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Dismal poll numbers for Obama in PA
Morning Call ^ | August 19, 2011 | Colby Itkowitz

Posted on 08/20/2011 5:33:36 AM PDT by markomalley

President Barack Obama, who political experts say will need a win in Pennsylvania to retain the White House, dipped to 35 percent approval among the state's registered voters, according to a Muhlenberg College poll released Friday.

The results come on the heels of a bad week in polls for Obama that showed him first dropping to 39 percent nationwide in Gallup's daily tracking poll. Then another set of Gallup results Thursday showed only 26 percent of Americans approve of how Obama is handling the economy.

These numbers are a huge blow to Obama who won the state handily in 2008, and a significant drop in just a few weeks from when Quinnipiac University polled Pennsylvania voters and found the president with 43 percent job approval.

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


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1 posted on 08/20/2011 5:33:39 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

No matter - Vacation Calls! Putz.


2 posted on 08/20/2011 5:34:53 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Tribune7

good news


3 posted on 08/20/2011 5:37:35 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: markomalley

Those are the exact same poll numbers he just got in Michigan. The idiot is toast.


4 posted on 08/20/2011 5:37:46 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

Agreed. They day will come when he looks fondly at the 35% approval rating in PA and wonders how he can get it back.


5 posted on 08/20/2011 5:41:07 AM PDT by doggieboy
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To: markomalley
I would love to see a table that shows the correlation between those who favor Obozo's job performance and the amount of federal income taxes they paid last year. My guess is that anyone smart enough to hold a job thinks this guys stinks while those who leech off society without making a contribution see him as the Second Coming and are the only ones on the planet stupid enough to think he's done a good job. It's amazing to me that they can fog a mirror without help.
6 posted on 08/20/2011 5:41:46 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Vacation from what exactly?


7 posted on 08/20/2011 5:42:17 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: Beagle8U

Never underestimate the potential of a thug for larcenous thuggery.


8 posted on 08/20/2011 5:44:24 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: SaintDismas

Vacation from what exactly?

Reality.


9 posted on 08/20/2011 5:44:42 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Beagle8U

“The idiot is toast.”


Your words sound like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5CvEjj515k


10 posted on 08/20/2011 5:45:22 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: Beagle8U; conservativguy99; Nachum; MamaDearest; jesseam; 70th Division; flat; unkus; JLAGRAYFOX; ..

Every RAT in Congress hanging onto Zero’s coat tails are TOAST as well. To idolize the False God and vote with “The One” is to go down the toilet with him. Every single slime that voted “yes” on DeathCare must be exposed for what they are and voted out. DeathCare “must” be dismantled and destroyed ASAP.


11 posted on 08/20/2011 5:49:29 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
Better late than never I guess.

A decade from now nobody is ever going to admit having voted for this clown.

12 posted on 08/20/2011 5:53:06 AM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: markomalley

Peggy Noonan in today’s WSJ was wondering if Obama has given up. I think he has. A great name for his bus tour was “Driving Mr. Lazy”.


13 posted on 08/20/2011 5:53:41 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Don’t forget the Maine Rino who allowed it to come to a vote in the Senate. It could have been stopped there.


14 posted on 08/20/2011 5:53:44 AM PDT by Principled
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To: markomalley

These numbers are fine, but useless. It is a snapshop right now.

Obama knows the only way to win is to demonize his opponent so people hate her/him more than they hate Obama.

With the help of the media, this will be a close election.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 5:55:44 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: markomalley
I played golf yesterday with three union guys, two are retired, the working one is the son in law of one of the retired guys.

All three voted for obama in '08.

The younger worker against his father in laws wishes brought up the subject and said straight out he wouldn't vote for obama again, his father in law disagreed but the other retired guy said he too was done with that dumb n.....

These three are life long members of the Steamfitters and Plumbers Union and are as solid demonRATs as there are, and when they may have voted against the demonRATS, they never spoke out about it in front of an "outsider".

I would believe that this is happening all over the state given the poll results today.

Can you say "LANDSLIDE"?

We can't take it for granted, but if we get a good, conservative candidate, Palin, Perry or Bachmann {in any combination} and work our butts off, and vote three or four times like the law allows the demonRATs and illegals to do, we might see a landslide.

