Fox News poll: Obama 46, Romney 39

posted at 7:35 pm on May 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

Monday’s NYT poll: Romney by two among women. Today’s Fox News poll: Obama by 22 among women.

Second look at ignoring polls until September?

Among independents, 34 percent back Romney, 29 percent support Obama and more than a third are undecided or say they won’t vote (36 percent). Last month, independents broke for Romney by 46 percent to 33 percent.

The gender gap is alive and well, as women continue to be more likely to back Obama (55 percent to 33 percent), while men are more inclined to support Romney (46 to 37 percent)…

By a 13-percentage-point margin, voters would pick Romney over Obama to manage their personal money (47 percent to 34 percent). The former governor also comes out on top as the better business partner (48 to 39 percent). Voters think Romney would do a better job creating jobs by a slim 2-point margin (43 to 41 percent).

If hiring a life coach, Obama is the preferred choice by a wide margin, 47 percent to 33 percent. In addition, voters prefer Obama to pick the next Supreme Court justice (46 to 38 percent).

If we can frame this election as “job-creating businessman versus life-coach-in-chief,” I’m A-OK with that. The sample here, in case you’re wondering, is 42D/34R/20I. Last months it was 43D/37R/17I, an only slightly narrower gap — and yet in that poll O and Mitt tied at 46. The key to Romney’s downturn, it seems, is his sharp decline among independents, but I have no theory for why that might have happened. What’s doubly strange is that indies still favor Romney on some key metrics. When asked who they trust more to create jobs, they support Romney 45/23 over O; when asked whether they approve of Obama’s job performance generally and on the economy specifically, they split 35/57 and 30/67, respectively. So how is Obama gaining ground overall? It’s the economy, stupid:

Last month his overall job approval was at 45/51 but now it’s at 49/47, presumably on the strength of this spurt of optimism. I’m at a loss to explain that after last month’s crapola jobs report unless low-information voters are watching the unemployment rate drop and ignoring the fine print about why it’s dropping. It’s not because the economy’s engine is starting to rev; it’s because participation in the labor force keeps shrinking. Savor the irony that O might — might — get re-elected because just enough undecideds are impressed by unemployment numbers that are being driven downward by … chronic long-term unemployment.

This data point is good news for Obama too:

Romney’s counting on the “are you better off than you were four years ago?” logic to put him over the top, but as we get closer to the election you’ll see a heavy-handed effort by Team Hopenchange to remind voters that four years ago we were staggering through the financial crisis. According to these numbers, a significant number of voters are already using that as their yardstick for economic improvement. If O can build on that, economic stagnation will be less of a liability for him than thought.

Two bits of good news for Romney, though. First, the Bain attacks from the primaries obviously haven’t hurt him much:

A sustained attack from Team O will move that needle a bit but it’d have to move a lot to make a difference if it’s starting from there. This is also encouraging:

Not only is Romney closing the “likability gap,” Obama’s life-coach stature notwithstanding, but his favorables are actually higher now among indies than Obama’s are. For O, independents split 39/49; for Mitt, they split 42/42. That too will change as the campaign turns nasty but it’s a relief to start at even instead of deep underwater, as Romney’s favorables were during the primaries. Finally, one last potentially significant data point: When respondents were asked whether Romney would have ordered the Bin Laden raid, 62 percent said yes versus just 24 percent who said no. Among indies, it was 70/16. O’s big counterterrorism talking point isn’t so big after all.


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If hiring a life coach, Obama is the preferred choice by a wide margin, 47 percent to 33 percent.

So more people would rather have success given to them than work for it, we’re doomed.

Rio Linda Refugee on May 16, 2012 at 9:20 PM

So now I’m waiting for the lefties to start singing the praises of Fox News.

GarandFan on May 16, 2012 at 9:21 PM

At a campaign event in Oklahoma City, reporters asked Romney to clarify his position.

