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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
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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

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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“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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