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Shock Poll : Romney 45% Obama 39% [Drudge Headline]
Rasmussen Reports ^ | DECEMBER 27, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 12/29/2011 7:16:12 AM PST by RobinMasters

Mitt Romney has now jumped to his biggest lead ever over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup. It’s also the biggest lead a named Republican candidate has held over the incumbent in Rasmussen Reports surveying to date.

The latest national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the former Massachusetts governor, while 39% prefer the president. Ten percent (10%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

A week ago, Romney trailed Obama 44% to 41%. The week before that, he held a slight 43% to 42% edge over the president. The two candidates have been essentially tied in regular surveys since January, but Romney remains the only GOP hopeful to lead Obama in more than one survey. Despite Romney’s current six-point lead, his latest level of support is in line with the 38% to 45% he has earned in matchups with the president this year. However, Obama’s 39% is a new low: Prior to this survey, his support has ranged from 40% to 46% in matchups with Romney.

A generic Republican candidate holds a narrow lead over the president again this week as has been the case all but three times in weekly tracking since late May. Obama leads all the other named GOP candidates by as little as seven and as much as 15 percentage points. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain have all surged ahead of the president at one point but did not maintain those leads.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: badgovromney; collapsingromney; deceitfulromney; fakepollromney; romney2012; romneyfakepolls; romneypropaganda; rovefakepolls
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1 posted on 12/29/2011 7:16:17 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Obama 25%, anyone else 75%


2 posted on 12/29/2011 7:18:02 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: RobinMasters

nope nope not buying...........

Put out by Obama’s people


3 posted on 12/29/2011 7:18:15 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RobinMasters

What’s shocking is that the poll is anything but 89% anyone vs 11% ozero


4 posted on 12/29/2011 7:18:23 AM PST by Principled
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To: RobinMasters

Racists!


5 posted on 12/29/2011 7:18:36 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: RobinMasters

Other than the mainstream media, who is shocked?

My one-year-old Labrador, Lewis would do just as well against Obama.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 7:19:12 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: RobinMasters

boy oh boy they pulling out all the strings to get Romney the nomination.. Newt will beat Obama too


7 posted on 12/29/2011 7:19:33 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: RobinMasters

LOL I tried to click on the red link.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 7:19:57 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: RobinMasters

Custom fabricated poll trying to give Romney momentum going into Iowa. Pure 100% government establishment approved b/s. Don’t fall for it. Vote your conscience. Vote for Life & Liberty!!


10 posted on 12/29/2011 7:20:20 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: RobinMasters

Man...they are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at us...


11 posted on 12/29/2011 7:20:57 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RobinMasters

Main stream media at work. And besides. add HRC to the Obama ticket against Romney and well ......


12 posted on 12/29/2011 7:23:42 AM PST by Jukeman (No Romney, No Bush, No Trump. No, No, No. Never. Final Word!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Is it just me, or is Drudge really doing everything he can to promote Mitt, Paul and Santorum while doing everything he can to sink Newt - which his dramatic headers and snarky comments and use of pictures?


13 posted on 12/29/2011 7:23:49 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: RobinMasters

Look - Romney makes me ill - but if its him or obama - damn it - i am not going to pout in the corner and stamp my feet - we need to get rid of obama!


14 posted on 12/29/2011 7:25:14 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: yldstrk

Its a Rasmussen poll. Obama’s people had nothing to do with it.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 7:30:01 AM PST by kabar
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To: RobinMasters

Obama-lite vs Obama.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 7:31:57 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: RobinMasters

Not surprising to me. Probably more than any other candidate, Romney makes this race a referendum on Obama’s presidency.

We nominate Newt, Santorum, or another clearly conservative candidate, this election becomes about ideology, something we are significantly less likely to win on.

For myself, I still plan on voting for Newt, but I won’t fool myself that there isn’t a trade off here.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 7:31:57 AM PST by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My take on Drudge is that he is a Ron Paul supporter.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 7:33:04 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: GlockThe Vote

True, but we don’t have to nominate a half assed candidate. The fact this guys five sons saw zero need to serve in uniform during wartime speaks volumes about their upbringing. Mitt Romney is no leader, and it will be a shame if we have to hold our nose and vote for him.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 7:33:11 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: RobinMasters

Not surprising. All this nonsense about how well Obama is doing was made up BS by his protectors in the press.


20 posted on 12/29/2011 7:33:16 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: All
National polls have to be converted to the electoral college : Romney 389 Obama 149

21 posted on 12/29/2011 7:33:39 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: RobinMasters
Mitt Romney is the candidate that the Obama people want to face.

