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Romney Hits the 50 Percent Mark, With a Clear Edge on the Economy
ABC News ^ | 10/25/2012 | ABC News

Posted on 10/25/2012 2:09:33 PM PDT by SoftwareEngineer

Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm Romney Hits the 50 Percent Mark, With a Clear Edge on the Economy

Mitt Romney has seized further advantage on economic issues at the core of the 2012 campaign, taking him to 50 percent support among likely voters vs. 47 percent for Barack Obama – Romney’s highest vote-preference result of the contest to date. The difference between the…

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; abc; obama; romney; washpost; wp
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Major move by Gov Romney on a left leaning poll!!
1 posted on 10/25/2012 2:09:39 PM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: tatown; LS; Perdogg; Ravi; nhwingut; InterceptPoint; HamiltonJay; SoFloFreeper

Major move for Gov Romney. This will help the RCP average also.

Shocker! 50% now in this poll!


2 posted on 10/25/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer

So of the 4 major tracking polls today, you had Obama gain a point in one poll, one stay unchanged, and the two that had been the best for Obama each move toward Romney. And in 3 of the 4 tracking polls, Romney is at or above 50%.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 2:13:35 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Here is the commentary by ABC News

Internals look VERY GOOD for Gov Romney

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/romney-hits-the-50-percent-mark-with-a-clear-edge-on-the-economy/


4 posted on 10/25/2012 2:15:38 PM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer

but but but... NATE SILVER SAID THAT ROMNEY’S MOMENTUM WAS STOPPED BY OBAMA’S BRILLIANT DEBATE PERFORMANCES!


5 posted on 10/25/2012 2:15:45 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Washington Post: “The Momentum Myth”
Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:11:07 PM · by Redcat
The Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2012 | Jonathan Bernstein

Guess Bernstein missed this one! They’re imploding.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 2:18:03 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Arthurio

Nate Silver is a legend in his own mind.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 2:18:25 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: Arthurio

I credit the Colin Powell “endorsement” ROFLMAO


8 posted on 10/25/2012 2:20:42 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.

Yeah I can imagine an endorsement from a guy whose named after an organ that holds poo is always something you look forward to LOL


9 posted on 10/25/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SoftwareEngineer

In reality, Romney is well ahead but the MSM will never admit it.

They will protect O to the bitter end!


10 posted on 10/25/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

ABC UP ,Gallup down...HMMMM I am suspicious


11 posted on 10/25/2012 2:23:44 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Steven W.

my race right or wrong?


12 posted on 10/25/2012 2:23:50 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SoftwareEngineer

It’s a clear trend.

It is going to be hard for Obama to move that with 11 days to go now. He has been stuck at 47% for 3 years.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 2:25:16 PM PDT by nhwingut (Single Issue Voter: Obama Must Go!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Now I am 110% determined to vote. By Election Day it will be 150.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 2:26:34 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Arthurio

15 posted on 10/25/2012 2:31:16 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Consensus of all major tracking polls is R50 O47, with some Democrat oversampling. Factoring in the oversampling and the undecideds breaking more towards R we’re likely at 53-46 (1% other) as the “reality spread”. Anyone disagree?


16 posted on 10/25/2012 2:31:16 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Only 83% of conservatives support Romney. The 17 percent who don’t need to get on board to remove Obama. We can cross the other bridge when we come to it.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 2:31:45 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer; All

From Washington Post..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950193/posts

LOL!!


18 posted on 10/25/2012 2:33:35 PM 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: BlueStateRightist

I don’t disagree. I think that’s where Romney is really at but the MSM will never admit it.

They have stories to write and want to remain relevant. I don’t really doubt Romney is going to win this election. At this point in time, no one leading in late October went on to lose on Election Day.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 2:34:37 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ez
Only 83% of conservatives support Romney. The 17 percent who don’t need to get on board to remove Obama. We can cross the other bridge when we come to it.

Some of the 17% are fellow Freepers, unfortunately.

20 posted on 10/25/2012 2:35:32 PM PDT by randita
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To: Friendofgeorge

See how they all converge to match Ras/Gallup. This after endless rounds of insults leveled at anyone who entertained even the possibility that Romney could be even with the messiah, let alone be ahead!

If the numbers say this now, we could be moving toward a huge blowout in November.

I pray it happens!


21 posted on 10/25/2012 2:35:32 PM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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To: randita

I can’t support him for reasons that have nothing to with him personally. I won’t vote for a liberal. Then again, I am not standing in the way of those who do want change! :)


22 posted on 10/25/2012 2:37:26 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I really think the Romney win will be a massive blow out.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 2:38:49 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: SoftwareEngineer

No doubt having to report this caused nausea and projectile hurling at the Compost and ABC.


24 posted on 10/25/2012 2:40:04 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: warsaw44

Same take here. Romney will have to run for re-election and he will have to earn my vote the old-fashioned way. I always thought the famous Barney & Smith commercial I saw as a child was priceless!

He’ll be our next President. I called it last week and have no reason to take it back! ;-)


25 posted on 10/25/2012 2:44:29 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: warsaw44

What a hoot if a Romney win exceeds the percentages that the false messiah won by in 2008. How delicious would that be?


26 posted on 10/25/2012 2:46:31 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

On Intrade O’s numbers have climbed back up to 62.5%. Either they’re seeing something we aren’t or they’re in denial.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 2:50:49 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Hate to be a persistent pest but.. What’s the D/R/I sampling breakdown of this poll?


