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Poll shows voters abandoning prez in droves
New York Post ^ | February 9, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE

Posted on 02/09/2010 3:56:50 AM PST by kingattax

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's overall approval rating has sunk to a new low -- and independent voters who propelled him to the White House have gotten downright sick of the job he's doing, according to a devastating poll released yesterday.

Obama's job-approval rating has tanked to a dismal 29 percent among independents, the Marist College survey found. His disapproval rating is nearly twice as high -- 57 percent.

Obama's overall approval among all registered voters hit a new low of 44 percent, the lowest of any poll that uses people to survey voters.

The near-total loss of independents could prove catastrophic for Democrats if the trend holds through Election Day this year.

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KEYWORDS: 2010polls; bhojobapproval; independentvote
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1 posted on 02/09/2010 3:56:50 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Fellow socialist RATs would be wise not to stand on his rapidly shortening coattails.


2 posted on 02/09/2010 4:04:45 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: kingattax

I always find it hard to believe that over 40 percent still think 0’s doing a good job. Hopefully, even some of those idiots will wake up over the coming months, and his approval rating will drop to below 40, and then he’ll be ripe for the picking.


3 posted on 02/09/2010 4:05:57 AM PST by euram
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To: Man50D

the ol’ barry magic sure worked wonders for marcia coakley, didn’t it ?


4 posted on 02/09/2010 4:07:56 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

Can we still say “Bush’s fault”?


5 posted on 02/09/2010 4:09:31 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: euram

His numbers will not go much below 35% because that’s about the percentage of layabouts and ivory tower liberals inhabiting America.


6 posted on 02/09/2010 4:10:22 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: RU88

True, and they may not go even below 40 percent, when you add the white guilt crowd to the mix.


7 posted on 02/09/2010 4:12:19 AM PST by euram
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To: kingattax
Even the Japanese and their here-to-fore Obama-lapdog MSM are coming around, and they understand that Obama is not all that he was stacked up to be. They understand that Obama policies means longer and longer lines of unemployment for Americans from all walks of life, blue and white collar, regardless of race. What a NATIONAL DISASTER!!!!!!!


8 posted on 02/09/2010 4:12:33 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (All polls and indications are that **FREE REPUBLIC IS SARAH PALIN TERRITORY**)
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To: kingattax; All
Gee, wonder why?

(the American people are not stupid, contrary to what those in DC may say)
9 posted on 02/09/2010 4:13:30 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: kingattax

"pants on da ground,pants on da ground"

"dey leavin in droves.....???..lalalala"

"I know it don't ryhmm,but I don't care"

10 posted on 02/09/2010 4:14:07 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

WHat does that writing say?


11 posted on 02/09/2010 4:14:20 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: RU88

...and the built-in racial component...


12 posted on 02/09/2010 4:14:21 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: kingattax
Don't worry Mr President the Democrats are all right behind you.......

Rats.....sinking.........ship.......

13 posted on 02/09/2010 4:14:38 AM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 112)
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To: kingattax

I’m crying


14 posted on 02/09/2010 4:16:11 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: euram
I always find it hard to believe that over 40 percent still think 0’s doing a good job

These are the people that collect government checks in some fashion.

He's Robin Hood, he's gonna make all rich folk PAY!, it was just luck they got the money. They can afford to "spread the wealth".

Damn communist, hack...spit........

15 posted on 02/09/2010 4:16:57 AM PST by MrPiper (l)
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To: Red in Blue PA

when did rosie o’donnell grow a moustache ?


16 posted on 02/09/2010 4:17:33 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: euram
“I always find it hard to believe that over 40 percent still think 0’s doing a good job.”

I'm in agreement, however I am finding them. They are the die hard useful idiots that have been following the dem party for generations.

I hear them at work, I hear them in restaurants. They follow the party line to perfection: “It's Bush's fault” or “The Republicans don't want to get along”. Another one that really turned my stomach: “President Obama is really good at finding money”.

The die hard dems are morons, idiots, mindless wastes of human flesh that serve no purpose but to leach off the rest of us.

17 posted on 02/09/2010 4:19:07 AM PST by redfreedom (Just a simpleton enjoying the freedoms a fly-over/red state has to offer.)
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To: kingattax

A new scandal breaking in nj. Menendez lobbied fed to save nj bank who was a big contributor. I am commuting and on BB so I can’t post if someone wants to get it out there. Wsj reporting


18 posted on 02/09/2010 4:23:41 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

good morning :)


19 posted on 02/09/2010 4:24:27 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

I actually fault the voters more than Obama for this. What did people think he was going to do? Before the election, I tried patiently to explain who Obama really was to friends, relatives, and co-workers—without success. The signs were there in droves, but they chose to ignore them ‘cause Obama was a new brand and many were in love with the idea of electing a Black President. Got Communism?


