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Romney closes Obama’s lead to split Ohio
dispatch.com ^ | October 28, 2012 | Darrel Rowland

Posted on 10/28/2012 5:18:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Boosted by a surge among male voters who think he’s the best candidate to fix the economy, Republican Mitt Romney has come back to tie President Barack Obama in battleground Ohio.

They are deadlocked at 49 percent in a new Dispatch/Ohio News Organization poll. Obama was ahead by 5 points in the same poll published on Sept. 16.

How does that tie get broken in the next nine days?

“In the final days before the election, both campaigns will focus on turning out their bases, appealing to independents and attracting the few undecided voters that remain,” said Eric Rademacher, co-director of the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for Policy Research, which conducted the poll for Ohio’s eight largest newspapers.

“Absent any more twists and turns, a remarkable presidential campaign may end with the campaign that executes the best ‘ground game,’ narrowly delivering Ohio for the next president of the United States.”

The Buckeye State, the nation’s top presidential bellwether since 1900, is always important in a presidential election. But this year might be giving Ohio voters an attention-surplus disorder, with more than 70 visits by presidential candidates or their running mates, unprecedented ad spending, and reporters from around the world fanning across the state. Last week, a New York Times statistical analysis called Ohio more important than the other 49 states combined.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
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1 posted on 10/28/2012 5:19:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Its moved! Romney will take OH in the next 9 days!

Time for Nate Silver to cut his wrists.


2 posted on 10/28/2012 5:21:27 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thank you Mr Rademacher for stating the bleeding obvious.


3 posted on 10/28/2012 5:22:40 AM PDT by relictele
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

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4 posted on 10/28/2012 5:23:07 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (".....All 57 states (or is it 58?) must stand together and defeat O'bozo!.....")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

While I realize there are a lot of factors involved in the race, with the economy being number one, I can’t help but believe that the average American doesn’t like what he/she sees with regards to the Libya fiasco. Any patriotic American and veterans in particular, can’t like the building evidence that our “I will be honest with you” President not only let four Americans die but went on to try to bury the incident and condemn the Republicans for “politicizing” it. Worse yet, was the fact that the press spent the first three days slamming Romney for “politicizing” it when they should have been spending that time trying to get ot the bottom of what happened.

Bottom line, this issue may not cause a large shift in voting but even a couple percentage points could result in an Obama loss - with the cover-up hurting him even more than the event, itself.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 5:24:31 AM PDT by onevoter
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Republican Rep. Paul Ryan makes a campaigns stop in Clinton County.
6 posted on 10/28/2012 5:25:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

One of the super Pacs should run an ad all about Bengahzi,with all the Reports and comments By the Generals and CIA,Seals stating that Obama Let these People Die,The former Seals who ignored the Order to stand down saved the Lives of 30 people,then when they called for Help were ignored,this is beyond Outrageous.
These super pacs can crank out ads in hours,run one on this 24/7 for the next week in Ohio,PA,Wisconsin,Minnesota and the Kenyan will be toast


7 posted on 10/28/2012 5:32:04 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: relictele
I believe the Buckeyes were always in Romney's camp.

Earlier in the race there may have been some lead, but the lamestream could never allow that.

As Nov. 6 drew closer, the numbers became more and more obvious for Romney, but the lamestream still couldn't allow that.

Now it is all too obvious their mullatto faggot usurper is done on both sides so they'll try to back out gracefully ... tied score in the 9th.

We have a real chance to save America, but it will depend mostly on the size of Mittz nutz whether he cancels everything the zero adfministration has ever elected, appointed and EO'd.

8 posted on 10/28/2012 5:39:03 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Is this another Dispatch mail survey? If so, Romney must be ahead by 10.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 5:46:22 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If Romney maintains his 4-5 point lead in Gallup and Rasmussen, he will win Ohio. Period.

The focus on electoral votes and swing states is that of a campaign/media down 4-5 points nationally.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 5:53:07 AM PDT by nhwingut (Single Issue Voter: Obama Must Go!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The ONLY reason Obama has 49% if he does is because of UNION MEMBERS..

The Union members are the traitorous sons of bitches..
Not only Auto workers but the Police, Firefighters and Teachers.. OH and SEIU..

May their Union Funding mechanisms GO BANKRUPT...


11 posted on 10/28/2012 6:07:14 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Rasmussen still has Obama ahead for 237 EV, Romney for 206, and a toss up for the final 95. Looking just at the toss ups:

Obama leads in NV for for a total of 6 toss up EV with an Obama edge. This would give Obama a total of 243 EV.

Romney leads in CO (+4), NH (+2), VA (+3), and FL (+2), for a total of 55 toss up EV with a Romney edge. This would give Romney a total of 261 EV.

The states of Iowa with 6 EV, Ohio with 18 EV, and Wisconsin with 10 EV are all tied in Rasmussen’s polling and under his turnout model. IA only matters if Romney loses a state in which he is leading by at least 2 points and if Romney wins WI but not OH. If Obama takes both OH and WI, or IA and a surprise state along with WI, we lose. If Romney takes the expected states plus either WI or OH, America has a chance of recovery from this terrible lurch toward socialism.


12 posted on 10/28/2012 6:07:33 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pollster1

Rasmussen still has Obama ahead for 237 EV, Romney for 206, and a toss up for the final 95. Looking just at the toss ups:

Obama leads in NV for for a total of 6 toss up EV with an Obama edge. This would give Obama a total of 243 EV.

Romney leads in CO (+4), NH (+2), VA (+3), and FL (+2), for a total of 55 toss up EV with a Romney edge. This would give Romney a total of 261 EV.

