9.01.2011

This Will Make You Happy



For the first time this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry leads President Obama in a national Election 2012 survey in the newest Rasmussen Poll.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happiness, terror, fear, nervousness, etc...

Anonymous said...

And I would be happy if any of the others were leading Obama (including Bachman and she's crazy).

I would vote for Jimmy Carter over Obama. Both are inept but at least Carter isn't arrogant for no reason.

Big Texas said...

Best news I have heard since Obama was elected. Thank's!

Anonymous said...

I saw a poll last week showing 12% approve of the job Congress has been doing.

KatyDid said...

I don't know.

I tend to think that when the rest of the country gets to know Governor Perry the way texans know Governor Perry, his numbers could fall a bit...

The thing is, I can picture myself voting for Romney over Obama.
But not Perry.

Granted, being in Texas, my vote won't likely throw either candidate over the top. But still...

Anonymous said...

Black people don't respond to polls.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Perry is not smart and he talks too much and he can beat Obama! What does that say about us?

1964 Called...... said...

I don't know why they wouldn't Rage.

It's a free service.

The Secret Police said...

I betcha a cockroach would beat Obama by a landslide. Hell, the cockroach prolly throws a better baseball too.

The Secret Police said...

"Perry is not smart and he talks too much and he can beat Obama! What does that say about us?"

It doesn't say anything worse than electing the fool Obama in the first place.

Secondly, what's this "us" crap? Speak for yourself putz. Perry and Bush for that matter are both smarter than Obama by faaaaarrrrrr.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! KD is vomiting up irrelevant, rambling thoughts again. FYI KD your opinions are the most useless drivel I have ever heard (well besides Rage).

Ray W said...

ugh, not perry.

KatyDid said...

@1964 called:
Is polling a service?

You might be thinking of poles, not polls.
And poling with one L can be expensive, I hear...

Anonymous said...

A Texas-secessionist president. Yeah, that's reasonable.

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry: the gift that keeps on giving.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

1253: And a closet Muslim socialist is the answer? He's doing a bang up job so far.

Anonymous said...

Katy, just keep trying. You'll get there.

Rage

Anonymous said...

If the election were held today, it appears that Rick Perry would win the election. I might also point out that it would be in violation of the US Constitution if the election were held today.

Anonymous said...

If Perry is the Republican's candidate, they are in serious trouble.

Obama will not win a second term. He's Carter. Carter will fare better in the history books than Obamam because of the current economy.

I NEVER voted for any Bush. But even I am tired of Obama blaming Bush for the current situation.

I am also tired of the two parties blaming each other. Just get it fixed!

KatyDid said...

@Rage: I'm aiming high!
Sadly, my personal approval rating amongst anonymous commenters appears to be at an all-time low.

Anonymous said...

When Obama takes his welfare queen and their nappy headed welfare babies back to Africa then, I'll be happy.

Anonymous said...

those are just names on a list.

Anonymous said...

Actually...the poll results make me sad.

None of the individuals listed deserves the title of President of the United States of America, including the current POTUS.

Where are the political leaders you ask? They are smart enough NOT to be running for President.

The President is kind of like the QB on a football team. When the team is winning, the QB probably gets more credit than they deserve. When the team is losing, the QB probably gets more blame than they deserve.

I think it would be interesting if, just for example, some individuals like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs or Tom Hanks ran for President.

1) They are all totally loaded financially, nothing to gain there.

2) All of them are known world-wide already.

3) At least 3 of them give away gobs of money on a regular basis.

4) They may actually appreciate the country they grew up in and may try to do their best to make it even better.

5) I would bet significant cash they would avoid wars at all cost, but would use force to defend the US if that was the only way to go.

6) They would actually run the country like a business and do radical things like, encourage investment, encourage business, encourage job growth, limit spending to what you are budgeted, getting some production out of folks, even if its chopping weeds, if they are on a welfare program.

I know, I'm dreaming, but I did stay at the La Quinta in Bport last night.

Anonymous said...

1:54

Tom Hanks?

What qualifies him? Most Oscar nominations?

Now I understand how we got Obama.

Maybe he could get Alec Baldwin to be VP.

Help us all.....

el chupacabra said...

Katy- you rock girl.

Remote Controller said...

I am voting for Ron Paul

Anonymous said...

I did not vote for Obama the first time and damn sure will not vote for him this time. If that makes me racist then good fir me!

Anonymous said...

