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Mitt Romney leads Obama in first Gallup national tracking poll
The Hill ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 04/16/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Mitt Romney leads President Obama in the first Gallup national daily tracking poll.

Romney took 47 percent support from surveyed registered voters, while Obama took 45 in a poll conducted between April 11 and April 15. Romney's edge though is within the poll's three point margin of error.

Independents tipped the scale in favor of Romney, going for the former Massachusetts governor 45 percent to 39.

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KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; 2012polls; abo; bho2012; fumr; romney; romney2012
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To: KSanders

We need to start a new party. . . . . .

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Yeah, that always works so well. Perhaps we could get Ross Pero to run again, that would show the Republicans a thing or two.

We certainly don’t need no stinking Mormon with his dog riding on the roof of his car in office. Mormons believe in Kolog and stuff like that, and you know how disastrous an effect that would have on the country if the president believed in a place called Kolob.

If we just get a third party started we might be able to take enough votes away from Romney to keep him from getting elected, then we would be able to keep Obama, wow, we could really do it! Then those wrascally Republicans would know they had been outsmarted.

Gee, Mark Livin, Ann Coulter, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and so many others have simply lost their minds by getting behind Romney. I’ll never listen to any of them again, they are all crazy.

I can hardly wait until Obama gets re-elected and I can say SEE!!!!!!

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I’m not really trying to offend anyone, but this is what it looks like here. You don’t always get what you want. We should at least make the most of a situation that could be better but could surely be worse.

I hope Romney doesn’t need my money, he won’t be getting it but you can believe that if I’m alive on election day he will be getting my vote.


51 posted on 04/16/2012 1:32:21 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is good and bad. First its romney so that is bad...It appears he doesn’t need my vote to win..so that is good.
Its off my conscience.


52 posted on 04/16/2012 1:34:24 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: brownsfan

I thought not voting for McCain and getting Obama in the first place was supposed to destroy the RINOs? It didn’t happen. I will likely vote for Romney, not that it will make much difference. It hurts to say that but Obama has gone over the edge. Romney is just a crony capitalist, Obama is a full blown Marxist and racist to boot.

After I vote, I’m moving so as not to see the aftermath. The majority in America are now leftists.


53 posted on 04/16/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Seems kind of silly to put out this poll when Obama has not yet begun to fight.

Rush et al. shut down Newt's questions about Mitt's self-claimed "job producing" record at Bain. I doubt Obama (and OWS) will be that easily shut up. They'll have plenty to work with. How Mitt Romney's Bain Career Will Inflame the Class Warfare Debate.

54 posted on 04/16/2012 1:37:25 PM PDT by maryz
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To: Road Glide

When did Romney win the nomination?


55 posted on 04/16/2012 1:38:38 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whoop-de-doo. More power to him and all that.


56 posted on 04/16/2012 1:46:58 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
I understand voting for ABO come November. But there is more we can all do.

It is very important that we take back the Republican Party from the fearful elites, who know they will lose their wealth and businesses under BHO2, and who have been bought by the fascist Romney who is a liar on par with Bill Clinton.

Think I'm exaggerating when I describe Romney as a fascist? He is a national socialist. In Germany these national socialists were called “Nazis”. Check out Jonah Goldberg's book, Liberal Fascism. It is an eye opener.

Neither Romney nor Obama give a damn about the U.S.Constitution nor about our rights as citizens. Both are unborn baby killing, homosexual agenda supporting, dictator-wanna-bes who believes government is God.

This discovery of Romney's self-avowed socialism so alarmed the late Paul Weyrich, the founder of the Heritage Foundation, he told Sen. McCain that if he chose Romney as his VP running mate, he, Weyrich, would start-up a third party.

What we must do is take back the Republican Party and run the only Conservative left standing: Newt Gingrich.

The statement that Romeny will not be as bad as Obama is a false choice: both equal bondage to government.

57 posted on 04/16/2012 1:48:10 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

[[Lets just get obama the hell out of office and then we can fight myth.

Obama needs to go, period. He is a plague on this nation, a tyrant, a destroyer of everything we hold dear, etc.]]

Precisely- We may have to fight romney if he getsw elected and tries to enact thigns we stand agaisnt, but it’s been done before, we’ve successfully fought things Bush wanted to do but wasn’;t inline with conservative standards, and riomeny will still have the GOP controlled congress to keep him in check- but with the dear leader obama i nfor another 4 years- he wil lsimply keep ignoring congresws, ignorign hte constitution, ignoring the church and doign whatever the hell he w3ants to do because he knows full well he has 100% support from the mainstream media do do whatever he wants without havign to answer for it-

The mainstream media will NEVER let mitt get away with aqnyhtign liek what our dearl eader is gettign away with- never- With mitt, we still at least have a chance to keep him from enacting exttremist views- however, with othe dear leader, we have NO chance of stopping him- and let’s not forget- if he’s reelected, he most likely is goign to appoint anotherr liberal supreme court judge which will have disasterous effectsw on this country for a veryl ong time to come-


58 posted on 04/16/2012 1:55:20 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course. The Federalites will never allow the Undocumented One to stay in “their” White House and learn to work Their System, as They know They will have to go down with the rest of us.

