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Obama Trails Romney in Florida Poll [Ignored by Florida Media]
National Journal ^ | 5/23/12 | Steven Shepard

Posted on 05/23/2012 4:45:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Mitt Romney now leads President Obama in the race for Florida's 29 electoral votes, a significant reversal from earlier this spring, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released early on Wednesday.

Romney leads Obama overall, 47 percent to 41 percent, the poll shows. Two percent of voters prefer another candidate, 7 percent are undecided, and 3 percent said they would not vote. Three weeks ago, in another Quinnipiac poll, the two candidates were statistically tied, with Romney at 44 percent and Obama at 43 percent.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; 2012polls; 57states; braking; election2012; elections; fl; florida; kenyanbornmuzzie; mediawingofthednc; mittromney; mymuslimfaith; nobama2012; partisanmediashills; romney
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Working out at the local Y, we have access to all the local tv stations in Miami at the same time.

Haven't seen a SINGLE REPORT on Obama's crashing poll numbers in Florida on the local ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC stations.

This is significant because Obama was 7 points up a month or two ago. 63% supposedly say Obama's full throated embrace of sodomy didn't change their vote. Of course that means it did change 37% of the vote....and I haven't seen how those people broke.

Come to think of it, the stellar Miami media has also IGNORED the story about the Catholic lawsuit against Obama.

1 posted on 05/23/2012 4:45:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Polls are useless as we’ve seen many times in the past. It’s who you poll, what you ask and how you ask it. The only results that matter is what happens on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 4:54:58 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: maddog55

This is not true. Good polling firms are pretty damn accurate.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 5:11:41 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Go my fellow Floridians! Let's end the suffering by ridding our Country of this Marxist punk!
4 posted on 05/23/2012 5:16:08 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Minor correction.

This story is not being ignored by the Media.

It is being DELIBERATELY SPIKED.


5 posted on 05/23/2012 5:17:32 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is significant because Obama was 7 points up a month or two ago

Just show how stupid and fickle the voters are

A month from now Obama could be up in the polls

Obama is the same type leader etc now as he has been for over 3 years it is just the ignorant voters who who go back and forth
6 posted on 05/23/2012 5:22:22 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: SoFloFreeper
Romney leads Obama overall, 47 percent to 41 percent, the poll shows. Two percent of voters prefer another candidate, 7 percent are undecided, and 3 percent said they would not vote.

I see some of the Florida Freepers are weighing in!

Would be interested to see the methodology of this poll. Many polls out there are undersampling Republicans or polling "registered" or "eligible" voters as opposed to "likely" voters.

The only polls that are meaningful are those that poll likely voters and those that take into consideration how voters in a given area are registered. For example, if Dade County has a registered voter distribution of 35% Dem, 32% Repub and 33% Independent, that is roughly how the sampling should be. The next county over might have a different makeup and the polling in that county should be adjusted accordingly.

As we get closer to the actual election, the above methodology is actually what the pollsters start using - as they want to protect their reputations. That's why most final polls are pretty much dead on. However, this far out, pollsters allow their biases to dictate how the polls come out, hoping to influence the final outcome.

I honestly thought that polls at this stage were going to show Obama well ahead ahead at this juncture in the battleground states, and if that was so, I would not be panicking because I would know that the margins would narrow as we got closer. The fact that most polls have the race as a dead heat or even Romney slightly ahead this far out does not bode well for Obama at all.

7 posted on 05/23/2012 5:26:54 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: uncbob

no... it just goes to show you the impact that Obama coming out of the closet had in some critical parts of the country.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 5:31:06 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Clintonfatigued

“Hispanics have also trended toward Romney in the two surveys. The two candidates now run virtually even among Hispanic voters, with Obama at 42 percent and Romney 40 percent.”

“The Quinnipiac poll was conducted May 15-21, surveying 1,722 registered voters. The margin of error is +/- 2.4 percentage points.”

This is devastating news. Romney is running virtually even with Hispanics in FL and also this poll is of registered voters.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 5:39:35 AM PDT by randita
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To: TexasFreeper2009
no... it just goes to show you the impact that Obama coming out of the closet had in some critical parts of the country.

It shows the voters as a whole are dumb
The Obama economy--foreign policy --energy- etc etc disasters are OK it is just his coming out of the closet that according to you is what the main concern is
10 posted on 05/23/2012 5:39:44 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

just because an issue isnt important to you, doesn’t mean that it isnt important to millions of others.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 5:41:06 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Looking at the results yesterday from KY and AR, I think VA and NC are lost for Obama. He will not win them again. If he loses FL, he’s done because it’s increasingly likely that WI will go republican this year.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 5:45:28 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper. IOW, Rubio won’t be on the ticket.

