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Ohio: Obama 47%, Romney 46%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 13, 2012

Posted on 09/13/2012 4:34:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

President Obama and Mitt Romney continue to run nearly dead even in the key swing state of Ohio.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows the president earning 47% support to Romney’s 46%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012polls
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1 posted on 09/13/2012 4:34:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Looks like 2004 all over again. It will be won, or lost, in Ohio if the numbers are correct.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 4:36:10 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; LS; Farmer Dean; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; ...

Ohio is ground zero, no state is more important in this election.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 4:36:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I find it hard to believe Obama is this close in Ohio.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 4:37:44 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not looking good for Barry in Ohio.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 4:39:02 PM PDT by 103198
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To: MNJohnnie

Agreed. I think FL comes home to romney. NC does as well. VA has me nervous due to northern VA being a lib cespool but hopefully it comes home. OH has to go romney or theres really no path to victory. Id have ryan camp out in the state for the next 2 months.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 4:39:22 PM PDT by joltman1974
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To: stevem

I doubt he is.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 4:40:15 PM PDT by 103198
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To: Clintonfatigued

What RDI breakdown did hey have to use to arrive at this number?


8 posted on 09/13/2012 4:46:22 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 103198

Romney is tght or even with O in Ohio. Why? 1. Romney has not begun to campaign, 2. Gov Kasich (R) has somewhat brought Ohio back through state cuts in spending and O is claiming credit 3. Ohio discovered a lot of oil through “fracking” in northeastern Ohio and jobs are therefore recovering, as are tax revenues. 4. O says he “saved” auto industry and Ohio has many parts and assembly plants. 5. & Biden & Moochelle have all been in POhio countless times, promising everything. They know Ohio is the plane of Armageddon and will put it all at stake here. Please do what you can to make the stake a defining blow. ~ From the belly of the beast


9 posted on 09/13/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: joltman1974

N va is very pro military now thanks to a fort Belvor expansion


10 posted on 09/13/2012 4:55:04 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It may be better for Romney at 46 than an incumbent at 47.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 5:01:14 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: rushmom

+1


12 posted on 09/13/2012 5:03:16 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: 103198

if “the polls” are this close, it means romney is ahead


13 posted on 09/13/2012 5:05:11 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: ncalburt

If I were President I’d be opening up or making bigger military bases in those swing states especially like NM, CO.

Once those bases were closed in CO then the area went Dem


14 posted on 09/13/2012 5:06:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: bravo whiskey

He’s ahead. I’ve been thinking when zer0 gets the boot, the left just might start firing live, at US. They are really becoming unglued.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 5:12:37 PM PDT by reefdiver (zer0 One and Done)
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To: shalom aleichem

I think Romney is ahead based on the polls and the trends. As Election Day nears, the polls will show the gap.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 5:15:56 PM PDT by 103198
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To: bravo whiskey
"if “the polls” are this close, it means romney is ahead"

Romney tax returns to be leaked in 3...2...1

17 posted on 09/13/2012 5:16:31 PM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: bravo whiskey
Absolutely agree - the trend and enthusiasm is Romney's friend.
18 posted on 09/13/2012 5:18:08 PM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

Unfortunately, Hotair is reporting WSJ poll has Obama up by seven in Ohio, five in Virginia and also up in Florida: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/13/wsjnbc-poll-obama-now-leads-by-five-in-virginia-and-florida-by-seven-in-ohio/


19 posted on 09/13/2012 5:24:30 PM PDT by somerville
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To: 103198

Unfortunately, Hotair is reporting WSJ poll has Obama up by seven in Ohio, five in Virginia and also up in Florida: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/13/wsjnbc-poll-obama-now-leads-by-five-in-virginia-and-florida-by-seven-in-ohio/


20 posted on 09/13/2012 5:24:30 PM PDT by somerville
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To: 103198

Unfortunately, Hotair is reporting WSJ poll has Obama up by seven in Ohio, five in Virginia and also up in Florida: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/13/wsjnbc-poll-obama-now-leads-by-five-in-virginia-and-florida-by-seven-in-ohio/


21 posted on 09/13/2012 5:24:35 PM PDT by somerville
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To: 103198

Unfortunately, Hotair is reporting WSJ poll has Obama up by seven in Ohio, five in Virginia and also up in Florida: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/13/wsjnbc-poll-obama-now-leads-by-five-in-virginia-and-florida-by-seven-in-ohio/


22 posted on 09/13/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT by somerville
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To: somerville

Sorry about the quadruple posts.


