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2014-08-06 11:01:41 AM  
Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!
 
2014-08-06 11:15:25 AM  

Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!


You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.
 
2014-08-06 11:17:46 AM  
Fine, let's give the GOP complete control. They're going to be whiny assholes otherwise.
 
2014-08-06 11:22:20 AM  
from the poll (of 1000 people, these are percentages)

Q2a For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you are?
(IF "REFUSED," ASK:) Well, would you tell me
which age group you belong to? (READ LIST)
18-24 ...................................................... 11
25-29 ...................................................... 7
30-34 ...................................................... 11
35-39 ...................................................... 8
40-44 ...................................................... 10
45-49 ...................................................... 7
50-54 ...................................................... 10
55-59 ...................................................... 10
60-64 ...................................................... 11
65-69 ...................................................... 5
70-74 ...................................................... 5
75 and over ............................................ 5
Not sure/refused ................................... -
Q2b To ensure that we have a representative sample, would you please tell me whether you are from a Hispanic or Spanish-speaking background?
Yes, Hispanic ........................................... 11
No, not Hispanic ....................................... 87
Not sure/refused
..................................... 2

Q2c And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race--white, black, Asian, or something else?
White ..........................................................74
Black .........................................................12
Asian ..........................................................1
Other ..........................................................4
Hispanic(VOL) ........................................7
Not sure
/refused .......................................2

--------------------------------------------------------------------- - -----------
Actual break down of US:(2010 census)
Americans 308,745,538 100.0 %
White 223,553,265 72.4 %
African American 38,929,319 12.6 %
Asian American 14,674,252 4.8 %
Native Americans or Alaska Native 2,932,248 0.9 %
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 540,013 0.2 %
Some other race 19,107,368 6.2 %
Two or more races 9,009,073 2.9 %

Age:
15 to 19 years 20,219,890 7.2
20 to 24 years 18,964,001 6.7
25 to 34 years 39,891,724 14.2
35 to 44 years 45,148,527 16.0
45 to 54 years 37,677,952 13.4
55 to 59 years 13,469,237 4.8
60 to 64 years 10,805,447 3.8
65 to 74 years 18,390,986 6.5
75 to 84 years 12,361,180 4.4
85 years and over 4,239,587 1.5
 
2014-08-06 11:23:23 AM  

themindiswatching: Fine, let's give the GOP complete control. They're going to be whiny assholes otherwise.


I said this to a friend earlier today: It's not that I like the idea of the Democrats running the country. I don't. But giving the GOP control right now would be like taking the car keys from a friend who had a couple of stiff drinks and handing them to a friend who just took eight hits of LSD.
 
2014-08-06 11:27:05 AM  

SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.


You guys are gonna be sooo pissed.
 
2014-08-06 11:28:15 AM  

Nabb1: themindiswatching: Fine, let's give the GOP complete control. They're going to be whiny assholes otherwise.

I said this to a friend earlier today: It's not that I like the idea of the Democrats running the country. I don't. But giving the GOP control right now would be like taking the car keys from a friend who had a couple of stiff drinks and handing them to a friend who just took eight hits of LSD.


As long as a Democrat is in the White House, the GOP will do everything they can to destroy the country. A veto-proof Democratic majority in Congress would negate the bad effects of a GOP presidency and let things get done.

/won't happen though
 
2014-08-06 11:29:50 AM  
it's almost as if five years of relentlessly negative press coupled with a borderline treasonous opposition party whose only goal is the president's destruction has had some negative effect on his approval rating.
 
2014-08-06 11:32:41 AM  
lawls

SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES - BY D/S (POSITIVE - NEGATIVE)
TOTAL POSITIVE TOTAL NEGATIVE D/S(didn't know now sure)
Benjamin Netanyahu .......................................... 24 15 9
John Kerry ........................................................33 33 -
Barack Obama ...................................................40 47 - 7
Wall Street......................................................... 21 33 -12
Democrats in Congress...................................... 31 46 -15
Republicans in Congress ................................... 19 54 -35
Vladimir Putin..................................................... 4 68 -64

so Obama is actually the highest rated in the poll with John Kerry as 2nd!
 
2014-08-06 11:33:04 AM  

FlashHarry: it's almost as if five years of relentlessly negative press coupled with a borderline treasonous opposition party whose only goal is the president's destruction has had some negative effect on his approval rating.


Meh. I think he bears some responsibility for it, too.
 
2014-08-06 11:34:38 AM  
Q12 What is your preference for the outcome of this year's congressional elections -- (ROTATE) a Congress controlled by Republicans or a Congress controlled by Democrats?