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

That’s a “position”? That’s a personal preference, and then earlier (or later) he did his usual it’s-up-to-the-states slughing off routine that he’s been doing for 18 years and that his idolaters have turned to perfection for any issue that might be a sticky wicket.

Awwwwwwww. Grumpy?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 7:46 PM

..hey, butt wipe: Palin wears WalMart panyhose!

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 8:12 PM

What a bizarre comment. Who cares? Does it turn you on or something? You militant ‘bots are coming unglued.

Melon and ddrtintin are peas in a pod. Don’t expect the impossible.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Says the moron whose range stops at “get a life, poo poo head! Teehee!”

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I’m enjoying the refusal of people to support the smoke their blowing out of their butts.

Me: Moon is made of green cheese.

HA poster: That makes no sense. Do you have a cite?

Me: “Why waste OUR time, you lazy b!tch? You don’t WANT facts, you want other people to go and do all the hard work and research. Which you’ll then whine aren’t true and demand more work?”

Yeah, I’m convinced. PFFFFFFT. Must be a liberal.

kim roy on May 16, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I’m enjoying the specrtacle of people cowering in fear of being b1tch-slapped by a bunch of Mittfan goons. Come on. Here’s the original quote:

Let’s see…one was a grassroots favorite and was held to be an unelectable, polarizing, washed-up, dangerous, dim-witted joke. The other is the establishment favorite, held to be the only one electable, the inevitable candidate, the only adult in the room.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Seems pretty self-evident to me. Now as a diversion, I’m demanded to provide links from Cato and Heritage and National Review and the NYT and the WaPo and Gallup and Harris to back up what is a pretty self-evident statement.

Really, get a friggin’ grip.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

life-coach-in-chief

Most life coaches don’t have the force of the law or guns to push their “advice” onto you.

Good Lt on May 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM

This is all about ginning up ratings, they want to try to make it look close to have people watch their election hq specials. At thispint this race isn’t even close Romney is winning by a lot

Conservative4ev on May 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

This is all about ginning up ratings, they want to try to make it look close to have people watch their election hq specials. At thispint this race isn’t even close Romney is winning by a lot

Conservative4ev on May 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Uh…yeah, man…Romney’s really, like, ahead by 15 or 14 or 19 or somethin’… *hits bong again*

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

The sample here, in case you’re wondering, is 42D/34R/20I.

That’s supposed to represent reality — the split in the real world?

farsighted on May 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Conservative4ev on May 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM
I’m with you dude. Now share!!

rik on May 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM

This is all about ginning up ratings, they want to try to make it look close to have people watch their election hq specials. At thispint this race isn’t even close Romney is winning by a lot

Conservative4ev on May 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Uh…yeah, man…Romney’s really, like, ahead by 15 or 14 or 19 or somethin’… *hits bong again*

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Not suing that but if you add the NC poll and the National poll there is a lag time, meaning that Romney is most likely up by 5-7 points. That is a lot if you are a sitting prez and your behind at this point.

Conservative4ev on May 16, 2012 at 9:43 PM

At a campaign event in Oklahoma City, reporters asked Romney to clarify his position.

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

That’s a “position”? That’s a personal preference, and then earlier (or later) he did his usual it’s-up-to-the-states slughing off routine that he’s been doing for 18 years and that his idolaters have turned to perfection for any issue that might be a sticky wicket.

..says the Troll, conveniently ignoring his heart throb’s gymnastics on this topic over the years. Your clown’s got more positions on this subject than The Kama Sutra.

By the way, cretin, it’s “sloughing”. The little red squiggly thing below a word means something.

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

These polling results threads lack a genuine contrarian feel without the house protagonist, angryed, chiming in.
/sigh.

FlaMurph on May 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM

That’s a “position”? That’s a personal preference, and then earlier (or later) he did his usual it’s-up-to-the-states slughing off routine that he’s been doing for 18 years and that his idolaters have turned to perfection for any issue that might be a sticky wicket.

