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Obama 46, Mitt 38 in Illinois
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2011 | Don Surber

Posted on 10/21/2011 5:08:21 AM PDT by Mustang Driver

Barack Obama enjoys an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney (12 over Herman Cain) — in Illinois, his home state, a state he took by 25 points in 2008.

A poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale found Obama is under 50 against all contenders except Rick Perry.

Against Mitt Romney, it is President Obama 46.1%, Mitt Romney 38.5%.

Against Herman Cain, it is Barack Obama 46.3%, Herman Cain 34%.

Simon Institute Director David Yepsen said in a press release: “You could look at this as being uncomfortably close for the president in his home state. On the other hand you could say Obama is holding up fairly well in Illinois, given the difficult year he has had politically and the continued poor performance of the economy.”

Of course, a difficult year is a poor excuse if — big if — next year is worse.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: il2012; illinois; obama; poll; romney

1 posted on 10/21/2011 5:08:34 AM PDT by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver

8% with the cheating. Wonder what it would be in a clean poll?


2 posted on 10/21/2011 5:12:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (I am a Cainiac)
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To: Mustang Driver

Even McGovern won South Dakota and Mondale won Minnesota. There is something about that home state mentality.


3 posted on 10/21/2011 5:18:57 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Mustang Driver

Who are the other 15.4% for?


4 posted on 10/21/2011 5:19:23 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Mustang Driver

Well that’s quite interesting, I wonder what the polls are showing for 0bama in his REAL home state of Kenya? Or perhaps in Indonesia where he spent some of his formative years, or how about Hawaii where none of the doctors or hospitals rushed to claim him as ‘one of theirs’ back in ‘08?


5 posted on 10/21/2011 5:19:42 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: kempster

Except for Tennessee. Otherwise, we would have had President Gore.


6 posted on 10/21/2011 5:20:47 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: kempster
Even McGovern won South Dakota and Mondale won Minnesota. There is something about that home state mentality.

That makes it even richer that Al Gore lost Tennessee.

7 posted on 10/21/2011 5:27:48 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: mkjessup

My liberal sister in an upper middle class neighborhood in Livonia Michigan wants to move because all her neighbors have gone insane and are becoming republicans. LOL


8 posted on 10/21/2011 5:29:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: All

Just goes to show that there are some seriously dumb, dumb asses living in Illinois.


9 posted on 10/21/2011 5:30:55 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: cripplecreek
My liberal sister in an upper middle class neighborhood in Livonia Michigan wants to move because all her neighbors have gone insane and are becoming republicans. LOL

Tell her to consider Detroit. They still love 0bama there. LOL
10 posted on 10/21/2011 5:37:06 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: mkjessup
Tell her to consider Detroit. They still love 0bama there. LOL

LOL That's exactly what I told her but She'll need 3 layers of 15 foot chain link topped by concertina wire.
11 posted on 10/21/2011 5:42:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: harpu
There is definitely a complacency in Illinois toward political corruption. It appears to be accepted as a way of life that I'd rather have my corrupt politician in office than for you to have your corrupt politician in office. Businesses continue to leave the state as the morons in Springfield raise taxes and feign bewilderment that anyone would want to leave. The smart ones leave because the dumb ones are too dumb to leave. Dumbness becomes concentrated. Under these circumstances, it makes sense for the people of Illinois to vote for the welfare king that will take from others to give to Illinois.

I gotta get outta this place, if its the last thing I ever do ...

12 posted on 10/21/2011 5:48:04 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: cripplecreek

If Liberals are in a parade they never wonder if it might not be that THEY are the one person out of step as opposed to everybody else suddenly being offbeat. If they have five spouses, they never wonder if possibly THEY might be difficult to live with. To be a Liberal is to never, ever, ever think you might be wrong, despite having been visibly and obviously wrong many times in the past. I too have such a sister.


13 posted on 10/21/2011 5:54:54 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you build it, they will come and take it away from you..)
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To: Mustang Driver

Puts an early smile on my face.


14 posted on 10/21/2011 5:58:23 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: trubolotta

You’re right. In that way its very much like all these middle east nations with dictators for life.


15 posted on 10/21/2011 6:00:28 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Who knows.The hard-core Dems would vote for Satan over any Republican.


16 posted on 10/21/2011 6:01:00 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: edpc

“Except for Tennessee. Otherwise, we would have had President Gore.”

Yep. We here in TN did a great job of flushing out the sewage in 2000.


17 posted on 10/21/2011 6:04:07 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Many people thank you for that.


18 posted on 10/21/2011 6:07:44 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: Mustang Driver

Without knowledge of the polling sample, ie registered voters, likely voters, or just plain adults, what was the questions asked and how, it means very little.


19 posted on 10/21/2011 6:08:46 AM PDT by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: Mustang Driver
Against Herman Cain, it is Barack Obama 46.3%, Herman Cain 34%.

Just a couple of weeks ago The Hermenator was down to both Perry and Romney. Now he is destroying Perry and even ahead of Romney in some polls. Give him a couple more weeks and he will be ahead of Obama, even in IL.
20 posted on 10/21/2011 6:19:26 AM PDT by rideharddiefast
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

38% is about what McCain got in 2008. Obama got about 62% in 2008. The other 15% are taken out of Obama’s hide, but they’re not ready to go GOP yet. I guess IL unemployment has to greatly exceed the current 10% for those 15% to get religion.


21 posted on 10/21/2011 6:23:38 AM PDT by randita (I'm not a percentage. I'm a free person.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Romney is Obama’s DREAM candidate.


22 posted on 10/21/2011 6:28:19 AM 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: trubolotta
I gotta get outta this place, if its the last thing I ever do ...

Me too! If my Grandchildren weren't here, I'd be gone already. I'm afraid Illinois is a lost cause for conservatives.

23 posted on 10/21/2011 6:29:54 AM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Mustang Driver

Why is this a shock?


24 posted on 10/21/2011 6:30:13 AM PDT by The_Freemason
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To: kempster

Tell that to Algore.


25 posted on 10/21/2011 6:31:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: trubolotta

I live in IL and have never been ask, Obama, Mitt??? Don’t matter, we have young people whose parents have told them if they ever vote for a Republican they will be disowned. Just the way it is here in LALA land!!

If they have a “D” behind their name, they don’t get my vote, EVER!!


26 posted on 10/21/2011 7:04:38 AM PDT by GrannyK
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To: kempster
Even McGovern won South Dakota...

He lost it by 10%.

27 posted on 10/21/2011 7:13:11 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

This poll has no credability. Paul Simon was Democratic Senator from Illinois and the benefactor of the polls sponsoring institution. That’s why a paper in WV picked up their results not Chicago or other IL downstate papers


28 posted on 10/21/2011 7:22:44 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (To punish a province let it be ruled by a professor Fredrick The Great paraphrased)
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To: Mustang Driver

Looks like Mitt’s greatest strength is losing unwinnable liberal states by respectably small margins.


29 posted on 10/21/2011 9:23:09 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

I stand corrected. I was doing it from memory. It was actually his running mate Sargent Shriver who carried his state of Mass, not McGovern. Thanks for reminding me.


30 posted on 10/21/2011 10:19:13 AM PDT by kempster
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31 posted on 10/21/2011 10:37:59 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: kempster

Shriver’s home state was Maryland, not Massachusetts.


32 posted on 10/21/2011 11:50:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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