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Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popular'...
Politico ^ | 8-30-14 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 08/30/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A Friday afternoon dispatch at the Politico from Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein tells us that "The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular."

The list of states where the Politico pair alleges that's the case is quite short: "Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California." That's it. Obama, in a situation resembling that of Richard Nixon in the final months of his presidency, when "Tricky Dick" was mocked for being able to find friendly audiences in just a few Southern states, is apparently toxic everywhere else, just in time for midterm elections. Moreover, it didn't take much research to show that the Politico's pair's claim Obama is "still popular" in most of those five states is either false or shaky — especially after considering that such polls are all too often overloaded with Democrat and liberal respondents.

Quinnipiac’s most recent poll finds that just 44% of Pennsylvanians approve of the way President Obama is handling his job while 53% disapprove.

Though slightly higher than February approval rating of 42% released by Quinnipiac, Obama’s approval rating seems to be stagnating at low levels.

Even if Obama has gotten back to above the break-even level in the Keystone State, which is highly unlikely, the statement that he is "still popular" there would be false, because he clearly wasn't popular during the year's first five months.

On to Wisconsin. As of six weeks ago, via the Associated Press:

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is almost unchanged in Wisconsin, with 46 percent of registered voters saying they approve of the job he’s doing.

A Marquette University law school poll released Wednesday says 47 percent disapprove of his performance, and 4 percent don’t know.

Illinois? Here's what Lynn Sweet at the Chicago Sun-Times wrote in late April:

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll put President Barack Obama's approval ratings at a new low — with voters prefering Republicans controlling Congress for the last two years of his second term. The poll helps explains why, in the two big Chicago area House contests it would not be surprising to find Democratic Reps. Bill Foster and Brad Schneider distancing themselves from the White House — they certainly did during the sequestation — as their Republican challengers, state Sen. Darlene Senger and former Rep. Bob Dold make the case for checks and balances in Congress.

Illinois is really two states. One is Chicago and some of its inner-ring suburbs. The other is "everywhere else." Obama is overwhelmingly popular in Chicago, and mostly toxic, as Sweet exemplified, "everywhere else."

Now to California, where the President should still be a runaway fave. Well, he's got the upper hand, but by nowhere near as much as one might think — via the AP in June:

President Obama Still Enjoying Higher Approval Ratings In California Than Most Other States

A new Field Poll finds that half of all Californians approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, a sharp contrast with his lower approval ratings in the rest of the country.

... Field says public opinion of Obama has remained steady in California over the last year. Half of those polled said they approve, 39 percent disapprove and 11 percent had no opinion.

So just half approve of Obama in a state he carried by 23 points in 2012.

Finally, let's go to Michigan. I could not find anything recent, but this item from December paints the landscape:

PPP Poll: Obama Hurting Democrats in Michigan Races

The Republican candidates for governor and senator in Michigan have made strong gains in a new poll as Democrats continue to feel the backlash over the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law.

... "Democrats who looked a few months ago to be favorites for governor and Senate in Michigan are now on the ropes, casualties of the dip in favor of the Democrats around the country over the Affordable Care Act," says the poll.

PPP is considered a left-leaning polling firm. Anyone who believes that Obamacare has faded as a relevant issue just because the press isn't talking about it, or that Obama's standing in the Wolverine State has somehow improved, is sadly mistaken.

Politico's breezy assumption that Obama is presumptively popular in four of the five states they identified doesn't hold up. Imagine how bad things would look in these pollis if some of them didn't have skewed samples.

Notably absent from the list: Oregon, where Obama would until recentaly have been a shoo-in to help the Democrats' cause, and where there is a competitive U.S. Senate race. But apparently the Beaver State is not on Obama's campaign agenda. I wonder why?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Illinois; US: Michigan; US: Oregon; US: Pennsylvania; US: Wisconsin
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Full title: Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popular'; Make That 'Less Unpopular'
1 posted on 08/30/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Good grief, Wisconsin. Look at the Marquette poll. Can you believe that 4% of the population DON”T KNOW whether Obama is doing a good job? And where did they get the 46% who approve the O man? Out of a bar?