28 posted on 10/25/2012 2:51:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Nate Silver is a legend in his own mind.

I heard this covert liberal on a conservative talk show recently. His bias was just below the surface, but clearly visible to anyone who is paying attention.

29 posted on 10/25/2012 2:52:00 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer
The indications are Obama's cracking up. The Bull$#!tter comment, the gaffe on turbines made in China, the fizzled Allred surprise, the Nixonian denials (WH won't comment on Benghazi). The Pentagon has been silent, they're probably up to their necks in the failure to send reinforcements to the consulate.

The trouble is that the Narcissist may look for a last-minute legacy moment, even if it's too late to save his campaign. I'd watch for any major developments in Turkey or the Persian Gulf region.

The Qataris and Saudis are aiding the Sunni Islamist rebels in Syria, against the Shia/Iran backed Assadists. Any small shipping incident in the Persian Gulf may blow up into war, possibly sucking NATO member Turkey (and hence the US) in.

30 posted on 10/25/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT by rfp1234
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Factoring in the oversampling and the undecideds breaking more towards R we’re likely at 53-46 (1% other) as the “reality spread”.

That's how I see it, FWIW. A flip of 08, when the anoited One was going to raise the oceans and heal the planet.

31 posted on 10/25/2012 2:56:00 PM PDT by Marathoner (If the bastard were to win reelection, let America burn. IDGAF anymore.)
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To: SeekAndFind

D 4+. I think that’s too high. Odds look good it’ll be even by Election Day.

O is being massacred among the Independents - he’s behind with men and barely breaking even with women. With numbers like that, he’s not going to come from behind any time soon.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 2:56:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Consensus of all major tracking polls is R50 O47, with some Democrat oversampling. Factoring in the oversampling and the undecideds breaking more towards R we’re likely at 53-46 (1% other) as the “reality spread”. Anyone disagree?

Sounds right, but subtract 2-3 for massive Demoncrat voter fraud, and Romney wins by a tread.

33 posted on 10/25/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: goldstategop

People with money to waste can throw money in on Obama on Intrade and move the needle.


34 posted on 10/25/2012 2:57:06 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Oh YEEEEAAAHHHH!!!


35 posted on 10/25/2012 2:57:27 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: goldstategop
On Intrade O’s numbers have climbed back up to 62.5%. Either they’re seeing something we aren’t or they’re in denial.

No, it's pride. It's like betting on the Steelers, and being unwilling to admit they are going to lose, even though there is only 2 minutes left in the game.

Either that, or someone manipulating the market. It wouldn't take much money to manufacture the desired result.

36 posted on 10/25/2012 2:59:40 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

You don’t have a +19 with Independents if the Independents are demoralized and not interested in voting.

To me the I’s look very energized to vote. It certainly looks like 0 is doomed.


37 posted on 10/25/2012 3:02:11 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Yes, it’s looking good.

I hope that there are others out there that are going through a severe ‘mind boggling’ experience relating to the fact that Obama still has 47% which happens to be the percentage Romney quoted at the fundraiser. Although the connection to the quote is not the mind boggling part - the fact that Obama can generate 47% given his track record is simply beyond the pale - it’s as if some sort of mental illness has taken over millions and if they win, we are doomed.


38 posted on 10/25/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT by unique1
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To: Arthurio

Thanks for reminding me that this is a good time to go over to DUh and see how they are handling it...


39 posted on 10/25/2012 3:03:49 PM 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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To: SoftwareEngineer

Scroll down to the comments below the article. Someone named EmJayEs had the most hilarious reply I have ever to an online comment:

“5:34 PM EDT triumph wrote:
So basically, Romney changed from conservative (in order to win the nomination) to centrist (in order to win the election).
What happens if he actually wins?
Which Romney will we get?

5:35 PM EDT EmJayEs responds:
The one that’s not Obama.”


40 posted on 10/25/2012 3:04:30 PM PDT by edwinland
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To: randita

;)


41 posted on 10/25/2012 3:08:54 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: goldstategop

The absolute definition of cutting off your nose to spite your face.


42 posted on 10/25/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SeekAndFind
Hate to be a persistent pest but.. What’s the D/R/I sampling breakdown of this poll?

D+4

43 posted on 10/25/2012 3:11:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: goldstategop

What were intrade’s numbers on obamacare being overturned?

LLS


44 posted on 10/25/2012 3:16:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: goldstategop
On Intrade O’s numbers have climbed back up to 62.5%. Either they’re seeing something we aren’t or they’re in denial.

They're just a small core group of "investors" with time and money on their hands, reacting to events.

45 posted on 10/25/2012 3:16:35 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Or, as I like to say, “The aptly-named colon powell.”


46 posted on 10/25/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: goldstategop

Wonder what the political affiliations of the intrade participants are. Perhaps its mostly wishful-thinking liberals.


47 posted on 10/25/2012 3:17:44 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Yay!


48 posted on 10/25/2012 3:23:26 PM PDT by miserare
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To: LibLieSlayer

Intrade only had Paul Ryan at 4% for VP. They had their money on Portman.

That’s what happens when foreigners try to play U.S. politics.


49 posted on 10/25/2012 3:26:25 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I certainly don’t disagree. I have money on 53-47 and 330+ EV’s for Mitt.


50 posted on 10/25/2012 3:29:35 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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