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    Default The South Is Gonna....Be Very, Verry Different?

    Several times over in the "Daryl's toga fantasy" thread over the last few months I've posted the breakdowns showing that Obama is wildly, wildly popular in EVERY REGION in the rest of the country and that his overall approval is only "dragged down" to its (nonetheless very high) rate in the mid-60's by the very odd outlier status of the South.
    For example, the most recent R2K poll released just Friday shows:

    Obama Favorability By Region, April 5-9
    Favorable Unfavorable Spread
    NORTHEAST 89 10 +79
    WEST 77 22 +55
    MIDWEST 74 23 +49
    SOUTH 42 53 -9
    - - - - - - - - - - -
    ALL 68 29 +39

    Well, this time they polled some other stuff and saw the same kinds of breakdowns on questions that had absolutely nothing to do with politics. It's very strange - like secession did not fail and we really DO live in a different country.

    Check out some of these odd results:

    QUESTION: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the continent of Europe?

    NORTHEAST 74 18 +56
    SOUTH 45 48 -3
    MIDWEST 69 23 +46
    WEST 71 20 +51
    or

    QUESTION: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the city of New York?

    NORTHEAST 80 15 +65
    SOUTH 46 44 +2
    MIDWEST 72 20 +52
    WEST 73 18 +55
    or

    QUESTION: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the city of San Francisco?

    NORTHEAST 72 16 +56
    SOUTH 48 42 +6
    MIDWEST 70 19 +51
    WEST 75 14 +61
    Just how totally out of step are we with the rest of the United States?

    Odd stuff.
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    Default Re: The South Is Gonna....Be Very, Verry Different?

    I believe the correct conclusion you were reaching for, but failed to nail, is that the South was correct about O'bama before it became fashionable to be correct.

    The nation elected an inexperienced idiot, one who is at least unconcerned with if not downright hostile to the idea of American Exceptionalism. He has a burning hatred for the people, the institutions, and the heritage of this nation.

    He will suffer a devastating blow out in the fall elections.

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