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Gallup: More Obama Voters Switching to GOP
Weekly Standard ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michael Warren

Posted on 08/06/2012 12:29:18 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

A new poll from Gallup looks at how many 2008 voters say they will switch parties in the presidential race. According to the poll, more Americans who voted for Barack Obama will be voting for Mitt Romney than John McCain voters will switch to vote for Obama. Here are Gallup's results:

But as Gallup notes in its analysis of the poll, even though Obama looks likely to win fewer votes than he did in 2008, his margin of victory was large enough that the race between the president and Romney remains close.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; 2012polls; 2012swingvote; elections; gallup; obama; romney; vote

1 posted on 08/06/2012 12:29:25 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

” More Obama Voters Switching to GOP “

In the process, even further lowering the collective IQ of the GOP...


2 posted on 08/06/2012 12:33:18 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Naturally it remains close. Gallup’s prospectus is banking on it. They couldn’t stand the reduction in revenues if they were to call it now.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 12:35:14 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Uncle Ike

J-O-B-S!


4 posted on 08/06/2012 12:36:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As a side note, the undead are still reliable democrat voters, with 100% of dead registered voters casting one or more ballots for a straight democrat ticket.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 12:36:55 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who are the 5% McCain voters who plan to vote for Obama? They prefer Obama than Romney or third party candidate? To teach the GOP ?


6 posted on 08/06/2012 12:38:13 PM PDT by paudio (Two stubborn facts remain: (1) Romney is better than 0bama, and (2) Romney is the Republican Nominee)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s not rocket science...there are less people in the workforce today than in 2008 and there will be less Obama voters than 2008.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Never let them know we're coming.

It remains necessary to always lie to pollsters. The left must think they are going into this election in good shape. If they are confident, they will not prepare for full-on fraud. We must tell exit pollsters the opposite of our votes so they, and the democrat press will be even more upset after the dust clears.

8 posted on 08/06/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Uncle Ike

Exactly.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 12:47:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed
10 posted on 08/06/2012 12:47:14 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

how on earth are there a full 2-3% of the voting population that opposed Obama in ‘08 but plan to vote for him now?!? I would love to interview one of these idiots: “so, exactly which brand of dart DO you throw when deciding who to vote for?”


11 posted on 08/06/2012 12:50:29 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Liberals who understand that Romney is a more competent and accomplished pro-choice democrat socialist than Obama.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 12:52:56 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If only 61.7% of eligible voters voted in the 2008 Election, it might be more useful to consider how many plan to vote in 2012. And who they plan to vote for. I have this idea that the intensity of the “ABOs” is greater than the “Hope n’ Change 2.0” intensity.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 12:54:10 PM 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: paudio

“Who are the 5% McCain voters who plan to vote for Obama? They prefer Obama than Romney or third party candidate? To teach the GOP ?”

They were probably never conservatives to begin with... most likely just part of the “huge number of moderates” out there that a McCain nominee was supposed to be able to pick up.

So much for that.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 12:54:58 PM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: Sgt_Schultze
It remains necessary to always lie to pollsters.

Not to mention the sheer entertainment value of watching their jaws hit the table and the blood drain out of their faces during election night TV coverage.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 1:13:58 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If this doesn’t wake up the conservatives that Romney is a big liberal, nothing will. When Obama Voters are wanting Romney you know there is nothing good there. Kick Romney to the curb at the convention! It can be done and the United States of America would be better off.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 1:23:57 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: EternalVigilance
Liberals who understand that Romney is a more competent and accomplished pro-choice democrat socialist than Obama.

I'll tell you a HUGE difference between Romney and Obama that even you can see EV.

Mitt Romney LOVES this country and the idea of American exceptionalism. He wants people employed and our economy back.

Obama does not like America or what we stand for and he is doing everything he can to depress our economy and collapse the middle class.

17 posted on 08/06/2012 1:25:31 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Who can forget James Carville with the wastebasket on his head? We can only imagine the grief counseling that will be necessary among the media if the Bamster and the Democrat Party crashes and burns this November.

As for pollsters, I tell them I’m undecided. It’s not a lie. I am often undecided about voting early or voting on election day.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 1:27:41 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: napscoordinator
....When Obama Voters are wanting Romney you know there is nothing good there.....

The "Oh, we won't be called racists anymore" voters wised up. They found out that Obama is the most race-baiting, class warfare president to come down the pike.

19 posted on 08/06/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Mitt Romney loves whatever he thinks serves the ambition of Mitt Romney.

