Obama leading Perry and Bachmann by 11 and 14 points

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  1. http://news.yahoo.com/obama-leads-perry-romney-poll-182608308.html


    Obama leads Perry, Romney in new poll

    By Alexis Levinson | The Daily Caller – 17 hrs ago



    Barack Obama would beat Rick Perry by 11 percentage points in a head-to-head match up, while Romney would hold the president to a four-point lead, according to a poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling.

    Obama beats all four of the GOP contenders that PPP included in its survey, but Romney holds him to the smallest lead; the former Massachusetts governor is also the only candidate to keep Obama from getting less than 50-percent support. Obama beats Bachmann by a 53 to“39 margin, and Rick Perry by only slightly less — 52 percent to 41 percent. Newt Gingrich performs similarly, losing to the president 41 to“53.

    If Romney were the nominee and the election were held today, however, the race would be much tighter. Romney takes 45 percent of the vote to Obama’s 49 percent.

    Obama has widened his lead since PPP’s last poll three weeks ago. Then, Obama led Perry by just 49 percent to 43 percent, and Romney and Obama tied at 45 percent.

    However, a Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely voters polled on September 10 and September 11 found Romney leading the president, 43 percent to 40 percent.

    PPP notes that Obama has both shored up his support from his own party, as well as gotten more support from Republicans.
    They also argue that Perry’s fall comes from his comments that social security is a ponzi scheme, and a failure, a view generally considered to be unpopular among seniors. Just 10 percent of the population favors eliminating social security, while 82 percent oppose it. Seventy percent disagree with the statement that Social Security is a ponzi scheme; just 20 percent agree.

    However, Perry does better than his average among older voters. 45 percent of voters aged 46 to 65 say they would vote compared to 47 percent for Obama. Among voters older than 65, half say they would vote for Obama, while 45 percent said they would vote for Perry.
     
  2. Most people already knew Bachmann and Gingrich were fucking idiots now after the debates they know Perry is too
     
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    Republican wins Democratic New York House seat

    Washington Post

    By Paul Kane, Published: September 13

    With the outcome of his own reelection effort 14 difficult months away, President Obama suffered a sharp rebuke Tuesday when voters in New York elected a conservative Republican to represent a Democratic district that has not been in GOP hands since the 1920s.

    Bob Turner, the winner, cast the election as a referendum on Obama’s stewardship of the economy and, in the state’s Ninth Congressional District, which has a large population of Orthodox Jewish voters, the president’s position on Israel.

    With 75 percent of the precincts reporting at press time, Turner had a commanding lead, with 53 percent of the vote, compared with 47 percent for Weprin.
     
  4. Democrats had a shit candidate
     
  5. Obama?
     
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    Wow, a polling firm that is widely known as the most partisan hack shop available.

    In fact, this is on page one of their very own news release, last paragraph, page one: "PPP is a Democratic polling company".

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_US_0913925.pdf

    Q18 If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican,
    press 2. If you are an independent or identify
    with another party, press 3.
    Democrat ........................................................ 41%
    Republican...................................................... 34%

    And they commit the cardinal sin of pollsters, by skewing the questioning and setting up their targets for an outcome:

    Q13 Would you support eliminating Social Security
    or not?
    Would support eliminating Social Security ...... 10%
    Would not........................................................ 82%
    Not sure .......................................................... 8%
    Q14 Do you agree or disagree with the following
    statement? “Social Security is a Ponzi
    Scheme.”
    Agree .............................................................. 20%
    Disagree ......................................................... 70%
    Not sure .......................................................... 11%

    Honestly, would you expect any other outcome ?
     


  7. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/nyregion/democrat-capture-house-seat-in-special-election.html

    By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    Published: May 24, 2011

    Democrats scored an upset in one of New York’s most conservative Congressional districts on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party’s plan to overhaul Medicare.
     
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    US News and World Report

    Poll: Obama Five Times Worse Than Carter on Economy

    September 8, 2011

    Two new polls today find that just one third of the public feels President Obama deserves re-election while five times more Americans think Obama has done a worse job fixing the economy than Jimmy Carter, the modern era's Herbert Hoover.

    Washington Whispers contributor John Zogby tells us that his new polling is spirit-crushing for the depressed White House. "It was a very bad week for Barack Obama. Our polling shows his job approval at 39 percent and the percentage saying he deserves re-election at 33 percent, both the lowest of his term, while the percentage of voters saying the nation is on the wrong track reached a high since he took office at 75 percent," he said. [Read: What Obama Can and Can't Do to Create Jobs.]

    With job growth at zero last month and the president sinking, Zogby said there is even more pressure on Obama to hit one out of the park in tonight's jobs speech before a joint session of Congress.

    "As so often happens, something with little policy importance, the scheduling of his jobs speech to Congress, becomes a bigger deal by strengthening the media theme that Obama is weak and easily pushed around by the Republicans. He needs to come out swinging in that speech to regain a passing grade," said the pollster. [See editorial cartoons on the economy.]

    But the public's view, like wet cement, may be setting when it comes with their dissatisfaction with the president's handling of the economy.

    The latest Washington Whispers Internet poll finds that nearly half the nation thinks Obama has been the worst at fixing the economy in modern times. Carter, is seen as more than five times better than Obama on fixing the economy. [See 7 ways Obama can gain credibility on jobs.]
     
  9. No.The numbers against Romney , Bachmann,Gingrich etc are similar to other polls including republican polls and this is the first poll after Perrys 2 debates with people finding out who he really is
     
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    Obama struggling in North Carolina

    By David Jackson, USA TODAY

    As President Obama talks about his jobs bill today in North Carolina, he'll be in one of the most watched states of the 2012 election.

    Since Jimmy Carter in 1976, Democrats had high hopes for carrying the Tar Heel State in a presidential race -- but none did until Obama in 2008.

    Holding it may be essential to Obama's chance at re-election in 2012 -- but, as in many places, Obama is currently struggling politically in North Carolina.

    Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina-based firm, reports that Obana's approval rating in North Carolina has hit a low of 43%.

    Obama's got two big problems" in North Carolina, says the pollsters. "Independents and a loss of support with his party base."
     
    #10     Sep 14, 2011