20 posted on 02/09/2010 4:24:58 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: kingattax

He does keep flapping his gums about “healthcare” .....basically scaring away any literate person....


21 posted on 02/09/2010 4:25:44 AM PST by mo
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To: kingattax; Red in Blue PA; All

From lots of brilliant analysis (especially posting one picture)...to LOL humor. Thread BUMP!


22 posted on 02/09/2010 4:28:39 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Red in Blue PA

“(the American people are not stupid, contrary to what those in DC may say)”

...yes they are. They voted the dim bulb into office didn’t they?


23 posted on 02/09/2010 4:28:59 AM PST by albie
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To: Doogle

LOL!


24 posted on 02/09/2010 4:29:36 AM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

:)


25 posted on 02/09/2010 4:30:06 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: kingattax

It’s just appalling that any independent couldn’t see what Øbamunist was all about from the beginning - how so many could be duped into voting for a confirmed radical socialist. These people need to have their voter registration pulled.


26 posted on 02/09/2010 4:35:24 AM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: fwdude

but, but, but, I just saw Michelle Obamam on the news saying her husband has done a fabulous job his first year?!?! Why would anyone abandone O?


27 posted on 02/09/2010 4:41:04 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: Cheryllynn
I'm still remembering his radical roots, the simmering cauldron of leftist hatred in which he was steeped: "Reverend" Wright, Bill Ayres, the uber-corrupt Chicago political machine, etc.

How anyone ignored all this is beyond the pale.

28 posted on 02/09/2010 4:45:47 AM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: jersey117; All

Posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2447413/posts


29 posted on 02/09/2010 4:51:51 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: euram

Remember the percentage of minorities in this country —
the so called “Rainbow Coalition”. They will give him a
positive rating regardless. Their approval rating is
based on skin color not job performance nor lack of job performance.


30 posted on 02/09/2010 4:57:34 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: fwdude

In the past we had politicians who understood how politics worked....now we have a ideologue who believes that government can be modeled after a Harvard Law School Lecture Series. “If they don’t get it, I will talk to them again”. His handlers are inexperienced and believe that his ‘magic’ charisma will keep the folks on his side. Real Americans are RUNNING away from this shallow individual....who continues to act like he is on the campaign trail and blames everyone else for the failures. His entire life is one of living in a socialist cocoon where everyone talked about a perfect society, then someone else did the work and he took the credit.


31 posted on 02/09/2010 5:03:13 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: kingattax

The health reform summit will turn this all around when we all see how smart Obama is. :)


32 posted on 02/09/2010 5:15:14 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: kingattax

“catastrophic”

I like that word!


33 posted on 02/09/2010 5:16:52 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: fwdude

I’m a registered democrat, but now consider myself an Independent.I have said on this site before that I made one of the biggest voting mistakes of my life by voting for Obama. Yes, long held, brought up in a very liberal household white guilt played into my vote, as did my aversion to McCain.

BUT — understand that now many people like me have their eyes wide open & are horrified at what their vote has wrought. We could spend all day debating how we could not have known the full extent of what Obama is doing, but the truth is MANY of us (myself, my brother, friends I have talked to- sadly- not my mother) are appalled & won’t ever make this mistake again. You can say, “Too little, too late”, but the fact is he is in office. That we can’t change. I do believe that there are alot of people out there like me, like my brother, like people I have talked to— we won’t be fooled again. When the next presidential election comes up I do believe that many people like me will have long ago abandoned him.

I also believe that you will see a surprising number of people like me who never in their lives thought they would go on a site such as Freerepublic, let alone post & find they are in agreement w/ many of the thoughts posted here. It’s mind blowing really. We are coming over to your side. It is scary, some people here are suspicious of people like me, but it is what it is. Sometimes it takes a monumental mistake such as voting for someone & wondering how you let yourself do that to wake you up.

Have patience w/ us, we are looking at what you have to offer & it IS looking good.


34 posted on 02/09/2010 5:19:01 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: fwdude

I’m a registered democrat, but now consider myself an Independent.I have said on this site before that I made one of the biggest voting mistakes of my life by voting for Obama. Yes, long held, brought up in a very liberal household white guilt played into my vote, as did my aversion to McCain.

