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Obama Now at 50% Job Approval; Leads Romney, 49% to 42% (Gallup)
Gallup ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones

Posted on 04/25/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT by C19fan

Barack Obama's job approval rating has increased in recent days and now stands at 50% in Gallup Daily tracking for April 21-23.


Obama's increased approval coincides with his taking a lead, 49% to 42%, over Mitt Romney in Gallup Daily tracking of registered voters' 2012 presidential election preferences. That marks a shift from last week, when Romney held an edge in Gallup tracking.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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To: C19fan
I am sure a lot of other folks feel the same way I do when they read reports of how close the poll results are. American elections are just a choreographed political production. Note how the political screen play artists create suspense by claiming results are nip and tuck. Oh, how exciting! Meanwhile, back in the real world, we are all on the way to the poor house. How much longer will real Americans put up with this phony political theater of pretending that the American voter has anything to do with this Country's future. We rightful get angry when the politicians thumb their noses up at us. However, they are right for viewing us as contemptible fools who they can keep from revolting by promoting a meaningless election every four years.
21 posted on 04/25/2012 7:09:35 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: C19fan


22 posted on 04/25/2012 7:10:25 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: C19fan

if Gallup made their actuall poll numbers public, they would be declared racists. It seems that if any pollsters tell the world that Obama’s actual approval is closer to 35%, all hell will break loose and Al Sharpton,NAACP will be screaming racist and Black Panthers will be looking for addresses.

23 posted on 04/25/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT by Reality_News
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To: C19fan

Rasmussen has romney up 49-44, who to believe

24 posted on 04/25/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: GoCards
Someone explain this to me

Ooooh! Oooooh! Oooooh! Do ya hear that, honey? He's gonna forgive all our Student Loans for us! (panting....drooling....sounds of orgasm.....)

25 posted on 04/25/2012 7:23:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mr. K

Just like John Kerry was “electable.” I feel like I’m watching 2004 all over again except this time the Republicans are playing the Democrats. They’ve settled for their safe candidate and everyone is supposed to unify behind him because it’s Anybody But. Well Mr. Safe Anybody But Obama is going to lose.

26 posted on 04/25/2012 7:24:43 AM PDT by HectorOne
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To: Reagan69

You know, as I wake up in a semi-depressed mood this a.m. with the news of Romney, I really have to say, as conservatives — it’s no one’s fault but OUR OWN. We as much as anyone else were too busy enjoying our lives and doing what we felt was more important than to get involved in politics.

Conservatives have a long road ahead. We need to do essentially what the Democrats and progs have been doing to us for the past 40 years.

We need to get in ON THE GROUND and get involved. Get into our PTA’s, run for office in local politics, TEAR DOWN, AND REBUILD.

We need to first and foremost, re-take and re-tool these schools. Libs have done a number on the schools and have dumbed down the populace. It’s not going to change for a long time, until WE change it.

Next would be the local political machines. It’s never going to change unless we dismantle the foundation.

Romney is a stooge whose personal ambitions come before anything else. We are now in the position of having to deal with him — the best thing now is get in and support the representatives who we will send to work with him. I think it’s our only hope at this time.

And the OTHER — get in and GET INVOLVED. Run for local dog catcher — do whatever it is. My husband is going to get on on the HOA in our neighborhood for starters.

It’s up to us to start getting in and do battle with these idiots on the ground, or we will just have to continue to accept the hell on earth they create.

27 posted on 04/25/2012 7:25:53 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: C19fan
But but I thought Romney was the most electable.

What does that matter either way if Obama's job approval has truly climbed back to 50%? If that is accurate, it doesn't matter who his opponent is.

28 posted on 04/25/2012 7:30:56 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Gallup is measuring REGISTERED Voters. Rasmussen has Romney up 49% to Obama 43% with LIKELY Voters. I have a lot more faith in Rasmussen.

Gallup will switch to LIKELY Voters at some point. Same old game with many of the pollsters. They want to support the Dems during the campaign with favorable polling but in the end they want to be seen as accurate. So expect a "surge" from Romney at the end to make the polls come into to line with the reality of the actual vote.

OTOH, Rasmussen doesn't do this so he is always going to be more reliable during the campaign.

29 posted on 04/25/2012 7:31:59 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: C19fan

Exactly. Just wait until they really turn on him.

Romney is going to cause a slaughter of the GOP in Nov and may lose us the House. I don’t see this ending well at all.

BUT, the upside? It will send a message to Republican voters that just don’t pay a lot of attention that we can not listen to the GOP Elite anymore. THEN we can move along a path built on real Conservative principles.

30 posted on 04/25/2012 7:39:37 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

but the democrat fraud vote will be calculated using registered voters, so they need it to look like obama is close or higher than Willard, and to further dampen the enthusiasm of the “likely voters” who would rather eat vomit than vote for Romney

and on voting day, the sea will give up her dead ...
to vote

can I get an amen?

31 posted on 04/25/2012 7:40:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: dfwgator
Romney has no shot.

Romney taking the primary is obviously a huge disappointment, but Obama’s numbers currently are almost as bad as they were in November of 2010.

