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Latest OH absentee #s (VERY nice)
George Mason Early Voting Project ^ | 10/8/2012

Posted on 10/07/2012 5:16:18 PM PDT by LS

Astabula: R down .5% from 08

Athens: was 4.3:1 D in 08, now just over 2:1

Auglaize: Rs up 2.5% over 08 (small numbers, total requests down, Rs over ½ way to entire 08 total)

Brown: Rs up 1.4% over 08 (all ballot requests down)

Carrol: Rs down 2% (small numbers 2111 total)

Champaign: big change---in 08 Rs “won” by 170 votes, now up almost 4:1

Clark: important county, in 08 Ds almost 2:1, now Rs have a 1000 vote advantage (about 3:2 lead) Total turnaround.

Clinton: 08, was a R 25% lead, now R 40% lead

Columbiana: 08, Ds won by 9%, now Rs up 8%

Coshocton: Rs up 4% over 08

Crawford: Ds won by 5% in 08, now trail by almost 12%; GOP already 3/5s of all 2008 absentee total in by 10/6

Cuyahoga: this is the big kahuna. Dems won by 36.6% in 08 absentees. This time, the difference is just under 6%!! Rs are already 9,000 absentee votes over 08 total!

*In the general election, ceteris paribus, this translates to a 60,000-70,000 D decline in this county alone!

Defiance, Rs 1.6% over 08

Erie: Another big D county. Margin of victory in absentees in 08 was 24%, today only 8%! Ds are 3700 short of 08 total, Rs just 790.

Fayette: Rs increased lead by 7% over 08

Franklin: Ds took this county by 21 points, and went into general with 3% lead in absentees. Today, they have a 5,500 vote deficit! A 7% net swing from 08.

Greene: Near Dayton, was a 4.2% D win in 08, now is more than 2:1 R for a 22 point swing.

Hamilton: (Cincinnati) Rs had a 3:2 lead in absentees in 08, today have a 2:1 lead

Jefferson, Ds had a 34/19 lead in 08, now lead 42/21

Lake: another important northern county, Rs have increased their % of total absentees from 5.7 to 6.3%

Licking: big swing from 34-34% of total absentees in 08 to 35-20 R advantage)

Lucas: Dems won by 25,000 votes in 08, now up only 6,000. 13 point swing in Rs favor

Mercer: Rs increase lead from 32-28 to 38-25%

Montgomery: big south-center D-heavy county. In 08 Ds had a 3:1 advantage in absentees. Today, 12,100 to 10,300, a rather massive decline. Rs within 1000 votes of already reaching 08 totals!

Muskingum: slight 1% D advantage in 08 to massive loss, more than 2:1 now.

Paulding: very small total numbers but a bellweather in that Bush won it and McCain lost it: Rs ahead in 08 absentees 33-17, today, 35-14.

Pickaway: 08 Ds had 1000 more absentees than Rs (12-point gap); today, Rs ahead by 600 votes and 14-point lead.

Portage: another 4% R increase over 08

Richland: Ds held a 400 vote edge in 08, now trail very slightly.

Ross: Ds had 17 point advantage in 08, now Rs have a 5-point advantage.

Seneca: Ds had very slight advantage in 08, Rs now have 3:2 advantage. Starke: Ds had an 8000 vote lead in 08 (44-27), now, 40-33 for a 10 point swing.

Summit: HUGE dropoff for Ds, from 43,500 ballots in 08 to 13,000. They lead this blue county, but the swing is from 47-14 to 25-18

Tuscarawas: Ds had more than 2:1 advantage in 08, now trail by 250 votes for a 25 point swing

Union: Rs had narrow 7% margin in 08, now have a 32-9% lead

Warren: important red county, no 08 data but Rs leading 4:1. McCain won, but by nowhere near this margin.

Wayne: Went D in 08 by 10%, now Rs hold a 12-point edge

Wood: Ds had a 1500 vote lead in 08 (10%) now Rs have a 100 vote lead. Big swing.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: obama; oh; romney
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1 posted on 10/07/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT by LS
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To: LS

I hope the 70k decline in Cleveland translates to 70k R/R vote. If so that is over a third of the margin needed to make up from the 08 totals, and that is just one county.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

Looking really, really good. Overall, so far, total absentees down (I think mostly from Ds) but that may change with early voting. However, I’m not sure if early voting is tallied with absentees. Either way, there is no way to spin these numbers as anything except massive bad news for Obama.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 5:21:34 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Mc Pain actually won the vote on election day in ‘08

Rats were able to “bank” hundreds of thousands of votes via absentee/early voting

If trend continues and ‘Pubs are able to win on election
day looks promising


4 posted on 10/07/2012 5:24:00 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: LS

Great job ! It’s nice to get real data on the ground. There’s no way the left or the press can spin this kind of info.


5 posted on 10/07/2012 5:25:02 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: LS

“...except massive bad news for Obama...”

Absolutely excellent.

IMHO


6 posted on 10/07/2012 5:25:10 PM PDT by ripley
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To: LS

The time for absentee ballet requests in OH expired Friday, correct?


