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Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis (SEE BS, 'NUFF SAID)
CBS News ^ | July 18, 2011 | Tucker Reals

Posted on 07/18/2011 3:08:42 PM PDT by Baladas

Americans are unimpressed with their political leaders' handling of the debt ceiling crisis, with a new CBS News poll showing a majority disapprove of all the involved parties' conduct, but Republicans in Congress fare the worst, with just 21 percent backing their resistance to raising taxes.

President Obama earned the most generous approval ratings for his handling of the weeks-old negotiations, but still more people said they disapproved (48 percent) than approved (43 percent) of what he has done and said.

What Do You Think? Will lawmakers forge a debt deal by Aug. 2?

YesNoNot sureVote View results Tune into the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley at 6:30 p.m. for the full poll results.

CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante reports there was no visible progress over the weekend, despite warnings from debt rating agencies that the nation's credit rating could drop, even if there is a deal, if government spending isn't cut.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: budgettalks; debtdeiling; propoganda; pushbolls
Pure propoganda. You know, looking at the internals of this poll, I'm beginning to wonder if SeeBS isn't in the tank for Obama . . . can that be true?

Total Republicans 214 193 (24%) Total Democrats 272 282 (35%) Total Independents 324 335 (41%)

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/poll_debt_071811.pdf

1 posted on 07/18/2011 3:08:45 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

Maybe the “Bradley effect” is at work here too—people telling the pollster they approve of Obama when they don’t because they don’t want the pollster to think they are racist.


2 posted on 07/18/2011 3:11:11 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Baladas

Who did they poll, blue states welfare recips?


3 posted on 07/18/2011 3:11:11 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: Baladas

Consider the source.


4 posted on 07/18/2011 3:12:16 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Baladas

I wonder what this 71% will say when this country defaults, in the coming decade. This country will default, it’s now just a matter of when.

The current DC bunch are not capable of making serious cuts. Without serious cuts, default is an ABSOLUTE!


5 posted on 07/18/2011 3:13:13 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Baladas

“Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

M. Twain


6 posted on 07/18/2011 3:14:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Baladas

but Republicans in Congress fare the worst, with just 21 percent backing their resistance to raising taxes.


OK. Like last November was about electing tax-raising rats.
Ha ha, next.


7 posted on 07/18/2011 3:16:11 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: Baladas
The funny thing is (not so much really) is I heard McCain (on Hannity) jumping up and down about those numbers trying to shore um the RINO solution....the one that gives the keys to Odumbo....

Pitiful....really pitiful.

8 posted on 07/18/2011 3:16:22 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Baladas
The funny thing is (not so much really) is I heard McCain (on Hannity) jumping up and down about those numbers trying to shore up the RINO solution....the one that gives the keys to Odumbo....

Pitiful....really pitiful.

9 posted on 07/18/2011 3:16:35 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Baladas

July 12, 2011

U.S. Debt Ceiling Increase Remains Unpopular With Americans

More are concerned about higher level of spending than risk of economic crisis

by Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, NJ — Despite agreement among leaders of both sides of the political aisle in Washington that raising the U.S. debt ceiling is necessary, more Americans want their member of Congress to vote against such a bill than for it, 42% vs. 22%, while one-third are unsure. This 20-percentage-point edge in opposition to raising the debt ceiling in Gallup’s July 7-10 poll is slightly less than the 28-point lead (47% vs. 19%) seen in May.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/148454/debt-ceiling-increase-remains-unpopular-americans.aspx


10 posted on 07/18/2011 3:16:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Baladas

They probably polled the GOP haters at FR.


11 posted on 07/18/2011 3:17:29 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Maybe the “Bradley effect” is at work here too—people telling the pollster they approve of Obama when they don’t because they don’t want the pollster to think they are racist.

Most would probably feel more comfortable telling the truth to Scott Rasmussen's computer than to a live pollster with an African-American accent.

12 posted on 07/18/2011 3:19:34 PM 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: Baladas
These fascist democrats are really, really, worried or they wouldn't be pumping this crap out by the gallon rather than just focusing on the fearless leader and what a great way he has with people. They don't care a bit what public opinion is until they're behind the eight ball at which time they try to get peer pressure working to keep people from writing their House and Senators and Representatives in the House because it's already a lost cause. They're good at it, too. Nine times out of ten they get a significant number of people to give up before the battle is half over.

If they were really ahead in the honest polls, they'd already be talking about how well Barry has done.

13 posted on 07/18/2011 3:19:39 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: Baladas

Survey this:
Does it bother you that the democrats have not offered up a budget in over 800 days, thus breaking the law?
Does it bother you that the POTUS and democrats want to be declared ‘winners’ in the game without even suiting up or showing any sign of intending to play the game?
Republicans are to just forfeit the ‘football’ game because the other team wants the win? This is a lot more important than a football game - the future of this country is at stake. (At least financially speaking.)


14 posted on 07/18/2011 3:20:54 PM PDT by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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To: Verginius Rufus

That is the most overrated excuse ever affecting at most 5% of people if that.


15 posted on 07/18/2011 3:23:12 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Baladas; All

Good analysis of all the flaws with this poll (massive oversampling of Democrats, etc.):

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/18/cbs-poll-with-d11-sample-oddly-disfavors-gop/

http://www.conservativecommune.com/2011/07/the-number-cbs-is-not-trumpeting-in-its-latest-poll/


16 posted on 07/18/2011 3:23:30 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

And yet Brett Hume was just on Fox using this pole to say the Republicans will get the blame if Obama shuts down the govt. with a veto of their budget.


