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  •  if we think 38% is good we are (1+ / 0-)
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    grasping at straws.  Any poll at this early stage against a bunch of people that don't have great name recognition (except Palin) is not much of anything.  Everything will change once the GOP has a nominee.  These polls tell us very little except that the President is polling only 38% against a bunch of relative unknowns.

    Most voters have no idea who Pawlenty, Romney, Bachmann, even Newt are.  The only R name polled with general public name recognition is Palin.  

    •  Really depends (1+ / 0-)
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      Depends on whom the undecideds are, and there are a lot of undecideds obviously. If they're Republicans or Republican leaning Indies or Dems, who perhaps don't like their field of candidates but will eventually home, that's one thing. If they're Dems or Dem leaning, who are disappointed in Obama but might well come home given the right Republican opponent, that's quite another.

    •  Your assertion... (0+ / 0-)

      "Most voters have no idea who Pawlenty, Romney, Bachmann, even Newt are."

      False.

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      by SaoMagnifico on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 08:50:01 PM PDT

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      •  What are their respective (0+ / 0-)

        name recognitions?

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        by MichaelNY on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 08:14:51 PM PDT

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        •  Well, in that recent PPP survey of Oregon... (1+ / 0-)
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          Only 20% of RVs polled said they didn't know how they would vote in a matchup between Romney and President Obama; I'd guess most but not all of those people are unfamiliar with Romney. Name recognition for Pawlenty and Rep. Bachmann is obviously somewhat lower; for Newt Gingrich, I'd wager it's about the same level, perhaps slightly higher among voters who were adults during the 1990s.

          So, that statement may have been accurate for Pawlenty and possibly Rep. Bachmann (though anecdotally, I find more people recognize Bachmann's name and face than Pawlenty's, possibly because Pawlenty is one of the most boring people in the history of the world), but it's definitely not accurate for Romney or Gingrich.

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          by SaoMagnifico on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 10:35:07 PM PDT

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          •  That's not conclusive (0+ / 0-)

            You could be sure you'd vote for or against Obama, without knowing anything about his opponents.

            Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

            by MichaelNY on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 02:28:08 AM PDT

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