Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Tide shifts to Obama in most competitive states
AP Via WRALNews ^ | 9/22/2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press; THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

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.

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; romneytoast; toast
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-75 next last
Scare tactics on the part of AP, or is Romney really toast?
1 posted on 09/22/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT by NCDragon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

one must believe in the Borg. You Will Be Assimilated! If not, the Borg will come back again.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon
Agitprop, aka Bull Sh*t. Pure pollaganda.

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):

http://www.unskewedpolls.com/

That said, the R+4 weighting at the site is too much, IMHO, but methinks Romney's doing fine. Very fine.

3 posted on 09/22/2012 8:29:47 AM PDT by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Whatever.

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.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 8:30:11 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

I hope this is merely an attempt to demoralize us. Don Feder does not believe so, however.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 8:32:05 AM PDT by Stepan12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon
Associated Propaganda doing the only thing it knows how to do.
6 posted on 09/22/2012 8:32:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

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?

LIARS

ARROGANT POS

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

HATE OF THE TRUTH


7 posted on 09/22/2012 8:34:01 AM PDT by preamble
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

Do not believe this crap, VOTE!


8 posted on 09/22/2012 8:34:51 AM PDT by DallasGOPMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

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


9 posted on 09/22/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by NoobRep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

             

10 posted on 09/22/2012 8:35:58 AM PDT by tomkat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 8:38:42 AM PDT by SteveAustin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Stepan12

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.


12 posted on 09/22/2012 8:39:53 AM PDT by WHBates
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Scare tactics.

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.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 8:40:05 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon
Ignore the polls (they really don't mean a thing until about a week before the election when the polling firms need to reestablish their credibility and stop oversampling Democrats), and certainly don't let the media get you down with their incessant, untruthful attacks on Romney and their incessant worshipping of obama.

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.

QED.

14 posted on 09/22/2012 8:40:43 AM PDT by glennaro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

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.


15 posted on 09/22/2012 8:40:48 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Stepan12

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?


16 posted on 09/22/2012 8:41:30 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Bovine Scatology


17 posted on 09/22/2012 8:47:01 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

Bovine Scatology


18 posted on 09/22/2012 8:47:08 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: glennaro

Well spoken, (so to speak!), and excellent analysis! :)


19 posted on 09/22/2012 9:01:03 AM PDT by NCDragon (If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Stepan12

Well, if Don Fedar says it’s over...I guess there is no reason for me to vote.


20 posted on 09/22/2012 9:05:46 AM PDT by carton253
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: glennaro
when Romney-Ryan take office in January...the economy will explode as investors and banks begin releasing huge amounts of money they've been sitting on due to the uncertainties...

100% spot on.

21 posted on 09/22/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Ambassador Stevens is dead and the Chevy Volt is alive!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon
Think the final nail for him may be the debates. When confronted, he stutters and the words after that seem weak. Obama sometimes stutters but the words after that are not weak. I also think Romney will lose points because he is not articulating his “plans” well. I watch every time he is talking on TV and that is what I'm basing these comments on. Maybe he will do okay but think the odds are he won't based on his behavior up to now.
22 posted on 09/22/2012 9:09:35 AM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Scare tactics almost all of the SNS (selective news service)use them because team Obama is in panic mode and can/t gain the numbers.
They also say Romney has already lost,wishful thinking on their part.Voodoo dolls are all onvr the news rooms.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT by Vaduz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Romney has lost ...yet AGAIN!

(Meanwhile, he has wiped out the obama bounce in Gallup, and is tied in Rasmussen....even so...he has LOST LOST LOST....LOST I tell you...and he might lose it AGAIN next week if he has yet GAFFE!)


24 posted on 09/22/2012 9:15:24 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeDude

Where is diogenes?


25 posted on 09/22/2012 9:17:05 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: carton253
Puhleeese.... Even I voted for McInsane in 2008, knowing he was going to lose.

Sometimes one votes out of civic duty and to cast opposition to the enormous evil I knew was coming.

26 posted on 09/22/2012 9:18:13 AM PDT by Stepan12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

BS


27 posted on 09/22/2012 9:19:38 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Marcella

LOL. Obama will be off his teleprompter and will get massacred in the debates. Did you see Obama confuse the national debt and the budget deficit on Letterman? That was a preview of the debates.

But since you apparently hate Romney or like Obama you can go ahead and keep cheering for Team Kenya.


28 posted on 09/22/2012 9:20:04 AM PDT by lodi90
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Stepan12

who is feder?


29 posted on 09/22/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Obama has slipped in the national polls so the presstitutes are talking about a few state polls of dubious quality. Standard misdirection from Pravda.


30 posted on 09/22/2012 9:22:24 AM PDT by lodi90
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

What a crock!


31 posted on 09/22/2012 9:26:22 AM PDT by austingirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Stepan12

I guess that the sarcasm tag was necessary after all.

But perhaps you will take your words to heart and quit posting Don Fedar’s defeatist words on every thread I’ve read this morning.


32 posted on 09/22/2012 9:27:25 AM PDT by carton253
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Stepan12

I guess that the sarcasm tag was necessary after all.

But perhaps you will take your words to heart and quit posting Don Fedar’s defeatist words on every thread I’ve read this morning.


33 posted on 09/22/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT by carton253
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

I haven’t a clue how accurate or inaccurate all this poll crap is.