Romney has supported a federal amendment to stop same sex marriage…however, he has also stated that as of now it is up to the states and he did try to stop it in his own state.

That is just a fact.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

These polling results threads lack a genuine contrarian feel without the house protagonist, angryed, chiming in.
/sigh.

FlaMurph on May 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM

..that’s o.k., dild*internal has been sharing the same needle and will be up to speed in..oh..about four or five years.

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 9:48 PM

ddrintn on May 16, 2012

Poor little man. Still has no life no matter how much you protest. It is evident you derive meaning in your life from first your fascination with SP ..then she failed you. Now you get your dander up over mitt and those that dare support him. Truth hurts eh? The fact that more and more people are seeing you for what you really are drives you crazy.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Uh…yeah, man…Romney’s really, like, ahead by 15 or 14 or 19 or somethin’… *hits bong again*

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Uh yeah…Sarah Palin could not even get out of the teens.

When I hear these polls and they say tht 6% of Republicans are voting for Obama…I always know they are either Palinistas or Paulbots…the sore loser coalition.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM

*hits bong again*

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Wow is that the model for HA posting? I better write that down. I am in awe.

/

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

By the way, cretin, it’s “sloughing”. The little red squiggly thing below a word means something.

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Oh, look who’s reduced to picking on typos!!!! Grammar Nazis and Spelling Nazis are the cretins, cretin. And the browser I’m using doesn’t have inline spellchecking, a$$hole. I’m sorry if it took you a while 8 or 9 seconds sitting there trying to decipher such an undecipherable typo though, really I am.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Uh yeah…Sarah Palin could not even get out of the teens.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM

How do you know?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

loser coalition.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Hmmm….well that would be Ddr.I have seen very few crybabies like him …at least on the “right” side.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

How do you know?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Gawd you’re hilarious.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Wow is that the model for HA posting? I better write that down. I am in awe.

/

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Might be too much of a challenge for you. Might get too far out of your range. Maybe you’d better stick with “get a life, loser…get a lifelifegetalife….loser..life…”

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Ddr I guess we will never know because she quit again. You really should not take it so personally.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

How do you know?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Gawd you’re hilarious.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Does anybody really say “Gawd”?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Need a kleenex? Poor little man exposed for the loser that is ddrintn.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Ddr I guess we will never know because she quit again. You really should not take it so personally.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Quit? When did she get in the race? I wasn’t aware of it. You do know the meaning of the word, right? I mean it’s not included in “get a life loserlifeloserget…” But anyway, what does that have to do with SuperMitt?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Does anybody really say “Gawd”?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Wow good one. You’re the mental giant. I love idiots like you pretending that posts are anything but the most simplistic baseless posts . You think by bashing those that dare stand up to your silliness that you look smart. Dude most people hear know you are a joke .

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Need a kleenex? Poor little man exposed for the loser that is ddrintn.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:55 PM

LOL, there it is again! And the moron will be here at 10 am tomorrow spouting the same loop.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Uh yeah…Sarah Palin could not even get out of the teens.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM

How do you know?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Well according to the same polls that have you all hot and bothered with delight right now Sarah Palin had the highest unfavorables and lowest support of all the possible candidaters.

But we can not really know unless and until she decides to actually run for office.

I mean come on…if Herman Cain could give a shot…so could Saint Sarah.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I love idiots like you pretending that posts are anything but the most simplistic baseless posts . You think by bashing those that dare stand up to your silliness that you look smart. Dude most people hear know you are a joke .

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Translation?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Quit? When did she get in the race? I wasn’t aware of it. You do know the meaning of the word, right? I mean it’s not included in “get a life loserlifeloserget…” But anyway, what does that have to do with SuperMitt?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Oh, but she did quit…she could not even finish her bus tour.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Quit? When did she get in the race?
ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

You know she was thinking about getting in the race and led you on. You’re as dishonest as they come…that doesn’t even address the fact she quit the governorship and a energy commission in Alaska. You have an unhealthy obsession with the woman. I bet you have a SP shrine.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Well according to the same polls that have you all hot and bothered with delight right now Sarah Palin had the highest unfavorables and lowest support of all the possible candidaters.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Who’s hot and bothered? Seems to be it’s the ‘bots. They’re so into poll-humping that when one comes out making their idl look bad they get a short-circuit. Yeah, Sarah Palin had the highest unfavorables…back when Mitt was godlike. He’s come down to earth recently though, hasn’t he? Polls change, genius.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Translation?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Engrish is hard for you eh?

CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:01 PM

You know she was thinking about getting in the race and led you on. You’re as dishonest as they come…

CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM

She was? You have insider info?

Oh, but she did quit…she could not even finish her bus tour.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Oh, I know. But that doesn’t change the fact that Mitt will lose by 9, does it?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

When I hear these polls and they say tht 6% of Republicans are voting for Obama…I always know they are either Palinistas or Paulbots…the sore loser coalition.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM

This. Oh yeah! I saw it all in real time last night in the Nebraska open thread. Lot’s of butt sore Palin supporters are going to stay home.

Brilliant/

JPeterman on May 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Engrish is hard for you eh?
CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:01 PM

No, just your gobbledygook. You’re out of your “getalifeloserlifeget” range. And is that a racist reference there I see? Are you making fun of Asians? Hmmmm? Racist here, folks.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM

LOL, there it is again! And the moron will be here at 10 am tomorrow spouting the same loop.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

No actually I work and have better things to unlike you.Your anti mitt rants are peppered throughout the day. Gee you wonder why you give the impression you have no life.

My guess you are either retired or out of work and for sure no woman will put up with you so you come here to release your anxiety.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Translation?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Do you not speak English?

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM

This. Oh yeah! I saw it all in real time last night in the Nebraska open thread. Lot’s of butt sore Palin supporters are going to stay home.

Brilliant/

JPeterman on May 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Oh well, Mitt’s going to win with Reagan numbers without them. Yesirree.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Oh, I know. But that doesn’t change the fact that Mitt will lose by 9, does it?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

You do not know that and the fact that you are obviously gleeful at the prospect just tells the rest of us that you are not a conservative at all..you are a poser.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM

You’re a hoot …. you don’t even understand simple English….
oh and playing the PC card…yeh I bet you always do that. Yeh right.
You’re as dishonest as any of our trolls. What company you keep.

Hey keep up that anti Mitt fervor …I know it gives you that feeling that you need to make it through your joke of an existence.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Translation?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Do you not speak English?

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Terrye that response is what losers do when they’ve been exposed…have fun toying with this angryed wanna be.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Oh well, Mitt’s going to win with Reagan numbers without them. Yesirree.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I doubt if anyone will win with those kinds of numbers any time soon. The electorate has changed a lot in the last 20 years…however, I do think that if Mitt Romney does lose it will be in part because a bunch of cry baby sore losers decided to sit home and pout because their candidate either did not win the nomination or did not even try to win it.

And then they will whine and cry about how horrid Obama and the Democrats are..

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Mr. Peterman, I am a Palin supporter and I’m voting for Rmoney™. I don’t know any Palin supporters who are staying home. Who said such a thing?

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Terrye that response is what losers do when they’ve been exposed…have fun toying with this angryed wanna be.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM

True.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Racist here, folks.

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM

An admission of defeat or a mental breakdown. I can’t be sure.

jaime on May 16, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Mr. Peterman, I am a Palin supporter and I’m voting for Rmoney™. I don’t know any Palin supporters who are staying home. Who said such a thing?

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Read the thread. Not only are some of them not going to vote for Romney, they are rooting for the other guy.

