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Poll shows race tightening for president (New Hampshire alert)
WMUR Channel 9 News ^ | July 17, 2012

Posted on 07/17/2012 5:49:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

. - Despite more Granite Staters disapproving of the job he has done, President Barack Obama still holds a slim lead over Republican Mitt Romney in a new poll. RelatedResidents try to escape hot, humid... Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in... O’Brien seeks stats on relatives... Nothing found in river search for... List of cooling centers across state The WMUR Granite State Poll shows that 49 percent of likely New Hampshire voters said they will vote for Obama, compared to 45 percent who plan to vote for Romney. In April, Obama held a 9-point lead over Romney.

The poll of 521 New Hampshire adults was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center by landline and cellphone from July 5 through July 15. The margin of sampling error for the survey is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

The poll includes a subsample of 470 likely general election voters with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

The poll shows the candidates have locked up their party bases, with 89 percent of Democrats saying they will vote for Obama and 86 percent of Republicans saying they plant to vote for Romney. Independents are split evenly, with 41 percent favoring Romney and 40 percent supporting Obama.

"This election looks to be as close as the 2000 and 2004 elections in New Hampshire," said Andrew Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center. "In both of those elections, the race was won by about 1 percentage point."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
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1 posted on 07/17/2012 5:49:44 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued
NH, California, and Mass are "home" states of
the Mexican Carpetbagger, Myth RomneyCARE.

THE Fact remains that Mr. RomneyCARE cannot even win them.

2 posted on 07/17/2012 5:52:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: GraniteStateConservative; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

Obama’s approval ratings continue to slip as evidence of his failure shows up everywhere. Even the MSM can’t hide it. Romney ought to attack, but I think he’s holding his fire until after the convention.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 5:55:10 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued
In 2010 New Hampshire traded in her two Congresscritters (both Maoist Rats) for Republicans and sent a Republican to the Senate.Just a few weeks ago the New Hampshire legislature overrode a veto by the Rat Governor and enacted a voter ID law.That doesn't sound like a state that's ready to elect a proven failure of a Maoist to the Presidency.
4 posted on 07/17/2012 5:56:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barak.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The poll includes a subsample of 470 likely general election voters with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Whatever.

All that matters is this: what was the percentage of D's in the sample, and what was the percentage of R's.

5 posted on 07/17/2012 5:58:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I heard today on John Gibson that Romney is not allowed to spend much money right now. He basically can only spend money that was collected for the primaries, and can’t spend his “war chest” until he’s actually the nominee after the convention. Obama doesn’t have the same issue.


6 posted on 07/17/2012 6:02:16 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Diogenesis

don’t forget Michigan


7 posted on 07/17/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, Sadly Not the Presidency It Seems)
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To: Diogenesis

So you support Obama, then?


8 posted on 07/17/2012 6:07:26 PM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: Clintonfatigued

“The president’s approval ratings show a partisan split, with 87 percent of Democrats approving of the job he has done, compared to 41 percent of independents and 9 percent of Republicans”

Who are these 9% of Republicans that approve of the job Obama has done? Either they are drunk or black, take your choice.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 6:07:40 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Steely Tom
Well, if they are doing ANY call sampling over the weekends, all the Massholes who come up to NH to spend their weekends will skew the numbers quite a bit if they pick up the phone and take these 'surveys'.

I head up to the Lakes Region every weekend myself, and there are a hell of a lot of Romney signs dotting the landscape..

10 posted on 07/17/2012 6:13:55 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38
So you support Obama, then?

No,no,no...don't be silly.He/she is a member of a fairly large group here that are far too "principled" to vote for *either* of the Marxist candidates and will vote for some Perot-like clown who,unlike Perot,might get 2% of the popular votes but,like Perot,will garner approximately zero Electoral votes.And this election is sure to be so close,EV-wise,that that 2% could well get us "4 more years".Hey,Nader cost algore the WH in 2000 (Florida,New Hampshire and others) so....

11 posted on 07/17/2012 6:19:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barak.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

I support neither. I don’t support liberals.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 6:22:04 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Clintonfatigued
It looks like there are a lot of people like me!!! We all just don't like Romney.

We're stuck with a real bummer & we need a bolt out of the blue with a miracle to save us!!!!!!!

