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Rasmussen : Obama 49%, Trump 34%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 18, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 04/18/2011 9:06:45 AM PDT by RobinMasters

President Obama leads Donald Trump by 15 percentage points in a hypothetical 2012 match-up, but the president is unable to top the 50% level of support even against an opponent some are deriding as a joke.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that the president earns support from 49% of Likely Voters nationwide, while Trump attracts the vote from 34%. Given that choice, 12% would vote for some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Only 65% of Republican voters would vote for Trump over Obama. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 48% prefer Obama, 25% Trump, and 20% would opt for some other candidate.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


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1 posted on 04/18/2011 9:06:48 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

It doesn’t matter WHO the Republican candidate is; there is an element that would NEVER vote for “that rich white bastard” or “that rich white bitch”....thier motto is “get Whitey”, and they vote for handouts only.


2 posted on 04/18/2011 9:09:41 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: RobinMasters

Ha, it’s getting closer to the fan.


3 posted on 04/18/2011 9:10:18 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: traditional1

You are so right. Look how many will vote left for a box lunch or t-shirt. Stupid, downright stupid.


4 posted on 04/18/2011 9:11:43 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: traditional1
"It doesn’t matter WHO the Republican candidate is; there is an element that would NEVER vote for “that rich white bastard” or “that rich white bitch”....thier motto is “get Whitey”, and they vote for handouts only."

Well, then there is Herman Cain.

5 posted on 04/18/2011 9:13:26 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29
"Well, then there is Herman Cain."

Aside from the fact that he's unknown for the most part, he would just be branded "an Uncle Tom" by those same folks mentioned above.

Those who STILL believe it's "government money" vote Democrat; they don't see it as un-fair or over-reaching as long as the handouts keep comin'. Hell, you don't even have to be an American Citizen to get handouts anymore.......

6 posted on 04/18/2011 9:16:46 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Truth29

There is no such thing as a free lunch, period. That saying applies to “all” people. At the end of the day when the “gravy train” stops and disappears, the freeloaders will end up with the worst end of the deal. Shame so many folks of color don’t get it. Obama has thrown them under the bus long ago, and....they just don’t get it!!!


7 posted on 04/18/2011 9:18:57 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: RobinMasters

bump to download at home...


8 posted on 04/18/2011 9:21:02 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: RobinMasters

Shame Rassmussen hasn’t given us the current polls on the other potentials against Obama. That would tell us where we are at.


10 posted on 04/18/2011 9:21:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Truth29
Well, then there is Herman Cain

Who will be treated worse than Clarence Thomas by the race pimps.

11 posted on 04/18/2011 9:22:19 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: RobinMasters

THIS is why I am leery of Donald Trump’s recent rise to popularity...”they” want him as our candidate, not Sarah, not Michele, not Jim DeMint, not Colonel West. No, they want to choose the candidate and “they” want that person to be Democrat-lite.

“Beware of “Greeks” bearing gifts (Birth Certificate talk)...” and the Trojan horses they ride in on.


12 posted on 04/18/2011 9:23:36 AM PDT by madison10 (Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong..)
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To: indylindy

Trump’s negatives are at 53%. That’s the reason for his poor showing.

However, if anyone can overcome negatives with the public, it’s The Donald.


13 posted on 04/18/2011 9:23:36 AM PDT by RockinRight (I didn't see Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center - The Donald)
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To: traditional1
Aside from the fact that he's unknown for the most part, he would just be branded "an Uncle Tom" by those same folks mentioned above.

That's a tad better than what the left has called Palin, don't cha think?

I don't think how a credible candidate will be branded should stop them from running. The fact is that no matter who runs, they can be assured of being vilified immediately & often.

I agree that Cain is a relative unknown, but so was Obama.

14 posted on 04/18/2011 9:26:17 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: RobinMasters; All

Forget all this Trump v. Obama stuff..what we need are side by side pics of Michelle and Melania


15 posted on 04/18/2011 9:26:48 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: pgkdan

The attack machine is certainly in full force over Trump today. i see so many posts today bashing Trump, that tells me the libs and media are afraid of him.

Trump would crush Obama...and Obama will get nowhere near 48% support again...


16 posted on 04/18/2011 9:27:15 AM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: traditional1

And it’s not just those groups. As we can see from reading here and on other conservative sites, there will always be those who would never vote for a candidate because (a) he/she is not conservative enough (b) he/she is too conservative (c) he/she once voted for something I hate (d) he/she once got a contribution from someone I hate, and of course (e) they dress funny.

Conservatives, more than liberals, seem to do a lot of foot-shooting.


17 posted on 04/18/2011 9:27:31 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: RockinRight

What is scary is that 35% of republicans would vote for Obama over Trump?

wow


18 posted on 04/18/2011 9:29:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: RobinMasters
I'm stunned it's this close. This is NOT saying Trump is a viable candidate. What this really is saying is how disillusioned people are with Obama.
19 posted on 04/18/2011 9:29:46 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: RobinMasters
...but the president is unable to top the 50% level of support even against an opponent some are deriding as a joke.

