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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    How much overall boost did President Obama get from the capture of Osama Bin Laden? None, according to an exclusive Newsweek / Daily Beast poll encompassing 1,200 American adults, conducted in the two days immediately before the president’s Sunday announcement about the terrorist leader, and then the two days immediately after.

    Specifically, Americans like the way he handled the situation, giving him strong results in strength and decision-making (55 percent now term him a strong leader overall, and 63 percent do so in the area of terrorism). Yet he did not get any overall bump in terms of approval rating, or electoral support. His approval rate was unchanged—48 approve, 49 disapprove, both before and after. There was also no statistical change in whether Obama deserves reelection—40/48 before, 39/49 after.

    The clear reason: It's the economy, stupid. Even after Bin Laden’s death, only 30 percent think the country is on the right track, and only 27 percent think the economy is on the right track. Respondents disapprove of President Obama's handling of the economy by a margin of 56 percent to 39 percent.
    Obama Approval Numbers After Bin Laden Kill - The Daily Beast

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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    The latest numbers from Quinnipiac University show a six-point jump in Obama's approval rating. Fifty-two percent of voters approve of the job Obama is doing, compared to 40 percent who disapprove. That's up from the 46 percent approval Quinnipiac measured for the president prior to bin Laden's death.

    But on the economy the issue Republicans are betting will be his undoing in 2012 Obama's numbers saw no spike.

    Just 38 percent of voters approve of the president's handling of the economy, while 57 percent disapprove. In a Q-poll out last week, 37 percent approved, compared to 57 who disapproved.

    In the latest CBS/New York Times poll, Obama's approval jumped 11 points to 57 percent. Still, that poll found his handling of the economy had reached an all-time low, with just 34 percent of Americans approving.

    A Washington Post/Pew Research poll released earlier this week gave Obama a nine-point approval jump, but showed no real movement on the economy. Forty-two percent of voters approved of Obama's handling of the economy up just two points from April.
    Poll: Obama gets slight bump, but not on economy - The Hill's Ballot Box

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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Polls are for sheep and partisan hacks.
    Interesting comment.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...n-katrina.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...llup-poll.html


    http://www.debatepolitics.com/archiv...live-poll.html

    Well, maybe you just mean presidential tracking polls.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-par...ing-earth.html

    Oops, guess not.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    You don't think a 17% skew in the Dems favor is a little out of the ordinary?

    How very... liberal of you.

    If someone posted a poll skewed in the GOPs favor, you'd be all over them like white on rice, claiming either the poll doesnt matter or the poll was unfairly slanted in the GOP's favor.
    It is also explained in the link Rev provided. Reading is fundamental.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You inferred it, if you can't see it, I can't help you.
    So basically you believe it because you want that I said it. Sorry Rev, but this is more fail.




    So wait, is he whining, or are you giving him credit?

    Where my words that complicated you could not follow them. He tried to spin the poll, but was too honest to do a good job of it.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Another thought on this. I wouldn't be suprised to see obama at 60/70/ even 80% over the bin laden issue, but the fact, that this poll skewed to a heavy democrat sample means its crap, and crap that should have been thrown out in order to get a more realistic sample.

    Despite the fact that the source you provided offered a possible explanation for that. Did you not read the whole story you linked, or are you just ignoring the inconvenient parts?
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    If you poll the right people, Charles Manson could get a 60 percent approval rating. LOL

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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    If you poll the right people, Charles Manson could get a 60 percent approval rating. LOL
    yeah, if your sample size = serial killer worshippers.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Fact: poll sampled a heavily skewed group of people in favor of democrats.


    A responsible polling agency, would have thrown it out and tried again. Look at the RCP link, one of those polls is not like the others..... Which one if you had to take 3 would you choose? One is an anomaly....


    Believe what you want dude, It's really not something to get snotty over.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Another thought on this. I wouldn't be suprised to see obama at 60/70/ even 80% over the bin laden issue, but the fact, that this poll skewed to a heavy democrat sample means its crap, and crap that should have been thrown out in order to get a more realistic sample.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I am not suprised by this at all. Many of us have been saying this for a while. It seems that we are spinning wheels here with this oil spill. I am particularly disturbed by bubs thread where we could have been a month into building the berms that a ducth company says could be done in 4 months not 9. /facepalm
    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    More Americans are according to this poll, "Conservative", that is more so than liberal, an even moreso than "moderate".....


    Is this in your opinion a backlash to Obama's seemingly failure after failure, or do you think it has more to do with the reflection that this country is indeed. Center-right?

    What say you.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...ent-obama.html

    You can be such a blatant hypocrite sometimes. There are over 200+ posts of yours slamming Obama because of low poll ratings. Now all of the sudden polls are for sheep? Hahah Oh Reverend.
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