Subject to change at any time, of course.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 1:34:24 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You put things in such wonderful perspective. Yep I agree Obama is the worst creature on Earth and worst President....Now knowing this information, the GOPe did a stupid thing and picked a Republican who may lose to the worst person on Earth. Does that make any sense when we could have had a candidate that would win this election with a cake walk...Santorum, Bachmann, Palin all would go on vacation to Fiji and come back the day before the election and still go on to win. We picked an idiot who has to work hard to MAYBE win a very close election. It is a disaster that Romney has been chosen.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 1:35:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator

and yet Pollsters Poll 13% more Democrats than GOP?


22 posted on 08/06/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It is even worse that this since they used “registered voters” not “likely voters” for their propaganda.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Anyone is more competent at just about anything than The Disaster.

The Lovers of Losers club gets smaller by the day.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 1:47:04 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: napscoordinator

Reality bites, doesn’t it? Now you are down to sheer fantasy?

Maybe Harry Potter can wave his magic wand and transform Mitt into Ronald Reagan.


25 posted on 08/06/2012 1:49:51 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: paudio
They are people who are Democrats and identified themselves as republicans to Gallup and said they were switching this time and will vote for Obama.

There will not be a SINGLE McCain voter who will vote for Obama much less the ridiculous number represented by 5%

It is breathtakingly absurd to even consider this nonsense.

26 posted on 08/06/2012 1:58:40 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: All
I have to wonder who the 5% claiming to have voted McCain yet will now vote for Obama could be, then I look at several comments on FR and maybe I don't need to wonder.

It's good to see a net 4% pulled from Obama, however. Hard to see if it's a "real" shift until election day.

27 posted on 08/06/2012 2:01:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: mazda77

Gallup doesn’t mention all the voters who will stay home this time rather then vote for the “stain” again. No way he gets close to the turnout of 2008 when everyone without a brain thought it so cool to vote for the Mulatto.


28 posted on 08/06/2012 2:01:38 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: Sgt_Schultze
It remains necessary to always lie to pollsters.

Agreed - short of refusing to deal with them outright.

Oddly enough I was polled in person when attempting to enter a restaurant. Since I didn't know the pollster's motives, sponsor, etc. I lied like hell and claimed to be undecided.

29 posted on 08/06/2012 2:10:55 PM PDT by relictele
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To: napscoordinator
If this doesn’t wake up the conservatives that Romney is a big liberal, nothing will. When Obama Voters are wanting Romney you know there is nothing good there.

In other words, if the nominee is someone who is actually able to win by attracting votes, he's a big liberal? You're only principled if you support nominees who can't win. Oh, that's good.

I'd guess that there are a fair number of people who voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 who voted ended up voting for Reagan in 1980. Guess that makes him a big liberal too.

30 posted on 08/06/2012 2:23:32 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: beenaround
There will not be a SINGLE McCain voter who will vote for Obama much less the ridiculous number represented by 5%

What makes you say that? I know Christians who are now Muslim, I know straights who are now gay, and I certainly know Conservatives who are now liberal. People change.

31 posted on 08/06/2012 2:35:24 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin; arrogantsob

Your giddy enthusiasm for Romney is obvious. You really should just stop the facade and just say you are a proud Romney voter and supporter and you actually find him closest to your beliefs after Obama. Seriously could you guys be more transparent?


32 posted on 08/06/2012 3:16:00 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator

There you go again.

I want Obama OUT..I want his whole administration GONE.

I will therefore be voting for Romney


33 posted on 08/06/2012 3:23:37 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Never let them know we're coming.

Not only that we need to overcome the "margin of fraud." I Reality unless a GOP candidate is at least 10% ahead of his opponent there is always the chance of fraud.

any time a pollster asks me or I get a telephone Robo call I always say straight "Demon Rat" ticket.

34 posted on 08/06/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: grundle
They left off:
49) Riding a sissy bike.
50) Throwing like a girl.
51) Wearing “mom” jeans.
35 posted on 08/06/2012 3:41:49 PM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: MEG33

If your intent is Obama out than you are barking up the wrong tree. It is going to be a very close election because you Romney lovers refused to support a conservative. You weep what you sow.


36 posted on 08/06/2012 3:43:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator
Is that all you've got? Personal attacks? Check my posting history. I supported Gingrich in the primaries, but even he was a flawed candidate among a bunch of flawed candidates. The guy I thought who governed conservatively and could have beaten Obama was Mitch Daniels, but he chose not to run.

Despite his flaws, I think Romney is much better than Obama because he believes in markets and capitalism as a general matter. I think his judicial appointments will be better, and I think he really doesn't like ObamaCare because like any good businessman, he can look at the bottom line and see we can't afford it as a nation. I certainly didn't like Romneycare, but a state-run program is infinitely less threatening to the fiscal health of the nation than is a federal one.

If you think that means I'm secretly an Obama fan, you're entitled to your delusions.

37 posted on 08/06/2012 3:48:45 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: napscoordinator

IIRC you were shooting down the conservatives I backed, naps.
I voted for Newt in the May primary..THAT was my protest vote.
I am voting to DEFEAT Obama.