For those who think Mitt Romney will be our next president, forget about it because "President Romney" is just not going to happen. Either Romney will lose the nomination or he'll lose to Obama in November. Choose your poison accordingly.

Mitt Romney just does not have a very good track record in elections and Obama, with his billion dollars, will blow him out in a general . For you must all realize that even if Mitt was a conservative we could back, he is a pushover, a milquetoast, who has only won ONE election in his political career. And even that victory was a unimpressive 5-point win in the Massachusetts 2002 gubernatorial election against one of the biggest lightweights the Democrats ever ran in a statewide election (Shannon O'Brien). How much of a lightweight was Shannon O'Brien? Well, despite being a lifelong Massachusetts resident, I had to Google Mitt Romney's Wikipedia article yesterday to get her name because I had forgotten all about her.

So Mitt Romney's only political victory ever was against a no-name political hack that nobody outside of Beacon Hill would even recognize in a line-up.

Once Romney got in the governor's chair, he was so apparently disinterested in the job that not only did he not run for re-election, but he didn't even bother grooming a replacement for him so that when the 2006 elections occurred, the people of Massachusetts were saddled with Obama-clone Deval Patrick, who is shaping up to be the most incompetent governor in our history - and this includes even Mike Dukakis.

Romney apparently only used the governorship to impose mandatory health care on us, an initiative that he hoped he could use as a springboard for his 2008 presidential run, before it all went up in flames.

If you still aren't convinced that Mitt Romney does not have what it takes to win a national election, consider that in 1994, which, remember, was a big Republican year, Romney was trounced by Ted Kennedy in a senate bid. Now Ted Kennedy was very beatable that year but Romney ran a listless, lackluster campaign and got buried accordingly. And some Republicans still think they want this guy to be their standard-bearer against Obama in 2012?

Trust me, if Romney gets this nomination, the only thing Romney will need to work on next summer is his concession speech - which is something, I might add, that he has more than a little experience with.

If Romney gets this nomination, he will go down in history with John McCain and Bob Dole as just another gracious loser - a nice guy running an uninspiring campaign while the liberal Democrats kick his butt from Maine to California. A Mitt Romney nomination will be a disaster for the Republicans, which is why the mainstream media is giving him the kid glove treatment while all the other candidates get anal exams. The Democrats love Mitt Romney almost as much as they loved John McCain.

22 posted on 12/29/2011 7:34:21 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 39 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: kabar

If you say so


23 posted on 12/29/2011 7:34:43 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RobinMasters

The thing is that these polls assume a united Republican party. We’re not.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 7:34:43 AM PST by floridarunner01
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To: RobinMasters

"DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT!"

25 posted on 12/29/2011 7:35:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MSF BU

Mormons don’t serve in the military. Refuse to serve in the military. Let someone else do it.


26 posted on 12/29/2011 7:36:06 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ElkGroveDan

LOL! So would my black capped conure, Buddy!


27 posted on 12/29/2011 7:37:02 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland
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To: yldstrk

Polls are used to change perceptions of the masses. Agitprop. They can make-up any number. I can’t stand Romney—he is the same as zero. If the poll was truthful—it would be a tie.


28 posted on 12/29/2011 7:37:07 AM PST by savagesusie
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To: RobinMasters

We are supposed to believe that there has been a 9 or 10 point swing from Obama to Romney in just the last week?

Utter nonsense!


29 posted on 12/29/2011 7:37:20 AM PST by iowamark
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To: Jim Robinson

Agree. This is part of the setup to make Romney the nominee. By the time the primaries get to OH, it will be meaningless, but I’m leaning toward Santorum or a Palin write-in now.


30 posted on 12/29/2011 7:37:48 AM PST by LS
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To: RobinMasters

Why don’t you guys believe this. The moderate Republicans and Dems I speak with are for Romney. I am afraid he is the only one who can beat Obama. I used to not think so, but the press has succeeded in poisoning the field, and the candidates have had done a good job of screwing up as wel..
Yell and scream a and call me names all you want but it will not change the facts.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 7:38:10 AM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: yldstrk

Sorry, but that’s not true. My son is in ROTC and there are Mormons in his detachment.


32 posted on 12/29/2011 7:38:57 AM PST by Texican72
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To: RobinMasters

If the election were today... the voters would be very surprised!!!


33 posted on 12/29/2011 7:39:36 AM PST by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: SamAdams76

You are wrong.


