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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

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Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par with (or higher than) intense support.

Obama’s inaugural address earned fewer positive marks and appears to have served mainly as a pep rally, with raving reviews from supporters and plenty of yawns from his opponents. While the speech drew twice as many cheers as jeers — 51 percent approved while 24 percent disapproved — a quarter of Americans had no opinion on the speech. More than eight in 10 Democrats approved of Obama’s second inaugural, but at least three in 10 Republicans and independents have no reaction at all.

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Guess, so much for the "revolutionary' majority.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

possibly it's just that people are relieved no to have Romeny, although if that was the case I'm not sure why more didn't vote for him in the first place. Otherwise, I've no idea why this might be.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 30 January 2013 - 03:04 PM, said:

Guess, so much for the "revolutionary' majority.
Obama is wildly popular in most of Asia -- much more than in the States.  I think it has to do with some parts of his background.  Because of my visits to the US, I had many people somewhat worriedly asking me if I thought he would be re-elected.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 30 January 2013 - 03:31 PM, said:

Obama is wildly popular in most of Asia -- much more than in the States.  I think it has to do with some parts of his background.  Because of my visits to the US, I had many people somewhat worriedly asking me if I thought he would be re-elected.

In view that the Republicans put up the "best of every family" to run for Prezz there was never any serious danger of him loosing the election. My question is whether they don't have anybody left with the capacity to win or simply chickened out in view of the bunch of problems Dubya left behind.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

You do realize lots and lots of Americans don't vote in these polls, don't even pay attention to the elections anymore. They lost faith due to the constant amnesty that been given out to illegals, which also gives them voting rights. Right now, the illegal population is actually outstripping the native population at the polls. Doesn't help when the media won't report unbiased news.I can see where you don't understand, because you are on the outside looking in, you are not experience it yourself. I can't make myself any clearer. If you or your liberal pals don't even research, why do I even bother to try to teach you the truths? I am just wasting my breaths. Besides I can't understand why you are trying to influence other Americans, real Americans about what is happening in their country. Shouldn't you be more concern with your own damn nation?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

View PostUncle Sam, on 30 January 2013 - 03:55 PM, said:

You do realize lots and lots of Americans don't vote in these polls, don't even pay attention to the elections anymore. They lost faith due to the constant amnesty that been given out to illegals, which also gives them voting rights. Right now, the illegal population is actually outstripping the native population at the polls. Doesn't help when the media won't report unbiased news.I can see where you don't understand, because you are on the outside looking in, you are not experience it yourself. I can't make myself any clearer. If you or your liberal pals don't even research, why do I even bother to try to teach you the truths? I am just wasting my breaths. Besides I can't understand why you are trying to influence other Americans, real Americans about what is happening in their country. Shouldn't you be more concern with your own damn nation?

Real Americans are those advocating a dictatorship of "good sense" I know.

Besides, thank you for confirming that some talk without knowing the facts because it fits their prejudices.

And yes, it is a known fact that among all Western democracies the US always was the one with the lowest popular participation. That is not new and not a sign of dissatisfaction, especially considering that the particiation in the '12 election was higher than in '08.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Romney might have lost even without the illegal votes.  The instant he became the Republican Nominee I lost all hope of Obama not getting his second term.  I'm not sure which of them are worse in all honesty.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

View PostWickian, on 30 January 2013 - 05:23 PM, said:

Romney might have lost even without the illegal votes.  The instant he became the Republican Nominee I lost all hope of Obama not getting his second term.  I'm not sure which of them are worse in all honesty.

None of the primary candidates had a chance, and those who had did their best to make themselves impossible as to not get coerced into running.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Good for him I guess, though I'm sure it will drop in time.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Its the washington Post. They polled Liberal Democrats in Washington and got a 60% number. These polls dont mean squat. I can buy a poll that says whatever I want it to say and then print it as fact.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

View PostCorp, on 30 January 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

Good for him I guess, though I'm sure it will drop in time.

Depends, if he keeps up his "kick Congress" stance he has nothing to loose, even if he gets nothing done. Congress is more unpopular than he is. And that is what he should have been doing since the first term (there are things you can learn from Reagan).

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Kicking Congress to violate the Constitution should get him impeached real quickly. Itleast thats what the Oath of Office was for Congress. Let him make one slip. One cigar under the desk and this guys done.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

My prediction - in six months folks will be viewing Obama the way they viewed Bush in summer 2005.

How in the hell did that moron get reelected?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

View PostRafterman, on 30 January 2013 - 06:36 PM, said:

My prediction - in six months folks will be viewing Obama the way they viewed Bush in summer 2005.

How in the hell did that moron get reelected?
Maybe because he's not a moron.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

His ratings have dipped pretty low before and I do believe the disenfranchised are abstaining from any participation at this point in time. Its roots comes from the outright poo pooing of loud voicing of misjustices on his part. People just have stopped trying to prove there points to him.

You should check the yahoo comments sometime to get a gauge of his popularity. Where are his supporters again ?





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