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Shock poll: Wealthy, not middle class, support Obama
Washington Examiner ^ | May 1, 2013

Posted on 05/01/2013 1:00:44 PM PDT by grundle

President Obama's approval numbers are starting to mimic Mitt Romney's.

According to a new YouGov poll, it's the rich -- not the poor or middle class -- who back Obama more despite his 2012 campaign attacking the rich.

The poll for the Economist found that fewer than half of those with incomes less than $100,000 per year approve of Obama's performance, while he enjoys a 54 percent approval rating among those with incomes higher than that.

Those earning less than $40,000 a year disapprove of the president's performance, 51 percent to 45 percent. Those earning $40,000 to $100,000 disapprove by a rate of 50 percent to 48 percent.

"A largely jobless recovery coupled with a Quantitative-Easing-fueled stock market rally seems to earn more smiles from the upscale among us, fewer from the working class," said the pollsters.

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


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KEYWORDS: 2013polls; bho2012; bho44; classwarfare; dupedagain; millionaires
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1 posted on 05/01/2013 1:00:44 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Rich people love socialism, keeps out their competition.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 1:02:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

Um. This is the new commie lib “wealthy”. The money was stolen by Barry from people who earned it and given to his commie pals who are now the new “wealthy”.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 1:03:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: grundle

The Politburo loves Obama. Knock me over with a feather.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 1:04:58 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: grundle
Its the wealthy & poor against the middle class.

Commies hate the middle class - too stable.

5 posted on 05/01/2013 1:05:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: dfwgator
Rich people love socialism, keeps out their competition.

Wish I could "like" or +1 this.

6 posted on 05/01/2013 1:07:21 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: skeeter

stable?

Perhaps too independent.

The uber wealthy have a desire to control others, since their lives aren’t much of a struggle, they have to have something to do...

And the poor, in general, love socialism because it gives them more than they’d have on the effort they’re willing to put forth.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 1:07:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: grundle

Well, they are the only ones who can afford it. And it makes them FEEL good. And cool.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 1:07:46 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: dfwgator

it has been that way for years, many years. Wall Street controls Congress pretty well, but the Democrats are push overs - they love that Wall Street money in their pockets.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 1:07:56 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: justlurking

Yeah, I hate to mimic Facebook, but there are many posts I would like to “like” but have no comment on. Mostly because it’s all been said.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 1:08:33 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: grundle

No doubt skewed by substantially higher incomes in populous blue states. At least they get to pay a higher % of obama’s rate hikes vis a vis their purchasing power.

Suckers.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 1:08:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: dfwgator

The one unique aspect we used to have was moving up and down classes.

Socialism stops the movement, that is why they like it.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 1:08:42 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: skeeter

That’s Haves, Have-Nots and Have-Some-Want-Some-More.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 1:08:49 PM PDT by John Freeman
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To: grundle

This is no shock if you think about it (not that anyone from a newspaper would think about anything)

Those who are “rich enough” to have ensconced themselves in a bubble and who are not especially subject to the worries over the economy are doing fine. This is what people do, they anesthetize themselves, when possible. No criticism, really, some use illegal drugs, some use doodads, some use their families, some use activities they enjoy.

Those who have to work for their living hour by hour for deteriorating wages and view their future as increasingly uncertain as they see their rights decreased, their incomes threatened, the government increasingly intruding upon their freedoms and ability to make a living by endless executive orders and diktats, those people are worried. They might not be, if they viewed the sacrifice of and intrusion upon their freedoms as buying some kind of safety or security, but the longer this farce of a president and admin go, the more and more incompetent they appear. I see the disapproval of this regime as utterly natural. It is the drunken, obsequious worship of these turdballs that seems completely synthetic, an act, a hallucination.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 1:08:54 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: grundle

The rich make the best socialists. It keeps you and me from getting where they are.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 1:09:02 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: autumnraine

It would be cool to have some sort of approval count,
and then a page of top posts of the day/week/month.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 1:09:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

It reminds me of those snooty ants in Bug’s Life. They have nothing to but do things to help the ‘less fortunate’ and ease their guilt of living ridiculously while others starve.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 1:09:41 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: grundle
The Democratic Party, and the monopoly known as the Associated Press, are a conspiracy against the people who are too proud to accept patronization as “poor” - and too poor to be able to afford to pay protection money to the Democrat-AP axis. The middle class needs a party to defend their interest, which the public interest as expressed in Constitution. The Republican Party should be that party, and on good days it is. But the Republican Party is not the party of the rich, and the rich do not adhere to it.

