Skip to comments.Oh my: Generic Republican 47, Obama 39
Posted on 07/15/2011 12:31:15 AM PDT by RobinMasters
That last jobs report was awfully bad.
Gallup typically uses this question format when a president is seeking re-election but his likely opponent is unknown, as was the case in 1991-1992 and 2003-2004, when incumbents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, respectively, were seeking re-election.
The elder Bush held large leads over his generic Democratic opponent throughout 1991, but early 1992 preferences were more evenly divided and Bush eventually lost his re-election bid. The younger Bush also consistently maintained at least a small advantage over the Democrat throughout 2003, before winning re-election in a close contest in November 2004
Both Bushes had higher job approval ratings in the year before their re-election contests than Obama does now, helping explain why Obama has fared less well on the generic ballot in the year prior to the election year. George H.W. Bushs approval rating in July 1991 averaged 71%, while George W. Bushs July 2003 average was 60%. Obamas latest weekly average is 46%.
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That says that Donald or Daffy Duck would beat Bork Obunga if the election were held now.
Well, Poppy lost his re-election bid, while Dubya won his. Sort of a mixed result there, I'd say.
I have read recently, that no president has won re-election with an approval rating below 51%, which gives me much hope for a successful ouster of this POS next November.
I do not believe Donald was a Republican. Daffy, yes. Donald, no.
Now if we can only find ‘Generic’ and convince him to run.
I'll believe this stuff on Election Night 2012 and not a moment before.
Republicans HOPE people are smart, while Democrats KNOW people are stupid. The Liberal Media enforces that theory.
Anybody but Obama 2012, please...
18 months to go.
the economy will continue to deteriorate
he is way worse than carter
carter lost 46 states
this guy will have trouble carrying hawaii.
Harry Reid also had ratings so low it was impossible for him to be re-elected. So in celebration the local party nominated the one politician in the state the voters wanted less.
One might hope a lesson was learned.
Hey, I’m a generic Republican....
How about a President Bullish people?
The Republi-Tards in Congress are quaking in their boots as Dear Leader threatens to withhold Grandma's SS check that they will get blamed if this Debt Ceiling issue goes South, and (I was gonna suggest not ONE has the stones to call him on it, but thanks to a BRAVE Joe Walsh) only one lone voice so far (albeit no one in the leadership to include the pusillanimous Mitch and Bone-Er who between them don't even have one "pair") to take the fight to the Community Agitator.
And it's not like they have not had enough face time from the media; they simply don't want to "rock the boat."
Now even the Weeper of the House is talking about how good the RINO McConnell's plan might look which means for all practical purpose, our side has surrendered and they have let the Won escape unscathed once again.
No wonder the "R's" are considered the "Stooooopid Party!"
All we have to do is find Generic Republican. The actual choices don’t do that well yet.
You got it. It is not that the GOP is good. By 12 a Kangaroo could beat him.
Gawd what a head-fake this is.
Sounds like good news.
But keep in mind that “generic” often comes out ahead of a known person. These numbers would probably change for those that are in the public eye (Palin, Bachmann, etc.).
47/39 = 1.205, making 47% 20.5% larger than 39%.
It is 8 PERCENTAGE POINTS larger.
To use a different example, 15% is 50% larger than 10% even though there is only a 5 percentage point difference between the two numbers.
Likewise, 2% is 100% larger than 1% even though there’s only a 1 percentage point difference etc.
Many people get this confused.
Generic would be better than the RINO garbage who have thrown their hats in to the ring so far.
Mitt, Tim Paw, Newt, Rudy, ?
Get real conservatives orgo fish.
... but Obama is still running ahead of named candidates, indicating that many of the voters still prefer ‘other’ to the ones currently in the race.
This poll made me feel great yesterday but because of the comming GOP surrender on the debt I don’t think that number will hold up.
generic could be a,potato chip. and still win
More proof ... Elmer Fudd can beat this guy.
It is only difficult to defeat an enemy when your front line soldiers refuse to take up arms and fight. In a fight... we have a chance... we have no true leadership... not amongst elected leaders ... and it seems we have little chance for Victory.
Please explainThe difference between 47 and 39 is 8...It doesn't matter if it's percent, dollars or marbles.
8 is 20.5% of 39. If you want to increase your percent, dollars or marbles from 39 to 47 you will have to add 20.5% more to what you have.
8/39 = .205 or 20.5%.
To check it, use your calculator, add 39 + 20.5%