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AARP Poll: Among anxious 50-plusers in Fla Romney narrowly leads Obama
Tampa Bay Times ^

Posted on 08/09/2012 12:30:57 PM PDT by stevek1

Despite repeated attempts to paint Republicans as bad for Medicare and Social Security, President Obama and Sen. Bill Nelson are essentially tied with their Republican rivals when it comes to Florida retirees and baby boomers, a new AARP poll shows.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; aarp; fl2012; seniors
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1 posted on 08/09/2012 12:31:05 PM PDT by stevek1
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To: stevek1

I don’t understand why. Is it because zero is likeable?


2 posted on 08/09/2012 12:35:34 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: stevek1

AARP = EVIL


3 posted on 08/09/2012 12:36:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stevek1

AARP Poll?

Sample-60% Dems, 30% IND, 10% Rep,Adults only, all on welfare.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 12:38:11 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“AARP = EVIL”

Trust AARP? Forget all that political stuff in FL - I got some land I’d like to sell ya...


5 posted on 08/09/2012 12:38:11 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: stevek1

Crappy poll but Romney still wins.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 12:38:18 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: stevek1

This is a group that should, and needs to, go HEAVILY for Romney. If this group stays this close, Romney stands no chance in FL. This would be like Obama getting “only” 70% of the black vote. It would be devastating. These are bad numbers for Mitt.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: stephenjohnbanker
AARP and SEIU are twin evils. The former pretends to be non-partisan, the later does not.

AARP's latest offering to me is to cut their membership by $1 per year.

I used to just toss them in the trash. Now I write "How's that ObamaCare thing working out for you?" and mail them back in their postage paid envelope.

8 posted on 08/09/2012 12:49:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Unlike everyone here who either hates, likes or accepts Romney already, the populace at large have not had a good look at him yet. That will come around debate time. I think Romney will come off pretty well and people will say okay that’s it for Obama.

We can hope. Obama deserves way lower numbers than he has right now. Of course a press that treats every dem as inevitable and every republican as a bum, is quite a propoganda tool.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 12:50:41 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Vigilanteman

nice. :)


10 posted on 08/09/2012 12:51:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: RIghtwardHo
I have been to Harts website and no internals. No poll can be taken serious without internals. We know the media needs these polls to stay close to help Obama raise money. I will old judgment until they are published.
11 posted on 08/09/2012 12:52:10 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: stevek1
AARP poll

That is like taking a poll at a Democrat Caucus !

12 posted on 08/09/2012 12:52:46 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

AARP= Democrats this is a great poll for Romney


13 posted on 08/09/2012 12:54:30 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: stevek1

If this is the best AARP can conjure up among their members, Obozo and Nelson are in for deep doo-doo in November..................


14 posted on 08/09/2012 12:58:46 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Vigilanteman

Attach the AARP ‘postage paid’ to a brick.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 12:59:20 PM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Always send in prepaid envelopes from craven commie outfits and pad them with some screed so they are barely overweight.

If they have a spot for a return address then City Hall in Chicago or other leftist paradise is a good address to use.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 1:01:00 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Williams
Obama deserves way lower numbers than he has right now.

The white guilt is strong, especially in the 50+ generation. Many folks would not tell a stranger on the phone that they don't like History's First Black President.

17 posted on 08/09/2012 1:03:04 PM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: stevek1

“tied with their Republican rivals when it comes to Florida retirees and baby boomers, a new AARP poll shows.”

It’s Better news than it looks at first glance.

It’s AARP for God’s Sake! They Should be able to manufacture something far more favorable to their Leftist Heroes, and this has got to be tearing them all up.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 1:03:56 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: stevek1
Great poll numbers for Mitt but beware of the double votes that come in from libtard snowbirds that are killing conservative states.
19 posted on 08/09/2012 1:09:12 PM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: RIghtwardHo

The group barely favored Obama over McCain in 2008:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls/#val=FLP00p1


20 posted on 08/09/2012 1:09:28 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: stevek1
93 reasons why Obama supporters should switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein
21 posted on 08/09/2012 1:09:36 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Vigilanteman

I’ve been tossing my AARP crap in the can too. Guess I’ll have to start sending it back. Thanks for the idea.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 1:11:06 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

AARP = another branch of ACORN and all the ‘newly named’ groups that have oozed from ACORN.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: stephenjohnbanker

AARP = another branch of ACORN and all the ‘newly named’ groups that have oozed from ACORN.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: jboot

They’re idiots and/or whatever you call people who like to be victims.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 1:18:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: stevek1

I absolutely cannot believe there are that many stupid people that would vote for Obama. Do they not see what he has done to this country?


26 posted on 08/09/2012 1:24:31 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: stevek1

I absolutely cannot believe there are that many stupid people that would vote for Obama. Do they not see what he has done to this country?


27 posted on 08/09/2012 1:26:18 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: stevek1

AARP poll? Yea, I believe that. I can assure you that they are not tied in my state. Romney will win Florida in a landslide.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 1:28:51 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: beenaround

BINGO!


29 posted on 08/09/2012 1:31:02 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: stevek1

You can bet your sweet patootie that the purpose of this poll was intended to mold public opinion, but the results didn’t come out exactly the way they planned. The ratio is much more in Romney’s favor than the results indicated, but self-preservation dictated that AARP not go completely insane by showing Obama in the lead.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: coconut47

Look at VA,. he was losing but now he’s supposed to be wining.

How th ehell can he have taken the lead, I mean things are worse than last year so why all of a sudden he gets more voters to go for him?


31 posted on 08/09/2012 1:32:09 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Vigilanteman

Now I write “How’s that ObamaCare thing working out for you?” and mail them back in their postage paid envelope.
_________________________
They will stop sending you postage paid envelopes. Everyone I know does the same thing and now AARP took them off their people to mail list and if they do send something, they never give them prepaid envelopes.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 1:32:43 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: coconut47
"I absolutely cannot believe there are that many stupid people that would vote for Obama. Do they not see what he has done to this country?"

If you're talking about the 'gimme crowd' who are on welfare, food stamps, unlimited unemployment benefits, etc. then of course they want Obama re-elected to keep their gravy train going!!

All others need to vote in great numbers to overcome this disaster!!

33 posted on 08/09/2012 1:34:40 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: mojitojoe

I honestly think that he lost our state the first time.

GA media looked into fraud and found that a 100,000 votes should not have been counted just from two states .

Then there are the illegals, dead people and those vote early vote often.

On the night of the election obama lost 53 to 47 but early voting once counted made obama win.

Now we have Scott and hopefully he will investigate unlike Crist.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 1:35:07 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mojitojoe

I honestly think that he lost our state the first time.

GA media looked into fraud and found that a 100,000 votes should not have been counted just from two states .

Then there are the illegals, dead people and those vote early vote often.

On the night of the election obama lost 53 to 47 but early voting once counted made obama win.

Now we have Scott and hopefully he will investigate unlike Crist.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 1:37:55 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: duckman; All
I don’t understand why. Is it because zero is likeable?

I was about to post something similar. I really don't understand why Romney isn't doing better (unless a majority of these polls are so-called "push polls"). For goodness sakes Obama has been worse than Carter, can no one on his side see that, even just for a second!?

Putting aside for a moment his (Romney's) tepid "conservatism", and also ignoring the very small minority of the general population that won't vote for Romney because he's Mormon (which is precisely why such people can be ignored; despite how vocal they appear on FR, they truly are irrelevant in this election)...so putting these two factors aside (Romney's faux conservatism, which is a significant fact, and that some won't vote for him because he's Mormon, which isn't a significant fact).....

