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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:16 AM

Poll: Voters Don't Think Romney Cares About Their Problems

Source: Talking Points Memo

Pema Levy - 6:53 AM EDT, Tuesday October 2, 2012

A majority of likely voters believe that Mitt Romney doesn't care about their needs and problems, according to a new poll released Tuesday from Quinnipiac University. Respondents believe that Obama cares about their needs and problems by a 22-point margin, 60 percent to 38 percent. In contrast, a majority, 51 percent to 46 percent, believe Romney doesn't care.

The results mirror recent polls showing voters believe Romney's policies will benefit the rich rather than the middle class -- a significant problem for the Republican candidate.

The poll was conducted Sept. 25 - 30 among 1,912 likely voters nationwide and has a margin of error of +/- 2.2 percent.


Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/another-poll-shows-voters-dont-think-romney-cares

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Reply Poll: Voters Don't Think Romney Cares About Their Problems (Original post)
Stuart G Oct 2012 OP
rfranklin Oct 2012 #1
baldguy Oct 2012 #2
Stuart G Oct 2012 #4
christx30 Oct 2012 #15
marew Oct 2012 #3
littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #5
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #6
Botany Oct 2012 #7
cosmicone Oct 2012 #8
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #9
slackmaster Oct 2012 #10
heaven05 Oct 2012 #11
treestar Oct 2012 #12
TahitiNut Oct 2012 #13
hue Oct 2012 #14
harun Oct 2012 #16
Iliyah Oct 2012 #17
0rganism Oct 2012 #34
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #18
closeupready Oct 2012 #19
warrant46 Oct 2012 #20
closeupready Oct 2012 #22
DebJ Oct 2012 #21
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #23
Digit Oct 2012 #29
Grammy23 Oct 2012 #24
ck4829 Oct 2012 #25
polichick Oct 2012 #26
Digit Oct 2012 #27
Quantess Oct 2012 #28
paparush Oct 2012 #30
JRLeft Oct 2012 #31
AndyTiedye Oct 2012 #32
Third Doctor Oct 2012 #33
Duer 157099 Oct 2012 #35

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:31 AM

1. His bsiness career demonstrates that very plainly...

 

Why should he suddenly change his philosophy?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:33 AM

2. They're right.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:40 AM

4. I don't know the specifics of this poll, but close to 2000 is a lot of participants.

Also, It shows some particularly damning numbers..Perhaps, although it seems much too soon, the fat lady at the end of the opra has sung and left the stage. I don't think there is any way Romney can change this, and this may be it.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:30 AM

15. They're right...

And, really, how could we expect him to care? He has never had to live the way a lot of us live. Taking the bus to work cause we have no car. He's never had to pick between paying the electric bill and having grocery money. He sees ads for a PPV fight in Las Vegas and he can just decide on the spur of the moment to hop on a plane and go, without worrying about getting to work the next day. There is a part of me that wants to attribute this lack of caring to cluelessness rather than meliciousness. But that ship sailed with his "47%" comments. I know no one is excited about him as a candidate.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:36 AM

3. I think mittens has made that pretty clear... n/t

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:53 AM

5. They needed a pole for this?

DUH.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:07 AM

6. According to the Christi, that will all change on Thursday morning


This man hasn't cared for peoples problems for his entire life, what makes anyone think that is going to change overnight?

Gee-sh!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:07 AM

7. Romney, "I like to fire people."

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:19 AM

8. In another poll

73% of the respondents said water is wet,
81% said salt is salty and
69% said ice is cold.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:48 AM

9. They're right. He doesn't.

If you're not rich and incorporated, drop dead.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:01 AM

10. Of course he doesn't care. He's a politician.

 

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:04 AM

11. but

but, it's still a "close" election...according to the money out there...money being $$$$$ drivenMSM

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:11 AM

12. Wow this is killer

Rmoney is going to be toast!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:27 AM

13. 38% are imbeciles.


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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:27 AM

14. Too true!! (so why would anyone vote for him?)

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:40 AM

16. Not sure how anyone thinks Romney cares about their problems when he straight up says he

doesn't. Not to mention there is nothing in his track record that would suggest he does either.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:09 AM

17. Majority of polls conducted have no more than 2,000

or much less people that are asked questions. These polls claim to represent America and how Americans will vote, how they feel, what they think, etc.

