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Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (WTH? Hussein rising?)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 14 November 2011 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 11/14/2011 6:56:26 AM PST by ScottinVA

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 (see trends).

That’s the president’s best Approval Index rating in three months. Still, most voters continue to favor repeal of his primary legislative accomplishment, the health care law.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook

Overall, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. That’s the first time since June that the president has reached the 50% mark. Forty-nine percent (49%) at least somewhat disapprove.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2011polls; elections; nobama2012; obama; politics; rasmussen
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Monday morning facepalm as Americans appear to be going brain-dead again.
1 posted on 11/14/2011 6:56:32 AM PST by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA

Unreal. I wonder if this is statistical noise. The next few days should give us an indication.


2 posted on 11/14/2011 6:59:51 AM PST by Tulane
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To: ScottinVA

BHO is going to win reelection. When that happens it’s not going to be pretty.


3 posted on 11/14/2011 7:01:45 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: ScottinVA

You are one of the posters who knew this was coming. Both of us have been minorly flamed suggesting that beating Obama will be a huge challenge.

At this point, if I was handicapping, I’d make Obama 3:2 favorite.


4 posted on 11/14/2011 7:01:46 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Tulane

I hope it’s just statistical noise, but he’s been trending up, especially in overall approval, since late last week. I wonder what gives...


5 posted on 11/14/2011 7:01:57 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: brownsfan
At this point, if I was handicapping, I’d make Obama 3:2 favorite.

Thanks.. and I agree on those 3:2 odds.

6 posted on 11/14/2011 7:03:13 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: ScottinVA

Obama is confident in his ineptitude, knowing he has the MSM covering for him. If Solyndra, Lightsquared and F & F had been on a GOP watch, heads would be rolling, poll numbers would be tanking.


7 posted on 11/14/2011 7:04:23 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Cain Train is rollin'!)
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To: ScottinVA

This is just a residual effect of him drifting to the background in the political dialog.


8 posted on 11/14/2011 7:04:26 AM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: brownsfan
The economy isrecovering. I see it statistically, I'm aware of it anecdotely as well. Just the way it is, and hes the beneficiary of that, unfortunately.
9 posted on 11/14/2011 7:05:14 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Tulane

The Kenyan’s poll numbers are rising. Not good.

Tax the rich, blame do nothing congress, blame Wall St, OWS mau maus, 2nd quarter GDP growth, Libya? What could it be?


10 posted on 11/14/2011 7:06:16 AM PST by y6162
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To: Maelstorm

I think this is also, in part, a product of the GOP candidates sliming each other during the past few months. It causes voters to take a second look at Obama and perhaps decide... “They’re all bad (on the GOP side)... I’ll stay with the devil I know.”

And THAT is the difference between Old America and New America. Old America looked at Big Government as an obstacle to success and prosperity. New America looks to government largesse as that which nourishes it.


11 posted on 11/14/2011 7:08:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: ScottinVA

He’s betting on the stupidity of the American people. It’s a pretty good bet.


12 posted on 11/14/2011 7:09:54 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: y6162

The Kenyan’s poll numbers are rising. Not good.

Tax the rich, blame do nothing congress, blame Wall St, OWS mau maus, 2nd quarter GDP growth, Libya? What could it be?
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All of the above.

He seems to be out of the media lately which probably helps as well.

He has to be favored in 2012. No primary, huge war chest, etc. It certainly does not bode well for our country.

A lot can change, though.


13 posted on 11/14/2011 7:10:19 AM PST by Tulane
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To: ScottinVA
It's been an autumn weekend and the weather was nice in my area. Some people were outside enjoying the weekend, away from telephones, and others were inside with the window shades drawn and the door locked and barred, near telephones. You can make your own guess as to which group approves of Obama, and which group disapproves.

If Zero is at -12 by this Friday you can worry a little.

14 posted on 11/14/2011 7:10:59 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ScottinVA

People are stupid.


15 posted on 11/14/2011 7:11:07 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ScottinVA

This “rise” falls within the margin of error, so I wouldn’t get excited.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 7:11:13 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: ScottinVA

Its just noise. Last I checked, the economy is not getting better (consumer confidence is low) and scandals (solar) are not going away.

I think one factor to consider. Whenever Hussien gives a speach or presser, his numbers go down. He was not really visible last week. Hence the soft bump.

On another FR article, Hussien just called Americans lazy....yep, that will boost his numbers!


17 posted on 11/14/2011 7:11:32 AM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: throwback
He’s betting on the stupidity of the American people. It’s a pretty good bet.