7 posted on 10/07/2012 5:26:58 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: profit_guy

Yah, I think. I’ve been out of state so have to catch up.


8 posted on 10/07/2012 5:28:05 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Thank you for all this encouraging information. I expect Romney to win Ohio going away. In the 3-2-1 strategy, Ohio along with Indiana is part of the “2.” Since I fully expect Romney to carry all three of the southern states that comprise the “3” (Florida, NC, and Virginia), which state will fulfill the “1” requirement? Don’t worry. Expect Romney to carry several other states, including Pa., Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, and maybe Michigan. It won’t be as massive a victory as the Gipper in ‘84 but will surpass the ‘04 Bush victory.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 5:28:31 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: LS
Great news, thanks. I already have Romney winning without Ohio. This will put icing on the cake.

If Romney wins every Southern state plus Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada, he forces a tie which the Republicans will win.

10 posted on 10/07/2012 5:28:37 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: LS

Excellent. Thanks, LS.


11 posted on 10/07/2012 5:36:04 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: LS

As a numbers guy I thank you for this. Important to note that Dems crossover much easier than Reps, so those numbers are likely even better than they appear.

Absentees are similar here in SE Iowa.


12 posted on 10/07/2012 5:36:57 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Combat_Liberalism

I still don’t think Obama has locked up Oregon, Minnesota, & New jersey (Yes I said New Jersey)

Haven’t much polling data to work with but Obama polls around 50% or just above in New Jersey and thats with skewed polling.

My companies there so I travel to North Jersey quite often and can tell you most people I meet like Christie. I think this will help Romney.

Don’t be surprised if it is red Nov. 6th.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 5:38:28 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Combat_Liberalism
Expect Romney to carry several other states, including Pa., Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, and maybe Michigan. It won’t be as massive a victory as the Gipper in ‘84

I would not rule out Romney carrying PA in 2016 if he has a successful term, but now ? I rather doubt it. Bush fell short both times and Obama is still likely to get sufficient turnout from Philadelphia no matter how he fares elsewhere.

I think WI will be hard but that is the one I want to see Romney win. CO (and probably IA) should go for Romney if he wins.

14 posted on 10/07/2012 5:41:23 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: LS

That seems like a big change from the updates last week, doesn’t it? Is it your interpretation that Rs are closing the gap as the time goes on?

I understand that Rs are rapidly closing the gap in IA as well.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 5:41:23 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: LS

in 2008 96% of ballots requested were cast


16 posted on 10/07/2012 5:41:37 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: LS
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17 posted on 10/07/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Hoodat
plus Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada

Unlikely to win all three if he loses Ohio; road to WH goes through OH

18 posted on 10/07/2012 5:43:27 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: barmag25

I agree, I have thought all along that MN and OR are going to be VERY close. And that spells trouble elsewhere...


19 posted on 10/07/2012 5:44:43 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: njslim

I don’t understand - does this also include early voting by party?


20 posted on 10/07/2012 5:47:05 PM PDT by wewereright
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To: profit_guy

After seeing so much manipulation in polling this election, any poll showing Obama at or below 50% puts that state up for grabs. The problem with the those states is that the past few elections have them trending as safe dem this election. That means very few polls conducted.


21 posted on 10/07/2012 5:50:11 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: LS

Thanks for the update LS!


22 posted on 10/07/2012 5:55:37 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: tatown

PPP Polling just tweeted

Obama 50%
Romney 47%

Virginia


23 posted on 10/07/2012 6:00:29 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: LS

A couple more Romney voters in Fresno and California could be in play.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 6:04:07 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: LS

How can the polling organizations continue to project a close vote in Ohio when the actual ballot-request numbers continue to be so substantially in the Republicans’ favor compared to 2008?

It would be in the Democrats’ interest for the Romney Team to assume that Cuyahoga County, for example, was so solidly Democratic there was no reason for them to spend money on advertising there. But the ballot-request figures now prove otherwise. So the Romney people will now be able to devise a better strategy for directing their funds in Ohio for maximum effect.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 6:04:24 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Cruising For Freedom

Closing the gap?? The Rs have extended their leads in most cases, held solid at a six point gain in the biggest D county, and grabbed an absolute lead in Franklin.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 6:04:58 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Rasmussen has Romney up by 2 in Virginia..I wouldnt trust anything from PPP


27 posted on 10/07/2012 6:06:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You forgot the d. PPP(D)


28 posted on 10/07/2012 6:06:52 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I just peed on PPP Polling


29 posted on 10/07/2012 6:07:33 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Yeah sure
PPP the dem
Propaganda site.
A discredited push poll entity !


30 posted on 10/07/2012 6:09:33 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: TexasFreeper2009

“PPP Polling just tweeted

Obama 50%
Romney 47%

Virginia”

PPP is trying their best to keep the troops from becoming too disspirited—these things can snowball into an inevitability in the public’s eye (which is what PPP and other leftists were trying to do for Barry before the debate—making the polling look like it was all over for Romney).


