More Spin about Voters' Motives last Week?
by jharsin, Tue Nov 09, 2010 at 01:43:29 PM EST
More discussion of the voters' polling data from the election last week. Big article over at the New Republic. It supports my earlier analysis that people voted a bit out of confusion and anger (perhaps lack of knowledge) about the economy and what Obama's government has done to help improve it. However, a majority of voters said their financial situation was the same OR better than two years ago. A majority of the MINORITY (41%) who said their situation was worse voted Republican. The authors of the article spin it the other way. What to say about those 60% who feel better or at least don't feel worse off? That statistic causes problems for the quick inference that voters voted against Obama.
60% disapprove of Obama's job performance
60% say same or better off financially than two years ago
80% say very concerned about the economy
25% blame Obama for economy
Blame Obama and Democrats and vote Republican??
(Oh, and 20% think he's muslim, and and another 30% who just aren't sure. Figure that in)
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