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  •  that poll is from last month (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Similar results could be gotten today. (6+ / 0-)

      Kos has his own polls done, and they bear this out.  Republicans are incensed that Obama has the nerve to actually carry out his campaign promises.  Independents are generally favorable, within a few points of the aggregate numbers, and Democrats are, predictable whining from the "why hasn't Obama addressed my pet issue" people aside, thrilled.

      Half-baked ideas for sale - cheap!

      by Steaming Pile on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 10:54:49 AM PDT

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      •  Screw'em! (4+ / 0-)
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        Screw the 73% Republicans who don't approve. I don't approve of their utter stupidity and ignorance, and there's nothing I can do about it....and there's nothing that the 73% Republicans can do about Obama. We win, they continue to lose....

      •  27% support among Republicans doesn't (5+ / 0-)
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        seem bad as many voters have already left the Republican Party in recent years and that crucial 57% "Independent" support will keep increasing as the Republicans keep going "obstructionist" and "rightwing-nuttier".                                                                                                                                                                                           As a side note, this 1st and 2nd generation Czech/Slovakian was extremely proud of Obama in Praque yesterday morning.   Awesome!                  

        To Congress: "GO BIG" or go home

        by mjd in florida on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 11:03:43 AM PDT

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        •  added data n/t (2+ / 0-)
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          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 11:13:03 AM PDT

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        •  What's worse? (4+ / 0-)

          27% approval among Republicans [Obama], or 27% approval overall [Bush]?  

          This finding isn't about Obama, it's about the isolation of Republicans.  It'd be a judgment about Obama if independents leaned toward Republicans, but since independents are much closer to Democrats the poll tells us how out of touch with the mainstream Republicans are.  Think any of us will ever live to hear that conclusion in the corporate media?

          Dear Republicans: You can't repeat a lie enough to make it true.

          by Dallasdoc on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 12:16:23 PM PDT

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          •  This is consistent with the fact that they are (0+ / 0-)

            no longer a national political party, as many of their own have publicly observed.

            The difference between ignorance and apathy? I don't know, and I don't care.

            by pjeans on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 01:57:34 PM PDT

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          •  Always more out of the mainstream (0+ / 0-)

            Taking 'mainstream' as a synonym for 'independent' (which is a debatable assumption), it's interesting to break the numbers down this way:

            PresidentR-ID-I
            Obama-30+31*
            Bush+31-20
            Clinton-21+24*
            Bush+31-7
            Reagan+26-20
            Carter-14+11
            Nixon+19-10

            The difference between the Republican and Independent is greater than the difference between the Democratic and Independent in all these polls, except for Clinton and Obama.

            If you assume that 'mainstream' is 'total', you get a pretty similar picture:

            PresidentR-MD-M
            Obama-32+29
            Bush+32-19
            Clinton-23+22
            Bush+23-15
            Reagan+27-19
            Carter-16+9
            Nixon+19-10

            except that now the Republicans are always further from the mainstream than the Democrats.

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