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Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 48%, Obama 44%)
rasmussenreports.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | staff

Posted on 04/13/2012 10:05:22 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, Mitt Romney earns 48% of the vote, while President Obama attracts 44%. That's Romney's biggest advantage in over a month.

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


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1 posted on 04/13/2012 10:05:29 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Buh bye, Buckwheat.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This is good news, but I don’t expect either Romney or Obama to lead/trail by more than 4 or 5 points (with the exception of outliers) between now and November.

it is going to be tight


3 posted on 04/13/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I'm starting a national write-in campaign:

VOTE FOR THE HAM SANDWICH!

4 posted on 04/13/2012 10:12:50 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Buhweet should begin sinking fast. Every time he turns around another embarrassment by his folks or himself.

What Romney needs to ask the electorate...

What would it take for you to vote against Obama?

My guess it has already happened.

5 posted on 04/13/2012 10:14:51 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I don’t really care as they are both rabid Socialists, who will continue to destroy America, but I wonder if the “never worked a day in their lives” crowd is abandoning Hussein.


6 posted on 04/13/2012 10:14:51 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh, wonderful! A radical Leftist liberal has a lead over a radical Leftist liberal. I can sleep tonight.


7 posted on 04/13/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Sooner or later Obama is going to realize that reality sucks.


8 posted on 04/13/2012 10:16:03 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I'm honestly curious as to the rules of what can be said about this, and what will be the rules going forward. If people applaud Romney leading Obama in the polls, etc., is that going to run afoul of FR's policy regarding supporting Romney?
9 posted on 04/13/2012 10:16:25 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I'm honestly curious as to the rules of what can be said about this, and what will be the rules going forward. If people applaud Romney leading Obama in the polls, etc., is that going to run afoul of FR's policy regarding supporting Romney?
10 posted on 04/13/2012 10:16:38 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: BarnacleCenturion

All Romney has to do is go attack dog on Obama and he’ll win. If he pulls a McCain and doesn’t even try, it’ll be tight.

I’m expecting a massive loss if Romney does what he did to his conservative competitors in the primary.

I hope he’s also ready to be a one termer if he wins.


11 posted on 04/13/2012 10:16:38 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

Those who will not vote for Romney because they don’t like him or trust him are simply exercising their franchise just like anyone else.

Those who say Romney simply cannot defeat Hussein are badly misjudging the situation by my estimation.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 10:19:43 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Romney has two massive things going for him...

He’s not currently in the white house and he’s not Obama.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 10:19:53 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: struggle

“All Romney has to do is go attack dog on Obama and he’ll win. If he pulls a McCain and doesn’t even try, it’ll be tight.

I’m expecting a massive loss if Romney does what he did to his conservative competitors in the primary.”

Didn’t he attack them relentlessly?


14 posted on 04/13/2012 10:20:17 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obviously, Rassmussen did not poll Free Republic, or these numbers would have looked much better for Brak. :)


15 posted on 04/13/2012 10:21:04 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin; BarnacleCenturion; Jim Robinson
I'm honestly curious as to the rules of what can be said about this, and what will be the rules going forward. If people applaud Romney leading Obama in the polls, etc., is that going to run afoul of FR's policy regarding supporting Romney?

You know, I'd like a clarification about this too. The majority of active FR members don't give a crap how Romney's doing in the polls, etc. Yet there are two Romney poll articles in breaking news. Not only do most of us not give a crap, the continuation of active boosterism by some is beyond annoying.

16 posted on 04/13/2012 10:21:12 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: struggle
All Romney has to do is go attack dog on Obama and he’ll win. If he pulls a McCain and doesn’t even try, it’ll be tight.

The response over the last day or two to the attacks on Ann Romney show more fire in the belly than Team McQueeg showed over the whole cycle in 2008.

17 posted on 04/13/2012 10:21:43 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: BarnacleCenturion

With 0bama trailing Romney by 5 points or 55 points it’s not a problem for the usurper . With a crony Spainish company handling the vote counting in the Nov.2012 election I see no problem for a second term ,,,,,, that is if there is actually a Nov. 2012 election at all .


18 posted on 04/13/2012 10:22:51 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Magic Fingers

Romulus must cut Obama off at the knees to overcompensate for the whack left media bias. In any case, Obama is done.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 10:23:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lionheartusa1

In reality I think it’s a lot more than 5 points...more like 10 points


20 posted on 04/13/2012 10:24:47 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
"If people applaud Romney leading Obama in the polls, etc., is that going to run afoul of FR's policy regarding supporting Romney?"

I assume that related to the Republican primaries. When we get to the general election, an entirely different reality is present. See below the content of an e-mail I received this morning.

