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Election 2012: Ohio President Ohio: Obama 50%, Romney 49%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/5 | Rasmussen

Posted on 10/05/2012 7:30:15 AM PDT by tatown

Friday, October 05, 2012

The critical battleground state of Ohio remains a draw, with President Obama holding a one-point lead in the first post-debate survey of the contest there.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters, taken last night, finds Obama with 50% support to Mitt Romney’s 49%. One percent (1%) likes another candidate, and another one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; ohio; poll

1 posted on 10/05/2012 7:30:21 AM PDT by tatown
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To: tatown

We win this one on turn out!


2 posted on 10/05/2012 7:32:26 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: MrDem

Yep


3 posted on 10/05/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: LS

Ping


4 posted on 10/05/2012 7:34:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MrDem

It’s nice to see this one within the margin of error once again.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: tatown

Should float a few more points towards Romney when the debate is fully baked in.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 7:39:45 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: tatown

this can’t be right....Obama is supposed to be up by 10 in Ohio


7 posted on 10/05/2012 7:46:02 AM PDT by wny
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To: MrDem

Quick question, when the DNC convention finished RIGHT away perhaps even the next day the pollsters gave Omuslim a big bounce. They didn’t even wait for the numbers to bake, they just gave him the bounce the very next day! What’s going on here? I’m sick of the way the Chicago thugs have taken over all govt. and pollster establishments....THEY ARE EVIL!!


8 posted on 10/05/2012 7:48:17 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: MrDem

Yes, as Ras is a 5 day floating avg.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 7:50:24 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: tatown

According to the REAL NUMBERS we are seeing in the OH absentee voting, Ras is still oversampling Ds by 3%. See the OH absentee/ early thread posted here daily.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 7:53:00 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: tatown
Ohio will NOT go to Obama. I was active and was a poll observer in 2008. Levels of enthusiasm towards O aren't even close to what they were in 2008.

In 2008, we had thousands of 30something/40something year old people who had never voted before lining up to check one box (and only one box) on their ballot. They knew nothing of any other candidate or issue. They only knew about O.

I just don't see this happening nearly as much in '12 as in '08.

If O wins Ohio, I'll eat my hat.
11 posted on 10/05/2012 7:54:36 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: tatown

How can this be? The headlines Romney are was lying all through the debate! He really lost, even though he won!


12 posted on 10/05/2012 8:01:08 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: MrDem; All

This is only a ONE-DAY Ohio poll guys.

This is NOT the national rolling average poll. It will not move toward Romney anymore unless they take another poll there in a couple days.

Great news to see it tied again.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 8:05:58 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: mmichaels1970

“Levels of enthusiasm towards O aren’t even close to what they were in 2008.”

Did you follow the NV Senate race in 2010? Dims will roll out their vote Soviet style in OH because they know how critical it is. Don’t just assume that because dim voters are less enthusiastic about Obama that they won’t vote for him again when prodded by the dim machine.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: LS

Rasmussen is normally pretty straight with his numbers.

I think Ohio is evenly split, so a 3% Dem advantage is hard for me to believe given that our entire statewide government is Republican.

Governor, House, Senate, Sec of State, Treasurer, Supreme Court...all republican

You don’t get that with some big democrat advantage. If anything, there’s a repub advantage in our state.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 8:13:28 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: lodi90
Dims will roll out their vote Soviet style in OH because they know how critical it is. Don’t just assume that because dim voters are less enthusiastic about Obama that they won’t vote for him again when prodded by the dim machine.

We should certainly continue to work hard and remain vigilant. This will be the fourth general election I've worked. But IMHO O's going to need the red friggin army to roll through here if he wants Ohio.
16 posted on 10/05/2012 8:29:12 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: rwfromkansas

I know that but I still believe a few more voters will switch to Romney over the coming days.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 8:29:35 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: xzins

Apparently Eric Holder is now in charge of the Dept. of Labor, and Mitt should say as much.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 8:34:33 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: xzins

Apparently Eric Holder is now in charge of the Dept. of Labor, and Mitt should say as much.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 8:34:49 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: tatown

These polls remind of how the pollsters predicted that Carter would beat Reagan.

