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New Michigan Poll has Romney ahead of Obama (47 to 43%)
WJBK Fox 2 ^ | Aug 21, 2012 11:39 AM PDT | WJBK Fox 2

Posted on 08/21/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT by Smogger

WJBK Fox 2 -

Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy, Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn, Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 general election voters to determine their voting preferences.

In what will be a significant blow to Democratic campaign efforts, native son Mitt Romney has climbed into the lead in Michigan's Presidential contest. The naming of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has delivered a targeted affect on the Michigan and Midwest campaign dynamics. We ballot tested the Presidential candidates and we also tested the following two areas of initial campaign impact and awareness:

Congressman Ryan's impact on voters' decision to vote for Mitt Romney. Congressman Ryan's controversial 2012 fiscal budget plan and voters support or opposition to the plan. It is our conclusion that the results to these questions will help initially either validate Ryan's selection or provide messaging for Democrats that Ryan is not acceptable to the voters. As our data outlines, currently Romney and Ryan are received positively enough to help vault Romney into the lead. Our aggregate findings for this section are as follows:

State-wide Aggregate Results (Weighted to projected age, gender & ethnicity of electorate, percentages do not all equal 100%) – 1733 Respondents MOE +/- 2.35%

Question 1:

The 2012 United States Presidential election will be held on November 6, 2012. Who are you more likely to vote for in the election??

(Barack Obama): 43.88%

(Mitt Romney): 47.68%

(Another candidate): 3.96%

(Undecided): 4.01%

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; election2012; mi2012; michigan; obama; romney
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1 posted on 08/21/2012 12:22:34 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: Smogger

Things were looking great until a Idiot Akin opened his Mouth


2 posted on 08/21/2012 12:23:54 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Smogger

But the liberal Republicans are telling us that we have to dump a patriotic conservative American because it will cause every seat to go to Democrats...roll eyes. Go Akin! Santorum/Akin 2016....The ONLY hope for America!!!!


3 posted on 08/21/2012 12:24:34 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Smogger

The best news in recent polling is Romney doing well in these traditionally blue states. Even if he loses Michigan, PA, etc, Obama is going to have to spread his ad budget and can’t concentrate all their money in the swing states. My feeling is he only carries Ohio if he is able to sink a big chunk of his spending there. He’s going to have to ‘spread it around’ a lot to keep his base states.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 12:25:21 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper
But the liberal Republicans are telling us that we have to dump a patriotic conservative American because it will cause every seat to go to Democrats...roll eyes. Go Akin! Santorum/Akin 2016....The ONLY hope for America!!!!

Enjoy Obama-Care

5 posted on 08/21/2012 12:34:05 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: ilgipper

It seems that every cycle we get polls that show the GOP doing well in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Then the GOP spends time and money on them, only to lose by 5 - 7 %


6 posted on 08/21/2012 12:35:33 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Smogger

This same polling outfit also shows Pete Hoekstra with a +2 over Debbie Stabenow. If that’s in any way accurate that’s a great development!


7 posted on 08/21/2012 12:37:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: napscoordinator
But the liberal Republicans are telling us that we have to dump a patriotic conservative American because it will cause every seat to go to Democrats...roll eyes.

Nope, just the Missouri Senate seat. Only an idiot would have thrown a lifeline to McCaskill, and that's exactly what Akin did.

8 posted on 08/21/2012 12:37:50 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: Ingtar

ain’t that the truth.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 12:38:32 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: Smogger

Every nickel of funding for the Akin campaign should be redirected to the Hoekstra effort to unseat Debbie Stabenow.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/mi/michigan_senate_hoekstra_vs_stabenow-1817.html


10 posted on 08/21/2012 12:39:24 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: napscoordinator

Are you saying that Conservatives believe that a woman’s body will reject a baby from a legitimate rape? I don’t think even Santorum would believe that fantasy. This guy is an idiot and he has single handedly probably cost the GOP control of the Senate.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 12:47:44 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Smogger

PREFECT!


12 posted on 08/21/2012 12:48:38 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: ilgipper

Obama’s major campaign ad effort in southern Ohio has been Medicare, Coal, and Romney Taxes. I’ve seen his AARP Medicare ad more than any other. At about half that rate I see his “Romney should pay/reveal taxes too” ad. The “Romney hates coal, Obama loves it” ad ran a few times late last week in the early hours.

The coal ad seems particularly tailored for southern Ohio, and it’s an indication that Obama is in trouble, especially in Strickland’s old district to the east of me. Those people would normally have voted for a democrat with horns, so there was never any need for special buys to appeal to them.

I assume the AARP ad is everyplace as Obama seeks to peel as many conservative seniors off as possible from their normally conservative voting habits.

The “Romney Taxes” ad has to be appealing to the entitlement base that loves their security net. I don’t know if that indicates a problem, or if it is just standard ad campaign stuff. If I found it was only in normally conservative regions like this, then I’d bet Obama is feeling a backlash even among the handout folks. My conversations with them indicates they’ve picked up the conservative meme that “obama is destroying the country”.

That doesn’t mean anything to a generational democrat, though. They sound conserative ‘til they enter the anonymity of the voting booth. So many of them, though, just aren’t registered to vote.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ilgipper
if a traditionally blue state of Connecticut is now leans Obama (from Strong Obama), maybe Obama will need to be in CT to shore up the ILLEGAL voters (aka City of New Haven).

Of course, maybe voters are tired of Malloy acting like Obama, so they decide to vote Republican this year. (I doubt it thou)

14 posted on 08/21/2012 12:50:32 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: scooby321

Akin blew it. But, are you confusing Missouri with Michigan?
Or, do you think Akin’s blunder is going to cost Michigan too?


15 posted on 08/21/2012 12:53:08 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: ilgipper

Obama’s campaign is already essentially broke. So far Mittens is playing obama like a fiddle.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Ingtar

Well, you have to remember that Mitt’s dad was governor of Michigan from 1963-1969.

Mitt went to school in the Metro Detroit area and still has some family in the area.

That is a bigger boost than for most candidates. Hopefully, that will help him pull out a win in November.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smogger

This is the same pollster who has Obama losing to Romney in Florida by 15 points...

LITTLE WONDER the commie OBAMUGABE is trying to change the subject to Todd Akin.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 1:00:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Ingtar
It seems that every cycle we get polls that show the GOP doing well in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Then the GOP spends time and money on them, only to lose by 5 - 7 %

In 2008 it took a once in a generation financial crisis in September to make the difference.

In 2000 it took an October surprise to lose the popular vote.

It will take something similar.

19 posted on 08/21/2012 1:03:21 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Tigercap

“Akin blew it. But, are you confusing Missouri with Michigan?
Or, do you think Akin’s blunder is going to cost Michigan too?”

It wont.

It’s just the initial panicking posts from people that spend all day watching CNN and thinking that they really control the election.

The wave of negative ads from Obama this summer.

The MSM attacks on Ryan after he was picked.

Their wailing over Romney’s tax returns.

All produced the same belly-aching from the usual suspects until it petered out after one week. People got back to other things and the MSM is off to try to cover for the next wave of bad economic reports.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: napscoordinator
Wow. So now you support an utter idiot who thinks women can't get pregnant if they "will it?" Do you seriously realize that it means about his view of rape---that it "really isn't that bad?"

This guy isn't a "conservative"---he's a Dem plant from the outset to ensure we lose this race.

And, in case you didn't notice, Santorum endorsed Romney. And in case you didn't notice, PALIN endorsed Steelman, not Akin.

21 posted on 08/21/2012 1:03:41 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Smogger; blam; TigerLikesRooster; Whenifhow; Cincinatus' Wife; familyop; M. Espinola; ...
I do not care about political parties today. The political parties, both the Dems and Repugs, are controlled by BIG Money. Total currupt hacks control Washington absolutely.

The hacks are owned totally by BIG Money and they do NOT care about you or children or your grandchildren. They do not care about America:

The Selling of the Presidency: Politics in the Age of Television !

IMHPO -- this video should have been made in 2002. It is long overdue. Both political parties are corrupt to the bone

22 posted on 08/21/2012 1:07:09 PM PDT by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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To: Ingtar
It seems that every cycle we get polls that show the GOP doing well in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Then the GOP spends time and money on them, only to lose by 5 - 7 %

Say it with me: V-O-T-E-R F-R-A-U-D.

That's why all the usual suspects are filing lawsuits to prevent implementation of voter photo ID laws - to keep the 'Rat fraud machine going. If the PA law stands, there's good chance that won't happen here this time.

Now, if we can just get morons like Aiken to STFU and stop trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory ...

23 posted on 08/21/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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24 posted on 08/21/2012 1:18:14 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: napscoordinator

Aiken is embarrassingly stupid. Republicans are pretty stupid in general (hence the name The Stupid Party) but Aiken takes it up several notches. No wonder McCaskle wanted to run against him. Only he could give her a victory.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 1:20:48 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Ingtar

No, actually no such polls existed.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 1:21:59 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Ingtar

I’ve noticed that trend going back to 2000, at least, and mainly for PA and WA. I recall in ‘04 that Zog and Ras both had WA in “leans Republican” for a couple of months. It makes you wonder.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:15 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: ex-Texan

Only a fool believes the two parties are the same.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 1:26:05 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: scooby321

No kidding. Now I know why Romney tossed that idiot under the bus. I would not want him screwing things up for me either.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 1:40:56 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: scooby321

No kidding. Now I know why Romney tossed that idiot under the bus. I would not want him screwing things up for me either.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: ilgipper
"The best news in recent polling is Romney doing well in these traditionally blue states."

It's happening. It is really happening. Ryan has brought the Rust Belt truly into play.

31 posted on 08/21/2012 1:46:38 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: ilgipper

Yep. The more BHO and the DNC have to spend on advertising in transnational blue states to keep them blue, the less they have to spend in swing states. If you start seeing Obama ads in New England, Michigan, PA, etc. you know hi sin in real trouble.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT by matt04
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To: arrogantsob
I'm not saying the political parties are "the same." I'm saying. "They are both corrupt to the bone,"

Dems are controlled by "hard core Marxists" as Ronald Reagan said to me personally many years ago when I met him in Sacramento, California. Repugs are owned by the Iluminati. Dems are owned by the Marxists.

You choose between them at you own peril . . .

33 posted on 08/21/2012 1:52:10 PM PDT by ex-Texan (nne)
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To: ScottinVA
"Every nickel of funding for the Akin campaign should be redirected to the Hoekstra effort to unseat Debbie Stabenow."

I'm down with that. Also believe Steelman should be supported to try a Murkowski in Mizzou.

34 posted on 08/21/2012 1:52:53 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: VanDeKoik
"All produced the same belly-aching from the usual suspects until it petered out after one week."

You can't drive around the bedwetters and the hangwringers even here sometimes. Some people live for that sh!t. Only thing you can do is get into a thread within the first 10 posts, lay out the facts, and set the tone.

35 posted on 08/21/2012 1:55:35 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: lam; TigerLikesRooster; Whenifhow; Cincinatus' Wife; familyop; 2ndreconmarine; M. Espinola

Corrupt moderators keep changing my “tag line !


36 posted on 08/21/2012 2:02:54 PM PDT by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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To: ex-Texan

You should be more worried about the corruption of the American People without that as a background party corruption would not be an issue.

The GOP is controlled by the Illuminati? Why don’t you elaboration on that claim.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Tigercap

Some Freepers think the Akin thing is going to cost republicans every election in the country. Bridge jumpers


38 posted on 08/21/2012 3:14:24 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: scooby321; All
Things were looking great until a Idiot Akin opened his Mouth>

What the heck does Akin have to do with the presidential race? Any voter who is so dumb as to link Akin’s remarks to Romney or Ryan is going to vote Dummycrat anyway!!!

39 posted on 08/21/2012 3:27:32 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I think he was being sarcastic.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 3:32:33 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: TonyInOhio

“Only an idiot would have thrown a lifeline to McCaskill, and that’s exactly what Akin did.”

No kidding. The guy out-Bidened Biden.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Smogger

bttt


42 posted on 08/21/2012 6:42:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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43 posted on 08/21/2012 6:43:47 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jboot

Washington is deep blue. West of the Cascades is so far left it’s budding up against the Chinese coast. Unfortunately, west of the Cascades is where the population centers are, so Washington is lost electorally.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 6:47:32 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: matt04

Except the shine from 08 is gone. Obama can talk but no one is listening and the crowds aren’t there for him.


45 posted on 08/21/2012 6:55:30 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: ScottinVA

It’s bizarre to think that the GOP could win the Senate races in MA & MI but not MO.

Perhaps the GOP should pay Akin to go away.


46 posted on 08/21/2012 7:48:33 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Ingtar
It seems that every cycle we get polls that show the GOP doing well in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Then the GOP spends time and money on them, only to lose by 5 - 7 %

If the candidates don't have their own pollsters, conducting real polls, suggesting the best places to commit resources, well, candidates that don't are incompetent boobs. They don't deserve to win anything.

I doubt even the Minneapolis Star and Tribune would accuse Romney of being incompetent.

47 posted on 08/22/2012 3:57:27 AM PDT by stevem
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To: scooby321

Things were looking great until a Idiot Akin opened his Mouth
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I’m so angry at Todd Akin right now. I cannot tell you how angry I am. But, I really don’t think the Dems will be able to hang Akin around Romney’s neck. He’s an unknown hick from Missouri that, even now, 90% of America doesn’t even know who he is.


48 posted on 08/22/2012 5:06:12 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: napscoordinator

I figured you would be rejoicing over the Akin deal napscoordinator. That’s o.k. We will overcome this, and the person who will be hurt the most over this is Todd Akin. Right now, he is one of the most hated men in America. He will lose his Senate bid, he will NEVER AGAIN be reelected to Congress and he will be looked upon with disdain for the rest of his life. He could have stepped down for the good of The State of Missouri and the country, and had a legacy of respect and honor; but, he’s too ignorant to know that. He really thinks he can still win, but, after Nov. 6, he’ll be sitting at home, islolated, with his ugly old lady and homely kids.


49 posted on 08/22/2012 5:15:08 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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