Not all of course…but some..and the same will be true with some of Paul’s people.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Then they are not Palin supporters.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Then they are not Palin supporters.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

I get the impression that they feel Palin was used and abused by the GOP and that is why she did not run..it was not her fault they say..the GOP abandoned her for the establishment candidate Romney who is not a true conservative…and so for the good of the conservative movement Romney should lose until her Grace decides to run for office and save America and the world.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

You need to have a chat with your boy DDRINTN then. He has a cheerleader outfit he hasn’t taken off in three years.

Bradky on May 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Mr. Peterman, I am a Palin supporter and I’m voting for Rmoney™. I don’t know any Palin supporters who are staying home. Who said such a thing?

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Here you go.

Those who would be swayed by Sarah Palin are already voting for Romney.

There are very few “undecided” voters at this point for the Presidential spot in the ticket.

crosspatch on May 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Hate to break this too you but a very big group of those people will be sitting home come NOV instead of voting for liberal Mitt.

unseen on May 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM

From the open thread last night. There are many more.

JPeterman on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Oh, but she did quit…she could not even finish her bus tour.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Oh, I know. But that doesn’t change the fact that Mitt will lose by 9, does it?

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Can’t win if you don’t run. Think Palin’s just figuring that out now? Or do you think she’s waiting on her dopey fans like you to write her in?

Chuck Schick on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I found a vintage clip of DDRINTN – Angry Ed is the performer on the far right…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gNYVia2rg

Bradky on May 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Huh, that may have been stated, but it is not the case for Palin supporters at all. The group of serious Palin supporters are very busy working at the State and local level to make change there. It is after all seen as more important to many of us over the long haul. Last time I checked, Palin wants 0 gone, no if ands or buts, her supporters will help to rid us of the 0. End story. Next time you see someone say otherwise, do not believe what they say to be true, it is possible they are trolling. One thing is for sure they are not Palin supporters.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

I do not doubt your sincerity. But there are people out there who consider themselves supporters of Sarah Palin and they do indeed hope that Romney loses.

I am not saying all Palin supporters feel that way.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM

it is possible they are trolling. One thing is for sure they are not Palin supporters.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

My thoughts exactly.

jaime on May 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM

it is possible they are trolling. One thing is for sure they are not Palin supporters.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

“unseen” is not a troll but a fierce supporter of Palin.

JPeterman on May 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

From the open thread last night. There are many more.

JPeterman on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Thanks Mr.Peterman, this unseen person, I confess to being unfamiliar with. While I generally believe crosspatchs statement to be correct, and while I do understand Rmoney™ being of the liberal slant R establishment type. unseen is just trolling here and trying to get a rise out of crosspatch. No serious Palin supporter would ever stay home. We are some of the most involved and interested in getting rid of 0 folks you can find. Comments that run counter to this run counter to Palins desires, therefore would run counter to her supporters desires. Pay it no mind would be my take. Do we as Palin supporters go lockstep, no, and I think you already know that. Do we like mischief. I will allow you to decide that for yourself. ; )

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

One last thing before I leave, for the life of me, I will never understand how folks get so attached to these politicians. They all suck to varying degrees. We are continuously picking amongst the ones that suck the least. They are all guilty of getting us to where we are. Plenty of blame to go around, both sides of the isles. See y’all at QOTD. ; )

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Who on earth did this heroin-infused poll for Fox?

Jaibones on May 16, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Who on earth did this heroin-infused poll for Fox?

Jaibones on May 16, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I think Opinion Dynamics does their polling. They used to. I did not see O”Reilley tonight, but I heard he was questioning this poll.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM

unseen is just trolling here and trying to get a rise out of crosspatch. No serious Palin supporter would ever stay home. We are some of the most involved and interested in getting rid of 0 folks you can find. Comments that run counter to this run counter to Palins desires, therefore would run counter to her supporters desires. Pay it no mind would be my take. Do we as Palin supporters go lockstep, no, and I think you already know that. Do we like mischief. I will allow you to decide that for yourself. ; )

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Search for yourself.

