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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 12:45 AM

Poll: Americans Pick President Obama Over Mitt Romney for Dinner Date

Source: abc news

The American public may be divided on "Obamacare," but when faced with choosing a candidate to care for them if illness struck, President Obama is their man. By a 13 point margin - 49-36 percent - registered voters polled by ABC News chose the president over Mitt Romney to nurse them back to health.

When asked who they thought "would make a more loyal friend," the results were about the same. By a 50-36 percent count, respondents said Obama was more likely to stick with them through trying times.

As for suppertime, still more ugly numbers for Romney. Fifty-two percent of registered voters polled by ABC News said they'd rather have Obama visit their homes for dinner. Just 33 percent said they'd prefer Romney at the table.

But it's not a total wipeout for the Republican. On what ABC News poll chief Gary Langer calls the most instructive question

Read more: http://www.bayoubuzz.com/component/k2/item/83095-poll-americans-pick-president-obama-over-mitt-romney-for-dinner-date



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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 12:55 AM

1. In other words, most people think Romney is kind of a dick.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:08 AM

2. plus I think he might be a zombie... which would make for an unpleasant dining experience...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:19 AM

3. Not surprising, but why the poll

I don't think the results of the poll are particularly surprising, but what is worrying is why a major news broadcaster would run this type of poll in the first place; what relevance have questions like 'who would make a more loyal friend' got during a presidential election? More dumbing down to avoid discussion of the real issues...

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Response to kalibali (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:22 AM

4. you don't sound like you would be very fun to have dinner with?



Couldn't help myself

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Response to kalibali (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:55 AM

7. Then try thinking of it like an opinion poll on his job performance which the way its worded causes

even biased people to admit hes really done pretty good as president when you consider all of the obstacles the republicans in congress have been throwing in his path all in order to uphold the promise they made soon after he was sworn in to make him a one term president at all costs.

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Response to kalibali (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 07:33 AM

8. Because those traits correlate with how people actually vote. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:31 AM

5. Within this poll Obama leads Romney among likely voters 49%-48%.




That represents slight movement to Obama from the last ABC poll.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:33 AM

6. Believe it or not, these kinds of things actually matter

Likability is important.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:01 AM

9. what I find amazing is that...

for the repukes is seems critical to be able to "have a beer" with a candidate.

Hell, Obama has his own presidential micro brew.
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08-30/news/33504896_1_secret-recipe-beer-enthusiasts-white-house

mittens doesn't drink.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:05 AM

10. I think he'll break that tradition in a little under two months. n/t

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:21 AM

13. Even if he drank you wouldn't have a beer with him

If you had to spend more than 30 seconds with Romney, "having a beer with him" (yes, assuming he was allowed by his faith to do that) is not what you'd want to do. "Beating him with a wiffle ball bat" or "reenacting the 'Cousin Kevin' scene in 'Tommy' with you playing the Cousin Kevin role" are more likely diversions.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:40 AM

11. Of course...big secret

 

who would want to eat with etch-a-sketch??

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:56 AM

12. I would certanily trust Mitt to "take care of me"

by smothering me with a pillow if I caught a cold.

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