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WHAT IS THE REAL ELECTION NEWS/STORY???

Posted on 11/03/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT by 7thson

I have been listening to and reading the news the past few days - including today. The news cable channel I watch is FOX. The election news bizarre.

The past couple days I hear and read that Romney has the edge in early voting. Than on FNC about four hours ago, they report Obama has the early voting lead. An hour after that, another report on FNC states Romney has the early voting lead. Now I hear that Obama has the early voting lead.

The last few days, Romney has the lead. Than today, Obama has the lead. Than another report has it tied.

What the hell is going on? Is the media - including FNC - just making this up to gin up ratings?

Brett Bier reports that now Rove is stating that Romney has lost the momentum due to Sandy and the Obama/Krispy Kreme Christie factor and that it is again tightening up. However, Michael Barone comes out and calls it for Romeny yesterday. Bier says Rove is a numbers guy so he sees something that gives him pause. Yet no mention today at all concerning Barone. The only thing I have seen on him was on Greta's show last night.

I think Romney is going to win. I pray and hope he does. The momemtum seems to be going his way. Yet these contradictory reports give me an uneasy feeling. What is the opinion of other Freepers?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: election; media; obama; romney

1 posted on 11/03/2012 5:03:05 PM PDT by 7thson
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To: 7thson

Barone coming up on Huck in a minute.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 5:05:45 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Dr Erkel and Mr. Jive...lurking the streets of DC)
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To: 7thson

You are being played. The media (especially tv) needs ratings, viewers. More people watch if its a tight race.

I’m with the crowd that says this is going to be a blowout of historic proportions. I just hope we get the Senate.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 5:07:05 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: 7thson

I’m sure you meant THEN, not THAN.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 5:07:35 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: 7thson

The only poll that counts is on the 6th.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 5:08:26 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: 7thson

My gut tells me it’ll be Romney/Ryan in a blowout. But my nerves tell me it’ll be a nail-biter. We’ll see which one wins....


6 posted on 11/03/2012 5:08:32 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: 7thson

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7 posted on 11/03/2012 5:11:31 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 7thson
Forget the early vote, it's nothing more than a guess. They take some demographics like zip codes and try to guess how the early voters voted. I am guardedly optimistic that baring no sudden political earthquake, Romney wins by a couple of points. One demographic that hasn't been factored in is the Evangelical vote (24 Million strong) that stayed home in 2008, but came out in droves in 2010. Pollsters are using a 2008 model, and that discounts the Christian vote completely.
8 posted on 11/03/2012 5:14:28 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: 7thson

I saw Fox telling the lie yesterday. Romney has lost no momentum. Bottom line a lot on Fox are big gov t and liked Obama last time. Don t trust the news. Mostly lies. Romney is rolling


9 posted on 11/03/2012 5:15:38 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: 7thson

I have a Democrat neighbor who is 75 yoa and never voted in his life. He and his wife are voting Romney here in Fla. and they don’t even like him that much because he is rich. That is huge. Gingrich and Bill Cunningham are very positive about Romney winning and Rove is as well. I think it will be a huge blowout too but I intend to have a bit of Irish Creme to calm my nerves!! LOL! Rove said we may not know until Wednesday morning who won.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: 7thson

Landslide by Romney.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 5:18:13 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: 7thson
The fact is even if the Democrats lead in the EV, (which is likely), it is irrelevant, since their totals are way down from 2008 and the GOP are way up.
12 posted on 11/03/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The problem with the polling is that there will be a lot of Dems voting for Romney. All their analysis is depending upon loyal voting patterns. Think ‘Reagan Democrats’.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 5:22:25 PM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: 7thson

The newsies have to make it appear close or they lose their relevance.

Tuesday night, even if one candidate is winning by 10 points, they will not call the states until later in the evening.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 5:22:52 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 7thson

The real answer is: the election is going however the person reporting the news wants to say it is.

Objectivity in journalism is dead.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 5:27:33 PM PDT by IsaacDian
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To: 7thson
I've seen this too, and I feel your pain.

On another note...you might be interested in this: Then vs. Than

16 posted on 11/03/2012 5:27:54 PM PDT by Washi
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To: 7thson

turn off the TV ( we got rid of ours!).....and pray!!


17 posted on 11/03/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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Blue State or Red State or somewhere in between,
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18 posted on 11/03/2012 5:29:15 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: 7thson
Let's face it, this election is the “all in” . If Obama wins, this nation as founded, fought for over centuries, and loved throughout generations will be gone forever. This is it. Unlike the Cubs, there is no "wait 'til next year".
19 posted on 11/03/2012 5:29:25 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Carry me back
"I saw Fox telling the lie yesterday. Romney has lost no momentum. Bottom line a lot on Fox are big gov t and liked Obama last time. Don t trust the news. Mostly lies. Romney is rolling"

And after Romney wins we will have another liberal president. Hip, hip hooray! < /sarc>

20 posted on 11/03/2012 5:30:10 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If I was a drinker I would have been pounding them down since the first convention. I am optimistic and it saddens me more than it worries me that it is so close. Are that many Americans really so clueless?


