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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
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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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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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