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Iowa: Romney 47%, Obama 46%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 12, 2012

Posted on 06/12/2012 3:28:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are in a near tie in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the critical battleground state of Iowa.

A new telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters shows Romney earning 47% support to Obama’s 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
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1 posted on 06/12/2012 3:28:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Someone want to explain to me how 46% of the country (assuming) wants 4 more years of Communism, lies, a failing economy, joblessness, unimaginable debt, criminal behavior (Holder etc., ) czars, from an admitted addict, a mulatto, a homo, a fraud, a criminal, a liar, a prick, an anti-capitalist, anti-American, religion-hating muslim asshole???????????????????????


2 posted on 06/12/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Keith in Iowa; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; AuH2ORepublican; Norman Bates; unkus; MplsSteve; ...

Politically, Iowa is the most liberal of the farm states and Obama won it by a comfortable margin in 2008. If Romney is pulling ahead there, it’s a very good sign.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 3:33:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hard to believe those numbers, but if Mitt can only win Iowa by a point, he is not going to win many of the other swing states.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 3:35:11 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Clintonfatigued
HT/Instapundit.com

5 posted on 06/12/2012 3:35:38 PM PDT by radioone
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To: Uncle Slayton

Unemployment is only 5.2% in Iowa. The voters there don’t care about the rest of us.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 3:39:11 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Uncle Slayton

my first thought too.
really? iowa? 1 point?
may God have mercy on us.


7 posted on 06/12/2012 3:39:36 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Any incumbent who is polling less than 50% is in deep trouble. The vast majority of undecideds will go for Romney. The number of swing states is increasing. Hope and change now have a record and it ain’t good.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 3:40:32 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Clintonfatigued

Keep in mind that many of these polls tend to oversample Democrats. The real numbers may be considerably more gapped.


9 posted on 06/12/2012 3:44:17 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: coydog

The fact that Romney is already tied or ahead is very good this far out.


10 posted on 06/12/2012 3:45:20 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The MSM will spin this poll as very close.... blah blah blah. But what they don’t tell you is Obama, as a siting incumbent, should be very close to 50% to have a chance at wining. With 7% undecided or voting third party, he can’t get swing enough undecided votes to win. History is against him.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 3:45:58 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The MSM will spin this poll as very close.... blah blah blah. But what they don’t tell you is Obama, as a siting incumbent, should be very close to 50% to have a chance at wining. With 7% undecided or voting third party, he can’t get swing enough undecided votes to win. History is against him.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 3:46:08 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Iowa has been thought to be an automatic for Hussein. If he’s under 50% after 3 1/2 years in office, you can stick a fork in him.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 3:48:01 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Clintonfatigued

Is this evidence of Obama's strength in Iowa, or is this evidence of Romney's weakness in Iowa?


14 posted on 06/12/2012 3:49:04 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Doc Savage

Someone want to explain to me how 46% of the country (assuming) wants 4 more years of Communism, lies, a failing economy, joblessness, unimaginable debt, criminal behavior (Holder etc., ) czars, from an admitted addict, a mulatto, a homo, a fraud, a criminal, a liar, a prick, an anti-capitalist, anti-American, religion-hating muslim asshole???????????????????????


That question needs repeating over and over and over and ......


15 posted on 06/12/2012 3:49:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Iowa reelects Comrade Harkin every chance it gets. Pork is King in Iowa...in more ways than one.


16 posted on 06/12/2012 3:54:33 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: Doc Savage

Some Americans are like abused wives.. they know they`ve been treated horrendously, but are still so emotionally dependent upon and bonded to the abuser they`re willing to endure the treatment. Besides, they rationalize, they`re deserving of no better.


17 posted on 06/12/2012 3:59:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I would classify Minnesota as a farm state...and the most liberal. It last went GOP for....Nixon!

However, the RealClear Politics map shows it merely ‘leaning’ Obama - not ‘Solid’.

I take that as a good sign. You may recall that Barry went there to campaign two weeks ago...I find it encouraging that he has to keep ministering to the masses in a state like Minnesota. It keeps him out of Florida and Ohio.


