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Poll: Obama takes seven-point lead among NASCAR fans!

Wait a minute! Things aren’t supposed to be THIS WAY:

According to a new Zogby Poll the wheels are close to coming off the Romney campaign. President Obama leads Mitt Romney among NASCAR fans, 48%-41%.

The Zogby poll  revealed that President Obama has a seven point lead over Mitt Romney among likely voters, 48%-41%, and even larger nine point lead when all candidates are included, 49%-40%. The real shocker is that the poll found the president doing very well with some traditionally thought of Republican voting blocs.

Obama leads in almost every region of the country, and only trailed Romney by six points in the South, 41%-47%. Among voters who shop at Wal-Mart on a weekly basis, Romney’s lead is within the poll’s 3.4% margin of error, 45%-42%. Obama leads with voters who are or who have a family member in the military, 54%-39%. Most surprisingly, Obama only trails Romney by seven points with those who consider themselves born again Christians, 40%-47%.

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  1. Most of the NASCAR fans are probably on food stamps, so that’s why they like Obama.

    Meanwhile, Romney has a 14 point lead with middle class voters.

    “In our latest POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll with middle-class families, which comprise about 54 percent of the total American electorate and usually split in their vote behavior between Republicans and Democrats, Romney holds a 14-point advantage (55 percent to 41 percent). Middle-class families are more inclined to believe the country is on the wrong track (34 percent right direction, 62 percent wrong track)”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81584.html

  2. Do you think NASCAR fans understand the utter failure of the Obama administration in the Middle East?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-collapse-of-the-cairo-doctrine/2012/09/20/72fb7f62-035f-11e2-91e7-2962c74e7738_story.html

    It’s now three years since the Cairo speech. Look around. The Islamic world is convulsed with an explosion of anti-Americanism. From Tunisia to Lebanon, American schools, businesses and diplomatic facilities set ablaze. A U.S. ambassador and three others murdered in Benghazi. The black flag of Salafism, of which al-Qaeda is a prominent element, raised over our embassies in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan.

    The administration, staggered and confused, blames it all on a 14-minute trailer for a film no one has seen and may not even exist.

    What else can it say? Admit that its doctrinal premises were supremely naive and its policies deeply corrosive to American influence?

    Religious provocations are endless. (Ask Salman Rushdie.) Resentment about the five-century decline of the Islamic world is a constant. What’s new — the crucial variable — is the unmistakable sound of a superpower in retreat. Ever since Henry Kissinger flipped Egypt from the Soviet to the American camp in the early 1970s, the United States had dominated the region. No longer.

    “It’s time,” declared Obama to wild applause of his convention, “to do some nation-building right here at home.” He’d already announced a strategic pivot from the Middle East to the Pacific. Made possible because “the tide of war is receding.”

    Nonsense. From the massacres in Nigeria to the charnel house that is Syria, violence has, if anything, increased. What is receding is Obama’s America.

  3. doc: You and Krauthammer are both full of crap.

    What do you figure Romney would do about these problems? He’s not exactly a foreign-policy wonk, you know. He thinks Russia is America’s “number one geopolitical foe.”

    As for Krauthammer, I seem to recall that he was a hawk on the war in Iraq. Need I say more?

  4. Neftali: Nice try, but your claim about the Politico/GWU Battleground Poll is FALSE.

    Romney does NOT have ” a 14 point lead with middle class voters.” In fact,
    the race is tied at 48 percent among those who describe themselves as part of the middle class. Romney leads by 14 percent among “middle-class families,” which are defined as households with either a married couple and/or kids still at home.

    Politico reports this about the poll:

    Obama leads 50 percent to 47 percent, which is within the margin of error. His 50 percent job approval rating puts him at a crucial threshold for an incumbent seeking reelection. It’s an uptick from the spring and summer.

    Romney, meanwhile, finds himself sliding in the wake of two events — the choice of his running mate and the Republican national convention — that were supposed to buoy his candidacy. His unfavorable rating ticked up from 46 percent to 49 percent over the past seven weeks, as the share viewing him favorably held steady at 46 percent. Personal likability boosts the president, who is viewed favorably by 53 percent.

    The universe of voters who might change their mind also has shrunk significantly. One in five supporting a candidate said they’d consider someone else last month. Now it’s closer to one in 10. Regardless of who they’re supporting, 60 percent now expect Obama to win.

    Obama now ties or has an edge over Romney on who is best to handle every major issue except the federal budget and spending.

    Romney has lost his edge on jobs. A month ago, he led Obama by 6 points on the question of who is best equipped to put Americans back to work. Now they’re even. Among those who say creating jobs is their top priority, Obama’s up 11 points.

    A slight majority disapproves of the way Obama’s handling the economy, yet he narrowly leads Romney on who is better to manage it.

    Approval for Obama’s tax policy has risen from 46 to 51 percent in the last month, and Obama has a 4-point edge on who will better handle the issue after the two tied in the previous poll.

    The Democrat has also expanded his advantage on Medicare. He leads Romney by 9 points, 52 percent to 43 percent, on who can better handle the entitlement program. The president had a 4-point edge in the week before Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate.