38 posted on 08/06/2012 3:55:09 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just using raw numbers from 2008, here is what the results would be:

Obamugabe in 2008 got 66,882,230 votes.
McCain in 2008 got 58,343,671 votes.

If Obamugabe loses 9% of the morons who gave him a nod, that is a deficit of 6,019,401. But Obamugabe will also supposedly gain 5% of people who voted for McCain...which would give Obamugabe an addition 2,917,184 votes.

Final Obamugabe vote total for 2012: 63,780,013.

Let's go to Mitt. Mitt loses 5% of McCain's votes, but gains 9% of the finally-enlightened Obamugabe dolts. Final Mitt tally for 2012: 61,445,888.

So Obamugabe still has a "win" in the popular vote...but let's also consider the "intensity" factor. I do not believe for a minute Obamugabe's "cult" is as big as it was in 2008....and I *do* believe, despite the naysaying among many here on FR, that most Republicans will be happily eager to vote for Romney, including many who will didn't even bother to vote for McCain.

We'll see.

39 posted on 08/06/2012 3:55:33 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just using raw numbers from 2008, here is what the results would be:

Obamugabe in 2008 got 66,882,230 votes.
McCain in 2008 got 58,343,671 votes.

If Obamugabe loses 9% of the morons who gave him a nod, that is a deficit of 6,019,401. But Obamugabe will also supposedly gain 5% of people who voted for McCain...which would give Obamugabe an addition 2,917,184 votes.

Final Obamugabe vote total for 2012: 63,780,013.

Let's go to Mitt. Mitt loses 5% of McCain's votes, but gains 9% of the finally-enlightened Obamugabe dolts. Final Mitt tally for 2012: 61,445,888.

So Obamugabe still has a "win" in the popular vote...but let's also consider the "intensity" factor. I do not believe for a minute Obamugabe's "cult" is as big as it was in 2008....and I *do* believe, despite the naysaying among many here on FR, that most Republicans will be happily eager to vote for Romney, including many who will didn't even bother to vote for McCain.

We'll see.

40 posted on 08/06/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: MEG33

Oh yeah. I forgot. Lol. I wanted Santorum and you wanted Newt and we both lost. I just can’t believe the GOPe didn’t learn their lesson from McCain. This is worse as we have much to lose no matter who wins.


41 posted on 08/06/2012 3:59:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator
I don't personally care for Romney but I don't think Santorum or Bachmann would have faired well in the general. *Maybe* Palin, as she has already been through the meat grinder.

Do I think there was anyone better out there out of 300 million Americans. Absolutely. Do I think we had a better choice in the primary --for the general--not who I and the rest of FR would vote for but who I think would not have been destroyed by the MSM. Probably not. Newt, Santorum, Bachman -- I don't know if they could have beat Obama by the time the media and SNL got through with them.

42 posted on 08/06/2012 4:12:40 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri
Do I think there was anyone better out there out of 300 million Americans. Absolutely. Do I think we had a better choice in the primary --for the general--not who I and the rest of FR would vote for but who I think would not have been destroyed by the MSM. Probably not. Newt, Santorum, Bachman -- I don't know if they could have beat Obama by the time the media and SNL got through with them.

I thought Newt had a chance because when he was a good, he was really good, and had the potential to take Obama apart that the others didn't have. But he also had the ability to self destruct as well. Overall, it was a badly flawed crop of candidates, which is unfortunate because the right guy might really have been able clobber Obama.

43 posted on 08/06/2012 5:15:40 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: riri
Do I think there was anyone better out there out of 300 million Americans. Absolutely. Do I think we had a better choice in the primary --for the general--not who I and the rest of FR would vote for but who I think would not have been destroyed by the MSM. Probably not. Newt, Santorum, Bachman -- I don't know if they could have beat Obama by the time the media and SNL got through with them.

I thought Newt had a chance because when he was a good, he was really good, and had the potential to take Obama apart that the others didn't have. But he also had the ability to self destruct as well. Overall, it was a badly flawed crop of candidates, which is unfortunate because the right guy might really have been able clobber Obama.

44 posted on 08/06/2012 5:15:43 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: presidio9

I used a bit of poetic licence by claiming no former McCain voters will vote for Obama but the figure Gallup quoted is absurd.


45 posted on 08/07/2012 1:59:27 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: newzjunkey
I have to wonder who the 5% claiming to have voted McCain yet will now vote for Obama could be, then I look at several comments on FR and maybe I don't need to wonder.

No, you don't need to wonder. Stevie Wonder can see how obvious it is.


46 posted on 08/07/2012 7:15:00 AM PDT by rdb3 (We need Ward Cleaver for President. We already have Eddie Haskell. (ATB))
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