Most of you "common-taters" are too stupid to understand how smart Obama is.

I'd vote for Steve Jobs, possibly, if I knew who is VP choice was.

In the "Celebrities who might run for POTUS category" I'd also pick Tom Hanks for $500, Alex, because I think he's a better potential Presidential candidate than Ronald Raygun was.

Anonymous said...

I want to dislike Rick Perry but really can't find anything much to get upset about. Alongside Obama he looks Presidential. Electing a community organizer was was not our finest decision. Obama may have organized a community but he has ruined a country.

wordkyle said...

Polls this early don't mean much. Give me a Republican nominee with a confirmed 51% of the electoral college votes on election day. Only then will I believe the nation can breathe easier.

Anonymous said...

2:11

You must not have read the entire sentence. Focus on these 3 words, "just for example".

"I think it would be interesting if, just for example, some individuals like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs or Tom Hanks ran for President."

Anonymous said...

2:56

What is the difference between a popular "celebrity" and a "politician"?

I would suggest, not much.

Anonymous said...

2:56, Please enlighten everyone on how smart Obama is. Please cite some specific examples to back up your claims...and don't allude to the fact he was smart enough to get elected president, so was Bush. Just give us the down and dirty on how you formed your opinion of his smartness!

Anonymous said...

2:11

What qualified Obama?

And he "really, really" picked Joe Biden as the "real" VP.

I'd take Baldwin over Biden for VP any day of the week.

Anonymous said...

"Alongside Obama he looks Presidential."

The above statement, my fellow bloggers, is the problem. "He looks Presidential" should be, "He is qualified to be President".

Unfortunately the majority of voters vote for "the look" instead of "the substance".

Anonymous said...

Texas created more jobs than Obama lost. Jobs is the issue. Not health care. Not environment. Not wars. JOBS. Perry has a record he is running on. Obama is looking for another issue to run on.

Anonymous said...

KD RE your 1:38 comment: Duh! Say something intelligent once in awhile and maybe people wouldn't have such a low opinion of you.

Anonymous said...

4:13 = Stew Pidass

Anonymous said...

4:13 say something intelligent, I'd like to raise my opinion of you.

Anonymous said...

Grow up Wise County Step out into the real world you all are just a bunch of racist idiots. Break the chain! Black people were here before white people(proof in science) Get a grip on reality!

Anonymous said...

Perry has no record. Seriously, what has he done? He's put up toll roads in DFW and ordered young pregnant girls get sonograms.

BFD

Anonymous said...

You realize the Rasmussen is the polling arm of the RNC, right?

Anonymous said...

Perry will put us from 44th in the Nation on education, to 50th! he sure did a bang up job on our schools!

Anonymous said...

Awww.....poor 4:28. Did you forget to put your big girl panties on today? Stop crying and man up a bit. KD doesn't need you to defend her, she can play stupid all on her own.

Anonymous said...

Silly negro- doesn't know what One hit wonder means! Ha.

Anonymous said...

It wont matter who gets elected. This Country has passed the point of rescue. Washington will keep printing money until the rest of the world has had enough. Then the economy will crash.
www.newamerica7.com
(watch the video)

wordkyle said...

919 - You do realize that your comment would be more credible if you could support it with evidence, right?

Anonymous said...

6:08 Perry has a better governing record than bammy EVER had. Bammy was nothing but a community organizer for God's sake! And 3:01 said it best....he has ruined a country, and it only took him a year!

Anonymous said...

Good News! Perry would be out of Texas, and King Obamy would be out of the US! Win-win for all of us!

Anonymous said...

Criticism of Rasmussen, cited to reputable sources:
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Rasmussen_Reports#Criticism

Never fail prediction system shows Obama will win 2012:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/30/never-fail-prediction-system-shows-2012-win-for-obama/

wordkyle said...

939 - First of all, "criticism" -- legitimate or not -- does not mean Rasmussen is the "polling arm of the RNC." The main test of a poll is how accurate it is. In 2004, 2006, and 2008 Rasmussen was at or near the top of accuracy. The vast majority of criticism you cited is directed at the 2010 elections. (You can read Rasmussen's rather level-headed analysis of the 2010 elections here.) According to your own link, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and even the Obama White House -- all conservative shills, right? -- give weight to the results of Rasumussen's polls. So they're accurate enough to draw Liberal attention.

All of which is to say that the original claim is still unsubstantiated. And I still believe that polls this early don't mean much.