JPeterman on May 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM

for the life of me, I will never understand how folks get so attached to these politicians. They all suck to varying degrees. We are continuously picking amongst the ones that suck the least. They are all guilty of getting us to where we are. Plenty of blame to go around, both sides of the isles.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Truer words were never written.

jaime on May 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Search for yourself.

JPeterman on May 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I generally do if it is someone of interest. ; ) I’ll pass. Sounds like unseen is the BD of Palin folks. Funny! See you at QOTD.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Everyday we are going to go through this…Romney is up in this poll…Obama is up in that poll…which poll is better…how could Fox say Obama is winning…how could the NYT say Obama is losing…what do we do..what do we believe…I am freaking out…my cat and dog are freaking out because I am freaking out…

I have one answer to all those problems…

It is May.

The only polls that do somewhat matter right now are the Scott Walker “democrats are poor losers” recall election which is soon. That only concerns that election, and only that election.

William Eaton on May 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Not only is Romney closing the “likability gap,” Obama’s life-coach stature notwithstanding, but his favorables are actually higher now among indies than Obama’s are.

Obama has not even begun his attacks.

Neither of these will last.

I predict Romney will follow all the other Moderates like McCain and lose as none have won since Nixon. But Nixon at least had a very strong message something Romney lacks.

Steveangell on May 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM

D+8? Really? Why don’t pollsters throw out these outliers until they get at least a sample that’s close to reality? They only lose credibility when they try to shove this down our throats.

Capitalist Infidel on May 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Another poll with a nearly double digit skew favoring democrats, color me unconcerned.

Look I’m not saying polls should be entirely ignored at this point, but during past elections there usually wasn’t much polling going on this early. This early a large swath of the electorate just isn’t engaged yet, which translates into a lot more noise than polls done during August and later.

That doesn’t mean that polling should be ignored, but they need to be approached with a heavy dose of skepticism.

WolvenOne on May 17, 2012 at 3:57 AM

Lib polls want to show Obama currently behind so that in September they can show polls with Obama way ahead (even if he isn’t)…the come-back kid story.

Conservative polls want to show Romney behind so they keep the conservatives motivated to go out there and campaign.
If you can, volunteer to help the Republican party in your state.

albill on May 17, 2012 at 7:14 AM

When respondents were asked whether Romney would have ordered the Bin Laden raid, 62 percent said yes versus just 24 percent who said no. Among indies, it was 70/16.

Yeah, sounds like it’s more or less just committed Obamaphiles that are clinging to that rather, um, unique perspective.

RINO in Name Only on May 17, 2012 at 7:23 AM

You’re a hoot …. you don’t even understand simple English….
oh and playing the PC card…yeh I bet you always do that.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM

What a moron. Would anyone pay any attention to you at all if it weren’t for your stalking me and idesign in every thread? Of course not.

As if you in the Mittbot Goon Squad don’t sit there and try to use the PC card constantly. You’re constantly sniffing around for traces of anti-Mormon bigotry, or racism, or sexism, or disrespect to the military…just so you can try to use it to beat dissenters over the head with. You don’t have any more defense of your weak candidate.

Can’t win if you don’t run. Think Palin’s just figuring that out now? Or do you think she’s waiting on her dopey fans like you to write her in?

Chuck Schick on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM

What does that have to do with the fact that Romney’s going to lose?

I found a vintage clip of DDRINTN – Angry Ed is the performer on the far right…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gNYVia2rg

Bradky on May 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM

And folks can catch Bradky on Real Time on HBO.

ddrintn on May 17, 2012 at 7:40 AM

for the life of me, I will never understand how folks get so attached to these politicians. They all suck to varying degrees. We are continuously picking amongst the ones that suck the least. They are all guilty of getting us to where we are. Plenty of blame to go around, both sides of the isles.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Truer words were never written.

jaime on May 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

You mean the kind that will sit there and harass and defame and stalk and try to bully anyone who says anything negative about their idol? You’re describing the typical Mittbot Goon.

