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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney continues to lead, up 2 today)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 17th 2012 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 09/17/2012 6:44:05 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

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Can we please stop whining?

Romney is leading.

1 posted on 09/17/2012 6:44:12 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Seems about right. Wish it were a bit more but I’ll take this lead.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 6:45:41 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I don’t care about the polls, what I do care about is that Mitt start to step up his game.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 6:46:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The “concerned” posters will never stop


4 posted on 09/17/2012 6:47:22 AM PDT by italianquaker ( 17 percent of the tea partiers support barry obama, the fox poll said so lol)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Look at his electoral college predictions....


5 posted on 09/17/2012 6:50:14 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: italianquaker

Isn’t that the truth? I’m sick and tired of the doom and gloomers around here.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 6:51:13 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Quit whining? Unfortuantely, a lot of conservatives aren’t happy unless they are whining about how they never win. A couple other MSM stories were posted today and it brought out those posters who want to talk about what a horrible campaign Romney is running and how Romney is just a wishy washy RINO anyway. I swear somethings conservatives aren’t happy unless we feel like we are losing and getting screwed.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 6:52:01 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

If Romney is UP 2 with 2 days of WEEKEND POLLING in the mix, he’s up at least 4-5 folks.

People need to STOP watching so much damned NEWS! Folks are getting their knickers in a twist becasue they watch a coordinated propoganda campaign that is flat out trying to depress and despirit them. Stop It!

The president and his minions are still out there trying to sell a coordinated attack on the US by terrorists on the anniversary of 9/11 that killed US Citizens is and was nothing more than anger over a “film”. NO ONE IS BUYING IT FOLKS!

This election is not and never was close, don’t stop fighting like its neck and neck, but you are buying into propoganda if you think a President who has been such a complete and utter failure in EVERY aspect of his administration is going to win re-election.

What is happening on the ground has not remotely been being reflected in the polling, which I am not sure why, but I have no doubt it will long before election day.

Obama at best is looking at low 40s, and very likely will lose relection by as big if not a bigger margin than Herbert Hoover in 1932.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 6:54:10 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: mplsconservative; All

Are we sick of freedom of speech too? People are afraid because they know we can’t afford another 4 years of Obama. Fear is a powerful motivator. Lighten up.


9 posted on 09/17/2012 6:55:10 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The only true poll is on election day. But if someone can find how independents are polling in the battleground states - that will give us our best indicator.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 6:56:55 AM PDT by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t care about the polls, what I do care about is that Mitt start to step up his game.


Couldn’t agree more.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 7:00:20 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t care about the polls, what I do care about is that Mitt start to step up his game.


Couldn’t agree more.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 7:00:25 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: ken5050

Hi Florida FRiend!

Not liking those electoral projections. I think it’s all up in the air at this point. The media is doing their d*mnedest to keep the 0ne in office. I’m taking it all with a grain of salt regarding the polls. I’m in deep blue Minnesota, in an admittedly red county, but no one I talked with over a very busy weekend is for 0bama, and these are just random people I met out and about.


13 posted on 09/17/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: ken5050

Good point.

Keep at this folks.

And Romney, escalate Ryan in your message. He carries a (lot) of swing vote potential.


14 posted on 09/17/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: HamiltonJay

If Romney is UP 2 with 2 days of WEEKEND POLLING in the mix, he’s up at least 4-5 folks.

People need to STOP watching so much damned NEWS! Folks are getting their knickers in a twist becasue they watch a coordinated propoganda campaign that is flat out trying to depress and despirit them. Stop It!

The president and his minions are still out there trying to sell a coordinated attack on the US by terrorists on the anniversary of 9/11 that killed US Citizens is and was nothing more than anger over a “film”. NO ONE IS BUYING IT FOLKS!

This election is not and never was close, don’t stop fighting like its neck and neck, but you are buying into propoganda if you think a President who has been such a complete and utter failure in EVERY aspect of his administration is going to win re-election.

