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Old 09-05-2010, 09:25 AM
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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I'm just curious about your opinions. From looking at Obama's share of the vote and approval rates, it seems like America breaks down like this (I'm assuming that the number of people who didn't vote for Obama but approve of him now is negligible):

30-35% never supported Obama in the first place
~15% didn't vote for Obama, gave him a chance, and now don't approve
10-15% voted for Obama but now don't approve
~40% have always supported Obama

So, for the two groups in the middle, I'm wondering a few things:

1. What made you support Obama in the first place?
2. What has happened that has made Obama lose your support?
3. If you voted for Obama, do you regret it? Would you have voted for McCain or a third party now?
4. Do you plan on voting Republican in 2012 (at the current moment) if the candidate isn't Sarah Palin? What if it was? Would you consider a third party?
5. What is your opinion on Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and like-minded individuals?

It seems to me like most of the arguing is between the first and the last groups listed, and I'm curious as to what the people in the middle think.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:39 PM
Location: California
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This stuff has really been discussed to death. Bottom line seems to be he was the best choice at the time, nobody would have done better given the circumstances we currently face but people still want instant change and improvement, McCain/Palin can't/won't ever win, the Republicans better find some good, and NEW, fast, and the Fox news team has a cult following that won't likely be anyone who falls on the liberal side of things.

I said all that as nicely as I possibly could.
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