Wild guess at this point? Rick Perry.


13 posted on 05/23/2012 5:48:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cotton1706

“Looking at the results yesterday from KY and AR, I think VA and NC are lost for Obama. He will not win them again.”

Which brings it down to either OHIO or MICHIGAN deciding who will be President.

The Fascist Obama Regime is pulling out ALL the stops now in Ohio, including fake corruption allegations.


14 posted on 05/23/2012 5:56:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It must be one of those “butterfly polls.” The questions confused senior citizens, who mistakenly said they supported Romney when they meant to say they supported Obama. Teams are being brought in to inspect each answer, and the Obama regime plans to take it all the way to the Supreme Court to overturn the poll results!


15 posted on 05/23/2012 6:07:14 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: SoFloFreeper
I do see this at a historically leftist rag's website . . .
not sure about TV though . . .

16 posted on 05/23/2012 6:11:49 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


17 posted on 05/23/2012 6:15:10 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Polls don’t matter at this time. It has been said numerous times here months prior to an election. I can’t stand either person so none of this is good news. Hopefully someone can be nominated at the convention that does not have the name Romney.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 6:20:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Wild guess at this point? Rick Perry."

I am thinking someone with midwestern roots to boost the ticket in Ohio, WI, etc. If Romney can take FL and some of the midwest the kenyan is toast.

19 posted on 05/23/2012 6:23:21 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Old Sarge

Spiked big time.

Can you imagine the news reporting when obama loses big in November?

Heads exploding and pants wetting all over the media.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: SamAdams76
"I honestly thought that polls at this stage were going to show Obama well ahead ahead at this juncture in the battleground states, and if that was so, I would not be panicking because I would know that the margins would narrow as we got closer. The fact that most polls have the race as a dead heat or even Romney slightly ahead this far out does not bode well for Obama at all. "

Very perceptive and agree 100%!

21 posted on 05/23/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: Freestate316

They were probably in a hurry to get to the Early Bird Special.


22 posted on 05/23/2012 6:45:17 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Freestate316

They were probably in a hurry to get to the Early Bird Special.


23 posted on 05/23/2012 6:45:38 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Race war is working about as well as the war on women. Perhaps Blacks have to buy gas too?

Pray for America


24 posted on 05/23/2012 6:48:28 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t worry, people of color (even very light color) are still for Obama.

Just saw that pompous ass Colin Powell on Fox News. He only went on because he is touting a book.

He defended Obama on the AFHAn pullout and didn’t believe the military leaders who say they weren’t consulted.

He refused to say who he is supporting this year, smiling smugly and declaring “I don’t have to, I’m a private citizen.”

Yeah, a private citizen who’s trying to sell a book on his experiences as “a private citizen?”

Think not.

Can’t stand that hypocritical dude.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 6:54:44 AM PDT by altura
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To: SunkenCiv

Not Rick Perry. Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich were the ones who brought up Bain Capital against Romney in the primaries.

Doubt seriously if Romney is happy about that.

Rick Perry was my candidate but maybe not as veep. Doubt if he would be offered it and doubt if he would take it.

My money (if I had any) is on Paul Ryan.


26 posted on 05/23/2012 6:58:59 AM PDT by altura
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To: SoFloFreeper

Zero keeps going downhill and the MSM keeps on pretending everything is rosy.


27 posted on 05/23/2012 7:05:37 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: SoFloFreeper
But Obama still has one major advantage: Voters continue to say he's more "likable" than Romney. Seventy-six percent say Obama is "likable" compared to 58 percent for Romney...............Well isn't that nice...we like him so we reelect him.
28 posted on 05/23/2012 7:10:51 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

I don’t know anyone who likes him.


29 posted on 05/23/2012 7:12:28 AM PDT by altura
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To: lodi90

Any state where a formerly robust economy is flat on it’s back will likely be Romney’s, and he has midwestern roots deeper than Obama’s. Romney will win Florida and Texas, and be competitive (at least) in NY and maybe CA. Those are the four big ones.


30 posted on 05/23/2012 7:13:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: altura

Thanks!


31 posted on 05/23/2012 7:13:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: uncbob
A month from now Obama could be up in the polls

And the weekend before the election, the candidates will be dead-even in the polls. It is a near certainty in this largely unpredictable world.