23 posted on 09/13/2012 5:25:30 PM PDT by somerville
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To: Clintonfatigued

We’re losing: bad poll.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 5:26:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: somerville

Quintuple, including the Sorry!


25 posted on 09/13/2012 5:27:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Romney needs to get to the buckeye state and start campaigning!


26 posted on 09/13/2012 5:29:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on September 12, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

Not much of a sample size .. 4.5 is a sizable MOE .. no #s shown at link for party weighting .. betcha it was minimum +5 for the communist bastard.

People !

Pay minimal attention to these polls !
They're RIGGED, every damned one of 'em, imho


27 posted on 09/13/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: somerville

Don’t worry about momentary public polling instances. Observe the trends over the last four years, the positioning, etc. Gravitas has Romney up by 5 in Virginia for example. Based on what I know in Virginia, R & R will take the Commonwealth with a decent margin. Ohio may be a little closer, but they will win there too.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 5:42:03 PM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

Except O is ahead in every poll in OH. So...imo it’s not looking good for Romney. It appears that GM is great now BS has worked.


29 posted on 09/13/2012 5:48:18 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Clintonfatigued

What kind of mental cases live in Ohio?


30 posted on 09/13/2012 6:00:59 PM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: angcat
What kind of mental cases live in Ohio?

Well how many times did Kucinich get elected, LOL?

31 posted on 09/13/2012 6:02:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Every important election since ‘08 has gone against Obama. People can’t stand him and his loser policies. I don’t care what the “polls” say. He will get routed. Remember Chick-Fil-A outbursts. The lines will be long on election day.


32 posted on 09/13/2012 6:03:13 PM PDT by TJ Jackson
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To: angcat

It’s the big cities. The three C’s. Cleveland, Columbus,and Cincinnati. Along with Toledo, and Dayton. Mucho people in the cities getting free stuff, and stuff.


33 posted on 09/13/2012 6:06:58 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: snarkytart
I call Bull*#@** on these polls i live north of Cincinnati and travel around the state nearly every yard has a Romney/Ryan sign and channel 12 news did a viewer poll and had nearly 4500 responses Romney was around 52% and Obama around 42% undecided around 12%-—People we know that voted for Obama in 2008 now have nothing good to say about him. So I believe the pollsters over sample the dems in Columbus and Cleveland.
34 posted on 09/13/2012 6:07:11 PM PDT by alchemist54 ((for those who fight for it freedom has a taste the protected will never know))
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To: alchemist54

I agree - I grew up just north of Cincy, as well - and I visit family up there all the time. You’re right - Romney/Ryan signs everywhere...and Obama is NOT the person they want in the WH.


35 posted on 09/13/2012 6:09:07 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: somerville

Its a NBC poll that WSJ peddles .
Check the internals !


36 posted on 09/13/2012 6:13:36 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I doubt he is.

None of this makes any sense. After the last convention CNN (CNN!!!) held a focus session. The consensus was Obama was getting a tad on the tedious side.

The long and short of it is, everyone except Chris Matthews, who plays with himself while staring at Obama's picture, thought the Democrats ran a pretty lackluster convention. The networks had to edit out the REALLY bad stuff.

I suspect Romney is winning this in a walk.

37 posted on 09/13/2012 6:28:14 PM PDT by stevem
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To: joltman1974

That’s why Ryan is important here. Wisconsin and Virginia are basically a wash as far as electoral votes go. Swap one for the other and win Oh, FL and MO and Zero goes the way of Jimmy Carter and becomes a one-term President.


