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  •  Rasmussen (2+ / 0-)
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    bythesea, ArkDem14

    "A president’s Job Approval rating is one of the best indicators for assessing his chances of reelection. Typically, the president’s Job Approval rating on Election Day will be close to the share of the vote he receives. Currently, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove."

    So how the hell does the same poll give him just 44% of the vote?

    Same deal in the CBS poll. 50% approve, 43% of the vote.

    Same deal in the Fox poll. 49% approve, 46% of the vote.

    Does not compute.

    "There are a lot of reasons not to elect me." Mitt Romney (R-All Over The Map)

    by conspiracy on Fri May 18, 2012 at 06:52:52 AM PDT

    •  When Obama's approval ratings were down (0+ / 0-)

      there was a lot of focus on them, and how he just couldn't win if his numbers were under 45%, but how if they were closer to 50% his re-election was almost assured.

      Oh, punditry...

    •  Does not compute, especially with high negatives (0+ / 0-)

      for Mitt.

      (aka, it would only make sense if the R nominee were someone like Colin Powell, someone with much higher favorables.)

      "I hope; therefore, I can live."
      For SSP users, see my Tips for Swingnuts diary

      by tietack on Fri May 18, 2012 at 08:00:40 AM PDT

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      •  Maybe means they are undecided (1+ / 0-)
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        itskevin

        And won't necessarily break to the challenger as they didn't in 2004.

        "There are a lot of reasons not to elect me." Mitt Romney (R-All Over The Map)

        by conspiracy on Fri May 18, 2012 at 08:03:10 AM PDT

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