This is all that needs to be known. The dirty secret is with all the MSM cover, the loser in the WH has not broken 50% for over a year. If this was Bush, we would get the constant drum beat of doom. Instead this little fact is constantly unreported. I don't care what, Presidents don't get reelected with these numbers.

20 posted on 04/18/2011 9:30:13 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: RobinMasters

Do they call cell phones yet? We rarely even answer our home phone. People who call on it are usually doctor appt reminders or salesmen. We would never be available for these important Rasmussen calls. :)


21 posted on 04/18/2011 9:30:54 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

It isn’t just Obama who’s thrown them under the bus. Liberals for as long as I can remember have done so, under the guise of “helping.” Welfare can be of real help for a short time—after that, it’s just another kind of prison.


22 posted on 04/18/2011 9:31:08 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: indylindy

If you go to the linked article and scroll down there’s another link to a poll of other candidates as of 4/12/11. It shows Huckabee then tied w/Obama, and Mitt Romney not far behind.

If I were The Donald, I’d be pretty pleased that I can get 34% when I was on NO ONE’s radar 3 weeks ago.

Time will tell how it all goes. Until potential candidates declare it’s all rather meaningless other than showing whre the incumbent is and he can’t rise above 50% vs any of them.


24 posted on 04/18/2011 9:36:45 AM PDT by EDINVA (wh)
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To: ken5050
Ask and you shall receive.


25 posted on 04/18/2011 9:37:12 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: RobinMasters
Too early for such poles...obama has no democrat competition right now, Trump has a whole field of competitors on the Republican side, with possibly more to come.

Sort of reminds me of the "third party split effect".
26 posted on 04/18/2011 9:42:36 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: RobinMasters

The dirty little secret here is that this was not a two-answer question. It was:
Obama
Trump
Someone Else
Undecided

Trump + Someone Else + Undecided = 51%

Was “someone else” described as being 3rd party, or did people assume another GOP candidate, which wouldn’t be representative of a real General Election.

My guess is that is why the GOP numbers were lower than expected. The wording says that 65% would prefer Trump over Obama, but does not say that they would vote Obama instead. The other 35% could be in the “someone else” column, but they make you assume they would vote Obama.

Looks deceptive to me.


27 posted on 04/18/2011 9:44:22 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: traditional1

Unfortuantely, I think you are right.

There is a significant number of minority voters or individuals who identify themselves as minority voters who consider Obama “one of their own” and would vote for him if he turned out to be a child-molester, a NAZI and a cannibal all rolled up into one.

Its pathetic.

That this piece of horse dung who has drawn America into the social, political, economic and foreign policy sewer he has still can garner 49% support.

Ameica appears to be on the way out.


28 posted on 04/18/2011 9:46:23 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescent excrement)
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29 posted on 04/18/2011 9:46:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: RobinMasters; All

Considering Trump has been a potential candidate for only 3 weeks...these are not bad numbers

The Obama Supporters are looking for any reason to go after Trump now. Instead of Supporting Obama....they should concentrate their energies on getting Obama’s Long Form Birth Certificate.

If you are not a Birther....you are an Obama Supporter

The GOP will get trounced in 2012 if they do not make Obama Eligibility a leading issue


30 posted on 04/18/2011 9:46:27 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Stand Up To Obama Supporters....Boycott Beck)
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To: indylindy

“What is scary is that 35% of republicans would vote for Obama over Trump?”

It doesn’t say that. They make you assume it. They could have chosen “someone else” or “undecided”. Sneaky.


31 posted on 04/18/2011 9:46:37 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: RobinMasters

I was just thinking that what this race needs is a Forbes-400-level rich guy to get in the race, win the nomination and get buried in a 15-point landslide. Mm-mm!


32 posted on 04/18/2011 9:46:54 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: neverbluffer

Agreed!


33 posted on 04/18/2011 9:47:44 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: neverbluffer
Trump would crush Obama.

Trump would split the GOP/conservative vote, and re-elect Obama. (Which is likely their plan, a la Perot.)

34 posted on 04/18/2011 9:47:51 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: RobinMasters

Anyone who calls Trump a “joke” should also use a similar (or worse) term when describing the current POTUS.


35 posted on 04/18/2011 9:49:21 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Lazlo in PA

That’s not fair..you posted a lousy pic of Melania...


36 posted on 04/18/2011 9:51:15 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: madison10

THIS is why I am leery of Donald Trump’s recent rise to popularity...”they” want him as our candidate, not Sarah, not Michele, not Jim DeMint, not Colonel West. No, they want to choose the candidate and “they” want that person to be Democrat-lite.

“Beware of “Greeks” bearing gifts (Birth Certificate talk)...” and the Trojan horses they ride in on.


This is more Obama Supporter talk....

Obama Eligibility is a main issue.....the GOP will have a 50 state slaughter if they ignore the issue

The Obama Supporters trashing Trump are only helping Obama. Obama would surely love to run against a Romney or Gingrich and not have to face the Eligibility questions.

