.


37 posted on 07/28/2014 7:41:01 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: SeekAndFind

Like those people that bought an ipad and received a Block Of Wood ,LOL


38 posted on 07/28/2014 7:41:44 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: CriticalJ

And another buck will get you another Obama.

The American voter hasn’t learned anything — we’ll see this November if I’m wrong.


39 posted on 07/28/2014 7:41:53 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

too bad that hind sight is always 20-20. It is like talking to a teen ager and explaining how the behavior has consequences. One always gets the ‘yeah yeah sure. I want to make my own mistakes”. Unfortunately for all of us those mistakes have ramifications that effect more than just the doer


40 posted on 07/28/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

If I had grown wings, I could possibly fly.


41 posted on 07/28/2014 7:52:08 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: MrB

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- Here is one black man that knows Obama’s Pansy Politics is dog crap :

- You betcha!

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- meanwhile :

- I am seeing that the black Police Chief in Detroit Michigan has encouraged private citizens to legally purchase firearms and get good firearms training including safety, accuracy, and effectiveness.

- He moved from the West Coast to a city in Maine where he became Police Chief; he saw that private citizens with firearms cut the violent crime rate and he is now seeing the same results in Detroit.

- Let’s give this good man applause and encourage and support him.

- Sorry - I did not jot down his name - he should have a great future and I am sure the local citizens appreciate the opportunity to take advantage of the 2nd Amendment and are no longer disarmed by the local political radical progressive NAZIS that ride in Limos THE HONEST CITIZEN VOTERS MUST PAY FOR IN HIGH TAXES for and have dozens of FREE heavily armed bodyguards.

- God Bless this courageous and honest American!

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42 posted on 07/28/2014 7:52:30 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: SeekAndFind

The people who are changing their minds, should be shamed into never voting again.

Because come 2016, they will run right back to vote for the Dems.

I suspect the number of Obama voters with regrets would be higher, except that the dead don’t have regrets.


43 posted on 07/28/2014 7:52:35 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: caligatrux

Point being, he couldn’t even ACT conservative.

To many can ONLY act ~6 mo before election time...then it’s back to the smoke/gin filled back rooms to praise our betters ‘from across the aisle’


44 posted on 07/28/2014 7:54:03 AM PDT by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: SeekAndFind

Caveat Emptor.


45 posted on 07/28/2014 7:54:18 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't solely white institutions.)
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To: Nifster

the biggest mistakes are made by thinking one party is better than the other one, wrong....they are both the same, if you remember most of the crooks are in Washington D.C. they are con men how do you think they got there?

Personally, I look at each person, and if the belief of God is there and has been all along, and he has voted the way “I” believe he should have, and he has a good record, and is a strong person then I might vote for him...

the problem I see is: “They tell you what you want to hear until they get elected and then they do what they want or can to do what they want”


46 posted on 07/28/2014 7:54:59 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (Get the USA out of the UN then get the UN out of the USA; send bamaboy back to Kenya ASAP!!!!)
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To: Politicalkiddo

Emptor is mostly empty headed :)


47 posted on 07/28/2014 7:56:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Vigilanteman
"...they can be led if you have someone decent with whom to lead.

In want to believe that is still true for most of America. I think if someone makes it perfectly clear that they love and respect this country and put good will and the rule of law above all else we can prosper once again.

There's not a day goes by that I don't fear for the future of my grandsons.

48 posted on 07/28/2014 8:02:04 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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49 posted on 07/28/2014 8:04:00 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If we had eggs we could have bacon and eggs.. if we had bacon...


50 posted on 07/28/2014 8:04:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal elites want Mexicans to be a servant class that supplies cheap drugs and easy women and kids)
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