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Polls: Obama leads Romney in Florida, Ohio and Virginia
ABC ^ | Holly Bailey

Posted on 05/24/2012 7:14:46 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in Florida, Ohio and Virginia, according to new polls of the key 2012 swing states, although Obama's advantage has narrowed in recent months.

Obama has inched ahead of Romney 48 percent to 44 percent in both Florida and Virginia, according to three new NBC News/Marist polls. In Ohio, the president has a 6-point advantage over Romney, leading his Republican rival 48 percent to 42 percent among registered voters in the state. (The polls have a plus or minus 3 percent margin of error.)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Ohio; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; election2012; obama; oh2012; polls; romney; va2012
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1 posted on 05/24/2012 7:15:00 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

>> according to three new NBC News/Marist polls

I thought the word “Marxist” had an “x” in it. :-)


2 posted on 05/24/2012 7:16:27 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

O sure he does!>sarc


3 posted on 05/24/2012 7:18:25 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Nervous Tick

Only yesterday Romney was up 6 in Florida. Theses polls are worthless.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 7:18:30 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Suspect poll, suspect assumptions, suspect methodology.

How about likely voters.

Just for a change...


5 posted on 05/24/2012 7:19:39 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Oh, good one

remember, the polls have to look like it’s close or the democrat vote fraud won’t be believable


6 posted on 05/24/2012 7:20:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Nervous Tick
Funny, but that was my Plan B comment. However, I have a collection of images with idiotic reactions from Obama nitwits that I use in threads such as this. Not much of a stretch but my guess is that within the last 24 hours, these babettes have said multiple times “like oh my God,” “like literally” or “like, I dunno, ya know what I mean?”
7 posted on 05/24/2012 7:20:28 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: edcoil

>> Theses polls are worthless.

Yep, just manufactured “news” pushed out there to advance an agenda.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 7:20:52 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

There is NO WAY in hell he’s leading in Florida unless they already have several million ballots stuffed and ready in Palm Beach and Miami/Dade Counties! You wouldn’t believe the dread in people’s faces here. Well, unless your on a government pension, and you know those folks should be worried also!


9 posted on 05/24/2012 7:20:52 AM PDT by poobear
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Polls before the conventions are useless. Like gauging how well an NFL team will do based on pre-season games.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 7:21:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Three words when considering the veracity of this poll - Ay Bee See.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 7:22:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ConservativeStatement

Poll yesterday had (R)omney up by 6 in Florida.
It all depends on who is polling, who is being polled, and how they are polled..........


12 posted on 05/24/2012 7:22:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: ConservativeStatement

ABC poll. Much like my PMS. Very unstable. Wouldn’t trust it for the second it takes me to throw this plate across the kitchen.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: dfwgator

Well, for the Cowboys, that seems to work..............


14 posted on 05/24/2012 7:24:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Polling registered voters is worthless since about 40% of them don’t vote anyhow. I think Rasmussen is the most accurate since they poll likely voters.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 7:24:53 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: ConservativeStatement
although Obama's advantage has narrowed in recent months.

Significant. What's key is in what direction it will trend.

among registered voters. . . .

Significant, in that it is not a poll of LIKELY voters.

16 posted on 05/24/2012 7:25:45 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Constitutional and social conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Looking at Ohio poll for example:
- only 88% are even registered voters
- 8% don’t even really plan to vote
- heavily swayed toward Rats 37% vs 28%
- 14% undecided
- 8% have never voted in a POTUS election before and not because of age.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 7:25:55 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: ConservativeStatement

>> I have a collection of images with idiotic reactions from Obama nitwits

To paraphrase an old witticism: “God must love nitwits... he made SO MANY of ‘em!”

Nitwits of voting age are bad ju-ju for a democratic republic, though.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 7:26:01 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

This “poll” must include the 40,000 dead FL voters.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 7:27:47 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: edcoil

Ya, I was going to say, at least in Florida, Obama is way behind.

I’ve heard that these polls are often distorted. I’ve heard that they produce these polls to give the false impression that Obama is more popular than he really is.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 7:30:25 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yea, like totally dude.


21 posted on 05/24/2012 7:30:53 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: ConservativeStatement

Same story, different day- poll massively over-samples Dems:

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/24/marist-swing-state-polls-show-romney-gaining-on-obama/


22 posted on 05/24/2012 7:31:25 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Jane Long

“This “poll” must include the 40,000 dead FL voters.”

LOL. And Mickey Mouse.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 7:32:04 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: ConservativeStatement

These “polls” are... horse. sh*t.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ConservativeStatement

25 posted on 05/24/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Nervous Tick

ROFL

what a joke poll


26 posted on 05/24/2012 7:35:32 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
If you don't like today's polling - wait and it will flip the other way tomorrow.
27 posted on 05/24/2012 7:35:47 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I’ve heard that these polls are often distorted. I’ve heard that they produce these polls to give the false impression that Obama is more popular than he really is.

And they'll continue to the bitter end. They want to convince those who have left the Obama camp that he's really what they had hoped he would be so they might consider jumping back. I'm more interested in Scott Walker today and will pay more attention to the Presidential polls at the end of Sep through Oct...Then the crdible polls will be showing a truer picture and the others will slowly close their own bias gaps to not look so irrelevant.

28 posted on 05/24/2012 7:36:41 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Nervous Tick

Well you know this is crap.

First it was registered voters, not likely voters.

Second, even with that snafu the leads are 4-6 points and that’s not looking any deeper at the internals.

VA I don’t know about, but there is no way Obama is winning Ohio, its not even going to be close there. I suspect the same for FL.

These polls just don’t jive with reality... any poll showing obama with any statistically measurable lead in a state that isn’t hard core blue at this point, is suspect to me out of the gate. And even in most of those states if his lead is more than 5 points I’m am suspect.

Every poll I’ve looked at for 6+ months in their internals shows that voters by and large are ready to crawl over broken glass, and then roll through salt in order to vote against this guy in overwhelming margins.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 7:37:47 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: ConservativeStatement

30 posted on 05/24/2012 7:38:15 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Charles Henrickson
"registered voters"

Yes, among registered voters, many of whom aren't paying attention and will not show up at the polls in November. Worthless poll.

31 posted on 05/24/2012 7:38:45 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Absolutely mindless.


32 posted on 05/24/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Registered voters or likely voters?

Yesterday's poll of Florida had Romney up by seven in likely voters...which is far more accurate historically.

Get ready for the biggest onslaught of. "The Dear Leader is Great," "The Dear Leader is Winning," "The Dear Leader can do no Wrong," "The Dear Leader is our Hero," "The Dear Leader is the Best Leader Ever," and, "The Opponent is Sleasy, Hateful, Racist, Mean, Out of touch, (you provide any negative comment)," in history

But the people are already showing they are not buying it, except those who are hopelessly tied up in the ideology, or hopelessly hooked on the Federal dole. We can only hops and pray that there are still more of us than them...and the doubtless hundreds of thousands of dead and illegal voters they will also marshall.

OBAMA'S DISASTEROUS FIRSTS AS PRESIDENT

THE MAN WHO DESPISES AMERICA

33 posted on 05/24/2012 7:40:09 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: ConservativeStatement

I find this hard to believe.


34 posted on 05/24/2012 7:40:17 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Whatever.”


35 posted on 05/24/2012 7:40:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Jeff Head
Get ready for the biggest onslaught of. "The Dear Leader is Great," "The Dear Leader is Winning," "The Dear Leader can do no Wrong," "The Dear Leader is our Hero," "The Dear Leader is the Best Leader Ever," and, "The Opponent is Sleasy, Hateful, Racist, Mean, Out of touch, (you provide any negative comment)," in history

What's the over/under on the number of times they will refer to Obama as the "Comeback Kid"?

36 posted on 05/24/2012 7:41:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

37 posted on 05/24/2012 7:42:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger

Likely voters with crosstabs is the only legit demographic outside the election itself.


38 posted on 05/24/2012 7:43:35 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Democrat
37
Republican
28
Independent, that is not enrolled in any party
34


39 posted on 05/24/2012 7:43:56 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I know Obama is Losing OH.. and I believe FL as well.. Yes FL is full of retiree New Englanders who retired there and skewed the state, but I don’t believe for one minute they are looking around at their kids and grandkids plight, and going, yep, 4 more years of this bozo.

Just not seeing it. Health Care, which might have been a plus for this set is incredibly unpopular, and gay issues sure aren’t going to swing them... So I really don’t see how FL, or OH are even close. VA with the DC area who knows.. but I don’t see any calculus giving Obama a victory in OH or FL. Or for that Matter, NC, IN, WI and yes even PA.

Basically any state that isn’t a new england or west coast liberal state, I think is lost to Fauxbama. PA is democrat, but thye are more blue dog democrats than light in the loafer new england liberals. Pelosi, Reid and Obama have dragged their party so far from them, that I just don’t see the partying getting major support this fall in rust belt at all.

