Skip to comments.Tide shifts to Obama in most competitive states
Posted on 09/22/2012 8:24:28 AM PDT by NCDragon
DES MOINES, Iowa In a presidential race seemingly frozen in place for months, the advantage has shifted toward President Barack Obama after a series of miscues by Mitt Romney, punctuated by the Republican challenger's comments about people who pay no income tax.
Despite a continuing gray economic sky and unrest in the Mideast, the president has edged ahead of Romney in polls in some of the most competitive states, including Iowa and Virginia, and forced Romney to redouble efforts in Florida and Ohio, without which he has little chance of becoming president.
With about six weeks left before Election Day and early voting under way in some states, Romney faces a problematic map, a ticking clock and a campaign demeanor that has failed to click with many voters.
Obama's momentum did not come overnight. It built over several weeks in which Romney hit some potholes while the president made few errors and benefited from previously unseen advantages in advertising strategy and fundraising.
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one must believe in the Borg. You Will Be Assimilated! If not, the Borg will come back again.
Although I think the race is fairly close thanks to the fraudulent media, check out this site which takes the polls and re-weights them closer to reality (click on each poll for analysis):
That said, the R+4 weighting at the site is too much, IMHO, but methinks Romney's doing fine. Very fine.
From what I’m seeing and hearing, the election is going to be a squeaker.
Could go either way.
If 0bamuabe is reelected, I will chalk that up as God’s judgement on this country. This nation’s “culture”, its academia, its media, and its governance, has rejected God and even shakes its collective fist at Him.
I don’t believe God is going to intrude where He is not wanted, at least not this time, and this country will be left to the mercy of the Secular Humanists.
I hope this is merely an attempt to demoralize us. Don Feder does not believe so, however.
These journalists must pay.
They did not do their job to take Obama into account for his golf
his laziness, not meeting with his job council, no new ideas for the economy,
UNIVISION was the only straight interview we have had in the last 2 years
THESE PEOPLE MUST PAY ‘
WE MUST DESTROY THEM
PLEASE DONATE TO YOUR FAVORITE SENATE CANDIDATE
WE MUST REPEAL OBAMACARE
WHat about the CBO report that came out that said 6 million must
pay Obamacare tax?
WE WILL DESTROY THE LIARS —— OBAMA AND THE MEDIA
LIARS CAN’T REMEMBER THE LIES THEY TOLD
OBAMA WAS NEVER ASKED ABOUT IPAB the rationing board
NEVER ASKED WHETHER HE IS GOING TO RESCIND THE INDIVIDUAL
MANDATE -— that 70% of the people hate
OBAMA WAS NEVER ASKED ABOUT sterlizing girls 14 years old
under the HHS MANDATE
OBAMA WAS NEVER CAUGHT in his hypocrisy don’t talk against Islam
but damn straight we are CRUSHING THE CONSCENCE OF OUR OWN
AMERICANS by making them pay a tax on their conscience.
YOU ARE FORCING THEM TO BOW TO OBAMAISM— the new MEssiah OBama
and the Sataness Sec. Sebelius
I HOPE OBAMA AND MEDIA ARE DESTROYED BY THEIR OWN
HATE OF THE TRUTH
Do not believe this crap, VOTE!
This idiot is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal hack. Look at his tweets he’s sent out. See any bias there? https://twitter.com/cbabington
Yeah, pure crap from AP.
I’ve been told by AP/NBC/Reuters/Yahoo/CBS/ABC/etc that Romney already lost the election.
-Like when he lost it back in July when Bain was the topic
-Or in August when Clint Eastwood stole his thunder at the RNC
-Or three weeks ago when Bill Clinton spoke at the DNC.
-Or two weeks ago with his comments on Libya
-Or this past week when the “Secret Video” came out
Trust me, if after the first debate, Mitt does a great job, the media will be screaming headlines like “Romney comes out flat in debate, likely to lose”
Stories move at lightening pace these days. People forget the latest “scandal” by the weekend.
All I know is that Obama is still not polling above 50%. We all know that if we had a GOP President in the White House with the same polling numbers, the media would be carrying that “he’s in big trouble because he’s below 50%” line 24/7.
I don’t know who Don Feder is but, to be safe, in case it just not over I think I’ll go ahead and vote anyway.
he polling they want to cite is in the margin of error. It is actually bad news for Obama that he cannot post outside the margin of error numbers in any of these polls. He is an incumbent so at this point he should be comfortably ahead.
When you adjust the samples in these polls to get a realistic D-R-I mix it is a dead heat.
The way I see it is that with the economy and unemployment where it is, with gas prices where they are, with knowledgeable people scared about what's going on with the savages of Islam and our breathtaking foreign policy failures over the past 3.5 years, when election day comes they'll either sit it out because they just can't bring themselves to vote for the "evil" Republicans (as they've been taught all their lives), or they will do what needs to be done for themselves and their families (and, if they stop and think about it, what needs to be done for America).
My conclusion: This thing is not even close -- Romney-Ryan will win in a landslide (i.e., defined as a spread of 5 or more percentage points) that will be reported by the media as "totally unexpected".
Then, while obama remains a lame-duck president the media will condemn their fellow Americans as "racists" and accuse us of "taking a giant leap backward from the 'progress' of 2008".
But when Romney-Ryan take office in January within -- I estimate -- three or four months the economy will explode as investors and banks begin releasing huge amounts of money they've been sitting on due to the uncertainties inherent in trying to convert America to socialism. Americans are tired of nearly four years of economic problems and disparaging our country's greatness, and are ready for a positive change and competent leadership.
Am thinking God knows America and the hearts of the majority of Americans as being good. While this maybe is the exact or nearing of time to end for America, maybe America still has a role to be here for Israel. I realize God can take care of Israel all by Himself, and does not need America, though am not of the belief America dies without first having been given a chance to repent. There are people rising up all across this great land that are not shaking their fists at God. Those people are taking a bended knee. May God see those people also, and may He have mercy on them.
Who is Don Feder? Really want to argue that these polls, which assume Obama will do better in turning out voters in 2012 then he did in 2008, are serious?
Well spoken, (so to speak!), and excellent analysis! :)
Well, if Don Fedar says it’s over...I guess there is no reason for me to vote.