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Obama still more liked than Romney despite poor debate
Reuters ^ | October 6, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle

Posted on 10/07/2012 5:36:11 AM PDT by Zakeet

Mitt Romney's strong debate performance did little to convince more voters he understands them or is a "good person" even though he has narrowed President Barack Obama's overall poll lead, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Saturday.

Just a month before the November 6 election, the Democratic president is ahead of his Republican challenger on character attributes that can win over undecided voters who have not been swayed on policy points.

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The online survey of 1,770 registered voters and 1,492 likely voters was conducted from October 2-6.

The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points for registered voters and 2.9 for likely voters.

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Rooters' credibility interval predicts that I'm going to win cause I'm a likeable idiot!

1 posted on 10/07/2012 5:36:22 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

The things ya see when ya ain’t got yer shovel.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 5:38:31 AM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: Zakeet

ONLINE survey at BET.com with multiple links to DU and Salon.com........


3 posted on 10/07/2012 5:38:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet

He’s as likable as the jobs stats are real.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 5:39:33 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Zakeet
The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points for registered voters and 2.9 for likely voters.

Yes, like that commercial says "You can't put anything on the internet that isn't true." Likewise it is a 100% assured the credentials of a remote URL can be verified completely.

5 posted on 10/07/2012 5:40:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet

I despise European socialism, and Reuters is one of their newsletters.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 5:43:33 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: All

Unfortunately, the Royal Maroon is indeed popular with certain individuals!

7 posted on 10/07/2012 5:46:32 AM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: Gaffer

“Yes, like that commercial says “You can’t put anything on the internet that isn’t true.”

Is that the one where the woman found a boy friend on the internet who she said was a French model?


8 posted on 10/07/2012 5:52:42 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P

Yep....classic....


9 posted on 10/07/2012 5:54:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bigheadfred

I detest the bastard. Since his rise from the depths of Chicago I have considered him as likeable as any other con artist.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 5:57:24 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Zakeet

I wish one person could explain to me what makes Obama “likeable”. I hate him - can’t stand to see him or listen to him. He is a lying POS. How can anyone like someone like that???


11 posted on 10/07/2012 5:57:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Zakeet

I have never been counted among those deceived by Obama....to me it has always been clear just who and WHAT he is......but, there are really despicable people in the world who ARE personable and charming.... Obama..... isn’t. He is arrogant, thin-skinned, petulant....the internal anger that simmers inside of him shines through those eyes... How could so many people be so fooled?? They keep taking these polls....polling ‘likability’....and this unpleasant man keeps winning. HE is ‘likable’. How can this be? Or do they just say he’s a great guy.... to avoid being pegged as ‘racist’? To show, to themselves and the ‘world’, what great people THEY are?

With Romney, on a PERSONAL level separate from the political stuff, the worst I’ve thought about him is ‘plastic’. I guess I’ve never seen enough of him to form a more realistic picture of the man under the image. I was able to see a better picture of the whole man in the debate. I think I like that man.... again, separate from the politics.

But Obama? Yuck. This is NOT a nice man. But he is constantly being called likable...a great guy. There are many really shallow people out there. And they vote.

Sorry for posting this ramble...but this has always bugged me.

pattyjo


12 posted on 10/07/2012 5:59:02 AM PDT by pj_627
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To: ilovesarah2012
How can anyone like someone like that???

Only someone who is mentally ill would find that clown likable'...

13 posted on 10/07/2012 6:00:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I wish one person could explain to me what makes Obama “likeable”. I hate him - can’t stand to see him or listen to him. He is a lying POS. How can anyone like someone like that???


One word - Marketing. OJ Simpson was “likeable” until he wasn’t.


14 posted on 10/07/2012 6:01:18 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Zakeet
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They like him because they can tell he still smokes weed. He shoulda kept the afro do though, man.

15 posted on 10/07/2012 6:05:34 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: pj_627
I think what is going on is that almost no one will admit to a pollster that he/she doesn't “like” Obama. You can semi-get away with saying you won't vote for him, but if you say you don't like him, you'll be called a racist. So, very few people will cop to not liking the guy.
16 posted on 10/07/2012 6:08:59 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Zakeet

I like my cat a lot, and he’s a very likable feline. He makes people smile because he’s just so nice.

That said, I don’t want him making policy or attempting to fix the country.