Republican-controlled Congress .... 44
Democrat-controlled Congress ......43
Not sure .........................................13

13% swing vote? that seems high then again if they are all in plus +-3 districts it won't matter
 
2014-08-06 11:38:22 AM  
Q13 Will your vote for Congress this November be a vote to send a message that we need...(ROTATE :1-2) +

TOT Dem Ind GOP
GOP More Republicans to be a check and balance to Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats........... 22 5 16 43
More Democrats who will help Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats pass their agenda. ........ 24 51 9 2
More incumbents of both parties to lose so Congress has a lot of new people...................................... ... 33 24 43 38
I would want my vote to senda different message than these ................................................................... 20 18 29 17
Not sending amessage (VOL) ...................................................................... ............................................ - - - -
Not sure ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ... .. 1 2 3
 
2014-08-06 11:39:40 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

You guys are gonna be sooo pissed.


They're already pissed.  Pissed-off voters will be showing up to vote in November.  Disillusioned democrats will be too depressed to get out of bed.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-08-06 11:40:13 AM  
I wonder how he compares relative to any likely GOP candidate?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-08-06 11:43:37 AM  

SkinnyHead: cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

You guys are gonna be sooo pissed.

They're already pissed.  Pissed-off voters will be showing up to vote in November.  Disillusioned democrats will be too depressed to get out of bed.


They will get the chance to see that the alternative is much worse, which should motivate them in 2016.
 
2014-08-06 11:44:33 AM  

SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.


I have no idea what this means, especially since President Obama was not on my primary ballot yesterday and won't be on my general ballot in November.
 
2014-08-06 11:44:36 AM  
OWS LIVES!

Q17 Which of the following statements about America comes closer to your view? (ROTATE)
Statement A:
The United States is a country where anyone,regardless of their background, can work hard,succeed and be comfortable financially.
...or...
Statement B:
The widening gap between the incomes of the wealthy and everyone else is undermining the idea that every American has the oppor
tunity to move up to a better standard of living.
A: Anyone can succeed .......................................44
B: Widening gap undermining opportunity ..........54
Both(VOL)......................................................... 1
Neither (VOL)..................................................... 1
Not sure ............................................................. -
 
2014-08-06 11:44:57 AM  
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2014-08-06 11:45:30 AM  

vpb: I wonder how he compares relative to any likely GOP candidate?


Generic Republican destroys all opponents.
 
2014-08-06 11:47:38 AM  
Obama's October surprise will be an Ebola outbreak: Mid term elections cancelled, Congress not able to convene, FEMA camps filled to capacity.
 
2014-08-06 11:52:13 AM  
it was 40% last time I saw this poll. how can it be an "all time low" if it's the same as it was.
 
2014-08-06 11:53:32 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

You guys are gonna be sooo pissed.


it's threads like these Fark will delete and people will pretend never happened...or something.
 
2014-08-06 11:54:46 AM  

zedster: Republicans in Congress ................................... 19 54 -35
Vladimir Putin..................................................... 4 68 -64


at least Republicans in Congress are better rated than Putin.
 
2014-08-06 11:55:26 AM  

ManateeGag: zedster: Republicans in Congress ................................... 19 54 -35
Vladimir Putin..................................................... 4 68 -64

at least Republicans in Congress are better rated than Putin.


great, Putin just claimed the ethnic Russians in Congress need protection
 
2014-08-06 11:59:32 AM  

SkinnyHead: cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

You guys are gonna be sooo pissed.

They're already pissed.  Pissed-off voters will be showing up to vote in November.  Disillusioned democrats will be too depressed to get out of bed.


Lol.

Come on, even you should have known that well-worn Fark cliche.
 
2014-08-06 12:05:16 PM  

vernonFL: Obama's October surprise will be an Ebola outbreak: Mid term elections cancelled, Congress not able to convene, FEMA camps filled to capacity.


I hear FEMA is working with the CDC to weaponize Ebola using chemtrails. Meanwhile the idiots in this country are drinking fluoridated water and vaccinating their children.

FEMA stopped ordering makeshift coffins, but do you know why? DO YOU? Maybe someone can explain a rumor they've purchased a number of bulldozers out in the Arizona desert. You know, for digging mass graves. Do you know why 600 billion is unaccounted for? DEATH CAMPS!

Study it out.
 
2014-08-06 12:07:01 PM  
Just wait until Obola starts spreading... he'll be down in the single digits in no time!
 
2014-08-06 12:10:24 PM  

Nabb1: Meh. I think he bears some responsibility for it, too.


he certainly does, but objectively the country has done extremely well under his presidency, yet he gets virtually no credit for it.

the fact that he has faced opposition like no other president has ever faced needs to be taken into account. along with the fact that the press has been virulently against him since the summer of 2009.

i will say, though, that his WH does an appalling job of PR and media relations.
 
2014-08-06 12:11:36 PM  

Serious Black: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

I have no idea what this means, especially since President Obama was not on my primary ballot yesterday and won't be on my general ballot in November.