I read that polls have O up in majority of questions asked and an high % of how they will vote concerning women, minorities, white women, and even O will even leading in the Jewish vote. Combine all that and O's only leading by 3- 4 points? I think its gonna be a blowout but alas we have to deal with voter manipulations, stealing and cheating any means necessary, by the GOP.

Vote, vote, vote, and get your family and friends to vote!

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:53 AM

34. the statistics are actually pretty sound

the reason most polls don't go over 1067 people is diminishing returns in reducing the margin of error (usually measured at the 95% confidence interval). The absolute benefit of going from 1067 to 2401 samples in reducing the size of the interval is 1% (3% -> 2%) but you have to survey more than twice as many people to get there. The benefit of going from 4% to 3% is far more easily obtained (600 ->1067).

Surprising that a sample of 600 can fairly accurately predict the character of an enormous population, no? A lot of people find this counter-intuitive, but try to think of it this way: what are the odds that a random sample from a general population will not represent the population as a whole? Imagine you have a (huge) jar of millions of m&ms, well mixed, 51% brown and 49% red, and begin pulling randomly from the jar. After 600 samples, you're 95% likely to have a result within 4% of that 51%-49% distribution, regardless of how many m&ms there are in the jar!

wikipedia has an interesting writeup on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margin_of_error

But your larger point is quite correct -- no amount of polling changes the fact that we must GOTV in November!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:11 AM

18. Gee, I wonder where the voters are getting that idea. nt.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:19 AM

19. He doesn't because his entire life has revolved around selfishness

and putting himself first before every single other human on the planet.

If you haven't learned that from how he behaved in business, on corporate boards, his prep school misbehavior, even his very own words, then you'll never learn or you don't care that he doesn't care - i.e., you are 1%.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:23 AM

20. A very Selfish man

Out to please his Corporate Cronies

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Response to warrant46 (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:50 AM

22. Yes, he wrote the how-to book on crony capitalism.

And welcome to DU.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:24 AM

21. I am woman, hear me roar! I want an Obama shirt that says that!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:08 AM

23. rMoney doesn't realize something very important. I'm in the 1%. My income is well over $350k per

year. The problem for me is that if he does what the analysts say he's going to do, he'll kill off my business by choking off the middle class, where I derive my income. mittens has no vision. He thinks like a Bain man... get the cash fast, and don't worry about the suffering.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:14 PM

29. No vision, hell, no common sense!

Suffering? Well, he and his buds wouldn't be suffering so where is the problem?
Do I really need this thingie?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:34 AM

24. Gee, wonder where they got THAT idea??



Could it possibly be from words out of his own mouth?? " It's not my job to worry about those people."

I can't wait to hear him tomorrow night try to weasel out of his assertion that he wasn't concerned for the 47 % who "would never vote for him". You're damn straight we won't vote for him, especially after he gave us his true opinion of the "not rich" among us in an unguarded moment. Nothing like catching him in a moment of candor to reveal the REAL MITT. He can trot out anyone he can round up to vouch for him and it won't help. We get it. He doesn't care about anyone who is not among his small circle of rich friends. That's OK.....since he won't have to worry about how he will govern the 47 % after Nov. 6th.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:43 AM

25. "Rent? What's that?"

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:49 AM

26. More like voters KNOW he doesn't care about their problems.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:37 PM

27. His comments behind closed doors regarding the 47% said it all

Romney doesn't care about them.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:40 PM

28. Voters don't just THINK so... they KNOW so!

99.99% of Americans, anyway.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:42 PM

30. I read this quote here on DU, "People don't like Romney because Romney doesn't like people."

Perfect.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:12 PM

31. And a lot of those people want to vote for him.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:14 PM

32. "My Job is Not to Worry About Those People"

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:26 AM

33. Mitt can't even pretend that he gives a damn.

At the previous rich repubs could at least do that.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:49 AM

35. Shouldn't that be: "Voters THINK that Romney DOESN'T Care About Their Problems"

<<grumble grumble grammar grumble>>

Although, the "Voters Don't Think" part is also correct

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