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Ras Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (0-50 R-45 -9 Presidential Approval Index )
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Posted on 09/10/2012 6:46:40 AM PDT by Perdogg

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows President Obama attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

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1 posted on 09/10/2012 6:46:45 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

50%!? Based on what?


2 posted on 09/10/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by albie
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To: Perdogg

Top of the bounce - I figured it would show up today. Just like Gallup, Barry’s numbers in this poll will erode over the next week.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 6:49:04 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: albie

The convention bounce? Idk
Even Carter got a nice bounce in the middle of his destruction of our economy.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 6:49:20 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: albie

They’re stoned on Hopium again.

http://www.pennypresslv.com/Obama%27s_Use_of_Hidden_Hypnosis_techniques_in_His_Speeches.pdf


5 posted on 09/10/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: TonyInOhio
Top of the bounce - I figured it would show up today. Just like Gallup, Barry’s numbers in this poll will erode over the next week.

Its been the same every week as well, early, has him up, then it steadily drops.

6 posted on 09/10/2012 6:50:34 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Perdogg

Was hoping to see it peak at 48-49. To the best of my recollection, this is a 3 point bounce over his highest Monday poll in the last month. He’s hit 47% twice on weekend polling.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 6:51:05 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: TonyInOhio

Obama had two really good polling days right after the convention. Someone who has been tallying and calculating each day’s polling results can probably figure out the exact number.

Once those days fall off the three day rolling average, things will tighten up again.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 6:51:41 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: snarkytart

Ah, yes...the “Dead rabbit” bounce.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 6:52:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: albie

50%!? Based on what?


Love of Big Brother, apparently.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 6:52:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Perdogg

I’m ready to give up on my fellow Americans. They want more of this cr*p?

Wow. I mean, how third-world, toilet bowl, depressing, degenerate, downward spiraling does it have to be for them to not like this guy?

If America today doesn’t suck in your opinion, you’re living for your next government check. That’s it.


11 posted on 09/10/2012 6:53:01 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: Perdogg

Were people too busy listening to Lady Gaga or something on Friday and missed the definitive evidence that Obama’s economic plan is not working? And that he is not suggesting any other plan? They can’t all value cultural progressive issues over the economy. Or maybe “It’s the economy, and we are stupid”, after all. Sheeesh. HELLO ROMNEY RYAN! PLEASE DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR $$$. BY THE WAY - WHERE THE H&^% IS PAUL RYAN - WE MIDWESTERN-ERS REALLY LIKE HIM. ;(


12 posted on 09/10/2012 6:53:21 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Perdogg

The reality is that as of right NOW, obama is winning.

Plenty of time to undo that. But it sure is sickening in the interim....I am also haunted by 1992 when Clinton never came down after his convention. Yes Perot helped him, but he led after the convention and never came down. In my recollection.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Perdogg

A rotted dead skunk ought to out-poll any President who presided over this economy.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 6:53:48 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: Perdogg

Worse, Obummer has a 52% approval rating now. His best in a very long time.

The only good news is that perhaps the R/R folks will realize sooner rather than later just how awful and ineffective their campaign has been so far.

To date at least, this is like watching a replay of 2008 - and the results will be the same (only with a somewhat closer margin).


15 posted on 09/10/2012 6:54:00 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: ConservativeDude

Its time for Romney/Ryan to start firing on all cylinders with the political ads. These vanilla feel-good ads are not going to cut it. We need to get aggressive, use all the ammo we have.


16 posted on 09/10/2012 6:55:19 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Perdogg

Gallup today has it O 50 R 44 (O+6).

If it stays this way through the week, then we are screwed. It means the serial rapist/liar convinced a good chunk of this country that the economy really (even after 4 years and 6 trillion spent) is not Zero’s fault.

But I predict Obama will be up around 2 in both Ras and Gallup on Friday.


