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POLL: Storm response earns Obama praise amid election’s deadlock drama

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Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama;s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-deadlocked presidential election is another question.

Initially, the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll finds essentially no change: Likely voters are back to exactly an even split in preferences, 49-49 percent between Obama and Mitt Romney – within a point or two of where the race has been all along.

Regardless, in interviews conducted last night, 78 percent rate Obama's response to the hurricane positively (as excellent or good), while just 8 percent see it negatively. Romney, who naturally has had a far less prominent role in this issue, is rated positively for his response to the hurricane by 44 percent, negatively by 21 percent, with many more, 35 percent, expressing no opinion.

Click here to read more about the poll at ABCNews.com

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Respect

I could really care less what side you are on, but you should show respect to any president we have and address them with such respect. The remarks that are being made are not only racist but shows how stupid and redneck some of you people can be. Oh no! the United States was not fixed in 4 Years... I truly believe nobody could of fixed the mess we were in, in such time.it couldnt of been done by anyone, it takes time to fix a broken economy. For those that will comment and say what you will, I'm educated and understand goverment, I know that Congress has Veto'ed alot of progress. I dont get my news from Facebook or TV...So no, Im not just part of the Democratic Party but I support all the good laws thaey pass to help those in need. When I say in need, Im not talking about lazy people Im talking about the jobless, children and elder. And People from up North, please stop saying you know whats best for us here..

OMG

What a STRANGE bunch of comments! President Obama IS President, regardless of his status as candidate. Though I did not vote for President George W. Bush, I never (as a good American) EVER disavowed him as our President. We voted, my side wasn't happy when we lost, but we accepted what the majority vote determined. Why can't Republicans be good losers AND good Americans?

No matter how well the President handled this (or any other) particular crisis, there is just no winning with Republicans - you would've criticized him NO MATTER HOW he handled it. It really de-legitimizes your opinions.

Really?

Really? All you can come up with is "stay off the kool-aid?" Seen that remark too many times and each time it just seems more foolish. If you can't come up with anything more intelligent than that, you might want to refrain from commenting at all.

The election is close. Hopefully, people will go to the polls and vote! No more Obama! Yes, we are ready for a change.

A Four Year Clean Up?

A Four Year Clean Up is easy after "Bush's Mess of Eight Years?
Even osama bin laden couldn't take it, and proved it on 9/11!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_for_the_September_11_attacks
(Quote from the article under Bin Laden family in Black and White):
"Although the wealthy bin Laden family disowned Osama in 1994 after his alleged involvement in terrorism like the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, the events of 9/11 brought to attention connections between the bin Laden family and the Bush family.[118] It has been alleged that Osama was never disowned and that his family were aware of his activities in the years preceding 9/11. The connections between the bin Laden family and Bush family have led to conspiracy theories that President George Bush was also aware of Osama's activities and deliberately allowed 9/11 to take place.

The movie Fahrenheit 9/11 shows some business connections between the Bush family and the bin Laden family. It relates how Salem bin Laden invested heavily in Arbusto Energy, a company run by George W. Bush, through his friend James R. Bath.[119] Several members of the Bush family are investors in the Carlyle Group, a defense contractor and investment fund with numerous interests in the Saudi Arabia and the Middle East and connections to the Saudi Binladen Group, run by former Bush administration Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci.[120] On September 10, 2001, former President George H.W. Bush and several members of his cabinet had been present at a Carlyle Group business conference with Shafig bin Laden, a half-brother of Osama bin Laden, at the Ritz-Carlton hotel located several miles from the Pentagon. The conference was continuing with the remaining cabinet members and bin Laden's brother at the time of the Pentagon attack.[121][122] George H.W. Bush remained an advisor to the Carlyle Group for two years after the attacks.

The New York Times reported that members of the bin Laden family were driven or flown under Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervision to a secret assembly point in Texas and then to Washington from where they left the country on a private charter plane when airports reopened three days after the attacks.[123] The 9/11 commission later concluded that "the FBI conducted a satisfactory screening of Saudi nationals who left the United States on charter flights" and that the exodus was approved by special advisor Richard Clarke after a request by Saudi Arabia who feared for the safety of their nationals. On June 20, 2007, the public interest group Judicial Watch released FBI documents that it says suggested that Osama bin Laden himself may have chartered one of the flights. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton accused the FBI of conducting a "slapdash" investigation of the flights.[124]

Author Steve Coll in his 2008 book The bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century writes that most members of the family barely know Osama. Richard Clarke in a column about the book notes that because it was custom at that time for successful Muslim men to have multiple wives this claim rings true. Clark also theorizes that the FBI did not question the bin Ladens before they were flown out of the US and have not questioned them since because they already had extensive knowledge about them.[125]" (Unquote)
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You folks with your head in the sand, expecting our President to have fixed all that the 8 years of the Bush administration collapsed, are amazing!
Step back in time and review World War 2 for just a minute. All that was destroyed in Europe and Japan from the war campaigns were easily rebuilt, and flourished to normality in 4 years?
Think again!

Hussien Obama's Fault

Where are all the Liberal Leaning media outlets that blamed President Bush for Katrina??? This by all accounts should be Hussien's Fault just as Katirna was President Bushs fault. Is everyone who is not Repubilcan crazy. Have all you Democrats ever wondered why your party symbol is a "JACKASS" and ours is an powerful Elephant... just food for thought.

