45% for Obama, 49% Against -- If Election Were Held Right Now

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  1. 45% for Obama, 49% Against -- If Election Were Held Right Now
    rasmussenreports.com Rasmussenreports.com Tue Nov 3, 8:47 am ET

    Americans are a little less enthusiastic about the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama this time around.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of adults say they would be at least somewhat likely to vote for Obama if he was up for reelection right now. Forty-nine percent (49%) say they would be unlikely to vote for the president's reelection.

    Thirty-four percent (34%) would be very likely to support Obama, while 40% say they would be not at all likely to do so.

    The question did not specify whom the president would be running against and also was asked of all adults as opposed to just likely voters. Obama carried 53% of the vote nationally over Republican candidate John McCain's 46% in last November's election.

    As in that contest, women are more supportive of Obama than men. Adults 18 to 29 are more likely to vote for the president than those who are older. Ninety percent (90%) of African-Americans say they would be at least somewhat likely to vote for Obama, compared to 36% of whites.

    Among adults not affiliated with either major political party, those not at all likely to vote for the president's reelection outnumber by two-to-one those who would be very likely to support him.

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    Forty-two percent (42%) of all Americans rate the job Obama has been doing as president as good or excellent. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say he is doing a poor job.

    Obama's overall job approval rating in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll – based on responses from likely voters - fell below 50% for the first time in July. A month-by-month review of the president's ratings shows that they held steady in August and September before declining slightly last month.

    The higher degree of skepticism about the president may be due in part to the finding that 48% of Americans say they are doing worse economically since Obama's election. Just 16% say they are doing better, while 32% say they're doing about the same.

    Fifty-five percent (55%) of men say they are doing worse economically, but just 41% of women say the same. Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans and 53% of unaffiliateds say they're doing worse, while a plurality (45%) of Democrats say things are about the same.

    Just one-in-three (33%) voters say the United States is heading in the right direction, while 62% believe it is heading down the wrong track.

    Thirty-seven percent (37%) of adults believe Obama's election has had a positive influence on race relations. Thirty percent (30%) say his election has had a negative influence, and 26% say it's had no impact on race relations.

    Most blacks (52%) say Obama's election has been good for race relations. Whites are more narrowly divided on the question.

    Americans give mixed notices to First Lady Michelle Obama, too. Thirty-three percent (33%) say they have a more favorable impression of her since the election, but 26% say that impression is less favorable now. Another 33% say their impression is about the same now as it was then.

    In a survey in early September, 59% of voters expressed a favorable opinion of Mrs. Obama, including 39% whose view of her is very favorable. Thirty-two percent (32%) viewed her unfavorably, with 16% very unfavorable toward her, the highest finding in the latter category to date.

    Just 14% of voters say Hillary Clinton would be doing a worse job as president than Obama if she had won last year's Democratic presidential nomination. Twenty-seven percent (27%) think Clinton would be doing a better job as president while 49% say she would be performing about the same.

    Voters have consistently expressed unhappiness with the bailouts of the auto and financial industries pushed by the president and many of his other government-driven initiatives. Questions linger about the effectiveness of the $787-billion economic stimulus plan proposed by the president and passed by Congress in February.

    Just 42% now support the health care reform plan proposed by Obama and congressional Democrats.

    For the first time in recent years, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 key electoral issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports. Republican congressional candidates also remain ahead of Democrats in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.

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    This national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports October 27-28, 2009. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence (see methodology).

    Rasmussen Reports is an electronic publishing firm specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information.
  2. skylr33


    Beautiful numbers indeed! They are only going to get worse for this moron too. :D
  3. you exceptionally bright folks probably also believe everything glenn beck and the boys tell you?

    rasmussen is consistently at least a few points skewed against obama on most polls they take. get this, they have an agenda that is leaning slightly to the right thus...
    for you all perhaps baffled by the ellipsis, in this case, it means that anything rasmussen prints is to be taken as propaganda and not anything resembling objective reality or in other words, they are talking shit.
    but then, so is rush, hannity, glenn beck and most other clowns you right wingnuts wish to be teabagged by.

    believe what you like with the polls but reagan's approval was down in the low 40s into his second year in office when unemployment hit a 40 year high, which is still higher than what we have going on now with the bush era meltdown fallout.
  4. Obama is finished. His supporters can follow him back to Afrika, we do not need those traitors in america
  5. Which would mean that during the campaign, every poll Rasmussen did was a lie, ya know, given their right wing propaganda leaning agenda...

    What a scam!
  6. skylr33


    Obama's finished. He can then move to socialist Europe and run for office there. Of course, he'd fit right in. I'm sure that Europe has their own version of ACORN, that can register new voters like Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Speedy Gonzales to get him elected, just like they did here in 2008. lol :D
  7. Quote from colonelangus:

    rasmussen is consistently at least a few points skewed against obama on MOST polls they take.

    yeah bugs, why would they be so PLEASED to report that their figures are actually in line with a credible poll source if it wasn't an anomaly?
    and i did say MOST, not EVERY so try not to be so like your god, glenn beck and twist others' words into absolutes that fit whatever your fallacious and/or juvenile point is that day.
  8. Consistently on most...create or save...

    What convenient rubbish to use when you liberal Obambibots wish to come across as sounding so spot on. It's a neat little game to play when you wish to always be in a position to skew reality to reflect your point of view.

    So, lets approach this from your point of view- why don't you use this as a teachable moment and list those Rasmussen polls which fall outside of the "consistently and most" category and define why those polls are the accurate, non partisian, non right wing Rasmussen polls?

    Considering most are consistently skewed, it shouldn't be a long teachable moment.

  9. MOST is inclusive of anything that cannot be verified by something as certain as a vote, i.e. their crowning moment of honesty in polls when they actually had it right with obama leading mccain 52% to 46% and yes, they are CONSISTENTLY skewed on the other polls such as approval ratings. on the polls that are not exactly the same as gallup, they just ask their pollers the questions that are likely to cast the dems in the worst light.
    it is enough for them to delude you on things like approval, mock elections, war on terror (gallup says 57% approve, rasmussen says 34%) or countless other reasons why obama sucks but they may incite a mass psychological depression if they were to actually say that mccain had been winning in the polls and then, when dittohead doomsday arrived last november, well, even the most obtuse of you beck boys may start to think there is something awry.

    why is rasmussen partisan and skewed and gallup is more objective?
    look at the polls and/or articles on each and see if you can detect a slant on one of them?

    gallup is not painting a pretty picture and it seems as if it may be more based on reality because of it. also, it is relatively free from the anti-obama rhetoric, just kinda laying it out that his popularity is waning. oh yeah, IMHO.

    i am not saying obama or his current policies are popular but rasmussen is basically stroking the right just like fox does. there is nothing objective in either of them so it is a joke that anyone would actually try to get anything based remotely on reality from them. and i am not saying look to olbermann to give it to you because he is the same propaganda, just on the other side. if you have to watch anything, play old monty python episodes as you get just as much info regarding reality or if you don't have them, jon stewart and stephen colbert might work:D