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Rasmussen: Romney 50%, Obama 42%. Obama at -22%. 44% Approval
RasmussenReports ^ | 5/12/12 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 05/12/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT by NE Cons

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 42% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.

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To: canuck_conservative

Bingo!


51 posted on 05/12/2012 8:25:28 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: svxdave
Romney will win. When he does, watch the Obama pardons pour in!

November will be a GOP landslide.

The only people more in denial about this than Team Obama are FR's resident defeatists.

52 posted on 05/12/2012 8:26:31 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Starboard
Yeah, he once threw a snowball at a girl in the fifth grade. LOL.

Not only that, it was a "slushball"......Mitt, you gunky!

53 posted on 05/12/2012 8:26:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
That is an excellent analysis. Yes, it is rather very simple, the majority of voters want to go back to a normal person for President who believes in America the way the vast majority of Americans have believed in since the Founding Fathers and until today.
54 posted on 05/12/2012 8:29:13 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: NE Cons
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos...This is how libs breast feed their kids?
55 posted on 05/12/2012 8:31:42 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: preamble
Coach Kevin Collins wrote that this was a panic move by Obama.

I think the same as Coach and have said so from the first minute of this gay nonsense.

Obama is desperate and has already started throwing Hail Marys six months out.

56 posted on 05/12/2012 8:31:48 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: dfwgator

Breaking News (Washington Post):

While in the 2nd grade, Romney threw a spitball at the teacher. He was made to stand in the corner for 1 hour.
Film at 11.


57 posted on 05/12/2012 8:32:25 AM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Please, take nothing for granted. We must completely destroy Obama and the entire Democrat Party politically for many years to come. Stay engaged and continue the battle as if we were losing by twenty points!

It's like I said on another thread, anyone who's not pulling their oar with all of their might is a Frenchman!

58 posted on 05/12/2012 8:35:17 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Signalman

Egads! I heard rumors that Mitt stayed up way past midnight as a tween on several occasions!

Maybe we should vote for the communist?


59 posted on 05/12/2012 8:36:32 AM PDT by bkaycee
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To: Signalman

Obama’s approval index is -22 points. While that is significant, it’s even more significant that he is down this much with less than 6 months to go before the election.

Short of declaring martial law and suspending the elections, or electoral cheating on an unprecedented massive scale, I don’t see how he can overcome this.


60 posted on 05/12/2012 8:40:48 AM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; randita; Sun; Liz; AuntB; Last Dakotan; ...

The past two days are the first time that Romney has reached 50% against Obama since Rasmussen started polling the general election. IMHO, it’s not because of what Romney’s doing. Instead, Obama has turned more voters against him in the past few days. We all know what’s been in the news lately with regard to Obama & Biden, and the public does not approve. Also, voters are probably more focused on the economy than Obama and the MSM would like for them to be.


61 posted on 05/12/2012 8:41:40 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: hinckley buzzard

A very good analysis.


62 posted on 05/12/2012 8:49:24 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Excellent points.


63 posted on 05/12/2012 8:55:06 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: randita

Yep, 0pansy looks like the NCAA bb team with the last second desperation shot from half court to win or lose.

This time, 0pansy and his bb team will lose.


64 posted on 05/12/2012 9:02:33 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All
“Obama has turned more voters against him in the past few days.”

Exactly! Like I posted a couple days ago, Mittens is just going to stand back and let this fool bury himself further and further.

The gay crap (pun semi intended) is the final nail in the coffin; people are sick of Obama, period. Like I also posted a couple days ago, luckily the Rats are PC to the point of suicide because if they were serious about winning, Obama would have got the tap on the shoulder months ago.

By not doing that, we will be rid of both Obama and Hillary!, because a badly aging woman will not be elected POTUS. I look at this scenario as a two-fer!!!

65 posted on 05/12/2012 9:04:06 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: nathanbedford

OK, I give: What is a yellow state? And pink?


66 posted on 05/12/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: NE Cons

It makes me wonder what the pro-Obama forces do have against Romney, as we move closer to the November general election. As one example, does the pro-Obama forces plan to find a way to, possibly, cancel the November election?


67 posted on 05/12/2012 9:11:01 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: NE Cons
Currently, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance.

Thanks to 50 years of Marx-friendly brainwashing in the Public School system, these kids don't know their their right hand from their left. 44%.

Pray for America.

68 posted on 05/12/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Signalman

I heard that Mitt THOUGHT ABOUT having more than one wife, before he got married, and Mitt wore magic underwear to his wedding!


69 posted on 05/12/2012 9:21:00 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: NE Cons

Just imagine how far Obama would be dropping in the polls if the Republicans had a nominee that anyone wants to vote for.

If Romney manages to pull out a win, it will be entirely due to the the Anyone But Obama vote.


70 posted on 05/12/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Jeff Head

The American people (the majority of them) long for normalcy and a return to traditional values and leadership. They are getting the exact oppoistie from the Kenyan Marxist.
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I agree that the majority of Americans want to go back to something they recognize.

I think that maybe, Obama’s support of gay marriage will be the final straw. Obama really wanted the queer money, it is a lot, and I’m sure Obama thinks that people will forget about it before the election. I hope Romney doesn’t let us forget.

