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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:22 PM
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Fox News Poll: More Americans Want a New President Than Want Obama to Stay
or Fox spins its own poll!

Fox News Poll: More Americans Want a New President Than Want Obama to Stay

Forty-four percent of American voters think President Obama deserves to be re-elected, while slightly more -- 48 percent -- think the country would be better off with someone else, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.

In December, when the Fox poll last asked that question, 35 percent of voters said he deserved to win re-election, while a 53 percent majority disagreed.

The bump in Obamas re-elect number comes mainly from Democrats: 78 percent think he deserves re-election now compared to 67 percent who thought so in December. About one in six Democrats (16 percent) think the country would be better off with someone else as president.

Most Republicans (83 percent) and half of independents (51 percent) dont think Obama deserves re-election.

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In addition, while 49 percent of Democrats are looking forward to the 2012 presidential campaign, over half of Republicans (51 percent) and independents (54 percent) are dreading it.

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Oh no, the President's support increased 9 points overall and 11 points among Democrats!!!







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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:26 PM
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1. That might be true, but it's not like any of the potential challengers will win.
One look at the puke line-up and it should be obvious that the 'owners' are extending Obama's contract.



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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:15 PM
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8. excellent picture
great caricatures

do you know who the one is bottom row 3rd from the left? looks like Gary Johnson
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:27 PM
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9. I don't. But my favorite toon is right next to him.
John Bolton as Yosemite Sam



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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:22 AM
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11. Former Gov Huntsman is the only Republican mentioned as possibly running that isn't crazy
IT's a frightening thought.
A Party that once boasted Earl Warren, La Follette, Eisenhower, Dewey, Kassebaum and Teddy Roosevelt has produced this rubbish.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:56 AM
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12. Trump's hair looks better as a caricature!
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 02:57 AM by FrenchieCat
But where's man-in-shape Paul Ryan the Brave hero? You know he's running.

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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:27 PM
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2. This bit made me smile.
In addition, while 49 percent of Democrats are looking forward to the 2012 presidential campaign, over half of Republicans (51 percent) and independents (54 percent) are dreading it.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:12 PM
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3. Nice catch! K&R. n/t
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:00 PM
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4. LOL.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:59 PM
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5. Well if all the people weighing on not voting here don't, it will become a reality.
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:26 PM
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22. DU doesn't reflect reality very well . . . except how mean-spirited self-identifying liberals
can be to each other . . .
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:03 PM
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6. If Obama is so "beatable"
how come no Republican has moved beyond the "exploratory committee" stage? I would think that there would already be several Republicans eagerly announcing their candidacy to be the one to remove the *Kenyan Socialist* from the WH next year.
Unless some magical GOP candidate emerges that is palatable both to the teabaggers AND to the general electorate, I don't think there's any realistic way they can win. The teabaggers demand purity and anybody who runs is going to have to either be one of them or pander incessantly to them IMHO (i.e. Pawlenty, Romney). I think that a great many Republicans have (privately) written next year off though they will, of course, still have to field a candidate. It just won't be any heavy-hitters IMHO. They will save them for 2016.
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:50 PM
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7. Fox news poll...'nuf said
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kiranon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:22 PM
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19. Agree. Who was polled, how were questions phrased, etc.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:52 PM
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10. while slightly more -- 48 percent think the country would be better off with someone else
Notice how the somebody else is not defined
Guessing the choices the Republicans offer is probably about 25%
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:36 AM
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13. It's a good point...
And one the poll fails to discuss.

When you ask those people about someone else, they automatically picture their ideal candidate.

It's the same with 'generic Republican'. Generic candidates always do better than real-life candidates because they have no history, no flaws and no divisive opinions.

Obama is a known quantity. 'Someone' else is not.

That someone else might not be Mitt Romney or Donald Trump or Mike Huckabee. When you add them to the equation, the voter then realizes someone else might not be as ideal to Obama when there is a face to the name.

Ask someone if they'd rather eat a hamburger or spinach for dinner and I'm guessing a good number of people will pick the burger.

Now alter the question to change 'hamburger' to 'month old hamburger' and I doubt you'd get the same response.
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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:34 AM
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14. It's time for liberals/progressives...
...to shit or get off the pot.

The constant complaining is going to land all of us where the people in Wisconsin are now, only worse.

Progressives remind me of 16 year olds who just got their drivers license and decide the best car to have is a brand-new BMW. They don't seem to realize that it would cost as much as their dad makes a year. Guess what progressives....until you can get at least 51% of the american people to agree with you, you are asking for a BMW when all your dad can afford is a used VW!!!

Why is it so hard for so-called intelligent people to understand we can't go from Bush to pie in the sky!! Why don't they see that a huge number of americans are ignorant, stupid...and just plain crazy and they get a vote too!! Why not appreciate and support our VW before we end up with no wheels at all!

You CANNOT go from a corporate controlled government to universal health care in one term. Sometimes I think the people who expected that are more ignorant than the morans!
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:07 AM
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15. I agree. From ruin to utopia in a few short years is NOT realistic.
It's surprisingly naive, and if voters keep casting aside those who can't deliver utopia, it will backfire.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:55 AM
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16. +100
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 11:11 AM
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18. Amen!
Some posts one sees are so unreasonable!
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:24 PM
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21. I support Obama generally. But I don't like how he sold out his base on issue after issue.
That's what a lot of progressives are complaining about--the knife in the back.
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:26 PM
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23. I agree with you 100%. Great post. n/t
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:11 AM
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17. Poll is a yawner
Show me a poll where any of the clowns the pubs are serving up beats the President. "Unnamed opponents" always poll well.
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:23 PM
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20. K&R'd. But this is VERY MISLEADING. I want somebody other than Obama too . . .
Like Bernie Sanders or Russ Feingold.

But still I'll vote for Obama over a POS Republican any day of the week, any hour of the day.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:26 PM
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24. Of course Fox viewera would say that...duh.
but the poll means shit.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 10:50 PM
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25. Fox news! Who cares. n-t
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 11:44 PM
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26. You can't trust anything with fox's name on it. nt
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 11:44 PM by craigmatic
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