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Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois, Romney leads in Chicago suburbs
The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2012 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 08/20/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT by Beave Meister

President Barack Obama could lose his home state of Illinois in November, a new poll shows.

A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely.

Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. It is also the most populous.

Those numbers do not bode well for the president.

“He has to come out of Cook County with a big lead or he’s gonna have problems downstate,” explained McKeon, who said that based on the numbers he had seen, Obama polled only in the forties in downstate Illinois.

“It’s not like his policies are very popular downstate,” McKeon said. “He’s viewed as more part of Chicago than he is part of Illinois.”

According to the poll, which surveyed 629 registered voters last week, Obama’s problems are not in Chicago proper, but in suburban Cook County.

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And we know they're over sampling Democrats.....Oh boy this is going to be good.
1 posted on 08/20/2012 7:46:43 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Does the poll include dead people?


2 posted on 08/20/2012 7:52:34 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Beave Meister

Easy solution that only Dumcraps can come up with. Head to the cemetery and sign more names. I’m sure even Al capone will vote.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 7:52:50 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Beave Meister

That conman, punk golf and vacationer waste of good air and food should loose every state!

I want a dominant rejection of his leftist and corrupt policies!


4 posted on 08/20/2012 7:53:36 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Beave Meister

Talking about polls, PPP still has Akin over McCaskill 44 to 43 unchagned from their last poll.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 7:53:51 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Beave Meister

I can’t see that happening. Not in Chicago. There’s no way that the powers that be will let that happen.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 7:57:56 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: scbison

I never seen so much intensity for voting against Obama than anyone one in my life and I know God is in Charge but I need this election or I don’t know what I will do


7 posted on 08/20/2012 7:57:58 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I agree. I’d like to see Barry get trounced worse than the ass-kicking Carter got from Reagan in 1980.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 7:58:48 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: Beave Meister

Look how Illinois voted in 2010. The state is nearly all red, except we can’t out vote Cook County.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/11/illinois_not_as_blue_as_you_th.html


9 posted on 08/20/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by vickixxxx
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To: Beave Meister

Oh please. Ain’t gonna happen. Let’s get seious here.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 7:59:27 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Beave Meister

I think the economy is the thing that will doom the Food Stamp President. The Bureau of Lies and Statistics (BLS) reports diverge from reality more and more with each report. I think people can see that the “Summer of Recovery” is little more than hype. Aggravating the lack of recovery is the constant string of failures such as one green energy company failure after another, rising inflation including food and gas, stagnant wages and growth, etc. The progressives are frantically trying to hold it together enough to get through November using every lie and trick in the book.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 7:59:48 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: Beave Meister
To those of us who actually LIVE HERE in the Suburbs OUTSIDE of Chicago, this is NOT a surprise.

You will not hear ANYONE saying "I didn't vote for Obama in 2008, but I will in 2012."

It's actually quite the opposite: Those who voted for Obama in 2008 have gone to the Anyone But Obama! camp.

Don't be surprised if Illinois is declared "in play" in the next few weeks. The only way Obama wins Illinois is if he gets better than 65% of the vote coming out of Chicago/Cook County. Otherwise, he loses the state.

12 posted on 08/20/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Beave Meister
I am dreaming of an 1980 election night scenario. It was the first election night I remember (I was 9). To date it was the best.
13 posted on 08/20/2012 8:00:42 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: MrChips
It's official Osama bin laden and Gaddafi are now officially dead.....They have both registered to vote in Chicago.
14 posted on 08/20/2012 8:01:04 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: shibumi

“Those numbers do not bode well for the president.”

What is best in life?

;]


15 posted on 08/20/2012 8:07:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Snakes. It had to be snakes.)
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To: scbison

Akin’s stupid comments, and the accompanying demagoguery have not yet had time to fully sink in.


16 posted on 08/20/2012 8:09:50 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: Beave Meister

There will be a 200% turnout in Chicago, and of that 199% will go Dem. It is a very magical place, that Chicago.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: MrChips
Yup.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 8:12:53 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: scbison

They are waiting for the deadline to pass tomorrow, then they will show the decline.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 8:13:33 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: max americana
Most likely.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 8:13:44 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Beave Meister
Registered voters too.

This poll has to be an outlier. No way does Obama lose Illinois.

21 posted on 08/20/2012 8:14:44 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: Salamander

What is best?

Seeing all the Union types I know around here getting ready to vote “R” for the first time in their lives.

(I just wish they had a real “R” to vote for. But hey - it’s a start.)


22 posted on 08/20/2012 8:16:35 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: scooby321

“I never seen so much intensity for voting against Obama than anyone one in my life”

One of the great unreported stories is the depth of outrage against O and his anti-capitalist, anti-Christian, and anti-American policies. The media doesn’t want to understand the anti-O passion.

