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Obama's 2008 base is cracking: Gallup
IBD Editorials ^ | June 12, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM

Posted on 06/12/2012 5:45:20 PM PDT by Kaslin

President Obama today is -- what else? -- fundraising again.

But while he's out, Gallup released a seriously ominous poll for the Democrat's chances of keeping his extended family in the White House for four more years.

Gallup finds a deep crack in Obama support emerging among whites, still statistically by far the largest group of voters. His support among several white subgroups is down 5% now among registered voters from what it was just before the 2008 election, when he easily defeated John McCain.

These sub-sets of non-Hispanic whites include young registered voters between 18 and 29, which provided him a huge margin four years ago, well-educated women and non-religious whites, among others. Other research has shown huge percentages of Obama's money donors from 2008 withholding their money this time.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


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1 posted on 06/12/2012 5:45:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The article is a little misleading. When they say Obama’s support dropped 5%, they are actually talking about it going from 51% to 46%. That’s actually more than a 10% drop.


2 posted on 06/12/2012 5:52:28 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

You better use your calculator. 51-46=5


3 posted on 06/12/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: SamAdams76

You’re probably right. Instead of from 51% to 41% they made it 46%


4 posted on 06/12/2012 6:02:26 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The Government Crony Lifers are all behind Hillary Romney this time.


5 posted on 06/12/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Kaslin
Instead of from 51% to 41% they made it 46%

Which they call a 'minor rounding error'.

6 posted on 06/12/2012 6:06:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Kaslin
And you need to brush up on your math...

51 down to 46 is more than a 10% drop:

((y2 - y1) / y1) * 100 = your percentage of change.

((51-46) / 46) * 100 = your percentage of change
((5) / 46) * 100 = your percentage of change
(.109) * 100 = your percentage of change
10.9% = your percentage of change

Therefore dropping from 51% to 46% equals a drop of 10.9%.

7 posted on 06/12/2012 6:06:12 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Math was never Gallup’s strong suit. Cooking the books for Dems always was.

Pray for America


8 posted on 06/12/2012 6:13:08 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: SamAdams76
Therefore dropping from 51% to 46% equals a drop of 10.9%.

I'm getting a percentage drop of 9.8039.

All you have to do is divide 51 by 5.
9 posted on 06/12/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Kaslin

Sam was counting the ‘white Hispanic’ illegals that vote too ;)


10 posted on 06/12/2012 6:21:11 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: Signalman
All you have to do is divide 51 by 5.

Correction. Divide 5 by 51=5/51=0.098039. Convert that to percent and it's 9.8039%
11 posted on 06/12/2012 6:21:42 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Varsity Flight

Here’s to a major war in the democrat party. Union goons rolling with black panthers in the streets, shots fired. MSNBC attacking cueball. zer0 poring hot coffee on slick. Hilda beast running her fat mouth at the convention while riots control the streets.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 6:22:59 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: SamAdams76; Kaslin

You’re more correct than Kaslin, however I think that you’re off a little also- the percentage of change must be measured against the original value- as in 51-46=5. 5/51=9.8%. In other words, if you have $100, and lose $20, then you’re down 20%- 20/100=0.20.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Hussein Obama Dada is absolutely the most offensive President that the US has ever suffered.)
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To: matthew fuller

Well I’ll settle for 9.8% as opposed to 5%


14 posted on 06/12/2012 6:30:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Kaslin
The drop in his proportion of the vote in 2008 vs. now as reflected in this poll is 10 percent. In other words, mathematically Obama has lost roughly 10% of his previous support.
15 posted on 06/12/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Kaslin

.51-.46 = 0.05

5/51 = 0.098 = 9.8% or rounding up 10%


16 posted on 06/12/2012 7:04:17 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Kaslin

Schedunfradue :D


17 posted on 06/12/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Maine Mariner
Yeah but it does not say .51 and .46. Please not I did not say plus

Anyways here is the proof

Source of screen grab

18 posted on 06/12/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

5 is 10% of 50. So it is a 10% drop but a 5 point drop.


19 posted on 06/12/2012 8:02:54 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Kaslin

You maybe right. It is true that going from 51% to 46%
is a shift of 5%. The percentage change is 9.89%.


20 posted on 06/12/2012 8:05:53 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2894590/posts


21 posted on 06/12/2012 8:19:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin

What’s up with Hispanics?
He pissed on the Catholic Church. Their employment is down. And the La Raza racialists should still be angry that he is doing nothing about legalizing illegal aliens.


22 posted on 06/12/2012 8:27:36 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Signalman

Just don’ divide by zero!!! The world as we know it will end!!!


23 posted on 06/13/2012 12:08:06 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re welcome and thanks for the link


24 posted on 06/13/2012 4:20:55 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The tipping point of no return may actually be the removal of Holder.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 4:26:00 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Islamoprogressivenists need not reply.)
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To: SamAdams76

Maybe they meant a five percentage drop.

51 to 46 = 5 percentage points.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 6:34:38 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Kaslin

This poll is registered voters and not likely voters. Further, I could not find the weights assigned by religion, race and sex. So, it’s a pretty useless poll.


27 posted on 06/13/2012 6:58:40 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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