Remember when Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980?

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/09/25/how-carter-beat-reagan/print


20 posted on 10/05/2012 8:37:06 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: tatown

Ground game from here on out.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 8:38:15 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, IA = 272EV)
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To: tatown

The link below is a time machine going back to October 2004 when the maggot infected mediots and their knee pad pollsters were declaring Kerry would be president:

http://search.comcast.net/?cat=web&con=betac&form_submit=1&q=Kerry+ahead+of+Bush+in+polls&top_SearchSubmit=

They were wrong then and now!


22 posted on 10/05/2012 8:38:23 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: tatown

This is a turnout election. Obama has lost the juju from 2008 but there are still more gimmee voters in America than earnit voters. Gonna be a close election.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 8:39:23 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: tatown

This is taken from Rasmussen:

“And 50 percent think the economy will improve if Romney wins and the GOP keeps the House and wins back the Senate. Not so if Democrats win. Just 34 percent think the economy will improve if Obama wins reelection and the Democrats Congress, with 40 percent believing it will get worse.”

I think that the above is the real indicator on how this election will turn. The economy sucks. No one is going to vote in a way that will make the economy worse. Not just in Ohio but nationwide. Think positive and work hard for victory in November!


24 posted on 10/05/2012 8:45:22 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: tatown

Romney swing state surge Confirmed here:

Confirming this surge is We Ask America, who also shows a surge for Romney in the state of Florida.

PRESIDENT – VIRGINIA (We Ask America)
Mitt Romney (R) 48%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 45%

PRESIDENT – OHIO (We Ask America)
Mitt Romney (R) 47%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 46%

PRESIDENT – FLORIDA (We Ask America)
Mitt Romney (R) 49%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 46%

http://weaskamerica.com/2012/10/05/boing/


25 posted on 10/05/2012 8:49:03 AM PDT by Nicojones
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To: tatown; All
Hi all, this is a great video from a local Toledo Ohio FR commentator as to why Romney/Ryan will steamroller Obambi in Ohio.

Ohio Loves Romnry

and this one from Clint

26 posted on 10/05/2012 8:54:53 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: xzins

Absentee numbers do not, so far, support Ras or anyone else. They point to a substantial Romney victory.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 9:03:29 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: tatown

It always was. IMO


28 posted on 10/05/2012 9:32:44 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Nicojones

Your link is defective. I want to know the D/R/I breakout.


29 posted on 10/05/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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Keep FR Running

Fight back.
Counter the MSM spin machine.

30 posted on 10/05/2012 11:29:45 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: tatown

Has anyone else seen the breakdown of the Ohio absentee ballots?

“In 2008, there were 1,158,301 total absentee ballots requested: 33 percent were requested by registered Democrats and 19 percent were requested by registered Republicans — a 14-point gap. So far in 2012, only 638,997 ballots have been requested, 29 percent by Democrats and 24 percent by Republicans — only a five-point gap.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/05/ohios-early-absentee-ballot-requests-and-cleaned-up-voter-rolls-point-to-romney-blowout/#ixzz28RyPPfYm

Ohio will be going to Romney.


31 posted on 10/05/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: b4its2late; MrDem

Ras Daily tracking national poll is a three day rolling average. This state poll however is a one-day poll.


32 posted on 10/05/2012 1:48:55 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Norman Bates

Yes, I know it is a one day poll but I believe that some who did not make a snap decision the day after the debate will still trickle in over a few days.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: LS
Absentee numbers do not, so far, support Ras or anyone else. They point to a substantial Romney victory..

Love the positive news but where are you getting that from? I heard absentee ballots were lower this election cycle.

34 posted on 10/05/2012 2:50:22 PM PDT by StarFan
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35 posted on 10/06/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: StarFan

See post #31 about Ohio absentee ballots.


36 posted on 10/06/2012 8:43:42 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

Very helpful. Thanks.


37 posted on 10/07/2012 4:09:43 PM PDT by StarFan
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