All I know is the the Dem convention was a disaster, and now for the past week the post 9/11 crap being fed to us has been a disaster.

Is there a large group of people out there who were swayed to think favorably of Zero this past month?
I suppose it’s possible, but not likely.

I have not seen Mitt make any major blunders despite how MSM is trying to sell it.

I remember how McCain was being demonized at this stage of the game (remember the mag pics that showed him as a vampire?)
Romney is up against the most corrupt bunch to ever hold power - from here on out we can expect nothing but sheer propaganda from AP and all the others.


34 posted on 09/22/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT by Scotswife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoobRep

the guy is real tool isn’t he?


35 posted on 09/22/2012 9:31:38 AM PDT by Scotswife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

Regardless of what is printed, or what the media says or prints—every one needs to vote....the outcome of the election depends on it....


36 posted on 09/22/2012 9:35:51 AM PDT by rxtn41
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rxtn41
Regardless of what is printed, or what the media says or prints—every one needs to vote....the outcome of the election depends on it....

At this point I would say our collective future depends on it.

37 posted on 09/22/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT by WHBates
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America
who is feder?

click here

38 posted on 09/22/2012 9:41:04 AM PDT by Stepan12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: carton253

I said in my first remarks that I hope Don Feder is wrong; however, this fellow Romney is not only no Ronald Reagan, but he is not even a George W. Bush wh0 did win two elections for the presidency. Despite the hysteria and vitriol against Bush (43), he never said that John Kerry was a nice guy and managed to ridicule Kerry effectively with his own words.


39 posted on 09/22/2012 9:45:36 AM PDT by Stepan12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Story by White House Spokesmen CHARLES BABINGTON and THOMAS BEAUMONT.

Folks, that’s truly who they are.

The AP reporter’s job died years ago, and is defunct as the buggy whip maker. They are no longer known as the Associated Press, but rather American Pravda.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 9:46:37 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook
God may yet show the mercy none deserve, Westbrook ...

2 Chronicles 7:14 ~ If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

http://40daystosaveamerica.com/mission.html

40 Days of Fasting and Prayer for American, starting Friday, September 28th and ending Election Day ... Hear our prayer, O Lord ...

41 posted on 09/22/2012 9:52:32 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon
(President Barack Obama, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney led the way by denouncing those who dared state the obvious version of what had happened in Benghazi, Libya – that it was about terrorism and not about the anti-Mohammad film.)

I can't believe an American would knowingly vote for a man who bows to Islam but denies his country has "Judeo-Christian" roots and who willingly lies to his countrymen. Obama was raised in the Islamic faith; is surrounded by Marxist, Communist, and Socialists...has a hatred for Capitalism though willingly uses every aspect of it. NO TO A SECOND TERM FOR OBAMA....HE MOST LIKELY IS NOT LEGALLY ALLOWED TO BE POTUS NOW.

42 posted on 09/22/2012 9:57:58 AM PDT by yoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Just remember that we are dealing with a rerun of the Clinton/Dole election. The media types back then discovered that they could put out oversampled Democratic polls and hope that they would be self fulfilling, and they were. So many thought the polls were correct they many became discouraged. Ever since then, we have a vicious propaganda machine that exists through subjective polling and ranting left wing media. The real question this time is: are people going to fall for these tactics again? Remember how the opposition brought out Bush’s DWI a few days before the election and harped on it non-stop? It didn’t work then. Maybe it won’t this time.


43 posted on 09/22/2012 10:02:41 AM PDT by NotTallTex
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon
All I know is I am in Florida and wont be pulling the lever for the con man from KOLOB.

If the blue bloods and country clubbers and their greedy pulled back wives running the RNC think they are going to force this fraud down conservatives throats and we'll just take it, they have another thing coming.

There will be no solutions coming out of DC no matter which faction of Washingtonians is in control.

DC IS the problem, the Capitol needs to be rotated amongst the States.

44 posted on 09/22/2012 10:02:50 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rome2000

I guess the 300% inflation in your energy bills caused by the Obama regime’s EPA regulations wasn’t enough pain for you.


45 posted on 09/22/2012 10:06:45 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Stepan12; God luvs America; carton253; Psalm 144; Fiji Hill; republicanRocker
I have to laugh. Someone who purports to be a “life long Conservative” yet Feder still believes a Leftist media machine that manufactured the fraudulent Bush National Guard story in 2004 and the scandalous 2008 Jour-0-list coordination between the “News” media and the Obama campaign.

Does anyone really think the Leftist propagandizing mindset in the media that manifested itself in the 2004 and 2008 Elections media scandals just magically went away now?

46 posted on 09/22/2012 10:13:04 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie

i looked at the site for 30 seconds and it looked like a homemade web site so i paid no attention....


47 posted on 09/22/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie

I have to be impressed, a full paragraph!


48 posted on 09/22/2012 10:16:20 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: NCDragon

Scare tactics on the part of AP: Absolutely

...or is Romney really toast? Not

They also attempted to depress us and suppress the vote in 2010. They FAILED. Big time.


49 posted on 09/22/2012 10:22:36 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DWC; Diogenes

“Where is diogenes?”

Posted by “Diogenes” on August 28th. (last post)

“Diogenes has been out of circulation owing to illness and other misfortunes...”


50 posted on 09/22/2012 10:32:55 AM PDT by Holly_P
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-75 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson