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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:23 AM
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Rassmussen - Clinton Leads Polls Among Dems, Obama Ahead B/C Of Indys, Neg view of BO 50% now.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics...




In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Mondays numbers show Obama with 46% support from Likely Democratic Primary Voters while Clinton earns 44% of the vote (see recent daily results). Among Democrats, Clinton leads 48% to 42%, but Obama has a substantial lead among unaffiliated voters likely to participate in a Democratic Primary.


The dialogue about Wrights controversial comments appears to have had at least a short-term impact on public perceptions of Barack Obama. The Illinois Senator is viewed favorably today by just 47% of voters nationwide. Thats down five points since last Thursday (see recent daily results). The number with an unfavorable view of Obama has risen from 44% on Thursday to 50% today. Among White voters, Obama is now viewed favorably by 43% and unfavorably by 54%.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:25 AM
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1. That's with Clinton and McCain attacking him.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:26 AM
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2. And the slide will continue, along with the "attacks"
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:30 AM
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6. Obama's going to attack next.
And it will be sweet, sweet justice.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:31 AM
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9. Cage Match!!! I love it!
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:30 AM
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8. You are 100% right
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:46 AM
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15. Not surprisingly, the OP left out this part from Rasmussen...
Looked at from a slightly longer perspective, Obamas overall favorable ratings peaked at 56% on February 21, shortly after he won the Wisconsin Primary. At that point, Clinton began raising questions about Obama as part of the campaign that ultimately enabled her to win the Texas and Ohio Primaries. Since then, Obamas net favorability ratings have fallen seventeen points (from plus 14 points on February 21 to minus 3 points today).

http://rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/ele...

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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 11:01 AM
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25. and why shouldnt she mention obama's weak points?
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:27 AM
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3. This will likely reverse and become more Favorable over the following weeks.
Edited on Mon Mar-17-08 10:29 AM by quantass
As the media starts to focus on other things (as they always do in time) and he continues campaigning his favorable rating will rise again. These stats are not a surprise and was expected by many because of the onslaught of attacks by all angles. Once the media has had their fill (for ratings) they will move on.
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ericgtr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:29 AM
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4. Yep, it can only last so long
Had this all came out the week before the election it could be different but it's way too soon and will pass.
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GarbagemanLB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:30 AM
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7. Exactly. I can't wait until his speech tomorrow.
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:31 AM
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10. Exactly! -- In ways i am glad it came out now due to long period we have
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Umbram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:29 AM
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5. It takes a bombshell to drag Obama's numbers down to the Clinton level. (nt)
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lefty from jersey Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:39 AM
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12. It was a bomb shell...

I can not support Obama after seeing the hate from the pulpit of the church he supports. Wright looked like Hitler but with sillier garments. Deal done for me.

Since NEITHER of the candidates will be able to close the deal before the Convention, are there any "grown-ups" in the party that can save this from becoming a train wreck? I fear either Hillary or Obama will take the party down in the GE. I never saw a possibility of a RETHUG getting enough support to win.

I am sick over this.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:41 AM
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13. You should watch some other sermons. These are just isolated incidents.
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Umbram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:47 AM
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16. Anyone at DU claiming their mind was made up over Wright
had their mind already made up.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:59 AM
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23. You were never going to support Obama anyhow
Feh. If you are stupid enough to make up your mind because of that, you probably aren't even a Democrat. C'ya!
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:00 PM
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30. What a surprise, someone who hates Obama and has only 5 posts.
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metalluk Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:36 AM
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11. I've seen this data as well
and your analysis is spot on.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:41 AM
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14. Eh. these things go up and down
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:58 AM
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20. Yes, but it shows a significant shift... besides, BO supporters have no probs with favorable polls.
double standard much?
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 11:54 AM
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29. Who you talking to, bucko?
I don't think I've posted a single poll in the last 6 months.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:49 AM
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17. The Salient Part Is McCain Is Beating BHO And HRC 48-42%
It would be as if this was March 1932 and Herbert Hoover was beating FDR 48-42 with the economy in the crapper...
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:49 AM
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18. Do YOU see Obama as an "Angry Black Man" now?
Then TeamClinton's Mission is Accomplished, isn't it?

Even knowing that Obama is the next Dem nominee, TeamClinton WANTS Obama's polls lowered and want Americans to see him as the Angry Black Man just for defending himself.

Clintons and Bushes - shared political values.
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:57 AM
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19. Clinton had nothing to do with this... please stop saying that. It is a lie. Thank you.
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easy_b94 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:59 AM
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21. Yes she did
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:59 AM
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22. lol Yes, it's just a coincidence that this pushed all the Ferraro stuff off the news.
Edited on Mon Mar-17-08 11:00 AM by anonymous171
This was obviously the Clinton's trump card. They were probably going to release it a week before the primaries but they saw how the Ferraro thing was hurting them so they released it now to negate the damage.
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 11:00 AM
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24. Proof please...
YAWN.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 11:19 AM
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28. You really think the Clintons are 'naive' and innocent, don't you? Every move they made that hurt
the Dem party or this nation has resulted in great benefits for Bushes and their powerful cronies, and you think Clintons only act innocently.

Devotion can be cute - but ever stop to consider how that blind faith of yours has ended up hurting this nation?

http://consortiumnews.com/2006/111106.html



You think those costs aren't too high a price?
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 11:03 AM
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26. Obama will ruin the Dems -- and those indies will not stick around
with the beating he's going to continue taking. Face it, the right-wing now has the most potent destructive label to pin on Obama: America-hate.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 11:06 AM
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27. You got that right.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:00 PM
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31. You got that wrong.
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nickn777 Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:10 PM
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32. No, he's got that right....
If you think Wright's sermons, played all September and October, are going to convince swing voters in flyover country to vote for Obama, you are truly delusional.

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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:49 PM
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35. Ok, buddy, you keep thinking that.
I'm not going to get into a pissing match over an unknown. You think what you want, as I'm sure you're going to try and find anything to use against Obama in the general election. Well the fact this has done little damage to his poll numbers, even though it's a recently broken story, pretty much negates any argument you have.

But you keep believing that. :)
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:33 PM
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33. neener-neener?
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:49 PM
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36. I guess so.
It's easy posting replies with little to no validity and substance, eh?
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:54 PM
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37. so dont count on the dems to elect, but count on indys? who is the traitor to the party now?
just wondering?
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:00 PM
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38. Since when did we elect based on POLLS?
Obama has still won a considerable amount of Democratic support in the primaries. So I don't really get your point, unless you think this poll is going to decide who wins the nomination?

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ORDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:35 PM
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34. This is a dup, already posted one minute before....
I wouldn't worry about this poll too much. McCain's numbers will drop once the voters get to see him in debates against the Dem nominee and he starts getting put under the microscope that our Dem candidates have been under the past few months.

:dem:
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