1SG America

Idiot

No one blamed Bush for Katrina. They blamed him for his complete ineptitude in dealing with the aftermath.

Bush

They didn't blame Bush for Katrina, it was his respons after.

God's Fault

The hurricane was not Bush's or President Obama's fault at all, idiot. The RESPONSE, or lack thereof, was most certainly Bush's fault. President Obama is actually on the ground, reaching across party lines, to help those unfortunate people that have lost everything, instead of just doing a flyover on his way back from vacation. I thought elephants had good memories, not convenient ones.

WHERE IS THE RESPECT?

HE IS STILL OUR PRESIDENT AND SHOULD BE ADDRESSED AS SUCH "PRESIDENT" . INSTEAD OF BARACK OBAMA.

Funny...

He is not my President, nor would I ever bow down to that clown. Hussein is nothing more than a lying sack of you know what. Looks like my boy Mitt is going to win NC. Now we just need Ohio, PA, or Wisconsin.

Please refrain from

Please refrain from insulting clowns like that.

Obama the Goof

He's a self-avowed Communist - he's not my President. And if you care so much, why not use your name.

Kolob

Do you come from the planet Kolob or something? Where does he say he is a communist? I want the quote. That is a Romney lie.

MUSLIM not anything else

He is by know means the President of the United States! Barack Hussien Obama hince all the Mulim names??????????????????? he is a MUSLIM and IDOTs like are the ones who put this TERRORIST in the position. But make NO MISTAKES. HUSSIEN OBAMA IS NOT PRESIDENT. After he is gone and the you left leaning idiots really find out who he is. Will you be so proud to call him your Prez??

Retired COMBAT Veteran

1SG America

Next time you want to post a

Next time you want to post a rant against the President and those of us who do support him, you may want to proofread your work. And WE are the "IDOTS"

wow...

Sounds like someone needs to double up on the PTSD medicine.

IDOTs

What are IDOTs? You, of all people, should know how to spell idiot, if that was your intention. Also, it is hence, not hince. Remember, make NO MISTAKES because it may make you look stupider. And, it is no means if you know what I mean.

Respect is something one earns

However, in this case, he is a Candidate for election to the Presidency.

As such, the terms are not applicable while he is a Candidate.

Tom

Call me old fashioned - he is the President and deserves the respect of the Nation.

Now as far as the man is concerned - I think back to something my Dad once told me.

You should ALWAYS respect the seat of power............but not necessarily the a$$ that occupies that seat.

Vog

Respect

That is the stupidest thing you have ever written and that says a lot.

Obama

Ten to one the liberal media won't poll on why Obama went to sleep for 7 hours after the terrorist attack on Bebghazi, got up and flew to Vegas for a fundraiser. Four Americans were refused aid and died while he slept.

You mean like the media

You mean like the media noted when Bush sat there in a school class room after being told we had been attacked on 9/11?
Judge for yourself:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/9-11-contradictions-bush-in-the-classroom/8...

facts

Sept 11th. Presidents schedule.
8:45 am || Observes a moment of silence to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; South Lawn
9:30 am || Attends September 11th Observance Ceremony; The Pentagon
2:15 pm || Visits with wounded warriors who are being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Bethesda, Maryland
5:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta; Oval Office

Sept 12.

10:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
1:15 pm || Departs White House
3:00 pm PT || Arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
5:25 pm PT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Cashman Center, Las Vegas
6:40 pm PT || Departs Las Vegas, Nevada
9:10 pm MT || Arrives Aurora, Colorado

So True

OBAMA press buddies release picture of him in situation room when raid on OBAMA ooops i mean OSAMA happened, again when hurricane hit, but no picture of him when 4 heroes died after requesting for help 7 hours prior to their death in Libya. Maybe he was at another fund raiser or bowling in the white house.

Response?

What else would he do. This doesn't make up for the last 4 years.

Once again, the next US

Once again, the next US presidential election will be fixed. Mitt Romney will be elected even though Barack Obama would have received more votes in the 2012 election. The political
assassination will be perpetrated by Bush hiding behind Crossroads GPS, the most influential group of Neocons.

The Neocons will have Mitt Romney elected to first use him and then let him fall easy prey. All blames and responsibilities will fall on the new Mormon president for the events already planned

Mitt Romney will be the spokesman for George Bush and his job inauguration is on January 21 2013. The next Israeli election instead will be on January 22 2013. These two dates are overlapped in preparation for War.

The new World War of Religion is already a done deal behind the backs of all
people to bring chaos and poverty and to favor in the end one New World Order.

It will be just from chaos that one voice will rise with the promise to fix all
and everyone.

That will be the forked tongue of the New World Order.

One Solution once it happens.

http://www.wavevolution.org/en/humanwaves.html

I think we are doomed

I think we are doomed regardless of which one wins the election. We will just be less doomed if Romney wins.

Hope

I hope Mitt wins because America can't take 4 more years of obummer.

Put your Foil Hat back on...

...everything will be alright! Promise!

Ease off on the Kool-ade

Ease off on the Kool-ade there fella...if you can't handle all that sugar, put it down walk away from from the fridge..Neocon<<< that word is so 2004..LOL