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Today’s Poll: Just Three in Ten Definite to Vote Obama

Only 31 percent of likely voters say they will definitely vote for President Obama, while 40 percent say they will vote for someone else and 24 percent will at least consider another candidate, according to a new Bloomberg survey.

The poll also finds that 44 percent say they are worse off today that they were when Obama took office compared to 34 percent who think things are better for them, and 61 percent agree that if the economy isn’t substantially better by Election Day, it will be “very hard to vote” for Obama.

In a sign that Republicans may have a little wind at their backs in the deficit talks, 61 percent say they are not willing to pay more in taxes to reduce the deficit and only 19 percent are buying the White House line that a default resulting from breaching the debt limit would be a “catastrophe,” though 52 percent think it would be a “serious problem.”

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33 Responses to Today’s Poll: Just Three in Ten Definite to Vote Obama

  1. So, Keith, how is good ‘ol Carney going to spin this one?

    I’m sure BHO smoked a few cig’s over this one.

    Ok, now time to hit the golf course!

  2. The results of these polls are determined by many different influences. For example, one of the questions:

    “Thinking ahead to the election in 2012, which worries you more:
    49 Republicans will gain control of both houses of Congress and the presidency and will implement their proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and many other domestic programs.
    40 Democrats will retain the White House and at least one house of Congress and continue current spending policies.
    11 Not sure”

    That is a loaded response, based on the lie that Republicans are proposing cuts in Medicare and Medicaid. Especially ironic that the people being polled probably don’t realize that Obamacare is already stealing $500B from Medicare.

    Add in the oversampling of Democrats and Independents and it is another bogus poll.

    • Although I’ve never been called by a pollster, my answer to what worries me the most about the 2012 election would be that the man will be re-elected and America will dissolve into a totalitarian state.

      • my concerns as well Susan. He has shown his sick love for UN
        authority & power in global matters involving our country and thats the foundation of it all. His re-election would all but guarantee the same street riots we see in Greece today, the difference being we are one of the most armed countries in the world.

    • Good point, Susan that’s an unbelievably bad question. And there are really bad polls conducted, But I do think polls generally are important, as long as they’re not viewed as an exact science. They give an idea of what people are thinking, and that’s interesting and essential to know. I will tell you that all White Houses poll relentlessly, because they know they need the info.

    • Absolutely Susan, I can already tell the Obamacare is in effect. There use to be a government triying to convince people to use less paper, and now it is just the opposite. Now my prescriptions are 8 by 19″ rather than the small ones I use to receive from my doctor. Now my doctors are forced to run around with their PC’s in hand, entering everything there is to know about me, and there is nothing I can do about it. Obamacare
      is nothing but socialism gone amok. I know that the info is going directly to HUD.

      • Correction!

        Absolutely Susan, I can already tell the Obamacare is in effect. There use to be a government trying to convince people to use less paper, and now it is just the opposite. Now my prescriptions are 8 by 10″ rather than the small ones I use to receive from my doctor. Now my doctors are forced to run around with their PC’s in hand, entering everything there is to know about me, and there is nothing I can do about it. Obamacare
        is nothing but socialism gone amok. I know that the info is going directly to HUD.

  3. The only way to know what the polls actually reflect is to bundle them all together and average them out. The polls are getting off-the-cuff responses to complex questions and how they’re phrased can determine the answers.

  4. “Three in Ten Definte to Vote Obama”

    Just wait until Obama floods colleges with $ again & lets “non US Citizens who live in the USA but are related to a US Citizen” to “vote” in 2012…

    • If the college students are stupid enough to vote for Obama again they deserve the BIG BILLS he’ll leave for them to pay in the future.

    • It doesn’t matter. What does matter is the ethics of the polling company hired to come up with all these extremely biased questions. They use foo-foo companies run by people with political connections, either by marriage or birth, who spin the lies and present them as fact to the unfortunate responders. They are all part of the ruling class.

      Rush discussed one of Angelo Codevilla’s articles many months ago. Long read but tells you a lot about these people who want to rule us.
      http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the#

  5. It’s not a problem! There will just be more poll watchers outside the polling places to ensure those who know how to vote correctly are allowed in.

    • Absolutely right. The Black Panthers will be back on the job as Democrat poll watchers, just making sure you vote the way they want you to. Sadly, there are many cowards who are intimidated by them. They would rather walk right past the polling place than risk the chance of being confronted by a scary looking dude.

  6. I am an independent voter who voted for Ron Paul in the last election because I could not vote for a man who has never had a job vs an empty suit.
    This time around I will vote for ANYBODY besides Obama. The damage that he could do in a 4 year lame duck administraion is far worse than RINO Romney could in a hundred years.
    ANYBODY BUT OBAMA

  7. Keith Koffler

    What are you smoking??? Obama has taken 25 trips this year on Air Force One. 22 of them have been for campaigning and/or to battleground states. This doesn’t count the rounds of golf and vacations. This guy is clueless and has zero leadership. He passes the buck on every tough decision. He will lay blame for the bad and take credit for the good whenever possible. This guy is the epitome of Chicago slimey politics. He is really giving Jimmy Carter a run for the worst president of this era!

  8. No way will I vote for BHO!! The man is a community organizer! The only thing he needed to do when he took over was QUIT SPENDING! Tax revenues were at an all time high with the Bush tax cuts (go figure). We don’t have an income problem; we (our government) have a spending problem!

    Get Real!! NOBAMA!!

  9. Keith Are you High or something? This traveling snake oil salesman has been on a permanent campaign tour since he took office! It’s the only thing he knows how to do, give him a clipboard and let him go back to community organizing. Clown in Chief. Sad how those who believe in him most are the ones who will feel the greatest negative effects of his disastrous policies yet they continue to feed from his hand while he reaches into their pockets… Fools!