If Romney/Ryan wins in November, there’s going to be a huge national celebration.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 8:19:03 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: Beave Meister

“You’ve got Cook County. What else do you need.” — Mayor Tom Kane, Boss


24 posted on 08/20/2012 8:19:37 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Beave Meister
When we learn the truth about Obama's background - and we will - the question to be answered is: "why did the media work so hard to elect him and then to keep him in power?"

I'd like to see Matt Lauer, Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell and the rest explain themselves to America after the made for television president is sent packing.

25 posted on 08/20/2012 8:21:34 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: shibumi

To hear the lamentations of...the Union bosses?


26 posted on 08/20/2012 8:24:45 PM PDT by Salamander (Snakes. It had to be snakes.)
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To: MrChips

“Does the poll include dead people?”

What about the river wards (no one actually lives there).


27 posted on 08/20/2012 8:46:56 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: vekzen

My first order of business if we win will be to go to Media Matters and post the biggest “in your face!” comment ever seen. Then, I shall send an email to Piers Morgan telling him where to jump. Imagine the look of horror on Ed Schultz’ face! Chris Tingle will have a heart attack!

Screw Akin and his idiotic comments, we can win because Obama only has the enthusiasm of a few choice commies out there. The youth will all stay home and I have a hunch some of those “lean Obama” states will go our way. Not to mention Pennsylvania have made sure no “dead democrats” can vote. After seeing the fallout from the legitimate rape comment, I was wondering if it was all over, but seeing this has reminded me. Conservatives are tough enough to weather any storm. It’s the liberals who cry like little girls when the going gets tough.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 8:50:24 PM PDT by Radiarm
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To: HapaxLegamenon

“I am dreaming of an 1980 election night scenario. It was the first election night I remember (I was 9). To date it was the best.”

...in which we heard the lamentations of Walter Kronkite.

Has anyone ever noticed that the German spelling of Kronkite is Krankheit, which means “disease” in German?


29 posted on 08/20/2012 8:50:43 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Beave Meister

Cook County? It’s been known as Crook County for as long as I can remember.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 8:52:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: vickixxxx

Neat visual.


31 posted on 08/20/2012 8:53:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: scooby321
I never seen so much intensity for voting against Obama than anyone one in my life and I know God is in Charge but I need this election or I don’t know what I will do

Catch your breath, my FRiend, Romney/Ryan are in excellent shape right now. Here are a few things to remember:

1)The economy stinks, it's not gonna get better by election day, AND Obama owns it. He can try to cast the blame elsewhere, but Americans have traditionally held the President responsible for the economy, whether it's good or bad. This time will be no different.

2) Obama has managed, in less than four years, to p*ss off just about voting demographic in this country. Remember back to his early comment about "bitter clingers"? Lots of folks haven't forgotten. How about his "the private sector is in good shape" comment? And let's not forget his most damaging statement, "You didn't build that". Republicans don't have to define Obama, he's done a pretty good job of that himself.

3) In '08 Obama won the Catholic vote. But after his war on Christians, particularly the Catholic church, he's definitely lost that voting bloc.

4) The Dems claimed to be salivating when Romney picked Ryan, but poll after poll shows American seniors like Ryan and don't think his Medicare plan will hurt them. In other words, the typical Dem scare machine isn't working this go round.

There are many other reasons why I truly believe Obama is toast, but one of the biggest is simply, crushing disappointment. Obama's soaring '08 rhetoric, mixed with a gullible public and the MSM's complicity, created expectations that no President could ever match. And particularly a President so woefully un-ready to BE President. Team Obama has no clothes.

So once again, take heart my FRiend. Election Day is less than three months away and the end is in sight. Stay focused and stay on message.

32 posted on 08/21/2012 12:47:10 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Beave Meister

Not in a million years will Zero “lose” Illinois. They already have a sufficient number of “votes” stashed in boxes around Chicago to assure his “victory.”


33 posted on 08/21/2012 7:23:41 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Wordkraft

Yep. I’ll bet Mayor Rahmbo has a few thousand ‘O’ ballots in the trunk of his Mercedes right now. Obama won’t carry Chicago by 65 percent; he’ll carry it by 108 percent. Mike Madigan, Jarrett and company will see to it. There’s simply no other possible outcome.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Moorings

>There will be a 200% turnout in Chicago, and of that 199% will go Dem.

Don’t forget, in the graveyards, there’s likely going to be a 600% turnout, and of that 1,000% will go Dem.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell

Yea, that is also another magical aspect of Chicago. It does not seem to bother the natives though.


36 posted on 08/30/2012 6:33:09 PM PDT by Moorings
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