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Rasmussen Poll (Obama +2)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Aug 28 2012 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 08/28/2012 7:01:23 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows President Obama attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; poll; rasmussen; romney
The one day bad sample seems to still there
1 posted on 08/28/2012 7:01:26 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Sunday is still in the 3day... tomorrow holds real weight.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 7:03:22 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: SoftwareEngineer

It dropped a point and probably will be even in 2-3 days. Ras has had this pattern. The Akin Effect will likely only be temporary.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 7:04:32 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: HamiltonJay

Sorry, SATURDAY and SUNDAY are still in there, Tuesday = Sat,Sun and Mon) Thursday will be first poll with no weekend in it. (Mon-Tues-Wed)


4 posted on 08/28/2012 7:04:32 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: DarthVader
The Akin Effect will likely only be temporary.

lol..that comment would have brought out the long knives last week

5 posted on 08/28/2012 7:08:11 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Not happy.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 7:08:25 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: SoftwareEngineer

We are making excuses here. We are always going by Ras and this is not good news. Sorry to be debbie downer but we need to be honest here.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 7:08:49 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Americans HATE RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE/DeathPanels.

And yet, the GOPe will feature the author as their
new leader and deity (who tolerates NO discussion).


8 posted on 08/28/2012 7:08:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."- Mark Twain)
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To: SoftwareEngineer
Maybe it's the fine job he is doing keeping the hurricane at bay. Rumor has it he was in New Orleans this weekend, standing on the beach, arms raised to the heavens, demanding the storm head west. The Messiah has spoken and the sheeple approve. (Yeah, I think Rush's story about Castro influenced that BS rant) ;o)
9 posted on 08/28/2012 7:10:02 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: GoCards

Thanks, Akin.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 7:11:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Wow. Starting to worry now.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 7:18:00 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SoftwareEngineer
Voting for Dummies. For Hayley Text 1, For Tyler Text 2, For Kayla, Text 3. Like, Oh my God...


12 posted on 08/28/2012 7:22:07 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: GoCards
Gallup has Romney up by one. Following the historical pattern, Romney should get a bump from the Republican convention. Then, following non-historical pattern (Zero was the first to turn down Federal funding for a presidential election), Romney should get another bump when he actually starts spending those campaign funds. Zero should get a bump from his own convention, but for once the Republicans can outspend the 'rats in a presidential election.

Romney is in no worse shape than Reagan was at this time in 1980. Somewhat better, because he has more money to spend.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 7:22:15 AM 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: Sans-Culotte

I watch Rasmussen daily. Have for years. I’ll bet this is just statistical noise. Other polls coming out in the last couple days show a Romney surge. Even CBS News today in a registered voter poll shows Obama up by only one point. My take is that right now Romeny has a small lead.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 7:23:36 AM PDT by nailspitter
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To: GoCards
I went back to 2008. Ras had Obama up by one or two points most of August and this SAME LABOR DAY/BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK there was a swing to Obama (up by 4) because many Republicans are not home this week.

Returning after Labor Day McCain was actually ahead for 2 weeks until the stock market crash and when he stoooopidly "suspended" his campaign.

15 posted on 08/28/2012 7:23:41 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Sans-Culotte

I watch Rasmussen daily. Have for years. I’ll bet this is just statistical noise. Other polls coming out in the last couple days show a Romney surge. Even CBS News today in a registered voter poll shows Obama up by only one point. My take is that right now Romeny has a small lead.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 7:23:41 AM PDT by nailspitter
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To: GoCards

I agree.

That this high percentage of Americans still support O is a far worse indicator of the state of our nation than anything else. If this economy and all he has done so far are not waking the sheeple up, we are beyond hope.

As others have said, the problem isn’t Obama. It’s the fact that so many voted for him.

It’s even worse that so many still support him after his deeds and agenda have been exposed.

It just may be over........


17 posted on 08/28/2012 7:24:27 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: GoCards
I agree that we go by Rasmussen, but isn't this good news because Romney's doing better than he was in yesterday's Ras poll?
18 posted on 08/28/2012 7:25:06 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: GoCards

Same thing happened last weekend, and then it was back to 47-44 Romney by mid-week.

The race is close. Romney has a slight edge. Obama is in terrible condition in the mid 40s as an incumbent. It is Romney’s to win or lose, as the country has rejected Obama. They just need to be assured the alternative is a better choice.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 7:25:14 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: nailspitter
You are exactly right and people need to widen their view a bit. Even Rasmussen himself warns of daily polling being taken to heart. He suggests a weekly average and the trend is what is important.

Gallup a similar polling method (rolling average) and he has Romney up by 1 as of yesterday. take into consideration the MOE because it means something.

20 posted on 08/28/2012 7:35:23 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: SoftwareEngineer

What irritates me is for the second day in a row, 50% of these “likely voters” think Obama is doing just fine.