On November 1 of 2010 the average price of a gallon of regular was $2.81; the average price is currently $3.87. Over the summer prices are likely to increase further. Obama will continue to lie about why this has happened, but the truth is that his administration has done everything possible to restrict domestic supplies of energy; this along with record breaking deficit spending is destroying the country's economy. Enough people are noticing that the election, despite the lies from the left will most likely swing further back in the right direction.

The Republicans had an historic opportunity that has now been blown... we could have had a true conservative back in the White House along with both the House and the Senate. Instead if we work hard enough over the next few months we will likely have the House and the Senate and the least conservative presidential candidate who was in the primary.

So where did conservatives go wrong this year? We had some good candidates but each had vulnerabilities that our leftist media was able to exploit to take them down one by one. Then there was the nasty infighting between conservative candidates and their followers. What is the real difference between someone who was excited about Rick Perry and someone who was excited about Herman Caine? Not a whole lot; yet on Free Republic and other conservative forums they were at each other’s throats. I am as guilty as many others.

We have almost all violated Ronald Reagan's Eleventh Commandment, “The personal attacks against me during the primary finally became so heavy that the state Republican chairman, Gaylord Parkinson, postulated what he called the Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. It's a rule I followed during that campaign and have ever since.”

I firmly believe that Obama is a usurper out to destroy the country. Romney is no conservative. He has been foisted upon us by a leftist media and our own disorganized infighting. Independent thinkers on the right cannot agree on anything much of the time and it makes us vulnerable to this type of thing. It is very unfortunate that this happens so frequently. God Bless both President George W. Bush and President George H. W. Bush; I love them both, but neither of them of them were particularly conservative.

Now Romney is the most likely man to be our next president. The alternative of four more years of Obama is literally too awful to contemplate. Time is running out for our great nation, but if we allow Obama to be reelected he will not only bankrupt the country... he will reshape the makeup of the Supreme Court to the point that we can kiss our second amendment rights goodbye. Our grandchildren will be living in poverty while trying to make reparations for civil war era inequalities. We live in dangerous times.

32 posted on 04/25/2012 7:44:27 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15
Forgot to italicize my quote from dfwgator.

“Romney has no shot.”

33 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Generally, I agree that likely voters is better than registered voters, but since we are still 6 months away from the election, there will be hundreds of reasons for simply registered to move into the likely camp.

IIRC, likely voter points are given for both voting in the most recent election and responses to questions.

Gallup’s website, for example, says it factors in “prior voting” and “voter intention”.

If you didn’t vote in the mid-term or the off-term, then you would lose points there. And if you said TODAY that you’re not interested, that doesn’t mean you won’t be interested in August.

In short, those numbers change the closer you get to an election.

34 posted on 04/25/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Victorious Engagements for Our Troops in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

It will come down to but a few states and the debates.... can Mitt slap the smile off Obama’s face when he stands up there and lies becuz u know the media outlets running the debates wont.... I also would factor in where gas prices, housing and jobs are in 6 months...

35 posted on 04/25/2012 8:13:04 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Republic Rocker

The arab controlled oil cartel will go for another big spike in price until about June. They’ll increase supply so that by the time the democratic convention hits the pump prices will drop into the high $2 range....2.75 to 2.99.

Obama will get credit, the king of Mecca to whom he bows will gain more power, and the prices will skyrocket after the election when supply is again restricted, to about 4.25-4.75.

That’s my read on oil and the election.

36 posted on 04/25/2012 8:17:45 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Victorious Engagements for Our Troops in Afghan!)
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To: C19fan

Not the time to panic.

Soon though.

37 posted on 04/25/2012 8:45:34 AM PDT by y6162
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To: y6162

It doesn’t matter either way, not a dime’s worth of difference between the two.

38 posted on 04/25/2012 8:47:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Wurlitzer

Axlegrease is sitting in his new $1.7 million place in Chicago thinking:

I’m the luckiest sumb!tch in history. I’m gonna get Baraq re-elected with $4 gas, 16% real unemployment, 47 million on food stamps, and recurring $1.5 trillion deficits.

Can you imagine if somebody laid out this scenario 2 yrs ago?

39 posted on 04/25/2012 8:52:33 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: fireman15

“Romney taking the primary is obviously a huge disappointment, but Obama’s numbers currently are almost as bad as they were in November of 2010.”

This is a key point.

2012 wont reverse 2010, but will be a semi-continuation of it.

We never had a rock-solid credible conservative consensus candidate to be a strong ‘not-Romney’. If you want proof of that, consider that the last men standing - Newt and Santorum - were both in single digits in the summer. We turned to them out of lack of choices.

The real conservative hope - Perry - turned out to be a dud, although I think he was treated overly harshly and might today be a credible candidate despite his early misfires. It was in the end not helpful to have not-ready-forCinC folks like Cain and Bachmann attract energy and attention.

I agree that the negative attacks on others in the GOP are harmful and continue to be harmful. Part of that is vetting but we ovrfocus on the negative.

This is now water under the bridge. Newt will reportedly endorse Romney and that will seal the deal - Romney vs Obama.

The opportunity has not been blown, if we get a conservative Congress in with Romney to send him conservative bills.

40 posted on 04/25/2012 9:03:59 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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