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Fox News poll: Voters say neither candidate has plan for economy
Fox News ^ | Wednesday June 27, 2012

Posted on 06/27/2012 4:00:42 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

In a tight presidential race that both candidates say will turn on the economy, majorities of American voters believe neither has a plan to improve things.  

A new Fox News poll released Wednesday shows that by a 14 percentage-point margin, more voters think Barack Obama (41 percent) has a clear plan to improve the economy than think Mitt Romney does (27 percent).  Still, a 53-percent majority says Obama doesn’t have a plan, and a 55-percent majority says Romney doesn’t.  

Romney has yet to seal the deal with all his party faithful, as less than half of Republicans (49 percent) think the former Massachusetts governor has a plan to help the economy.  In contrast, nearly three quarters (72 percent) of Democrats say Obama does.

Shortly after taking office Obama said it was up to him to improve the economy, and if he didn’t do so in three years he would be a one-term president.  The new poll asks, “If voters hold Obama accountable on getting the economy on track, do you think he would deserve re-election, or not?”  Voters are split:  48 percent say Obama would deserve another term, while 47 percent disagree.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; iamnotobama; noplan; obama; poll; romney
Romney has to get off his $$$ and give people a reason to vote for him instead of just saying "I'm not Obama" The problem is that he’s not the type to take principled positions and sell them.
1 posted on 06/27/2012 4:00:49 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

“Voters say neither candidate has plan for economy.”

Well, we know whose plan DOESN’T work.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 4:03:00 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Bigtigermike

If Romney and a Republican-dominated Congress REPEAL Obama’s past 3 years of America-killing regulations, THAT’S A PLAN!


3 posted on 06/27/2012 4:04:41 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Bigtigermike

I disagree. Obama has a plan for the economy and it’s right on schedule.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 4:04:50 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: Bigtigermike

The problem is that he’s not the type to take principled positions and sell them.


I’m sure he can take a principled position if someone tells him which one are to his advantage politically. That said, if he is a robot conservative, and is just going through the motions, I will never say anything negative about him ever again.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 4:05:18 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Bigtigermike
I would actually agree with the poll results that neither can do anything about the economy.

It is in a spiral; contributed to by Obama, but started by Presidents going back to Woodrow Wilson.

The economy is its own engine. No man or government can control it.

The only thing any POTUS or Congress can do is to just shut up and get out of the way.

Since they refuse to do that, I guess the spiral will continue.

6 posted on 06/27/2012 4:09:17 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Bigtigermike

The plan is Socialism for either party. The GOP has always voted for a debt increase.


7 posted on 06/27/2012 4:14:21 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Bigtigermike
This should be the cornerstone of any plan.

“I pledge to cut government spending and to keep cutting it and downsizing the government until we reach a balance in our bookkeeping. There are things that are required of the Federal government under our Constitution and those things will continue to be fully funded in the smartest manner. All other non Constitutional mandates will be open for consideration of reduction or elimination”.

LLS

8 posted on 06/27/2012 4:17:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Bigtigermike

NONSENSE!!!!!!

Romney is the second coming of Ronald Reagan! He’ll have the economy turned around and growing 5% quarterly with -3% unemployment within six weeks!


9 posted on 06/27/2012 4:17:33 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Bigtigermike; All

DUMP Romney!

Delegates need only to vote ABSTAIN on the first ballot in Tampa.

Why send another RINO in to lose to Obama?

Did we learn nothing from 2008?


10 posted on 06/27/2012 4:24:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Bigtigermike

This is probably the single most disturbing poll I have seen.

If you consider the actions of Obama leading up to the time this poll was taken, it is incomprehensible.

I don’t know what to say except an ineffectual candidate can lose an election very easily. Very discouraging.

I realize Romney is running against every obstacle out there, including the USA press; but, he has lost ground. I am very concerned.


11 posted on 06/27/2012 4:34:25 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Bigtigermike

That’s because there isn’t a plan that the government can do to fix this mess.

I wish people would wake the hell up. Why is Europe in this mess? Why are so many countries in trouble? Is it something their governments can fix? NO

Same here. There is no political messiah that is going to come riding in on a white horse and ‘fix’ everything economically.


12 posted on 06/27/2012 4:34:29 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Magic Fingers
Well, we know whose plan DOESN’T work.

The Democrats don't. Neither do many of the mushy Indies who will pull the lever for the Kenyan again.

Romney needs to step up his game if he hopes to win this thing. He definitely isn't there yet, and if he sits back and lets Baraq and his MSM cronies define him, it could be game over before we even get out of the summer.

