Direction of country poll tell the story

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    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Direction of Country
    32%
    AP has it @ 45% saying the right direction
    approval of 61%
    boy is that one out there by its self

    They dont even try to hide it any more (A.P.)

    I also noted that Obama was close to a toss up with generic GOP with some of the polls, it had NBC thrown on there to bail him out

    Let me add that there was a 25%+- un decided
    Not good for Obama, to have 47% tops said they would vote for him, one as low as 38%

    Its all GWB fault, right libs
     
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    At RealClearPolitics.com they maintain an average of major polls which has:

    Obama's approval at 51.7%

    Congress approval at 21.2%

    Country headed in right direction at 32.8%


    I suspect in a month or so Obama's approval numbers will be back down in the mid-40s and the right dorection numbers even lower than now. Could be wrong though if the economy and jobs picture brightens.
     
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    Obama needs also to stop with the massive spending and the blame Bush life he lives.
    I also think that the 500 billion he double dipped with Medicare will come back to haunt him. There will be big money being spent on reminding people of that come 2012

    Did you notice his re-election numbers?
    I have always said it will never be about who runs against him
    A generic GOP is low, but he is in the mid 40s
    that means to me that he is down in the polls by 5-9 points
     
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    " I have always said it will never be about who runs against him "


    I dunno about that, there might be a few GOP candidates that the independent voters just wouldn't like. The GOP doesn't need people to sit this one out cuz they don't like either person, they need a candidate that they and the independents can get behind. Trump, Palin, Bachman, I'm not sure they would be viable against Obama.
     
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    I agree with that
    I do not think that person has shown his/her face yet to be honest. I tell you ol Herman Caine is gaining ground
    He also is a big supporter of overhauling the tax system completely
     
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    Yeah, I like Cain too. Dunno if he's got the name recognition though. Really like what he's saying.
     
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    I dunno either
    anyway this thread sort of fell on its face
     
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    The Direction of the Country poll is one of the best polling indicators. The lower it is, the less likely the incumbent will be reelected.
     
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    I agree. The election is a long way off, but if that number is in the 30's come Nov 2012....Obama will have a very hard time winning.
     
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    I don't think it matters what the American people believe about the President. We're probably the most inconsistently fickle population on Earth. Gas prices go up, Obama is the Antichrist. Osama dies, Obama is the best president in US History.

    We're incapable of electing good leaders.
     

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