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71% Of Obama Voters "Regret" His Re-Election

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Over 7 in 10 Obama voters, and 55% of Democrats, regret voting for President Obama's reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll. As The Washington Examiner reports, the poll was conducted to test the media hype about a comeback by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. While the poll found voters still uninspired by Romney, they are also deeply dissatisfied with Obama (though given the choice of Obama versus Romney, Obama supporters said they would stick with their guy, 79% to 10% for Romney) giving Obama, as The Examiner notes, very early lame duck status before the midterm elections.

Via The Washington Examiner,

The poll asked those who voted for Obama's reelection a simple question: “Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?”

 

Overall, 71 percent said yes, 26 percent no.

 

80 percent of whites said yes, 61 percent of blacks said no and 100 percent of Hispanics said yes.

 

84 percent of women said yes, and just 61 percent of men agreed.

 

55 percent of Democrats said yes, as did 71 percent of independents.

 

Still, given the choice of Obama versus Romney, Obama supporters said they would stick with their guy, 79 percent to 10 percent for Romney.

 

But his voters seem to have moved on and are ready for the next election, giving Obama very early lame duck status before the midterm elections.

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As for Romney, his favorable ratings have dropped, but he would edge Obama by about three million votes, probably because Americans are not wowed by Obama's second term performance, not because they like Romney more.

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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:13 | 4450421 GoldSilverWolf
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Really though, would Romney have been any better?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:15 | 4450436 max2205
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I regret wasting 2 hours of my life going to the polling place

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:26 | 4450493 Supernova Born
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I don't like to say it, but I think we'd have MORE gun control now if Romney had won. Romney signed an AWB in MA.

Nothing gives some spine to the near spineless in Congress like partisan opposition (as opposed to defending the Bill of Rights).

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:28 | 4450510 ACP
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Yup, the R's would have done that to appear more like D's.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:31 | 4450530 Arius
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OBAMA is doing the best anyone could given the enormous resistance from the republicans to anything he would propose.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:40 | 4450577 quasimodo
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LMAO.......did you accidently click a link over at huffpo?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:42 | 4450591 Arius
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common got to do better than that ... what do you really expect from Obama or anyone from that matter with this Congress and Republican Party?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:07 | 4450704 clooney_art
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I am done voting and having to choose between Crooks or Fraudsters. My choice is very limited in our 2 party dictatorship. Both parties are the same shit. There is no lesser evil among both parties. Both are evil and have destroyed this country.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:40 | 4450854 0b1knob
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You need to adjust those numbers due to the fact that many OBAMA! supporters voted twice or more.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:43 | 4451006 TruthInSunshine
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71% of Obama voters "regret" their vote

29% of Obama voters are even more fucking retarded than the aforementioned 71%

100% of Obama, Romney or whoever-whatever for voters swallowed the blue pill.

S.O.S. & Mayday, too.

“The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.” William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England in 1694, then a privately owned bank

“The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.” The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863.

“I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create money. And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people.” Reginald McKenna, as Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing stockholders in 1924.

“The banks do create money. They have been doing it for a long time, but they didn’t realise it, and they did not admit it. Very few did. You will find it in all sorts of documents, financial textbooks, etc. But in the intervening years, and we must be perfectly frank about these things, there has been a development of thought, until today I doubt very much whether you would get many prominent bankers to attempt to deny that banks create it.” H W White, Chairman of the Associated Banks of New Zealand, to the New Zealand Monetary Commission, 1955.

“Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.” Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer.

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” Major L L B Angus.

“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple the mind is repelled. With something so important, a deeper mystery seems only decent.” John Kenneth Galbraith (1908- ), former professor of economics at Harvard, writing in ‘Money: Whence it came, where it went’ (1975).

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 08:34 | 4451871 kralizec
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This article is one of this biggest piles of crap I have ever read on ZH!  Regret?  Right.  Next thing you know there will be an article about the governments no-risk retirement plan.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:04 | 4450976 Dick Buttkiss
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And so, yet again:

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." — Emma Goldman

Thus, as a reminder:

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. ... "

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:17 | 4451016 edotabin
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You could write that 100 million times and they would not get it.  Most are too full of "Electrolytes" to be able to think clearly about anything anymore.

Someone here correctly called voting "The poor man's suggestion box".

