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TN: Obama Approval (MTSU 9/28-10/10)


Middle Tennessee State University
9/28-10/10/09; 716 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(MTSU release)

Tennessee

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 46 / 48

 

Comments
Aaron_in_TX:

These are very good numbers for Obama in Tennesee, where he got 41.8% of the vote, and McCain got 56.9%.

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Stillow:

There is still a block of mccain voters who are approving of Obama's job...a lot have jumped off the wagon, but he is holding a block of them still.

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havoc:

polls of adults are pointless. If they don't vote they don't count.

Likely voters should be the only polls.

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havoc:

polls of adults are pointless. If they don't vote they don't count.

Likely voters should be the only polls.

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Field Marshal:

Completely agree Havoc. And 'likely voters' scenarios favor republicans (which is why people always say Ras is a rep outlet, because they only use likely voters).

Check out the article on thehill.com about black voter turnout.

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Xenobion:

Where do I get to vote on Obama's approval? Was this a polling place I wasn't aware of on whatever day it was held?

rofl...

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Stillow:

LV polls do favor the GOP, but I think the GOP tends to get a higher percentage of their party to vote than do the Dems...but the flaw in LV polls is the models for determining a LV are all different and totally subjective. Polls of registered voters and adults also have flaws....which is why we have elections I guess and not just polls.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"polls of adults are pointless"

I disagree. Afterall, president Obama is president of all Americans, not just those who vote, and there is no referendum on him until 2012. This far out from any election, it's difficult to determine who will actually vote. I think likely voter polls are only important when you have a few months away from an election. Then it's easier to gauge their level of attention to the election.

Most candidates involved in 2010 are still in fund-raising mode now.

There's other problems. Just take seniors, for example, the likeliest voters most opposed to Obama, but in 1 year some of the seniors they poll today might be dead. Things like that skew the sample.

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Berge20:

What does the length of sampling potentially do to the results?

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