18 posted on 06/12/2012 4:01:30 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Hard to believe those numbers, but if Mitt can only win Iowa by a point, he is not going to win many of the other swing states.

Bush won Iowa by less than a point in 2004 and won most of the other swing states.

19 posted on 06/12/2012 4:09:49 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Hard to believe those numbers, but if Mitt can only win Iowa by a point, he is not going to win many of the other swing states.

I respectfully disagree. Obama won Iowa in 2008 by a margin of 9.5%. So a 1% Romney lead is a 10.5% improvement. If Mitt gains 10.5% in other swing states, he flips Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, and the district of Nebraska that Obama won to the Republican side. That would add up to enough electoral votes to win the race.

Running neck-and-neck in the Hawkeye State is a good thing. Eastern Iowa, like much of the Upper Mississippi Valley (including much of adjacent Minnesota and Wisconsin), is historically Democratic. Compared to the rest of Iowa, the eastern part of the state is more industrialized, more Catholic, and more unionized. Western Iowa is much more Republican, but is unfortunately more lightly populated, being overwhelmingly agricultural.

I suspect Romney may be scoring gains especially among Catholics in eastern Iowa. Hopefully, he can also increase GOP margins in the agricultural areas in the west. The state could be critical.

20 posted on 06/12/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Uncle Slayton
To the contrary, this is an indication that Romney is poised to sweep the swing states. If this poll is accurate and Obama is indeed at 46% in Iowa, that points towards at least a 54-46% win for Romney. Because Obama is not going to "win" any voters between now and November. If any incumbent is below 50%, they are in deep trouble in a two-man race.

More likely, this poll is oversampling Democrats and Obama could well be down closer to 40% and facing a 60-40% blowout in Iowa.

21 posted on 06/12/2012 4:23:20 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Clintonfatigued

47-46 ain’t real.

Remember Wisconsin!


22 posted on 06/12/2012 4:25:11 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Doc Savage
Someone want to explain to me how 46% of the country (assuming) wants 4 more years of Communism...

Because we're near the tipping point, and a good enough portion of the other side stands to gain from 4 more years of the welfare state, entitlements, or are in the well-paid public sector, or are just plain "takers" with nary a care as to what their kids and grand-kids inherit for a society, country, nation.

23 posted on 06/12/2012 4:32:39 PM 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: Clintonfatigued

I used to work with some guys from Iowa. Nice guys, but every one of them was a Dem. Must be the ethanol.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: so_real

Considering that Obama won Iowa 54-44% in 2008, this represents a huge loss of support for him.


25 posted on 06/12/2012 4:37:48 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Doc Savage
Because 46% of the American voting public are a mixture of communists, liars, have serious economic problems, are jobless, in unimaginable debt, criminals, addicts, black and vote skin color, gay, frauds, criminals, pricks, anti-capitalists, anti-Americans, and religion-hating satanists that love muslim assholes.

LLS



26 posted on 06/12/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Doc Savage

In reply to your post number 2, it’s because they don’t care and still hope that their dependency on government will be unaffected by the litany of horrors you recited.And in the case of blacks,they bloc vote based on race alone. As for the rest of the Obama cultists, I’ll paraphrase Sean Hannity: If Obama was seen stealing the purse of a little girl on the White House lawn, the libs would excuse it by saying he intended to give it to a homeless man.


27 posted on 06/12/2012 5:04:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: so_real

Neither, Obama looks to be in bad shape.


28 posted on 06/12/2012 5:21:29 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Doc Savage

“Someone want to explain to me how 46% of the country....”

Easy... that figure is likely very close to population of those feeding at the public trough, in one way or another.

Romney is failing to light anyone on fire, so regardless of all the reasons why not to vote for Obama, this race remains Obama’s to lose.


29 posted on 06/12/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think that Romney will win Iowa, but it will be close. He’ll get about 50%, in IA. In 2010, Iowa elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate and a republican for governor.


