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  • In 2008, Obama Led Every October Poll

    10/13/2012 11:00:39 AM PDT · by BushMeister · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    Interesting article on Breitbart, with a link to the national polls for the final months of the 2008 presidential election. The last poll that had a McCain lead (+2) was taken September 21-25. Obama was ahead in every poll after that. Here is snapshot of the polls around our current time, but from 2008:
  • Karl Rove: Obama 'In Desperate Shape' (Obama 6 points behind 2008 numbers)

    09/21/2012 5:10:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 20 Sep 2012 | Greg McDonald
    Political strategist Karl Rove Wednesday said recent polls show President Barack Obama in "desperate shape" in some key states he carried in 2008 and urged Republicans not to be discouraged by polls suggesting Mitt Romney has been wounded too severely by campaign missteps to recover. "The swing state poll shows the president in desperate shape in territory he carried with ease in 2008," Rove said told Fox News' Neil Cavuto Wednesday evening, referring to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll showing Obama up by 48 percent to 46 percent over Romney. Rove, a Fox News contributor and the founder of the...
  • Christianity Is No Longer Americans’ Default Faith

    01/12/2009 5:52:48 AM PST · by Sopater · 57 replies · 1,486+ views
    The Barna Group ^ | January 12, 2009
    Image courtesy of istockphoto. click for info Christianity Is No Longer Americans’ Default FaithJanuary 12, 2009 (Ventura, California) - For much of America’s history, the assumption was that if you were born in America, you would affiliate with the Christian faith. A new nationwide survey by The Barna Group, however, indicates that people’s views have changed. The study discovered that half of all adults now contend that Christianity is just one of many options that Americans choose from and that a huge majority of adults pick and choose what they believe rather than adopt a church or denomination’s slate...
  • 6 out of 10 servicemen wary of Obama in charge

    01/03/2009 9:12:03 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 54 replies · 1,463+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 03, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    A recent Military Times survey of active-duty service members found 6 of 10 U.S. soldiers polled said they were "pessimistic" or "uncertain" about Barack Obama serving as commander in chief of America's armed forces. In follow-up interviews reported by the Army Times newspaper, respondents cited Obama's inexperience in leading soldiers, his plans for accelerated removal of troops from Iraq and his pledge to overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding homosexual service members as reasons for their cautious outlook. "Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers," said...
  • 2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama

    01/01/2009 7:47:56 PM PST · by fishhound · 33 replies · 1,970+ views
    ArmyTimes ^ | Thursday Jan 1, 2009 | Brendan McGarry
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  • Rasmussen: Only 31% Of Democrats Back Israeli's Decision To Take Military Action

    01/01/2009 7:34:22 AM PST · by hamburglar · 79 replies · 1,574+ views
    Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans back Israel's decision to take military action against the Palestinians, but only half as many Democrats (31%) agree. A majority of Democrats (55%) say Israel should have tried to find a diplomatic solution first, a view shared by just 27% of Republicans.
  • Americans Closely Divided Over Israel’s Gaza Attacks (Rasmussen poll)

    01/01/2009 10:02:52 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1,092+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 1, 2009 | Scott Rasmussen
    Americans, while far more sympathetic to Israel than the Palestinians, are closely divided over whether the Jewish state should be taking military action against militants in the Gaza Strip. Forty-four percent (44%) say Israel should have taken military action against the Palestinians, but 41% say it should have tried to find a diplomatic solution to the problems there, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. Fifty-five percent (55%) of adults, however, believe the Palestinians are to blame for the current situation in Gaza, while 13% point the finger at the Israelis. Nearly one-third...
  • Poll: 77% of Americans Blame Media for Making Economic Crisis Worse

