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Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul (Romney Defeats Obama!)
Gallup ^ | 8-22-11 | Gallup

Posted on 08/22/2011 12:28:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf

PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama is closely matched against each of four possible Republican opponents when registered voters are asked whom they would support if the 2012 presidential election were held today. Mitt Romney leads Obama by two percentage points, 48% to 46%, Rick Perry and Obama are tied at 47%, and Obama edges out Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann by two and four points, respectively.

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President Obama's job approval rating is hovering around the 40% mark. This is below the rating that any of the six incumbent presidents re-elected since Eisenhower has had at the time of the presidential election. However, in August of the year before they were re-elected, Ronald Reagan (43%) and Bill Clinton (46%) were both below 50%. Obama's position of rough parity against leading GOP candidates shows that more Americans at the moment say they would vote for Obama than approve of the job he is doing -- perhaps a reflection of the continuing lack of a strong front-runner on the Republican side
1 posted on 08/22/2011 12:28:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

This is IMPORTANT FOLKS.

For the first time, Gallup shows a named Republican defeating Obama.


2 posted on 08/22/2011 12:30:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: tcrlaf

Soory Hoss , that isn’t a Republican.


3 posted on 08/22/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: tcrlaf

Good news!! Obama on the ropes for now! Let’s keep up the pressure !


4 posted on 08/22/2011 12:34:51 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: tcrlaf
Note that Gallup polled registered voters, not likely voters. There's usually a significant opinion gap between the two demographics.
5 posted on 08/22/2011 12:36:12 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: tcrlaf

Great the flip-flopper which the Blue Hair Check Paints NE Republicans love beats Obummer. Lovely, So we end up with Obama-Lite, if the Beltway types get their way, Come on Sarah Run !!!!


6 posted on 08/22/2011 12:38:09 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: tcrlaf

If these are the numbers GALLUP reported LOL, the real ones must be Double digits down for their Pet!


7 posted on 08/22/2011 12:38:50 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well that settles it! Romney is our nominee!

Thanks Gallup! Now we don’t have to worry about those messy debates, or whether Sarah should enter the race, we have our answer!

Now we all just need to vote for Romney like good little sheep.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 12:39:18 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I think it’s more significant that Gallup polled Registrered Voters AT ALL...

Something is up, and I think a movement has begun, within the Democrat Party, to remove Obama and run someone else in 2012.

I know a couple of inner-city local and state-level Democrats who think they lose thier jobs next November if Obama stays on the ballot.


9 posted on 08/22/2011 12:41:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: tcrlaf

Romney must be our candidate! /s


10 posted on 08/22/2011 12:43:42 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: tcrlaf
Obama is responsible for the "Flash Mobs"....it is called "spreading the wealth".....Van Jones a close confederate of Obama's, both have encouraged this lawlessness among the Black youth by making them believe they can have what they want without working for it...just taking whatever they want as their President has explained is their right.
11 posted on 08/22/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT by yoe
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To: tcrlaf

Nice of Gallop to state who they prefer their candidate to face, and shout it to those who believe in [push] polling.


12 posted on 08/22/2011 12:45:32 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: tcrlaf
Shocking.

These are disastrous numbers for a sitting President at this stage of the game.

I am very excited to see Bachmann doing as well as she is. Perry too for that matter.

Romney looks the best right now because he has the most name recognition, but that will soon change.

13 posted on 08/22/2011 12:46:17 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: tcrlaf

In August 1979, incumbent President Jimmy Carter was tied with former California Gov. Reagan — each getting 45% of the vote. Reagan ultimately defeated Carter by 10 points*****

This is the scenario that is most like 2012, assuming the pubbies nominate a conservative who can articulate conservative values. Carter just like 0zer0 was clueless, so things are not going to get any better between now and election day. And in all likelihood will get much worse.


14 posted on 08/22/2011 12:46:44 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: tcrlaf

How could it be this close!