17 posted on 07/18/2011 3:32:08 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Rashputin

That CBS poll is pure CRAP!

Leave it to the MSM to prop up Obama/liberals when they get behind in an argument, count on it!

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July 12, 2011

U.S. Debt Ceiling Increase Remains Unpopular With Americans

More are concerned about higher level of spending than risk of economic crisis

by Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, NJ — Despite agreement among leaders of both sides of the political aisle in Washington that raising the U.S. debt ceiling is necessary, more Americans want their member of Congress to vote against such a bill than for it, 42% vs. 22%, while one-third are unsure. This 20-percentage-point edge in opposition to raising the debt ceiling in Gallup’s July 7-10 poll is slightly less than the 28-point lead (47% vs. 19%) seen in May.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/148454/debt-ceiling-increase-remains-unpopular-americans.aspx


18 posted on 07/18/2011 3:33:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Qbert

You are right. They surveyed 47% dems, 20% independents, 33% republicans.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 3:40:48 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Baladas

There’s no more money.

But plenty of idle men.

Let’s roll.


20 posted on 07/18/2011 3:45:58 PM PDT by NoLibZone (There's no more money. Obama is our Gadafi. Let's roll.)
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To: arrogantsob

You mean the same GOP, that held all 3 branches of govt not that long ago, who never vetoed a spending bill either. Those that think like you kept saying “give us a majority and things will change”.

The GOP controlled all three branches and nothing changed.

Does this mean I am a GOP hater?


21 posted on 07/18/2011 3:49:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Baladas

A lot of bs as usual.


22 posted on 07/18/2011 3:49:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Baladas

CBS? Only Kooks,Pedophiles,and Communists watch that crapola!


23 posted on 07/18/2011 4:03:28 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: tennmountainman

I prefer to describe that period with praise for securing two reliable Supreme Court Justices (that alone is sufficient cause to prefer the GOP) and for having a president who recognized our enemies and DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT getting rid of three terrorist states: Iraq, Afganistan and Libya (running Saddam’s nuclear weapons research program completely unknown to the CIA). Libya was neutered by Bush which makes Urkel’s attacks on it particularly stupid though typical.

Now I did not like Bush’s strategy of trying to buy off the Democrats but even so that period was infinitely preferable to the current one which even you will have to admit.


24 posted on 07/18/2011 4:19:57 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: CaptainK

“And yet Brett Hume was just on Fox using this pole to say the Republicans will get the blame if Obama shuts down the govt. with a veto of their budget.”

It’s amazing- without fail, the MSM produces some bogus poll right before something important is about to take place, and people fall for it every single time...


25 posted on 07/18/2011 4:24:29 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: CaptainK

Brett Hume is probably correct, for the reason that, thanks to a Democrat Senate under Reid, Obama will never HAVE to veto anything - they will just kill it in the Senate.

So Reid and Obama do nothing, point fingers at the Republicans, and the media complicitly feeds that narrative.


26 posted on 07/18/2011 4:25:46 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: arrogantsob

Half of Americans don’t pay federal income taxes. Why should they care if taxes go up on somebody else? Why should they support the Republicans?

WE ARE DOOMED


27 posted on 07/18/2011 4:28:01 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Baladas
Folks need to look at the entire poll posted at the link

It's a D I S G R A C E to the Party that our past Presidential standard bearer (McCain on Hannity) would cite this CRAP as a reason to adopt the McConnell plan.

24% of those polled identified themselves as Republicans and 40% as independents.

Only 810 polled all together and they didn't even bother to find out if they were US Citizens, much less registered or likely voters.

Besides, HALF of the Republican voters are p!ssed at the way the DC GOP is handling this...because THEY ARE CAVING!

28 posted on 07/18/2011 4:56:49 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: arrogantsob

Weren’t we a little light in the senate makeup also ?


29 posted on 07/18/2011 5:12:53 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Baladas. Not only that, they've got the documentation to prove it. /s
30 posted on 07/18/2011 6:41:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: heye2monn

Things do not look good but generally it is the 1/3 of the population that cares enough about something to change things that moves societies forward.

Demoralize the enemy and inspire the troops.


31 posted on 07/18/2011 7:04:16 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: aumrl

Because of Jumpin’ Jim Jeffords the traitor.


32 posted on 07/18/2011 7:07:12 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: tennmountainman
Does this mean I am a GOP hater?

Yes (see graph)

33 posted on 07/18/2011 7:09:47 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You do know, the GOP could have cut spending, appointed two supreme court judges and fought a just war .... all at the same time.


34 posted on 07/18/2011 7:43:15 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: arrogantsob

You’re right that a small energetic 1/3 can drive a much larger organization or society. But that 1/3 in the United States is becoming more liberal and decadent. Particularly the rich. Wealth, alas, does not promote virtue.

Note the rise of the guilty rich, decline of social conservatism and church-going among the rich, rich feminist pro-abort working women, and wealthy donors to pro-homosexual campaigns. Also weighing down the once-virtuous 1/3 is its own growing dependence on entitlements. And of course, the 1/3 will always be outnumbered by the great mass of poor voters who cherish entitlements and will never give them up.

WE ARE DOOOOOOOMED


35 posted on 07/19/2011 4:36:26 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: tennmountainman

The GOP controlled all three branches and nothing changed.

Does this mean I am a GOP hater?

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

It means you were sold a bunch of BS


36 posted on 07/19/2011 4:44:45 PM PDT by woofie
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