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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:29 PM
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POLL: Obama absolutely crushes GOP opponents (+13 on Romney, +12 on Huckleberry, +26 on Palin,
Poll: Obama rebounding with voters, would beat GOP rivals .
By STEVEN THOMMA
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has bounced back from his low point after November's elections and enjoys stronger support heading into the 2012 election cycle, particularly against Sarah Palin, according to a McClatchy Newspapers-Marist poll released Thursday.

Obama's fortunes appear to be rising along with the country's. The poll found a jump in the number of people who think the country's heading in the right direction. Also, the president probably benefited from the productive post-election session of Congress.

"Obama's standing on far firmer footing," said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in New York, which conducted the national survey. "It puts a different hue on the 2012 elections."

The president's rating improved on several fronts, including job approval, how many like him personally and whether they think he'll do better in the next two years. His strengthening appeal was most noticeable in how he matches up against three potential Republican rivals.

Today Obama would beat Republican Mitt Romney by 51 to 38 percent, the poll showed. In a December McClatchy-Marist poll, he trailed the former Massachusetts governor by 46-44 percent.

Obama would defeat Republican Mike Huckabee by a similar margin, 50-38 percent. In December, the president led the former Arkansas governor by only 47-43 percent.

And he'd crush Palin by 56-30 percent. A month before, he led the former Alaska governor by 52-40 percent.

In each case, Obama owes his lead now to a unified base of support from Democrats and an edge among independents, who prefer the president by 10 points against Romney, 5 points against Huckabee and 28 points against Palin.

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http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/13/2014972/poll-obama-rebounding-with-voters.html
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:32 PM
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1. That will have their panties in a twist. n/t
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:38 PM
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2. Good but don't get complacent
I hate polls even when they say my guy is ahead.
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 07:16 AM
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14. I agree
Polls this far ahead of an election don't mean diddly,
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 06:10 AM
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26. I feel the same way
Anyone that thinks we aren't going to have to work our collective asses off to get Obama reelected is off their rocker.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:39 PM
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3. What about our beefy governor in NJ?
Touted as competition though he says he's not running.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:59 PM
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8. Yeah, and Tim Paaaaawlenty.
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golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:43 PM
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10. The beefy gov is not popular amongst evangelical Christians
because he is for abortion in some cases.
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 07:09 AM
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13. Govenor Meatball?
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 04:07 PM
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21. Governor Flesh
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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 10:54 AM
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17. The right absolutely hate him now
he is too much of a liberal and the Palinistas are going after him for being too nice to Muslim people. Seriously.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 06:01 PM
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23. He'd have to start now if he was running, and he hasn't started even
putting any boots on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:54 PM
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4. Jeb?
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:15 PM
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5. Shhhhhhh, Karl wasnt going to let that out until much later. Jeb the 2012 surprise. nm
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:13 PM
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6. Politics is very strange
I had a feeling that the mid-term victories for the Republicans would actually boost Obama's ratings. The American people are so fickled - they woke up from a bad hangover the day after mid-terms and are wondering what the hell they did the day before. There's already remorse - and the Republicans just took over the majority in the House a couple of weeks ago.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:26 PM
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9. Indeed it is but I am not that surprised. Having the Rethugs have some responsibility is
actually allowing Obama to draw comparisons between him and them. Before, the Dems were in total control. Now, they have to come up with some kind of plans and their ideas are really pretty bad. Palin really stuck her foot in it, Boehner looks like a drunk and a nut, and the rest look petty right now. Obama is really rising above them in terms of likability especially with his speech at the Tucson memorial.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:47 PM
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7. Someone must have had a "Let Obama Be Obama" talk with the President.
"We're going to raise the level of public debate in this country, and let THAT be our legacy. We may lose a few battles, and we may lose the White House. But we're not going to be frightened by issues."

The late Leo McGarry, played by the late, great John Spencer of The West Wing.
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 01:56 AM
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11. But, but, but...Cheney he said he'll be one term president!!!
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MattSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 07:03 AM
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12. Sorry,..
A poll this far before an election means nothing. Why do people obsess over meaningless stories like this?
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 10:43 AM
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16. because some people
are nervous about Obama being re-elected.
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 10:36 AM
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15. None of those three are going to win the Republica nomination. Republicans are going
to look outside the box for a new candidate.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 11:10 AM
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18. Seems odd to me that Huckleberry continues to poll best of those three against Obama.
Edited on Tue Jan-18-11 11:10 AM by burning rain
I know that some of the more hardbitten religious and social conservatives have their issues with Romney over his Mormonism, Massachusetts health care plan, and his past support of abortion, gay rights, and gun control, but I have no doubt but that they'd come home in November, however grudgingly, if only out of hatred for Obama. Meanwhile, Romney would surely win a bit more support from lukewarm suburbanites and other mushy moderates who wouldn't pull the lever for the backwards fundamentalist Huck. I do agree that Palin would surely fare the worst, and that Obama would best any of them.
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 02:10 PM
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19. he is the least wierd
so he appeals slightly more to the middle right.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 03:53 PM
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20. ? He wants the constitution to be changed to reflect biblical law. Sounds weird to me....
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 04:24 PM
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22. im refering to personal presentation
not crazy policy.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 01:55 AM
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24. That is possible.
It seems to me, though, that suburbanites and other middle voters would find Huck's earnest fundamentalism and piety weirder and more offputting than Romney's vague personal oddness. Romney comes off as more modern and secular in outlook, something that such voters tend to find normal and reassuring.
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workinclasszero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 05:10 AM
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25. Run Sarah run!
It will be sweet to watch the idiot teabaggers destroy the thug party by nominating Palin.


The only rethug I really fear is Jeb Bush.

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