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Survey shows voters' thoughts on character traits of Obama, Romney
Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/2/12 | BARTHOLOMEW SULLIVAN, Scripps Howard News Service

Posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT by SmithL

Results from an online survey posted on Scripps websites (including knoxnews.com) suggests people seek leadership, honesty, judgment and fairness in their next president but don't see either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama strongly possessing all of those traits.

Voters think character is an important determinant in selecting political candidates, according to polls cited by Neal H. Mayerson, whose non-profit Cincinnati-based VIA Institute on Character designed the online survey that was placed on several Scripps websites in recent weeks.

The nonscientific survey asked respondents to identify the top character traits they sought in the next president from a list of 24. It then asked them to identify the two candidates' top character traits.

Mayerson said 80 percent of respondents listed "leadership" as a trait they'd like to see in a chief executive. Seventy-five percent listed "honesty," while 53 percent chose "judgment" and 40 percent named "fairness."

"Across all respondents and within all sub-samples, Mitt Romney is seen by more people (in this survey) as possessing leadership than is President Obama," Mayerson said in analyzing the responses.

Similarly, survey respondents indicated Obama possesses more of the fourth-most important character trait -- fairness. Thirty-nine percent identified it as a core character trait found in the president while only 17 percent found Romney possesses the quality.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 2012polls; character; election2012; romney

1 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:25 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SmithL.
people seek leadership, honesty, judgment and fairness in their next president
and it turns out, people form their opinion of the candidate they won't support in the first place from attack ads from the Demagogic Party.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 8:55:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SmithL
Adjectives describing Obama character that come to mind:

I must have missed some...

4 posted on 11/02/2012 9:14:50 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Tergiversator.

Wow. I learn something new every time I come here.

5 posted on 11/02/2012 9:35:11 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: Sister_T

LOL. I have to admit I saw that word today for the very first time ever in an article (I think) on American Thinker. It’s a gem, isn’t it? Can’t believe I’ve never run across it before.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 10:06:20 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Ugly, thin-skinned, childish, immature, self important...


7 posted on 11/02/2012 10:14:54 PM PDT by uncitizen (Romney - Remember Benghazi!)
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To: SmithL
IMO, the traitor has no desirable traits!
8 posted on 11/02/2012 10:24:21 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Sister_T
Tergiversator.

Wow. I learn something new every time I come here.

Blame Douglas Hackleman, posting yesterday on American Thinker:

From among the many Obama tergiversations and reversals that could be provided on subjects great and small, one "evolution" in particular begs scrutiny. This example is sort of a twofer, because embedded in the videos that reveal this unusually venal flip-flop is an especially vile prevarication -- a lie which illustrates that the campaign for president by the first-term senator from Illinois was far more about the audacity of Obama than the audacity of hope.

9 posted on 11/02/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I must have missed some...

Well, there's an old sysadmin password I used to use back in the eighties: tplsawp2s. It was derived from an utterance by the 18th Secretary of Agriculture.

10 posted on 11/02/2012 10:46:03 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Adjectives describing Obama character that come to mind:

You can add queer to that list.

11 posted on 11/02/2012 11:44:35 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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