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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney +3)
Rasmussen ^ | 8/13/2012 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 08/13/2012 3:04:08 PM PDT by Signalman

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; poll; rasmussen; tracking

1 posted on 08/13/2012 3:04:19 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

The Ryan Bounce is dwarfed by the Palin Bounce on 2008.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 3:07:59 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
The Ryan Bounce is dwarfed by the Palin Bounce on 2008.

Unfortunately, the top of the ticket was so weak, Palin wasn't enough.
3 posted on 08/13/2012 3:11:15 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Uncle Slayton

>> The Ryan Bounce is dwarfed by the Palin Bounce on 2008.

Are you hoping Obama wins again?


4 posted on 08/13/2012 3:11:56 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Signalman

Can someone explain to me why Rasmussen’s national poll has Romney winning, but state by state swing state polls favor Obama. This doesn’t make sense to me. Usually if an R is ahead nationally, they are winning swing states because the Rats votes are concentrated in blue state cities.

What am I missing?


5 posted on 08/13/2012 3:15:58 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl

Most of the other polls are oversampling Dems, in effect, skewing the results towards the Dems. They’re basing this on voting turnout numbers from 2008. The problem for them is that there is no way 7% more Dems will vote this year than Republicans. Current stats show more GOP voters will be in the electorate than Dems.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 3:20:18 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Uncle Slayton

Well, hopefully the 2012 election won’t turn out by the 2008 election. :-)


7 posted on 08/13/2012 3:21:32 PM PDT by Benjic
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To: Nervous Tick

Palin was a critical element of a winning formula in 2008 but the top of the ticket was weak and damaged goods.

The lesson here is that Palin should have been at the top of this ticket and defeat of Obama would be guaranteed.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 3:29:54 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

>> The lesson here is that Palin should have been at the top of this ticket and defeat of Obama would be guaranteed.

I doubt it, but reasonable minds can certainly disagree on the issue.

Anyway, it’s moot; she wasn’t going to be asked, and if she was asked, I doubt she’d have accepted.

We have to play the hand we’re dealt.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 3:36:25 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: KansasGirl
The polls are tough to gauge just as they were in ‘84 when Mondale and Reagan were “neck and neck” via the MSM right up until the election and the votes were counted.

Of course THAT was a close election that could have gone either way....

10 posted on 08/13/2012 3:44:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Uncle Slayton

What was the Palin bounce after 1/3 of the Rasmuussan poll? Some of us are thrilled with this pick. Course you Eeyores are always miserable.

Pray for America


11 posted on 08/13/2012 3:46:27 PM PDT by bray (Take out the commies in November!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Yes, Sarah started big and flamed out. When the financial crisis hit, she was finished as a helper to the ticket.

Not everyone is a political junkie. It will take more time for voter reaction to Ryan to show up.

As much as I like her, Sarah’s bounce was all excitement and no follow-through. I think Ryan will help the ticket more as the election approaches.


12 posted on 08/13/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Yes, Sarah started big and flamed out. When the financial crisis hit, she was finished as a helper to the ticket.

Not everyone is a political junkie. It will take more time for voter reaction to Ryan to show up.

As much as I like her, Sarah’s bounce was all excitement and no follow-through. I think Ryan will help the ticket more as the election approaches.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: SaxxonWoods

“Yes, Sarah started big and flamed out.”

Sarah was extinguished by the GOP Machine that saw her as a threat, the MSM who saw her as the TRUTH, Obama who saw her as his greatest challenger and George Soros.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 3:56:15 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: SaxxonWoods

Sarah started big, and McCain blew up his own candidacy b/c he lacked intellectual courage to blame Dems for the mortgage catastrophe, and worst of all, suspended his campaign. I knew that he was finished then.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("You're a worn-out face in all the hang-out places where the lost souls congregate." Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

I took the bumper sticker off my car that day


16 posted on 08/13/2012 4:10:52 PM PDT by italianquaker ( 17 percent of the tea partiers support barry obama, the fox poll said so lol)
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To: alstewartfan

I remember an article that relating John McCain suspending his campaign to the 3AM Clinton ad and how the voters thought this made McCain look not up for the job. It did come off as needlessly political and desperate.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: Signalman

Obama’s closing the gap?


18 posted on 08/13/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 85 days away.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Not true at all. Her downfall came after electon day when the long knives came out... Actually a few days before when the finger pointing began. She was pulling massive crowds the whole election season.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 5:02:45 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Not true at all. Her downfall came after electon day when the long knives came out... Actually a few days before when the finger pointing began. She was pulling massive crowds the whole election season.

Although I agree fully with your assessment of Ryan. He has the potential to play a giant roll in this electon. This is the most unified team of running mates since gore joined Clinton in 1992. It has a real team-like aura.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 5:05:20 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: Uncle Slayton
The Ryan Bounce is dwarfed by the Palin Bounce on 2008.

Probably will not see the effects for a couple of days. Per Rasmussen:

These results are based upon interviews conducted nightly and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, two-thirds of the interviews conducted for today’s update were completed after it was announced that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will be Romney’s vice presidential running mate.
21 posted on 08/13/2012 5:08:43 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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22 posted on 08/13/2012 5:40:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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