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The Blame Game, Latest Polls

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by InTheLight, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    A new AP-GfK Poll is out and assigns blame for the shutdown and it continuing, thusly:

    Please indicate how much responsibility each of the following holds for the federal government shutdown?

    Republicans in Congress..62%
    Barack Obama...............49%
    Democrats in Congress....49%
    John Boehner.................48%
    The Tea Party................43%
    Harry Reid.....................39%


    When it comes to negotiating an end to the federal government shutdown, how much do you think Barack Obama is doing to cooperate with the Republicans in Congress?

    About the right amount...36%
    Not enough...................52%



    When it comes to negotiating an end to the federal government shutdown, how much do you think Republicans in Congress are doing to cooperate with Barack Obama?

    About the right amount..25%
    Not enough..................63%



    An ABC News poll out on Monday had these results regarding who caused the shutdown:

    Republicans are to blame...70%
    Democrats are to blame....51%
     
  2. Revmitchell

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    Liberals taking polls showing Republicans more to blame. We are all going to have a heart attack and die of not surprised.
     
  3. SolaSaint

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    If we had a decent media instead of the liberal bias we see, I wonder how this might be different in opinions. The WH propaganda machine is good at swaying the masses.
     
  4. InTheLight

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    So, attack the messenger. I get it.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Ok woo wait back up. Who is the messenger and what attack was levied.
     
  6. InTheLight

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    The messenger is the pollsters. The attack is that they are biased (liberals). For the AP-GfK poll I copied and pasted the exact poll questions. How are those questions biased? I'd hardly call the Associated Press liberal. They're a news bureau.
     
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    So you deny that AP is liberals? The polls are handled in a way that tilts things the way pollster want. This has been known for a long time. Sorry for your ignorance.
     
  8. InTheLight

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    "This has been known for a long time"-- Classic question begging.

    OK, what is it in the phrasing of those questions that is biased?

    When it comes to negotiating an end to the federal government shutdown, how much do you think Barack Obama is doing to cooperate with the Republicans in Congress?

    When it comes to negotiating an end to the federal government shutdown, how much do you think Republicans in Congress are doing to cooperate with Barack Obama?
     
  9. Zaac

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    ITL. don't be bothered by it. Rev would never admit that so called conservatives taking polls tend to find a way to always make the picture look rosy for them too.

    Pure craziness. Both sides are always trying to act like they are superior to the other side when they both do the same thing.:laugh:
     
  10. Salty

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    The POTUS and Speaker of the House need to meet in person. Protocol would suggest that the President needs to call the Speaker and invite him to the White House.

    As best as I know, the Speaker has NOT refused an invitation.

    Was listening to Newt the other night. Maybe Obama should asked Bill Clinton to negotiate with the Speaker
     
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