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    Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    Most voters still believe President Obama is more liberal than they are, while just one-out-of-four say they share the same ideological views as the president.
    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think Obama is more ideologically liberal than they are, while only 13% view him as more conservative. Twenty-four percent (24%) say their political views are about the same as the president's. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
    The number who see the president as more liberal than they are stayed at 57% in three-out-of-four previous surveys conducted since August of last year. That number climbed to 61% in late February. The number who view the president as more conservative ranged from nine percent (9%) to 12% in that same period.
    The number of voters who say they share about the same political views as the president ties the lowest result measured since August and, interestingly, compares exactly with the number who say the same of Congress. Only 24% of voters hold about the same ideological views as the average Republican member of Congress, and another 24% feel that way about the views of the average Democratic congressman.

    Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views - Rasmussen Reports™

    the 'money quote' being the part I highlighted shows a serious problem for Obama as he starts out his bid for re election. If only 13% of the country agrees with you, I'd say you are in trouble.

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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    And to think, that 13 percent mingles among us. Eeek!

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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    the 'money quote' being the part I highlighted shows a serious problem for Obama as he starts out his bid for re election. If only 13% of the country agrees with you, I'd say you are in trouble.

    What say you all?

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    I think that realistically, he probably gets 37% of the vote by that poll. I figure those that think Obama is more conservative than them aren't going to vote for the Republican candidate. The 54% is where the Republican candidate must draw from. It would be interesting to know the breakdown of the 54%. Are they in any way upset with Obama? How do they categorize themselves; moderate, conservative, very conservative? There isn't a lot that can be inferred from this poll, other than Obama has 37% of the vote in his corner. The question is, how much does the Republican candidate have and who will the two candidates be pandering to?
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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    I think that's accurate, doesn't surprise me at all.

    However there's a big difference between the President's views and his actions.
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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    the 'money quote' being the part I highlighted shows a serious problem for Obama as he starts out his bid for re election. If only 13% of the country agrees with you, I'd say you are in trouble.

    What say you all?
    I would really like to know what percentage of the country have their politics lined up with the GOP candidates.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    the 'money quote' being the part I highlighted shows a serious problem for Obama as he starts out his bid for re election. If only 13% of the country agrees with you, I'd say you are in trouble.

    What say you all?
    I say you don't know how to read a poll report?

    13%?? Better check your math.

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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think that's accurate, doesn't surprise me at all.

    However there's a big difference between the President's views and his actions.
    IOW, Obama is a liar.....I agree.

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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I would really like to know what percentage of the country have their politics lined up with the GOP candidates.
    I think that is tough to say at this moment. Too early and all. And for the record Sam, I am not usually one to rely on polls, but I found this one interesting that so many liberals are mad at the President today, some for not going far enough, and some, if not a majority think that he is a liar. No wonder he feels he needs such a big war chest of money this time around....Deflect and distract you know.


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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    IOW, Obama is a liar.....I agree.

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    Calling a politician a liar seems rather redundant.

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    Re: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    IOW, Obama is a liar.....I agree.

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