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ABC/WashPost Poll: Obama Bump Dropped From 6 Points to ĎAbout Evení Saturday
NRO ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 09/11/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT by RobinMasters

Republicans in a panic about Obama’s post-convention bump will probably find this morning’s ABC News/Washington Post poll reassuring:

Last week’s Democratic National Convention helped President Obama improve his standing against Republican Mitt Romney, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, but did little to reduce voter concern about his handling of the economy.

The survey shows that the race remains close among likely voters, with Obama at 49 percent and Romney at 48 percent, virtually unchanged from a poll taken just before the conventions.

But among a wider sample of all registered voters, Obama holds an apparent edge, topping Romney at 50 percent to 44 percent, and has clear advantages on important issues in the campaign when compared with his rival.

The survey highlights why Obama continues to try to frame the election as a choice between himself and Romney, while Romney would like it to be a referendum on the president’s record.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls
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1 posted on 09/11/2012 5:34:08 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
http://www.langerresearch.com/uploads/1140a1AftertheConventions.pdf

The whole ABC polling samples are a joke.

“Thirty-two percent of registered voters in this poll identify themselves as Democrats, 26 percent as Republicans and 37 percent as independents, continuing a record four-year preponderance of independents in partisan preferences. The split is almost identical among likely voters, 33-27-36 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents. Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 7 points in the 2008 election.”

2 posted on 09/11/2012 5:39:45 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: RobinMasters

OK now things start to return to normal.

Now Mitt get your VP out there!


3 posted on 09/11/2012 5:41:08 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: RobinMasters
Key point...

Obama has a six-point edge among all voters based on interviews Friday, the day after the Democratic convention wrapped up. In interviews Saturday and Sunday, the two were about evenly matched among registered voters.
4 posted on 09/11/2012 5:41:21 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: RobinMasters

Who in the world ARE the people who are so easily swayed by a convention? Are there really people who are so brain-dead and wishy-washy that a glitzy show can convince them to change their views for a couple of days and then they revert to their previous views? The whole notion of a “bump” from these events seems ridiculous.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 5:42:28 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RobinMasters
"The survey shows that the race remains close among likely voters, with Obama at 49 percent and Romney at 48 percent, virtually unchanged from a poll taken just before the conventions."

Nope, I don't buy this one any more than the Gallup and Rasmussen polls. The numbers are too close. Look at the polls around the end of next week to see where we really are. (And start to know if we should buy more stocks, or more ammo.)

6 posted on 09/11/2012 5:42:44 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: RobinMasters

Never again will I allow the damn polls to so discomfort and destroy my morale as they did yesterday.

Screw them all.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 5:42:54 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Some are weak minded, but most of what you see is the media trying to get some momentum for 0bama.
They must have some inside info showing a big slump and don’t want to be exposed for the shills they are when that slump comes out soon, so they’re tempering the decline with this news.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 5:44:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Who in the world ARE the people who are so easily swayed by a convention?

As I read the news snippet, I was about to ask the same question. "Oooh...a shiny object; I want one of those!"

9 posted on 09/11/2012 5:44:33 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Who in the world ARE the people who are so easily swayed by a convention? Are there really people who are so brain-dead and wishy-washy that a glitzy show can convince them to change their views for a couple of days and then they revert to their previous views? The whole notion of a “bump” from these events seems ridiculous.


There are many, many of the weak minded among us who fall prey to Jedi mind tricks. Fortunately, all it takes is one weekend when they run out of beer $$ to snap them out of it.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 5:44:57 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Lou L

I guess the Choom gang high has worn off.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 5:46:17 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Now Mitt get your VP out there!”

...exactly! Mitt, you go yachting and have a cocktail. Ryan, get to work!


12 posted on 09/11/2012 5:46:32 AM PDT by albie
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To: RobinMasters

ABC and Washington Compost poll? Given the credibility of these two DNC propogandist tools, as well as all of the other “polling” created over the last few weeks, I’d say these results are about as credible as a Ted Kennedy neck brace.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 5:47:04 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: RobinMasters

Ban the polls, if they won’t we can.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 5:48:00 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: RobinMasters

The real point is that there never was a real bump. The MSM and the dems manufactured a bump coming off the rat convention to make it appear Odumbarse was going to sail to a win. So just give up people. Obama wins. Yeah right./sarc

They did this and people fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

I guess that is why they do what they always do.

Because they can.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 5:50:48 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Who in the world ARE the people who are so easily swayed by a convention?"

That's a damned good question.

If these polls purport to be an accurate representation of the populace, that would mean hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people switched their opinion twice over a few day period.

I just don't buy it. These polls are rigged.

16 posted on 09/11/2012 5:50:59 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: nhwingut

I told people this for weeks... Obama will get a breif bounce from the CLINTON speech... this will be Clinton NASTALGIA, nothing more and will fade in days.

So, Friday Polling shows a bounce, everyones on a bit of a high, the job report comes out, and poof gone. Its nonsense folks, everyone needs to relax.

Nothing changed with the conventions, other than Clinton showed up Obama at the Convention, and while the Clinton lovers and others got a little high from nastalgia, nothing changed.

This race isn’t close, I don’t believe it for one second. Obama is down BIG in liberal bastions like California by huge amounts.. you think if he’s down 15 or 20 points from 2008 in CALIFREAKINFORNIA, he’s somehow up and holding his own in places like IA and OHIO, WI, NC, FL??? Come on folks, none of this passes the smell test, not a damned bit of it.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 5:51:07 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: RobinMasters

I guess they felt the ridicule these wild polls are receiving and for good reason. Their polls are worthless.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 5:51:27 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tobyhill

To them it’s like the 2010 midterms never happened.

“What? What’s that you say? Republicans won a record number of house and senate seats? Well, that wasn’t a PRESIDENTIAL election. No reason to think the mood of the country has shifted....”


19 posted on 09/11/2012 5:52:29 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
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To: RobinMasters

What a relief. It’s good to hear that the temporary bump of DNC rise of dems in poll voter sampling, and lowering of republicans in poll voter sampling, is now returning back to actual levels.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 5:52:43 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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