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Independent Voters Souring on Obama

They backed him last time, but now say they see the president as a weak leader. Five months from Election Day, can the White House hear the harsh message pollsters are sending?
How tough an uphill climb does President Obama face with independent voters?


If the findings of a focus group conducted this week are any indication, a steep one indeed.

Nine of the 12 people gathered in Denver on Tuesday voted for Obama in ’08, but only three lean toward him at this point. They are a cross-section of America, working in real estate, health care, IT, and sales, and they’re torn between a president whose performance they say has been underwhelming and who doesn’t deserve reelection, and a challenger they know very little about beyond the fact that he’s a rich and successful bus
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Added: Jun-15-2012 Occurred On: Jun-15-2012
By: yorba
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Tags: independent voters obama, no hope, focus group independents, re-election strategy, blame Bush
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  • Have no fear, Obama has just sold out to illegals in an effort to prop up his failure of a presidency. The Panderer in Chief has ridden again.

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    • @yorba such fuckin bs man, they already enacted here in CA a bit ago also, now this is nationwide

      politically its genius because he's about to be the largest latino fundraiser next week, he gets the latino vote, romney has latino history and yet he doesn't have much of stance compared to obama, while obama's made a choice romney hasn't

      dream act is just fuckin open amnesty i could be younger than 16 and show up a year from now and say i've been living here for 3 and i'd get accepted by the dre More..

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    • @nickgj83 thats what im saying, he's trying to stem the flow of people not going to vote for him this election

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  • You had to be one stupid fucking sheep to vote for this ass clown in the first place. the best thing to do if you voted for Obama is to kill yourself and spare the world your fucked up genetics.

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  • Obama is bypassing Congress to give amnesty to illegals under the age of 30, AND wants to start a jobs program for illegals--who will then compete for scarce jobs against the rest of us. (Well, duh, right?) It is the point of no return for the Democrats.

    Obama's second term is toast. I am now certain of it.

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    • @moanranger

      He's going on the Neocon plans. Bush also wanted amnesty and a job plan for illegals who are already here.

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    • @aussite
      True,

      However under Obama there has been record deportations via Homoland Security. This would be a Neocon's (Like Romney's) DREAM and opportunity to be able to take the Neocon and Liberal vote for the win. You think Romney would now say he wouldn't agree with this? A "Plan" to put the immigration issue to bed?

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    • @aussite

      Just curious, how is Romney the lesser of the two? Oh and Reagan was up for Amnesty as well. Just cheaper than to kick out Brown and Yellow people.

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  • Independant voters backed him last time, but now say they see the president as a weak leader,lol that is an understatement,he is a glorified community organizer who won a presidential term because of people voting for the color of a man's skin. It is way past time for America to wake up before it's too late.

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  • thank God ,,the mexican illeagals will save us all,,,yea ok

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  • Conservative Democrats found out the hard way.

    They ended up voting for a Socialist.

    They won't make the same mistake this time around.

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  • He has lost voters because his policies suck and he talked out of his ass. He hasn't followed through with shit.

    Don't be such a shyster and maybe people will vote for you, Barry.

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    • @picklethepug

      Unless voting laws have changed in the US, they don't let foreign nationals vote.

      And if you look at their policies, Barry and Romney are the same person, really.

      Seriously, examine their policies. They really aren't that much different, except on a few party lines that they have no choice but to toe.

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    • @picklethepug
      Better a flip-flopping neo-con than a lying neo-Keynesian.

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    • @picklethepug he didnt flip flop...he "evolved"

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  • Obama just helped screw America over little bit more. He just passed a bill about 'limited deportations of illegals'.

    He is doing all what he can to get a second term.

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    • @boredin2008

      It wasn't a bill from Congress. It was another dictatorial Executive Branch decision, changing the law without consent or approval of Congress. Even the Reagan Amnesty was through a Congressional Bill.

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  • DOES IT REALLY FUCKING MATTER? WHAT CHOICE ARE THERE? OBAMA OR MITT! I CHOOSE FUCKING NEITHER! AMERICA IS HEADED DOWN THE DRAIN!.

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  • And they're all voting for Ron Paul. Cause if you think they're going Romney you need to stay off them bath salts.

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    • @nickgj83

      Lol, wait until you hear Romney's plan for illegals until you think any further.

      Immigration into the U.S. is at a near halt right now, Romney knows it and has no argument. He's going to also have to stay on the Neocon Bush path with an amnesty and job program. He probably planned on doing this a month from now, except Obama beat him to it.

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  • This is what the voters will think when they arrive in the voting booths.

    "Hmm, well, Obama hasn't made good on ALL his promises... let's see who else I can vote for... oh yes, Romney, the evil robot. I guess Obama it is!"

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