Political Futures "If Mitt wins the nomination, as seems very likely, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I'd just ask you to keep four things in mind: Justice Scalia just turned 78, Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year, Justice Breyer will be 76 in August, and Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago. We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at least one and maybe more new members of the Supreme Court -- in addition to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come. If you don't think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, I think you're smokin' something funky." --columnist Andrew McCarthy

21 posted on 04/13/2012 10:27:33 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative; All

About a month before Election Day, start looking at the Undecided number. About 2/3 (66%)of the Undecideds always go for the Challenger. If an incumbent still hasn’t won them over after 4 years, he’s a goner. So, if Romney is at 47 percent and Obozo is at 45 percent with the Undecideds at 8 percent, a month before the Election, look for Romney to win with 52 percent with 48 percent for the Marxist Muslim.


22 posted on 04/13/2012 10:27:43 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Obadiah
VOTE FOR THE HAM SANDWICH!

I hate to tell ya......but the ham sandwich dropped outta the race & into my stomach.

Thanks for your support

23 posted on 04/13/2012 10:28:51 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Buffalo Head

ditto


24 posted on 04/13/2012 10:28:52 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: All

To paraphrase the Sgt York movie:”I ain’t drinkin’ fer Mitt Romney, I’ma drinkin’ AGIN’ Barak Obama...”


25 posted on 04/13/2012 10:30:18 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: rogue yam
The response over the last day or two to the attacks on Ann Romney show more fire in the belly than Team McQueeg showed over the whole cycle in 2008.

The good Lord knows we have enough ammo to mock him thoroughly throughout the next few months. Rachel Madcow took 15 MINUTES last night on MSNBC to try to explain why Rosen's comments about Ann Romney weren't insulting to every full-time or part-time mom in the country. It was hilarious

I have a feeling that the left is literally going to implode so badly that the irrational name-calling will become so blatantly obvious that most Americans will begin to realize that it is the only platform the Democrats have to run on.

26 posted on 04/13/2012 10:30:48 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: lonevoice

“the continuation of active boosterism by some is beyond annoying.”

If Obambi moves ahead again in the polls you can brag about it all you want. I for one just want to see the Kenyan defeated.


27 posted on 04/13/2012 10:31:21 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Lionheartusa1

“With a crony Spainish company handling the vote counting in the Nov.2012 election I see no problem for a second term....”

If it is allowed.


28 posted on 04/13/2012 10:32:26 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Disappointment here at FR abounds!!


29 posted on 04/13/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: Maverick68

“I ain’t drinkin’ fer Mitt Romney, I’ma drinkin’ AGIN’ Barak Obama...””

That’s my attitude for the presidential race. I am voting Newt in my primary, by the way. But in November, I am voting AGAINST Obama. I have no problem with voting against people.


30 posted on 04/13/2012 10:32:46 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Buffalo Head

“If people applaud Romney leading Obama in the polls, etc., is that going to run afoul of FR’s policy regarding supporting Romney?”
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Where is that Policy set forth? Could you cite us a source on that? While most people on here, including yours truly, can’t stand Romney’s political philosophy, I believe this is still the United States of America and Freedom of Speech is still a right. I don’t think FR practices Censorship. Correct me if I’m wrong.


31 posted on 04/13/2012 10:32:52 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
I'm honestly curious as to the rules of what can be said about this, and what will be the rules going forward. If people applaud Romney leading Obama in the polls, etc., is that going to run afoul of FR's policy regarding supporting Romney?

My interpretation of the "rules" is that it is considered poor form on FR to be a "booster" of Romney, but it is perfectly acceptable to want Obama to lose and lose big.

To me, the situation is similar to four years ago. I really disliked McCain, in fact, I think I can say that I detest McCain even more than I do Romney. But Palin was the spoonful of sugar that made the medicine go down and I happily voted for the McCain/Palin ticket.

Not sure how happy I'll be with my choice this November but in my opinion, the stakes are much higher this go around. An Obama re-election will be the ruin of us all. So while I will not support Romney on FR, I will be rooting for Obama to lose.

32 posted on 04/13/2012 10:32:52 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 31 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Now that Romney’s assured of the Republican nomination, he’s become armed and dangerous to Democrats, since he’s now capable of wielding his deadly Etch-a-Sketch powers to win over independents — the ones who decide elections.

We KNOW another four years of Obama would destroy the country; however, we DON’T know that four years of Romney would. A major difference. Go, Mitt.


33 posted on 04/13/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Buffalo Head

Well, but McCarthy doesn’t set the policy for Free Republic. Jim Robinson does, and I understood his recent posts to mean that supporting Romney here even during the general election campaign won’t be tolerated. I’m honestly wondering because I don’t know.


34 posted on 04/13/2012 10:34:40 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Buffalo Head

“I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind: Justice Scalia just turned 78, Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year, Justice Breyer will be 76 in August, and Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago.”

That’s worth repeating over and over..


35 posted on 04/13/2012 10:34:40 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
And . . it will be a million years before the democrats can ever run a minority candidate for president again.

The Obama debacle, especially when he could have been a very good president, really ruined it for them.