16 posted on 08/20/2011 5:56:08 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Beagle8U

Normally, i would agree that he is toast, but
I’m concerned about him giving 30 million illegals
amnesty and the vote in the next
few months. Stopping deportations and
encouraging DREAM ACT is just the beginning.


17 posted on 08/20/2011 5:57:16 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: CommieCutter

Or it could be this....

http://www.comminos.com/toast.htm

Perhaps with a side order of this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-918OMwCx6w


18 posted on 08/20/2011 5:57:59 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: markomalley
So Left wing QU as usual has their Dem polling 7-8 % higher than reality.

QU had Gov Rick Scott losing on election day by 7 pts!
When you see QU take 8 pt from the Dem right off the top!

19 posted on 08/20/2011 6:04:33 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: gussiefinknottle

That would just piss off his unemployed union construction workers more than they are now.


20 posted on 08/20/2011 6:06:15 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Principled

Very True.
Snowe needs to go


21 posted on 08/20/2011 6:06:46 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Sorry Pennsylvania but I will never trust you again to vote for what’s best for the country. Murtha??? Nuff said.

And after B. HUSSEIN called you “bitter gun-clingers” you still voted for him in 2008??? Nope, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on you.

PA voting against King Barry? I’ll believe it when I see it.


22 posted on 08/20/2011 6:07:06 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Principled

We The People must expose every one of them and vote them out. We The People must give these arrogant, self-serving Elitists a heads up to start packing now. We must scour the DC sewer and send all of them back to where they were spawned. Vote every single one of them them out in November 2012 and continue to vote them out for the years to come.


23 posted on 08/20/2011 6:09:09 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: markomalley

35% among REGISTERED voters? Bye bye jug ears.


24 posted on 08/20/2011 6:12:40 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: markomalley

There is no path to victory for the Democrats that doesn’t include PA, is there? When was the last time a Democrat lost Pennsylvania but still won the Presidency? Was it Buchanan in ‘56 - 1856, that is?


25 posted on 08/20/2011 6:13:34 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Now the rats are fearing that O’Blowme is taking all the cash and their will be little for the Dummies to run with. How poetic.


26 posted on 08/20/2011 6:15:08 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Josa

Agreed. He’d piss on their head and they would still vote for him.


27 posted on 08/20/2011 6:20:33 AM PDT by Reagan79 (Today, I consider myself the wisest Latina Woman on the face of the earth.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I think it was 1948 - Truman over Dewey.


28 posted on 08/20/2011 6:21:08 AM PDT by writmeister
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To: Tribune7

A decade? Try right now...LOL! If they do admit it is with their eyes staring at the ground, if they had a tail it would be tucked between their legs.


29 posted on 08/20/2011 6:21:48 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

Answer to my own question...
1948 - Dewey

From 1860 to 1932 PA voted GOP every year except 1912 when it went for Teddy Roosevelt (P) rather than Taft (R) or Wilson (D).

* note I confused myself on Buchanan, of course he won in 1856 and being from PA of course he won his own state. Only Al Gore could lose his own state LOL...


30 posted on 08/20/2011 6:24:06 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: markomalley

As I recall, Gore lost PA because his overt anti-gun stance was unpopular in the rural part of the state. The GOP should remember this and hammer GunRunner in PA.


31 posted on 08/20/2011 6:30:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine; markomalley

My bad... Gore just barely won PA, but it was close.


32 posted on 08/20/2011 6:32:14 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: markomalley; All
In the comments to the article, a poster states:

This week Obama signed an order which will almost make it impossible for white males to get jobs with the federal government[.]

After a quick search, I've found nothing else on this. Did Obama sign such an order and do any of you have any details?

33 posted on 08/20/2011 6:33:39 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: gussiefinknottle

His loyal following is chanting “4 more years” as the Won vacations on the Vineyard.


34 posted on 08/20/2011 6:34:10 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: markomalley

None of this means anything to Obama. He is without class, manners, graciousness , integrity, honor or shame. Any decent man would be shamed by such a record of his glaring incompetence. But when one is without shame, one can not be shamed. Such a man is Barack Obama.