13 posted on 06/27/2012 4:38:02 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

Romney is a wuss and we got Freepers celebrating that Romney isn’t saying anything or taking a position on hardly anything as though a ‘generic candidates’ will beat Obama. Rush yesterday said that warning flags should go up about Team Romney and they should because he truly can lose this thing if he continues to play ‘no core’ Mitt


14 posted on 06/27/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Lorianne
Nope...no "political messiah ..to come fix everything economically" BUT, we do need a REDUCE GOVERNMENT TO ALMOST NOTHING MESSIAH! And, Romney is the best we have, and a start.
15 posted on 06/27/2012 4:43:59 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Tomorrow is a game changer. He has to pick up the ball starting in the afternoon.


16 posted on 06/27/2012 4:47:07 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Bigtigermike

It won’t be a candidate that does anything. Rather, when the people of this country draw a line in the sand and take the country back by force.

And that will be the ONLY solution that will ever work. It has come to that.


17 posted on 06/27/2012 4:54:08 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Bigtigermike

We only wish that neither of the socialists had plans for the economy.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 5:02:05 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Graewoulf

“Did we learn nothing from 2008?”

Obviously not.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 5:05:45 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Bigtigermike

These so called FOX News “polls” have become a joke. They seem to only poll the mentally challenged and/or the mentally depressed.


20 posted on 06/27/2012 5:07:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! The big pinata!)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Rush yesterday said that warning flags should go up about Team Romney and they should because he truly can lose this thing if he continues to play ‘no core’ Mitt.”

Well, as usual, Rush is right.

Thank you for starting this thread.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 5:07:33 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Magic Fingers

Let me see. We know Obama’s plan for the economy is apparently to wreck it, along with the Constitution. - I think Romney at least isn’t a human wrecking ball who hates America.


22 posted on 06/27/2012 5:15:36 PM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: Graewoulf
Answer to question #1: Get over it...WE ARE.

Answer to question #2: No.

Oh and by the way, prepare for incoming from the "Romney-As-GOP-Messiah" crowd. As the GOP-e has been telling us since 1988, "Hey suckers, you'll take what we give you and you WILL like it."

23 posted on 06/27/2012 5:19:56 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: Twinkie

“I think Romney at least isn’t a human wrecking ball who hates America.”

‘Zackly! I’d certainly rather Romney lay out a plan but even if he doesn’t, it beats a calculated (and proven successful) plan for destruction.


24 posted on 06/27/2012 5:58:38 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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Voters want more from ABO.


25 posted on 06/27/2012 10:02:17 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: elkfersupper
Dear Elk:

You are 100% correct.

The contraction will continue until the cycle is complete. The only thing the President can do is position our country to recover/rebuild when it's done (and we haven't hit bottom yet).

With Bambi in the White House, it won't be done. With Romney, we have a glimmer of a chance that it will.

26 posted on 06/27/2012 11:53:31 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: Graewoulf
Why send another RINO in to lose to Obama?

Did we learn nothing from 2008?

We did. Unfortunately, none of "our" people is ready for prime time. None has the money, media, or minions to challenge Obama and win. If they did, they would have soundly defeated Mitt in the primaries.

I am a Conservative.

Our only hope is to transform "malleable Mitt" into a true conservative.
Transforming a true conservative into a viable candidate who can take on Obama and win in November is a pipe dream.

27 posted on 06/28/2012 3:46:16 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Jess Kitting

So true. Objective November 2012- Get Hussein out. Objective 2016- Replace Romney with a real conservative candidate.


28 posted on 06/28/2012 3:49:36 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957
... Objective November 2012- Get Hussein out. Objective 2016- Replace Romney with a real conservative candidate.

Right on brother. You nailed it. If you don't mind, I think I'll use a shortened form in my tagline.

29 posted on 06/28/2012 4:43:25 AM PDT by Toadman (Objective 2012 - Hussein OUT. Objective 2016 - Romney replaced by a Conservative)
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To: Graewoulf

Conservatives who are not 100% behind Romney are abandoning their conservatism.
Dah? Obama.

That’s why Rush, Levin, Palin, and Reagan, in his grave, support Romney. The grownups will get Romney Elected! It’s Romney vs Obama. Who’s better for America?


30 posted on 06/28/2012 5:20:55 AM PDT by factmart
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Repealing a boatload of regulations is necessary, but not sufficient, to re-starting the US economy.

What is actually necessary is something much more bold than just repudiating the idiotic nonsense of the last four years. We have to unwind some stupidity going clear back to the 1970’s, including some issues with the Federal Reserve.

In short, I hold out no hope as of this point. Everything I see out of Romney indicates to me that he’s Yet Another Harvard Graduate, seeking to cover himself with spoils while telling the rest of us “Sorry, folks, but you didn’t go to an Ivy League school, you’re not one of the club, shut up and enjoy what you’ve got.”

We’re basically screwed. The path from here is forward and down, as pilots like to say when airplanes turn into gliders.


31 posted on 06/28/2012 6:34:58 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: Bigtigermike

They do NOW. Obama has passed a megawatt tax increase and Romney wants to repeal it. I’d say those are “plans for the economy.”


32 posted on 06/28/2012 9:49:06 AM PDT by madison10
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