MSNBC: …The GOP honeymoon is over: By now, you’ve probably seen the headlines from the new NBC/WSJ poll … The GOP’s fav/unfav is 30%-44%, compared with the Democratic Party’s 38%-39% score … And the number thinking the GOP proposal to overhaul Medicare is a bad idea has increased nine points since April to 31%; just 22% believe it’s a good idea….

President Obama is at 50% or higher in every region except the South …. Obama leads Romney by six points (49%-43%) in a hypothetical general-election match up, despite all the grim economic numbers in the poll. But when you look at the Obama-vs.-Romney split by region, you see Obama’s lead over Romney is even stronger when thinking about the Electoral College.

Obama is at 50% or higher against Romney in the Northeast (54%-36%), Midwest (50%-41%), and West (55%-40%). The one place that’s bolstering Romney’s numbers is in the South, where the Republican leads by a 49%-43% margin. Similarly, Obama’s overall job-approval is above 50% everywhere outside the South.

34 Responses to “doomed!”

  1. 1 africa
    June 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Wow, Chips, I can’t keep up with the good, but factual news. But who’s complaining!! Thanks Chips, thank you.

    It bears repeating, can’t keep a good man down.

  2. 2 Dorothy Rissman
    June 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    You just zinged me. Of course, if it is a national poll or a poll in the South, Obama numbers get pulled down because of racism that exists in the South. chips, this makes me very happy. Funny how the media never distinguishes between regions. It is oh noes, Obama is going to be a one termer. Yahooo!

  3. 3 GOVCHRIS1988
    June 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Ok, I think someone from the White House is reading TheObamaDiary website Chipsticks, because this is too damn convenient.


    I saw someone on here talking about this the other day and this has me excited, proud and LMAO at the surprise when people who talked about this learn about it.

  4. 4 hopefruit2
    June 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    But, but, but, but Obamasux….that’s what Cenk and Arianna and stewart and Ed and Rachel and Tapper and Chuckie Todd and Bachman and Hunstman and Romney and my cousin’s friend’s husband’s niece who works at the local garage told me….

    • June 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Exactly. Everytime they push one narrative, the public comes out and and say, ‘no you don’t, we know better.’ This must just grind their chops. And le’ts not forget the PL, they gleefully publish opposition supposed good news. As in the case of the diary the other day at gos praising Romney’s “effective” ad.

      Now back to the Reality Show, aka our American media at its best.



      • 6 dotster
        June 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm

        Romney is essentially clueless. I just read on Think Progress where he told some unemployed Floridians that he could sympathize with their plight, that he was unemployed too. Um—–not really the same thing, Mittens. You have $250 million in your pocket that you can fall back on if you have to. They don’t. Romney seems to have a lot of trouble relating to the public, embarrassing and awkward and completely missing the point and off base.

        • June 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

          Are you kidding me? He is unemployed with his oodles of mansions spread all across the country, riiiiight!!.

          Oh, boy and you want to talk about someone being totally out of touch. I have to go find that piece now and send it off to my e-mail friends, who don’t really think of me as their friend, but they hear from me anyway.

      • 10 GOVCHRIS1988
        June 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

        See, this is why I believe that he will fail with this, “President Obama is of touch on jobs.” Thing he has been pushing. The President has been the ONLY one talking about “Winning the Future” in regards to investment in new technologies, bringing back manufacturing plants to the U.S. and heightening the tax rates for high income earners to 39%. Governor Romney, by contrast, believes that Cap & Trade and Card Check are two policies that are driving the economy down, despite the fact that neither got passed or drafted in Congress, that Paul Ryan’s plan is a good idea, and that women are just eager to pinch his ass( like thats every woman’s damn fantasy, playing a game of grabass with someone who wears biblical drawers.)

  5. 12 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Confirming my predictions: an electoral vote landslide…. 😆

  6. 13 Doris
    June 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm


    Way to go Mr. President.!

    Thanks Chips. Once again, you have made my day.

  7. 14 fig8jam
    June 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Weiner is out.

    Unfortunately, I fear this is good and bad news for Dems. Temporarily, for the moment news is good, Weiner will no longer be top story after weeks of distraction.

    I suspect, though, based on his district demographics that Weiner is going to have 9 lives, like Marion Barry did.

    This is going to have the impact of a powerful tornado should Weiner decide to run for his seat again in 2012.

    Between Weiner and the GOP the distractions will be so great that POTUS will not get a word in edgewise.

    As we have seen Weiner, as a close friend of the Clintons, is more than willing to go after POTUS.

    I hope this does not turn out to be as bad as I think it is.

    Can’t you just see Weiner vs. DebbieWS???!!!


    In the end Yes WE Will…but it is going to be a hard fought battle again.

    • 15 nintendowii10
      June 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      He’s probably got a gig lined up as a pundit for the UNprofessional left, they love losers like Wiener.

      And I can see the UNprofessional left blaming POTUS right now and calling him corporatist, the UNprofessional left are incapable of accepting blame just like the Tea Party right wing.

      All in all, I’m glad that Anthony Weiner is resigning, he finally made a common sense decision.

    • 16 hopefruit2
      June 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      Fig8jam, just remember, no weapon formed against this President shall prosper. So Weiner better find a better use of his time (like making amends with his wife and bonding with his baby on the way), than going after Barack Obama. Secondly, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is also a good friend of Hillary Clinton.

      • June 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm

        They are freaking out right now at that other place, of course blaming the president and congressional leaders. Banging head against the wall.

