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Rasmussen: Obama 271, Romney 267
The Weekly Standard ^ | October 05, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON

Posted on 10/05/2012 8:36:39 PM PDT by Steelfish

Rasmussen: Obama 271, Romney 267 OCT 5, 2012 • BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON

One month and one day before the most important presidential election in the past quarter of a century and perhaps in the past century and a quarter, Rasmussen Reports shows the race being about as even as it could possibly be. At this point, Rasmussen’s state-by-state polling shows that President Obama would win by the tally of 271 electoral votes to 267 for Mitt Romney.

All of Rasmussen’s polls in the nine key swing states have been taken in the past three weeks, although the polls have been taken at different times during that stretch. In these nine key swing states, Rasmussen’s polling shows Romney leading in Virginia (by 1 percentage point), Florida (by 2 points), Colorado (by 2 points), Iowa (by 3 points), and New Hampshire (by 3 points). Rasmussen’s polling shows Obama leading in Ohio (by 1 point), Nevada (by 2 points), Wisconsin (by 3 points), and Pennsylvania (by 12 points).

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012polls

1 posted on 10/05/2012 8:36:42 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
I believe that is quite a change in a short time. Guess debates make a difference don't they.
2 posted on 10/05/2012 8:40:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Steelfish
Now just swap Nevada for New Hampshire and get a 269-269 tie.

Romney-Biden 2012!

3 posted on 10/05/2012 8:42:27 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Steelfish

My Aunt says she’s still going to vote for Obama because he’s the better looking candidate. Uuum, whose idea again was it to allow women to vote?


4 posted on 10/05/2012 8:42:37 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Steelfish

The trend is our friend. Imagine if he used an equal turnout model or a 2010 model.

Pray for America


5 posted on 10/05/2012 8:42:57 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: Steelfish

I’m going out on a limb...
I question Raz and his commitment to honest polling, yes, I do!
He was on BOR last night and spouted a democrat talking point about the debate down to the exact verbiage....that caused a big hmmmmmm in my mind.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 8:44:54 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Reminder her this is about America and then slap some sense into her.


7 posted on 10/05/2012 8:45:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Steelfish

I doubt that but it possible with all the vote fraud


8 posted on 10/05/2012 8:46:07 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Uuum, whose idea again was it to allow women to vote?

Or 18 year olds?

9 posted on 10/05/2012 8:46:47 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I gather your aunt did not watch the debate: the ‘better looking vote’ should have been swayed to Romney (see the commentary at Hillbuzz on how bad Obama looked).


10 posted on 10/05/2012 8:47:06 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Steelfish

And Steely....
I just noticed it was you again with the not-so-good news....
Is this a trend? Or is this a troll?


11 posted on 10/05/2012 8:47:13 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Steelfish

Romney can win Ohio, Nevada & Wisconsin if his debate performance in 2 remaining debates is just a little better than Obama. That should not be difficult unless the liberal moderators go out of their way to help the radical socialist from Chicago. The unemployment number today was the October surprise.

If Obama is re-elected, the unemployment number based on current methods will be close to ZERO since no one will be actively looking for jobs.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 8:47:59 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: matginzac

If all you want to hear is good news, you’ve chosen the wrong forum. We deal with good news bad news, happy news, sad news here. Mature up.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 8:50:07 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I have no prob with any of it...
You just seem to be the source of most of the bad news posts...
Paranoia strikes deep....


14 posted on 10/05/2012 8:52:25 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Steelfish; matginzac
Mature up.

What's not mature in asking a question?

15 posted on 10/05/2012 8:54:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: hinckley buzzard

Guys, its not going to be that close... Obama will not get above 42-43% on election day, while the EC won’t’ reflect how bad of a route he will get, due to population distribution, the idea this is going to be a few EC vote difference is just laughable.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 8:55:29 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: unixfox

The feeling was that if you were old enough to be drafted to fight in the nation’s wars, you should be old enough to vote for the representatives who might decide if the nation does go to war.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 9:05:56 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Naahhh. Obama’s not better looking, he’s just a slickster.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 9:08:43 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Steelfish

Mostly Pre Debate polling. Too early to be calling it based on these numbers


19 posted on 10/05/2012 9:10:45 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

By Tuesday we will a rolling number from the Debate.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 9:19:46 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Steelfish
I think after Ryan flattens Biden in the Vice-Presidential debate and Obama has another surprisingly bad performance even in the "townhall" format (remember, no help from a TelePrompter and handlers!), we may see things break surprisingly fast Romney's way.