30 posted on 06/12/2012 5:36:13 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Clintonfatigued

Just a few observations from an Iowa geezer:
- I see a lot less Obama stickers on cars these days and the ones that I do see are 4 years old. I see quite a few Romney signs.
- Mr Cash for Clunkers (Rep Bruce Braley) barely won his seat in 2010. The 3rd party candidate drew just enough votes to get him re-elected.
- The Ag economy is going gang-busters. Farmers need cheap fuel to keep their profits up and Barry’s cancellation of the pipeline didn’t do him any favors.
- My Iowa son-in-law and nephew are UAW members in their early 30’s and are conservative. The younger generation sees what the debt is doing their childrens future and their retirement plans.

I DO NOT see the Obama fever that existed 4 years ago.


31 posted on 06/12/2012 7:22:36 PM PDT by IAGeezer912 (Carpe Diem, Per Diem, Doris Diem)
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To: Doc Savage

My first thought too. Well, kinda.


32 posted on 06/12/2012 7:25:52 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Gator113

Nonsense. I am very fired up to vote for Romney as he is the only one who can puts TJE obamunist from office at this point.


33 posted on 06/12/2012 7:29:37 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Clintonfatigued
“Politically, Iowa is the most liberal of the farm states “

You may want to look at Wisconsin and Minnesota first.

34 posted on 06/12/2012 7:30:10 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27"\)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

As the economy gets worse, obama flails and flops around, Romney will move way ahead as he does not scare indes or demos pissed off at gaybama.


35 posted on 06/12/2012 7:32:19 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You go right ahead and be fired up about your RINO Romney, I will never be.

I want to see Obama tossed out of office as much as anyone, but that a$$ Romney will never get my support, before or after the election.


36 posted on 06/12/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Some of the voters will see Barack “Chauncey Gardner” Obama for who he really is this year. The big question will be how many have their eyes opened.
37 posted on 06/12/2012 7:48:33 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27"\)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Chauncey the Choomer Obama, taking care of Moochelle’s Garden.

Please don't eat the Choomies.

38 posted on 06/12/2012 7:53:14 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: Gator113

Obama must go. Romney stinks I agree, but he is the only one right now in a position to oust Obama.


39 posted on 06/12/2012 7:54:18 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Obama must go. Romney stinks I agree, but he is the only one right now in a position to oust Obama.

Agreed. I was one who used to say no more of this lesser of 2 evils business, but then came along the Kenyan Marxist, who has taken evil to a whole new level.

40 posted on 06/12/2012 8:01:16 PM PDT by Marathoner (If the choice was Obama vs. Satan I'd have to flip a coin.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You’re missing my point. I agree that Obama must go and unless a miracle happens, Romney is indeed the nominee.... not mine, but the GOP-e nominee.

What I am saying is that the dipstick is not doing anything to get more folks excited.... likely because he just can’t.

It looks to me that for Romney to win, Obama is going to have to completely self destruct. If anything, Obama is beating Obama, for the moment... but 150 days is a long way off.

Keep in mind, Romney has already proven to us that he knows how to lose an election.


41 posted on 06/12/2012 8:38:21 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Uncle Slayton; Donnafrflorida; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA
if Mitt can only win Iowa by a point, he is not going to win many of the other swing states.

Wrong, Bush barley won it in 2004.

It's a manufacturing swing state Donna, not some GOP stronghold.

I think Obama will lose it, by more than 1 point. Awfully Caucasian state, Iowa.

42 posted on 06/13/2012 5:34:56 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Uncle Slayton; Donnafrflorida; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

“I think Obama will lose it, by more than 1 point.”

Me too.


43 posted on 06/13/2012 6:39:20 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes, and sometimes they choose the same kind of partner again. I am voting for conservative Senators and Representatives, but I am simply not voting for president this year. I am remaing divorced and unhitched to any. Can’t stand Romney He is not a truth teller. Could even be worse than Obama, if you look at his governor’s record. We don’t need to just vote for ‘change’ again. So if Obama wins he will have a new Congress against him, but who in Congress will dare vote against an “R” president? Yes, I really dislike Romney, and think he will be bad for the country.


44 posted on 06/20/2012 9:44:19 AM PDT by Latecomer
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