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 08/30/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where’s he’s still popular? Like Yemen, Iran, Iraq and France?


3 posted on 08/30/2014 1:16:13 PM PDT by albie
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To: afraidfortherepublic
States Where He's Still Popular

Are there retarded States?

4 posted on 08/30/2014 1:17:04 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wouldn’t exactly call him Mr Popularity here in Michigan either.


5 posted on 08/30/2014 1:17:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That’s always been his way, even when the states that don’t like him are going through floods and multi-acre wild fires, Obama stays away. He is only ‘president’ if you approve of his every word, deed or lack thereof. Obama likes not to be questioned by a mere voter.


6 posted on 08/30/2014 1:18:07 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: afraidfortherepublic

must be those 7 imaginary states.


7 posted on 08/30/2014 1:18:49 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popular'...

Just wait till one of 0bama's "dreamer criminal aliens" that invaded through the southwest, blows up a city, then even the pothead states will be searching for a rope!

9 posted on 08/30/2014 1:19:48 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want a Speaker who'll stick that pen and phone where no one but Reggie Love can find it!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Now it’ll make it easier to see where all the idiots live.


10 posted on 08/30/2014 1:20:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Make it the last seven of the “57.”


11 posted on 08/30/2014 1:21:27 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: afraidfortherepublic

send the punk ass faggy dork here to Florida where I can heckle his sorry ass and make fun of his wife’s enormous ass.


12 posted on 08/30/2014 1:23:02 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: JohnBrowdie

This PROVES 2012 vote fraud got him elected.

You can run, but you can’t hide.


13 posted on 08/30/2014 1:24:20 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; P.O.E.
Even if Obama has gotten back to above the break-even level in the Keystone State, which is highly unlikely, the statement that he is "still popular" there would be false, because he clearly wasn't popular during the year's first five months.

He'd better stick to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and PSU at State College.

George Wallace accurately described the Keystone State as "Philidelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between".

Some of us--in the good "red" part of the state--call it Pennsyltucky.

14 posted on 08/30/2014 1:24:30 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh, he could go to some others, like Maryland or Delaware; it’s just there’s no need to, the Republican Party has ceased to exist.


15 posted on 08/30/2014 1:24:53 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s a bell curve.


16 posted on 08/30/2014 1:24:54 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

WHO LOVES OBAMA?

Indonesia, Mexico, IS, N. Korea, Qatar, Turkey
and the hated EXEMPT in Congress who sold out
the US Constitution for their EXEMPTIONS.


17 posted on 08/30/2014 1:25:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If Baraq and I were on separate sides of a street and he caught fire, I would not cross the street to p!ss on him. Even if I were all, “wee wee’d up.”

5.56mm


18 posted on 08/30/2014 1:25:37 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: afraidfortherepublic

‘States Where He’s Still Popular’

That rules out 50 states. The administration is working full time to locate the other 7 states and make sure they have golf courses.


19 posted on 08/30/2014 1:26:55 PM PDT by LostPassword
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“Are there retarded states?”

Yes. They’re called Blue States.

IMHO


20 posted on 08/30/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT by ripley
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To: albie

I guess we’re going to see a lot of him here in Massachusetts


21 posted on 08/30/2014 1:29:41 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: albie

Must be those seven extra states he visited on his 57 state campaign tour


22 posted on 08/30/2014 1:31:06 PM PDT by stanne
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To: JohnBrowdie; All
"must be those 7 imaginary states."

You beat me to it JohnBrowdie.

23 posted on 08/30/2014 1:31:20 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So he can go anywhere he wants in Rhode Island and Washington D. C.


24 posted on 08/30/2014 1:31:56 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

As a resident of WI, I heartily disagree that he’s popular.
He’s poop-ular, but not popular. Worst 8 years ever, worst (fake) president in history.


25 posted on 08/30/2014 1:32:23 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (closed due to tyranny.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The link goes to Newsbusters


26 posted on 08/30/2014 1:32:38 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

So...Clown Prince nobama will only travel to moozlum countries?


