Skip to comments.Obama, Romney tied at 46%
Posted on 05/02/2012 10:51:42 AM PDT by pabianice
With six months to go.
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Mitt is genuinely worrisome. He is talking a pretty fair conservative line right now, but the flip-flopping “God” of the LDS does not exactly encourage its churchmen (Mitt’s a bishop) to avoid flip flopping themselves. If elected, will he hear a “divine voice” next year telling him to back off of all that conservatism?
However, Barack Obama seems hell bent on being a tyrant. There is slop in the system and Barack Obama seems to be intent on using every inch of that slop to consolidate power to himself and use it leftily.
I take this as good news, because a President is always better known than his challenger.
The rule of thumb is that undecideds always break against the incumbent. The incumbent needs to have at least 50% support going in to the final month or he is in trouble.
For comparison, Jimmy Carter’s average approval rating was 45.5%.
Bad juju for Obama. The main hope Obama would have is that a third party would be so popular it renders Romney unable to prevail.
I like Virgil Goode and the Consitution Party platform. However, Chuck Baldwin polled .19% nationally in 2008; why would we expect Goode to do any better? Even if he does "better", he would have to increase his vote percentage by 500% to even reach 1% in the final tally.
The people most familiar with how Mitt Romney governs (Massachusetts) would be the least likely to complain about it.
No matter how you slice it, or wish differently, one of those two is going to win.
Romney was not my first choice, but he’s not a socialist. He might turn out to be a ‘crony capitalist’, but he’s not a socialist.
Too bad Rick Perry was not ready for prime time.
The presidential race is a race for states and the demographics in the tossup states do not favor Obama by race and ethnic breakdown as much as they do in the solid blue states. In other words, he will shoot off a lot of his demographic ammunition in states he has already won, leaving an adjustment in these numbers even more in favor of Romney.
Obama's internals must be frightening indeed and that is why he is over the top on this anniversary of the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
Most don't have a clue. They're interested in who's promising them the shiniest bling.
I'm being sarcastic. I don't expect Goode to peel too many votes away from Romney.
However, he could peel just enough votes from Romney to throw Virginia to Obama.
We'll see how undecideds go when a wad of "Obama munny" is dangled in front of them.
I do like Rick Perry Perry but never thought he would make it as far as he did..He is my governor and hope to keep him until he is ready for President..
My choice was Newt Gingrich!
I know it’s cliche’ but can you imagine the headlines, nightly cable memes etc. if the parties were reversed?
Romney would be a ‘fatally flawed/wounded incumbent’ below 50% in the polls etc.
A toss-up contest is Team Obama’s worst nightmare because it gives them no clue where to concentrate their efforts. As a result, they must spend much more in time, money and pandering trying to shore up support on multiple fronts.
Correct and the public hasn't really been introduced to Romney yet.
He may actually look good to especially indies and his wife will be an asset IMO. She's fairly well-spoken and seems to like being interviewed.
In addition, even though I don't like Romney, I think he will appear well in debates vs. Hussein.
This may be a race between 100% awful vs 99% awful. Expect a lot of undecideds until election day.
If Bork Obunga gets re-elected, it’s over, there will not be any pieces lying around four years later for anybody to pick up or try to put back together. Charles Krauthammer meanwhile has stated that there wouldn’t be a dime’s worth of difference in how Romney or Gingrich would govern and I don’t see any sort of a rational comparision between Romney and Obunga, the nation could easily survive four or even eight years of Romney. At this point, I am not looking for ideological purity and would be happy to get the US govt. back under some semblence of adult supervision.
Right. I think Romney is probably acceptable to the broader electorate. That’s what’s wrong with America. That men like Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are considered presidential timber is truly disheartening.
Although, in Romney’s defense, at least he passes the competence test. Dislike him though I do, I won’t deny that he was a successful business man and had some genuine accomplishments in his life, unlike Hussein.
Don’t worry people. Virgil Goode will take care of that ugly “tie” thing.
LOL!!! I really did LOL at that. Good one drew.
If America reelects B. Hussein Obama, we deserve what we get and may God have mercy upon us.