15 posted on 08/22/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: tcrlaf
Great Gallup and the Dims can have Romney....as for me I will go with someone else......guess this means that the Dims will move into the Republican voting ranks during the primaries and vote for Romney like they did for McLaim.....
16 posted on 08/22/2011 12:47:18 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: tcrlaf

Romney defeating Obama doesn’t solve any of our fundamental problems.


17 posted on 08/22/2011 12:49:40 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: tcrlaf
Obama edges out Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann by two and four points, respectively

OUCH! That has got to hurt. Going to be some sleepless nights at the DNC.

18 posted on 08/22/2011 12:51:07 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

If a poll like this is so bad, can you IMAGINE the horrors the DNC is seeing in internal polling?


19 posted on 08/22/2011 12:53:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: tcrlaf

Mitt Romney couldn't even defeat McCain, so how in the world can we believe he could defeat Obama?!!!
Sheech, what kind of crap are these "PRESStitutes" selling?
20 posted on 08/22/2011 12:55:45 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: tcrlaf

Someone wants Romney to run. Are we going to let them pick our candidate again?


21 posted on 08/22/2011 12:56:55 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: bereanway

wasn’t Inauguration Day 1980 also Day 666 of the hostage crisis?


22 posted on 08/22/2011 12:59:13 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (The Democrat Party is a continuing criminal enterprise..)
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To: tcrlaf
#^A!!$%""!!!........any Republican that really "wants" to win..can defeat Obama.

PERIOD!!!!!

23 posted on 08/22/2011 12:59:29 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: tcrlaf

This is disinformation designed to bolster the nearly dead campaign of Mitt Romney.


24 posted on 08/22/2011 1:00:48 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: bereanway

I hope there aren’t too many more conservative candidates jumping into the race when they see how beatable Obama is. That’s what happened in the last governors race in Illinois. There were several conservatives running in the primary, they cancelled each other out and a moderate candidate won. Seems like the same scenario for Romney. The Dem Quinn narrowly beat the Republican in the election. One of Quinn’s first acts as governor was to raise the state income tax 67%. He has been a disaster....


25 posted on 08/22/2011 1:01:28 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: comebacknewt
The fact that it's "Shocking" to you makes me wonder.
26 posted on 08/22/2011 1:01:55 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: bereanway

Reagan was portrayed as extreme by the media for months before the election. However, in the debates, Reagan absolutely crushed Carter. Right before the election, there was a massive shift to Reagan, despite the media propaganda.


27 posted on 08/22/2011 1:05:51 PM PDT by Blackandproud
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To: tcrlaf

The poll doesn’t give a margin of error, so it’s likely that all of these match-ups are statistical ties. This doesn’t prove anything. It doesn’t mean that Romney is a better candidate than the others to match up against Obama.


28 posted on 08/22/2011 1:06:06 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." -Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rodguy911

Today’s good news


29 posted on 08/22/2011 1:08:23 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: tcrlaf
If a poll like this is so bad, can you IMAGINE the horrors the DNC is seeing in internal polling?

Oh wow I had forgot about that. Register Voter polls like this one always drift Left of reality by several points. The internal polls at the DNC must be a nightmare!

30 posted on 08/22/2011 1:11:20 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Osage Orange
LOL

Makes you wonder about what?

The fact that Obama can muster no more than a tie, against several candidates many people in America have never even heard of IS shocking. It shows just how unpopular he has become.

Even Jimmy Carter was polling 2 to 1 over Reagan at this point. The Obama people must be frightened by these results.

31 posted on 08/22/2011 1:14:38 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: tcrlaf

Oh please. We want a real candidate; not the usual fake ones who are always helping the libs.


32 posted on 08/22/2011 1:26:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: WashingtonSource

Nah if that were true they would have placed him well ahead of his challengers. Obama is imploding.