17 posted on 09/10/2012 6:55:42 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: albie

Convention bounce. Expected and transitory.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 6:56:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Perdogg

Romney needs to take a play out of the DemocRAT playbook and sue Rasmussen. It seems to work.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 6:57:23 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Diversity and political correctness. The real reason 09-11-01 happened.)
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To: mrs9x

This election will come down to the debates. It is absolutely necessary for Romney to expose Obama as a vapid fraud off the teleprompter, expose his record and convince the muddled middle that he should be President. If Romney can’t do it,he simply won’t be elected and the country will suffer greatly under a second Obama term.


20 posted on 09/10/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT by allendale
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To: TonyInOhio

He hit 50%. That is the problem and how the media has said it’s over. It’s not but unless Romney does something it soon will be. Early voting starts 9/21. The way it is looking now the debates may not matter. Of course a Romney loss will please quite a few here, but it sure won’t most of us any good.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 6:59:41 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Lazamataz
Exactly! The kneejerk response here is positively Pavlovian.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2928916/posts

22 posted on 09/10/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: Longbow1969
Worse, Obummer has a 52% approval rating now. His best in a very long time.

I am truly amazed at how easily convinced by liberal talking points the American electorate is... or maybe not so surprised.

We pray for the miracle needed to turn this around, but perhaps God has a different plan. Putting us through a harsh tribulation may be what's in the cards...

23 posted on 09/10/2012 7:01:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: mrs9x

Unlike many/most here at FR, personally I think the Romney team is capable of that. If their data shows that is what they need to do, then they will. They will have the money to do so.

Of course, Rove and co. also have the ability and means to do so. We all hate Rove, and we should. But between now and election day, he is against obama and hopefully he will figure out some path forward. Maybe it will be something harshly negative along the lines of Lee Atwater. Discourage turnout, whatever. I think we will see this happen, and I’m all for it. So long as they actually know what they are doing.....at least this is not Rove’s first rodeo.


24 posted on 09/10/2012 7:03:14 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Lazamataz
Convention bounce. Expected and transitory.

Would've been nice if Romney's could've been as high.

25 posted on 09/10/2012 7:03:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ScottinVA

Romney is in trouble by my estimations, he is a bore for one. Secondly Rush is dead right, they need to be going after Bambi’s FAR-left ideology and weave the story how his ideology has and will continue to hurt the economy. Absolute Dope handlers > GOP-e

Also they just keep letting Bambi make excuses about how bad Bush left it for him. Romney needs to pound into the idiot electorates head that it was Dems blocking Fannie/Freddie reforms that more than anything else lead to the 2008 collapse.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 7:05:45 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Longbow1969

Yes but in 2008 McCain did not want to win really. You could here it in his voice - deep down he may have voted for Obama in another place and time. Mitt does not have that problem but he sure as h3ll seems like he believes that the race is too close to call and he will just pull it out with his calculated state strategies. I would like to hear him talk about Obama’s term in the past tense like Ryan did in the RNC. More swagger backed by hard, even if mean, facts. Stop being so darn presidential. Your not running against George H. W. Bush.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: xkaydet65

How many of the 50% pro-Obama voters will actually vote? I think Republicans will have better turn out. Will it be enough to overcome the slacker vote? I don’t know. I think they might end up counting chad (or the equivalent) again in this election. It is going to be close.


28 posted on 09/10/2012 7:07:47 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Perdogg

I trust Ras. These numbers are very troubling.


29 posted on 09/10/2012 7:08:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Paradox

I hope this is Romney’s version of “Rope a Dope”. But we’re in round 8 of a 12 round fight.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 7:09:32 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: ScottinVA
"Convention bounce. Expected and transitory."

Would've been nice if Romney's could've been as high.

Problems abound with that.

1) The media cooks the polls. They cooked them to show little bounce. If you take a look at what the Romney pollster said this morning, in between the lines, you can read that internals showed a real bounce.

2) The Dem convention was done right up to and after the Rep convention, helping to mask any bounce. Good strategy on the part of the Dems, btw.

