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TRR: Romney Gallup Numbers Best Since 1936
The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | James S. Robbins

Posted on 10/26/2012 8:58:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Mitt Romney’s Gallup daily tracking poll numbers are now better than any presidential challenger dating back to 1936.

The Gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters released on October 26 shows Mr. Romney leading Barack Obama 51% to 46%. Mr. Romney holds the lead in the nine elections since 1936 in which either an incumbent president was defeated or there was no incumbent. Tied for second are Mr. Obama (2008) and George H.W. Bush (1992) with 50% at this point in the race, followed by John F. Kennedy (1960), Jimmy Carter (1980) and George W. Bush (2000) with 49%, Dwight D. Eisenhower with 48% (1952), Richard M. Nixon with 44% (1968), Bill Clinton with 40% (1992) and finally Ronald Reagan who actually trailed Jimmy Carter in 1980 with 39% to Carter’s 45%.

Mr. Romney is even competitive with some victorious incumbents. Mr. Romney is tied with Presidents Eisenhower (1956) and George W. Bush (2004) in their reelection bids, he is ahead of where FDR was in 1940 and 1944, and far ahead of Bill Clinton’s 40% at this point in 1996. Mr. Romney also leads Harry Truman, who at 41% trailed challenger Thomas Dewey by four points. But he is being well outpaced by victors in the blowout elections of 1936, 1964, 1972 and 1984. Presidents Roosevelt, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan won handily -- their challengers won a combined total of 10 states.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gallup

1 posted on 10/26/2012 8:58:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As long as Romney is around 49-50 on election day in any 2 or 3 polls, he wins big.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 9:02:16 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Free ThinkerNY

he wasn’t even alive in 1936


3 posted on 10/26/2012 9:02:16 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney Gallup Numbers Best Since 1936

Romney had Gallup numbers in 1936?

Who knew?

4 posted on 10/26/2012 9:04:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read an article espousing the possibility that Romney wins the popular vote by a substantial margin but loses the election in the electoral count.

Totally depressing concept.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: M1911A1

Oh they talk about that crap every election. They also love to yammer about a tie. I think it is a write or don’t get paid kind of thing.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 9:13:46 PM PDT by Professional
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
http://www.gallup.com/poll/9442/election-polls-accuracy-record-presidential-elections.aspx
7 posted on 10/26/2012 9:17:01 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: M1911A1

Don’t worry, it ain’t going to happen.

The media likes to speculate on possibilities even if they are highly improbable.

We have had TWO out of all our elections. Maybe 4%. About 25 to 1 shot. But with a 5-6 pt margin, it ain’t gonna happen.


8 posted on 10/26/2012 9:18:39 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: RitchieAprile
"he wasn’t even alive in 1936"

Sure he was. In 1936 he was a spirit child on the planet Kolob.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 9:22:40 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: CatOwner

When Gallup has been off, it typically has been in favor of the Democrat.

I read today that 50% of Gallup’s calls are to cell phones.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 9:24:04 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

The last several elections the GOP candidate has polled at or above what Gallup had in their final polls of each election.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 9:33:32 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can hear Michelle crying... from my house.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 10:01:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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I can live with this.

13 posted on 10/26/2012 11:41:59 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: Gator113

Sarah can hear her crying from her front porch.


14 posted on 10/26/2012 11:46:20 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Arthurio
"I read today that 50% of Gallup’s calls are to cell phones."

So what exactly are you saying? what does this mean to you? I have a landline, and a cellphone, and I am seriopusly considering dumping my landline- virtually no one calls it except telemarketeers, pollsters, and idiots who say nothing and hang up. My adult daughter dumped her landline years ago. I really have little use for mine now.

15 posted on 10/27/2012 12:33:36 AM PDT by matthew fuller (10/03/2012- America met her last black president.)
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To: M1911A1

Not gonna happen.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 12:40:01 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: matthew fuller

I no longer have a landline being deaf.

Look who pollsters overlook!

MSM memes this morning include a horse race, Romney has too much money and the economy looks like it may be coming back to life.

No matter what you read or listen to, you will never find mention in the MSM of the Mittmentum. It might as well not exist!


17 posted on 10/27/2012 12:43:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: matthew fuller
I have a landline, and a cellphone, and I am seriopusly considering dumping my landline- virtually no one calls it except telemarketeers, pollsters, and idiots who say nothing and hang up.

I, too, have a landline and and a cellphone. The other day, my cellphone rang, and it was some polling organization from Florida interested in my opinions as a registered Floriduh voter. Lady had an Indian accent (Donkees outsourcing their polls?). I last set foot in Florida in 2010 for a couple of days at a Disney World resort for a business conference. So, I said, sure I'll answer your questions[, moron].

As the questions came forth, it was obvious the polling firm was working for Patrick Murphy. So of course, naturally, I was for Allen West, hook line and sinker, albeit a registered Independent. And, being an even-handed, broad-minded middle-of-the-roader [not!], I was a reformed Obama voter [not true], now solidly committed this time around to Mitt Romney and Col. West. And absolutely certain to vote. On Election Day (albeit in a very blue state 1000 miles to the north). I hope I brightened their day.

Sampling error. The more the better! God damn the polling firms!

18 posted on 10/27/2012 12:59:19 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: JerseyanExile

Bazing! I can live with that too!


19 posted on 10/27/2012 2:54:34 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How is this supposed to be a positive thing? The challenger LOST in 1936.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 3:48:54 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: CatOwner

Yup, just as I suspected. In 1936, there was no mention of Romney.


21 posted on 10/27/2012 4:04:34 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: JerseyanExile

You have MA red. That’s a funny one. Too early in the morning to laugh out loud...but I will anyway!

Just kidding...I know it’s a joke.


22 posted on 10/27/2012 4:21:54 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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