35 posted on 08/20/2011 6:35:56 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: markomalley
President Obama.....dipped to 35 percent approval among the state's registered voters
Since when have Democrats depended solely on "registered" voters to win elections?
36 posted on 08/20/2011 6:37:41 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Reagan79

“He’d piss on their head and they would still vote for him<’’ They’d do that because Obama would have them convinced it was raining.


37 posted on 08/20/2011 6:38:58 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Old Chinese saying,

“A man without shame can eat waygu beef fo’evah”


38 posted on 08/20/2011 6:39:52 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

No, I am pretty sure Pennsylvania voted for Buchanan. He is the only President to hail from the state.


39 posted on 08/20/2011 6:42:08 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: markomalley; All
OK; I HAVE A QUESTION FOR EVERYBODY:
How do pollsters "poll" people these days. Many people have only a cell phone and have NO LAND LINE at all; especially the younger demographic. ARE THESE POLLS ACCURATE? I'm sure they have their means, but, can somebody tell me how? Thanks in advance.

no dems
40 posted on 08/20/2011 6:44:33 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: USS Alaska
These three are life long members of the Steamfitters and Plumbers Union and are as solid demonRATs as there are, and when they may have voted against the demonRATS, they never spoke out about it in front of an "outsider".

Without economic prosperity, there are no construction jobs for the working guy, and with the way the Dow has been doing, the retired guys are worrying about their pensions and/or IRAs. Or, to borrow a phrase "It's the economy, stupid!"

The Rasmussen poll shows O in his eleventh day of -20 or below, with his popularity keeping in step with the economic news.

41 posted on 08/20/2011 6:48:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Principled

That is factually incorrect. Baucus could have brought his bill to the floor with or without Snowe’s vote. The Dems then had a 13-8 majority on the Senate Finance Committee. Snowe’s vote was immaterial.

Snowe and every other Republican voted against cloture and againt Obamacare. McConnell did an outstanding job holding his caucus together.


42 posted on 08/20/2011 6:56:45 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: jmacusa
He is without class, manners, graciousness , integrity, honor or shame. Any decent man would be shamed by such a record of his glaring incompetence. But when one is without shame, one can not be shamed.

Very well put.

43 posted on 08/20/2011 6:58:15 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: markomalley

Meanwhile, the command center at the Vineyard turns to CRISIS MODE as: “What do you mean you’re all out of arugula?!?”


44 posted on 08/20/2011 7:00:34 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 70th Division

There is already talk that Biden will be cashiered and sent over to the State Dept and Hillary will be installed as VP at the convention to shore up support from the base and from women.


45 posted on 08/20/2011 7:00:46 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Scoutmaster
This week Obama signed an order which will almost make it impossible for white males to get jobs with the federal government[.]

Obama Issues Executive Order on ‘Diversity’. He's essentially ordering all federal depts to increase hiring of "diversities", which means that white, straight, males go to the bottom of the hiring pile.

46 posted on 08/20/2011 7:01:10 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Scoutmaster
Obama Orders new Plan to Diversify Federal Workers
47 posted on 08/20/2011 7:01:58 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Erik Latranyi

With the help of the media, this will be a close election.
______________________________________________________________

With the help of the media..... the Blacks, illegal Mexicans,
Union Thugs, Chicago-style-Election-Stealing Thugs, Philadelphia’s intimidating Black Panthers, white trash Rednecks who’ve been on the dole for 4 generations, the gays, the baby-killers......I’d say he has a lot of help. You are correct; THE 2012 ELECTION WILL BE CLOSE!!!


48 posted on 08/20/2011 7:04:08 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: USS Alaska

Enjoyed what you had to say. But, See my Post #48. There will be no Landslide. We will have to work our butts off just to get a win.


49 posted on 08/20/2011 7:07:04 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: mwl8787
There is already talk that Biden will be cashiered and sent over to the State Dept and Hillary will be installed as VP at the convention to shore up support from the base and from women.

Somehow I think Hussein would feel safer playing a game of catch with a bottle of nitro with the Muslim Bruthu-hood.

50 posted on 08/20/2011 7:07:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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