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mahagonny

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Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« on: May 28, 2021, 09:40:46 PM »
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/byron-yorks-daily-memo-second-thoughts-about-voting-for-joe-biden

Discuss if you feel so inclined. Or scroll past. Have a nice day!

Bonus: The Republican Party Now Stands For Nothing

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/the-gop-now-stands-for-nothing/ar-AAKu0zC

Here I think I would have to disagree. As long as it stands in opposition to today's democratic party, it's important. Mess that it may be.

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 10:25:45 PM »
You're right, Republicans do stand for something-- the end of democracy in the USA. They stand for competitive authoritarianism.
I know it's a genus.

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 08:02:51 AM »
Incredibly dishonest framing. Statistically speaking, there's not much difference between 97, 95 and 93.

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 08:16:25 AM »
The title of this thread should actually be "Biden's polling is remarkably steady" and the link should be to 538's poll aggregator instead of a crappy oped from a partisan outlet. Here's a much more useful set of polls, in case OP is interested in learning something today (scroll down to see the most recent Fox News poll, which finds 54% approval of Biden, and scroll down a little further to compare Biden with the last guy): https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/?ex_cid=rrpromo


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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 11:04:44 AM »
Remarkably Few Voters Have Second Thoughts About Jewish Space Lasers
It's terrible writing, used to obfuscate the fact that the authors actually have nothing to say.

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 05:01:59 PM »
Remarkably Few Voters Have Second Thoughts About Jewish Space Lasers

Good to know!

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 05:10:07 PM »
Remarkably Few Voters Have Second Thoughts About Jewish Space Lasers

But do Jewish space lasers have second thoughts about you?
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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2021, 05:18:06 PM »
Jewish space lasers have passed the Turing test? Oh my.

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2021, 05:22:10 PM »
Jewish space lasers have passed the Turing test? Oh my.

I've been thinking, recently, that all you need to pass the Turing test is a bot programmed to be a MAGAtroll.
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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2021, 01:08:22 AM »
Jewish space lasers have passed the Turing test? Oh my.

Jewish space lasers are selling merch!. Mazel tough indeed.

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2021, 07:53:39 PM »

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2021, 07:01:01 AM »
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/

May 28 was different from today.

Biden's approval has perhaps slipped, although it looks more like his disapproval has risen, which is not really surprising. That said, the 538 tracker shows that he is at 51.6% approval and he won 51.3% of the popular vote, so it isn't clear that Biden voters are having second thoughts (as thread title asserts). It is also the case that his approval is at 52.3% if you look at likely or registered voters, which is higher than on, for example, May 15th or June 20th.

In any case, if you scroll down a little on the 538 link you can compare Biden to other presidents. When you do, you'll see that his polling is more consistent than any other, except perhaps the former guy, who never came close to 50% approval.


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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2021, 07:56:02 PM »
I may be an outlier, but my impression of Biden has improved since he took office. He was never my first (or second or third) choice in the primary, and I didn't really have high hopes when I voted for him in the general election. But he's exceeded my expectations in terms of message discipline and being on-point compared to what I would have expected from his past performance.

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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2021, 04:36:00 AM »
I may be an outlier, but my impression of Biden has improved since he took office. He was never my first (or second or third) choice in the primary, and I didn't really have high hopes when I voted for him in the general election. But he's exceeded my expectations in terms of message discipline and being on-point compared to what I would have expected from his past performance.

 So since he campaigned on a platform of unifying the nation, I can only conclude that you think

(1) a promise such as that one was meant for fools, or
(2) we are united, we just haven't noticed it yet, or
(3) ?

I suspect academics are becoming outliers where voting will be concerned. I watched a  teachers' union livestream the other day and actually considered quitting my unions. And for the first time Betsy DeVos sounded halfway reasonable to me.
And much was posted here and elsewhere about how we really shouldn't expect a 'united' society, but at least one where we aren't at each other's throats would be preferable. But a statement such as GA election reform effort is Jim Crow all over again is classic Biden  partisan grandstanding, at one time might have been called a gaffe, anything but good faith argument. And the 'anti-racist' stuff flooding into schools is extremely divisive, and Biden's taken the less popular side of the debate.
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Re: Votes have Second Thoughts About Biden
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2021, 04:42:57 AM »
Taking an incredibly fractured public and you're dissing him on unity based on...what...6 months? Really? When the Republicans are still fantasizing about the last election? As Joe might say "Gimme a break!"
"I know you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure that what you heard was not what I meant."