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POLITICO/GW poll: Obama 50, Romney 47 (Catholics: 50/43 Romney)
Politico ^ | 9/24/2012 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 09/25/2012 2:54:59 AM PDT by markomalley

James Hohmann reports the latest Battleground Poll numbers:

Obama leads 50 percent to 47 percent, which is within the margin of error. His 50 percent job approval rating puts him at a crucial threshold for an incumbent seeking reelection. It’s an uptick from the spring and summer, but 48 percent still disapprove.

Romney, meanwhile, finds himself sliding in the wake of two events — the choice of his running mate and the Republican national convention — that were supposed to buoy his candidacy. His unfavorable rating ticked up from 46 percent to 49 percent over the past seven weeks, as the share viewing him favorably held steady at 46 percent. Personal likability boosts the president, who is viewed favorably by 53 percent. ...

Obama now ties or has an edge over Romney on who is best to handle every major issue except the federal budget and spending.

Romney has lost his edge on jobs. A month ago, he led Obama by 6 points on the question of who is best equipped to put Americans back to work. Now they’re even. Among those who say creating jobs is their top priority, Obama’s up 11 points.

A slight majority disapproves of the way Obama’s handling the economy, yet he narrowly leads Romney on who is better to manage it.

The tax numbers may be the most striking in the poll. By a small, 4-point margin, voters say they would rather have Obama – a Democratic president who has pledged to raise taxes on the wealthy – handling the tax system than Romney. Voters choose Obama over Romney on foreign policy by 9 points and pick him on “standing up for the middle class” by a 19-point margin.

As James writes, Romney’s only issue advantage is on spending, where he leads Obama by 5 points. There's no question that the budget is a major issue in this campaign, but it may not be enough on its own to offset Obama's lead on the broad category of "standing up for the middle class," if Romney can't also take back his lead on jobs.


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We can talk about the over-sampling and so on. I thought the actual poll results were interesting. You can see the complete report here (pdf file, 488 pp).

What I found interesting was this, on page 113:

Hopefully the numbers will actually turn out that positive.

1 posted on 09/25/2012 2:55:03 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Politico high fiving on another Lefty poll...

...what does Rasmussen say?

2 posted on 09/25/2012 2:58:14 AM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: markomalley

The Romney campaign made what could be a fatal mistake. Early on, they let the Obama campaign have the field to themselves, and they let them get away with making it about Romney, rather than about Obama. I hope they can recover. But it does not look good.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 3:00:17 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: markomalley

prolly has more to do with his morman religion...


4 posted on 09/25/2012 3:05:00 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: markomalley

Catholics who hope that they can say ‘forgive me Father, for I have sinned...”


5 posted on 09/25/2012 3:13:02 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: markomalley

Politico is a Rat party propaganda organ. They exist ONLY to keep Obastard and the Rats in power. By now everybody should know that “polls” can be manipulated to strike fear and terror in the weak minded opposition.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 3:27:17 AM PDT by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH (Islam: the original killer app)
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To: THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH; All
Politico is a Rat party propaganda organ. They exist ONLY to keep Obastard and the Rats in power. By now everybody should know that “polls” can be manipulated to strike fear and terror in the weak minded opposition.

Point #1. This is posted in the "Religion" forum, not the "News" forum. That should give the readers a clue that there is possibly a religious angle somewhere.

Point #2. The religious angle spoken about in point #1 is shown in the OP comment to the article. Please look at the table pasted into that comment. You will note that Catholics are polling 50/43 for Romney (All Catholics, not just weekly mass-goers). That is distinctly different than the last election (where it was 52/48 Obama, by exit polls).

That's the reason for posting this article. That's the reason for posting it in the "religion" section.

7 posted on 09/25/2012 3:31:30 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

I stopped reading at “Politico...”


8 posted on 09/25/2012 3:46:55 AM PDT by GnL
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To: markomalley

What i find interesting is the jobs skew in Obama’s favor. I’ve seen this in more than one poll of late. This question shouldn’t be close considering Obama’s track record. Mind boggling.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 4:09:39 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

Lets see in November, who cares what they want!


