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RASMUSSEN: Romney 47% Obama 43%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | AUGUST 8, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 08/09/2012 9:01:20 AM PDT by RobinMasters

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 43%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

The president enjoyed a bounce immediately following release of last week’s job report. However, the bounce has faded, and the race is back to where it was just before Friday’s report. See tracking history. Following that jobs report, consumer confidence fell to a new 2012 low yesterday and is barely above that low today. Just 24% believe the jobs market has improved over the past year, while 44% believe it has gotten worse.

The president leads by two in Virginia, and the candidates are tied in Colorado. The Virginia Senate race is a tie.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; election2012; obama; poll; romney

1 posted on 08/09/2012 9:01:21 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

That’s great, and clearly shows momentum for Mittens, but it’s still all about the electoral college.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by Obadiah (I am Oscar Mike)
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To: RobinMasters

It is going to have to be 55% on election day to cover all of the fraud. Keep hitting Ibama!


3 posted on 08/09/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: RobinMasters

Unemployment is 2%!!! Yeah! That’s the ticket! Would I lie to you like the Republicans always do? (/sarcasm off)


4 posted on 08/09/2012 9:05:48 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: RobinMasters

If you just listened to the MSM, you would think that the Moron-in-Chief is cruising to victory. 43& is not going to cut it providing the good guys bury their differences and turnout to vote. I know that my family will even though Mittens is our least favorite R candidate.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Kahuna

43%


6 posted on 08/09/2012 9:08:02 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: RobinMasters

I like to get drunk.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 9:08:38 AM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: RobinMasters

I don’t know how Mitt could possibly be leading by 4 nationally but trailing by 2 in VA, unless he’s getting 75% support in places like Texas.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 9:08:42 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Demographics... VA is very black and that is the one contingent that will turn out for him in similar numbers to 2008.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: RobinMasters
The president enjoyed a bounce immediately following release of last week’s job report. However, the bounce has faded, and the race is back to where it was just before Friday’s report.

I find that such b.s. Are there really voters out there swinging back and forth based on the jobs report?

"Gee whiz, the unemployment rate dropped to 8.2% this week, guess I'm back to Obama...what, back up to 8.4% this week? Guess Romney's my guy..."

These pollsters just regurgitate the same talking points over and over again.

10 posted on 08/09/2012 9:14:30 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: RobinMasters
I'll drink to that...


11 posted on 08/09/2012 9:14:53 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Arthurio

But would Mitt’s lead in Texas and the South not be more than offset by Obama’s lead in Illinois, New York, and New England and on the West Coast?


12 posted on 08/09/2012 9:15:21 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: Arthurio

I agree. The state polling makes little sense right now. We are seeing Mitt even up in blue-leaning states...Colorado, which is seeing the negative ads, as well as WI, MI and others who are not as much. We see Obama hanging in there in FL (albeit with low numbers for himself as an incumbent), but seeing bad results in other swing states where it seems like he’d have better potential.

My only fear (assuming the GOP runs a decent campaign) is that Romney damn near has to run the table in swing states. He likely has to win the midwest, VA and FL, which all have very different voter bases. If Obama finds a good formula in any of the three, he could eek it out.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: RobinMasters

That number tells us little. We need to see the state by state results, especially states in play.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 9:23:14 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Arthurio

Romney might be getting that level of support in some places. He’s far from a perfect choice, but I think so many people are disgusted with obama that Romney will get a lot of votes. I just hope he can win the Electoral College also.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT by cvq3842 (Thanks for all responses, and flames, in advance.)
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To: Arthurio
I don’t know how Mitt could possibly be leading by 4 nationally but trailing by 2 in VA

Third party spoiler is polling at 9% in Virginia

16 posted on 08/09/2012 9:28:44 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ilgipper

If the dead can vote Obama can pull a rabbit out of his golf bag just in time.

WSI reports that Bernake has the votes for another QE3 stimulus in range of Sep -Oct, (just in time to introduce a magic economy by election day) if he isn’t headed off. There are those on Wall Street trying to prevent that from happening.