33 posted on 08/22/2011 1:28:18 PM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: tcrlaf

i will not vote for milt at any point- he worst than barry. i’ll go fishng if hes the nom.- you just cant polish a turd, you just cant


34 posted on 08/22/2011 1:31:10 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: comebacknewt
I found it shocking...that you found it SHOCKING.

A zombie should be able to beat Obama...with the right message.

Shocking...only to the polling people, and you..Maybe.

But not to me...and I'd guess millions of others.

35 posted on 08/22/2011 1:33:04 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Osage Orange
Fair enough.

I can tell you that I have studied political polling for years and have also conducted polls for some GOP Congressional candidates. In my experience, it is virtually unprecedented for a sitting incumbent to be tied at this point against named candidates that many people have never heard of. Typically, the only exceptions to this occur when there are widely publicized scandals involved.

I will be watching other polling outfits to see if their numbers replicate these results. Gallup sometimes gets wild swings in their polls because of the methodology they use.

Given the fresh interest shown by people like Christie and Pataki, it looks like they very well could be valid.

36 posted on 08/22/2011 1:49:29 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: comebacknewt
Polls are done...many times to create "news".

Polls are often very wrong.

37 posted on 08/22/2011 1:58:53 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: tcrlaf

Romney’s a RINO.


38 posted on 08/22/2011 1:59:53 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: tcrlaf

In an actual matchup with voters voting at polling places in November Romney must lose to the kenyan. What does he have to run on? “I can do it more efficiently?” Why would th voters settle for a half baked fake when they can have the real thing again?


39 posted on 08/22/2011 2:17:48 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: tcrlaf

Looks good.


40 posted on 08/22/2011 3:31:18 PM PDT by Grunthor (In order; Palin, Perry, None of the rest matter 'til the general)
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To: tcrlaf
It's important. More important is that he's neck-and-neck with among adults! That's terrible news for the incumbent.

I just wish the election was in a couple months, not another year.

41 posted on 08/22/2011 4:26:55 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Bill O'Reilly is a mook.)
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To: comebacknewt

“The Obama people must be frightened by these results.”

False Messiah’s always disapoint, in the end. And ake no mistake, most Obama voters were CONVINCED they were electing a Messiah.

They thought they were voting for JFK II. They got President Erkel, instead.


42 posted on 08/22/2011 4:32:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: tcrlaf
For the first time, Gallup shows a named Republican defeating Obama.

Well, it shows a liberal who calls himself a Repubican defeating Obama.

I'd be careful of these polls at this point.

The left (and their media arm) WANT us to nominate Romney.

43 posted on 08/22/2011 4:36:13 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: chicken head

“i’ll go fishng if hes the nom.”

Be better that you commit suicide then, if you are willing to doom the nation.

ANYBODY, up to and INCLUDING HILLLARY, would be better than Obama, if you want this country to survive.


44 posted on 08/22/2011 4:44:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: tcrlaf

Did I miss something? Gore winning the popular vote? I thought I heard that when all was said and done Bush won the popular vote.


45 posted on 08/22/2011 5:16:08 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: tcrlaf
Of all Republican candidates, Romney is the only certain looser. I will vote for almost anyone before I vote Romney!
46 posted on 08/22/2011 5:20:57 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Romney has best name recognition right now, while Perry the least. This poll is real good news for Perry.


47 posted on 08/22/2011 5:31:47 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: b4its2late
Lets quit being polite and go blunt. Romney is a progressive, just like Obama, Pelousy, Reid, Waters, Waxman, the dead Ted Kennedy and so many others we should not have to put up with!
48 posted on 08/22/2011 5:35:14 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: tcrlaf

Ultimately, it’s not so much the 47-45 such split, but whatever PA, OH, MI, NC, and FL decide. Everything else doesn’t much matter.


49 posted on 08/22/2011 5:56:57 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: W. W. SMITH

Oh, no, GWB won the electoral vote, 271-266-1, but he lost the popular vote, not mentioned in the Constitution, by I believe some 1.4 million votes.


50 posted on 08/22/2011 5:58:38 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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