10 posted on 09/25/2012 4:53:47 AM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: markomalley

These phony polls are all he has to keep his mediots energized and the cash flowing.

Pray for America


11 posted on 09/25/2012 4:56:47 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: markomalley

I live in a HEAVY democrat controlled area near Cleveland, Ohio. I went to a weekday Mass recently and a woman stood up before Mass started and said there were copies of a novena in the church for a Romney victory.

Never underestimate little old ladies with rosaries.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 4:58:59 AM PDT by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: markomalley

Only 3% undecided or other at this point? I don’t think so.


13 posted on 09/25/2012 5:16:30 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: markomalley
I have no idea why Catholics would go for Obama. They have not forgotten the health insurance/abortion slap in the face from Barry. Bishops sent out letters condemning the situation and told priests to read the letter at mass. There was a fortnight of prayer about it. No, I do not believe Catholics go for Obama this year. They will swing R or stay home.
14 posted on 09/25/2012 5:22:34 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: wiggen

What i find interesting is the jobs skew in Obama’s favor.

What is the saying, if your neighbor is out of work, it is a recession. If you are out of work, it is a depression. If you are working, it is a great economy.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 5:24:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: markomalley

The entire poll is BS so why post it ,
Leftico is a dem newsletter .
This rag lets Mikey Allen peddling the daily white house talking points given by his wife a Dem party employee .
These clowns have Former Soros staffers named ken Vogel push lies daily .
It’s a garbage polls that vastly understates
Independents by 15 pt to twist out a 50 % or their dear leader .

It’s statistical
Lies and is meaningless !


16 posted on 09/25/2012 5:26:42 AM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: markomalley

The entire poll is BS so why post it ,
Leftico is a dem newsletter .
This rag lets Mikey Allen peddling the daily white house talking points given by his wife a Dem party employee .
These clowns have Former Soros staffers named ken Vogel push lies daily .
It’s a garbage polls that vastly understates
Independents by 15 pt to twist out a 50 % or their dear leader .

It’s statistical
Lies and is meaningless !


17 posted on 09/25/2012 5:26:42 AM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: markomalley

The entire poll is BS so why post it ,
Leftico is a dem newsletter .
This rag lets Mikey Allen peddling the daily white house talking points given by his wife a Dem party employee .
These clowns have Former Soros staffers named ken Vogel push lies daily .
It’s a garbage polls that vastly understates
Independents by 15 pt to twist out a 50 % or their dear leader .

It’s statistical
Lies and is meaningless !


18 posted on 09/25/2012 5:27:22 AM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: markomalley

A lot of the polls’ internals (not just this one) are positive for Romney. Except the summaries seem to favor Obama.

What I find really encouraging is non-whie Moms are only going for O at a 75%rate. That shows that he isn’t pulling the wool over the Moms’ eyes.


19 posted on 09/25/2012 5:30:18 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: markomalley

Romney’s edge with Catholics will help him in PA.


20 posted on 09/25/2012 5:42:01 AM PDT by randita
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To: markomalley
We, as Catholics, can hold our nose on Romney and just vote for the Catholic, Paul Ryan!

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Paul Ryan at Prayer
With Ryan on the Ticket, Spotlight Focuses on the Catholic Church
Does Ryan have a “Catholic problem”?
Paul Ryan Urges Catholics to Act Before Religious Freedoms Erode
Wisconsin bishop praises Paul Ryan, discusses intrinsic evils, prudential judgments

Paul Ryan urges Catholics to act before religious freedoms erode
Dolan: Ryan Is a ‘Great Public Servant’ (great insight into Ryan's views)
Paul Ryan’s Bishop Defends Him Amid Attacks on His Application of Church Teaching
Paul Ryan, Catholic Who Looks to Church's Social Teaching, Tapped as Romney Running Mate
The other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna
Paul Ryan, Joe Biden, and Liberal False Equivalence
Ryan as VP Pick Continues Election Year Focus on Catholicism
Paul Ryan Faces Left-Wing Religious Attack
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness (Paul Ryan)
Paul Ryan: Midwesterner, Catholic, intellectual

21 posted on 09/26/2012 2:03:00 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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