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Gallup Poll: Dukakis leads Bush by 17 points
news.google.com ^ | 7/27/1988 | AP

Posted on 09/16/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT by Signalman

Please click link to see newspaper article.

"Democrat Michael Dukakis, riding a wave of positive publicity from the convention that nominated him for president last week, led Vice-President Bush by 17 points in a Gallup poll released last Tuesday".

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 17pts; 1988; 2012polls; bush; dukakis; gallup

1 posted on 09/16/2012 1:19:55 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Unfortunately...it is a different world today...than it was in 1988...


2 posted on 09/16/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: Signalman

Bump!


3 posted on 09/16/2012 1:22:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Signalman

The DNC press lies, al day every day.

MItts probably ahead by 10Pts.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 1:26:03 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Every conservative knew the attacks were coming... 3.5 years ago when Obama was elected.)
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To: Signalman

Yes, but this was in July of 88’, and the GOP convention came second and fully erased this lead. In fact, I believe Bush was leading after his convention and never trailed after that.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 1:26:50 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Signalman

If a Massachusetts Liberal be ahead in the polls in 1988, another Massachusetts Liberal should be able to win the election in 2012.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 1:45:39 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Signalman

Keep posting these for the throw in the towel republicans.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 1:52:27 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Signalman
That was back when 25% of US households were getting government checks.Today,it's almost 50%.For which Party do those sucking on the government teat tend to vote?
8 posted on 09/16/2012 1:52:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Signalman

Thank you!

What I’d like to know is are all the whinny republicans (me included) praying? I mean praying hard!

Anyone have a guess where Romney/Ryan really stand in the polls? I guess I mean not in the polls, but in reality at this point? I hang up on I don’t know how many pollsters.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 2:00:09 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Signalman

I’m putting my money on Dukakis!


10 posted on 09/16/2012 2:01:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: McGruff

These are ABRs, not towel republicans. They want to lose.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 2:04:44 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Rca2000
Unfortunately...it is a different world today...than it was in 1988...

Nope. Pollsters are still as stupid now as they were then.

12 posted on 09/16/2012 2:05:24 PM PDT by Hero
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To: Rca2000

No habla.


13 posted on 09/16/2012 2:09:32 PM PDT by relictele
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To: CincyRichieRich
Anyone have a guess where Romney/Ryan really stand in the polls? I guess I mean not in the polls, but in reality at this point? I hang up on I don’t know how many pollsters.

My guess is that they're up 2-3 pts overall, and dead even or 1 pt ahead in the make-orbreak states . The polls showing Obummer up 2-4% are oversampling Dems 4-9% and are tremendously undersampling independent voters.

That's my totally unqualified guess, which of course puts me on equal footing to a lot of polling agencies and ahead of those that are shilling for the Left ;-)
14 posted on 09/16/2012 2:13:02 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: verum ago

I think Romney/Ryan is up +12% nationally.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 3:49:32 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Signalman

If that was after the convention, I could see it but luckily it went away quick. Both conventions did not give much of a bounce this round. Last year McCain got a huge bump because of Sarah. This year I don’t think anyone is excited about this election Republicans or Democrats.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 4:01:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

>>>What I’d like to know is are all the whinny republicans (me included) praying? I mean praying hard!>>>

I pray the Rosary every day for peace, and have been for a few years. At the suggestion of another Freeper, I upped it to 2 Rosaries.

Of course, it doesn’t have to be a Rosary, but PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for peace. If you are rushed for time, then say a quick prayer as often as you think of it. Even “God, please protect us” would be suitable.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 4:04:03 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: Signalman

This is a VERY different time. You might as well compare Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay to today. We can’t even compare 2000 to this. The electorate is entrenched in two camps. There are only about 2% remaining to convince. It’s a very different world. Past elections are pretty meaningless to today.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 4:10:37 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Signalman

Don’t you just love those polls? Two weeks before the 2004 election, all the major the polls had John Kerry beating George Bush by eight points. Newspapers in Europe and the Middle East were already calling him “President Kerry”.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 4:23:52 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Signalman
The polls were quite accurate in every Presidential election of the past 40 years other than 2004, where Bush's turnout was poorly reflected in statistical models for both phone and exit polling. Never forget that polling companies do these news media election polls at or below cost -- they make their real money doing consumer marketing surveys and secret internal polling for candidates. However much pollsters might like Obama, putting their name on inaccurate polls is not in their self interest.
20 posted on 09/16/2012 5:06:31 PM PDT by only1percent
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To: Gay State Conservative

Also, the country was still over 70% white in 1988, and the electorate even more so. Of course, there is a connection between this and the use of government services, as black and latino Americans are more likely to use welfare services than whites.

Proving they are the stupid party, the GOP has done nothing to stop mass immigration, even though it’s clear that most immigrant groups are natural Democrats, and even though the public has generally and consistently supported reductions in immigration.

Even though Romney should be doing better with whites, the share he is winning right now was pretty much the same share that allowed Reagan to crush Carter; now it just barely allows him to be even.


21 posted on 09/16/2012 7:48:29 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: castlegreyskull
"I think Romney/Ryan is up +12% nationally."

That would be a nice outcome for this election.

On August 22, two professors from the University of Colorado predicted, based on economic data, that Romney would have a huge Electoral College Win. At that time they said they would update their prediction in September. I can't find any evidence of this update. I wonder if Axelrod had a chat with them like he did with Gallup.

22 posted on 10/02/2012 10:41:24 AM PDT by lstanle
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To: Signalman; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Oversampled push poll. I know that Bishop Bush will win in November!


23 posted on 10/02/2012 10:43:01 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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