What is happening on the ground has not remotely been being reflected in the polling, which I am not sure why, but I have no doubt it will long before election day.

Obama at best is looking at low 40s, and very likely will lose relection by as big if not a bigger margin than Herbert Hoover in 1932.


Help me understand the weekend part...is it because so many will hang up on pollsters?


15 posted on 09/17/2012 7:02:51 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: dfwgator; xzins; Laura722; null and void; Cincinatus' Wife; SoFloFreeper; All

The question is what is the effectiveness of the campaign?

How has the “Romney Plan” been working out for Romney/Ryan?

Looks to me that the most likely to vote folks don’t see much difference between Obama and Romney.

The polls reflect the perceived difference between what Obama has done to America, and what Romney plans to do.

Can Romney actually say what he plans to do without comparing his plans to Obama’s?

My guess is that Romney will just continue to describe what Obama has done, and thus act as a perverse salesman FOR Obama’s base who like what Obama has done, and thus be encouraged that the Republicans are unhappy.

The Independent voter will usually vote FOR the incumbent if there is no perceived significant difference between any two candidates: “He may be a devil, but at least we know where he stands.”

Romney cannot compare his ideas to Obama’s, because that ties his and Obama’s ideas together in the mind of an undecided voter in an either-or-knot, and the undecided voter will usually choose the best known, ie, the incumbent.

Thus, it is up to Romney to sell his plan independent of anything tied to Obama. No jokes, hints, or nuances: just straight sales!

Can Romney give a speech without any direct or indirect to what Obama has done?

Can Romney stand and deliver his Romney Plan, or will he just continue to play that old nanny-nanny boo-boo game of “My plan is better than your plan! Nanny-nanny, boo-boo.”?

Tick-tock, Romney. Tick-tock.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 7:03:55 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Well within what Mark Steyn refers to as the “margin of lawyer”. Or the margin of what can be bought with Student Loan Forgiveness or some other handout program.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 7:07:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Heff
I'm not sure I understand your comment, this being the internet.

I'm all for freedom of speech, but quaking in my boots is NOT an option. Stand strong in the face of tyranny!

18 posted on 09/17/2012 7:08:11 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: mplsconservative
Good morning to you!!

The enthusiasm for Obama is way DOWN compared to 2008 here in the Tampa Bay area, and the GOP is really energized.

I think that bumoper stickers are a really good indicator of voter sentiment...in 2008, Obama ones were everywhere, and in 2010, I knew that Rubio was going to win early on, when I couldn't find ONE Crist sticker a month before the primary.

Stay strong, and free..

You ahve a few important Housdwe races...how do they look?

19 posted on 09/17/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: CincyRichieRich

I don’t know the reasons for it but weekend polling is notoriously off and almost always off in the deems favor. This is a trend known to every pollster and goes back decades.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 7:30:02 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: ken5050

After redistricting, I am now in Michele Bachmann’s district. I will happily fill in the little oval with my black pen. Was that racist? LOL!

I think Michele will win handily here. Her district covers the most conservative counties in the Minnesota metro area. Southwest MN is also reliably conservative, but the population is much smaller.

Ellison will probably be a shoe-in. His district is centered in Minneapolis. Having lived in that liberal h*llhole, I know the sheeple will re-elect him. The people there aren’t that bright. Apologies to any fellow conservatives left in the cesspool.


21 posted on 09/17/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: CincyRichieRich
.is it because so many will hang up on pollsters?.....

Or do not answer the phone at all to unknown callers. I DON'T.

I think many right minded people, simply will not participate. WE have our minds made up and nothing will stop us from voting OBAMA OUT. NOTHING, so why bother with some poll?

It is not even about a R or a D anymore, it is about removing OBAMA from our house. We are just waiting for NOV 6th, it can't come fast enough.

22 posted on 09/17/2012 7:56:59 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Graewoulf

Tick Tock Graewoulf. Lame, worn out complaints. Find something new.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 7:58:07 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: mplsconservative
I'd read somewhere's that she might be in trouble. Glad to here she's looking good.

