As long as we're on the subject, perhaps you help me understand the change in heart by those on the right on the following issue. The previous President was respected, admired, and arguably reelected for "staying the course" and saying patriotic things likeNow, this congress and President Obama are being vilified by those on the right for staying the course on health care despite a narrowly divided public on the issue.Polls? You know, if a president tries to govern based upon polls, you're kind of like a dog chasing your tail. I don't think you can make good, sound decisions based upon polls. And I don't think the American people want a president who relies upon polls and focus groups to make decisions for the American people.
April 2005 news conference
Aah, never mind, its just "politics" as usual.
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i don't like obama but if the republicans had ran a decent canadate aginst him it mighy have been different.mc cain was just a democrat light
Just saw results of a recent poll in my local newspaper. The poll focused on independents. Surprisingly (to me), there are around 50,000 reg Rs here in PA; about 83,000 reg Ds; and around 48,000 reg Is. Yet O carried PA by something like 49% ... which would mean that a lot of voters who were reg I must have voted for McC.
Today, those Is who voted for O are disappointed in the "change" thing ... they don't seem to like that it's still just politics as usual in DC. Many believe the Fed is ineffective in governing. The short of it, while they are slightly more disapproving of Rs than Ds, 55% of them disapprove of both parties
Is will be a major factor in Nov elections (at least here in PA where the Is represent a pretty large %-age of reg voters), however, the article states that Is are less likely to vote (disallusionment, I guess). It is also harder to judge how they will vote from polls because they tend to remain undecided until the last minute.
I think that the results of this poll (can't remember who conducted it), sounded unbiased and realistic.
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