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Election 2012: Virginia: Romney 49%, Obama 48%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/05/2012 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 10/05/2012 6:56:46 AM PDT by nhwingut

Virginia remains a nail-biter in the first post-debate survey of the key battleground state, with Mitt Romney edging slightly ahead.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters, taken last night, shows Romney earning 49% support to Obama’s 48%. Three percent (3%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012polls; 2012swingstates; rasmussen; va2012

1 posted on 10/05/2012 6:56:49 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Yeah....ok LOL


2 posted on 10/05/2012 6:59:31 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: nhwingut

Good news!


3 posted on 10/05/2012 7:01:38 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Michigander222

Guess debates matter after all. Say goodbye communists!!!


4 posted on 10/05/2012 7:02:24 AM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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To: Michigander222

The Obama “47%” commercial (only words are Romney’s from the tape, with a montage of sad-looking white people) has literally been on continuous loop on Virginia TV. If not every commercial break, it’s every other commercial break.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 7:03:06 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: nhwingut

This is with a D+3 oversample.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 7:04:28 AM PDT by Perdogg (vote like the constitution depends on it - it does)
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To: nhwingut
Looking good although I'm still not so sure about Rasmussen's sampling percent of D/R/I this time around.

My gut tells me there should be less D's and more I's because the R's are such a dirty word for the D's that they'll only consider calling themselves an I to show the D's they're pissed off.....

I know that sounded silly as described, but I just need get to work now.....

7 posted on 10/05/2012 7:04:49 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: nhwingut
I predict Romney will end up winning Virgina by at least a 5% margin. In 2008 the only reason Obama won was the urban vote was fired up and the rural vote was depressed. This years it's just the opposite, Rural western Virginia is covered in Romney signs while the there is little enthusiasm in the Urban areas.
8 posted on 10/05/2012 7:04:56 AM PDT by apillar
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To: o2bfree
Say goodbye communists!!!

We have two more to go, one in front of a bunch of "undecideds" chosen by Gallup, plus whoever moderates the Veep debate will stand in front of Biden, glaring at Ryan, asking him questions all night long like "Mr. Ryan, when will you stop beating your wife and hating women?".

It ain't over.

9 posted on 10/05/2012 7:12:03 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: nhwingut

It ain’t over till the skinny man cries!!


10 posted on 10/05/2012 7:14:10 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: nhwingut

This poll will never see the light of day in the MSM because it shatters there propaganda surveys.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 7:14:56 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Lakeshark

Mr.Biden,there’re won’t be death panels under our medicare plan!


12 posted on 10/05/2012 7:15:40 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Strategerist
The Obama “47%” commercial (only words are Romney’s from the tape, with a montage of sad-looking white people) has literally been on continuous loop on Virginia TV. If not every commercial break, it’s every other commercial break.

Good, people will get sick of it and move on before the debate.

13 posted on 10/05/2012 7:21:49 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Perdogg

Really? D+3? Virginia is coming around...


14 posted on 10/05/2012 7:27:42 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: nhwingut

I hope that the campaigns and independent expenditures have better internals than this. Romney has zero chance of being elected President if he still fighting for Virginia, North Carolina or Indiana at Halloween. If Obama’s pulled up stakes there and the fight is on in Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado, than we’ll have something to be excited about.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 7:28:12 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: nhwingut

I hope that the campaigns and independent expenditures have better internals than this. Romney has zero chance of being elected President if he still fighting for Virginia, North Carolina or Indiana at Halloween. If Obama’s pulled up stakes there and the fight is on in Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado, than we’ll have something to be excited about.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 7:28:13 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: KC_Conspirator

It is noteworthy that in 210, the long serving Representative Democrat Rick Boucher was thrown out by a Republican. That means that in part of Virginia, 2010 is not 2008


17 posted on 10/05/2012 7:30:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: only1percent

Romney is not going to loose VA, NC, or IN.

0bama is in Fairfax today, Romney is in FL over the weekend.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 7:33:32 AM PDT by Perdogg (vote like the constitution depends on it - it does)
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To: Perdogg

According to the cross tabs (I have platinum access), this sample was 57% female. Small rat over sample, but huge female over sample.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 8:54:40 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: apillar

Rural western Virginia is covered in Romney signs while the there is little enthusiasm in the Urban areas...

...I would submit neither you nor anybody else knows any such thing...are you saying that simply because people are not placing signs in their yards they won’t exercise their right to vote???
...if anything, the debate has energized the lefties...now they know how crappy their candidate is at thinking on his feet, at to get elected, turnout is everything...


20 posted on 10/05/2012 9:04:05 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; COBOL2Java; Perdogg; kabar; Gabz; Wage Slave; ...