....I can not for the life of me understand how roughly 40-45% of this population would vote for him again. It's the same percentage in virtually every demographic. How!? Have these people not been paying attention? Are they stupid? Do they just not care, and or care too much for the wrong things (like voting Democrat because their family always did, or voting for Obama because they still believe it would be racist to not vote for him).

What is it? I mean, this is, as Kasey Kasem once said, "ponderous man, just ponderous".....

36 posted on 08/09/2012 2:27:19 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: RIghtwardHo; All
EVERYONE from every demographic should be going "heavily" for Romney at this point, that's what I don't understand (hence my previous post on this thread).

It's like I'm living in a fairy tale land with no happy ending in sight. ....How can even 40% of any demographic chosen, STILL plan to vote for Zero?!? HOW!.

...< logs off the thread mumbling something about the stupidity of half of America .....>

37 posted on 08/09/2012 2:37:54 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: mojitojoe

New Jersey is going red too.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 2:44:27 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: crosslink

Their Client List may shed some light:

U.S. Senators:

Bob Casey, Jr. (PA)
Kent Conrad (ND)
Richard Durbin (IL)
Dianne Feinstein (CA)
Patrick Leahy (VT)
Bernie Sanders (VT)
Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Chuck Schumer (NY)

Governors:

Steve Beshear (KY)
Phil Bredesen (TN)
Bev Perdue (NC)
Brad Henry (OK)
Martin O’Malley (MD)

Political Organizations:

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Democratic National Committee
EMILY’s List
Indiana Democratic Party


39 posted on 08/09/2012 4:24:07 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I neglected to say that this is a partial client list for Hart Research Associates, the pollster.


40 posted on 08/09/2012 4:27:32 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: stevek1

The 65 + group was the only one not fooled by Obama. Theuy hate Obamacare down here and this guy Hart only shows Romney +2? Please.


41 posted on 08/09/2012 4:27:32 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: stevek1

LOL! If AARP did the poll, Romney in a landslide.


42 posted on 08/09/2012 4:29:30 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: stevek1

I don’t understand how all the Northeasterners and Midwesterners who retire to FL make FL more liberal but their Northeastern states also grow more liberal even as they leave. It’s liberals exporting and importing liberalism, I guess. The American people will never figure things out.


43 posted on 08/09/2012 4:32:10 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: duckman

I kinda thought Romney would have had the 50+ers at the word”DEATH PANELS” .


44 posted on 08/09/2012 5:00:21 PM PDT by oiler (Reagan Republicans unite. Hobbits in 2012. FlatTax is a fair tax.)
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To: stevek1

Is Romney running ads in FL that show what Obamacare will actually do to seniors? I’m in SC and hardly see any Romney ads. I see a lot more Obama ads (and promptly change the channel).


45 posted on 08/09/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mojitojoe

I’m still getting them. I’m just careful to cut out all return address information, including bar codes and numbers. Or, just use a plain 3” x 5” index card.


46 posted on 08/09/2012 7:19:54 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: stevek1

Any 50+ year old U.S. citizen that is looking down the loaded barrel of obamacare and then turn around and support this clown or any of the Rat bassturds that voted it in, are complete and utter morons.


47 posted on 08/09/2012 7:41:29 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: Vigilanteman
"How's that ObamaCare thing working out for you?"

AARP stands to make tens of millions as an insurance administrator for O-care. No more need be known.

48 posted on 08/09/2012 7:56:46 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I learned all I needed to know about the evil AARP from the Great Art Linkletter.

Art a wonderful Christian man, used to preach on the evils of the AARP, called them thugs.

On the AARP poll, I read the poll was done by Democrat pollster Hart, he is half of the garbage WSJ NBC poll. They heavily sample Democrats.

Art Linkletter was asked if he voted Dem or Rep, he said I believe in God, of course I vote Republican


49 posted on 08/09/2012 8:32:13 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: duckman

Greedy dolts who know the budget needs to be cut and are afraid of losing their Ss and medicare.

Never trust AARP anyway.


50 posted on 08/09/2012 8:51:55 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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