27 posted on 08/30/2014 1:33:25 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Joe Boucher

Using “ass” 3 times in one sentence is a bit redundant.

(I am now ducking to avoid thrown fruit and other items that I deserve to be ducking from)


28 posted on 08/30/2014 1:37:27 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty
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To: afraidfortherepublic
'States Where He's Still Popular'...

The Islamic State is the only one that leaps to mind.

29 posted on 08/30/2014 1:43:11 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ha, ha, he already lost the governor his seat in Hawaii (a blowout vote against him), and almost the Senator as well, but there there more successfully rigged the race


30 posted on 08/30/2014 1:45:02 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wisconsin is like Illinois. Dane, Milwaukee and a few northeastern Minnesota-bordering counties think he’s all that and a bag of chips.

The rest of us think he stinks!


31 posted on 08/30/2014 1:45:35 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

New York, Kalifornia and .....New York and Kalifornia.


32 posted on 08/30/2014 1:45:44 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: M Kehoe

Damn Man, I like your style!

.40 cal


33 posted on 08/30/2014 1:47:32 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

‘Northwestern.’ I know which was MN is, LOL!


34 posted on 08/30/2014 1:48:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Pharoh is popular with ISIS.
I’m sure he’s popular in Dearbornistan, MI.


35 posted on 08/30/2014 1:48:32 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If that’s the case it looks like he’ll be spending a lot more time on vacation overseas.


36 posted on 08/30/2014 1:52:21 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“The list of states where the Politico pair alleges that’s the case is quite short: “Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.”

Detoilet perhaps, but NOT Michigan!


37 posted on 08/30/2014 1:54:19 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Bushbacker1

No, he didn’t make it in NY


38 posted on 08/30/2014 1:55:20 PM PDT by reefdiver (The fool says there is no God. And the bigger fools sees direct evidence and rages against it.)
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To: reefdiver

I guess that would mean the State of Confusion, State of Defeat, State of Stupdity, Catatonic State...


39 posted on 08/30/2014 2:06:00 PM PDT by albie
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Actually had someone who supported him say she was worried and upset that he was doing such a terrible job.

However, she will continue to vote Dem.


40 posted on 08/30/2014 2:06:06 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A coward’s strategy. He’s ceded ground to the enemy. Almost never a good idea.


41 posted on 08/30/2014 2:07:57 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Beagle8U

I’m not sure he’s all that popular in Detroit. At least not popular enough to get people out to vote for Peters without Obama on the ballot.

Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo are his strongholds.


42 posted on 08/30/2014 2:19:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There is just no way anyone is giving this clown anything in the 40s. Soetoro will be lucky to poll in the teens..


43 posted on 08/30/2014 3:16:36 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So that narrows it down to Vermont....


44 posted on 08/30/2014 3:19:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: lightman
I thought it was James Carville who described Pennsylvania as "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between."

As I recall, near the end of his Presidency, Richard Nixon made a trip to Bad Axe, Michigan.

45 posted on 08/30/2014 3:20:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: reformedliberal
However, she will continue to vote Dem.

Let me guess...EBT card? Government paycheck recipient?

46 posted on 08/30/2014 3:23:30 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: M Kehoe
If Baraq and I were on separate sides of a street and he caught fire, I would not cross the street to p!ss on him. Even if I were all, “wee wee’d up.”

I guess I'm more caring than you are. I would eagerly cross the street to perform said service, LOL.

47 posted on 08/30/2014 3:39:16 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The states where “Obama” is still popular should be expelled from the Union, so they can form the Communist-Sharia State they really want.


48 posted on 08/30/2014 3:43:45 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: TheConservativeParty

Ass, ass, ass, Obama.
I dunno, seems fine to me.


49 posted on 08/30/2014 3:46:11 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular.”

Just another reason that makes him ineligible to LEAD. Whatever shall he do when the few who haven’t caught on to his BS, have their moment? Maybe he can go to the remaining 7-out-of-57 states that he claims we have and campaign himself there, leaving the REAL world to real-world things.


50 posted on 08/30/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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