    01/01/2009 9:44:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 131 replies · 2,036+ views
    Poll: 77% of Americans Blame Media for Making Economic Crisis Worse Jan 1 11:09 AM US/Eastern - New Poll Conducted by Opinion Research Corporation - NEW YORK, Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-seven percent of Americans believe that the U.S. media is making the economic situation worse by projecting fear into people's minds. The majority of those surveyed feel that the financial press, by focusing on and embellishing negative news, is damaging consumer confidence and damping investment, making a difficult situation much worse. The poll was conducted via telephone, December 4 - 7. The US survey of 1000 adults was conducted...
  • FDR knocks out Reagan as best 20th century president

    12/31/2008 7:38:11 AM PST · by presidio9 · 52 replies · 1,431+ views
    The Colorado Independent ^ | 12/29/08 | Wendy Norris
    Deal triumphs over the patriarch of the 1980s “government is the problem,” according to a new Rasmussen poll. By a margin of 45-40 with 15 percent undecided, poll respondents selected Franklin Delano Roosevelt as better than Ronald Reagan. Predictably, the two commanders-in-chief won high marks from those on their ideological spectrum, with 76 percent of liberals favoring Roosevelt and 68 percent of conservatives preferring Reagan. But it’s with moderate, women and African-American voters where the poll gets interesting. Centrists back FDR over Reagan 56 percent to 26 percent, while black voters overwhelmingly support him by a 2-to-1 margin. Women favored...
  • Bush Loyalty Test-The unpopular president who inspired deep devotion among those closest to him

    12/30/2008 10:03:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 182 replies · 3,560+ views
    National Review ^ | 12-30-08 | Byron York
    George W. Bush leaves office with a job-approval rating that once soared to historic highs, then fell slowly but steadily for five years before settling, in the last couple of years, into lows that no president has ever experienced for so long. The president’s final Gallup approval rating of 2008 is 28 percent; a number like that means some core Republicans don’t approve of Bush’s performance, and even among the many in the GOP who still approve, there are a number who are ready to see the president go. Bush knows that. The White House staff knows it. But the...
  • Poll: Palin most desirable celeb neighbor

    12/30/2008 12:38:20 PM PST · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 1,172+ views
    UPI ^ | Dec. 30, 2008
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the celebrity the largest percentage of respondents to a poll said they would like to have as a neighbor. The December survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults was conducted by Harris Interactive (NASDAQ:HPOL) and commissioned by the real estate Web site Zillow.com. Fourteen percent of respondents said they would like to live next door to the former U.S. vice presidential candidate. Following close behind, 13 percent said their dream neighbor is talk-show host Oprah Winfrey. Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps, movie star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and sit-com star and scribe...
  • Oprah's Weight and Obama's Food-o-rama

    12/29/2008 9:44:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,214+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2008 | Chuck Norris
    According to a new USA Today/Gallup Poll, Obama is the man Americans admire most. And that fixation has focused recently upon his fitness, which some say even contributed to his victory in the election. Those who doubt Obama's pro-organic positions are referred to an array of nutritional news stories, blogs, photos and video streams of him eating, golfing, playing basketball, working out at the gym, etc. This past week, one of the largest Internet searches was sneaking a peak of the hearty and shirtless president-elect on the beach at his $9 million Hawaiian holiday getaway. There's even a Website committed...
  • Ex-Aides Say Bush Never Recovered from Katrina

    12/29/2008 8:54:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 101 replies · 2,972+ views
    WASHINGTON – Hurricane Katrina not only pulverized the Gulf Coast in 2005, it knocked the bully pulpit out from under President George W. Bush, according to two former advisers who spoke candidly about the political impact of the government's poor handling of the natural disaster. "Katrina to me was the tipping point," said Matthew Dowd, Bush's pollster and chief strategist for the 2004 presidential campaign. "The president broke his bond with the public. Once that bond was broken, he no longer had the capacity to talk to the American public. State of the Union addresses? It didn't matter. Legislative initiatives?...
  • Troops' support of Obama iffy: poll [ Commander-in-"Che" Alert!]

