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Improving economy boosts Obama in battleground states
The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 28, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 03/28/2012 11:53:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Obama's standing in a trio of battleground states is improving, while GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney is struggling on the key test of favorability, two new polls show.

Quinnipiac University polled hypothetical general election matchups in the key general election states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In Florida, Obama leads Romney 49-42%; in Ohio, the lead is 47-41%. Pennsylvania is a closer battle, with Obama's 45-42% lead roughly equaling the margin of error.

Those three states account for 67 electoral votes toward the 270 a candidate needs to garner to win the election. Since 1960, no candidate has won the White House without winning two of those three key states.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; election2012; obamanomics; recovery

1 posted on 03/28/2012 11:53:37 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Delusional as usual. What recovery?


2 posted on 03/28/2012 11:55:32 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Improving? Where???


3 posted on 03/28/2012 11:56:17 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1163 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Improving economy?"

That's rich!

4 posted on 03/28/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hotair.com had an interesting article about these polls, and the internals on them.

Obama is in trouble, even with these polls.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 11:59:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
<cough>BULLSH!T!</cough>
6 posted on 03/28/2012 12:00:35 PM PDT by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

i didn’t go into the weeds to see exactly who was polled.
But I do know thee is NO recovery

and now that obama has made sure energy costs will “ necessarily skyrocktet” with his latest EPA rulings on coal Penn and especially Ohio. which gets over 80% of it’s energy from coal will NOT vote for 0dumbo


7 posted on 03/28/2012 12:00:50 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: madison10
Delusional as usual. What recovery?

Doesn't matter. It's all about the appearance of recovery, and that's the narrative the "media" has been building all along.

8 posted on 03/28/2012 12:02:19 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Murder city’s newspaper, the world capital of corruption.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So...gas is $3.81 a gallon here ($1.85/gallon on the day of his crowning), milk is $5.50 to $6.29, bacon is 5.98 to $7.98, hamburger (worst 73/27) is $3.50/lb), and so on. All of the car dealerships here in town have at most 1/2 lot full (Chebby and Chrysler 1/4 to 1/3 full). Lots of empty store fronts still, my house is worth less than I paid for it, taxes haven’t gone down, ALL of my monthly services have gone up (gas, elect., water, phones, mobiles, entertainment, lawn service, security service, etc.) have increased...

Just how in the name of Cowboy Hell is the ‘economy’ recovering? Huh? When you piss on my leg, don’t say it is raining.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 12:05:05 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What “Improving Economy”???

More lies from the press to cover for Bammy.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 12:05:54 PM 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: Oldeconomybuyer

Open the files and trot out a “Yea, Obama, Happy Happy Joy Joy!” story on a day when he just took it up the shorts at the Supreme Court...


12 posted on 03/28/2012 12:08:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
“Yea, Obama, Happy Happy Joy Joy!” story on a day when he just took it up the shorts...

Uh, I don't think Hussein has a problem with "takin' it up the shorts".......it's not being able to implement his treachery is the problem.

13 posted on 03/28/2012 12:10:44 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder if they have imaginary friends, too..


14 posted on 03/28/2012 12:15:17 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

****ing liars... NOW PROVE ME WORNG YOU COMMIE BASTARDS!

LLS


15 posted on 03/28/2012 12:16:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: ct_libertarian

My thoughts exactly.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 12:18:33 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I don't buy it for a minute.
The economy is NOT improving -— and even if it was, the price of gas, and the fear of Obamacare taxes and more regulations would KILL any recovery, at least by mid-summer.
17 posted on 03/28/2012 12:24:44 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Chicago Tribune; really? please, give us a break


18 posted on 03/28/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The economy is deteriorating at a slower rate- for now.
If the media can portray that as ‘improving’ (in a way it is) then he’s in the clear.

If, meanwhile, nothing happens to re-accelerate that slow deterioration...


19 posted on 03/28/2012 12:31:38 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
To quote Senator Obama in 2008; “What economy is he living in?”.

Terrible grammar.

20 posted on 03/28/2012 12:51:11 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Economy improving stories remind me of the Bugs Bunny cartoons where a plane is heading for the ground to crash and is saved at the last minute by running out of gas.

Economy improving no one left to layoff

Economy improving everyone is on welfare

Economy improving food stamp office hires greeter

Economy improving in Sanford Florida (gun sales through the roof)


21 posted on 03/28/2012 12:51:22 PM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: null and void
Improving? Where???

The OPEC countries are doing well thanks to Obama.

22 posted on 03/28/2012 12:56:26 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What improving economy??? Is Michael MEMORYLASPE, comparing our ‘improving’ economy to GREECE?? This Zombie writer is another LIBERAL trying to get the Moron in Chief re-elected.


23 posted on 03/28/2012 1:01:03 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

According to the White House Insider Obama’s internal polling indicates he’s down 10 points from these external polls.


24 posted on 03/28/2012 1:01:38 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Other polls that are more credible have said that an improving economy will not help Obama because voters believe it is improving depsite Obama, not because of Obama — so they believe Obama in the White House will continue to hold them back. Quinnipiac, of course, is always tilted to the left.


25 posted on 03/28/2012 1:04:36 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Gaffer
I just put $40 in my car and got less then a half tank a gas. Then I went to the grocery store and spent $85 on almost nothing. I don't know how this economy is going to recover when people are paying so much more for necessities like food and gas.
26 posted on 03/28/2012 1:09:06 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ben is keeping the printing presses running overtime at the Fed Reserve.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 1:48:41 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Gaffer

Whew! Where do you live anyway? California?

Here our commodities aren’t too bad (Milk $2.50-$3.50, Ground Beef $2.89, gas $ 4.09), but the utilities have gone up quite a bit.

What entertainment? Lawn service? ROFL We ARE the lawn service.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 3:19:13 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

North Georgia. Those prices were from my last trip to Walmart, although the higher milk price is Mayfield whole milk.

I also cut my own grass but I do use TRUGREEN for weed control. NONE of the other homes around me in this subdivision do anything about weeds except one. Their spores/seeds are like the illegal Mexicans - too many for me to control ergo TRUGREEN.

As for the entertainment, I have Netflix , OTA and DIRECTV and will dump them when my upgrade runs out.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 4:34:36 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
what recovery?....we are paying about $2 MORE per gallon of gas, you can't find beef, even cheap roasts for much less than $3/# in most places,health insurance way up,cost of travel way up....and we are still down something like 10,000,000 jobs aren't we?.....

liars and obama apologists.

30 posted on 03/28/2012 6:26:24 PM PDT by cherry
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