Poll: 60% of Tea Party, Nearly Half of GOP Support Impeaching Obama

Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com

A new poll reported in an unlikely source shows a broad majority of Tea Party members and roughly half of all Republicans support impeaching Barack Obama. More than 1,000 registered voters were asked, “Would you support or oppose the impeachment of President Obama?” Among those who describe themselves as Tea Party members, a full 60 percent support impeachment. An additional 16 percent are unsure.

Among Republicans, 48 percent support impeachment and 22 percent are unsure.

A Democratic Poll on a Left-Wing Website

Public Policy Polling, which is described as “an American Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm based in Raleigh,” conducted the survey from March 4-6. Its results appeared on the left-wing website the Daily Kos.


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Poll: Generic Republican Ties Obama in 2012

Andrew Malcolm, Los Angeles Times

At this moment — 57% of the way through a first term with only 628 days left until the 2012 presidential election — the Democrat can only tie any conceivable Republican candidate.

The GOP doesn’t even need a frontrunner to catch the incumbent of the most powerful political office in the world. No wonder Obama’s bringing fresh blood into the White House and shipping out aides to kick-start the billion-dollar campaign back in Chicago.

A new Gallup Poll finds Obama a little worse off in that generic presidential ballot category this year than he was last year at this time.

And — this’ll get the ex-state senator chewing the nicotine gum faster — the new Gallup numbers show Obama significantly behind the same standing of his Republican predecessor, that Texas guy who still refuses to reciprocate Obama’s criticism of his two terms.

Last February Obama led a generic Republican 44-42. This February, after the invisible “Recovery Summer” and Democrats’ historic midterm election shellacking, any Republican ties Obama at 45-45…

Gallup’s numbers show Obama maintaining his voter strength among blacks. Women still prefer him more than men do.

But the youth vote, so crucial to the Democratic ticket last time, is evaporating. Going into the 2008 election Obama had 63% of the registered voters aged 18 to 34. Today, he’s got only 51%. Likewise, Obama’s support among 35-to-54-year-olds has crumbled from 53% in 2008 to 43% today.

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How to Hold the House in 2012

Kevin “Coach” Collins, CoachIsRight.com

The findings of a new McLaughlin & Associates poll reveal important data items for Republican leaders to consider. This data  was submitted to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on January 26, 2011.

The majority of voters seem to like Barack Obama personally, but nearly 6 in 10 give him a negative job performance rating.  More significantly, voters do not want Obama re-elected by a 50-44 margin.

Republicans still enjoy a solid 39-35 edge in the generic ballot question: In the next election for Congress, will you vote for a Republican or a Democrat?

The numbers coming from self-identified Independents show a strong preference for Republicans at 27-17. Nevertheless, the large number of “undecided” (56 percent) is a healthy warning to the new Congress to get things done.

What voters want from Congress

When voters were asked to place a 1-to-10 value on the importance of a series of issues, their priorities showed some variance from the general perception held in the media and by Congressional Republicans.

While many might believe voters put the GOP in charge to repeal ObamaCare, by a large margin “cutting spending to reduce the deficit” with a 7.93 is clearly more important to voters than “repealing ObamaCare,” which was far behind at 5.80.

This item suggests House Republicans have to….

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Muslim World Losing Faith in Obama

Christopher Torchia, The Washington Post

ISTANBUL — Euphoria swept the world after the election of President Obama, a symbol of hope and yearning for compromise after years of war and resentment toward his predecessor’s style and policies. Today, after an electoral rebuke at home, Obama is still popular among America’s traditional allies, but his star power among Muslims – a focus of his international outreach – is fading…

A summer survey by the German Marshall Fund in the United States found that 78 percent of respondents in the European Union approved of how Obama was handling international policy, a slight dip from last year. The same study showed Obama’s approval plunging by nearly half to 28 percent in Turkey, reflecting traditional anti-American sentiment in a predominantly Muslim country that is a NATO ally. Opposition to the Iraq war was fierce in Turkey, whose parliament denied permission to U.S. troops to use bases on its soil in the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

Similarly, a survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, released in June, found that Obama’s approval ratings were generally positive outside the Muslim world, although not quite as high as in 2009. However, the poll found that in Egypt, the percentage of Muslims expressing confidence in Obama fell 10 percent to 31 percent over the same period; from 33 percent to 23 percent in Turkey; and from 13 percent to eight percent among Pakistani Muslims.

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Polls: ObamAlbatross May Not Last to 2012

Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com

A series of new polls show Barack Obama has become so politically radioactive that even many Democrats do not want him at the head of their ticket in 2012.

Everyone understands, if polls are accurate and the elections are free of fraud, the Republican Party will do well tomorrow. But how well? The Gallup Organization, a non-partisan polling firm respected for its work since the Eisenhower administration, has a new poll indicating Republicans lead Democrats in a generic ballot match-up by 15 points. Gallup tries to put that into perspective thus:

[T]his year’s 15-point gap in favor of the Republican candidates among likely voters is unprecedented in Gallup polling and could result in the largest Republican margin in House [of Representatives] voting in several generations. This means that seat projections have moved into uncharted territory, in which past relationships between the national two-party vote and the number of seats won may not be maintained.

The blowout is two-fold: more Republicans are likely to turn out tomorrow, and independents overwhelmingly support the Republicans. While 75 percent of Republicans or those who “lean Republican” are “absolutely certain” they will vote tomorrow, only 68 percent of Democrats feel the same. Gallup’s poll found the number of respondents who called themselves Democrats and those who called themselves independents each totaled 32 percent. But independents “tilt toward the Republican candidate by a sizable 59% to 31% margin.”

This is hardly surprising. Many independents are more conservative than the Republican establishment that has controlled the party for well over a decade.

The General Ballot Matters…This Time

Analysts usually dismiss generic ballot measures, because voters do not choose generic parties; every race pits two local candidates against each other. (I have often written this.) However, that is not true in a nationalized election. When a midterm becomes a national referendum on the president or the party in power, party designations….

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