Romney was heard this week rejecting stimulus, which seems to give some legs to the story.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 9:39:08 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: wolfman23601

VA is not only very black, but also has seen its northern counties of the D.C. area invaded by leftist bureaucrats on the government dole and others who fled the very Blue state of Maryland (ironically because they don’t like how Blue Maryland has become!). The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has become so dependent on the Federal Government that any significant cuts in the budget will send real estate values plummeting in Montgomery and Fairfax counties. Those residents will not take that possibility lying down. In other words, a Romney win means less money in their pockets. The fact that Obama is narrowly leading in the current VA polls speaks volumes of the effective strategy of government expansion this Administration has employed.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 9:44:55 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Obadiah

The Lefties have gone very quiet with all their national popular vote rubbish this year...


19 posted on 08/09/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by relictele
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To: SamAdams76

Even legitimate pollsters have to pay the bills.

They will connect X & Y and because their reading public are so desperate for a prediction the reading public will accept such tenuous correlations.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 9:51:55 AM PDT by relictele
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To: wolfman23601
Demographics... VA is very black and that is the one contingent that will turn out for him in similar numbers to 2008.

I also think that VA (around the DC area) is full of govt. workers who are doing just great in this recession with Zero in the WH.

21 posted on 08/09/2012 9:58:53 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: mnehring

“Third party spoiler is polling at 9% in Virginia”

Yipes, if this is the case, it’s not looking goode (pun intended) for Romney in Virginia.

If Goode’s support hangs in there, I’m guessing that whoever wins VA this time around will do so with a plurality, not a majority.

Romney probably won’t win in the electoral college without Virginia. This is going to be a tough one for him.

Just wondering....
Not long ago, right here on FR, there were folks proclaiming:
“Anyone can beat Obama”
“My dog could beat Obama”
“A Coke could beat Obama”...

What happened?


22 posted on 08/09/2012 10:00:56 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: RobinMasters

so if Obama releases a phony jobs report every day for the next 89 days in a row he’ll be golden...


23 posted on 08/09/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RobinMasters

24 posted on 08/09/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Road Glide

Not long ago, right here on FR, there were folks proclaiming:
“Anyone can beat Obama”
“My dog could beat Obama”
“A Coke could beat Obama”...

Don’t forget the one about Romney winning a Reagan Landslide. These folks saying all of those things are not in reality that number 1 Romney is very liberal and 2. the population has changed considerably since the Reagan days. It is going to be a VERY close election which I have said from the beginning. Colorado will be the deciding winner and I am sticking with that too.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 10:25:52 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Obadiah

True, but if he keeps a 4% margin, the EC should follow. (”should”)


26 posted on 08/09/2012 10:33:41 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

You are overcomplicating it. Nothing has changed in Northern VA compared to past election and McDonnell won handily against his white democrat opponent. It has always been stuffed with limosine liberals and always will be. The reason Doug Wilder won Virginia 25 years ago, the reason Obama won Virginia in 2008, and the reason Obama leads in Virginia is because of his race. Virginia is still basically a red state. If Clinton were on the ballot instead, s/he’d lose by 10. The only way Romney wins Virginia is if he can take Hampton Roads by a large number and the only way he can do that is with Petraeus or some other military type.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Arthurio

It’s bogus. A poll yesterday of northern VA, which ZEro won by 20 in 08, shows him up two. He simply can’t win with that # in northern VA..


28 posted on 08/09/2012 11:07:24 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: relictele

The Lefties have gone very quiet with all their national popular vote rubbish this year...


Indeed they have. However, if memory (and it’s not that great) serves me right, he who wins the popular vote also gets CA’s electors because of a law they passed.

Can anyone confirm that?

wait. I just did.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/09/jerry-brown-californias-electoral_n_922167.html

If Romney can win the popular vote.. He’ll get CA’s electors (till Obama and co run off to court to try an stop it)


29 posted on 08/09/2012 11:09:07 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: RobinMasters

61% Hold Favorable Opinion of Chick-fil-A :)


30 posted on 08/09/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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