Skip to comments.Ohio: Obama - 47, Romney - 46 (Rasmussen)
Posted on 09/14/2012 6:38:47 AM PDT by The G Man
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 Romneys 46%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The fact that the kneepad media can’t lie that Ubama is twenty points ahead tells you everything you need to know.
The important part is that Obama, even with all the recent favorable press coverage can’t get above 47%.
Its getting late in the game now, with only the debates to shake things up. Romney is sitting ok, but I wish he would be a little more aggressive towards Obama’s actions.
I took my sons to a park in southwest Ohio last night and ran into another conservative father. He liked my anti-Obama GONE shirt.
Anyway, he commented that every legacy Obama voter he and his wife knew, including his two daughters, have all committed to voting for Romney in this election. My experience is about the same with a few holdouts for Obama.
If the Chick-fil-a day is any indication, the momentum is on our side.
This is just in Ohio.
The Arab Fall is all on Obama. Hillary as well.
More riots and protests by Muslims, loss of Egypt as an ally, gas prices going up more. Bleak two month ahead for Obama.
The undecided vote will break heavily for Romney.
These polls usually are +8-10% Dem response. As Herman Cain said - Republicans are out working. democrats are at home to answer the phone.
—— Its getting late in the game now, with only the debates to shake things up. Romney is sitting ok, but I wish he would be a little more aggressive towards Obamas actions. ——
I’d prefer him to do that with negative ads.
ANYTHING he says will be distorted by the media, particularly anything negative.
Negative ads go directly to the American Idol watchers without being filtered.
Negative ads are effective.
If the ads are PAC-funded, Romney at least has plausible denial, when the media demands that the ads stop.
Considering the fact that he used this technique effectively against fellow conservatives, if he doesn’t do this, he will deserve contempt..
now obama and hillary are unifying to spin this as “anger about a video” rather than their utter failure in leadership.
The MSM is only reporting the video and romney made a mistake of some kind.
The MSM except for blaze.tv are in lock step.
OBOZO should be down by 20. Tells you how many idiots we have as ‘fellow citizens’... unreal.
Where have you been this week? Go back to sleep.
In a game during the 2006 football season, Northwestern was leading Michigan State 38-3 with 9:54 left in the 3rd quarter. Spike the ball, Wildcats, Game Over! ooops..only one problem with that...you have to play the whole game.
Final: Michigan State 41, Northwestern 38
The ME stuff, I think, was the last straw for anyone still looking for a reason to vote for the Chair.
odd then how does MSNBC’s poll of likely voters with obama leading in all swing states play out?
MSNBC reportoed Obama leads in all these states and in particular touted FL.
They also reported only Romney has a problem, never Obama has a problem.
is MSNBC biased? (/s)
Where I live in small town Ohio... there are no yard signs and very few bumper stickers for either candidate. Very different from last cycle.
In NYC the MSM only comments about clint eastwoods delivery of words.
Those outside of NYC remember the empty chair.
Those who did not see or hear the clint eastwood speech know about the empty chair.
The conventions are over and all that is remembered is an empty chair.
A US Ambassador is brutalized, murdered, and the corpse dragged through the streets. At 3am there was only an empty chair.
...I’ll bet Rasmussen is over sampling Northeast Ohio.
weird.. I heard on our local CBS Los Angeles all news radio station 1070, that Obama was up 3 in the CBS/WP/NYT poll in Ohio...
no need to say the obvious.
this station is a drooling cheerleading for any dem.. they spin the news the way they want and have since 1985. It certainly is a bit dishearting way to start the day. I have tried other stations and I can’t seem to find a morning show without squeeky women’s voices, or cackling smarmy hosts, or Bill Bennett who basically has the most radio unworthy voice I’ve ever heard. I fall back asleep when I hear the voice.. it’s like Svengali..”you are getting..sleepy...1,2,3.4.”
I guess half of Ohio wants their main source of income, the coal industry, to be shut down.
Bread and Circuses. These polls are all about entertainment to get you to watch. They are not based on real math or real people. They are manipulated to make it seem it is a horse race and you just have to watch.
Rasmussen is accurate. About the single most accurate.
Remember some of the antics of the less corrupt Gore/Lieberman campaign in 2000. Corruption, not the declining popularity of the demagogue in the White House, is the real threat, which we must overcome.
The state has been making right leaning gains in the southern part slowly over the years, but the Northeastern Ohio area (Cleveland , Akron, Youngstown) has always been the hard part to sway. Ohio lost 2 electoral votes in the census in 2010 because of heavy populaton loses caused by companies leaving the state (several large ones - think National Cash Register - who's in Georgia now) and people making a move to a better place for opportunity.
What happens in this election cycle in Ohio could be effected by the following as well:
1)How many pocketbpook voters have left since 2010 (Our 3 votes left in 2011) and
2)How many new ones has Governor Kasich (he also balanced the budget within six months of taking office) been able to bring back into the state because of the more favorable environment he is trying to create for business and the people living there.
.....think over voting in Cleveland precincts (110% in one on east side of Cleveland) and out-of-state student voting ala "Acorn-style" at Ohio State University, etc.
I’d be breathing easier if it showed Romney winning the battleground states instead of being behind in some, like in Ohio (Excuse me, Oiho).
I see the same thing here in PA.. though the Romney Campaign seems to have given up here, I cannot find one single solitary swing voter who went for Obama last time who is planning to this time and know MANY life long dems who are openly stating they will be voting for Romney.
If that’s the story here in PA, I don’t believe for one minute its a 1 point race in OHIO.. especially now that the failure of the “Arab Spring” nonsense is on TV every night. This guy is Carter II, and anyone with a memory can see it, I don’t think he has ANY chance in OH, IN, IA or WI, Not a prayer in NC or FL or MO.. VA is the only souther state he might have a shot at if the DC area can overwhelm the rest of the state... And IL and MN are only states I think Obama is safe in the rust belt.
PA and MI are battleground in my mind, but only if Romney fights for them. So far it seems they are pulling back their ad buys here, can’t recall seeing an ad either way for a while now. Of course if He starts to pull away in OH, etc, I would expect media buys to sudden begin hard in PA as Obama will be put on the defensive and have to defend the state.
That’s my bellweather.. if I start to see major Buys in PA, I know that R/R have internal polling that show they have the election won, no matter what the public polling says.
Yes, same here in SWPA... its eerie...
However, I think part of that is because Obama is bust.. and Romney is not exciting. Romney will get the votes, but folks are not fired up about him. This election is a referendum on Obama, nothing more.
Combine that with being 4 years into a depression and buying yard signs and attending political rally’s can’t be highest on folks lists who are working hard to just scrape by.
That’s the thing, though, Carter II or not some people either don’t see it or don’t know enough to think it’s a bad thing. Just yesterday I heard two people talking and one said that “every educated person is voting for Obama” while another said “people say he’s Carter 2, but I’d rather have that over Romney.” Some people are just blazingly stupid and drink the Kool-Aid, thinking that Obama is the greatest thing ever, despite copious amount of evidence to the contrary.
There are always the party loyal who will tow the line no matter what, but that isn’t going to win you elections...
I really don’t buy into the “close race” thing for one minute... Time will tell.
Bill Bennett is one of those ‘conservatives’ who loves to play ‘nice’ with Libs and RATs. He promotes his show as “intelligent conservative” radio (as opposed to ‘what’?....that the other conservatives are??? Dumb?). He loves to talk about ‘Education’ and is a big ‘policy-think-tank’ type of guy. He’s from the Jack Kemp school of ‘be nice to Libs because we want to bring them up to our level’.
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