What about Cravaack and Kline..do the new districts make them vulnerable?

24 posted on 09/17/2012 8:01:40 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

I don't really care for Mitt, but will vote for anyone other than 0 bummer. How anyone can still be undecided at this point is beyond me. Those voters just need to ask themselves if they are better off now than they were four years ago.

25 posted on 09/17/2012 8:08:57 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: mplsconservative
While I am fairly certain that even with the media in lock step that the most incompetent moron to ever occupy the office of president could be reelected... I live in the most liberal county in a deep blue state and work in a unionized government job in the second most liberal county. It is easy to get discouraged under those circumstances. I haven't made any doom and gloom posts myself, but I understand why some do.
26 posted on 09/17/2012 8:30:45 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15

Sorry I see a typo in my post. It should say:

While I am fairly certain that even with the media in lock step that the most incompetent moron to ever occupy the office of president could never be reelected...


27 posted on 09/17/2012 8:32:53 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

weekend polling

I’ve read that Rasmussen handles weekend polling differently than others.

If I find the link, I’ll shoot it to you.


28 posted on 09/17/2012 8:33:30 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Romney is leading

True. Better to be ahead than behind, even with the margin of error.

Research does show that if the incumbent is under 50% and behind on the final polls before election that undecideds will break for the challenger.

29 posted on 09/17/2012 8:35:35 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: mplsconservative

I think most are standing strong, while “quaking” in their boots and understandably so. People seem to be expressing their doom and gloom out of fear. If that expression of fear motivates just a few more to go out and vote, then its worth it. I share in the gloom too. Its disturbing that Romney isn’t crushing Obama. Its amazing that there aren’t protests in front of the White House and the Capitol Building. Even more disturbing, the National poll shows a crushing disapproval for the House and Senate, yet so many of them will be reelected in November. Why? Simple answer... “Congress stinks, but not my guy”. As for the Romney / Obama race, the liberals are winning because they’ve flipped enough of the population to be dependents of the Federal Government. The entire system will need to crash before that ever changes...there will be no chance of slowly weaning these “Federal Dependents” off the system, because the Republicans will (if they have the balls) make laws to correct the problem, then the liberals will instantly turn around, play the victim and race cards, then the cycle will start all over again... until the “liberal giveaway party” comes to a crushing halt, it will never change. Where are the “doom and gloomers” cry of outrage over the fact that we have become a “Godless” nation.... we’ve gone from a nation that was free to express one’s religious beliefs, always mindful to prevent one religion being ordained by the Government as THE religion, to now a nation that is FREE FROM ANY RELIGION, especially if its a Christian religion? To hear Hillary and Obama criticizing the film maker over the anti-Islam film is sickening. Christian beliefs have been under attack for years, and they say silently or helping it. Look at the protesting in Chicago. Those people don’t deserve ANY raise. They’re disgusting pigs. They should be grateful they have a job.... even more sickening that the City of Chicago would even consider offering a raise of 16% , they should say “hey guys, go pound sand.... no raise this year, or in ANY future years, until the economy allows it, and you people actually start teaching our kids so that the overwhelming majority can pass the proficiency tests. I could really go on rant here.... the entire system needs a complete redo. Its broke beyond just a repair job. More than half this country is stupid.... only 55% voter turnout for Presidential elections and 37% for off-year.... so of the 45% to 64% that fail to vote.... they are ALL stupid, and those that vote for liberals....well, need I say more?


30 posted on 09/17/2012 9:49:12 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: HamiltonJay

I concur.


31 posted on 09/17/2012 1:19:26 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: CincyRichieRich; dfwgator

I absolutely agree Romney needs to step up his performance. He needs to say more and do more active campaigning on a daily basis. He is letting the media and the dems set the narrative. The media will spin everything the way they want, but at least say something!

I’m not getting that worked up about the polls right now, but Mitt needs to be more convincing.


32 posted on 09/17/2012 1:36:31 PM PDT by Laura722
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