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Flashback 10/1/2008: Rasmussen McCain 45%, Obama 51%
http://donklephant.com/2008/10/02/rasmussen-obama-up-by-7/ ^

Posted on 10/01/2012 8:18:39 PM PDT by timlot

I couldn't believe Rasmussen has Obama 50%, so I took a look back and was astonished to see after everything thats happen the last 4years hes only lost a point.

10/02/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 51% 10/01/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 51% 09/30/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 51% 09/29/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 50% 09/28/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 50% 09/27/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 50%

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: riggedpolls

1 posted on 10/01/2012 8:18:43 PM PDT by timlot
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To: timlot

This worries me, too. The polls are nearly identical to where they were 4 years ago. I don’t feel good about it.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 8:20:20 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: timlot

What nobody is counting is all the new voters. STOP WATCHING POLLS.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 8:20:50 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: timlot

Follow the BIG donors. When they start bailing then the polls are true.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 8:29:36 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: LittleSpotBlog
Whats the point if you are only voting because you think someone is ahead in the polls do you not vote your convictions. I would never vote for Obama or not vote. I don't care if they say Obama has 80% of the vote I am still voting. People should just vote for what they believe in or just stay home but make a decision based on your core beliefs unless of coarse you don't have any then by all means vote Obama.
5 posted on 10/01/2012 8:30:28 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

I never said I wasn’t voting. The 2008 polls didn’t stop me from voting for McCain, and I’ll vote for Romney in November.

But that doesn’t mean he’ll win.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 8:35:10 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: timlot

The Tea Party didn’t exist in 2008. They seem to be large, well-organized, and are chomping at the bit to vote Obama out.

In 2008, we had anecdotal info about the PUMAs turning against Obama but that proved to be generally wishful thinking. I’d rather have the tea party groups on our side.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 8:41:52 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: Hildy

“What nobody is counting is all the new voters. STOP WATCHING POLLS.”

Yeah, but unfortunately, many of those new voters are college students come of age.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 8:42:24 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

About that Obama student vote:

From a Fox News article, September 23rd:
“Nearly half of the young voters who in 2008 registered and cast their first presidential ballot may have not updated their voter registration, according to a new survey, a situation that could most impact President Obama considering that voting bloc helped him to victory four years ago.

The finding by the non-partisan group HeadCount found that seven out of 10 young voters changed residence in the past four years, and 43 percent of those potential voters have yet to update their voter registration.”


9 posted on 10/01/2012 8:52:54 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: tsowellfan

I see your peddling the astroturf so quietly.

Nice try .


10 posted on 10/01/2012 8:53:37 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: flaglady47

Who don’t have jobs.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 8:55:07 PM PDT by matchgirl (OMG! Obama Must Go !!!!)
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To: timlot

Joined 2-12 -12 .

and just in time to promoting more astroturf to push dismay..

What is the weatther like in Chitown today ...


12 posted on 10/01/2012 8:55:07 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Hildy

Actually Ras is one that is counting new R voters and high registration.

It is what it is; Romney at this point is losing. Deal.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 8:59:02 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: timlot
10/1/08 was a Wednesday....

To compare apples with apples, and not apples to Belgian endives, let's see where polling is on Wednesday.

14 posted on 10/01/2012 8:59:25 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Where is the Romney campaign hitting on the economy day after day and tying it to Obama’s policies?


15 posted on 10/01/2012 9:01:11 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: LittleSpotBlog

The polls today are exactly where they were in 2008...

In 2008, it was Obamamania. Bumper stickers, crowded DNC offices, yard signs, millions of people in stadiums all chanting “OBAMA!”

In 2012, Obama’s presidency has brought zero economic growth to the country, Al-Qaeda on the rise again despite Bin Laden’s death, and a healthcare mandate that’s unpopularity (which continues to this day) got his party shellacked in the mid-term. There is no obamamania out there. Black pastors have turned against the president. He’s lost huge amounts of youth, Jews and Catholics. He’s the most hated president in history among conservatives.

The polls today are exactly where they were in 2008...
This should immediately set off alarm bells in your head. Something is screwy.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 9:01:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LittleSpotBlog

The Rasmussen spread now is 3, this is 6. The polls are much tighter this go around than in 08.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 9:02:33 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Remember 2010? Big Conservative turnout over 2008.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 9:07:15 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: timlot

trolling? newbie.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 9:13:38 PM PDT by GregH
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To: snarkytart

I don’t believe it, there are so many variables that weren’t around last election... Deal yourself.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 9:18:17 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: timlot

It could mean that to Obamabots it doesn’t matter what the anointed one does.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 9:18:52 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: timlot; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3

A-HAA, see the MSM was fudging the polls in 2008 too. We all know McCain won in a landslide just like Rush predicted he would.