38 posted on 09/13/2012 6:30:59 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Clintonfatigued

Every important election since ‘08 has gone against Obama. People can’t stand him and his loser policies. I don’t care what the “polls” say. He will get routed. Remember Chick-Fil-A outbursts. The lines will be long on election day.


39 posted on 09/13/2012 6:36:12 PM PDT by TJ Jackson
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To: snarkytart

Public poll instances are very subject to problems. What is the DRI split, when was it taken (i.e., weekend, etc.), what are the exact questions, registered versus likely, etc. issues are very significant at this point in time. In general, Rasmussen is the best public poll but only closer to November.

I’m not worried about Ohio. I’m from there and still have family and friends there. Romney and Ryan will win it come November.


40 posted on 09/13/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT by 103198
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To: Clintonfatigued; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ..
Ohio is ground zero, no state is more important in this election.
41 posted on 09/14/2012 1:14:58 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (".....All 57 states (or is it 58?) must stand together and defeat O'bozo!.....")
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To: Las Vegas Dave

I plan on going to the Romney rally in Painsville today how about you?

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/oh_lake/Mitt-Romney-to-visit-Lake-Erie-College-in-Painesville-Friday


42 posted on 09/14/2012 1:53:31 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Yep

Ohio could be stolen by Democrat voter fraud just like 2008


43 posted on 09/14/2012 1:55:21 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Obama ad in southern Ohio hit Romney directly for hiding income taxes and then segued that into another attack on Romney raising taxes on the middle class by $2000. In short, Obama was HITTING Romney and hitting him hard.

The Romney ad within minutes was that Romney will restore jobs in Ohio, up to 400,000 or so jobs and not ship them overseas to China. The hit in the ad was mild and passed quickly to Romney’s unspecified plan to add jobs.

The ad afterwards was that Josh Mandel, pubbie Senatorial candidate was shipping jobs to China and couldn’t be trusted.

Let’s say that on a Punch scale we go 1 to 10 with 10 being highest. The Obama tax ad hit the Republicans at about an 8. There was room for viciousness and it didn’t achieve that.

The Romney hit meter went to about 4 maybe. It was a nice, mild ad.

The Democrat versus Mandel ad was a 9. It was cold-hearted.

So, the dems are throwing punches and the Romneys are throwing slaps.

I seriously question the strategy. If they don’t get around to throwing punches, he is going to lose in Ohio.


44 posted on 09/14/2012 5:03:48 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: stevem

Lots of deep seated class envy in Ohio. The fact that Romney became rich in the private sector will turn off a significant sector of what normally would/could be GOP voters.


45 posted on 09/14/2012 5:05:56 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I usually chuckle at the morons who say “bad poll” “weekend poll” etc, but that Marist/NBC poll had it weighed +10 to Democrats. Do you really think Dem turnout and enthusiasm will be 25% higher in 12 than it was in 08? If you do, then it’s a good poll.

In all likelihood Romney is down 3-4 points in Ohio.


46 posted on 09/14/2012 5:11:01 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: nascarnation

And Sherrod Brown statewide. There is definitely a red streak that runs through Ohio.


47 posted on 09/14/2012 5:13:14 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: angcat

Union mental cases.


48 posted on 09/14/2012 6:42:04 AM PDT by justlittleoleme
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To: 103198

O is shamelessly gobbling up credit for Gov Kasick’s turn around of Ohio economy, and Kasich et al are just silent.

Maybe they are keeping their powder dry...


49 posted on 09/14/2012 8:45:41 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: somerville; 103198
Perhaps you can explain to me why an NBC/Marist poll that ranks 15 in accuracy historically is to be considered accurate when it is 7 points in 0 favor while the poll that has been constantly number 1 in the ranking shows 0 only up 1 in Ohio? Polls by the way, released on the very same day.

They both cannot be right. ONE of them has to be wrong. So who am I to believe the number 1 ranked or the number 15 ranked pollster?

50 posted on 09/14/2012 9:34:55 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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