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Poll: Reagan 58, Obama 42

Texas12 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 5:07 PM
Federal Revenues nearly doubled. Do you deny this fact? Tip O'Neill refused to cut spending.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 5:37 PM
Exactly. Couple that with the fact that Nixon, Ford and Carter had cut our military to the bone and Reagan had to build it back up to provide a credible threat to the Soviets again. He did that, and got the Soviets to back down on most of the issues he challenged them on. Then, when they saw our military getting stronger, they tried to modernize theirs and it broke their little Stalin piggy bank. They crumbled and their walls fell.

Stupid, but way too fun to ignore (via the LA Times):
 

If presidential politics ever involved time travel, President Obama might be in a little trouble. If an election between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were held today, 58% would vote for Reagan over Obama, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans age 18 and older conducted by Kelton Research for the National Geographic Channel. Though when the field is narrowed to people ages 18-34 -- those either too young to have known Reagan as president or too young to remember much -- the gap shrinks...