31 posted on 09/10/2012 7:10:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: ConservativeDude

These are not conventional times. Substantial number of Americans on both sides of the aisle are angry and scared. Mitts is not the best candidate the GOP offer. Worst he is a Wall Street businessman not a straight forward businessman. If Romney created a product or service that people needed, employed people to provide it, sold it for profit, he would be more acceptable to the guy on the street. Problem is Romney was involve in Wall Street type financing. Granted he saved failing companies, but Bain also brought failing companies with the intention to structure a bankruptcy strategy to sell of its parts of profit and firing all the workers in the process. If Romney was more like Perot and less like Dimon, he would be cleaning Obama’s clock by now. Good news, is many Americans do not like Obama either. So we are back to voting for the lesser of two evils. In the past bad economy sunk sitting POTUS. However with record amounts of Americans on food stamps, this election can be more like FDR re election. Unemployed must decide if they want to eat gov cheese today or no gov cheese so we can avoid the destruction of ballooning deficits. Right now it is very hard to say because all conventions of the past no longer applies today. IMHO I think Romney can win the popular vote but lose the EC count. CA, NY and IL provides the
Dems half of the EC needed to win. That is one hell of a baseline to start with.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT by Fee
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To: BlueStateRightist
I hope this is Romney’s version of “Rope a Dope”.

Well so he's just had the "dope" part.

33 posted on 09/10/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: albie
50%!? Based on what? Well you see...

The problem is, not everybody in the country are political junkies like us. In fact the vast majority pay little or no attention to politics at all, to put this in perspective, on the best convention night 23 million people watched, there are 310 Million people in the United States that means only 8% of the population watched. So where did the other 150/200 Million (we'll exclude about 100 million as children and people who aren't registered) get there information? From the little tidbits they caught while listening to the radio on the way to work, or maybe news in their internet browser as they were reading the latest celebrity gossip. And what did they hear? They heard the liberal MSM media say that Michelle Obama gave a great speech that "humanized" Obama, that Bill Clinton gave the greatest speech of all times, and that Obama brought the old 2008 magic back. So when the pollsters calls them up, they certainly don't want to look stupid and admit they know nothing about politics, so they parrot back what they have heard or seen about Obama.

34 posted on 09/10/2012 7:13:13 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

And what most of the people heard about the GOP convention was the somebody threw peanuts at a black camerawoman, and some old dude talked to an empty chair.


35 posted on 09/10/2012 7:14:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ScottinVA
I am truly amazed at how easily convinced by liberal talking points the American electorate is... or maybe not so surprised.

Meh, the American public voted for FDR 4 teams. 3 times before our direct involvement in WW2, so even that isn't an excuse for them.

The truth is, people are mostly ignorant followers when it comes to politics. They are easily swayed by appeals to emotion and leftist popular culture. It is obviously worse now that more and more people are dependent on government checks. Human nature dictates those people will vote to keep the gravy train going which means voting Democrat.

We pray for the miracle needed to turn this around, but perhaps God has a different plan.

God helps those who help themselves. I don't believe for a minute God intervenes in elections. Those who believe they can pray away election losses are deluding themselves.

36 posted on 09/10/2012 7:16:28 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: TonyInOhio

I wish I could be as confident as you, but I’m seeing Romney and his campaign going softer and softer by the day, as if their long-planned etch-a-sketch strategy was set to kick in after they dispatched the hee-haws at the GOP convention.


37 posted on 09/10/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Longbow1969
"God helps those who help themselves."

Careful, that is not in the Bible, even though most think it is.

38 posted on 09/10/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT by Iowegian
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To: albie
50%!? Based on what?

Just guessing here...based on Romney going on TV and demoralizing his base by saying he wants to keep "certain parts" of Obamacare


39 posted on 09/10/2012 7:21:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Uncle Miltie
I’m ready to give up on my fellow Americans. They want more of this cr*p? Wow. I mean, how third-world, toilet bowl, depressing, degenerate, downward spiraling does it have to be for them to not like this guy?

What you said! I swear, if this Marxist bastard gets reelected I'm ready to throw in the towel and renounce my citizenship.

