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Old 02-15-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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looks like this is going to be a good year for Barack Obama

"President Barack Obama's approval rating is back to 50% for the first time in more than eight months, and he currently holds an edge against all the remaining Republican presidential candidates in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups, according to a new national survey.
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"And a CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday also indicates that the GOP's advantage on enthusiasm has been erased, and that the number of Americans who think things are going well in the country is on the rise."

CNN Poll: Obama approval rating back to 50% mark – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

I think this extended GOP primary season with a zillion debates has hurt them. I think all those debates were overkill and they exposed all the weaknesses in the candidates. The more people get to know the candidates, the more they don't like them. The GOP's public social debates on stuff like contraceptives and pornography is turning independents away.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Looks to be an easy win for Obama, that's for sure
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The only way Obama gets close to losing the election is if the economy starts tanking again and that's unlikely because things are stabilizing. The economy has been gradually improving over the past year. I guess republicans want to see the economy tank just so Obama doesn't get re-elected.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Good grief, who would believe a left wing media poll?
Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
45% approve, 45% disapprove and 10% won't tell you they disapprove.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Good grief, who would believe a left wing media poll?
Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
45% approve, 45% disapprove and 10% won't tell you they disapprove.
ALL the polls show a rise. Remember Obama's approval rating was once in the 30s
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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Good grief, who would believe a left wing media poll?
Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
45% approve, 45% disapprove and 10% won't tell you they disapprove.
I've seen quite a few right wingers around here say gallup was a leftist pollster
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Good grief, who would believe a left wing media poll?
Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
45% approve, 45% disapprove and 10% won't tell you they disapprove.
I'm not a democrat, so I'm not saying this as a partisan jab. Gallup is usually one of the more accurate polls, and anyone who actually follows polls knows that. You obviously don't know or do either. Go to a website called "real clear politics" and start looking at all the different polling firms, and then read up on the history and track record for each of them. That way you can avoid looking foolish in the future. I'm not trying to be mean--everyone has to start somewhere. One of my teenage sons has a real interest in politics as well, and we've encouraged him to do lots of research. Good luck.

As for the rest--it's really early, and lots of things can change between now and November--I wouldn't be jumping up and down just yet if I were a D. I think that once the R's have a firm candidate picked and we see where the economy is heading in the next six months, the polls will be a much more accurate reflection of what's going to happen in the election.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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I've seen quite a few right wingers around here say gallup was a leftist pollster
I think for some people, any poll they don't like is either leftist or radical right. Gallup isn't either.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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Doesn't matter which poll you use, Obama takes them all...

National, Rasmussen, 2/12 - 2/14: Obama 47, Romney 43
National, Rasmussen, 2/12 - 2/14: Obama 48, Santorum 42
National, CNN, 2/10 - 2/13: Obama 51, Romney 46
National, CNN, 2/10 - 2/13: Obama 52, Santorum 45
National, CNN, 2/10 - 2/13: Obama 55, Gingrich 42
National, CNN, 2/10 - 2/13: Obama 52, Paul 45
National, CBS News New York Times, 2/8 - 2/13: Obama 48, Romney 42
National, CBS News New York Times, 2/8 - 2/13: Obama 49, Santorum 41
National, CBS News New York Times, 2/8 - 2/13: Obama 54, Gingrich 36
National, CBS News New York Times, 2/8 - 2/13: Obama 50, Paul 39
http://www.nationalpolls.com/2012/general-election/national.html
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Good, I'm excited to vote for Barack in November. And I voted for McCain in 2008!
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