18 posted on 05/01/2013 1:10:22 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: grundle

Because they hope his phony fake Potemkin Village version of class warfare will keep the real thing at bay.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 1:10:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: grundle

No shock there. The parents of today’s wealthy elite sent them to schools where their brains were washed with leftist acid. Case in point: Notice that Jason Collins cited as one of his biggest influences his Stanford roommate, now-Rep. Joe Kennedy III, who couldn’t wait to march arm-in-arm with him in the next Pride Parade. (Kennedy had already marched in the most recent one.)


20 posted on 05/01/2013 1:11:15 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

The most angry at the government are the lower middle class. The upper middle class to the uber rich are somewhat ‘feeling’ the burden of higher gas prices and food costs, but can cushion it without much difference in lifestyle.

The lower class don’t feel it as they still live in section 8 housing and get food stamps and bus passes.

The lower middle class are the ones struggling to hoping and praying they make enough to buy food for the week and gas to get to work. God forbid something unexpected happens or a cut in hours, etc...


21 posted on 05/01/2013 1:11:58 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: MrB

Yes!

“Like”


22 posted on 05/01/2013 1:12:48 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It's been a while since the days of the Soviet Union so people here oblivious to the formation of an American version of the old Soviet Nomenklatura class that perpetuated and enforced the system and enjoyed the perks of inhabiting the top of the s**t pile at the expense of the rest of the people
23 posted on 05/01/2013 1:13:49 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: dfwgator

The one unique aspect we used to have was moving up and down classes.

Socialism stops the movement, that is why they like it.


24 posted on 05/01/2013 1:14:49 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: dfwgator

The rich love ANYTHING that will reduce the number of up and coming competitors. The super rich, like Warren Buffet, would have even the poor hauled off to camps to keep any of them from rising to his level.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 1:15:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: autumnraine

That is exactly my point. If we were to divide the population into quintiles in terms in incomes, the lowest level is on welfare and already living as if expecting a gov handout to supplement those they already get. The fifth above them and the fifth above them are barely, barely making it. And they are being skinned.


26 posted on 05/01/2013 1:15:20 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: grundle

I thought it was always known that socialism gets support from the super wealthy and the very poor.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 1:16:02 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: MrB
There has never been a revolution in any country where there has been a strong middle class.

Obama is trying to destabilize the middle class.

28 posted on 05/01/2013 1:16:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: grundle

What’s shocking? Wealthy people are stupid too.


29 posted on 05/01/2013 1:17:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: dfwgator

Correct - that’s the point. They just want to be the protected class of the ‘old money’ - don’t want the possibility of any ‘new money’ coming along and challenging their position. Another poster here described it like this a few weeks ago or so: They don’t care if the pie gets smaller, just as long as they are the only ones who have the pie.


30 posted on 05/01/2013 1:23:50 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: grundle

Both parties know where their campaign contributions come from. Gotta keep the billionaires happy


31 posted on 05/01/2013 1:23:53 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: dfwgator
Rich people love socialism, keeps out their competition.

Progressives hate free-markets. The feel they can manage everyone's personal choices much better than the hayseeds can do for themselves. If you are part of the governing class or well-connected to them, then you can do very well too.

I remember clearly that in 2008 I didn't see a single "Sarah Palin" bumper sticker on Wall Street or in Greenwich CT, but I saw plenty of Obama ones.

32 posted on 05/01/2013 1:24:03 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
And they are being skinned

Mrs WBill and I are solidly ensconced in the middle class. Nevermind $$$$, not germaine to the topic. Just an average middleclass suburbanite slob, that's me.

