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Exit poll: Hint of economic optimism boosted Obama
Houston Chronicle ^ | November 6, 2012 | by Connie Cass

Posted on 11/06/2012 11:40:07 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters who feel the economic outlook brightening after years of misery and believe Barack Obama better understands people like themselves propelled the president to a second term, exit polls show. Mitt Romney suffered from being labeled a champion of the wealthy over the common man.

Americans interviewed as they left their polling places Tuesday were in wide agreement that the economy is still in sorry shape. But they were less likely to blame Obama than to point the finger at his predecessor, George W. Bush.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012
When Obama II fails just as Obama I, will it still be W's fault?
1 posted on 11/06/2012 11:40:16 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
You said...
“When Obama II fails just as Obama I, will it still be W’s fault?”

That depends on whether or not there is a major economic event that happens in his term

2 posted on 11/06/2012 11:42:14 PM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Book cooking worked this time, but time will audit the books.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 11:42:28 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yep. Ask Herbert Hoover. Thanks public education!!!


4 posted on 11/06/2012 11:43:08 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

oh horse feathers. it was completely rigged


5 posted on 11/06/2012 11:43:13 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
When Obama II fails just as Obama I, will it still be W's fault?

They will claim so (the Dems said they would claim it "forever"). The real question is, will people keep believing it?

6 posted on 11/06/2012 11:45:11 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lies from the media boosted Obama

why am I not surprised?

meanwhile the GOP RINO’s are gonna blame Limbaugh and “bible thumpers” for the loss of their moderate candidate


7 posted on 11/06/2012 11:45:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 5thGenTexan
The real question is, will people keep believing it?

Yes, that's how stupid they are.

8 posted on 11/06/2012 11:46:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m afraid the first sentence of this piece has it exactly right. That and the “get out of jail free” card the media gives to Obama time and time again.

I’m very sad tonight, much sadder than in 2008.

To elect him was one thing, but to re-elect this nincompoop is beyond me.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 11:46:27 PM PST by jocon307
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To: GeronL

Steve Schmidt has already started the attacks.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 11:47:19 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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There were too many faults in Zer0 to claim economic optimism
was his winning stroke.

America has lost it’s soul.

The next years are going to be unbearable.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 11:48:04 PM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: yldstrk

Blacks, hispanics, clinton loyalists....It was a simple demographics numbers game.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 11:48:04 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau

no dear it was not. It was stuffing the ballot box


13 posted on 11/06/2012 11:49:57 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Yes it was rigged and the media being in the tank.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 11:52:33 PM PST by funfan
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To: 5thGenTexan

Completely bogus numbers. The dismal “growth” reported was all govt agencies’ end of year spending — burning off $$ to maintain their annual budgets. Not real economic growth.

I guess being unemployed and seeing storefronts shuttered and gas prices higher have less impact than lying politicians and tv talking heads.

This coming year when we can’t afford to heat and cool our homes, pay our taxes, buy groceries, run our cars, etc, maybe people will sit up and say, “Oh! How did that happen?”


15 posted on 11/06/2012 11:54:22 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Doing it again, expecting a different result.


There's a word for that...

16 posted on 11/06/2012 11:54:41 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Suddenly four dead Americans and a coverup don’t mean anything. With the help of the media, Obozo painted Romney as this rich guy that didn’t care about the “little guy”.
The media is Obozo’s enabler.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 11:55:36 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: sockhead

Regardless of who won we are headed for collapse. Obama will just speed off the cliff.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 11:55:58 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh obastard II is going to fail MUCH worse than obastard I. And those who voted for him deserve it. Sucks for the oroducers, though ...


19 posted on 11/06/2012 11:57:50 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: LMAO
That depends on whether or not there is a major economic event that happens in his term

Does a depression count as a major economic event?

20 posted on 11/06/2012 11:58:56 PM PST by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: TigerClaws

You said...
“Regardless of who won we are headed for collapse”

Agree and have been saying this for months. An election wasn’t going to change that


21 posted on 11/06/2012 11:59:19 PM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: jocon307

The only real question is: when do the free handouts start declining? When can regular people just be shown as somewhat helpful as opposed to FEMA? When will the spending be forced to slow down?


22 posted on 11/07/2012 12:00:58 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Schatze
You said...
“Does a depression count as a major economic event?”