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:34 | 4451067 Dick Buttkiss
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It would seem so, but you are forgetting how quickly things can change.

Just wait for the welfare checks to stop coming and the EBT cards to stop working or and/or what either can buy races away into oblivion.  

Then will the Just Say No of our Soviet counterparts come home to roost, as "the law of the vital few" unleashes its world-changing fury:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:01 | 4451164 edotabin
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So they protest and burn things. Ok. To what end? To change what? Do you think they will ever admit that the handouts were too generous? Do you think they will ever admit to being fooled by the gov't into thinking their labor was worth more than it was?

It's my contention that things are so bad people are living in alternate realities created by government jobs, government spending, EBT, Walmart etc.

The 20% that get it are already on ZH and other like-minded sites. Not certain we even come close to 20% but anyway

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:01 | 4451374 Gift Whores
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You sir, are a troll.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:27 | 4451646 A Nanny Moose
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What did you expect when you voted for 0'Bamabot? What is government to do in general? Where will it get the money?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 04:19 | 4451689 DIgnified
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Do better than what?  You're here being a fag, regurgitating MSNBC/HP crap.  I'll prove your an idiot.  Exactly what is the Republican party and Congress doing that is bad.  I'll stop calling you a fag if your reply doesn't have the words "cooperation" or "compromise" in it.  You people clearly don't know the definitions.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:44 | 4450600 i-dog
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Fucking statists just don't get it. It's not the players; it's the game.

Until the central government is dismantled, absolutely nothing will change.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:29 | 4450804 NOTW777
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arius is right at home here on ZH

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:41 | 4450588 Walt D.
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"the enormous resistance from the republicans". ROFL - the joke of the century. The Republicans need a mega dose of viagra injected into their backbones. They are providing about as much resistance as a wet paper bag.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:49 | 4451337 Chuck Walla
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What'sa matter, Aireass?things slow over at OFA? Didn't the boy king have two years of friends to help before we, the people, said enuff?

FORWARD OBAMA THE ASS NAPKIN!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:50 | 4450621 Freddie
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I disaggree. RINO NWO Romney would be much easier to attack.  We could have gotten more gridlock.   Gridlock is the best we can offer until idiots wake up and unplug their TVs.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:28 | 4450801 ncdirtdigger
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Our system was designed to be gridlocked. We would all be better off if those assholes just went back where they came from and only met for 3 days a year.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:29 | 4450512 rubiconsolutions
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But don't realize that voting is your civic duty? That you can't complain about the system unless you participate in the system? Don't you know that voting is a God given right and that to not vote means you do not care? Don't you know that by spending those precious two hours going to the polling place that you contributed to the American way of life? Voting matters. It means that you, a single solitary citizen has a voice in the democratic process. You matter.

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:34 | 4450547 TeamDepends
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Citizen, we're going to need a core sample, so drop your drawers and reach for Hades....

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:36 | 4450555 johnQpublic
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i was looking for a sarc tag, but i will accept vomit

 

someday we need a candidate with merit

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:17 | 4450752 jimmytorpedo
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Voting is immoral.

Just like recycling.

 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:38 | 4450568 Urban Redneck
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It's far less crowded on primary day-- which is the only day it really matters.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:42 | 4450589 TahoeBilly2012
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From the Zionist perspective, the Country is strong.

From the American perspective, it is near destroyed.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:53 | 4451138 Riprake
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Quit rimming Hitler's anus, you swastika-humping goose-stepper.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:16 | 4450441 nope-1004
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Monkey chump choomwagon POS liar.  "I will make Wall Street accountable".  Oblabla the LIAR.

 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:19 | 4450464 TeamDepends
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Can we get a Mulligan on that one?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:20 | 4450472 kaiserhoff
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Mr. Stompie Feet ain't gwain like dis pole.

On the other hand, his continuing plans for a race war seem to be right on schedule.  (Soft ch, Bond Style)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:42 | 4450571 NoDebt
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He doesn't give a damn about poll numbers.  He is doing what he thinks desperately needs to be done and he's well aware nobody would agree with it if he said what his real plan and goals are.  He doesn't care about the will of the people, he doesn't care about Congress (obviously at this point), he doesn't care about the law or the Constitution.

This fucking communist president didn't just drink the cool-aid from the radicals he hung out with, he damned near drowned in it.  He's the Manchurian Candidate.

