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Romney closing gap in Ohio as poll numbers, crowds rise (Reuters)
Reuters ^ | October 13, 2012 | By Sam Youngman

Posted on 10/13/2012 11:29:48 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is recovering ground in the critical swing state of Ohio as he rises in the polls and crowd numbers swell after his strong debate performance last week against President Barack Obama.

Despite pundits and pollsters dismissing Romney's chances in the state in late September, the Republican is now either tied or just barely trailing Obama in Ohio ahead of the next presidential debate on Tuesday night. . .

At an event with thousands of Ohioans on Friday night, Romney boasted of "a growing crescendo of enthusiasm." He has spoken to several large audiences in Ohio this week. . .

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; oh2012; ohio

1 posted on 10/13/2012 11:29:51 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee; LS

“Despite pundits and pollsters dismissing Romney’s chances in the state in late September, the Republican is now either tied or just barely trailing Obama in Ohio ahead of the next presidential debate on Tuesday night.”

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Interesting they don’t mention Romney ahead in OH in a few other polls. Just slightly behind or tied. gmafb


2 posted on 10/13/2012 11:43:22 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart
Don't forget in those polls the Democrats are getting a plus 3-5!

So, if he is tied, he is really ahead.

3 posted on 10/14/2012 12:01:25 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Brad from Tennessee.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 12:32:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Brad from Tennessee.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 12:32:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I have a funny feeling Obama’s handlers will try to coach him to be more lively & engaging but it will probably backfire as it did for Biden for certain.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 1:05:56 AM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: fortheDeclaration
Don't forget in those polls the Democrats are getting a plus 3-5!

So, if he is tied, he is really ahead.
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Since this is a State poll the demographics are properly done as a breakdown within the State itself and not based on a National breakdown.

I don't know what the D/R/I % are in Ohio but it could well be there are more Dems then Reps registered. That said being registered one way or the other is not a guarantee of how one will vote.

7 posted on 10/14/2012 1:50:19 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Lacey2
I read that Ohio is more Independent, then either Democrat or Republican.

If that is the case, it is likely that the Independents will break heavily against Obama since they usually go against the incumbent.

8 posted on 10/14/2012 2:19:37 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

I live in southern Ohio and the people that did admit voting for him last time shy away for even discussing politics. We live in a small town and the number of RR signs to O signs is about 10:1. It would probably be more, but the GOP headquarters is is always out of them. They have said they will get 100 at a time and by the time they call everyone back that wanted one they are out.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 3:59:56 AM PDT by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
Well that is encouraging!

I think the MSM is going to be surprised this Nov.6 like they were in 2010.

They don't understand the intensity of the feelings against this adminstration.

10 posted on 10/14/2012 4:07:13 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Republican1795.

Romney just needs to Highlight certain facts to Counter Obamas stilted Numbers and facts,7.8 percent Unemployment? Actually the U6 number is 14.7 percent,actually between 14.7 and 22%.The Majority of jobs being created are PART TIME,you cant pay for 5.00 a Gallon gas with Part time work and support a Family.
Saved the auto industry? With the Chevy Volt? GM still owes the tax payers Billions of Dollars,the taxpayers subsidize the Manufacture of the Volt,the Purchase of the Volt with the Tax brake and the only purchases being made are by the Government!Thats the Taxpayers buying the Lemons, Its the same thing we are doing with the Debt,we are buying our own debt by Printing more worthless paper dollars.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 4:30:35 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome

Yesterday Romney gave a speech in Lebanon, Ohio. Great speech and great crowd. Scroll down to see a photo of the rally—11,000 came out to hear Romney.

http://www.therightscoop.com/full-speech-watch-mitt-romney-campaign-rally-in-lebanon-ohio/


12 posted on 10/14/2012 4:39:21 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Republican1795.

Yup. Obama is going to try to attack mitt but it won’t work.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 4:46:50 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Republican1795.
I have a funny feeling Obama’s handlers will try to coach him to be more lively & engaging but it will probably backfire as it did for Biden for certain.

Let's see him start laughing when Romney brings up Benghazi, the dead Ambassador, the dead Seals, and the effort to cover up the fact that this all happened because they left them unprotected in a war zone and exposed them to ememy attack. Let's see him put a happy face on the lie that this was caused by some internet video.

14 posted on 10/14/2012 5:13:29 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Republican1795.
I have a funny feeling Obama’s handlers will try to coach him to be more lively & engaging but it will probably backfire as it did for Biden for certain.

Just as "Joe has to be Joe", Obama will have to be Zero...

15 posted on 10/14/2012 5:35:26 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome

Romney signs are hard to get here in Pa. I guess I’ll have to use an empty chair.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 5:37:27 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I believe the headline is out of date. Romney closed the gap some time ago. Now he is opening up a new one.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 5:38:14 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Atlantan; All

There is a person on Twitter who claimed the crowd size was wrong the photo was photo shopped. I guess he is full of sh*t.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 5:58:51 AM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: KevinDavis

Who ever said it was photoshopped is an idiot. In his speech Romney said he was amazed at the size of the crowd and that it even extended beyond the back media platform. Libs are in a panic.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 6:08:24 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Atlantan; All

Well the person who made this claim was a “Conservative”.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 6:11:06 AM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Lacey2

I don’t know what the D/R/I % are in Ohio but it could well be there are more Dems then Reps registered. That said being registered one way or the other is not a guarantee of how one will vote.


Here is what John Zogby said about Ohio......

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But it’s the independent vote that really matters in the Buckeye State, he says. When asked how important the independent vote is for Ohio, Zogby tells Newsmax: “Extremely important. For starters, Ohio does not have registration by political party. People will identify themselves as Democrats or Republicans but most voters in Ohio are independents.”

Zogby says he’s seen the state go from being up for grabs to solidly in Obama’s corner to now, up for grabs again...

end snips

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/gop/2944530/posts?


21 posted on 10/14/2012 6:18:50 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Here’s a link directly to the Zogby video.

http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/zogby-poll-ohio-romney/2012/10/12/id/459780?promo_code=EACE-1&utm_source=GatewayPundit&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1


22 posted on 10/14/2012 6:30:23 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Atlantan

What is wrong with this stupid state?

Always the people who the the absolute MOST to lose, are always in the tank ...

I don’t get it.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 8:48:14 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Brad from Tennessee
UnSkewed Polling Data Sunday, October 14, 2012 10:25:49 AM. Romney +3.8

That Romney +3.8, is the average of 11 Polls and has Skewed Avg of +3.2 for Obama yet Romney is still leading. Remove the skew and Barry's really screwed.

These pollsters still include a Dem over sampling based on the huge 2008 turnout for Obama and that just ain't gonna happen again. Obama only has a lock on Nine States and DC vs Thirteen States solid for Romney and toss-up states are breaking for Romney.

Go to Real Clear Politics and make your own EC map. I did and I can see Romney getting 301 EC votes without much trouble - but natch, no major screw-ups.

24 posted on 10/14/2012 8:51:50 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Condor51
Very good analysis. As you probably know Gallup changed their formula last week used to determine presidential favorability. As a result Obama hits 50 percent. The network polls have been more exaggerated than PPP or other partisan polls. This skews the RCP average which is likely their intent.
25 posted on 10/14/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Republican1795.

I guarantee that as we chat here, Obama’s handlers are spending FAR more time trying to coach -bama’s attitude and demeanor than they are working on his facts.

I believe that tension is going to bite him big time.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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