I completely agree. He's still the "shiny new bling," I guess.

18 posted on 11/14/2011 7:11:39 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: brownsfan

I agree with those of you who think Hussein will pull this off and it might not even be close.

We have weak GOP candidates, Bam is the incumbent with available opportunities to lie and cheat his way to victory again, he has the MSM in his pocket and many voters are dumber than boxes of rocks.
There just aren’t enough of us who understand the implications and we will be powerless to stop the insanity.

Pray for our Republic.


19 posted on 11/14/2011 7:11:51 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America.)
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To: y6162

Maybe he is trending up because he is out of the country?


20 posted on 11/14/2011 7:11:53 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: ScottinVA

All the brain dead who voted for him and want a free ride are killing America. Obama must be flushed!


21 posted on 11/14/2011 7:12:51 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Rennes Templar

It makes all the nauseating posts about a MSM on a deathwathc here at FR very seem foolish.


22 posted on 11/14/2011 7:13:08 AM PST by stevecmd
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To: ScottinVA

ALL POLLS, that is without exception all public released polls are for profit marketing tools to shape public opinion. They only work as long as gullible people pay attention to them. Best poll is to ask people you know and what you see from people you learned to trust.


23 posted on 11/14/2011 7:13:37 AM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: ScottinVA

Worthless liberals appreciate Obama calling them lazy.


24 posted on 11/14/2011 7:13:49 AM PST by NautiNurse (Zot! Cut! Slash! --That's the sound of the men workin' on the Cain gang)
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To: ScottinVA

It could be the trouble is that they are not excited by the GOP candidates.


25 posted on 11/14/2011 7:14:25 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Mechanicos
Best poll is to ask people you know and what you see from people you learned to trust

I can't speak for others, but the people I know and trust tend conservative. It won't be a good representation of the public at large. That's why I take all those anectotes of "everyone I talk to says he's toast" with a pound of salt.

26 posted on 11/14/2011 7:16:58 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: ScottinVA

anectotes=anecdotes


27 posted on 11/14/2011 7:17:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: NautiNurse
Worthless liberals appreciate Obama calling them lazy.

Yep.. to them, it's a badge of "honor." Do nothing to further yourself and get free stuff from the gub-mint.

28 posted on 11/14/2011 7:18:47 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Mechanicos

Consider, This Pollster consistently shows Romney as one of the top 3 with strong double digit results. Yet 3/4 of conservatives and most evangelicals can’t stand him. Common sense tells you hes not doing well at all. Yet...


29 posted on 11/14/2011 7:19:01 AM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: TMA62

Agreed

Let’s not all go jumping off a cliff just yet. Polls are just polls. They can be skewed for a number of different reasons.

I think it’s mostly because the dipsh!t has been going against his character and keeping his piehole shut for a few days. But that’ll change. The king of narcissism can’t stay out of the spotlight for long.

Also, a factor I believe that if anyone else’s life is like mine, this is an extremely busy time of the year and I pay attention to politics just a little less.


30 posted on 11/14/2011 7:19:01 AM PST by conservativebabe
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To: ScottinVA

Cbs just had the idiots approval at 43%


31 posted on 11/14/2011 7:20:17 AM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: ScottinVA

He simply didn’t do anything abismally stupid last week that would grab headlines. Media occupied with Occupy, Cain, and lost babies. Solyndra, Siga under the radar.
And he’s on vacation again - which is good for his numbers.


32 posted on 11/14/2011 7:20:49 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: ScottinVA

Well he definitely is rebounding off the dismal numbers during summer. The question remains in the battleground States of FL, OH, VA, NV, NC, CO and IN. I suspect that much of his support is confined to blue States and urban areas.


33 posted on 11/14/2011 7:20:49 AM PST by Kahuna
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To: brownsfan
You are one of the posters who knew this was coming. Both of us have been minorly flamed suggesting that beating Obama will be a huge challenge.

At this point, if I was handicapping, I’d make Obama 3:2 favorite.

Been trying to tell people the same thing. Yet it seems like the majority here on FR have managed to convince themselves Obama could not be re-elected - even though polling actually shows him faring remarkably well considering what a terrible job he has done. This absurd, echo chamber fantasy that Obama is going to be so easy to beat that we can just run anybody is absolute foolishness. Obama will be extremely difficult to defeat, he will get no less than 45% of the vote and is more likely to get closer to 50% of vote. IF we win in 2012, it will probably be by a very slim margin.

