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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:27 AM
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There is good news & bad news in latest NBC News/WSJ Poll for Obama
Edited on Tue Nov-08-11 10:30 AM by WI_DEM
Bad News:

Nearly three-quarters of respondents believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction; just 25 percent think the U.S. economy will improve in the next 12 months; and a solid majority says the country is experiencing the start of a long-term decline.

One year until Election Day 2012, the NBC/WSJ poll contains these glass-half-empty numbers for President Obama: For the third-straight survey, his job-approval rating stands at 44 percent, with 51 percent disapproving. Also, just 40 percent approve of his handling of the economy, which is up one point from October.

Good News:

The glass-half-full numbers: 52 percent approve of his foreign-policy handling, while a whopping 71 percent agree with the presidents decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by this December.

Whats more, a combined 71 percent say they like Obama personally; 60 percent believe he has inherited the current economic conditions; and more blame Wall Street bankers and George W. Bush than Obama for the economy.

Yet still, the president continues to lead his GOP rivals. He holds a six-point edge over Romney, 49 percent to 43 percent. And he runs 15 points ahead of Cain, 53 percent to 38 percent.

In a hypothetical three-way match up, Obama gets 44 percent, Romney gets 32 percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul gets 18 percent. In another three-way contest, its Obama at 44 percent, Romney 35 percent and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 13 percent.

But the presidents lead is narrower against a generic Republican in a two-way contest, with 45 percent saying they would probably vote for Obama, and 42 percent saying they would probably vote for the eventual GOP candidate.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 12:48 PM
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1. I pray Obama will contrast his policiies with the GOPs on economic matters. Amnesia is their plan
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Cigar11 Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 12:51 PM
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2. No Kidding
You dont have to be a Rocket Scientist to see were the Economy is going and whos Cheer-leading the fall!

Can you imagine where the Economy be if the President came into office and did everything the GOP wanted?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 02:08 PM
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3. The blame game, redux
Steve Benen: The blame game, redux

The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows a frustrated public, unhappy with nearly everyone. And yet, the same poll shows President Obama leading all of his Republican rivals.

Why is that? Part of it probably has something to do with 71% of Americans liking the president personally, but digging through the internals (pdf), two other questions stood out.

    Who is most to blame for current economic problems: Wall Street bankers, George W. Bush, or Barack Obama?

    Wall Street Bankers: 36%
    George W. Bush: 34%
    Barack Obama: 21%

    When you think about the current economic conditions, do you feel that this is a situation that Barack Obama has inherited or is this a situation his policies are mostly responsible for?

    Situation Obama inherited: 60%
    Situation Obamas policies mostly responsible for: 28%
    Some of both: 9%

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