The states of Iowa with 6 EV, Ohio with 18 EV, and Wisconsin with 10 EV are all tied in Rasmussen’s polling and under his turnout model. IA only matters if Romney loses a state in which he is leading by at least 2 points and if Romney wins WI but not OH. If Obama takes both OH and WI, or IA and a surprise state along with WI, we lose. If Romney takes the expected states plus either WI or OH, America has a chance of recovery from this terrible lurch toward socialism.


Stop staring at the polls; they’re BS simply because the people like us hang up, don’t put signs in our yards (especially small business owners because we know it costs us business) and we are tired of being called racists, so, we clam up and become a Nov 6th Tsunami...that is the truth and is not in the polls. Romney wins +7 nationally and 325-350 EVs.


13 posted on 10/28/2012 6:13:40 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

We have 74,400 troops in Afghanistan. I wonder how many Ohio ballots were lost in that “accidental” crash.


14 posted on 10/28/2012 6:16:12 AM PDT by montag813
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To: hosepipe

...and he has the full support of busloads of Somalians.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 6:18:02 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Pollster1

Why are you hung up the state polls? If Romney were behind 51-46, then we could play the electoral college game.

But Romney is leading by 3-4-5 points nationally, consistently at 50%. Obama can’t get above 47%.

No candidate has ever garnered 50% and lost the presidency. No candidate has ever won by more than 1% and lost the presidency.


16 posted on 10/28/2012 6:19:05 AM PDT by nhwingut (Single Issue Voter: Obama Must Go!)
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To: onevoter

I agree. I also must say that I am impressed with CBS and CNN for at least covering parts of the story - it is unusual to see this.


17 posted on 10/28/2012 6:26:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: ballplayer

“These super pacs can crank out ads in hours,run one on this 24/7 for the next week in Ohio,PA,Wisconsin,Minnesota and the Kenyan will be toast”

The Kenyan IS toast, and has been for quite some time.

He will lose in a landslide. The only difference today, versus a month ago, is now Obama probably sees it now too.


18 posted on 10/28/2012 7:14:26 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: hosepipe

The ONLY reason Obama has 49% if he does is because of UNION MEMBERS..

The Union members are the traitorous sons of bitches..
Not only Auto workers but the Police, Firefighters and Teachers.. OH and SEIU..

May their Union Funding mechanisms GO BANKRUPT...

**
Agreed. After this election, i pray we privatize each and every one of these industries. No need for “unionism” anymore in this country. People need to learn to pull their own weight and be responsible for their fates.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 7:18:47 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: knarf

The reason the media is focused on Oh is because it is the only place they could find any good news for Obama.

Obama can win OH, lose both CO and WI (looking likely) and lose the election.


20 posted on 10/28/2012 7:51:23 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hey now, it appears we have a new Comeback Kid!!!
Of course the sunday shows are all talking about how Obama has Ohio locked up. They are counting their chickens when all they have are eggs. I hope they have them all over their faces come November 6.


21 posted on 10/28/2012 8:07:31 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

[[ “Absent any more twists and turns, a remarkable presidential campaign may end with the campaign that executes the best ‘ground game,’ narrowly delivering Ohio for the next president of the United States.” ]]

My official FR predictions:
Ohio 2012 is going to turn out as did Florida 2000 — that is, a “squeaker” that will be bitterly contested by the ‘rats in a mad scramble to steal the election. However...

Prediction #2 — if Romney wins enough states (Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, New Hampshire) so that the 18 electoral votes of Ohio are no longer necessary for him to win in the Electoral College, watch the ‘rats drop their struggle to steal Ohio and just walk away....

I would enjoy being proven wrong, and would relish a Romney win in OH of 3-5%.
But I sense this one is going down to the wire.


22 posted on 10/28/2012 8:17:35 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: knarf
Now it is all too obvious their mullatto faggot usurper is done on both sides so they'll try to back out gracefully ... tied score in the 9th.

"Mullato faggot usurper"?

That will win the undecideds, eh?

I prefer "scrawny metrosexual of color" -- once you get your listener to smirk, the crucial seed of doubt has been planted.

Cheers!

23 posted on 10/28/2012 9:03:08 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

“Stop staring at the polls; they’re BS simply because the people like us hang up, don’t put signs in our yards (especially small business owners because we know it costs us business) and we are tired of being called racists, so, we clam up and become a Nov 6th Tsunami...that is the truth and is not in the polls. Romney wins +7 nationally and 325-350 EVs.”

I think the most telling poll was the long lines on Chick-Fil-A day. Most of the rest of the polls are crap. Oh, and I agree, I think it will be a blowout, both EV and popular vote wise against Obozo.


24 posted on 10/28/2012 12:01:42 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All
R + R - Defiance, OH


25 posted on 10/28/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT by QT3.14 (November 6: Remember BENGHAZI!!)
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To: nhwingut
Why are you hung up the state polls? If Romney were behind 51-46, then we could play the electoral college game. But Romney is leading by 3-4-5 points nationally, consistently at 50%. Obama can’t get above 47%. No candidate has ever garnered 50% and lost the presidency. No candidate has ever won by more than 1% and lost the presidency.

I'm hung up on the state polls because they are the best clue on the final outcome to this election. The dems have fractured their campaign more than ever before in history. They are writing off a huge part of the country, hoping to win in the Electoral College regardless of the national margin. If they can keep the key states within the margin of fraud, they can make history by "winning" despite a 3% to 5% loss in the popular vote. There are a lot of dead Dems in Ohio and Wisconsin, and we are likely to see the results of them voting despite their severe health challenges. I'm cautiously optimistic about this race, but we have to get out the vote next Tuesday, and get an army of poll watchers out there to suppress fraud, or the 2012 presidential race will be a repeat of the 2008 Al Franken travesty.

26 posted on 10/29/2012 12:44:40 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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