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Misreading Election 2012
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/14/2012 | Andrew Kohut

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:28:31 AM PST by ReaganÜberAlles

Despite their weak candidate, Republicans increased their share of the presidential vote among many major demographic groups. Compared with 2008, they made significant gains among men (four percentage points), whites (four points), younger voters (six points), white Catholics (seven points) and Jews (nine points). Mr. Romney also carried the independent vote 50% to 45%. Four years ago, independents voted for Mr. Obama 52% to 44%. Republicans can take some solace from these gains. In addition, only 43% of voters this year said they wanted an activist government (compared with 52% in 2008), and 49% continued to disapprove of Mr. Obama's health-care law (compared with 44% approving). In short, the current American electorate is hardly stacked against the Republican Party. But Republicans should recognize that, on balance, Americans remain moderate—holding a mix of liberal and conservative views. They generally believe that small government is better and that ObamaCare is bad. But the exit poll shows that 59% believe abortion should be legal, 65% support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and a surprising plurality support legalizing same-sex marriage in their states.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: vote2012

1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:28:33 AM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

We are giving everything away.

All of it.

Stop outsourcing jobs, and bring back US innovation.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:32:20 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

But GOP is in panic mode, as if it was even worse than 2008.

If GOP elites back down now, they will lose more.

A bunch of Spineless jellyfishes!


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:41:42 AM PST by granada
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
I think America tragically misread the Democrat candidate in 2008. Were they so lacking in a candidate that they drafted a foreign born? The so-called 'Birther' contraversy is far from over. This phony pretender needs to be removed from the White Hut.
4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:46:40 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
If the pubbies led by spineless RINOS succumb and cave to gay rights, tax increases, immigration reform without sealing borders, fail to reduce deficit,etc......will cause the party's demise.
5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:50:38 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Sorry but those single-digit increases are NOT impressive, especially given the state of the economy and the security situation in the world. If a comparison is to be made, it should be Romney gains to Reagan margins v. Carter because that is what we had, an election for Carter’s second term. Except this time, Carter won.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:53:12 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: kenmcg

Pubbies already lost.

By compromising on jobs, Pubbies surrendered everything.

Hire Americans.

Bring back US jobs. Bring back the GOP. Bring back honesty, and hard work.

Now.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:53:34 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: ReaganÜberAlles; Ohioan; nathanbedford; dixiechick2000; Travis McGee; Pelham; chasio649

Does anyone here besides me who reads Steve Sailer realize that the exit polls Big Media paid for does not include Texas and many other conservative states.

These exit polls reflect the people asked questions.

It is not reflective of the country.

The Reuters/Ipsos exit polls were comprehemsive.

The ones that WSJ used as part of FOX...are not including the following states...anyone can see where that leads:

Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:57:01 AM PST by wardaddy (i want Santa to make Quentin Tarantino into a negro for Christmas)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

“But the exit poll shows that . . . 65% support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants”

This runs counter to virtually every other poll I have seen on this issue.

But the WSJ, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other open borders groups, always shills for amnesty and the increased flooding of America with cheap foreign labor. To them, unemployed Americans be damned.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 6:12:58 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: wardaddy

“Does anyone here besides me who reads Steve Sailer realize that the exit polls Big Media paid for does not include Texas and many other conservative states.”

I have been trying to find a complete list of the Catholic vote by state, first for the 2008 election, now 2012. The biggest split I could find was 70% for Obama in NM vs 70% for McLame in La. 70% in either direction by state sorta makes the national number useless, in my opinion. I have only ever found exit polling for two individual ‘red’ states, La and Arizona. I don’t even know if the national number is made up of all the states. I do know I can’t find a complete list anywhere, which might be due to my lack of google skills, but man it seems like a reasonable thing to try to find.

Freegards


10 posted on 11/14/2012 6:14:04 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Actually I think you are on to something.

I order for the GOP to become a majority party again I think they are going to have to abandon their full lassez-faire platform and adopt some sort of Economic Nationalism (i.e. the Ross Perot platform on global trade)

That would quickly bring the Rust Belt back into play.
Will they do it? I have my doubts.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 6:55:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Then let’s start a party which will.

What we are doing now is dooming our own country.

I’m series.

We need to stop fighting each other, and start standing up for ourselves.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 7:24:38 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Ransomed
Dig around in these links for a little info but they have cut back on exit polling to only a few states for the 2012 election.

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13 posted on 11/14/2012 7:26:01 AM PST by deport
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To: Ransomed
One More Link that may have some info

Take care.

14 posted on 11/14/2012 7:28:42 AM PST by deport
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

These numbers aren’t very enlightening. For example, abortion. 59% support abortion. But that’s not how the quesiton was asked. People were asked: “Should abortion be (1) legal in all cases, (2) legal in most cases, (3) illegal in most cases, (4) illegal in all cases.” If you answered 1 or 2, that is tabulated as “pro-choice.” But what do people who pick “legal in most cases” consider “most cases”?


15 posted on 11/14/2012 7:35:31 AM PST by paglia444
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To: ReaganÜberAlles



Col Allen West; "I don't want to see America become like Zimbabwe where people don’t trust their electoral process. If we cannot trust the integrity of the voting system then we are no longer a free republic".

Col West has opened the door.

We must fight election fraud.

It falls on ‘We the People’.

There’s overwhelming evidence of fraud.- Here


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SARAH PALIN speaks out on Twitter about massive Obama machine voter fraud:

>Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302 …DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud

>Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.

MITT ROMNEY TWEETS ABOUT ELECTION FRAUD:

>MITT ROMNEY in 2012! ‏@PlanetRomney #tcot The Competent Conservative: Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified, Here’s What You Can Do:

>> These electi... http://bit.ly/Zzam8Y

Here

Excerpt from Mitt Romney's reference:

These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it won’t do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...

Read the rest- Here ___________________________________________________



The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:

(Astonishing!) > Visit the site- Here
Sign this petition- Here

Another website:

Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount? If you wish to add your voice, click here and sign the petition for a recount Here-

< Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here

Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here

Must watch videos!

VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here

VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here

VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here

VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here

VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here

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We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.

We must act NOW.

Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.

We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....

We are FReepers. We must fight!

Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!

Join us!! See thread, 'BARACK OBAMA FRAUD 2012- (MUST READ- MUST GO VIRAL!)' thread- Here




16 posted on 11/14/2012 11:05:18 AM PST by patriot08 (Native Texas girl)
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To: deport

Wow, thanks for all the links! Very cool, deport.

Freegards


17 posted on 11/14/2012 3:17:08 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: wardaddy

They announced a couple of months ago that they were cutting back on the states where they exit polled, and quite a bit of the states that were cut were red states.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 11:46:31 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (The most massive vote fraud in history has just occurred. We don't know by whom, just yet.)
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