34 posted on 11/14/2011 7:21:00 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Mechanicos

Ramussen is by far the most accurate pollster...it is a mistake to simply dismiss his polls when they don’t tell you what you want to hear.


35 posted on 11/14/2011 7:22:28 AM PST by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: ScottinVA

Humble pie for those who thought Obama was toast. 2012 will be an epic struggle and if we win it will be by the skin of our teeth.


36 posted on 11/14/2011 7:22:43 AM PST by nbenyo
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To: Longbow1969

“Obama will be extremely difficult to defeat, he will get no less than 45% of the vote and is more likely to get closer to 50% of vote. IF we win in 2012, it will probably be by a very slim margin.”

From what I hear people say, and what I read, you’re on the money.


37 posted on 11/14/2011 7:23:37 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

You are totally right. When it comes to presidential election, at the end of the day, the challenger should excite and it has not happened. I think, obama campaign is doing a brilliant job of destroying every viable republican candidate, one at a time. For example in sept and start of october, they destroyed rick perry. End of october and November,they are destroying cain candidate. When they do so, they make us take our eyes of Obama

But having said that, folks look at the 2011 election

Virginia-—Democrats got a huge defeat
Ohio-———Unions won their bargaining issue BUT, democrats lost big with the Obama Care. If I was part of Obama campaign, I will be worried because, the same union crowd voted no for Obama health care.


38 posted on 11/14/2011 7:24:05 AM PST by Ranjit
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To: Longbow1969

The simple reason is that several GOP candidates’ cults, have been using Alinsky tactics against other Republicans.

Instead of against the left.

Ignoring Reagan’s 11th Commandment.

Reagan was right.


39 posted on 11/14/2011 7:24:07 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Evict the unsanitary, violent occupiers. Now.)
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To: ScottinVA

Whom are they polling? The OWS Crowd?


40 posted on 11/14/2011 7:28:31 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: conservativebabe

“Also, a factor I believe that if anyone else’s life is like mine, this is an extremely busy time of the year and I pay attention to politics just a little less.”

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Thats a good observation. We should not be surprised in seeing his numbers improve slightly between now and the end of the year. It will be busy with the holidays and people’s minds will not be on politics.


41 posted on 11/14/2011 7:30:08 AM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: ScottinVA

Well are all of you daily poll way watchers just going to have your breakdown and co hide in the corner?

Boo hoo, the daily tracking poll in 2011 says Obama is going to win in Nov 2012.

Really?

Go do something productive and stop acting like pathetic defeatists.


42 posted on 11/14/2011 7:35:24 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: ScottinVA

Runs around pointing fingers at everyone. Hes just been more active lately.
Even so its disheartening that people believe him.


43 posted on 11/14/2011 7:38:17 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: svcw
I agree with you and have been posting this for months - most people on FR do not agree and do not want to hear the truth. America has gone off the cliff - the percentage of Americans riding in the wagon is too great.
44 posted on 11/14/2011 7:38:21 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ScottinVA

It’s time to start looking State by State.

Indiana, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia all look to be falling out of Obama’s column. That leaves Ohio and one TBA.

If Obama loses the four above, and he loses Ohio, all we have to do is drop one more from his column. Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado, New Hampshire, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa or Pennsylvania are are States that could be considered “flippers”, and are all States he needs to heavily defend.

It won’t be “easy”, but the path to victory (at least in the EC math) is pretty straight forward: Flip Ohio and one other, or flip any 3 from that list and Obama cannot win.


45 posted on 11/14/2011 7:39:08 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Bingo


46 posted on 11/14/2011 7:39:43 AM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: ScottinVA

He’s out of the country.


47 posted on 11/14/2011 7:44:27 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: ScottinVA
Before freaking out, look at a statistics book. Very difficult to concentrate but look at outliers. And in regards to polls, we are still a year out!!!

Relax we haven't even nominated a candidate, let alone re-elect Zero!!!

48 posted on 11/14/2011 7:44:49 AM PST by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: left that other site

Amen!!! I just saw on Fox News an hour ago that Obama 43% Generic Repub 43%


49 posted on 11/14/2011 7:46:09 AM PST by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: Longbow1969
When people have been asked to vote, in 2009 in Virginia and New Jersey, the elected Repubs. In 2010 we had the largest group of Republicans in local,State and national races elected in 70 years. I see a trend and will go with the trend in 2012.
People forget the group that elected Obama was not the young as they always support the commie it was the old who thought they needed a change. You will not find very many old people supporting this sad excuse of President in fact they feel awful for voting for him in the first date.
50 posted on 11/14/2011 7:47:51 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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