32 posted on 05/23/2012 7:14:08 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Non-compliant, not govt-issued, and not voting for Romney.)
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To: Joe Brower

Ignored by Florida Media? WOW - that’s otta left field.../s


33 posted on 05/23/2012 7:19:44 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: uncbob

The gay marriage stuff pushed a lot of folks away... they won’t be coming back soon.


34 posted on 05/23/2012 7:21:44 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If Obama gets rid of,’bite me’ Biden for Hillary Clinton, do any of you think Romney would also choose a woman for his VP? Right now, I think, Romney has lots of good choices out there...both men and women.


35 posted on 05/23/2012 7:22:53 AM PDT by shiva
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Well if that what really matters to millions of others and they didn’t care about the economy—foreign policy—energy—SCOTUS etc etc which should be enough for anybody with brains then they are DUMB


36 posted on 05/23/2012 7:34:57 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: randita

“this poll is of registered voters”

Can’t trust that poll. Only “LIKELY” or “VERY LIKELY” voter polls are potentially accurate .


37 posted on 05/23/2012 7:36:32 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: randita

“Hispanics have also trended toward Romney in the two surveys. The two candidates now run virtually even among Hispanic voters, with Obama at 42 percent and Romney 40 percent.”

Is that because of the large Cuban population in south Florida? They are almost 100% Republican as I recall. That would account for the large “hispanic” vote for Romney......

I would think that is not representative of the national “hispanic” vote.


38 posted on 05/23/2012 7:38:40 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Looks like the FReeper Romney-haters have got some work to do in Florida!

C’mon gang! Let’s see y’all tell those dumb okefenokees all about it!


39 posted on 05/23/2012 7:41:18 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: shiva; All

Romney’s convention happens first...Obamugabe picks second.

I know some think he’ll choose Pantsuit to run with him...but that may not happen for the same reason Romney probably won’t pick Chris Christie.

The “VP” is not supposed to outshine the top of the ticket.

Christie, with all his bravado, would outshine Romney.
Hillary, with all her bravado, would do the same to Obamugabe.


40 posted on 05/23/2012 7:54:56 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

This news doesn’t fit the mantra of “The Invincible 0bmanation” They’re in for a rud surprise this November.


41 posted on 05/23/2012 8:18:15 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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42 posted on 05/23/2012 8:21:41 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: erod

rud=rude


43 posted on 05/23/2012 8:32:58 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Forty-Niner

Hispanics are not a monolithic block in FL. There are a lot of Puerto Ricans (solid dim voters) and other non-cuban hispanics. Also, I doubt the younger Cuban generation is 100% GOP. So it’s a REAL big deal that Romney is running strongly in that demographic without Rubio on the ticket.


44 posted on 05/23/2012 8:36:24 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: altura

I know of 5 people. A homo doctor, 1 homo nurse, 2 homo realtor partners, and one of the stupidest college students you will ever meet. She doesn’t even know who Pelosi or Reid are and can’t name the VP. Pathetic.


45 posted on 05/23/2012 8:37:42 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: rogue yam

Looks like the FReeper Romney-haters have got some work to do in Florida!
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They sure do. If these closet Obama voters they start bashing Floridians, and I see it, I’m not going to sit idly by. I will take my chances on a visit from the kitty. I’ve just about had it.


46 posted on 05/23/2012 8:41:18 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It just blows my mind how everybody seems to believe any poll. ALL pollsters have an agenda, I truly believe this, seems I am the minority.

Up Chuck Todd at MSNBC telegraphed how his poll the NBC/WSJ poll was the gold standard, and that it would show that Romney was not leading among women as a poll suggested about a week ago.

I do not believe ANY of the polls, however I do believe that once polls are released, they tend to become reality at some point.

This business of averaging phony polls has got to be the biggest crock.

If only there was no polling, people might have to think for themselves.


47 posted on 05/23/2012 8:55:56 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: napscoordinator

Totally agree. Can’t stand Romney. It’s like the GOP wants Obama re-elected.


48 posted on 05/23/2012 9:07:35 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Texas resident
Can you imagine the news reporting when obama loses big in November? Heads exploding and pants wetting all over the media.

Same exact thoughts were posted here in 2008 when McCain/Palin were ahead in the polls
49 posted on 05/23/2012 9:18:57 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob
Florida poll: Quarter of voters less inclined to back Obama over gay marriage issue

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/05/florida-poll-quarter-of-voters-less-inclined-to-back-124311.html

It's called the straw that broke the camels back. They are not turning on Obama ONLY because of his coming out... this was just the last straw. ALL of the things you mentioned bothered them too, but for some those alone weren't enough (especially when blame for many of those things is so hard to place solely on Obama)

50 posted on 05/23/2012 9:21:35 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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