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  •  Uh, That's a Pretty Serious Change Against Obama (7+ / 0-)

    from the previous survey, Bush blame down and Obama blame up.

    At that rate there's far more than enough time for the looming air war to make the conservative sale.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue May 22, 2012 at 06:48:27 AM PDT

    •  Yeah, one point differnce in Obama's (0+ / 0-)

      favor re unfairness and regulation seems to be the point. An almost indistinguishable change is 'losing the argument' according to the diarist.

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Tue May 22, 2012 at 07:16:20 AM PDT

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      •  I think the issue is blame... (0+ / 0-)

        ...not the fairness/over-regulation question.

        Indeed, answers regarding fairness and regulation seem to be virtually unchanged.  But when you look at the other question (who is to blame for the economic mess), that's another matter.  More voters still blame Bush than Obama...but the margin between them has shrunk by 10 points since January.

        And that should scare us.

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        by TexasTom on Tue May 22, 2012 at 10:36:02 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, its silly putting up the numbers (2+ / 0-)
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      if you just ignore them in your commentary.

      Those numbers show the Repubs winning the argument, not losing it as the numbers are moving in their favor.

      Remember to kick it over.

      by sprogga on Tue May 22, 2012 at 08:21:54 AM PDT

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    •  Bingo! Especially when you consider that Bush (0+ / 0-)

      isn't running.

      If things stay flat or worse, the "blame Obama" number is certain to go up so long as the question is about the current economy and not the economy of 4 years ago.

      The issue needs to move from blame to who's better going forward.  Lots of "what would you do differently" -- and that can open a door into the problems that got us here in the first place.

      Also dangerous, because the natural rejoinder is "And what have you done to fix it, because things ain't lookin' so great"

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      by dinotrac on Tue May 22, 2012 at 09:24:19 AM PDT

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    •  The election will likely not be decided in the air (0+ / 0-)

      Economic figures such as change in GDP, change in unemployment, people's perception of the direction the economy is heading, are what will matter.

      The air war will matter only if the race is very tight, the GOP finds a way to Swiftboat Obama, and/or those economic numbers become flat or stagnant.

      Why did the Washington Post hire Bellatrix LeStrange? And why did she change her name to Jennifer Rubin?

      by NoFortunateSon on Tue May 22, 2012 at 09:43:24 AM PDT

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