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Rasmussen: Obama gets polling bump from high court health ruling
The Hill ^ | June 30, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 06/30/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT by Innovative

President Obama is leading Mitt Romney thanks to a bump from last Thursday's high court healthcare ruling, according to a survey released Saturday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen.

Rasmussen's latest daily presidential tracking poll finds Obama with 46 percent support from likely voters to Romney's 44.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; abortion; benedictromney; bho2012; deathpanels; elections; iwontvoteforromney; obama; obamacare; romney; romney4deathpanels; romney4obamacare; zerocare
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It's going to be a very close election, where every vote counts.
1 posted on 06/30/2012 12:48:44 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

If more people are against Obamacare, how does this make sense??????


2 posted on 06/30/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert

Imprimatur of legitimacy.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: DLfromthedesert

So Much for those who said Roberts did us a favor.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 12:53:19 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Makes him look presidential versus the true boob that he is.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 12:54:02 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Innovative

A dead cat bouncing.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 12:55:07 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: DLfromthedesert

I smell a rat somewhere in the polling. Just doesn’t add up that more people like him than the guy they were just yesterday trusting more with healthcare (Romney) and that this is due to the ruling? Makes no sense. Think I’ll table giving any poll credence for now.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Innovative

Not so sure it will be close, but I agree that our side doesn’t need to get overconfident and stay home. That WOULD be disastrous, but frankly at this point I think the fact that Zero just signed us up for the “biggest tax increase in this country” is going to be an Albatross around the neck of every Dem. in this country who voted it in. May it be so.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 12:57:58 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Red Steel

Not buying it. Most polls show healthcare down the list in voter’s concerns.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 12:58:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Innovative

Look for a deluge of similar polls over the next couple of weeks. Obama will be up by 5 - 10 points in all of them.

Americans have apparently decided we now love socialism.

We are going to have to live with the consequences.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 12:58:26 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: DLfromthedesert

I figured the conventional wisdom that Obama would be hurt if the S.Ct. upheld the law was wrong. It makes sense because upholding the law is no more likely to make us vote against Obama, but it will motivate Obama’s people to go to the polls to uphold the law.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 1:00:07 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Innovative
Mr. Rasmussen -- Sir! Please look out your window! Zero didn't get a bump from the SC ruling. He got a bump from the weather!


12 posted on 06/30/2012 1:01:02 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: Innovative

ik havn’t scene this guy poll above 46% in months. After a long hot summer of bad rconomic news and all the talk about all the taxes in January, he is at his apex.

It will not be close. Romney by 55/45 if they can find someone else to run as a republican 60/40.

Romney outside the margin of fraud!


13 posted on 06/30/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Red Steel
Yeah, this is a meaningless fluctuation in the error term. As the grim facts of Obamacare begin to surface, the polls will reflect the alarm.
14 posted on 06/30/2012 1:02:41 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Innovative.
15 posted on 06/30/2012 1:09:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Brilliant

The theory has always been that Obama loses when the topic is jobs and the economy.
On any other topic Obama “wins” because we are distracted from jobs and the economy.

Romney is the worst candidate possible to run on the healthcare issue, as many have already noted.

Romney/our side needs to tie healthcare to jobs and the econmy in a sound-byte way that also includes stories of individual people.

Compare it to “regulation”. Ask people if they are for or against it and they are for it. But ask people if thousands of high paying pipeline jobs should be killed by regulation and they are against regulation.

Right now, tying any issue to jobs is the way to win.

Articulate philosphical and moral and economic theory is a great way to win a debate..but not to win votes.


16 posted on 06/30/2012 1:09:37 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: DLfromthedesert

I never thought that Clinton would be reelected.

But I believe that many conservatives will stay home rather than vote Romney into office just as Democrats are planning will happen in November.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 1:10:36 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: DLfromthedesert

It’s a temporary bump, like the one he got after bin-Laden’s death. It’s also the weekend, and from what I’ve been noticing from these polls, the Democrats seem to do better on weekends.

It’s the economy that’s going to sink him. Does anyone here really believe it’s going to miraculously turn around by November?

We’ve got to get every GOP friend and family member out to vote this November.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 1:11:56 PM PDT by Jaguarmike
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To: Innovative

Other polls starting to pop up showing the same thing. *sigh*


19 posted on 06/30/2012 1:12:20 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Innovative

read my lips...Nobamatax!