Well of course he's not on the November ballot.  That goes without saying.  I took your comment as an expression of regret for having voted for him in previous elections.  That's where you're not alone.  Disillusioned democrats probably won't be turning out to vote in the midterms.  That's what I'm getting at.
 
2014-08-06 12:12:52 PM  

FlashHarry: along with the fact that the press has been virulently against him since the summer of 2009


Conservatives keep telling me that the Press loves Obama and the only reason all the "scandals" don't get more play is because they are in the tank of Obama.
 
2014-08-06 12:14:46 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

You guys are gonna be sooo pissed.

They're already pissed.  Pissed-off voters will be showing up to vote in November.  Disillusioned democrats will be too depressed to get out of bed.

Lol.

Come on, even you should have known that well-worn Fark cliche.


Sorry Cameron, I'm not hip to that cliche.
 
2014-08-06 12:17:16 PM  

SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.


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2014-08-06 12:19:15 PM  

Heliovdrake: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

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oh, come now.  there are dumber things on this site today.
 
2014-08-06 12:20:34 PM  

ManateeGag: Heliovdrake: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

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oh, come now.  there are dumber things on this site today.


I don't know, its still early.
 
2014-08-06 12:23:28 PM  

ManateeGag: Conservatives keep telling me that the Press loves Obama and the only reason all the "scandals" don't get more play is because they are in the tank of Obama


that's laughable.

several pew studies have shown that obama got far worse press coverage during the 2012 campaign than romney or any of the GOP challengers.

the primary problem is that apart from fox news, which is anti-obama all the time, the rest of the so-called "mainstream media" is extremely loath to reporting anything positive about obama lest they be tarred as "liberal." this means they have to "balance" every story with talking points from the far right, no matter how ridiculous or lacking in fact they may be.

if the news media did its job and reported the news objectively, obamas approval would be in the high 60s.
 
2014-08-06 12:26:05 PM  

bdub77: Do you know why 600 billion is unaccounted for? DEATH CAMPS!


Death Camps are sooooo 2008. The new hotness is stockpiling guillotines.
 
2014-08-06 12:26:30 PM  

vpb: SkinnyHead: cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.

You guys are gonna be sooo pissed.

They're already pissed.  Pissed-off voters will be showing up to vote in November.  Disillusioned democrats will be too depressed to get out of bed.

They will get the chance to see that the alternative is much worse, which should motivate them in 2016.


This I think is a likely scenario.  2014 will suck ass.  2016 will be ...interesting.
 
2014-08-06 12:32:34 PM  

SkinnyHead: Disillusioned democrats probably won't be turning out to vote in the midterms.  That's what I'm getting at.


I can't say whether that's true or not. What I can say, at least for myself, is there's basically nobody on the Republican side of the general election ballot I'll be voting for.

Senate: Pat Roberts is the Republican. He has been the least responsive federal representative I have ever had in my lifetime. I never get letters or e-mails back from him in any fashion I would call prompt. Plus, he voted for keeping the government shut down and defaulting on our financial obligations last October. There's no way in hell I'm voting for him.
House: Lynn Jenkins is the Republican. She's better at interacting with me as a constituent, and she's voted the way I preferred on a few key bills. She was also one of the lynchpins in trying to change the Hyde Amendment to reference forcible rape and led the passage of a bill that would expand a tax cut exclusively for wealthy families with children. That doesn't strike me as somebody who is fiscally responsible.
Governor: Sam Brownback is the Republican. I pejoratively call my home state Brownbackistan. If he were the only person on the ballot, I would leave it blank.
State House: There's no Republican on the ballot.
Insurance Commissioner: Ken Selzer is the Republican. I don't really know much about him, but I do know from his television ads that a) he HATES Obamacare, b) he is pro-life, and c) he is pro-2nd Amendment. What the hell do the latter two positions matter when it comes to managing the insurance industry? And the former makes me think he'll just let insurance companies run roughshod over Kansas residents. There's a slim chance I could vote for him with more information about him and his opponents, but I doubt it.
 
2014-08-06 12:58:42 PM  

Serious Black: SkinnyHead: Disillusioned democrats probably won't be turning out to vote in the midterms.  That's what I'm getting at.

I can't say whether that's true or not. What I can say, at least for myself, is there's basically nobody on the Republican side of the general election ballot I'll be voting for.