BUT — understand that now many people like me have their eyes wide open & are horrified at what their vote has wrought. We could spend all day debating how we could not have known the full extent of what Obama is doing, but the truth is MANY of us (myself, my brother, friends I have talked to- sadly- not my mother) are appalled & won’t ever make this mistake again. You can say, “Too little, too late”, but the fact is he is in office. That we can’t change. I do believe that there are alot of people out there like me, like my brother, like people I have talked to— we won’t be fooled again. When the next presidential election comes up I do believe that many people like me will have long ago abandoned him.

I also believe that you will see a surprising number of people like me who never in their lives thought they would go on a site such as Freerepublic, let alone post & find they are in agreement w/ many of the thoughts posted here. It’s mind blowing really. We are coming over to your side. It is scary, some people here are suspicious of people like me, but it is what it is. Sometimes it takes a monumental mistake such as voting for someone & wondering how you let yourself do that to wake you up.

Have patience w/ us, we are looking at what you have to offer & it IS looking good.


35 posted on 02/09/2010 5:20:07 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Doogle

I hope the “pants on the ground” Grandpa makes a mint off of that one.


36 posted on 02/09/2010 5:23:25 AM PST by CBF ('Behind every blade of grass.' Let the White Suits come. F'n U.N. scum.)
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To: kingattax

How can I abandon a ship I never boarded.
Always have always will hate marxists a holes.


37 posted on 02/09/2010 5:23:35 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: leaning conservative

Welcome. You will find Free Republic to be thought-provoking and informative. Glad you are here.


38 posted on 02/09/2010 5:23:36 AM PST by TrueFact (Liberty Rules!!)
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To: leaning conservative

Welcome to FR:)


39 posted on 02/09/2010 5:24:45 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: fwdude

“It’s just appalling that any independent couldn’t see what Øbamunist was all about from the beginning”

You’ve got to remember that unless they happened to watch something other than Fox or some other reasonably balanced channel they probably didn’t ever hear about some of the things we knew.

The MSM failed utterly to tell the truth. And they KNEW what the truth was.


40 posted on 02/09/2010 5:24:46 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: kingattax
And because voters realize their pocketbooks will be hit HARD by Obama's policies, expect an angry electorate that will end up voting out a LOT of Democrats in Congress over the course of 2010.
41 posted on 02/09/2010 5:27:35 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: leaning conservative

Welcome to FreeRepublic. You’ll learn a lot here.


42 posted on 02/09/2010 5:28:02 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: euram
I always find it hard to believe that over 40 percent still think 0’s doing a good job.

I personally know 2 people who support Obama. One woman watches Olbermann.

43 posted on 02/09/2010 5:28:05 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: kingattax

The best thing of all is, the idiot is convinced that to “win” he must increase his speed and pace in the direction he is going.


44 posted on 02/09/2010 5:29:38 AM PST by behzinlea
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To: kingattax

It is truly sad that our first black president isn’t going to leave a decent legacy. It will seriously hurt future black possible candidates.

He is so busy giving ‘speeches’ he can’t really have time to think about what is really happening to this country or the consequences of his stance.

I think all his declarations and intentions are proscribed for him by his ultra radical staff and he just trumpets them. He is ultimately committing suicide and he doesn’t even know it.


45 posted on 02/09/2010 5:30:42 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: fwdude

What they saw was a Republican party tying it’s best to mimic the democrats. Don’t forget just a few months ago it gave a couple million to Scarzafarva who wound up endorsing the democrat.


46 posted on 02/09/2010 5:32:55 AM PST by ontap
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To: behzinlea

Pray he continues down that course.


47 posted on 02/09/2010 5:33:59 AM PST by ontap
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To: leaning conservative
Good luck and welcome.

I sent a letter to most of my liberal relatives and friends just before the election. I hope they kept it.

McCain put me off too, but Bambi was clearly so much worse, so obviously a radical leftist in all things, there still is no comparison.

Enjoy the debate, and expect a few name callers and try not to take it personal.

48 posted on 02/09/2010 5:34:52 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Dudoight

How possible is it he may get few black votes than some other democrats. Clinton and Gore.


49 posted on 02/09/2010 5:35:24 AM PST by ontap
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It will seriously hurt future black possible candidates.

thats a good point

50 posted on 02/09/2010 5:35:52 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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