    12/29/2008 5:17:12 AM PST · by melt · 65 replies · 2,312+ views
    chicagosuntimes.com ^ | 12/29/08 | BRENDAN MCGARRY
    When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey. In follow-up interviews, respondents expressed concerns about Obama's lack of military service and experience leading men and women in uniform. ''Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief," said one lance corporal who asked not to be identified. Underlying much of the uncertainty is Obama's stated 16-month timetable...
  • Stalin voted third most popular Russian

    12/28/2008 5:45:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 1,287+ views
    Stalin voted third most popular Russian By Dmitry Solovyov Dmitry Solovyov 17 mins ago MOSCOW (Reuters) – Soviet dictator Josef Stalin was voted Russia's third most popular historical figure in a nationwide poll that ended on Sunday, despite the famine and purges that marked his rule. The "Name of Russia" contest run by Rossiya state television channel over more than six months closed on Sunday night with a final vote via the Internet and mobile phones. It drew more than 50 million votes in a nation of 143 million. Millions of Soviet citizens perished from famine during forced collectivization, were...
  • Obama is most admired American: poll

    12/26/2008 8:32:26 AM PST · by wac3rd · 1 replies · 831+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12-26-08 | Gallup via Yahoo! News
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President-elect Barack Obama has replaced US President George W. Bush as the most admired man in America, according to a poll published Friday in the USA Today newspaper. One-third of the 1,008 respondents surveyed named Obama as their first or second choice, with Bush falling to a distant second after seven years as the country's most-admired man. Thirty-two percent of respondents chose Obama against five percent for Bush. It was the first time a president-elect topped the poll since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. The poll was conducted over telephone between December 12 and 14. The newspaper reported...
  • Obama is most admired American: poll

    12/26/2008 6:34:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 2,204+ views
    Obama is most admired American: poll Dec 26 08:17 AM US/Eastern President-elect Barack Obama has replaced US President George W. Bush as the most admired man in America, according to a poll published Friday in the USA Today newspaper. One-third of the 1,008 respondents surveyed named Obama as their first or second choice, with Bush falling to a distant second after seven years as the country's most-admired man. Thirty-two percent of respondents chose Obama against five percent for Bush. It was the first time a president-elect topped the poll since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. The poll was conducted over telephone...
  • Obama, Hillary Clinton Share “Most Admired” Billing

    12/26/2008 6:34:42 AM PST · by redk · 41 replies · 2,049+ views
    Gallup ^ | 12/26/08 | Lydia Saad
    A remarkable 32% of Americans choose Barack Obama as the man they most admire living anywhere in the world today, putting him in the No. 1 position on Gallup's annual Most Admired Man list. Hillary Clinton earns the top spot for Most Admired Woman, named by 20%. No one comes close to matching Obama in percentage mentions on this year's list of most admired men, based on a Dec. 12-14 USA Today/Gallup poll. By contrast, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes a strong showing in second place for Most Admired Woman, garnering 11% of all mentions.
  • Poll: 23 percent say Cheney worst vice president ever

    12/22/2008 5:00:37 PM PST · by upchuck · 130 replies · 1,689+ views
    Clinton News Network ^ | Dec 22, 2008 | Paul Steinhauser
    <p>A new national poll suggests that almost a quarter of Americans think that Dick Cheney is the worst vice president in American history.</p> <p>Vice President Dick Cheney says he's comfortable with his accomplishments and isn't troubled by his ratings.</p> <p>Twenty-three percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday say that Cheney is the country's worst vice president, when compared with his predecessors.</p>
  • Poll: 23 percent say Cheney worst vice president ever

    12/22/2008 5:56:51 PM PST · by dware · 42 replies · 1,540+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/21/2008 | Paul Steinhauser
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A new national poll suggests that almost a quarter of Americans think that Dick Cheney is the worst vice president in American history. Vice President Dick Cheney says he's comfortable with his accomplishments and isn't troubled by his ratings. Vice President Dick Cheney says he's comfortable with his accomplishments and isn't troubled by his ratings. Twenty-three percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday say that Cheney is the country's worst vice president, when compared with his predecessors.