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Obama Is Having A Lot Of Surprising Trouble In Connecticut (Huh?)
Business Insider ^ | August 6, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 08/06/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama will attend two fundraisers Monday in Connecticut, a state where he is facing an alarming decline in both political contributions and in some recent polling.

Obama will head to the Stamford Marriott Hotel for a $500-per-person reception first. Then, he will be whisked off to the home of film producer Harvey Weinstein, where tickets to the dinner start at $35,800 per person.

With the two fundraisers, Obama aims to close the wide gap between Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the Constitution state. Backed by a surge of Wall Street support, Romney has more than doubled Obama's total in the state, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

By comparison, Obama more than doubled the Connecticut fundraising totals of Republican nominee John McCain in 2008.

But money isn't the only problem for Obama in Connecticut. His lead over Romney in a recent Public Policy Polling survey shrunk to just 8 points, four years after he beat McCain by 23 points.

Looking deeper into the poll reveals that Obama's problems in this campaign also resonate in states that are seen as "safe" for him, like Connecticut.

Men actually prefer Romney by a 6-point margin in the state...

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Connecticut; Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bho2012; bluestates; connecticut; ct2012; obama; polls; romney
Yet I'm constantly reassured by the media that he's a shoe-in for re-election and will win such previously strong GOP states as Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina and Colorado. Someone's lying here.
1 posted on 08/06/2012 4:15:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Connecticut is a mortal lock for Obama, so you are correct to “Huh?” in that sense. But he’s having trouble raising money even in deep-blue Connecticut and some other places that were gushers of money in 2008.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 4:16:43 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101

And there is a lot of money in Connecticut. Many liberal elitist types. So, what gives?


3 posted on 08/06/2012 4:20:54 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: pogo101
Two public beaches in Connecticut had to be closed for Husseins safety?????

say what??????????

4 posted on 08/06/2012 4:22:56 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, there is a massive disconnect. If we are wrong, then Zero will win in a titanic landslide. But if we are right, then VA, FL, OH, MI, WI, MO, NM, NV, NH will all go to Romney, and possibly even a few more.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 4:23:56 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is no way in Hades that Obama is in danger of losing the Communist State of Connecticut. I can’t even imagine him losing Pennslyvania.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: pogo101

CT is a lock for Obama, but dropping 15% from 2008 is significant. Romney has to nationalize the election as much as possible, challenging Obama in any state that is close so that the far left has to spread their resources out.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 4:24:40 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

most appropriate since CT itself has gone to the dogs. A phenomenon of which Stamford itself is a disgusting object lesson.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 4:25:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe it. There’s wealth in CT. People are now looking out for the interests of their families. It’s too risky giving Obama another four. People have had enough hope and change and the first historic black president crap. New Jersey is going red too.

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9 posted on 08/06/2012 4:25:17 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

unexpectently.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 4:30:47 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What an odd amount $38,500, is it a discount from $50,000?


11 posted on 08/06/2012 4:41:40 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are playing up his “troubles” to help with fund raising.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 4:46:30 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CT is bluer than NJ, which has more EVs.

Things are not looking good for zero.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In keeping with what I just wrote, check out this:

http://www.dickmorris.com/the-real-poll-numbers/

14 posted on 08/06/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Ingtar

Somebody should explain to Harvey Weinstein that Obama intends to allow the annihilation of Israel.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 4:59:15 PM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All those rich limosine liberals having second thoughts about raising taxes.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 5:02:22 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: Walrus

Oddly, it seems that much of that large segment of Jewish Democrat voters agree with Obama that Israel is evil and should be destroyed.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 5:06:25 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Walrus

I would like to know what movies Weinstein is involved in so I will be sure not to go.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Walrus

He knows and doesn’t care. He’s a faux-Jew.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: jersey117
I believe it. There’s wealth in CT. People are now looking out for the interests of their families. It’s too risky giving Obama another four. People have had enough hope and change and the first historic black president crap. New Jersey is going red too.

Let's see here...If I am a wealthy NE democrat...Obama had been demonizing me for four years now telling me I'm not paying my fair share of taxes and need to belly up some more of MY hard earned income...all the while he is spending money faster than we can print it...