Troublemaker :)


22 posted on 10/01/2012 9:24:01 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Viennacon

Oh, there is a DEFCOM level 10 alarm ringing in my ears. I guess I worry that the country has changed, that we now have a majority of dependent children deciding and running the show. If that’s true, then we get what we deserve, I guess.

I hope I’m wrong.


23 posted on 10/01/2012 9:38:39 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

The Rasmussen poll that has Obama up 3 is a weekend poll and Obama always has better numbers in those


24 posted on 10/01/2012 9:47:06 PM PDT by zt1053
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To: timlot

So-called media, so-called scientists, so-called public servants, all of them, cooked up so-called scientific data on global levels to deceive and fabricate and bamboozle the world about Globull Warming, do you have any doubts they’re capable of deceiving and fabricating and bamboozling polls-scholls in favor of their favorite messiah??

What you should do is to trust your own heart and senses, not these fabricated polls-schmolls. Is there any chance in hell that this wreck will get another 4 years as president of the USA?? I don’t think so either. It ain’t gonna happen. Trust your own intuition and move forward (pun!) positively. obama will NEVER get another 4 years in the WH.


25 posted on 10/01/2012 9:50:50 PM PDT by parisa
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To: LittleSpotBlog
True enough and I am glad you are voting. I live in California talk about voter depression I don't know how many tax increases or parcel taxes I have voted no on only to find them passed. In June we had an election and I really didn't want to go because I knew it didn't matter well my husband dragged me out to vote and I was shocked when 2 of the props I voted no for failed I was ecstatic!
It just goes to show you just never know. As they say - It ain't over till the fat lady sings and crossing your fingers and toes can't hurt either.
26 posted on 10/01/2012 9:54:15 PM PDT by funfan
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To: timlot

Sadly, I think we are merely delaying the inevitable. If we have to convince people, this far along, that Obama is the wrong guy then something is seriously wrong considering the laundry list of historic failures. The MSM bias is so over the top now, so prevalent, it’s impossible to overcome. They cover for his every mistake while nailing Romney for imaginary ones. I see Obama commercials on tv everyday, not one for Romney. There is absolutely no reason why we should lose this election, yet we probably will. Just sad. America is all but dead and the next four years will seal our fate. As much as I love Ryan, Rubio would have been a better choice demographically in turn of appeal with latino voters. That may have tipped the scales.


27 posted on 10/01/2012 10:00:21 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: timlot

Could it be that the liberal douchebag posing as a libertarian Gary Johnson is having more of an impact than we suspected? After all, these are 2-candidate polls only.


28 posted on 10/01/2012 10:12:15 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Viennacon
In 2012, Obama’s presidency has brought zero economic growth to the country, Al-Qaeda on the rise again despite Bin Laden’s death, and a healthcare mandate that’s unpopularity (which continues to this day) got his party shellacked in the mid-term. There is no obamamania out there. Black pastors have turned against the president. He’s lost huge amounts of youth, Jews and Catholics. He’s the most hated president in history among conservatives.

And yet, he sits at 50% in the one poll that we conservatives consider gospel. Honestly, what has Romney done to give himself a chance to win this thing? I would submit that he has done very little. I had some hope back in May and June when it looked like he might be willing to go after Obama a bit, certainly more than McCain did. But since August, the R/R campaign has so far been like a Seinfeld episode - a campaign about nothing. Put yourself in the shoes of an undecided voter (however dumb they may be) - what reasons has the Romney campaign given them to support his candidacy? I can't even come up with a theme as to their message, other than "Obama is a great guy, but...". I'm sorry, but that isn't a winning message for the people that pay little attention to politics.

I think it will come down to this first debate. If Romney only has a so-so performance (or worse), then Obama only has to fall on the ball and run out the clock from then until 11/6. The other debates won't matter, unless Obama is so bad that undecideds will be forced to re-adjust their thinking.

29 posted on 10/01/2012 10:12:34 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: timlot

Our best hope is that republicans and conservatives are more motivated to vote. Hopefully a lot of the dirtbags will stay home.


30 posted on 10/01/2012 10:22:35 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: zt1053

Looks like it’s back to 1 again. I can never recall such a media spin prior to an election calling it “over.” Not even in 08.

Now, all of the sudden, with pretty tight polls, the media has been calling it over for weeks now (and a lot of righties are swallowing their prediction).

Reagan was down 8 to Carter less than 2 weeks before the election by Gallup. Imagine if people had of jumped off the cliff then like they’re doing now.

This race is not over, and anyone who tells you it is has an agenda.


31 posted on 10/02/2012 10:47:46 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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