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Rasmussen: 63% Say Trip Does Not Make Obama More Fit to be President
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Posted on 07/23/2008 7:44:50 PM PDT by maccaca

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Email to a FriendAdvertisement While Barack Obama has touted his travel to the Middle East and Europe this week as a “fact-finding” trip, 63% of Americans do not believe it makes the Democratic candidate any more qualified to be president.

A new Rasmussen Reports national survey, taken Monday night, also finds that less than a third (32%) think Obama will learn from his trip to Iraq. Forty percent (40%) say his mind is already made up about policies to deal with the war there. The Democrat has been accused by liberals in his party of softening his long-standing opposition to the war in Iraq in an effort to appeal to more moderate voters.

Only 39% of Democrats say Obama’s travels this week make him more qualified to be president, while 42% disagree. Eighty-six percent (86%) of Republicans and 67% of unaffiliateds feel the same way. The gap widens when how an individual plans to vote is factored in: 44% of likely Obama voters see the travel as a positive, while 89% of those who plan to vote for McCain disagree.

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of likely Obama voters say he will learn from his trip to Iraq, but 66% of potential McCain supporters say he made up his mind before traveling there. Democrats overall are a bit more skeptical, with 49% saying he will learn on the trip. Among unaffiliated voters, a key bloc in the upcoming election, 28% think Obama will learn from the trip, but 38% think he made up his mind before going to Iraq.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; cicobama; electionpresident; obama; obamasbigadventure; obamavisit; unfit
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1 posted on 07/23/2008 7:44:50 PM PDT by maccaca
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To: maccaca

ha ha!


2 posted on 07/23/2008 7:45:49 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: maccaca
IF we send him to Mars, he could be emperor of the universe!

Obombr we have lift off!!

3 posted on 07/23/2008 7:47:26 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I will stand with the Muslims ~B Hussein Obomber Verito Possumus~Verified Sleeper!)
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To: maccaca

Little Barry on summer vacation trip. What a joke. It’s strictly a photo-op trip to shoot the images to be used in the post Labor Day campaign.


4 posted on 07/23/2008 7:48:52 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: maccaca

I can’t believe 37% actually believe this stunt of a trip makes him better prepared to be President.


5 posted on 07/23/2008 7:49:53 PM PDT by tips up
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

POLITICS HITS THE WALL
6 posted on 07/23/2008 7:50:34 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: tips up

My thoughts exactly.


7 posted on 07/23/2008 7:50:49 PM PDT by twntaipan (Dump the Drill-nothing Democrats: Lower fuel costs in the process!)
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To: rawcatslyentist
IF we send him to Mars, he could be emperor of the universe!

I don't care who y'are, that there's funny.

8 posted on 07/23/2008 7:51:58 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: maccaca

That's not the Rasmussen poll I knew as a primary candidate.

9 posted on 07/23/2008 7:52:35 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the opposite of anything is holiness)
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To: maccaca

This simply OBET!
(Obama’s Big Ego Trip)


10 posted on 07/23/2008 7:53:01 PM PDT by bethtopaz (If Obama inspires you for longer than 1 minute, consult a physician immediately.)
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To: maccaca

If anything it shows him to be less then “p” material.

Kiddies need not apply.


11 posted on 07/23/2008 7:53:18 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: maccaca

Who are the 37% fools?!?!?


12 posted on 07/23/2008 7:53:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: tips up
I can’t believe 37% actually believe this stunt of a trip makes him better prepared to be President.

Well, they're going to vote for him anyway, and they can't tell the poller that they'd rather we all be communists, so they BS him with this line.

13 posted on 07/23/2008 7:53:47 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: tips up

Only 23% thought it made him more prepared. I think 14% were unsure.


14 posted on 07/23/2008 7:53:52 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Miss Didi

Note: no uh's are repeated.

The Obama "Uh" Montage, the Long Version
15 posted on 07/23/2008 7:54:34 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: maccaca

IN YOUR FACE OBAMANATION!!


16 posted on 07/23/2008 7:56:20 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

It also probably reflects the backlash on the media, and shows their power is waning. WOuldn’t that be nice?


17 posted on 07/23/2008 7:58:36 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: InvisibleChurch

Lol..


18 posted on 07/23/2008 7:59:43 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: maccaca

Somewhat OT. Latest Rasmussen Poll in Ohio shows Stuttering Barry behind 52% to 42% behind McCain.


19 posted on 07/23/2008 8:04:50 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (Barack Hussein Obama- The Only Candidate Who Makes John Kerry Look Steadfast and Principled.)
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To: maccaca

The reality check to the NBC/WSJ poll results released today.


20 posted on 07/23/2008 8:05:14 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: maccaca

Somewhat OT. Latest Rasmussen Poll in Ohio shows Stuttering Barry behind McCain 52% to 42%.


21 posted on 07/23/2008 8:05:46 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (Barack Hussein Obama- The Only Candidate Who Makes John Kerry Look Steadfast and Principled.)
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To: maccaca

This simply OBET!
(Obama’s Big Ego Trip)


22 posted on 07/23/2008 8:06:22 PM PDT by bethtopaz (If Obama inspires you for longer than 1 minute, consult a physician immediately.)
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To: Laverne

This backs up your statement:

http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/07/21/aol-straw-poll-july-21-28/


23 posted on 07/23/2008 8:07:14 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: maccaca
He is like Forest Gump a victim of circumstance.
24 posted on 07/23/2008 8:08:21 PM PDT by Porterville (I hasten karmic justice through revenge.)
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To: maccaca

Barry loves to preen before the cameras. The only thing he likes better is listening to himself!

Why else would he make such stupid statements like when he answered the question, “would you have supported the surge last year if you knew how it came out?” He answered , “No.” It was because he was so impressed with his own opinion, he refused to change it. Now that’s funny since his mantra is change!


25 posted on 07/23/2008 8:19:52 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: maccaca
Obama is not savvy enough to be doing this himself. Its some political strategists trying to get the world behind Obama, to influence our election. Its that, ‘let the UN run America’ philosophy. Lets make sure Americans know that they will be hated by the world if we don't elect him.
26 posted on 07/23/2008 8:25:55 PM PDT by ritewingwarrior (Win the war and not the battle.)
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To: tips up

Agreed. The minority 37% are morons if they think this one little trip will give him the experience he needs.


27 posted on 07/23/2008 8:29:21 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: maccaca
Affirmative Action candidate, he knows he has a job in the senate and is part of some committee, not sure which one, not sure how many states in the union, not sure term of presidency, not sure what action he would have taken on Iraq, not sure about Jerusalem, there is one thing he is sure of and that is that he has flim flammed the press and half the nation.
28 posted on 07/23/2008 8:32:31 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: maccaca

Obama to Soros: (Whining) I tried, uh, I tried, like I tried really hard.


29 posted on 07/23/2008 8:38:26 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: BookaT

If you start with no experience, anything makes you more experienced.


30 posted on 07/23/2008 8:43:48 PM PDT by maro (Repeal the 8th Amendment)
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To: maccaca

Snake Plisken: President of what??


31 posted on 07/23/2008 8:43:58 PM PDT by stbdside
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To: maccaca

Poor Katie, Brian, and Chuck :(
No gravitas!
Forgive the Schadenfreude but they have finally been exposed as we have always known them to be. Their will be a backlash from us “bitter and clinging” Americans who will be driven right into The Maverick’s arms.
I don’t even particularly like him but would crawl over broken glass now for the chance to vote against B. Hussein.
That arrogant, stuttering, stammering, and condescending buffon is being exposed for the Empty Suit that the informed public has always seen.
Fred Thompson said it best IMHO: “Electing Obama would be like handing control of a car over to a 13yo during a traffic jam.”
This typical anti-American politician may be great on the teleprompter when speaking to his most adoring disciples but if unscripted he sounds like a complete moron and has never answered a direct question. Even when they are complete softballs!!!
Come on you old dinosaur mediatypes!
You have just over three months to enjoy your dirty little affair right before the publics eyes and try to MAKE history rather than REPORTING it.
I for one won’t be watching and am happy to see that according to ratings I most definitely won’t be alone.
*Whew* Thanks again FR for being here to keep us informed, yet also provide that place to vent. I’ll Definitely be making another contribution towards the FReepathon for the sanctity this place provides.
NOBama ‘08 - Say no to Socialism and Surrender


32 posted on 07/23/2008 8:51:08 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (BHO-The Manchurian Muslim Candidate)
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To: maccaca

It makes Cati Curious equally qualified though


33 posted on 07/23/2008 8:51:20 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Miss Didi

LOL!


34 posted on 07/23/2008 8:52:24 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Miss Didi

Bump and Thanks for the awesome audio! This is a keeper.


35 posted on 07/23/2008 8:52:43 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (BHO-The Manchurian Muslim Candidate)
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To: maccaca

Why does only 63% think OB's trip overseas does not make him more qualified to be CIC?

It should be 99.9%:-()

36 posted on 07/23/2008 8:58:32 PM PDT by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: "We got more thanks from the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders" than from SENATOR OBAMA")
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To: maccaca
'While Barack Obama has touted his travel to the Middle East and Europe this week as a “fact-finding” trip, 63% of Americans do not believe it makes the Democratic candidate any more qualified to be president.'

LOL!

Well, that certainly won't sit too well with the Effeminate Drive Bys now will it? Especially after all of their hard work and sweat. Why, they've just been working their tushes off for the DNC!

37 posted on 07/23/2008 8:58:41 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: tips up
Facts don't matter to Liberals ( unless it is for their benefit ) ... it's all about projection.
38 posted on 07/23/2008 9:05:36 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: BenLurkin
" Who are the 37% fools?!?!?"
Sheeple and Liberals
39 posted on 07/23/2008 9:06:50 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: ritewingwarrior
Obama is not savvy enough to be doing this himself. Its some political strategists trying to get the world behind Obama, to influence our election. Its that, ‘let the UN run America’ philosophy. Lets make sure Americans know that they will be hated by the world if we don't elect him.

Paging Mr. George Soros. Please pick up the courtesy phone. Your puppet needs another blank check.

40 posted on 07/23/2008 9:07:47 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Laverne
" It also probably reflects the backlash on the media, and shows their power is waning. Wouldn't that be nice?"
We can only hope
41 posted on 07/23/2008 9:08:14 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Miss Didi

If you look inside the latest polls it blows your mind.

Rasmussen has McCain getting the support of 88 percent of Republicans and with leaners factored in McCain has 91 percent Republican support. Obama has the support of just 74 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of Democrats if you factor leaners in.

Rasmussen says that McCain has a 9 point lead among independents but if you factor in independent leaners McCain has a 23 point lead among Independents. Yet Rasmussen says his poll is a virtual draw.

How could that be true? Well for that to be true 74 percent of Democrats has to be a larger number of voters than 88 percent of Republicans plus 9 percent of independents. Can you imagine that?

The only way this can be true is if Rasmussen is polling 39 percent Democrats 27 percent Republicans and 34 percent independents.

We know that in 2000 and 2004 elections 35 percent of voters were Democrats, and 35 percent were Republicans while 30 percent were independents. If you use the actual figures from 2004 or 2000 then McCain has to have a 12 point lead.

And what are those 23 percent of Democrats who are not for or leaning towards Obama going to do. Sit on their hands?

White working class democrats are about 25 percent of the Democratic party. The ones I talk to are not for Obama. It is not unusual for a significant number of democrats to say at this point that they are not for the democratic candidate. That has happened many times before but they end up voting for the Democrat.

But what blows my mind this time is they say they are going to vote for McCain. And in my experience I have never heard so many Democrats saying they are voting for a Republican. That does not bode well for Obama.

It is not because they like McCain. It is because they are scared to death of Obama.

The Democrat controlled congress has a less than 14 percent approval rating. Can you imagine what the media would be saying if the Republicans were in the majority in congress? The media would be predicting huge losses every hour on the hour. But since it is a Democrat congress they never mention the consequences of the congressional approval rating. But that does not mean it will not cost Democrats on election day.