      • 19 fig8jam
        June 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm


        ICAM!! No weapon will prosper….and just imagine the new round of press on Weiner…we will likely be subject to video!! Weiner in lascivious positions spewing salacious words, UGH!!

        DebbieWS is for the democratic party much moreso than HRC/WJC. While she supported HRC when she ran, when she lost the nomination DebbieWS did not wallow in the PUMA cesspool…she got out there and hammered McCain!

        I suppose that the difference in responses of politician all boils down to their depth or lack of bigotry. It never ceases to amaze me how racism in this country separates the wheat from the chafe when it comes to power and character.

      • 20 majii
        June 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm


        I see we both have the same prayer for PBO that no weapon formed against him will prevail. Keep praying, my friend!

    • 21 Tracy
      June 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      At 8% approval rating, with public humiliation, I think it will be a long time before Weiner can get any message out. How can you forget Weiner-gate? Although not a crime the ego-driven stupidity is mind-boggling.

      • 22 Luci1119
        June 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

        May not be a crime, but It certainly tells ya’ where a Congressman’s mind Is at eh?? His mind Is not about the business at hand, which Is what he suppose to be doing, the People’s business, and here he Is sexting, at our expense

        • 23 fig8jam
          June 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm


          It really is telling.

          What is disturbing about the Weiner self-flagellation is that he basically would use admiration for his policy stances as an opportunity to convert a female constituent into sextexting. Moving from policy to banter, sexual innuendo and finally lewd sexting to gratify his adolescent ego.

          Imagine that a female citizen now has to be concerned about contacting a US Congressman if they have a problem with a student loan or SS credits or disability payments for a family member…cause let’s face it, that is the job of a congress man.

          Weiner was abusive of that power using it to prey sexually on admiring females.

          What scum. A real case of arrested development corrupted by power. ICK!

      • 24 Puddin
        June 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm

        …because of the pictures, “Weiner-gate” will live on and on…I believe Clinton’s nonsense would have had a different outcome if there had been pictures. But I also agree with other postings, if Weiner had cheated on his wife (although not acceptable/we know about and have seen this kind of behavior time and time again) he could have apologized…he would have been forgiven (so to speak) and then he could have gone on with his political career. You are right, “although not a crime the ego-driven stupidity is mind-boggling”.

    • 25 meta
      June 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      I think a lot will depend on whether or not the ethics investigation continues and if so, what they conclude. I think it’s one thing to not want your Rep to resign give the hyper-partisanship but it’s another to choose to vote for him again if there is another qualified candidate.

  8. 26 Fred
    June 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    not really surprising but still makes ya mad 😡

    ALL Major Cable Nets Cut Away When Pelosi Talks Jobs Over Weiner (VIDEO)


    • 27 meta
      June 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      I listened to the whole thing and Nancy Pelosi was terrific, with or without cable. She and others were talking about their moves to create JOBS. The press kept trying to get her to talk about Weiner and she said there will be plenty of time for that later. For now, I’m not going to comment until we hear from Congressman Weiner. They kept pressing her again and again and she kept putting her foot down, saying she would not pre-empt Wiener’s statement. She said we’re here to talk about JOBS. The press obviously doesn’t care about jobs unless it’s to report increases in unemployment. Worse than worthless.

  9. 28 Debz
    June 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Yes President Obama is dooooomed to win another term, by a landslide! This must upset the PL.

  10. June 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    We know the South, and I don’t want to say all people from the South are racists, they are not, but alot are. So the numbers in the South does not surprise me. But we know this election will not be a cake walk, the President will have to fight for every vote he gets. But I do know that we who support him are ready to fight with him. I”M IN 2012.

  11. 30 cat48
    June 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I live in SC for a few more yrs. & I love the First Family, but some here do have problems, especially with the president! Of course, Ft Sumter where the first shots were fired in the Civil War, is about 5 miles away, still sitting in Charleston Harbor. They fire the canons on special Confederate Days………..sigh I’ll be dead & gone before they get over that War.

  12. 31 carolyn
    June 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I was so relieved to see those figures for other parts of the country. Living in Oklahoma, which is basically the South, we get a totally skewed view of politics. When my husband or I get discouraged, we will remind the other one, remember where we live; remember the OKC paper is one of the farthest right rags in the country; remember that this is a religiously fundamentalist state, and yes, race is the trump card. We always laugh when we go back to New England, and say when we get off the plane”Ah, smell that free air.”
    Interestingly, the same states that dislike the President are the states with the highest divorce rates, the highest rates of teenage births, the highest obesity rates, and we learned yesterday, the lowest life expectancy for women. Really, quite some report card.

  13. 32 Tulips
    June 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    how are the networks ratings. i for one have not watched any show in a long time i turn to look and then immediately turn away, i know their ratings are having a effect look at the debates i think it was lower then fox debates.

    • June 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      I read that something like only 3.2 million people watched the CNN debates, compared to 8 million watching some other reality show on ABC. But when you look at it really, it was just one reality show beating the crap out of another. For our media is now is simply a large scale reality show.

      Go figure.

    • 34 AnitaW
      June 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      I heard the numbers were horrible. I checked with my Republican associates and they didn’t even watch it. This loon bunch will have to go way over-board to get attention. However, that type of attention will turn off a lot of folks. Did anyone see Rachel last night? I caught the last 30 minutes and she did this segment that went over all the religious and conversative groups who are investing huge chunks of money to take Mitt down.

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