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Rasmussen Reports: Romney 47, Obama 46
rasmussen ^ | 9/19/12 | rasmussen

Posted on 09/19/2012 6:47:58 AM PDT by Ravi


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; obama; romney; romney2012; ryan
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To: Ravi
You don't have to donate money to the Romney campaign to make a difference. (You should donate money to FreeRepublic.)

If You Live in a Blue State, Here Is What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama

I've made 1600 phone calls from home to New Hampshire in the last six days using the system set up by the campaign. Even 100 calls will make a difference. Who will join me?

21 posted on 09/19/2012 7:09:48 AM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at
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To: Ravi

I guess Romney got at least 1% of Obama’s 47%.

22 posted on 09/19/2012 7:10:12 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: napscoordinator

Given that we are likely to be stuck with those vapid warriors for the right, Boner and McConnell, I hope you don’t get your expectations for not screwing up too high. Just saying.

23 posted on 09/19/2012 7:10:16 AM PDT by jennings2004 (News flash! The 58th State has been found, it's OIHO....LOL)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Romney will take a hit over the 47% remark. Not for the remark per se (I doubt most voters know what he said or what it means), but because of the media shitstorm over Romney's "terrible gaffes".

Exactly. The sheep won't think critically about this issue and attempt to understand the meaning of the 47% issue at all. They'll just read a headline or hear a soundbite from Chris Matthews and form their very uneducated opinion from that.

24 posted on 09/19/2012 7:11:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ScottinVA


25 posted on 09/19/2012 7:11:57 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: GeronL

The MSM has made it their mission to negate any momentum they perceive for Romney. And they likely have an entire floor of one building dedicated to the task. With this situation, no matter what kind of “good week” or favorable event (debates, crisis in the Middle East etc.) Romney has, the MSM can simply counter with a “leaked videotape” or a diversion of attention to a non-issue. When the MSM lacks such a mechanism on any given day they roll out a poll that indicates that “Romney isn’t able to get any traction” on this issue or in that state, or some other made up topic taken from a giant list of topics. This is all scripted, and don’t be surprised if Romney is unable to ever generate a large lead in the race. The only poll that matters is the one on Nov 6.

26 posted on 09/19/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Ziva

Just curious - how many actual people do you get? What is the overall reaction?

27 posted on 09/19/2012 7:14:14 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: deport
This poll is pretty much worthless as we don’t elect the President by a national vote but rather state by state via the Electoral College

True! But it's a good tool to Tweet to discourage the RATS. :)

28 posted on 09/19/2012 7:15:17 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: All

On 9/19/08 it was McCain 48, Obama 48.
By 9/27/08 it was McCain 44, Obama 50.

McCain never caught up after that. That’s when Lehman went down also. It seems to me this is a crucial couple of weeks though. Also McCain was often 5 points down in the spring and summer and that has not happened this year sans the one exception after the democratic convention.

The race keeps getting pulled back to stasis regardless of what happens. That in itself is a sad indictment of Obama’s base support when gas is 4.00 and Unemployment is over 8% and everything else exploding in the world.

29 posted on 09/19/2012 7:16:35 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: tatown
Media desperation and oversampling of democrats based on a record turnout from 2008. I see no indication that November's election wouldn't just be a continuation of the 2010 midterms and we all remember what happened then.

Why don't the polling and media groups oversample republicans based on 2010 turnout?

30 posted on 09/19/2012 7:22:12 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: woweeitsme
I’m still dumbfounded as to how this race is even close.

I agree. One little thing, however. In the last election I registered as a rat so I could vote against Hillary (at this point I'm not happy I did that) and I still show as a rat for registration but of course voted for McCain and now Romney. So I can't be the only one showing one registration but voting the opposite.

31 posted on 09/19/2012 7:23:01 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
prop him up as some sort of common guy

Like Kim Jong-Il, a real man of the people. lol

32 posted on 09/19/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: MissMagnolia
Depending on the time of day, at least half of them are answering machines. Quite a few tell me they don't do phone polls. I am undeterred. Every call provides useful information.

The Obama voters won't be called back. I weed out the numbers out of service so they won't be called later in the campaign when time is even more important.

Most important, I find many Romney voters and encourage them to volunteer locally in the campaign. I suggest they make phone calls from home like me if they can. If they are elderly, I ask if they need an absentee ballot or need a ride to the polls.

The purpose of these phone calls at this point is to find the undecided voters so the campaign can work on them and identify Romney voters for the Get-Out-The-Vote effort near Election Day.

What guides me is a saying from Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers):
"It is not your job to complete the task, but neither can you desist from it."

33 posted on 09/19/2012 7:30:19 AM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at
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To: Ravi

Polls are designed to ‘mask’ the inevitable fraud.

34 posted on 09/19/2012 7:31:07 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: ScottinVA; tatown
"How freaking bad do things have to get before Obama’s support collapses?"

He could get caught in bed with a white 9 year old boy and the majority of that "47%" Romney talks about would still support him.

35 posted on 09/19/2012 7:39:22 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: GeronL

B-bb-b-b, it's SPONTANEOUS!! It just happened, not planned or anything, nope.

36 posted on 09/19/2012 7:41:32 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: ConservativeStatement

Exactly. hussein is a Kardashian. Completely inept, an embarrassment and a failure. Might as well package him as Paris/Kim/Snookie/etc

37 posted on 09/19/2012 7:46:43 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Ravi

Up 1 with 2 days of weekend still in the numbers.. Thursday is first non weekend day

38 posted on 09/19/2012 7:48:22 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: moehoward

Kind of like Sam Adams (mayor of Portland). The POS was outed for backdooring an alleged underage male and it ended up have ZERO influence on his ability to get elected as mayor of PDX. If Jerry Sandusky had only been the defensive coordinator at Portland St. he’d have likely avoid prosecution, especially if he’d make it clear that he was a hardcore democrat.

39 posted on 09/19/2012 7:51:55 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: Ravi

Obama 99%
Romney 1%

Courtesy of Axelrod-Plouffe Polling Services

40 posted on 09/19/2012 7:54:33 AM PDT by gopno1
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