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Strong. But Average. And Way Divided. (Obama poll most extreme in modern history)
ABC ^ | 4/5/09 | Gary Langer

Posted on 04/05/2009 6:46:39 PM PDT by Nachum

There are a couple of data points worth keeping in mind as we await President Obama’s address to the nation tonight - and as we digest an aide's claim today, as Jake Tapper reports, that his strong approval rating is "earned." One, while his rating is high, it’s also dead average for a new president. The other is the impressive partisanship beneath it.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; abcnews; average; bho44; bhojobapproval; divided; first100days; poll; stron; tapper
The 53-point difference between Democrats and Republicans in assessing Obama is numerically the biggest in data back to Eisenhower, albeit within sampling tolerances of the gap for George W. Bush.
1 posted on 04/05/2009 6:46:40 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...
The List, ping

Call him Obama the "polarizer"...

2 posted on 04/05/2009 6:47:29 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
as we await President Obama’s address to the nation tonight

He's on TV tonight? Again? Doesn't matter -- the teeheevee will remain off.

3 posted on 04/05/2009 6:50:24 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: Nachum

He won so it really doesn’t matter right, he’s the king.

at least thats what the messiah thinks.


4 posted on 04/05/2009 6:53:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: sionnsar

Unless he’s on a Law&Order re-run, I won’t be at risk of seeing him myself. Call me when he’s the dead guy on CSI or something. Not the Miami one, though, I can’t stand Horatio Kane.


5 posted on 04/05/2009 6:54:20 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: sionnsar

He’s had more air time than Castro.

Here in Florida he’s airing propaganda on clean coal and how its the answer. That a nation who put men on the moon can create clean coal.

They make Pravda look like pure amateurs.


6 posted on 04/05/2009 6:54:59 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

The blog is dated Feb 24. It’s a bit dated, isn’t it?


7 posted on 04/05/2009 6:56:26 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Actually, Drudge was posting this tonight. It is based on a Pew research poll. I could not get it to download as the link was not working yet. I posted this as it seemed to be the same thing. Then again, maybe not.


8 posted on 04/05/2009 7:00:25 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

This cretin’s 8am team has been demonizing any strong Conservative voice.

He’s gotten everything he’s wanted so far while whining about Republians.

If they are so obstructionist, I really wish they’d OBSTRUCT ALREADY!


9 posted on 04/05/2009 7:00:35 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: sionnsar

I set it to kid DVDs, set the children in front of it, then read forums. Then I don’t have my husband mad that I’ve cussed in front of the children at what Obama says.


10 posted on 04/05/2009 7:01:24 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Here you go. This is the item on Pew research: (April 2, 2009)

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1178/polarized-partisan-gap-in-obama-approval-historic

11 posted on 04/05/2009 7:04:34 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

LOL...gotta love L&O!


12 posted on 04/05/2009 7:05:49 PM PDT by jp3 (BABIES, GUNS & JESUS...HOT DAMN!!)
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Not the Miami one, though, I can’t stand Horatio Kane.

What!?..... Can't...stand...all the...melodramatic..........pregnant.......pauses......?.....

13 posted on 04/05/2009 7:07:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Nachum

Interesting that his figures are even more skewed than G. W. Bush, although there was one major difference. Bush came into office with the Chad Wars raging, and with all the major MSM figures attacking the legitimacy of the election.

Obama came into office with hallelujahs, and the entire MSM kissing his toes. Yet his polls are even more skewed than Bush’s.

The reason is pretty obvious. This article says, “And now there’s Obama, who’s made reaching across party lines a point of principle in his presidency, with little to show for it so far.” Well, no. Obama SAYS that, but unlike Bush he has made absolutely no effort at all to reach across party lines, unless you want to count buying the votes of Snowe, Collins, and Specter.

Bush, on the other hand, reached out for eight years, constantly trying to work with folks like Teddy Kennedy. What did it get him, besides constant kicks in the teeth and massive, counterproductive spending bills?

Bush was a moderate on most issues. Obama is a Communist/Muslim extremist, and probably not even American. No wonder the far left worships him but conservatives oppose all of his destructive programs.


14 posted on 04/05/2009 7:07:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: sionnsar
He's on TV tonight? Again?

Gotta be wrong. Tuesday is Obamanight, to catch the audience of American Idol and The Biggest Loser

15 posted on 04/05/2009 7:13:10 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Two programs about which I know nothing. Last time I turned the teeheevee on was for the Superbowl (just because) and don’t anticipate turning it on again anytime the rest of this year.


16 posted on 04/05/2009 7:17:07 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: buccaneer81

Soooo,Alix........our perp.......maaay have.......gotten...our...pause........pregnant????????


17 posted on 04/05/2009 7:29:24 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Nachum
"And now there’s Obama, who’s made reaching across party lines a point of principle in his presidency..."

How can any reporter write this line with a straight face? Even an ABC liberal?

18 posted on 04/05/2009 7:29:35 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAItNSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Maybe.......just......maybe....you’re ................right............LOL!