Thanks Mr.Peterman, this unseen person, I confess to being unfamiliar with.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

As are most of the ‘Bot Goon Squad going around calling long-time posters here trolls and socialists and commies and Mobys and blahblahblah.

ddrintn on May 17, 2012 at 7:45 AM

ddrintn on May 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

We get it. You don’t like Romney and you think he is going to lose.

OK. I’m not sure what all the complaining about him is good for now though. He’s the nominee. I didn’t want him, I’m ambivalent about him. I think he has a tough road ahead to try and win. But I’m not sure what you are attempting to accomplish with all the anger and rants against him.

As far as I can tell, you are a conservative and wanted a more conservative candidate. So did most of us. But, at this point, there is nothing we can do about it. I’m certainly not going to vote third party or sit out as I would prefer the milquetoast Romney to the hard-left Obama. I realize we are going to have to keep fighting even if Romney wins to try and refrain him from doing stupid leftist things. But, such is life. We have to keep working at taking over the GOP and moving it further to the right so that our candidates are better next time around.

So, in all honesty, what are you trying to accomplish with your constant anti-romney comments? Just venting?

Monkeytoe on May 17, 2012 at 8:10 AM

I would hire Sponge Bob as a life coach before that lying sack of anti-American all-natural fertilizer.

OneFreeMan on May 17, 2012 at 8:56 AM

I must confess a little confusion on my part about FOX’s polling data. On the cover page it says that registered voters were polled but then also has “LV = likely voters” down the page. Is likely voters merely an explanation of terms and not an identifier of those polled? Everyone knows that likely voters is a more reasonable denominator since why would you poll the 40% who won’t vote anyway?

TooTall on May 17, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Fox news polls have been one of the most unreliable polls for the last 8 years.Why they use opinion dynamics comp is a mystery. If you read this poll it make no sense. In this poll they have the democrat party formability rating at 48%.No other poll in America says that not even the NY Times poll.

logman1 on May 17, 2012 at 9:31 AM

That’s supposed to represent reality — the split in the real world?

farsighted on May 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I dunno why they don’t go all in and poll 50% dems. This poll is a load of horse manure.

dogsoldier on May 17, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Obama ahead in a poll, Hotair dismisses it, as per usual since it cannot possibly be true in Hotair’s reality.

Dave Rywall on May 17, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Obama ahead in a poll, Hotair dismisses it, as per usual since it cannot possibly be true in Hotair’s reality.

Dave Rywall on May 17, 2012 at 9:37 AM

No, Dave. The sample is bad. If Obama was genuinely ahead what I’d be saying is something like “We have a long way to go until November” and “remember Carter was way ahead of Reagan.”

That was a pretty feeble snipe.

dogsoldier on May 17, 2012 at 10:12 AM

No, Dave. The sample is bad. If Obama was genuinely ahead what I’d be saying is something like “We have a long way to go until November” and “remember Carter was way ahead of Reagan.”

That was a pretty feeble snipe.

dogsoldier on May 17, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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ha ha okay whatever you say

Dave Rywall on May 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Big takeaways from Fox poll: one month ago Obama at 46. Today Obama at 46. This, my friends, is what is known as a ceiling. Romney has a floor which dropped, likely due to the bullying story. The fact that his numbers dropped 7 means his floor is highly dynamic. Obama’s ceiling is fixed. Look for the next Fox poll to show a surprising Romney surge.

MaxMBJ on May 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM

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Big takeaways from Fox poll: one month ago Obama at 46. Today Obama at 46. This, my friends, is what is known as a ceiling. Romney has a floor which dropped, likely due to the bullying story. The fact that his numbers dropped 7 means his floor is highly dynamic. Obama’s ceiling is fixed. Look for the next Fox poll to show a surprising Romney surge.

MaxMBJ on May 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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“The results of this poll say something that fits my narrative, therefore I will use it to make my point.”"

