Skip to comments.Election 2012: Ohio President (Ramussen)
Posted on 05/31/2012 8:26:38 AM PDT by Signalman
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mitt Romney has inched ahead of President Obama in Ohio, taking the lead in the key battleground state after the president has led there for several months.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 46% support to Obamas 44%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This Ohio survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on May 29, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Headline fail: Ohio is electing its own President now?
Keep workin’ like it’s fourth down and 99 yards to go.
Romney will take FL and NC. If he can win OH and WI, Obama is toast.
So, If the election were held today, Romney would most likely carry Ohio 54-46. Sounds about right. It sickens me that Obama can still carry over 40% of voters after his disastrous and incompetent first term.
Rasmussen also reports that Romney is ahead of Obama in IN, 48-42. This is a state that Obama just barely won in 2008.
If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.
As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.
After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put the cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.
The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.
The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.
Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked.
Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs.
Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water.
Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.
Why, you ask? Because in their minds that is the way it has always been!
This, my friends, is how Congress operates and this is why, from time to time:
ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.
No. Rasmussen tends to make that two-word reference whenever showing a state's presidential polls.
lotsa stoooopid peeples out there
If Romney wins Ohio, it’s over.
Everything is going to go back to 2004 now that everyone knows who Obama is.
Maybe Obama picks off Colorado. But Romney should pick up Wisconsin if Walker wins on Tuesday.
Also, don’t be suprised if Romney wins Mass. He won it once before.
Lots of dumb-azz union folks in Ohio. Generations of them who vote in lock step for Dems.
Elected officials aside, anyone who can drive through Ohio (along decaying highways) and see failed businesses, empty storefronts, abandoned houses and fallow fields and still think the status quo is worth preserving should be charged with criminal ignorance.
Tony Dorsett took a handoff from the six inch line and broke it for a 99 yard td. Let’s hope Romney can match that effort and beat ole jug ears.
Me too. I saddens me that the country has certainly changed, and not for the better, since 1972, when even a Nixon could crush McGovern (who frankly is probably more conservative than Obama, as at least McGovern served honorably in WW2).
Obama will Lose Ohio, and likly won’t get 44% of the vote on election day.
Nationally he’s got a top and about 42-43%.
Ohio, WI are defintiely going red this cycle. PA most likely will as well, if it weren’t for Chicago, Ill would as well. MI I suspect will as well.
MN nd IL are the two last holdouts of the rust belt, and IL is only that way because of Chicago, rest of state will go overwhelmingly against Obama. If either of these states go red as well, Obama will not only be looking at a popular vote routing, but will lose New England states as well. In fact if MN goes red election night, no state is safe for Obama.
IA, WI,IL,OH, NC, FL, NV, NH and PA are going red, as likely will MI and NM. VA certainly is in play, its just a matter of will the DC region keep it blue or not. The very idea this is going to be a close election is silly.
Obama has IMO an absolute PEAK of 42-43% of the popular vote, and that’s if he runs a flawless campaign.. so far his campaign has been a comedy of errors.
42-43% is the BEST he can pull off... reality is, again in my opinion, he’s going to wind up sub 40% election night.