Yeah... I might think ...OK it's been fun and we had a great time pretending to be this great superior person who voted for the black guy who promised rainbows and unicorns...but the party is over...

I can easily see how a NE liberal can see himself pulling the lever for another NE RINO Romney...

20 posted on 08/06/2012 5:21:25 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: cookcounty
Limousine and leer jet liberals don't care about Income tax rates. They are already wealthy. They have teirs. What they like about high tax rates is that it restricts people by giving a huge barrier to entry for the middle class and entrepreneurial class from entering into the leagues of the wealthy elites.

They don't care if the income tax is 100% as long as there is no WEALTH tax. The Republicans could smoke all the liberals out by saying OK to raising taxes on the ‘wealthy’ (High Earners) by demanding a one time only 25% Wealth tax on all people with assets over $5 million to help pay down the debt. After all, it's for the children. Think all the scum in Hollyweird would like to take out loans to pay their wealth tax?

In the words of Obama: “How much is enough?’ I think it is time we found out.

21 posted on 08/06/2012 5:21:56 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the local Connecticut rock station mentioned there were several protests against obama planned at these fundraisers when reporting on them this morning...


22 posted on 08/06/2012 5:26:51 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: razorback-bert

“What an odd amount $38,500, is it a discount from $50,000?”

How come the OWS misfits don’t protest these functions?


23 posted on 08/06/2012 5:44:44 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney is another leftist from next door Massachusetts, so Mitt Romney will, definitely, get more votes from leftist voters, this November, in Connecticut than any actual conservative would of gotten. Mitt Romney will get much more votes from all leftist voters, in total, from all of the “blue areas” of the U.S. and U.S. territories, because Mitt Romney is a leftist who isn’t Barack Obama. It’s what the majority of conservative voters and very conservative voters end up, actually, doing this November that’s in question.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 6:00:17 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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If only America knew...

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(by our own FReeper, Beckwith)

The Obama File
http://theobamafile.com/

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few pages of ‘The Obama File’:

http://theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

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25 posted on 08/06/2012 8:02:31 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The nation is going Red in Nov.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 10:38:04 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Obama Is Having A Lot Of Surprising Trouble In Connecticut”

Why? Somebody want their Social Security Number back?


27 posted on 08/07/2012 4:50:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: patriot08

I never noticed that Beckwith had gone but now that you mention it, I realize I haven’t seen him in awhile.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 4:53:27 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

He is still posting on Fr
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:beckwith/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

He still has his forum:
http://theobamafile.websitetoolbox.com/

The Obama File is still there
http://theobamafile.com/

As far as I know, he hasn’t gone anywhere.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 5:20:13 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Ha!!

I typo’d, lol

http://www.freerepublic.com/~beckwidth/


30 posted on 08/07/2012 5:48:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove was on Hannity last night and showed poll results that have moved Connecticut from ‘solid-Obama’ to ‘leans-Obama’.

This means Obama is polling only 2-5% above Romney in Connecticut. And this is the average of polls that are mostly sampling RVs, not LVs. And the sampling of dem to gop is based roughly on 2008 results, which is an oversampling of dems and an undersampling of independents.

I believe that Obama is in trouble in Connecticut. He is advertising quite a bit here. The only reason Obama would advertise in Connecticut is because dem internal polling shows he is threatened.

Why is Obama in trouble in Connecticut?

Connecticut is about 50% Catholic and Connecticut has a lot of people employed in the insurance business. Both of these groups, who normally lean democrat, are intensely opposed to Obamacare. Also, the TEA party in Connecticut is relatively large and involved.

I was planning to vote third party because I didn’t think my vote would stop Obama in Connecticut, but it looks like it might have some real meaning. I’ll probably hold my nose and vote Romney as an anti-Obama vote now.


31 posted on 08/15/2012 4:24:07 AM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd
Please get the word out to your like-minded friends and acquaintances that third-party, write-in and not voting for the top of the ticket is NOT the thing to do this year.
32 posted on 08/15/2012 8:38:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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