Senate: Pat Roberts is the Republican. He has been the least responsive federal representative I have ever had in my lifetime. I never get letters or e-mails back from him in any fashion I would call prompt. Plus, he voted for keeping the government shut down and defaulting on our financial obligations last October. There's no way in hell I'm voting for him.
House: Lynn Jenkins is the Republican. She's better at interacting with me as a constituent, and she's voted the way I preferred on a few key bills. She was also one of the lynchpins in trying to change the Hyde Amendment to reference forcible rape and led the passage of a bill that would expand a tax cut exclusively for wealthy families with children. That doesn't strike me as somebody who is fiscally responsible.
Governor: Sam Brownback is the Republican. I pejoratively call my home state Brownbackistan. If he were the only person on the ballot, I would leave it blank.
State House: There's no Republican on the ballot.
Insurance Commissioner: Ken Selzer is the Republican. I don't really know much about him, but I do know from his television ads that a) he HATES Obamacare, b) he is pro-life, and c) he is pro-2nd Amendment. What the hell do the latter two positions matter when it comes to managing the insurance industry? And the former makes me think he'll just let insurance companies run roughshod over Kansas residents. There's a slim chance I could vote for him with more information about him and his opponents, but I doubt it.


Yeah, I don't expect disillusioned democrats to vote republican in November.  I just think that a number of them won't show up to vote at all.  Even the ones who still support Obama won't be motivated to show up because they don't see Obama on their ballots.  Many republicans, on the other hand, do see Obama on their ballots.  Every D they see on their ballot is a surrogate for Obama.  They'll show up to vote against Obama by voting against democrats.
 
2014-08-06 01:13:53 PM  
So people will just blindly vote against anyone with a D to stick it to the Libs?

Sadly, that might actually happen especially in so called red states.
 
2014-08-06 01:18:01 PM  
I don't want to deal with formatting the whole thing but Q25 is interesting:
Q25 Next, I'm going to mention a number of different policies that some people say could help improve economic conditions in the country and for each one please tell me if you believe this would make a very positive impact, a somewhat positive impact, no real impact either way, a somewhat negative impact, or a very negative impact. (RANDOMIZE)

"Providing tax incentives for companies to bring jobs back from other countries." has an 85% Very or Somewhat positive

"Increasing the fines and seeking jail time for executives at financial institutions when they break the law and profit from their wrongdoing" 80%

"Keeping business taxes low and preventing any tax increases from going into place to create a more favorable economic climate." 66%
 
2014-08-06 01:18:21 PM  

SkinnyHead: Serious Black: Well, that settles it. I am NEVER voting for President Obama again!

You're not alone.  A lot of his supporters have abandoned him.  It doesn't look good for democrats in November.


And yet he still massively higher than any Republican. So the year of the Green Party?
 
2014-08-06 01:19:43 PM  
The solution to our problems is not a theocracy that systematically descriminates against women and minorities.
 
2014-08-06 01:20:17 PM  
Polls on a guy that is a lame duck are stupid.
Similarly, a bunch of idiots who did not realize Romney hasn't been in the public eye to make radical stupid comments think Romney would beat Obama now.

Polls on HILLARY'S numbers are more relevant. Similarly, you don't compare Obama's number to his old numbers, instead you compare them to Congress's numbers.  Wow, Obama is doing so GOOD.  He is a hundred times better than the GOP.

Those are the cold hard facts.
 
2014-08-06 01:20:35 PM  
I support this president.  Is he perfect? No, but he is far better than anyone from the GOP.
 
2014-08-06 01:24:10 PM  
When NBC can't hid your incompetence and your a liberal democrat, you know its bad.  They even had to put in a piece at a do nothing congress while blaming the house entirely.  No mention that the senate is equally responsible for the deadlock.
 
2014-08-06 01:29:16 PM  

FlashHarry: it's almost as if five years of relentlessly negative press coupled with a borderline treasonous opposition party whose only goal is the president's destruction has had some negative effect on his approval rating.


Borderline treasonous? Where's this border at? Meeting with Putin and handing over the alarm codes to the White House?
 
2014-08-06 01:31:59 PM  

bobothemagnificent: When NBC can't hid your incompetence and your a liberal democrat, you know its bad.  They even had to put in a piece at a do nothing congress while blaming the house entirely.  No mention that the senate is equally responsible for the deadlock.


Yes, Republican filibustering in the Senate is quite a problem.
 
2014-08-06 01:32:32 PM  

Nabb1: FlashHarry: it's almost as if five years of relentlessly negative press coupled with a borderline treasonous opposition party whose only goal is the president's destruction has had some negative effect on his approval rating.

Meh. I think he bears some responsibility for it, too.


Sure, sure. He's done some things that have not been good at all (crazy amount of spying on...practically everybody on the planet, drone strikes killing all sorts of people, not killing everyone in Congress and starting from scratch), but on the whole, I'm still glad I voted for him over Romney or McCain.

If the GOP wasn't so insane, then I might actually vote for them, but it seems like the GOP has gotten on the crazy train to Looneytown for good.
 
2014-08-06 01:32:51 PM  
He's fallen so far that he's still above the low point for every president since Kennedy.

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