MN likely will stay blue, but WI, OH, and PA? really doubt they aren’t going red, at least 2 of the 3. MI? Well lets just say if MI goes red, its going to be an electoral tidal wave, because if it goes red, the rejection of Obama is goign to be so massive, even some of the new england states (besides NH) will likely go red as well.


40 posted on 05/24/2012 7:44:37 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: dfwgator
Like gauging how well an NFL team will do based on pre-season games.

I think these polls are more akin to gauging whether the Cincinnati Reds would beat Chicago White Sox in the 1919 World Series... with the poll performed 5 minutes prior to the start of the series.

41 posted on 05/24/2012 7:47:20 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is ANYONE in FR voting for Romney?


42 posted on 05/24/2012 7:48:58 AM PDT by Fawn (Rush Babe on Board.)
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To: Fawn

I am....


43 posted on 05/24/2012 7:49:50 AM PDT by geege
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To: ConservativeStatement

Horsecrap.

But go ahead, let the Left be lulled into complacency.


44 posted on 05/24/2012 7:51:54 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh gee look what I found!! A poll from yesterday and a CNN polling firm to boot!

Poll: Romney takes lead in Florida
mug.steinhauser
Posted by
CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser

(CNN) - A poll released Wednesday morning indicates that Mitt Romney holds a six point lead over President Barack Obama in the crucial battleground state of Florida.

snip

The six-point advantage for Romney is up from the beginning of the month, when Romney was at 44% and Obama at 43% in Quinnipiac’s previous poll in Florida.

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According to the poll, by a 52%-44% margin, Florida voters say the president does not deserve a second term in the White House, and by a 52%-44% margin, they say they don’t approve of the job he’s doing in office.

“Gov. Mitt Romney has slipped into the lead in Florida and that standing is confirmed by his much better numbers than the president when voters are asked whether they view the candidates favorably or unfavorably. They view Romney favorably 44%-35%, while Obama gets a negative 45%-50% favorability,” says Peter A. Brown, assistant vice president of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

“The overall picture in Florida is positive for Romney, who is ahead 50%-37% among men, while women are divided 44%-45%. And the president is getting just 33% of white votes, compared to 85% percent of black votes and 42% percent of Hispanic votes,” adds Brown.

While the president’s favorable rating stands at 45%, a wider margin of Florida voters (76%-21%) say that Obama’s a likeable person, compared to 58%-31% for Romney. But on the most important issue to voters, the economy and which candidate can better handle it, Romney has a ten-point advantage over the president.

The survey also indicates that by a 50%-40% margin, Florida voters oppose same-sex marriage. The state has a ban on such marriages written into Florida’s constitution.

snip

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted May 15-21, with 1,722 registered voters questioned by telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/23/poll-romney-takes-lead-in-florida/


45 posted on 05/24/2012 7:54:08 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: Fawn
"Is ANYONE in FR voting for Romney?"

Romney has an 87% approval rating among GOP voters according to Gallup. Your question should be who isn't voting for Romney and who wants to give support to the marxist kenyan in the White House.

46 posted on 05/24/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Fawn
Is ANYONE in FR voting for Romney?

I'm voting for Anyone But Obama. If the Republican nominee is you, Romney or Chumlee from "Pawn Stars", it doesn't matter. ABO 2012!

47 posted on 05/24/2012 7:59:05 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Fawn

I will vote for ANYONE who runs against Obama and I don’t give a sh*t who it is because NO ONE can be any worse and I mean NO ONE. Romney sure wasn’t my 1st choice and in fact wasn’t a choice at all but it’s what we have and a no vote or a 3rd Party write in is no different then a vote to keep Obama in the WH.

Before anything can be done about reversing the death spiral we find ourselves in here in America, we first have to stop it. Like a patient who is bleeding to death you have to first stop that before the healing can begin. And while the healing part is important the stopping of the bleeding is even more so and must occur first.


48 posted on 05/24/2012 8:02:47 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: Fawn

I want the zero fired, and him and his ilk led out by their ear from the WH. I want trump to get on the microphone on Nov 7th and say,”you’re fired!”


49 posted on 05/24/2012 8:07:18 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: popdonnelly

Of course you do, because it isn’t true or legitimate.

Look at the demographics and notice how they re skewed to the libs.

Then check out further down in the thread the poll yesterday re Fla which has Romney up by 6 and way ahead in other areas regarding the economy etc.


50 posted on 05/24/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT by galloway15
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