19 posted on 04/05/2009 7:32:05 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Nachum
Call him Obama the "polarizer"...

Polarizer and Retarder!

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20 posted on 04/05/2009 7:32:33 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Nachum

TOTUS is addressing the nation again???


21 posted on 04/05/2009 7:34:01 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Gotta be wrong. Tuesday is Obamanight, to catch the audience of American Idol and The Biggest Loser

I'd sit and stare at the wall before I'd waste my time watching 'the messiah' on television.

22 posted on 04/05/2009 7:34:21 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: Nachum

You link to an article thats 5 weeks old, yet you list the date as April 5th ? Youre a real piece of work, Nachy. Why not post this in CHAT ?????


23 posted on 04/05/2009 7:36:36 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Nachum
Polarized Gap
24 posted on 04/05/2009 7:38:11 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: Nonstatist

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1178/polarized-partisan-gap-in-obama-approval-historic


25 posted on 04/05/2009 7:43:15 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

link doesent work for me


26 posted on 04/05/2009 7:52:27 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Emmett McCarthy

OH!!! ME NEITHER!!!! Can’t stand “Horatio.” Tries to be waaay to cool. My daughter does an awesome impression of him. I have to laugh.


27 posted on 04/05/2009 7:55:01 PM PDT by It's me
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To: Nonstatist
I know, it is a royal pain to get the site to download. I finally got the link to open for me. Here is the article

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Partisan Gap in Obama Job Approval Widest in Modern Era
April 2, 2009

From: To:

For all of his hopes about bipartisanship, Barack Obama has the most polarized early job approval ratings of any president in the past four decades. The 61-point partisan gap in opinions about Obama's job performance is the result of a combination of high Democratic ratings for the president -- 88% job approval among Democrats -- and relatively low approval ratings among Republicans (27%).

By comparison, there was a somewhat smaller 51-point partisan gap in views of George W. Bush's job performance in April 2001, a few months into his first term. At that time, Republican enthusiasm for Bush was comparable to how Democrats feel about Obama today, but there was substantially less criticism from members of the opposition party. Among Democrats, 36% approved of Bush's job performance in April 2001; that compares with a 27% job approval rating for Obama among Republicans today.

The partisan gap in Bill Clinton's early days was also substantially smaller than what Obama faces, largely because Democrats were less enthusiastic about Clinton. In early April 1993, 71% of Democrats approved of Clinton's job performance, which is 17 points lower than Obama's current job approval among Democrats. Republican ratings of Clinton at that point (26%) are comparable to their current ratings of Obama today (27%).

The growing partisan divide in presidential approval ratings is part of a long-term trend. Going back in time, partisanship was far less evident in the early job approval ratings for both Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. In fact, a majority of Republicans (56%) approved of Carter's job performance in late March 1977, and a majority of Democrats (55%) approved of Nixon's performance at a comparable point in his first term

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1178/polarized-partisan-gap-in-obama-approval-historic

(The site just is hard to open- that is why I tried to find another source with the same info. Your complaint is valid)

28 posted on 04/05/2009 7:56:33 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: sionnsar

I’m with you.

But surely you’ll turn on the TV for the impeachment hearings :)


29 posted on 04/05/2009 8:05:59 PM PDT by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: rfp1234
Nice schematic of the teleprompter there!

Cheers!

30 posted on 04/05/2009 8:29:43 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Cicero
This article says, “And now there’s Obama, who’s made reaching across party lines a point of principle in his presidency,

The sheer number of false premises offered by the MSM staggers the mind. All this 'reaching across' crap was campaign bullshit. Now it's 'I won', and constant propaganda across all media. All non-idiots can see it clearly.

31 posted on 04/05/2009 10:34:12 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: sionnsar
He's on TV tonight? Again? Doesn't matter -- the teeheevee will remain off.

Just think. We are going to be putting up with him for four long years. I doubt we are the only two people who are sick of him already! I won't be watching either!

32 posted on 04/05/2009 10:48:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: buccaneer81; Emmett McCarthy
... I can’t stand Horatio Kane.

Ditto. I'm sick of "the pose".


33 posted on 04/05/2009 10:53:59 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke)
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To: Nachum

Gary Langer

ABC's reporting of public opinion polls in Iraq.

******

July 5, 2007, 9:12 am

What Do a New Orleans Death Spike and a Study on Surplus Embryos Have in Common?

By Stephen J. Dubner

They were both widely reported this week, although not at ABC News. Gary Langer, who runs polling at ABC and also acts as its data cop, kept both stories off the air after kicking their tires and determining that they weren’t worth reporting. Langer was obviously not sufficiently consulted in the Paris-Hilton- gets-out-of-jail story.

34 posted on 04/05/2009 10:55:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum
...as we await President Obama’s address to the nation tonight...

You gotta be kidding me. He is on again tonight? When will America get a break for his narcissism?

35 posted on 04/06/2009 2:25:32 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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