20 years ago, if you had told me what my salary would be be today, I'd probably have said, "OK. I've got a college degree, I work hard. I believe it."

HOWEVER, if you had told me 20 years ago what my salary would be today ... AND ... that I'd need to clip coupons, skip vacations, stop eating out, plan my driving trips, basically cut every corner and trim every bit of fat possible just to stay afloat ....

... I'd have told you that you were absolutely nuts.

33 posted on 05/01/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT by wbill
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To: grundle

Not a day goes by that I don’t meet an upper income person who voted Marxist. It used to upset me when I met these types, but now I never assume the “rich person” socializing with me is like me.


34 posted on 05/01/2013 1:28:16 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: skeeter; dfwgator
If you read the article, you'll find out that the people making less than $40K are 51% against Obama. Only the rich like him, if majority vote counts.

It would be interesting to see a breakdown, however, among the sub-$40K people, between those who work for a living and those who live off government largesse (not that those two categories are mutually exclusive).

35 posted on 05/01/2013 1:29:13 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: RginTN
Wealthy people are stupid too.

My sister used to work in private banking. You can add insane, paranoid, unbalanced, addle-brained, and morally derelict. At least a lot of them are.


36 posted on 05/01/2013 1:36:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: grundle

That means poor non-minorities must REALLY disapprove!


37 posted on 05/01/2013 1:37:00 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: grundle

I believe it.
I was in DC last weekend and was amazed at the expensive cars, 7 series BMWs, Jags, Mercedes w/ Obama bumper stickers.


38 posted on 05/01/2013 1:50:20 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: grundle

Must be the ol’ “I got mine, the rest of you can get screwed” attitude.

Figures that group would like 0bama.


39 posted on 05/01/2013 1:50:22 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: MrB
The uber wealthy have a desire to control others, since their lives aren’t much of a struggle, they have to have something to do...

Mayor Doomberg comes to mind (net worth $27b).

40 posted on 05/01/2013 1:58:12 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: grundle

The rich are the only ones who can afford Obama and I am not talking about 250K which I don’t think is “Rich” I am talking all the 1% holllywood types who make millions.


41 posted on 05/01/2013 2:21:12 PM PDT by funfan
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To: grundle
Wealthy, not middle class, support Obama

So what's new? The wealthy industrialists supported Hitler and the wealthy (German) bankers supported Lenin & the Bolsheviks

42 posted on 05/01/2013 2:34:05 PM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: grundle

After looking over the details of the study, I think the conclusions reached by the authors cannot be considered valid based on the sampling methodology and the built-in margin of error. It “could” be true, and then again it could be “not true”. ie garbage.
http://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/5hdfyb50xb/20130428trackingreport.pdf


43 posted on 05/01/2013 2:42:33 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: grundle
President Obama's approval numbers are starting to mimic Mitt Romney's.

Cheap shot at Romney + inaccurate reporting.

In the 2008 campaign, Obama led among high income voters in his race with Hillary Clinton and (by most counts) in his race with John McCain.

There's nothing really new here, and nothing that justifies kicking Romney's corpse (except maybe for people who believe that kicking it is always justified).

44 posted on 05/01/2013 2:44:08 PM PDT by x
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To: AZLiberty
I find it very hard to believe Obama doesn't garner a solid majority of support from the truly poor.

I'm talking about career poor, not elderly, not those just starting out. In many parts of the country and in certain age demographics, 39k isn't 'poor'.

45 posted on 05/01/2013 2:44:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

EXACTLY!!!!


46 posted on 05/01/2013 3:20:50 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Elitists....Bushes, too.


47 posted on 05/01/2013 3:35:51 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: lu shissler

Yes.


48 posted on 05/01/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: grundle

Not many government employees making under $40,000 per year. Plenty with household incomes over $100,000.


49 posted on 05/01/2013 5:36:57 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: skeeter

48% approval is pretty good — for the worst president ever. Shows what the power of misinformation can do.


50 posted on 05/01/2013 6:35:31 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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