34 posted on 12/29/2011 7:39:49 AM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: faucetman
If we are stuck with Romney-the-RINO as the Republican Candidate, we're not going to see ANY Conservative changes, just not-quite as severe at GROWING GOVERNMENT like The Messiah/Pelosi/Reid.....BUT, NONE of the bloated, over-spent, bankrupting Socialist Programs that have been put in place (along with assorted Czars, Union-dominated Regulatory Bodies, etc.) will be un-done by a Romney-The-RINO Administration.

We're screwed either way....

35 posted on 12/29/2011 7:40:47 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: RobinMasters

Nice try. I vote Romney when hell freezes over.


36 posted on 12/29/2011 7:40:48 AM PST by Grunthor (Do you worship the State or do you worship the Lord? There is no middle ground.)
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To: RobinMasters
This guy polls 63% to 37% over Obama


37 posted on 12/29/2011 7:41:28 AM PST by McBuff
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To: RobinMasters

It’s all part of the DNC’s plan. Once they unload Kennedy’s 1994 ad campaign on him, Romney’s toast. As Weekly Standard pointed out, Romney always starts out strong in his campaigns and then gradually fades away as more and more people get turned off and underwhelmed. He’s got the “look” of a good politician, but he’s even more of an empty suit than Obama with no record, no substance, no core values, no accomplishments, no achievements. Newt is just the opposite, doesn’t look like much, but he wins people over with great ideas, a winning attitude and real substance over the course of a campaign.

During Mitt Romney’s failed one-term governorship, Massachusetts ranked 47th in the nation in job creation, not much of a selling point for a guy whose sole claim to fame is that he supposedly can fix our economy. Romney lost the Senate race to Ted Kennedy in 1994 by 17 points on the same day that Newt and many other Republicans swept into office and took control of the House from the Democrats for the first time in 40 years. The Democrat machine absolutely savaged Romney in that Senate race with ads detailing his checkered record at Bain Capital, which consisted of layoffs, a huge government bailout and his profiting off of companies as he sent them into bankruptcy. Romney had to back off of the claim that he was a job creator at all, which left him with no record to run on. He comes across to people as a cold, calculating salesman that you can’t get to know and certainly can’t trust. He is quite possibly the least electable candidate in the whole Republican primary field.


38 posted on 12/29/2011 7:42:12 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: Hildy

Wow the posting at FR is getting delusional.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 7:43:37 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: yldstrk

“Mormons don’t serve in the military. Refuse to serve in the military.”


Wow. What exactly have you been smoking today?

My father was a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne DIvision. My brother was in the Navy. Many many of my extended family served. I’ve had uncles die serving this country.

Take your incoherent ignorant bigotry elsewhere.


40 posted on 12/29/2011 7:44:07 AM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Hildy
Wrong about what? That Romney has only ever won one election? That Romney implemented mandatory health care? That Romney got crushed by Ted Kennedy? That Romney's governorship led to the election of the most incompetent and corrupt governor in state history (Patrick Deval)? That Romney is an uninspiring candidate that will result in an Obama landslide?

That all said, I think personally Mitt Romney is a pretty decent guy. I just wish he'd stick with the private sector.

41 posted on 12/29/2011 7:44:07 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 39 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: RobinMasters

LOL.

Talk about an orchestrated poll.

Faux News talking about it now.


42 posted on 12/29/2011 7:45:03 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: iowamark

The MSM is again, trying to pick our candidate.


43 posted on 12/29/2011 7:45:07 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland
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Prominent Mormons in the military.

http://famousmormons.net/military.html

44 posted on 12/29/2011 7:45:07 AM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: JediJones

Agreed. The term “all hat and no cattle” certainly applies to Romney.

When he gets the nomination, that sound you will hear, are the people at DNC Headquarters, High-Fiving each other.


45 posted on 12/29/2011 7:45:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BigEdLB

The funny thing about your map is that DE never gets it!


46 posted on 12/29/2011 7:46:23 AM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: RobinMasters

47 posted on 12/29/2011 7:47:02 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: The Pack Knight

Agreed that there is a trade off here. There are a lot of soccer moms that pulled that lever for Obama in 2008 that won’t pull that lever for Newt. They might for Romney.


48 posted on 12/29/2011 7:47:13 AM PST by SteveAustin
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To: Hildy
The moderate Republicans and Dems I speak with are for Romney.

Republican candidates don't win by focusing on the moderate Republicans and Dems. If they did, McCain was a shoe-in. Republicans win when the Republican base turns out. Every moderate Republican and Dem I know LOVED John McCain. They all voted for Obama.

49 posted on 12/29/2011 7:48:05 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Ripliancum

Thank you for posting that link.


50 posted on 12/29/2011 7:48:13 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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