If Obama wins, I will completely lose hope in the future of this country.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 7:40:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer
Aiken fallout? I don't know what other news there may have been to move the needle.

This is concerning. I anticipate a "dead cat bounce" out of the convention.

22 posted on 08/28/2012 7:46:12 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 70 days away.)
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To: ScottinVA

I know! I mean who are these people? I don’t understand how some can be so stupid. Wake up America!


23 posted on 08/28/2012 7:48:04 AM PDT by Laura722
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To: Diogenesis
will feature the author as their new leader and deity

You really need some medication.

24 posted on 08/28/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Arlis

The state of our country’s opinion is about ignorance and media corruption. A big chunk are functionally retarded, yes, but if the media were to actually do their job, this election would set a new bar for the landslide.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: ScottinVA

Im seeing a CNN poll that has Obama at 50 in Florida. 50!! that is incredible.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 7:55:56 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards

Obama is at about 43% in Florida. That CNN poll is deeply flawed. Romney has developed a clear edge her in recent weeks.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 7:59:37 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Laura722

The punk potus biggest consituency is those who live off the left hind teat of the gubmit. There are ore of those out there than we realize.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Laura722

The punk potus biggest consituency is those who live off the left hind teat of the gubmit. There are ore of those out there than we realize.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 8:02:56 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Arlis
That this high percentage of Americans still support O is a far worse indicator of the state of our nation than anything else. If this economy and all he has done so far are not waking the sheeple up, we are beyond hope. As others have said, the problem isn’t Obama. It’s the fact that so many voted for him.

My feelings exactly. This is not your father's America. If it was, we'd be looking at a Nixon-McGovern type blowout.

30 posted on 08/28/2012 8:03:19 AM PDT by Marathoner (GTFO: January 21, 2013)
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To: chaos_5

A few days ago, Gallup had Romney winning big over Obama in the electoral votes. The next day, we read on Drudge that Obama’s justice dept was suing Gallup for not taking the full estimated time to do their polls. The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the Obama administration wants the polling companies to keep polling until they get the desired results, any negative results for Obama will result in prosecution.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 8:23:38 AM PDT by Eva (Eee)
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To: GoCards

Ras is the most reliable guy around. He polls likely voters and weights Rs and Ds reasonably. Hopefully this is an anomaly.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 8:24:56 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Sooth2222

29% What the heck to Carter do at the end of July? Was that the rabbit attack?


33 posted on 08/28/2012 8:30:35 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: SoftwareEngineer

I don’t swallow these polls. As for the 5 percent undecided: Anyone who is undecided at this point should not be allowed to vote because they are too stupid.


34 posted on 08/28/2012 8:34:15 AM PDT by vortigern
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To: Sooth2222


"Romney is in no worse shape than Reagan was at this time in 1980."

35 posted on 08/28/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by library user
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To: Sooth2222

Perhaps Barakopolis II should be ridiculed while people are recovering from the hurricane?

Perhaps the democrats should just cancel their convention in light of the anticipated recovery of people suffering from the storm.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 8:39:21 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Give credit where credit is due, to Mr. "I'm proud of RomneyCare" Romney.


37 posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:32 AM 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: newzjunkey

Aiken[sic] fallout? I don't know what other news there may have been to move the needle.

Mitt Romney Says He's 'Proud' Of Romneycare, Two Weeks After His Campaign Got Shredded For Doing It

I think telling the nation during a Chris Wallace interview on Sunday that he's "very proud" of RomneyCare was a pretty outrageous needle mover. He essentially slashed and burned the hope we grass roots had that he would repeal ObamaCare without replacing it with his own brand of socialism. I expected the needle to dip further than it did. He should consider himself lucky.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 8:55:36 AM 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: SoftwareEngineer
five percent (5%) are undecided. 5% don't want to called racist!! LOL
39 posted on 08/28/2012 9:03:32 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Marathoner
"This is not your father's America."

There is the rub. The Greatest Generation that made up the bulk of electorate in 1972 is dead or dying. The Boomer's have lost the battle of ideals.

40 posted on 08/28/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: Flightdeck

Like Rush says repeatedly....we cannot expect the media to change. And I don’t believe that the media is the primary problem....a problem, but not primary. A majority in the nation no longer watches or reads today’s media. “Do their job”? As they see it, they are doing their job- promoting their world view and squashing any other.

The primary problem is the education system (I’ve only posted this a hundred times, please forgive...) that brainwashes from kindergarden to grad school in a Marxist/atheist world view. Part of the Marxist’s plan for almost 100 years.

Until we deal with the origin, we are pissing into the wind. And if we don’t deal with the origin, it’s only a short time until we are a true minority.......and “it’s over....”

NO ONE has offered a solution for dealing with the source and origin of the dominant thinking of our day - education. Even Rush has never addressed this. Nor Beck, Coulter, or any other reputed conservative “thinkers.”


41 posted on 08/28/2012 10:33:03 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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