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Buyer’s remorse among Obama voters? That’s not what the latest Fox News poll shows

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 Every once in a while, we get a comment here at Applesauce to the effect that lots of people who voted for Barack Obama last November regret having done so. The theory is that they’re suffering “buyer’s remorse” or “voter’s remorse.”

 Well, Fox News (no less) is here to tell us otherwise.

 In a REPORT on a poll it released just today, Fox says this:

 Among voters who backed Obama in the 2008 presidential election, 89 percent would vote for him again today while 5 percent would vote for McCain instead. The results are almost identical among McCain voters — 89 percent would still vote for him and 4 percent for Obama.

 In other words, if the election were held again today among the same voters who participated last November, the results would be pretty much the same.

 POSTSCRIPT: I’m waiting for a fellow who calls himself “SNuss,” one of our Applesauce regulars, to tell us that the Fox poll is not credible because Fox has a liberal bias.

 No, wait! He can’t say that, can he? Fox is liberal? No, that just won’t work.

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  1. Interestingly, the rest of this report is relatively negative for the President.

    “Nearly half of Americans — 48 percent — say President Obama is meeting or exceeding expectations, down from 66 percent who thought so in March. At the same time, nearly half — 47 percent — say he is falling below their expectations — twice the number (23 percent) who thought his performance was sub par when polled in March 2009.

    Forty-four percent of Americans say Obama is keeping more promises than he is breaking. Almost as many — 39 percent — think the president is breaking more promises.

    Half of Americans approve of the overall job Obama is doing and 41 percent disapprove.

    Fifty-six percent of voters are satisfied with what Obama has accomplished so far, down from 69 percent in April. Nearly all Democrats are satisfied (90 percent), as are over half of independents (55 percent) and 19 percent of Republicans.

    While 42 percent of Americans think the country is better off today than it was a year ago, 43 percent say the country is worse off.”

    I heard a local talk show host commenting on the following Gallup polling data from this week:

    Biden also departs from his immediate predecessors in being significantly less popular than his boss. Gore’s and Cheney’s first-year averages were similar to Bill Clinton’s and George W. Bush’s, respectively.

    Could it be that the President’s polling data are what they are because people still want to believe in hope and change? They still like the speech maker but are don’t like the policies he is advocating? While peoples overall satisfaction and the direction of things is declining and people show declining satisfaction with what is going on in Wahington and even in the Vice-President himself, they are not yet ready to give up on the man who promised hope?

  2. Here is an interesting commentary on the “old hat” Democratic party that rings true with me. (Sorry Pat, I’m alot younger than you)http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748703574604574499693726128138.html
    “The one lump that won’t change is government. Government in our time is looking out of it. It’d be one thing if government were almost cool in an old-fashioned way, but it’s not. When everyone else’s job gets measured by performance, its hallmark is malperformance—whether in Congress, California or New York.

    We define the past 25 years in terms of entrepreneurs and visionaries in places like Silicon Valley who took a small idea and ran with it. Congress does the opposite. It take something already big . . . and make it bigger.

    We’ve got Medicare for the elderly, with spending claims out to Mars, so let’s create Medicare for All! One of the least noticed parts of the health-care legislation is its intention to make Medicaid even bigger, when Medicaid’s cost is arguably the main thing destroying California.

    There was a time when contributing to the common good meant joining something relatively small like the Peace Corps or Teach for America. Now it means being willing to just fall into line behind some huge piece of legislation.The one lump that won’t change is government. Government in our time is looking out of it. It’d be one thing if government were almost cool in an old-fashioned way, but it’s not. When everyone else’s job gets measured by performance, its hallmark is malperformance—whether in Congress, California or New York.

    We define the past 25 years in terms of entrepreneurs and visionaries in places like Silicon Valley who took a small idea and ran with it. Congress does the opposite. It take something already big . . . and make it bigger.

    We’ve got Medicare for the elderly, with spending claims out to Mars, so let’s create Medicare for All! One of the least noticed parts of the health-care legislation is its intention to make Medicaid even bigger, when Medicaid’s cost is arguably the main thing destroying California.

    There was a time when contributing to the common good meant joining something relatively small like the Peace Corps or Teach for America. Now it means being willing to just fall into line behind some huge piece of legislation.”

  3. Is this story Fox’s attempt to show the WH that they can run stories that portray the administration in a good light because they got stomped on earlier this month?

  4. Orlando Clay

    gowader wrote: “Stupidity breeds stupidity!!! If you were stupid enough the first time, you will be stupid enough again.”

    Well, that certainly explains why you voted for Bush twice, doesn’t it?

  5. Craig Knauss

    Well, I work with a large group that’s in a majority Republican area. And I know a number of Repubs that have regretted voting for GWB twice. A bunch said they believed what he said in 2000. Then waited and waited for him to do it. So, in 2004 they gave him another chance. And they waited some more for him to deliver. They ended up voting for Obama. In some cases he was the first Democrat they ever voted for. But they were severely disappointed in Bush and figured McCain was no better. They’re not 100% satisfied with Obama, but they feel Obama is at least trying. Bush didn’t even try. So, cons can have voter’s remorse as well.

  6. shawnnews

    The RRStar got a few letters from reactionaries in the first months after the election saying that Obama had broken all his campaign promises already and people were waking up to reclaim their government.
    This pathetic attempt at bandwagoning continues as voters remorse stories continue.

  7. SNuss: No matter the crap you’re passing along, the fact remains (according to your beloved Fox News) that there is very little buyer’s remorse among Obama voters. Deal with it.

  8. DingDong

    Election could be a lot different today if we could limit the voter fraud. But, we can not have any check that a voter actually is qualified to vote.

  9. DingDong: Are you saying that last November’s election was decided by voter fraud? What voter fraud? Do you have any evidence? Let’s see it. Obama won the popular vote by about 10 million votes. That’s a whole lot of voter fraud. How come we haven’t heard any reliable reports about that?

  10. Yet again, SNuss has shown that he’s not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. He offers a link to a right-wing Web site that quotes some guy as follows regarding ACORN:

    “It just seems probable that they got enough fraudulent registrations in, in order to swing the vote,” Vadum says. “But I don’t have evidence that they did.”

    The guy doesn’t have evidence. Nobody has evidence — or they’d be going to court to overturn the election. But SNuss says: “Al Franken’s election most likely was [influenced by voter fraud], thanks to ACORN.”

    There’s absolutely no proof of that whatever, but SNuss believes it because he wants to believe it.

    What a moran (if you know what I mean by that misspelling)!

  11. Craig Knauss

    Isn’t Newmax the site that had proof the Easter Bunny was a communist? But I don’t have evidence of that.

  12. susan riegler

    I know I for one am suffering a severe case of voter’s remorse! What was I thinking when I voted for Obama? I wonder if voter’s remorse will be covered under Obama’s expensive and ridiculous health care coverage? My symptoms worsen every time I see Obama or any of his administration on the tv. I agree that Americans should be protected from voters fraud, that is the only reason that Obama will not cut funds permanently to the corrupt organization ‘acorn’ (properly named, they are nuts alright). There is no way Obama will get a second term without voters fraud and he knows it! He will be lucky to get to finish out this term though, it is obvious he has no idea how to be a president.

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