It's a combination of 1980 and 1988 all over again.

21 posted on 10/05/2012 9:20:21 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Steelfish

Ohio is a big key most years, and it will be this year as well.

Whichever candidate wins Ohio, wins the election.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 9:25:01 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: All

Romney will get 300+ EV’s and 52& of the PV as Obama is being exposed as the empty suit he really is and has been.

If you think the Dems are going crazy now, wait until after debate #2 and #3

Bombing Iran on Halloween might not even save Obama.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 9:25:05 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Michelle Fields, will you marry me?)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

The only thing thats saves bumbles is bombing a Red state.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 9:27:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Steelfish

Romney is going to win Ohio, and WI.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 9:37:37 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: scooby321

Yes, but the article is based on polling over the last three weeks state by state. All the post debate polls show movement to Romney in the state by state polls


26 posted on 10/05/2012 9:43:21 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

Yeah why would Obama visit Wisconsin on his way from debate in
Denver back to white hut?

Wisconsin?????!!!!

He is in trouble in Wisconsin that’s why. He’s in so much trouble
that he did not go to Iowa or FL immediately afterwards.

Then he was in Northern Virginia today, a short drive from the white hut.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 9:59:53 PM PDT by preamble
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To: preamble

He also came to Cleveland.. I thought he owned Cleveland.


28 posted on 10/05/2012 10:04:39 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: presently no screen name

It’s not the question but the implication. The old saw about shooting the messenger. Mature folks like so many others on the thread engage the news objectively and dispassionately without casting aspersions on those who post a thread. It’s after all a news item that’s not taken from either a tabloid or some MoveOn.org rag.


29 posted on 10/05/2012 10:07:52 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Yes. Now is the time to donate. Senate conservaive fund, Fireobama, Tea party patriots, etc. Let's roll!
30 posted on 10/05/2012 10:15:48 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Steelfish

And Rasmussen uses a rolling five day average so things are really better than that


31 posted on 10/05/2012 10:26:45 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: unixfox

Wait a minute! The first year that 18 year olds could vote, I helped Mr. Nixon get elected the second time.


32 posted on 10/05/2012 10:51:28 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Steelfish

“Rasmussen’s polling shows Obama leading in Ohio (by 1 point), Nevada (by 2 points), Wisconsin (by 3 points), and Pennsylvania (by 12 points)”

If Romney stays strong the rest of the way, he could conceivably pick off all of those states except PA (I think that one is a lost cause). Ohio has had me worried this entire election, but things are looking better there.

I’m wondering, though, how much Harry Reid is going to dip into his little bag of tricks in Nevada? Reid pulled out all stops against Angle, will he do the same for Obama? He’s already the designated Attack Jackass this election, so it wouldn’t surprise me.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 11:44:42 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Nifster

True the fresh polls will tuen even better for Romney. I even think Ras is under polling how hyper jazzed our side is to rampage and destroy on election day as in 1994 and 2010.


34 posted on 10/06/2012 12:11:01 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
>> My Aunt says she’s still going to vote for Obama because he’s the better looking candidate. Uuum, whose idea again was it to allow women to vote? <<

Your Aunt also needs her vision checked if she thinks the guy with the purple lips and big ears is the "better looking candidate"

35 posted on 10/06/2012 1:54:44 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: HamiltonJay

“Guys, its not going to be that close... Obama will not get above 42-43% on election day, while the EC won’t’ reflect how bad of a route he will get, due to population distribution, the idea this is going to be a few EC vote difference is just laughable.”

I really think that Romney will win states which noone thought where in play such as NY.


36 posted on 10/06/2012 3:56:53 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

Well not sure about NY but if the numbers are what I expect I do agree states no on is talking about will go red.

I will stAte right now, and have before, no state Obama won by less than 55% of the popular vote in 2008 with the exception of MN will go to Obama in 2012.


37 posted on 10/06/2012 7:16:36 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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