Friday, April 15, 2011

PPP Polling: The Looney Factor

....23% of these voters say they would not be willing to vote for a candidate who stated clearly that Obama was born in the U.S. 38% say they would, and a 39% plurality are not sure. Among the hardcore birthers, Trump leads with 37%, almost three times as much support as anyone else. He comes in only third at 17% with those who are fine with a candidate that thinks the President was born in the country. Romney, who recently stated he believes Obama is a citizen, leads with 23% with that group but gets only 10% with birthers....
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mike Huckabee 61/18/21 (+43)
Sarah Palin 61/31/8 (+30)
Mitt Romney 50/29/20 (+21)
Newt Gingrich 50/33/17 (+17)

Personal Note: If the Data in Question 10 is accurate and the mentality of 23% of Republicans is that they would be unwilling to support a candidate who firmly stated they believed Barack Obama was born in the United States, The Republican Party and the 2012 election is DOOMED! Because the party has been infiltrated by crazies!

PPP surveyed 400 Republican primary voters nationally from April 7th to 10th. The survey’s margin of error is +/-4.9%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.
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Montana said...

Trump loves “rattling the Birthers cages”, too funny.

The GOP is like the "Chicken Littles” always saying that the “Sky is Falling”, like the same ones that were the “Chicken Hawks” ("W" Wars), big talk no courage. The United States, favors creativity wherever it can be found. We're apostles of prosperity and defenders of the free exchange of ideas and when more people in more countries are free to rise, to invent, to communicate, to dissent, it's not the doom of United States leadership, its the triumph of the American way.
Generations have worked hard and sacrificed much for the country to reach this point (individuals and our unions!), and with further hard work and sacrifice (along with our relentless self-doubt) the United States will rise again, we do not tire and we are coming back, no matter what the “Chicken Littles” keep saying about our nation. Never Bet Against the United States!
Our current President travelled under a USA passport long before he was elected President, but I guess the quacky BIRTHERS, must believe that the USCIS – United States Passport was in on the lie, please, grow up, you are wrong! Remember when some contractors were busted during the “George W. Bush” administration for looking at our current President passport file (how quick you forget).

The Birthers just HATE and can’t debate!
Have any of the quacky BIRTHERS presented any credible proof that will standup in court? Answer: No
Have any of the quacky BIRTHERS won any Court Cases? Answer: No
They are just mainly backward, uneducated, white people who HATE our half black President.

The majority of the voting public ask “where the proof”, show some proof BIRTHERS or the voting majority will continue to see you as dumb, stupid or racist, maybe all three. Can you blame them?

Still, I really hope one of these retreads and blowhards runs for president, not because they have a chance of winning but because I like to see the train wreck that they will cause.

Faux News Candidates:
former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ”The I graduated Early”,
former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. “The I Love The Interns”,
former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee “The Huckster Reverend”,
former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. “The I Love the Gays”,
former UN Ambassador John Bolton “The I Love The War ”

I Finance Myself:
real estate celebrity developer, Donald Trump, “I took my Casino into Bankruptcy, just imagine where I can Take the US”
former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “The Flip-Flopping Fudger”,
former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “The I Am Not My “Dumb Ass” Brother”,

Employed Long Shots:
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. “The History, I Don’t Need No Stink’n History”,
Mississippi Gov./ former tobacco lobbyist, Haley Barbour “The last White Hope”

Anonymous said...

PPP is either having a lot of fun, or the GOP is full of idiots. I tend to think both.


Anonymous said...

What, the GOP is full of idiots?!?!?!

Now PPP has really exposed itself. There is only one source for the idiot meme. Pablo's Polling Phirm.

John said...

This is consistent with what we have seen in other polls. No reason to distrust PPP.

Right Wingnut said...


"No reason to distrust PPP."

Are you familiar with SEIU?

OhajoJOSIP said...

Do, 62% of Republicans believe that Mr. Obama was born outside of Hawaii??? I doubt it, but again that misses the point. People are getting just as fed up with the Anti-Birther yahoos as theuy are with the Birthers. It is time that the anti-Birther movement tone it down and stop making this an issue. Conservatives as fed up and frustrated with the swell running the show. The issue is not where Mr. Obama was born. Most do not care in the end, but more people are fed up with the GOP's failure to go after Mr. Obama on other issue, so this is the next way to show their frustration.

Read between the lines.

Anonymous said...

Ohio, I must have missed something the last day or two...but what is up with your new moniker? OhajoJOSIP?

Anonymous said...


"the party has been infiltrated by crazies!"



We need to show INTELLIGENT Americans that these birthers are fringe.

If we don't respond to the media playing up the birther issue with AHOLE Trump. Then our silence could be interpreted as agreement.


OhajoJOSIP said...

DanL, since we were discussing nick-names this morning, I decided that I'd give myself my own nick name for the day. I'll be back to normal tomorrow.

Well Zeke, I think it is more sticky and not as cut and dry as you think. First off, I'll concede that Mr. Trump is most like trying to stir the pot and get attention, but he appears to be getting some traction. Again, I do not think it is the Birther issue per se, but people admire Mr. Trump's spunk. For the record, he is not my 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice, but at the same time, I can see his appeal. What further complicated things is that Mr. Trump is actually quite popular with Independents in the first place, but we'll see how the cookie crumbles.

"Then our silence could be interpreted as agreement." Well, we are silent on many things that we supposedly disagree with.

BOSMAN said...

I hear you Rev!

larry said...

If Obama somehow got reelected, I could see him bringing it out right after the elections, just to rub it into the birther's faces, after the fact.

Ann said...

This is really scary. What's happening to our party?