I can’t help but think that this is a good year to be a Republican.

One final point. Every poll I see says Iraq is no longer a big issue. Every poll says the economy is the big issue. And when you look inside the polls it is the price of gasoline that is the big economic problem that makes the Economy the big issue.

Why then is Obama in the middle east and Europe. Why not at home attacking McCain and Bush for the price of Gasoline? The problem is 65 percent of voters say they want to drill for more oil. And Obama and the democrats are on the wrong side of that issue.

They can’t tell the voters “You think we are wrong on your biggest issue. But vote for me anyway!!!” Obama had best talk about Iraq,the Brandenburg Gate, and getting a French Kiss!!

I think the polls are really being manipulated to favor Obama. I can’t understand why. It is what the people paying for the polls want is my guess.


42 posted on 07/23/2008 9:12:03 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

I hope this reflects a backlash, not only on the media, but on Obama himself.

I might be a cranky, middle-aged broad, but I don’t appreciate anyone telling me who my next president will be without my having even voted yet.

That goes double for the empty-suit geek that, uh, um, uh, gaffed at calling himself the CIC.


43 posted on 07/23/2008 9:15:01 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

The media is alwyas telling us how much power it has. But if you look at the election returns the media supported candidate has lost 7 of the last 10 elections. And the 3 it won took Watergate, and Ross Perot to help the media supported candidate win.

Those that think the media has always had power believe what the media has told them. They need to look at the election returns and they will find out that the media has never been able to defeat or elect a president.

If you want a shock look at the media coverage of Abraham Lincoln. Reading the coverage of the 1864 election there is no way you could believe that Abraham Lincoln won.

FDR got worse coverage than Reagan and he won 4 times. Truman was a lost cause according to the media in 1948. But he won.

There has rarely ever been a time when the media was even close to being as powerful as they claim to be. And the land of defeated candidates is littered with the lost elections of those that believed the media could elect them.


44 posted on 07/23/2008 9:20:13 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator
I think the polls are really being manipulated to favor Obama. I can’t understand why. It is what the people paying for the polls want is my guess.

Exactly right. I'm a J-School graduate (hanging head in shame) and the first thing we were taught is Marshall McLuhan's premise that "the media is the message."

I know I don't have to tell you that CT. I appreciate your commentary on FR as a longtime freeper.

I look forward to the day when the MSM no longer dominates the majority of Americans' news consumption. I know it is becoming a reality much sooner than I ever anticipated.

However, my sad group of sisters-in-law continue to watch Oprah and consider her a news source. It will take a lot longer to debunk that claptrap or even get them involved in the workings of the real world.

This poll is encouraging given that there is still time for the Obamassiah to screw up even more. :)

45 posted on 07/23/2008 9:33:50 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Common Tator
That's why the Democrats and Liberals have to manufacture votes and try to steal a election, as evident in the 2000 election.... because they can't win on their own merit.
46 posted on 07/23/2008 9:34:26 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: tips up

Exactly what I was thinking!


47 posted on 07/23/2008 11:36:29 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Common Tator

It is true that in 2004 there was roughly a 35% Rep, 35% Dem and 30% Ind split in the final election-day Exit polls. A high-water mark for the Republicans nationally. However the Republicans no longer have parity, they are around 7-9% behind the Democrats in party self-identification. Do not apply the 2004 breakdown to 2008, otherwise you are just blowing smoke up yours and others...

dvwjr


48 posted on 07/24/2008 12:22:41 AM PDT by dvwjr
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To: ritewingwarrior

Don’t forget the UN report on racism in America that will be leaked before the election.


49 posted on 07/24/2008 4:38:03 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Common Tator
The Drive-Bys and their polls may try to paint one picture for us, but as I have said before...ask around to friends, family, colleagues just what they think of this arrogant jerk. Not everyone is digging Little Barry.

Rudy was just on Fox and told the Friends: This may be the reason the crowds are turning out...this is the first time someone so inexperienced is running for president! The Friends laughed.
50 posted on 07/24/2008 4:42:58 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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