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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:42 PM
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Extremism in New Jersey (and a grain of salt is taken)
We've been uncovering a remarkable level of anger toward Barack Obama in a lot of our recent polling so for New Jersey we decided to go a step further in determining how extreme some people's feelings are about the President and asked respondents if they think he is the Anti-Christ.

8% said yes. 13% aren't sure. Among Republicans 14% said yes and 15% weren't sure.

Pretty eye popping numbers. The extent to which some people already hate Obama is amazing. We'll test that question nationally this weekend.

The extremism in New Jersey isn't limited to the right though. 19% of voters in the state, including 32% of Democrats, think that George W. Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11.

Beyond that 21% of respondents, including 33% of Republicans, express the belief that Obama was not born in the United States.

Combine the birthers and the truthers and you've got 37% of the electorate. And the 3% of voters who really need to get their heads checked are the ones who are both birthers and truthers.

These findings are in no way unique to New Jersey. In fact it's the least 'birther' of five states where we've looked at that question. But it's a reminder that high levels of extremism are in no way limited to the south.

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/09/extremi...

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_NJ_9...

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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:45 PM
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1. By Definition, Sir, Half The Public Is Below Average Intelligence....
This would seem solid confirmation of the axiom.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:47 PM
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2. Well now that we have that cleared up...
What can be done about the escalating threats of racial violence? Our public officials seem to enjoy whistling past the racist graveyard and M$M, well they're getting off on fanning the flames.

I figure it's just a matter of time before the really unhinged amongst them stop being pissed of at the POTUS and start taking their anger out on the general populace.

Bad times coming if we can't get it under some control.
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:07 PM
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3. I don't think George W Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11
Cheney? Of course he knew the attack was coming.

But I don't think they would have let that fool, Dubya, in on the plan.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:09 PM
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4. There wouldn't be the numbers there are on Democratic side
concerning 9/11 if Republicans has not lied so profusely and the government didn't engage in so many coverups. One thing is for sure, people have legitimate unanswered questions in that regard.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:26 PM
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5. Well Dubya clearly had prior knowledge of 9/11 but didn't know it.
;-)
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