31 posted on 10/07/2012 6:10:58 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Are these comparisons being made at the number of days before the elections? Is it possible that the numbers were similar at the same point in time in 08 and that the dems killed it close to the election?


32 posted on 10/07/2012 6:16:27 PM PDT by PAR
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To: LS

Any data on butler?

I feel that won it for bush in 2004.

Ryan went to miami which will help too.


33 posted on 10/07/2012 6:17:47 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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Looks to me like things are reverting to 2004 breakdowns after the McCain/financial debacle.


34 posted on 10/07/2012 6:18:59 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: SharpRightTurn

Trend in that poll is toward Romney from their earlier ones despite being from PPP at least.


35 posted on 10/07/2012 6:19:36 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: lonestar67

Check the link


36 posted on 10/07/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Crimson Elephant

Explain...


37 posted on 10/07/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: af_vet_1981

I expect Romney to do much better in the Philly suburbs than McCain did in ‘08 or Bush did in ‘04. He will also do a little better in Philly itself. The rural normally Republican counties will see higher turnout. Romney will win the election because of higher turnout with better margins in coal producing counties. Obama wants those people out of the coal business. Bush lost by about 144,000 votes (51-49)in ‘04. Demographics have not helped Romney since ‘04, but I still expect him to win because Pa and the country are in trouble, and Romney is projecting confidence and hope. I may be wrong but have a deep hunch I am dead on. We will see.


38 posted on 10/07/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: LS

Are people LEAVING Ohio, dying or what?


39 posted on 10/07/2012 6:24:11 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: lonestar67

Butler is solid Rep. Only some dem pockets in Hamilton and Middletown.


40 posted on 10/07/2012 6:25:05 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Rasmussen has Romney up by 2 in Virginia..I wouldnt trust anything from PPP

Even PPP's poll shows a bounce for Romney; whether it is accurate or not ... well ...
Not all of the polls by Public Policy Polling have been accurate; the company has had its share of inaccurate results. Among the most notable of its mispredictions were that of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary in Pennsylvania[17] (in which it predicted an Obama victory; Clinton ultimately won by 9-10%), and that in the 2009 special election in New York's Twenty-Third Congressional District.[18]

I expect PPP's final polls a week before the election may well be accurate; before that, not so much. The same claim is made of Rasmussen polls too.

41 posted on 10/07/2012 6:29:20 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: rwfromkansas

It’s pure baloney from CE. Romney is adding supporters and gaining strength in Va. He’ll do better everywhere than McCain, but especially in coal country and the Tidewater region where military and retired military votes predominate. Obama will win the DC suburbs but Romney will get a higher share of the vote than maybe even Bush got there in ‘04. Virginia is not going back to Obama.


42 posted on 10/07/2012 6:29:58 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: combat_boots

There is a depopulation going on. That’s why we lost one EV.


43 posted on 10/07/2012 6:30:13 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: combat_boots; LS
Or What? Could it be the new “voter fraud” laws are making folks think twice. It may not be as easy or without consequences then in the past to vote multiple times.
44 posted on 10/07/2012 6:36:27 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Combat_Liberalism
but I still expect him to win because Pa and the country are in trouble, and Romney is projecting confidence and hope. I may be wrong but have a deep hunch

I think you are confusing desire with probability. I want him to win PA but would really be surprised if he did. I would also like the Republican to win the Senate seat in PA. Of course there are 30 days to go so much could happen one way or the other. As it stands now he would not be expected to win PA even if he wins the election.

45 posted on 10/07/2012 6:40:39 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: LS

Wondering, didn’t they deleted over 400,000 voters? Maybe that plays into it although it really seems bambi enthusiasm is down. We detest him down here. I watched the debate with the volume off when the one was moving his mouth. I have taken to calling him a muslim and kenyan to irritate those i can. Thinking about walking the streets near early polling sites with sign FIRE THE KENYAN.


46 posted on 10/07/2012 6:40:56 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: barmag25

Havent seen any yard signs for Barky - in 08 seemed like
every yard around had one

Only 2-3 Barky bumper stickers

Things were not looking good before, after the debate
expect become even worse......


47 posted on 10/07/2012 6:42:00 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: barmag25

Maybe they just purged the voter rolls of dead voters from the last election. If so, they would all be D.


48 posted on 10/07/2012 6:45:49 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: profit_guy
I have thought all along that MN and OR are going to be VERY close.

I was born and raised in MN (lived there for over 50 years). Moved to Wyoming for a better and more free place to live

Anyway, we are back for about a week and have spent some time in Mpls and some northern suburbs.

I have seen 1, just one Obama sign and 1, bumper sticker.

This from the crazy state that loved the big 0 4 years ago

Now maybe this means nothing, but i don't think so. Zero may lose big here, but I will be back in WY, the only state in the entire country that every county was RED the last election.

49 posted on 10/07/2012 7:02:25 PM PDT by coder2
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To: barmag25

Conservatives have got to be watching and exposing the VOTER FRAUD! Watch the cemeteries as they’re digging graves 24/7.


50 posted on 10/07/2012 7:06:11 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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