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21 posted on 10/05/2012 9:14:51 AM PDT by randita
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To: nhwingut

22 posted on 10/05/2012 9:21:15 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: IrishBrigade
Rather odd argument. Every indicator is that dems. are not as excited this time around. The shine is off this clown. That translates into fewer going to the polls. Especially certain demographic groups that are easily discouraged. It takes alot to get them mobilized. It's not happening this time.
23 posted on 10/05/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Kahuna

You’re probably right. I do my own personal survey of neighborhoods with signs, and cars with bumperstickers in the Northern Virginia area. Not surprisingly, there were quite a few more Obama signs in 2008. Well this year, it’s not even close. Romney signs are everywhere in people’s yards and on their cars. Hopefully that is a sign of things to come for Virginia and the nation.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 9:43:28 AM PDT by MP5 (The Only Easy Day was Yesterday)
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To: apillar
Even here in Alabama, in 2008 I saw Obama yard signs. This time, I have not seen ONE! Not even ONE!!! Even the old bumper stickers are old and faded. You DO NOT even see new ones. States are going to have to stick up for themselves if Obama wins again. Only if states stick together and tell the feds where to stick it will the people survive this coming carnage.
25 posted on 10/05/2012 12:33:48 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: nhwingut
Too close to tell any real impact. Will wait and see.
26 posted on 10/05/2012 3:04:01 PM PDT by johnsondavid841
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To: IrishBrigade

I actually do believe it. Lefties in NOVA like to view themselves as intellectually superior, and Obama’s making that pretty hard for them to do.

I don’t see the signs and bumper stickers for Obama in NOVA. Not a lot of those for Romney, but more of them. I contrast that with Maryland, where the defiant left is sporting more than a few “Obama 2012” and worse, “I love Obamacare” stickers. You can smell the decay in Maryland and it’s no wonder.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 5:56:05 PM PDT by Belle22
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To: bert

Rick Boucher? You mean the draft dodger and closet smoker? Pole-smoker that is...yes I’ve heard of him and it’s a shame he had anything to do with military policy...or any other type of policy for that matter. America is better off without him..and we’d have been rid of him long ago had they gerrymandered Oliver North into his district. Of course, we could examine why it is North wasn’t gerrymandered into this district, that that has to do with some of Virginia’s half-assed GOP establishment...and this isn’t the place for that.


28 posted on 10/05/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: nhwingut

“Uh, uh, Jim you may want to move on to another topic...” -—Hussein Obammy (Debate #1)


29 posted on 10/05/2012 8:36:26 PM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Arthurio
Small rat over sample, but huge female over sample.

Why is it you never see an over sample of WHITE MALES? Hmmmmm...

30 posted on 10/05/2012 8:44:41 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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downtown Columubs - NO SIGNS. In 2008 it was saturated with Obama signs.


31 posted on 10/06/2012 1:15:04 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters

ADOPTION BY GENTLE CARE....Infant adoptions.


32 posted on 10/06/2012 1:28:01 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters

ADOPTION BY GENTLE CARE....Infant adoptions.


33 posted on 10/06/2012 1:28:13 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: MSF BU

yep..... that’s him


34 posted on 10/06/2012 4:28:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: nhwingut

I’m in the Shenandoah Valley attending a family reunion - lots of folks traveled from “up north” (Indiana, Illinois, etc.). EVERYONE is talking about the debate, EVERYONE is super glad Obama got his @ss handed to him. EVERONE is so fired up, we’re actually thinking about having a Romney rally of our own (sans Mitt, but that’s ok)! The Valley relatives that did attend the rally Thursday were in such traffic it took 4 hours to travel what usually takes 1 hours - the rally was delayed an hour and a half because so many folks were still trying to get there .... folks finally had to be turned away. It was quite a rally & per all accounts, Romney was ‘fired up’!!

Coming up I-81, someone is putting large banners on semi-trailers along the road. My favorite “Four more years ... for what?


35 posted on 10/06/2012 11:56:22 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: MissMagnolia

Four more years of “DOPE AND BLAME”. He can smoke pot and blame Bush.


36 posted on 10/06/2012 1:33:20 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: I_be_tc
Speaking of smoking pot ... did you see the comment from Bill Maher? I got a really good laugh out of this one:

On his “HBO Real Time” show Friday night, Maher joked that Obama must have used Maher’s $1 million donation to an Obama super PAC and “spent it all on weed.”

37 posted on 10/06/2012 1:40:59 PM 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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38 posted on 10/06/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: MissMagnolia

Yeah, and Ice T said he needed to slow down on gettting stoned before the debates.. No big secret anymore, I guess.


39 posted on 10/06/2012 8:27:55 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: Strategerist

“The Obama “47%” commercial (only words are Romney’s from the tape, with a montage of sad-looking white people) “

Uh huh. Obama attempts to lower the downscale white vote. They know Obama has failed and screwed them over, between coal regs, Obamacare and its outcomes of lower household income etc. ... but if they tell them “Romney’s not for you” they will stay home.

Debates will hopefully debunk that whole narrative.


40 posted on 10/06/2012 9:47:51 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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