He’s nice, but he’s pretty stupid.


17 posted on 10/07/2012 6:10:53 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: utahagen
You can semi-get away with saying you won't vote for him, but if you say you don't like him, you'll be called a racist.

Yep thats it.

I wish they would call me, I came to terms with the racist label a long time ago...I don't care what they call me anymore. It's very Freeing!

18 posted on 10/07/2012 6:12:16 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Kakaze

The true racists are the people that support him BECAUSE of his skin color...


19 posted on 10/07/2012 6:14:06 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Zakeet
Obama still more liked

I "like" Obama....

I'd "like" him to leave office and go away forever.
I'd "like" him to lose in a landslide.
...

20 posted on 10/07/2012 6:21:26 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Zakeet

“Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance did little to convince more voters he understands them”

The CEO of the institution I work for probably doesn’t “understand” me in the context that it is being used here. That doesn’t mean in any way that one of my beer buddies is better capable of his job.

As far as “good” goes I’ve seen nothing from Obummer that I haven’t seen from Romney.

As far as capable I’ve seen plenty from Romney that I haven’t seen from Obummer.

End of story.


21 posted on 10/07/2012 6:24:59 AM PDT by Condor 63
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To: Zakeet

I don’t dislike the king as a person, fact is I’ve never met him.

But, I hate everything he believes in, everything he’s said, everyone he’s surrounded himself with, and everything he’s done in public life.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 6:26:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Zakeet
I found the poll internals: D+6. (44% D - 38% R, including 7% leaners on each side). Surprise!!
23 posted on 10/07/2012 6:26:36 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum: "I think, therefore I am armed".)
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To: Zakeet

I don’t believe it....

All of these polls have lost their credibility. They simply spout numbers with no real backup or reasoning.

I’ll bet most Americans are like me and are just ignoring the polls, Obama is going lose and he is going to lose big.... it won’t be pretty.

nobody likes him.... he’s a dick.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 6:27:48 AM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Zakeet

The asinine desire for the President to be a “National Best Friend” has led to plenty of problems for America.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 6:31:43 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Zakeet

Hmmm. “Margin of error” is now “credibility interval”.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 6:37:15 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: utahagen

That is the only explanation that truly makes sense. But that is wearing thin since you are racist if you say Chicago or apartment anymore.


27 posted on 10/07/2012 6:43:43 AM PDT by nclaurel
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To: Zakeet

His Pakistani husband liked him ... and Reggie Love liked him ... that’s two.


28 posted on 10/07/2012 6:45:09 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Zakeet
Yeah ignorant people like this are the ones that love the moron..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFO6_2GYkk4

29 posted on 10/07/2012 6:46:15 AM PDT by PLD
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“I wish one person could explain to me what makes Obama “likeable””
IMO, its that big toothy $hit eating grin.


30 posted on 10/07/2012 6:49:42 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: bigheadfred

I just took a cruise through downtown Ocean Springs MS. It’s a fairly liberal bastion in S. MS and I was pleasantly surprised to see half a dozen Romney-Ryan signs and 0 Zero signs in front yards.


31 posted on 10/07/2012 6:51:30 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

I think most people have seen and heard too much of Obama already. We have to hear and see him every single day, delivering the same lies and blame for everything under the sun. He looks foolish and the waterboys and girls in the media, look and sound like hypnotized Obamiacs. The majority of people are not as ignorant and uninformed as the Democrat Party believes.


32 posted on 10/07/2012 6:59:10 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: ilovesarah2012
I wish one person could explain to me what makes Obama “likeable”.

Your wish is my command...

His rather large and extruding ears makes him look like a familiar cartoon character everyone loves. That, or the frontal view of a Ford Mustang with the doors opened.

5.56mm

33 posted on 10/07/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ilovesarah2012
I don't find anything likeable about him, but I know lots of libs that do. They fall for the propaganda as seen in this picture.

Obama Fist Bump
34 posted on 10/07/2012 7:02:41 AM PDT by Darth Gill
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To: ilovesarah2012

Here’s my theory:

What does the individual respondent think of when they are asked if Obama is likeable?

First, you have a given segment that likes him because he will give them stuff (ie: as many as 47%). To them, he can be as likeable in terms of personality as a hemorrhoid and they will still like him.

Second, today’s average person is a functional moron. They have a public school edumacation that taught them little besides self esteem studies, multiculturalism and tolerance for everyone except working heterosexual white people.