21 posted on 11/03/2012 5:33:07 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: 7thson

First of all, there are NO actual election returns yet, so we don’t know who has actually received votes, however it is known which party a voter is registered so certain assumptions can be made. For instance, historically democrats vote in higher numbers during early voting, while Republicans vote in larger numbers using absentee ballots and on day of election. In comparing the early voter turnout in 2008 with 2012, it appears that fewer democrats and more Republicans are voting this time. The bottom line is on election day it is crucial that there is a huge turnout of Romney voters to bring this in for a landing!


22 posted on 11/03/2012 5:39:45 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: JimmyMc

Funny. Usually I am guilty of always using then.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 5:41:56 PM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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Bring It ON!

Freepers are Ready!

Please Support Your Forum Tonight!

24 posted on 11/03/2012 5:43:51 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 7thson
A bazillion polls are being taken every day, and I think the "news" picks & chooses sources showing mixed results to keep y'all coming back.

I have watched very little network TV news since early 2010 including Fox, all of them refuse to touch the truth about Obama's Marxist soul, I have very little trust in any of them.

25 posted on 11/03/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: 7thson

All of them (including Fox) are just trying to get ratings.

Check the polls Monday night, if you must, because they will all want to be in the ballpark; but, even those polls are doubtful. Being wrong doesn’t seem to matter anymore.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 5:48:30 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: 7thson

When in doubt, insert the phrase “at that time”. If the phrase works it should be “THEN”.

My general rule of thumb.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 5:50:23 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: 7thson

Go to DU and they all seem to think that Obama will win in a walk, and the FReepers are cherry picking polls just to keep their courage up.

They worship at the altar of Nate Silver.

One side or the other is going to be very, very shocked on Tuesday.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 5:54:23 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: Fishtalk

My gen rule of thumb - if someone misspells something - which happens a lot here - I tend to ignore it.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 6:08:18 PM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: 7thson

lol, me too.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 6:18:17 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: 7thson

Media folks need ratings, and blowouts don’t get ratings. On Youtube you can find a promo Walter Kronkite did in 980 saying the election was going to come down to the wire, so watch CBS evening news...


31 posted on 11/03/2012 6:37:22 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: 7thson

RASMUSSEN today wrote that it’s a toss up. He’s not predicting a winner because he does not know, based on his polls, who will win. Also the Skinny Socialist has an approval number today of 51%. UGH!


32 posted on 11/03/2012 6:41:52 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: 7thson

This an example of how FOX keeps their reporting fair and balanced. Some for you and some for you, everybody gets their fair share.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 7:03:23 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: 7thson
It’s a circus act. Step right up and take a guess blah blah blah.....then they hawk up the idiot Karl Rove with his million dollar shit eating grin and that stupid whit board! It’s all about viewers. Tuesday will be a nail biting day just like it was on that early August morn when SCOTUS Roberts put the screws in and took a brown envelope from the Chicago machine. I think the Chicago machine is behind the scenes bribing people as we wait. Who knows what to expect. My I suggest mke Tuesdy a busy day. Go vote and then stay busy, otherwise you will wind up watching Fox news and have to listen to that other bozo with the bulging eyes Smith the moron!
34 posted on 11/03/2012 7:53:44 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: TomGuy

Exactly. Would people be tuning into fox if everyone was saying it was over. I recall being nervous about Carter winning. They were calling it tight for Kerry/bush.

We don’t know until you know. I don’t have a ton of liberal friends...so I cannot tell you the “feeling in the air.” But I still have to rake the leaves and finish up some work tomorrow. Tuesday will be here soon enough. And the sun will come up Wednesday—just as it always has.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 8:01:54 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: 7thson

Usually, they try to demoralize the Right by talking about a blowout for the Left. In this cycle, the Right is doing so much better than anyone anticipated that they have to do all they can to try to bolster the Left in the hope of getting them to vote. Don’t bite your nails unless it looks bad around 9:30 PM Eastern on the 6th...


36 posted on 11/04/2012 3:05:31 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Carry me back

I think Romney is going to surprise some people when elected.

I don’t think he would sit by and watch Americans being murdered.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 4:43:58 AM PST by Carry me back
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To: gorush

Would Romney sit by and watch Americans being killed without trying to help ? That should be enough to want him out of the WH.


38 posted on 11/04/2012 4:54:51 AM PST by Carry me back
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