He's the first glimpse into how set the whole country on the path of Detroit (plus a heaping helping of 1984-style monitoring of it's citizens).

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:44 | 4450598 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  communist president

Yeah,  commies...

The top 10% is richer than ever.   The crony-capitalist scams continue to be funded.    The "workers own the means of production" (which, I guess now would be McDonalds) 

I guess the definition of "commy" is (well) "variable" these days, what with public school education-n-all.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:05 | 4450694 NoDebt
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Wrap it in whatever "-ism" you want, then.  It's corruption plain and simple.  An insatiable power grab.  Small few rule the unwashed masses.  Monetarily and in every other way.  The top 1% lived real comfortable in the former Soviet Union, too.  That's where this is headed.  And Obama is happy to lead the charge.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 01:42 | 4451546 hobopants
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I love how we have to continue to be politically correct about the difference between totalitarian regimes. You see in communism the workers own the means of production (but they are really owned by a tiny minority) where as in Fascism the state controls the means of production (although they are really owned by a tiny minority) where as in the other varieites of socialism....

Can we say "distinction without a difference"?

You can only debate this nonsense in the world of theory as it sure as hell doesn't have anything to do with reality.

So call it what you will it's still the same old shit, just another lap around the anakyklosis.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:30 | 4450526 angel_of_joy
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The trouble with the real world is that you have to live with the consequences of your choices, no matter how delusional you might be...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:40 | 4450580 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  The trouble with the real world is that you have to live with the consequences of your choices

Well, not really.   The best thing about being a member of the top 10% is you win regardless of who is the actual sociopath in the whitehouse.

The top 10% owns most of the wealth of the country,  they really don't care; they own both Teams.

Plus, the key to happiness is self-delusion.   The self-delusional are always happy with their choices.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:09 | 4450575 TahoeBilly2012
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His Mom was CIA in Jakarta...married to one of Suharto's top General's. That explains it ALL and how the "Prince of Darkness" came to be.

"Dunham studied at the East–West Center and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu....to address the problem of poverty in rural villages, she created microcredit programs while working as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development".

United States Agency for International Developement- oh boy during the Red Scare years and in Asia even...sounds like an outfit that might be in Syria or Ukraine right about now, an NGO!

 

 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:05 | 4450703 Star Jonestown
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If 79 percent of those who voted for President Obama would vote for him again and 71 percent of Obama voters now inclined to vote for somebody else “regret” their vote to reelect the president...  

Then slightly less than 15 percent of Obama voters "regret" their decision.  


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:24 | 4451644 A Nanny Moose
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As of this post, 11 people seem to think so.

Simply tragic. Who was responsible for their education?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:53 | 4451670 Exponere Mendaces
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Oh, voting.

Next you'll tell me that ZH's VIX trades mean shit.

 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:13 | 4450422 FieldingMellish
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They had a chance with Ron Paul. Too late.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:19 | 4450453 kevinduhand
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I don't think Ron Paul ever had any chance

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:23 | 4450480 NOTaREALmerican
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No,  and a pretty smart guy posted awhile back: 

Ron Paul, the guy who wanted to audit the Fed and crash the dollar?

Most people want the Kabuki show to continue as is.   Nobody is going to give up the socialist scam they've been living off there entire lives so that we can have "Freedum" again.

People want safety, not "Freedum".  

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:25 | 4450494 ACP
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Correct. No one like Ron Paul has a chance until the idiot masses wake up and get angry enough to burn down the RFK DOJ building.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:27 | 4450501 FieldingMellish
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We will never know. The last GOP primary was beyond a joke.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:31 | 4450521 centerline
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Recall how the media would not even say his name.  If it wasn't clear before that the MSM is owned... that the whole thing is rigged... well, there it was on display in living color.

Made me want to puke for sole reason that things like this could be IN YOUR FACE and people don't even notice.  Even for someone that hated RP, just watching this should have sent shivers up and down thier spine.  But, alas, most people are idiots.

RP did not stand a chance - BTW.  He was controlled opposition who knew the boundaries and in order to have a voice.  Case in point are the verbal ping-pong matches with Bernanke in place of what should have been a cage fight.  Love RP here - but the game is bigger than him.  He pushed the boundaries a little at the end and got shut down... just like anyone else who gets too many people's attention and starts to draw a serious crowd.

 

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