The Obama Supporters have been in a total tizzy since Trump has gained in the polls. The fact is that real conservatives want that Obama Long Form BC released....and reality is that the Obama Supporters cannot run from the issue anymore


37 posted on 04/18/2011 9:51:22 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Stand Up To Obama Supporters....Boycott Beck)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
"Considering Trump has been a potential candidate for only 3 weeks...these are not bad numbers"

I agree. These are not bad numbers at all for Trump. They are awful numbers for an incumbent president matched against a reality TV star who says what he thinks and shoots from the hip.

38 posted on 04/18/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: indylindy

What is scary is that 35% of republicans would vote for Obama over Trump?

wow


And I bet a lot of that 35% have been posting all the anti-Trump stuff on FR the past few days.

No one seemed to mind that both Bushes and John McCain had ties to George Soros...and with McCain....he actually took campaign donations from Soros.


39 posted on 04/18/2011 9:54:22 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Stand Up To Obama Supporters....Boycott Beck)
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To: RobinMasters

If those are the choices, I will welcome the Mayan version of 2012.


40 posted on 04/18/2011 9:54:22 AM PDT by Starstruck
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To: traditional1
Aside from the fact that he's unknown for the most part, he would just be branded "an Uncle Tom" by those same folks mentioned above.
 
We can't make our decision for our candidate based on what we think the left will call him/her.  Does the left worry about what the right will call their candidate?  The left: "Oh, the right will call him a Marxist/Socialist, etc, so we had better not vote for him in our primaries!"
 
No, we must select our candidate based on a determination of who can best articulate the principles and values of constitutional conservatism (with a pointed emphasis on fiscal conservatism), and one who we believe will govern as a conservative (in both word and deed) if elected.
 
Sure, there are other "political" calculations (he can carry these larger states and  their electoral votes, etc), but perhaps the last thing on our list of reasons to support one over the other would be a fear of what the opposition will call him/her. 

41 posted on 04/18/2011 9:55:30 AM PDT by Let_It_Be_So
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To: Seaplaner
Trump would split the GOP/conservative vote, and re-elect Obama

You mean the GOP/ conservative vote would split, some voting for Trump and some voting for Obama? If that's true, we do need a third party.

42 posted on 04/18/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: indylindy

What is scary is that 35% of republicans would vote for Obama over Trump? “ ==========================

I would count that as the abundant number of RINOS in our party. Not to worry. We Trump supporters are not permanent, but appreciating him as the ONLY mouthpiece able to rattle the WON, the RINOs and the media has been an irresistable conbination and a fun ride.


43 posted on 04/18/2011 10:07:32 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Starstruck

If those are the choices, I will welcome the Mayan version of 2012.


The losers get decapitated? The Mayan version sounds interesting


44 posted on 04/18/2011 10:09:45 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Stand Up To Obama Supporters....Boycott Beck)
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To: Suz in AZ
The wording says that 65% would prefer Trump over Obama, but does not say that they would vote Obama instead. The other 35% could be in the “someone else” column, but they make you assume they would vote Obama.

Looks deceptive to me.

The author seems bias against Trump The wording says only 65%...

45 posted on 04/18/2011 10:10:31 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: indylindy

It will be very difficult for anyone to defeat Obummer.


46 posted on 04/18/2011 10:11:20 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: RockinRight
>>>However, if anyone can overcome negatives with the public, it’s The Donald.<<<

Trump is the ultimate "strategrist" [Thanks Pres. Bush]

I believe Donald has a bunch of facts about Obama in his hip pocket. It's not just "birther" stuff. He consistently refers - obliquely - to Barack's relationships with Resko [sp], Ayers, foreign governments, illegal fund raising. Now is not the time to reveal what he has - it's all about hole cards!

Trump certainly has the means to mount a first class investigative effort. More importantly - he has connections - prominent business figures for one!! I wouldn't be suprised if he has some volunteer assistance from folks like the Mossad, the Saudi's, the Brit's.

It will be very interesting to see when he elects to start playing his cards. I'm still on the fence as far as his chances - but Donald is nothing if not Formidible - far more capable than the others running on the right!!

47 posted on 04/18/2011 10:18:58 AM PDT by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: RobinMasters

I refuse to believe that 49% of this county would vote for Obama, over any candidate. If true, there is no hope for the Republic.


48 posted on 04/18/2011 10:34:26 AM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: indylindy
What is scary is that 35% of republicans would vote for Obama over Trump?

This can not be true.

49 posted on 04/18/2011 10:40:12 AM PDT by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

“The GOP will get trounced in 2012 if they do not make Obama Eligibility a leading issue”

Michelle Bachman said that if she enters the presidential race, she will wave her birth certificate at the first televised debates between the candidates.

It’s getting traction.

Cain-West would be a wicked ticket, but a wiser Freeper reminded me that Martin Luther King today wouldn’t get 20% of the Black vote against Obama.


50 posted on 04/18/2011 10:46:51 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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