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Daily Swing State Tracking Poll Swing State Tracking: Romney 48%, Obama 48%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/15 | Rasmussen

Posted on 10/15/2012 8:50:21 AM PDT by tatown

Monday, October 15, 2012

The full Swing State tracking update offers Rasmussen Reader subscribers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. If you do not already have a Rasmussen Reader account, subscribe now.

Platinum Members have access to detailed demographic information.

In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney and President Obama are now tied with 48% support each. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) are undecided.

Romney has led the daily Swing State Survey for the previous six days, reflecting the modest bounce he earned from the first presidential debate. Prior to that, the president had led for 17 of the previous 19 days, and the candidates had been tied twice. Most of these findings still are based on responses prior to Thursday night’s vice presidential debate.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: poll; rasmussen
FWIW, this contains weekend numbers.
1 posted on 10/15/2012 8:50:30 AM PDT by tatown
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To: tatown

why does the weekend always help democrats?


2 posted on 10/15/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: tatown

they have to keep swing state polls close so Obama can steal the states.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 8:57:28 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: tatown

I can’t understand how The One is still in this race - how it could be this close...

The only explanation - The media’s help must be worth several points.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 8:57:34 AM PDT by TBBT
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To: tatown
“The race is neck and neck again... obama is surging... you must buy my private polling to stay informed about THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION in our lifetime... my name is scotty rasmussen and I not only approve this message... I made it up all by myself”!

LLS

5 posted on 10/15/2012 9:00:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: MNDude
Weekends seem to help Democrats b/c they are at home watching the TV waiting for the phone to ring. Repubs are out being productive.

The polls are nonsense. It is going Romney all the way in a big way.

6 posted on 10/15/2012 9:01:02 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: MNDude

Possibly because people have more time to watch TV, i.e. more DNC propaganda.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 9:01:26 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: TBBT

The 0bama regime’s calling of the Ft. Hood terrorist attack ‘WORKPLACE VIOLENCE’ alone should destroy any chances of 0bama getting re-elected. WTF is wrong with people!!!


8 posted on 10/15/2012 9:01:58 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: dalebert

Nobody is going to steal anything. Work instead of predicting theft and there will be no theft.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 9:03:39 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: dan on the right

I think it’s significant that while Romney has gained, sometimes big, Zero just can’t get above that 47-48 plateau, and I have a feeling this one is MOE and really has Obama at 47.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 9:04:57 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I see a pattern here.. The left doesn't want to upset Islamists by calling terrorist attacks what they are:

Ft. Hood = workplace violence

Benghazi = protest over a movie

11 posted on 10/15/2012 9:05:22 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: tatown

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12 posted on 10/15/2012 9:08:21 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: dalebert; LS
they have to keep swing state polls close so Obama can steal the states.

I don't put ANYTHING past these thugs. This has been my fear all along. There's no way this fool could be up anywhere with his dismal record, yet, the polls have him neck and neck?? It's their cover for when they try and steal this.

My 2 cents.

13 posted on 10/15/2012 9:20:08 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: TBBT
Unseating an incumbent is difficult. Since 1912 (including) only 5 incumbents have voted out: Taft, Hoover, Ford, Carter, and Bush 41.
14 posted on 10/15/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: dalebert
Ras polling is not going to change much as it will swing back in forth in small range not much more than -2 < even > +2.

I think his polling is to play it safe and because of it, it will be wrong by a few more points.

15 posted on 10/15/2012 9:21:47 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: TBBT

I agree; I don’t see how 48% of Americans anywhere could possibly vote for this guy. Well, four years ago 53% did, but he was running against a picture of a dead dog.

Still, should 0bama get re-elected, I am not really angry with him. I am most angry first at the American people who are stupid enough to vote for him, and second at the Pravda/Tass propaganda organs of the democrat party who lie to us and call it “news” to fool the stupid among us.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:26:36 AM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: Jane Long

They always try. It didn’t work in 04, or 2010. We have lots of poll watchers and lawyers in OH.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 9:26:50 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: MNDude; winner3000

The answer is that on weekends Republicans tend to not be home; out of the house doing things. Its been that way for a long time.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 9:29:36 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: LS
Nobody is going to steal anything. Work instead of predicting theft and there will be no theft.

A newer type of the "Enthusiastic pessimist" Tiggers, lots of them here on FR, usually inhabiting the poll threads


19 posted on 10/15/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Jane Long

there are many idiot democrats that like obama..my cousins sister in law for one. they want socialism..


20 posted on 10/15/2012 10:08:35 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: MNDude
why does the weekend always help democrats?

Interestingly, Race42012.com addressed this today and the data seems to indicate that it only seems that way:

Day of the Week Polling

21 posted on 10/15/2012 10:12:51 AM PDT by Humbug
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To: tatown

Most of these numbers are BEFORE Biden showed his ass on Thursday night.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 10:16:22 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Jane Long

The fact that only 9% of the people will even talk to pollsters explains a lot about these polls.

Who do you think is more likely to talk to a pollster, a conservative who hates the media and considers it an enemy or the lib who knows that it is totally on his side and sabotages conservatives every chance it gets?


23 posted on 10/15/2012 10:20:22 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

Yep...I don’t believe these polls, I just don’t trust the thugs.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: TBBT

I don’t understand how Obama was ever elected in the first place, proving how out of step with the New Amerikkka I am.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 10:30:06 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

He tried to act a moderate, that’s why.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 10:40:00 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: tatown
Wow, talk about swing states and swing voters...
27 posted on 10/15/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by johnsondavid841
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To: LS

I will bet my cat he won’t gain on that. If you are still “undecided” on Zero (and where are all the “When will O close the deal?” articles anyway? No big for an incumbent to be below 50% this time?) you will not suddenly decide he’s electable in three weeks.

Remember, most Obama voters voted for an enigma, first unvetted president in the modern era. Now they are learning what he is. I think a notable percentage of white 0 voters don’t have the heart to vote Politically Correct again, and they are too embarrassed to say they aren’t voting at all, so they are “undecided.”


28 posted on 10/15/2012 12:48:16 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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