20 posted on 06/30/2012 1:12:38 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Innovative

That bump will not last.

However, if far more people of this nation do not turn back to God...we may end up with Obama again....and they will have to learn the hard way.

This will affect everyone....but God WILL sustain His people.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 1:13:40 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Innovative

Obama has been creeping up in almost every poll for about the last 10 days or so. Yes the weekends, good weather & holidays ALWAYS work against the republican when polling, but this Obama trend has been there before the Roberts ruling & the summer holidays.

Part of this issue is demographics. Obama owns the black & hispanic vote. And, believe it or not, the asian vote. These 3 groups now make up about 37% of the U.S. population. It’s a different elction map for the GOP in 2012. I still think Romney can/will win this election, but it’s not going to be easy.


22 posted on 06/30/2012 1:14:51 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Innovative

Nanny Staters are now in the majority. Election slogan: “Where’s MY government check?”


23 posted on 06/30/2012 1:15:10 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sooth2222

Is that a picture of Ocean Grove NJ?


24 posted on 06/30/2012 1:16:54 PM PDT by Fee
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To: Innovative
But Freepers says I'll never vote Romney because there's no difference between him and Obama.

If Romney, wins, and I think it's a long shot, it'll be very close.

Any who doesn't vote for Romney really is a co-conspirator with Democrats and the Obama regime and absolutely responsible for what's happening and what will happen in the second term.

25 posted on 06/30/2012 1:18:32 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Innovative
OBAMA!!!! SAVE ME!!!! Photobucket
26 posted on 06/30/2012 1:19:25 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RIghtwardHo

Yup....there is an Obama trend in most every poll of the past 10 days. And this poll we are talking about is the best one out there. This is not good news. Romney needs to be very aggressive every day.


27 posted on 06/30/2012 1:19:42 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: JLLH
As I said Thurs (and was creamed for it), people love court rulings, they have respect for the courts.

And since the SC said it was constitutional then folks will say Obamacare is A-Ok.

The tax argument's will not fly since most American also think it is A-Ok to tax for such “good things”.

And years from now when it all fails, the public will be told the fault lies with Republicans, business, hospitals, Drs, Insurance, or big Pharma.

They will NEVER be told that big gov is too blame, and will vote in Dems who will fix it with compassion.

Same old, same old.

28 posted on 06/30/2012 1:22:05 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: DLfromthedesert

I am trying to find the poll of 3 days prior but can’t
locate it


29 posted on 06/30/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT by funfan
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To: LongWayHome

The word TAX needs to be in every Republican commercial right after the words IRS. That will do a lot!


30 posted on 06/30/2012 1:25:34 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: LongWayHome

Well, gas prices have been down making it less expensive to drive to the unemployment office. Ain’t life grand. (Rolling eyes)


31 posted on 06/30/2012 1:25:48 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Innovative

At this point, June 2012, 3+ years after The One got elected, there are three kind of people. (1) Those who oppose him, (2) Those who originally supported him but realized their mistake and now oppose him, and (3) evil stupid pieces of shit.

So, in all reality, the SCOTUS ruling would only possible affect the dumbest of category (2). And in all reality, that’s very very few people.

I have a hard time believing that the SCOTUS decision had any affect at all.


32 posted on 06/30/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Huskrrrr

There have always been people who leech off the Govt but its gotten much much worse. People are getting “Obama phones” for goodness sake..these are the ones who Obama owns..they have his back because they want to continue getting “free stuff” its free to them but WE have to pay for it but hell, what do they care as long as its free to them. Welcome to Greece


33 posted on 06/30/2012 1:28:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Frank Sheed

Romney needs to get his face on TV live soon. We seen him for 2 minutes on Thursday....that’s not going to cut it.


34 posted on 06/30/2012 1:29:13 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: roses of sharon

Don’t think so, but time will tell. I do know that Americans hate taxes and won’t react well to being told (and it WILL be news to some, unfortunately) that this is “the biggest tax increase in our history”. Especially not in these economic times. I call bogus on these polls that show a more favorable rating for Zero because of the tax. No way. Wait and see. When people aren’t out on vacation, spending time with families, and they start paying attention they will be screaming for repeal. (I’ve just read some of the House members from bipartisan districts who are saying EVERYONE in their district hates it and wants it to go away.) I’m betting there are more like that than not. Sure, Pelosi’s district may be hyperventilating with excitement, but would anyone really expect anything different from that arena?


35 posted on 06/30/2012 1:29:55 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Agreed on that. Those who have always supported him and are die-hard Kool-Aid drinkers and true Zero worshipers will lie to pollsters if needed, to make it appear that more people love their hero. (Remember, these people have NO problem lying, cheating, whatever — if it serves their ends and their god!) Thankfully, that’s still not the majority of Americans.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 1:33:17 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Innovative

its funny that when rasmussen says bad bout obama then he is a pubbie hack...but when he finds good for obama then they quote him...oh thaaaaaaat liberal bias


37 posted on 06/30/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT by lifeisagame
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To: RIghtwardHo

So you sit around looking for polling data to make you feel good?

Hey, people! Welcome to an election! There hasn’t been a single one where you got polling data that gave you what you wanted the while damn time!

Check 1980, or 1994. It ebbs and flows!

GROW A PAIR AND ROLL WITH IT.


38 posted on 06/30/2012 1:35:44 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: newzjunkey

“Any, who doesn’t vote for Romney really is a co-conspirator with Democrats and the Obama regime and absolutely responsible for what’s happening and what will happen in the second term.”

Exactly. And while they are protesting, nobody is so stupid so as not to see the obvious, as you stated it. The primaries are over, now the only choice is Obama or Romney.

Anyone who is enabling an Obama re-election, when he is on a clear path to destroy freedom and the US, is NO conservative. Period.


39 posted on 06/30/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

I spotted at least 3 gas stations selling regular for $3.33 today (upstate NY), if it keeps going down I am afraid Obama is going to get re-elected.

Probably due to the Saudis pumping full-out to help the American president who bowed to their king.


40 posted on 06/30/2012 1:40:37 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Kenny500c

“Probably due to the Saudis pumping full-out to help the American president who bowed to their king.”

Makes you wonder what Obama promised them...


41 posted on 06/30/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You’d be surprised at how many retired people have already dropped their private insurance with anticipation of ObamaCare. I know two who were republican all their lives. Something about getting old that turns some into selfish leftists. If I know two republicans who did that and a few others who are independent of democrats, how many of these people are there in the whole country?


42 posted on 06/30/2012 1:43:46 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

orrection “independent or democrats”


43 posted on 06/30/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: comebacknewt
Look for a deluge of similar polls over the next couple of weeks. Obama will be up by 5 - 10 points in all of them.

Of course. The MSM cannot let Romney appear to be ahead for too long.

44 posted on 06/30/2012 1:48:01 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Lol, gas is $3.30 & my local (liberal) news station is acting like happy days are here again.


45 posted on 06/30/2012 1:49:10 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: tsowellfan
And they will be thrilled when their government controlled health records get stamped with “do not resuscitate”. Unit no longer of value to the state.
46 posted on 06/30/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Innovative

“Anyone who is enabling an Obama re-election, when he is on a clear path to destroy freedom and the US, is NO conservative. Period.”

I would like to see a few replies to this thread from any of the Freepers that stated they intend to stay home rather than vote for Romney. I know a lot of them said that they would do so.

I completely understand their reasons, and agree with many of them, which can be argued forever, but I think that many thousands of conservatives will also stay home.


47 posted on 06/30/2012 1:51:26 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I won’t be staying home, but I’ll be voting against both Obama and Romney. I’m done voting for liberals.


48 posted on 06/30/2012 1:56:50 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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Most people only pay attention tangentially to issues.

A lot of people in the middle will just assume this means Obamacare is a good thing and obviously the “right” was wrong since a Bush appointee said it was constitutional.

Romney will have to talk that cat out of the tree....if he is even truly against it.


49 posted on 06/30/2012 2:02:38 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That is anther bad sign, Roberts has condemned us to suffer the self-destructive despotism of democracy, by destroying our Constitutional republic.

Whether we win the novemeber election or not, is now irrelevant, because there is nothing to congress from doing not only this but much worse again. We have lost the freedom to control our own actions and without that freedom no others may reasonably be said to exist.

Its time to make our exit from non-revolutionary politics for nothing less than a revolution will preserve to ourselves or our posterity liberty.


50 posted on 06/30/2012 2:05:48 PM PDT by Monorprise
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