But the voters just saw a struggling economy. Ask your average voter questions about things like the Federal Reserve or quantitative easing and such and there effect on making the economy look better than it actually is and I promise you you will get a blank stare

23 posted on 11/07/2012 12:01:59 AM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“When Obama II fails just as Obama I, will it still be W’s fault?”

No, now he will blame it on the “Republican House” and their unwillingness to “invest in America”.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 12:03:40 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: TigerClaws

Well, at least it’s been confirmed that it’s Obama who will do it! After some thought, I realized that pretty much any one of the candidates we had weren’t going to beat Obama for the White House, and we might be closer to a decline in America than I once thought. But oh well the dependents will be getting the worst of it.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 12:05:07 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sixty-four percent of all voters said Obama’s response to the devastation from Superstorm Sandy was a factor in their vote.

Holy cow. Whatta bunch of morons.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 12:05:15 AM PST by martiangohome
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No, the Democrats will blame the GOP controlled House for not giving them everything they wanted.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 12:05:28 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I have come to conclusion to 'atlas shrug' and let it go.

I am done with politics and voting.

28 posted on 11/07/2012 12:07:10 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Morpheus2009
The only real question is: when do the free handouts start declining?

How about the end of 2012 in the case of extended unemployment benefits. The typical state issues up to 26 weeks of unemployment benefits. The federal extension that has been in place for quite some time pushed this up to 99 weeks. The federal extensions expire at the end of 2012.

So, it you recently became unemployed (like myself), you will not be receiving any federal extension to your unemployment benefits because CA's 26 weeks takes me past the end of 2012.

29 posted on 11/07/2012 12:07:39 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This country is messed up in the head- there is no way in hell that a republican would have been elected if the unemployment rate was even at 6.5 % but obama wins reelection because the unemployment fell below 8% for the FIRST TIME IN 4 YEARS and because the peopel think that is a ‘hint of improvement’? What the hell is wrong with htis country lately?


30 posted on 11/07/2012 12:08:05 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CatOwner

I should add that I hope it doesn’t come to that for myself and I find employment elsewhere.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 12:09:19 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: LMAO

The average voter will soon have reality staring them in the face as prices soar thanks to Uncle Ben and QE.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 12:18:01 AM PST by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: martiangohome
Whatta bunch of morons.

You can say that again. Of course, they probably never saw the pictures of what was happening -- or more to the point, FEMA's non-response -- on Staten Island. The in-the-tank-for-Obama media strikes again.

33 posted on 11/07/2012 12:24:06 AM PST by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: Schatze

The majority of Americans are immature morons.

This country is in seep do-do.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 12:43:44 AM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What hint was this?


35 posted on 11/07/2012 12:56:18 AM PST by null and void (Day 1387 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: yldstrk
oh horse feathers. it was completely rigged

You know that.

I know that

We even have a pretty good idea who and how.

There are only two things we can't do:

Prove it.

Get anyone to listen to the proof.

36 posted on 11/07/2012 1:00:04 AM PST by null and void (Day 1387 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bush 41 was not re-elected, even though a sluggish economy was on the upswing at election day. The difference is that the Democrats own the msm. They kept the Bush’s recovery a secret. They helped Obama trumpet his mythical “improvement.”

As long as the Democrats tun the msm, they will win, because we have the stupidest electorate on the planet.


37 posted on 11/07/2012 1:01:52 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: CatOwner

On the bright side, as soon as you and your cohorts join me off the end of the unemployment benefits, the official unemployment rate falls.

Welcome to U-6, my FRiend...


38 posted on 11/07/2012 1:06:07 AM PST by null and void (Day 1387 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It depends if the GOP, conservative pundits and conservatives go for the jugular and start arguing the lies with facts.
39 posted on 11/07/2012 1:11:13 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
they're crawling all over the place trying to justify bammy win because no one with any sense believes it because of the massive fraud...

massive fraud...that is what this election was....

40 posted on 11/07/2012 1:29:30 AM PST by cherry
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To: Chgogal

why aren’t the voting machines impounded?...you have this many complaints and why aren’t those machines impounded?....


41 posted on 11/07/2012 1:35:55 AM PST by cherry
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To: teletech

Toss in government schooling. The media just reinforces what’s taught there.


42 posted on 11/07/2012 1:36:31 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama put lipstick on a pig and the Liberals bought it.

The Human Termites of American Society just put this country onto a path of deliberate destruction by Obama.


43 posted on 11/07/2012 4:35:16 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Geez - he’ll be blaming the next four years on Hurricane Sandy.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 4:36:56 AM PST by jersey117
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