Third, further destroying their ability for rational or critical thinking, the average person has an advanced degree from Oprah University, which taught them that the greatest good in society is celebrity. If you’re a celebrity, you can be a drunken, foul-mouthed, faithless, lying, cheating scumbag and the public will only love you more, because, after all, your despicable conduct made you an even bigger celebrity.

When you apply these standards to “likeability”, you get Obama. Free stuff, multiculti and 98 appearances on The View. What’s not to like?


35 posted on 10/07/2012 7:06:16 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: MrDem

Yeah and you and I both would like him a lot more if we had never known he existed.


36 posted on 10/07/2012 7:07:50 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

The American people so do want to think this radical is the “real thing”, and they will bend over backwards to make him so.


37 posted on 10/07/2012 7:23:00 AM PDT by Theodore R. (`)
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To: Condor 63
The CEO of the institution I work for probably doesn’t “understand” me in the context that it is being used here. That doesn’t mean in any way that one of my beer buddies is better capable of his job.

The Obama campaign has been running a radio ad in Iowa OVER & OVER again featuring a young mother complaining how Mitt doesn't understand her daily struggles to care for an autistic child, pay the bills, etc. etc. I cringe when I hear it. It is the most condescending, blatantly pandering, 'speaking-down-to' ad I have ever heard. I am offended by it, and I can't believe other well-educated, competent young women aren't, as well. It is written as though it is addressing an audience that is mildly mentally retarded.

38 posted on 10/07/2012 7:33:23 AM PDT by PLK
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To: Zakeet

39 posted on 10/07/2012 7:41:00 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Zakeet

Al Reuters...dependable as the sunrise.


40 posted on 10/07/2012 8:08:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I feel the same way. What’s likeable about someone who has done nothing but criticize everything American these past 4 years? Not to mention how cute he thinks he is - eye candy - gag!! His constant put downs of average American citizens. Good Lord, what is there to like?


41 posted on 10/07/2012 8:08:54 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Zakeet

Let’s wait for the exploding retail fuel cost to become a fixture in California and maybe other states like NY. Then let’s measure what voters think of 0bama and his green policies


42 posted on 10/07/2012 8:13:45 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Zakeet

LOL! On-line survey.


43 posted on 10/07/2012 8:15:02 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Zakeet

oh bullsh8


44 posted on 10/07/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet

People trust people they like and relate to. All things equal, the more likeable guy wins.

It is easy to determine...

Who would you rather spend the afternoon on a float trip with, sharing a case of beer?

I’d pick neither. If forced to choose, I’d pick the one that it would be most fun to push off in the rapids - accidentally of course ... and that decision is very close in this election.


45 posted on 10/07/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: PLK
"It is written as though it is addressing an audience that is mildly mentally retarded."

Hey! You're talking about his base.

46 posted on 10/07/2012 8:18:52 AM PDT by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, 14 of them missed work)
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To: Zakeet
If Rooters had been around in 1788, their argument would have gone something like this.

George Washington: Abrasive, tall, looks down on the average person. His 6'2" frame can't help it. Son of a plantation owner. Married a rich widow. Sure, he might of helped win our independence, but what we have to do now is build bridges to the world.

Benedict Arnold: His working class Connecticut upbringings helps far more people identify with him. Only slightly above average height and never seen as aloof or looking down on others. His British sympathetic wife is a wonderful advisor and confidant who will help us build bridges to the most powerful country in the world and heal the wounds from that long war which Washington promoted.

47 posted on 10/07/2012 8:23:38 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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P.S. It goes without saying that BO is a lot closer to Benedict Arnold than Mitt Romney is to GW.


48 posted on 10/07/2012 8:25:16 AM 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: nclaurel
I think everybody knows the “racist” label is now overused, but I suspect some Republicans say they like Obama less because they mind being called racist than that they don't want to give the Dems the satisfaction of alleging the people not voting for Obama are at all motivated by race.
49 posted on 10/07/2012 8:45:15 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: nclaurel
I think everybody knows the “racist” label is now overused, but I suspect some Republicans say they like Obama less because they mind being called racist than that they don't want to give the Dems the satisfaction of alleging the people not voting for Obama are at all motivated by race.
50 posted on 10/07/2012 8:45:15 AM PDT by utahagen
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