Get ready for Federal Nation big time. He’s Their man.


59 posted on 04/16/2012 1:56:00 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah! Barack O’Romney is winning!


60 posted on 04/16/2012 1:56:28 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1/21/2009)
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To: SatinDoll

I said there is a chance he will be better, not that I am at all convinced.

And please w NEWt! He is a great person, was the genius behind 1994, etc. But he is broke and can’t beat obama under any possible scenario given the mushy middle and women vote.


61 posted on 04/16/2012 1:56:28 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: brownsfan

I know we can’t cheer for Romney, nor do I want to, but we can still cheer for Obama to lose.

Yeah Obama is losing!


62 posted on 04/16/2012 1:57:51 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Brown Deer
When did Romney win the nomination?

About a year ago when he was annoited by the GOP-e and the MSM.

63 posted on 04/16/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1/21/2009)
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To: JAKraig

lol JaKraig- you had better don your flame resistant suit because all heel is goign tro break out after that post lol-


64 posted on 04/16/2012 2:05:26 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First week of where Obama was the primary target of the Republicans and not each other.


65 posted on 04/16/2012 2:05:56 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: brownsfan

Huh boy. Here we go again.


66 posted on 04/16/2012 2:07:10 PM PDT by cblue55 (Mr. Obama, was your mother punished with a baby?)
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To: brownsfan

Huh boy. Here we go again.


67 posted on 04/16/2012 2:07:18 PM PDT by cblue55 (Mr. Obama, was your mother punished with a baby?)
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To: brownsfan

Better Obama.


68 posted on 04/16/2012 2:08:02 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: maryz
Seems kind of silly to put out this poll when Obama has not yet begun to fight.

Actually, it's a great time for a poll - the GOP candidates have been hammering each other for 9 months. The liberal media has, of course, been piling on. This is as low as any GOP candidate can get. As soon as a nominee is picked, the GOP will close ranks and start going after Obama. I'm just hoping Obama's collapse in the polls doesn't start too early - I'd hate for Obama to bow out in favor of Hillary before the convention.

69 posted on 04/16/2012 2:09:28 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama has never faced defeat in his life. Imagine seeing the look on his face if he lost.


70 posted on 04/16/2012 2:11:34 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: maryz

Obama’s people only have to run one ad in the Rust belt States. Mitt saying he like to fire people, a few people fired by Bain, then asking, “Do you want a President who made money from laying people like you off?”

The GOP-e has kissed off the rust belt when they should own it in this economy.


71 posted on 04/16/2012 2:12:28 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: brownsfan

>>This is bad.

No Romney, no way.<<

So now we’re supposed to go from not supporting Romney to rooting for Obama?

Sick and demented. Shame on you.

See tagline.


72 posted on 04/16/2012 2:13:30 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Where I live, in the Pacific Northwest, I see it demonstrated over and over again: it isn't possible to buy an election. So I know that Romney's numbers are low because he and his message can't connect with voters.

The national numbers speak for themselves: 60% of the voters in this country are conservative or somewhat conservative. An even larger number of voters support vigorous applications of law and order - and that number cuts across political parties and demographic groups. But right now the major issue of concern to nearly all voters is the economy and gas prices.

Yet, our candidates, save for Newt Gingrich, aren't talking about those issues.

He doesn't have to possess an immense war chest. He only needs to be heard across the country AND without censorship.

There exists in this country infrastructures created by the Tea Party and SarahPAC that can reach millions of conservatives.

We don't need no stinking lame-stream-media. We just need people who will knock-off being defeatist and fight to take back their Republican Party.

73 posted on 04/16/2012 2:15:38 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: brownsfan

LOL. The resistance without a country. Anything that is done after another four years of Obama is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The country is finished.


74 posted on 04/16/2012 2:16:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Shame on you, calling someone demented.

Too bad you won’t work to defeat Romney and put a conservative back in as a potentional Republican nominee!

Calling another names is a cheap shot.


75 posted on 04/16/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: MNDude

I believe Obama will be divorced and broke within 5 years of losing in 2012.

He will go into a depression and start spending, same with mobacca, as if they think they are still in the WH. The friction and chaos will end the marriage. Bank on it, literally.


76 posted on 04/16/2012 2:20:17 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: JAKraig
Newt is still in and I pray he wors a miracle and forces, somehow, a brokered convention.

if he does not...my intent is to beat Obama with the nominee we have and then hold that nominee's feet to the fire.

