Poll finds most Texas voters are angry at Obama
57% disapprove of his job, and the GOP could ride that wave of angst to a big November
COLLEGE STATION — Voter anger, which sparked the tea party movement and could result in a tidal wave of Republican turnout in November, surfaces in a new poll of Texas’ likely voters.
The poll, commissioned by the Houston Chronicle and four other Texas newspapers, found that 57 percent of all Texas likely voters surveyed disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing. Disapproval is rampant among self-identified Republicans, more than 80 percent of whom disapprove of the job being done by Obama.
Obama’s disapproval was highest among people who had attended college, earn more than $30,000 a year and live in non-urban areas. The Texas newspaper consortium poll also found Republicans are substantially more likely to vote this fall than Texas Democrats.
A substantial racial divide was also apparent in the results. More than 90 percent of African-Americans and two-thirds of Hispanics surveyed had a positive opinion of Obama. Seventy percent of the white respondents did not. The majority of tea party members have been white Republicans.
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Poll finds most Texas voters are angry at Obama
To be totally honest with you, I am shocked that only 57% of Texans that are considered to be likely voters disapprove of the job that Hussein Obama is doing for America. I would have thought that Texans were a lot smarter people than that over all.
Likely voters…I really HATE that terminology. What determines exactly who is a likely voter?
If 57% of likely voters is ANY indication, the vote count in my home town of Rowlett, TX will be some ridiculously low number, maybe 750 - 800 people. That’s out of 33K registered voters in a city of 60K people. We only had 1,500 or so turn out in the last election. Apathy abounds.
And the majority of OUR voters are NOT a part of the TEA Party, even though Rowlett is predominantly white and Republican. I guess that blows a big part of the Houston Chronicles story away.
The survey of 629 likely voters was conducted Sept. 15-22 by Blum & Weprin Associates and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points. The poll was done for the Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, the Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The 5 biggest newspapers in the state commission a poll and that poll questions 629 likely voters and they can write a story and make a prediction based on those numbers? Seriously?
The population of Texas is approximately 23,904,380 SOURCE and they surveyed 629 likely voters? And the MSM (mainstream media) wonders WHY bloggers are kicking them to the curb and have so much more credibility…
The question remains whether the tea party movement remains a citizen uprising or whether voter angst has been co-opted by the GOP and right-wing organizations.
And NOW we get to the heart of the matter.
The GOP has vowed to co-opt the TEA Party as soon as elections are over in November. Trent Lott is leading the charge.
Former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), now a D.C. lobbyist, warned that a robust bloc of rabble-rousers spells further Senate dysfunction. “We don’t need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples,” Lott said in an interview. “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.” SOURCE
Some TEA Party organizations are nothing more than extensions OF the GOP. The Rockwall Republican Men’s Club is the founder of the Rockwall TEA Party and that TEA Party is anything BUT a non-partisan Core Values group. They ARE an extension of the Rockwall GOP. That is why I have personally cut ALL ties to the Rockwall TEA Party.
The TEA Party is terribly misunderstood by some people. I honestly believe that there are those that have already co-opted the TEA Party into a political arm of the GOP, and that is NOT what the TEA Party is all about. The TEA Party was founded to bring America back from the evils of Hussein Obama and his band of ne’er do wells, but even more so, the TEA Party was, at least at one time, intended to hammer the GOP and the RINOs that have killed the Party of Reagan, not kiss their asses and do their bidding.
While tea party rallies burst like a flash fire across Texas last year, locally generated rallies have been largely missing in the election this fall.
You guys really need to try getting OUT more.
This past Saturday night the Rowlett TEA Party held a candidates forum and the featured speakers were Kathie Glass (L) and Bill White (D), both are running for Texas Governor. Rick ‘Gov. Goodhair’ Perry declined to attend.
We had over 200 citizens in the audience, in addition to over 50 total candidates in attendance. With candidate staff and TEA Party staff, and, in all fairness, the local news media, yes, there were a few, we had a very respectable turnout, especially when you consider that Rowlett, as I said earlier, only had 1,500 or so total voters turn out in the last election.
TEA Party rallies have been affected by the media and their negative, left wing tilt and overall reporting. The DNC and Hussein Obama have talked the TEA Party down at every opportunity. We have some GOP folks right here in Rowlett that are basically ignorant of what the TEA Party is or what it stands for.
As I have said many times, apathy abounds, but apathy can be turned into motivation. The biggest drawback that we ALL face at this time is sheer stupidity and outright LIES! Ignorance can be overcome, stupidity is terminal. And when lies are all you have, when accusations of racism, and throwing The RACE CARD are the best you can come up with, YOU are a loser.
And that applies to ALL political parties.