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  •  is there any polling on the president's budget? (4+ / 0-)
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    TomP, Iberian, Militarytracy, SilentBrook

    polling on the reaction to the budget, I mean.

    I can't find any newer than last week's marist/morning joe.

    I'm honestly curious.  I don't have any predictions.

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    by mallyroyal on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 07:58:01 AM PDT

    •  It's probably too soon. (2+ / 0-)
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      I think many are so tired of the news from Washington that they just tune out. Also "teams" are very deep, so people in polls often support their team.  

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      by TomP on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:00:12 AM PDT

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      •  I'll be watching to see if his approval nosedives (3+ / 0-)
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        as so many here are certain.

        This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

        by mallyroyal on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:06:50 AM PDT

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        •  It is unlikely to nose dive. (2+ / 0-)
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          I've been hearing that since 2009.  Barack Obama is personally popular.  

          It's often the same argument: Democratic Party brand and Obama's popularity.  But most things only affect either on the margins.

          I think this is a bad policy for a lot of reasons, and that includes potential impact on elections in 2014, but people often overstate things re politcial impact, in my view.    

          Daily Kos is a little universe filled with left of center and left political junkies.

          Most people don't follow politics or issues.  While polls show chained cpi is not popular, I would be the issue is muddles and people under 40 are less engaged in it.

          It's a bad idea, but this nation needs so much more than just social security.  We should not go backward, so I oppose it.  

          But the predications I read here should be taken with a grain of salt.  

          I predict that by mid-May, there is a different issue people here are all upset about, and maybe rightfully so, but people outside of here will continue to live without noticing.

          "Winning" Daily Kos can replace real political activism.  Even when Daily Kos was dominated, as it was in 2007 with Edwards supporters, it had no impact in Iowa.  

          Knowing the limits of what can be done here is important.  

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          by TomP on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 09:04:27 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, here's one (3+ / 0-)
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      The survey found broad bipartisan opposition to chained CPI among voters over 50, with 69 percent of Democrats, 60 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of unaffiliated voters in agreement that Congress should not support the policy.

      In all, 87 percent of those voters oppose benefit cuts for today's seniors in order to reduce the deficit.
      http://thehill.com/...

      I read another poll result yesterday and the number was more than 70 percent opposing the President's budget, but I can't locate it quickly.

      "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

      by smiley7 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:20:05 AM PDT

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    •  No (3+ / 0-)
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      there will be none. This is all a debate played backs to the public, who by the way is paying little attention. I bet 85% of the people will no know what is the Chained CPI and if they can recognize the name would not be able to explain it.

      This is all as Krugman says playing for the referees, and that is the big error in most Obama's plays. I think his centrists bona fides are well established with the public. He should push the damn senate to end filibuster and move it to pass legislation that will be blocked, instead of playing some more of: look how accommodating I'm and how unreasonable they are.

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