All Zero had to do was be a moderate, pro growth, strong on supporting allies while giving the brush back pitches to adversaries and he would have been a shoe in for a second term - with pretty good approval ratings DESPITE the fact that he is an illegal immigrant who does not meet Article II Sect. I. That issue wouldn't have gotten any traction at all if the economy had been unleashed from his Marxist "strongman" proclivities.

But no, sadly, Obama thought he had a mandate to transform America - into a Marxist/Leninist utopia . . .

Hubris on an unprecedented scale mixed with an overwhelming sense of entitlement and delusions of grandeur.

I'm always reminded of what Obama's high school basketball coach told him early on in his term when the coach was invited to the White House for some typical Obama "rubbing his nose in it" - - -the coach said to Dunham's smirking little face - "you know, you were never as good on the court as you thought you were" . . . .

Indeed.

36 posted on 04/13/2012 10:36:07 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Buh bye, Buckwheat.


Trayvon Lynch Mob in Florida...not playing well
Four Dollar Gallon of Gas...not playing well
Whispered Promise to Vlad Putin...not playing well
Spectacular Failure of Iran Policy...not playing well
Killing Millions of Oil and Coal Jobs...not playing well
Attack on Stay at Home Moms...not playing well
Paying 20% While Pushing the Buffett Rule...not playing well
Moochelle on Constant Vacation...not playing well
Moochelle Telling Us All What To Eat...not playing well
Obamacare...Not Playing Well
Attacks on the Supreme Court...not playing well

As Casey Stengel said, “can’t anyone here play this game?”
Hillary is licking her chops.


37 posted on 04/13/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

That’s the impression I got, too.


38 posted on 04/13/2012 10:39:35 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: no dems
I suspect this isn't the only reply you're going to get....

The First Amendment and freedom of speech applies to actions taken by the government only. There is nothing saying that a private entity, which obviously includes Free Republic, can't limit discussion on a forum it provides. To put it differently, Fox News doesn't have to let Bernie Sanders rant on about the evils of capitalism if it doesn't want to.

The owner/host/HMFIC of FR is Jim Robinson, who has every right to set any rules he chooses, or to "censor" opinions he believes do not support conservatism. And many a post has been "zotted" by the moderators if they believe it is pushing a left-wing agenda. Jim's had a couple of threads in recent days that make it clear that FR doesn't support Romney. I'm just trying to figure out what that means, exactly, in terms of which discussions will be permitted.

Anyway, I assume that will be cleared up over time by us seeing which posts are being zotten, and which aren't.

39 posted on 04/13/2012 10:41:04 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: BarnacleCenturion

IMO, Rasmussen has been the most accurate poll and PPP has been the most worthless.


40 posted on 04/13/2012 10:41:16 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: BarnacleCenturion
If Obambi moves ahead again in the polls you can brag about it all you want. I for one just want to see the Kenyan defeated.

While I don't know the official FR policy on posting Romney polls and crap in breaking news (which is why I pinged JR to ask), I am VERY sure that I've seen the big guy use the ZOT on posts that insinuate that anyone not supporting Romney is a Zer0bot. Yep, I'm sure I've seen it. You might want to use a little more care in what you accuse others of who happen to disagree with you.

41 posted on 04/13/2012 10:41:58 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: lonevoice

These f’ing polls are all crap!


42 posted on 04/13/2012 10:44:36 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Let’s roll to november and oust this communist lying thief and his grifter wife!!!!

ABO


43 posted on 04/13/2012 10:45:56 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
It is truly amazing that a lot of FReepers still don't get this basic concept of private property RIGHTS
44 posted on 04/13/2012 10:46:54 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And after all that the media continues to carry his water...


45 posted on 04/13/2012 10:50:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GlockThe Vote

Get the commie out of our White House!


46 posted on 04/13/2012 10:51:27 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: fwdude

Let me fix that:
An obnoxious waffler leftward leaning RINO has a lead over a an angry radical America hating marxist hell bent on destroying capitalism and redistributing the wealth.


47 posted on 04/13/2012 10:55:10 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

If the last few months don’t show people just how dangerous obama will be in a second term when not facing election again - I dont know what will.

I would vote for Charles Manson or Jack the Ripper over Ghettobama at this point.


48 posted on 04/13/2012 10:55:53 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: lonevoice

“anyone not supporting Romney is a Zer0bot”

This is not about Romney, it’s about Obama. I want to see Obama defeated and I don’t care who beats him. The choices at this moment are Romney, Obama or Roseane Barr. Take your pick.


49 posted on 04/13/2012 10:56:23 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Lionheartusa1
With a crony Spainish company handling the vote counting in the Nov.2012 election I see no problem for a second term

Actually, that company is only counting the votes cast by Americans in Europe - not any votes counted here in the US.

50 posted on 04/13/2012 10:56:23 AM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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