  5. That was an excellent, detailed analysis of the Krauthammer article. Thanks Pat.

    Will I still be full of crap when Iran wipes Israel from the face of the map? Or when the next embassy is stormed and our citizens killed?

    Maybe if Obama just sends them a “Good luck with your Ramadan fast” Hallmark card they will knock it off.

  6. doc: What a manly man you are! You and Krauthammer and Romney seem to think pre-emptive war with Iran is the answer.

    Obama’s policy is one of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Toward that end, no options have been taken off the table. None. This president has taken out more al-Qaeda leaders in less than four years than George W. Bush did in eight years. (Ah, but Georgie strutted around in a flight suit on an aircraft carrier deck and declared “mission accomplished” even before the vast majority of U.S. deaths in Iraq had occurred.)

    You right-wing hawks like to pretend that you, and only you, are truly manly men, willing to go to war at the slightest provocation.

    Your posturing in that regard is so absurd. Big patriots, aren’t you? But only as long as you don’t have to do the fighting.

    You talk about “our citizens (being) killed.” But far, far fewer of our citizens have been killed by foreign enemies on Obama’s watch than on Bush’s watch. Have you forgotten that?

    You pseudo-patriotic, strutting fools are a joke.

  7. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/24/un-assembly-ahmadinejad-idUSL1E8KO5BL20120924

    NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be “eliminated,” ignoring a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric ahead of the annual General Assembly session.

    Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, denied sending arms to Syria, and alluded to Iran’s threats to the life of British author Salman Rushdie.

    The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president’s comments as “disgusting, offensive and outrageous.”

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hinted Israel could strike Iran’s nuclear sites and criticized U.S. President Barack Obama’s position that sanctions and diplomacy should be given more time to stop Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

    Iran denies it is seeking nuclear arms and says its atomic work is peaceful and aimed at generating electricity.

    “Fundamentally we do not take seriously the threats of the Zionists,” Ahmadinejad, in New York for this week’s U.N. General Assembly, told reporters. “We have all the defensive means at our disposal and we are ready to defend ourselves.”

    Ahmadinejad is due to speak at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Ahmadinejad on Sunday and warned him of the dangers of incendiary rhetoric in the Middle East.

    Ahmadinejad, who has used previous U.N. sessions to question the Holocaust and the U.S. account of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, did not heed the warning and instead expanded on his previous rejection of Israel’s right to exist. Western envoys typically walk out of Ahmadinejad’s U.N. speeches in protest at his remarks.

  8. You can call me whatever names you want Pat. Although I think the pseudo-patriotic thing is particularly special.

    But they still want to kill us.

  9. By “they,” I assume you refer to anyone who observes Ramadan. Wasn’t that the implication of your remark about the “Ramadan fast”?

    Obama’s message of respect to Muslims on the occasion of Ramadan really gets your goat, doesn’t it?

    Oh, but your pope sent a similar message to the Muslim world. And Georgie Bush also annually sent such messages. Did you mock him on those occasions? No, of course not. Little Georgie was your hero. After all, he was willing to send American kids to do stuff he didn’t have the courage to do himself during the Vietnam War.

  10. BTW there’s some great racing in Dubai.

  11. By they, I mean Islamic fundamentalists who want to kill us.

  12. Oh, yeah? Well what did you mean by your gratuitous reference to “Ramadan”? Was that an implication that Obama has some kind of affinity with Islam?

    That kind of thing is typical of the most extreme elements of your party. Obama won’t stand up to the radical Islamists because, after all, he’s one of them, right?

    You’re a man of medicine, doc. And you’re a war hawk. So, why don’t you volunteer your talents for the military? You could help patch up the kids who get torn apart in the military misadventures your party so readily advocates.

  13. Obama is Christian, don’t be an idiot.

    You remember his pastor Jeremiah Wright don’t you? I know the Obama’s tried to throw him under the bus after the fact, but he is an honest to goodness Christian.

    By the way, how many of your Democratic brethren voted to authorize the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq?

  14. Such a menagerie of animals on this site. Elephants, donkeys, squirrels and if you listen really close, you can hear crickets chirping.

  15. HarryJoseph

    Obama’s work experience matters. I guess those people voting for him know about it and don’t care.

    Obama was a community organizer in Chicago in the 80s. Some supporters disregard his work experience. Some voters don’t know about him changing our country using rules he was trained to learn and taught others from Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals (1971).

    Saul David Alinsky (1909-1972) was an American community organizer and writer. In the course of nearly four decades of political organizing, Alinsky received much criticism, but also gained praise from many public figures. His organizing skills were focused on improving the living conditions of poor communities across North America.

    In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky addressed the 1960s generation of radicals, outlining his views on organizing for mass power. His opening paragraph: “What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.

    Some Alinsky’s Change instructions: “The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The function of an organizer is to agitate to the point of conflict.” All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.”

    Alinsky described different Ideologies of Change, one being “A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order or the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage – the political paradise of communism.” Obama picked this ideology.

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