13 posted on 07/17/2012 6:25:46 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

14 posted on 07/17/2012 6:27:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

A NO vote for Romnney is a YES vote for Obama, IMHO.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 6:54:11 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Clintonfatigued

Many times we have people who post a two or three word summary. I guess they are parsimonious with their bandwith.

The we have others who include wonderful nuggets in their summaries such as “RelatedResidents try to escape hot, humid... Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in... O’Brien seeks stats on relatives... Nothing found in river search for... List of cooling centers across state “

It’s like finding an Easter Egg!


16 posted on 07/17/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Rudder
Nonsense. Mr. RomneyCARE DEFENDS Obama.

Romney: "Obama was born in the United States"

Romney: "Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate"

Romney: "The citizenship test has been passed"


“White House Quotes Romney in Defense of Health Care”



Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."

17 posted on 07/17/2012 7:16:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Clintonfatigued

nonsense-
I live in nh- alot of old hippies, but more working class white people who love freedom who loathe nobama
no way, no way, no way


18 posted on 07/17/2012 7:33:47 PM PDT by paythefiddler (redefeat communism)
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To: LADY J

The only “miracle” you’re going to get is if you don’t vote - then it will be a miracle if we have a nation once zero gets re-elected. That’s the cold-hard facts!


19 posted on 07/17/2012 8:52:44 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Diogenesis

And Michigan.

I think he’ll take NH and he has a shot in MI.

MA and CA give me a break, no Republican could win those.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 4:37:30 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Diogenesis; abercrombie_guy_38; BillyBoy; Gay State Conservative; GOPsterinMA

Romney is the Nicholson Joker.

Much classier. Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?


21 posted on 07/18/2012 4:39:43 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
The fact is that a CONSERVATIVE NOW against
Obama and RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE could take almost all the states.

Mr. RomneyCARE, of Wall St. and Author of RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE and Death Panels, will not.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 4:41:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

Reagan could win MN today over Obama.

He or any other Republican living or dead would NOT win at the least CA, HI, IL, MA, VT, MD, NY, or RI.


23 posted on 07/18/2012 4:52:08 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

Well put.


24 posted on 07/18/2012 5:00:52 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Impy; All

You’re right. Glove will win NH.


25 posted on 07/18/2012 5:02:40 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Impy; All

Ah, yes...

I wonder if Jack is still getting paid royalties from the sequels, spinoffs, etc.?


26 posted on 07/18/2012 5:18:36 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg

That would be amazing if he was paid for movies he wasn’t in.

He demanded and got top billing over Michael Keaton which was awesome.

And in the original Superman Reeves was billed THIRD after Brando and Hackman which I always thought was hilarious.


27 posted on 07/21/2012 3:53:23 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Nicholson was “bigger” than Keaton. Ditto that Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman were bigger than Christopher Reeve in 1978, the latter a soap opera actor (which was considered the lowest rung on the acting totem pole, below primetime tv actors) who mostly did stage work (and had only a small part in a film the same year “Superman” was released). Reeve wouldn’t have justifiably earned top billing until the second film, even if he was the lead actor.


28 posted on 07/21/2012 4:06:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m of the opinion that the protagonist should get top billing, especially if they are the title character. Though it’s been a while since I’ve seen it the first Batman may as well have been called “The Joker” though IIRC.

Wasn’t Brando in Superman in a glorified cameo?


29 posted on 07/23/2012 5:36:05 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Brando dominated the early part of the film when it took place on Krypton. I don’t think Reeve even showed up until a half-hour in (since they had him portrayed as a baby, a young boy and a teen before he appeared as a young man in Gotham). Reeve may have been the title character, but the film was chock full of “name” actors who were far better known than he. He wasn’t a bankable name... yet, and for what they were hoping would be a blockbuster film, it would be too risky. Putting known names (big stars) in the top billing slots would assure folks they weren’t just going to see some soap actor in tights.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 5:58:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The poll of 521 New Hampshire adults was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center by landline and cellphone from July 5 through July 15. The margin of sampling error for the survey is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

I hang up on those university jackasses every time they call...as a university; they have NO credibility whatsoever. Commies to the core.

31 posted on 07/23/2012 6:04:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Fedupwithit
I head up to the Lakes Region every weekend myself, and there are a hell of a lot of Romney signs dotting the landscape..

Romney has a $10 million home there...what a surprise.

32 posted on 07/23/2012 6:07:42 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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