40 posted on 09/10/2012 7:24:00 AM PDT by Marathoner (DNC: Fluke, Clinton, Warren: The slut, the pimp and paleface)
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To: apillar
I agree with much of that. There's a sensational amount of pop idolatry with this President, even surpassing the allure of Bill Clinton to the entertainment-obsessed. The yea/nay vote involving “God” during the DNC should be a revealing indicator into the mindset of the left; however, if the majority of Americans choose to ignore that action then it is further proof of short attention spans and lack of knowledge. That should have been a deal breaker.
41 posted on 09/10/2012 7:24:35 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Fee

All very true. Including the ongoing issue of the EV’s being all that matters, and that is an easier path for obama than Romney. Still: far from over.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 7:26:11 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Iowegian

We have got to defeat Obama. Seriously, 4 more years of this and we will have a hard time undoing the damage.

I believe that R&R have a different strategy for the campaign. They are spending a ton of money (~ $120 million in Aug), and it doesn’t seem to be on advertising. From what I have read, is they are doing tons of targeted polling and research, especially in the swing states. And they are implementing a massive GOTV effort. Even this past weekend, they did some kind of volunteer test, with over 20 million. These are the things that are not so visible to us.

OF course, in the end, time will tell whether its effective or not. But I do believe that we conservatives have to use different strategies to get out messages and voters out.

To me, its this simple.... every swing state the 2 candidates are in, are states Obama won in 2008. What does that tell you? Are people who voted tea party conservative in 2010, and less motivated and mad in 2012? I don’t think so. These polls did not pick that up in 2010, totally missed in Wisconsin in 2012, and are going to miss in November.


43 posted on 09/10/2012 7:27:10 AM PDT by gswilder
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To: Perdogg

I still think Romney can win this thing, but here’s what he’s got to do more of: Give people a POSITIVE reason to vote FOR him, not just to vote AGAINST Obama. And by this I mean, LAY OUT MORE OF YOUR PLAN. In his acceptance speech, Romney mentioned his five-point plan, but with just a sentence or two on each point. He needs to give more depth and substance on his plan, the “why” and the “how.” For instance, on energy independence, he should speak about the Keystone pipeline—that Obama nixed it, Romney would approve it, and what that would mean for energy supply and the associated jobs.


44 posted on 09/10/2012 7:27:26 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Romney-Ryan 2012, getting the BO out.)
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To: Perdogg

Romney did not have a great week before.

He needs to reorganize and focus his campaign.

He Should understand that MSM is working actively with Obama and he cannot be dependent on the MSM to get his views across.


45 posted on 09/10/2012 7:30:14 AM PDT by GregH
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To: gswilder

It would help if we had a Presidential candidate and campaign staff that believe in conservative ideas. We don’t now and we didn’t 4 years ago.


46 posted on 09/10/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT by Iowegian
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To: Perdogg
When the GOP candidate stands there like a punching bag this is what is to be expected. The GOPs only advantage up to this point was money. Obama is now leading there as well. Romney go zero bounce from his convention, and Zero got a big bounce from his. Romney didn't give us a single talking point. He never went after Obama. He offered no reason to vote for him or to vote against the other guy.

The Democrat convention may have been a freak show, but it was a highly motivated freak show. The GOP is just going through the motions for a candidate that the majority don't particularly like. The press will always be against us. That is a simple fact. Romney needed to go directly to the American people and make his case. The GOP convention offered that exact opportunity. What he did with his opportunity was have a senile old man talk to an empty chair. Then take the stage himself and speak in a boring monotone about glaring generalities. He had his chance, and he blew it.

Half of America is getting free Obama money. They appear quite happy to live on food stamps and watch American Idol on TV. Bread and circuses appears to be all Obama needs to win.
47 posted on 09/10/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: ConservativeDude

I am as concerned as you are. I know its a post convention bounce, but still...


48 posted on 09/10/2012 7:34:46 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

Right.

At one level, we “know” it is a bounce. OTOH, Clinton’s bounce never went away....plenty to be concerned about; plenty to be optimistic about. (1980, Chick Fila day....)


49 posted on 09/10/2012 7:42:07 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: GonzoGOP

One thing...Obama isn’t now leading in money.

He outraised Romney the past month.

But before that, for many months, Romney raised way more than Obama.

Obama spent what money he did raise on ads.

Romney has way more money in the bank than Obama.

Tons.


50 posted on 09/10/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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