77 posted on 04/16/2012 2:21:17 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Tulane

>>Seriously? No way Romney is worse than Obama. None. He isn’t my first choice, but I will easily vote for him in November. <<

Openly rooting for Obama on a conservative board. I’m sure they consider themselves “heroic” somehow.

Mind-boggling.


78 posted on 04/16/2012 2:21:56 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: Springman

“The GOP-e has kissed off the rust belt when they should own it in this economy.”

Yes, you’re 100% correct.

Romney’s management of Bain was to Capitalism as a auto-wrecking junkyard is to the automobile manufacturers; Romney only knows how to cut-up and discard people and companies, not how to create anything as an entrepreneur.


79 posted on 04/16/2012 2:22:00 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: brownsfan

I knew you were being sarcastic.


80 posted on 04/16/2012 2:22:45 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the three point margin of error goes both ways, Romney could lead by 5


81 posted on 04/16/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Parmenio

Add the fact that he’s below 50, only Obama is even further below. Babe Ruth, John Lennon, Sirhan Sirhan, John F. Kennedy and the tooth fairy will all, of course, be voting for Obama.


82 posted on 04/16/2012 2:33:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: brownsfan
I’m not voting for Romney, but could I actually cheer an Obama victory?? Don’ think so....”

you are doing just that by not voting against Obama...why can't you see that???

83 posted on 04/16/2012 2:36:38 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s this? 39% of independents like Obama? Must be masochists.


84 posted on 04/16/2012 2:42:02 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Ingtar
I think it is a really easy question to answer if you ask "Would you rather have Obama in the White House, or would you rather that John McCain had won?"

McCain isn't Reagan. Romney isn't Reagan. I get that. But I would rather have either of those two in the White House that Obama.

What some people here are calling "principle" is childish pride in not getting their way.

85 posted on 04/16/2012 2:47:01 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Tulane

Well said. Hear, hear!


86 posted on 04/16/2012 2:47:20 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (VP Cheney always had my heart symbolically and he can have it literally if he needs it.)
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To: Ingtar

Yep. The minute Myth becomes the official nominee, he’ll never lead in the polls again.


87 posted on 04/16/2012 2:54:49 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Is it 2016 yet?)
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To: SatinDoll
Romney’s management of Bain was to Capitalism as a auto-wrecking junkyard is to the automobile manufacturers; Romney only knows how to cut-up and discard people and companies, not how to create anything as an entrepreneur.

yours is a statement based entirely on your misconception of what Romney actually did . When re-organizers go into a failing company, their goal is to figure out a way to save the company (Staples for example) but they are realistic and if salvation is not possible, they seek the best outcome for shareholders, employees etc. that is possible. Sometimes jobs are lost (they would have been lost anyway) but to accuse Romney of not being business literate is asinine.

88 posted on 04/16/2012 2:55:52 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: TexasNative2000

I would have rather had McCain than Obama. Sarah made it so I could vote for their ticket rather than against Obama’s. I would rather Obama than Romney. We end up in the same state between the two of them and perhaps Conservatives can still be elected post Obama, they would not be able to post Romney.


89 posted on 04/16/2012 2:56:07 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whee. Yay.

Only improvement over Obama would possibly be Romneys US Supreme Court justice appointments.

Hang me from the yardarm, but after all we’ve seen in recent years where the Republic has hung from a thread by a 5-4 decision, that’s enough motivation for me. Romney as my president couldn’t be much worse than having Harry Reid as my senator.


90 posted on 04/16/2012 2:59:54 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SatinDoll

Bingo!!


91 posted on 04/16/2012 3:04:48 PM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Still waiting for the results of the next primary.


92 posted on 04/16/2012 3:17:13 PM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Still waiting for the results of the next primary.


93 posted on 04/16/2012 3:17:36 PM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: brownsfan

If you sit out and allow obama to win a second term you are part of the problem.


94 posted on 04/16/2012 3:26:03 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: brownsfan

If you sit out and allow obama to win a second term you are part of the problem.


95 posted on 04/16/2012 3:26:14 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Ingtar; brownsfan

I’m glad to see most Freepers have come back to ABO reality. I’m confident you will too!


96 posted on 04/16/2012 3:26:37 PM PDT by michcon
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To: terycarl
Perception is reality, and the ads the Dems will run will just show the heartless, mean cruel SOB who makes money off of the misery of the working man/women.

Facts don't matter.

97 posted on 04/16/2012 3:26:49 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: MeganC

“This is just push-polling to try to seal the deal for Romney at the GOP convention.”

LOL. The deal has already been sealed. Karl Rove told me so ;)


98 posted on 04/16/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT by bibo_ergo_sum
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To: Red in Blue PA

I agree. Obama turned out worse that I feared. Lots of reasons, such as Eric Holder, to vote for whoever runs against him.


99 posted on 04/16/2012 3:30:58 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mittens is going to lose. The only question is whether he is complicit in this charade or just a rube. Either way, FUMR.


100 posted on 04/16/2012 3:39:21 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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