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The sample is bad. If Obama was genuinely ahead what I’d be saying is something like “We have a long way to go until November” and “remember Carter was way ahead of Reagan.”

That was a pretty feeble snipe.

dogsoldier on May 17, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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“The results of this poll do not fit my narrative, therefore I will dismiss it.”"

Dave Rywall on May 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Obama has not even begun his attacks.

Neither of these will last.

I predict Romney will follow all the other Moderates like McCain and lose as none have won since Nixon. But Nixon at least had a very strong message something Romney lacks.

Steveangell on May 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM

The brilliance of the typical ABR laid bare for all to see.

Gunlock Bill on May 17, 2012 at 11:09 AM

The sample here, in case you’re wondering, is 42D/34R/20I.

2008 presidential election results were 39D/32R/29I. So the poll results here are (possibly?) skewed 5 points against Romney…that changes the numbers quite a bit, eh?

And I agree that we should keep folks engaged and afraid Obambi could win another term. Remember that fear is THE single strongest motivator, especially if the object of that fear is a true and genuine harm, whcih of course electing Obama would be. Let’s really drive home that Obambi has a chance at winning and screwing things up even worse.

But for the insiders, this is awsome, Romney is absolutely trashing Obama.

JustTruth101 on May 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

This poll doesn’t mean much as it is taken with registered voters rather than LIKELY voters. When you poll LIKELY voters, Romney is ahead of Obama by 10 points.

That is what counts–those who actually will vote.

californiacitizen on May 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM

As californiacitizen and Dick Morris stated, then Fox Poll is bunk. If you over sample or sample “registered voters” you are not getting a true read on an Election. It it the equivalent of the “Dewey Wins Polls” headline that was based on another flawed poll.

thmsmgnm on May 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Are you telling us that you’re embracing a Fox News’ poll over a NYT’s poll?

blink on May 17, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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All polls should be taken with a piano-sized grain of salt.

Dave Rywall on May 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

All polls should be taken with a piano-sized grain of salt.

Dave Rywall on May 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Credit where it’s due, you are absolutely right.

MelonCollie on May 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM

The sample here, in case you’re wondering, is 42D/34R/20I.

Question answered.

cicerone on May 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

We get it. You don’t like Romney and you think he is going to lose.

Monkeytoe on May 17, 2012 at 8:10 AM

And I get it. You and the Mittbot Goon Squad like Romney and think he’s going to win. Now how is my opinion worth any less than yours?

ddrintn on May 17, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The sample was skewed to Shep Smiths.

curved space on May 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

What women did they ask? Who the heck conducted this poll?
I don’t believe the stupid have taken over the population of the country yet?

Delsa on May 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Fox fake out? The ‘O’ is narcissistic enough to believe this poll and ignore all others. Head in sand is a good thing.

Carnac on May 18, 2012 at 1:36 PM

But Nixon at least had a very strong message something Romney lacks.

Steveangell on May 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM

How about

Obama is the most incompetent leader the world has ever seen and Romney will do better.

That’s strong enough for me.

Part of the reason Obama won was the Rohrshach effect-he had so little known background everyone read into his candidacy what they wanted it to be. Obama pandered to that. He’s still doing it. That’s one of ther reasons he won’t commit to anything. He doesn’t like being firmly pinned down to an actual position, because some potential voter won’t like it. It’s the same thing with the Democrats refusing to bring a budget up for a vote. Every position on every issue will piss off some voters.

Romney has a background and a track record. He’s a successful businessman who has run many large organizations and successfully turned around large failures like the Olympics.

There will never be a candidate that will please every conservative on every point. It’s impossible. We have two choices. Romney or Obama. Romney’s better for the US. Hopefully everyone will realize it by November and vote accordingly.

talkingpoints on May 18, 2012 at 2:58 PM

After the past 3 1/2 years it is difficult to think that any poll would not be 100% Romney and 0% Obama. The public education system obviously needs to be improved to include reality.

duff65 on May 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM

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