People in this country nearly all would have helped Rromney cut the hair of the little long haired boy back in the early 60’s. Most of us would have at least seen humor in it.

There is much that I don’t like about Romney, he is too liberal for me, but the press calls him conservative. To me that is silly, but if people hear Romneys positions and then hear the press call him conservative most people will realize that they too are conservative and that the Freepers are ultra conservative.

I have high hopes for this election, the Senate is in play and unlike Nancy Pelosi I think the House is Republican for a decade or more, at least until the boomers die off.

My secret hope is that a conservative house and senate will find that Obama was not qualified as a Natural Born Citizen and back up all he did. I know that sounds silly but it is not impossible with a large enough majority. We need to really stir it up! I believe that the hiring of Czars is more than un-constitutional, it is anti-constutional, impeachable. The congressional leadership is complicit in the fraud of Obama that was foisted on this country by the Obama election and presidency. It should have never happened if we had loyal Americans in Congress and in the Judiciary.

My kids, grand kids and great-grand kids may have a chance to live in freedom after all.


71 posted on 05/12/2012 9:27:24 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Agree 100%, but I’ll take it... Anything to get the KM out


72 posted on 05/12/2012 9:31:18 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: JohnEBoy

“This is very early in the campaign process for an incumbent president to be significantly behind in polling.”

Hmmm. Probably true for dem incumbents. They have had three years of adulatory media. The negative stuff doesn’t start hitting the general public until R’s start buying time on TV. OTOH, R incumbents are frequently down substantially at this point. I think W was polling considerably behind John Kerry about now. That’s because W had, at that point, had three years of unremittingly negative press.

It’s the timing of the negative campaign that causes this difference. It’s constant against R’s. It only happens to D’s in year four.


73 posted on 05/12/2012 9:42:31 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: relictele
But even leftists concede that Obama operates on a frequency even they can’t tune in,

Bingo.....that's that irritating high pitched whistling sound 0bambi makes when speaking......

It's a subliminal call for rats to assemble

Pied Pieper Redux..

74 posted on 05/12/2012 9:48:52 AM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who are Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: NE Cons

Obama : Americas most Unwanted


75 posted on 05/12/2012 9:52:29 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
HEADLINE AP :

Mitt drove across the US in feezing rain with his dog duct taped to the roof of a gas guzzling car

it was reported in Newsweak that Mitt said the "F" word in 1987 after bumping his head on a sharp corner

sources close to DU report that Mitt once urinated outdoors behind a bush in 1979

76 posted on 05/12/2012 10:02:14 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: NE Cons
Trailing Mitt means you REALLY suck!
77 posted on 05/12/2012 10:04:21 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Apparently the song "Ebony and Ivory" is a political ditty about Barrack Obama and Barney Frank.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It’s early, early, early and the dogs against Romney have just begun to be unleashed. But it’s much better for Romney to be sitting where he is now, than to be 8-10% down. With Romney near or at 50%, it’s a psychological victory and people who like to back a winner will jump on his bandwagon.

If this sort of margin holds up, watch the entire focus to shift to the Senate. The battle there will be as fierce as we’ve ever seen.


78 posted on 05/12/2012 10:07:27 AM PDT by randita
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To: hinckley buzzard

Excellent post and absolutely spot on for how the vast majority of people decide their vote. It is general appearance, seeming maturity and reassurance - particularly after such a chaotic drunken fling with the exotic - that voters will be looking for. Specific issues count for less...except where they reinforce that general vision (and in this case gay marriage just doubles down on the “exotic”, the strangely different, which merely reinforces the vision that is taking hold now). If Obama were truly smart, he’d find something very traditional to latch onto, particularly in the economic realm, not double down on the exotic stuff.


79 posted on 05/12/2012 10:10:41 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: ModelBreaker

I agree it is worse for Republicans because, as you say there is a lap-dog, slobbery press, building up dem presidents. Especially with the current Occupant ... everything he does is “historical!” and “unprecedented”.

Also, polling is biased, the pollsters usually attribute more democrats to the polling sample than are really in the population.

Which is all the more reason to be surprised at O-Blame-Bush’s negative numbers. He has taken a true 5-10% hit with his gay marriage stance. He’s getting Hollyweird money for it but I believe he’s lost a lot of votes.


80 posted on 05/12/2012 10:28:42 AM PDT by JohnEBoy
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To: NE Cons
I do pray that his celebration of sodomy this past week will be the revelation to MILLIONS of Democrats, blacks, and undecided voters that this Occupier-in-Residence is NOT interested in anything but a degradation of our culture...

...and I pray it doesn't remain temporary but permanent.

The Democrats of the 21st century need to be punished for their perversion of the body politic...their utter and unequivocal defeat in November will do nicely.

81 posted on 05/12/2012 10:30:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Agree. Totally


82 posted on 05/12/2012 10:33:00 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: mandaladon

Wow, that is great!


83 posted on 05/12/2012 10:33:46 AM PDT by bramps
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To: NE Cons

84 posted on 05/12/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: NE Cons

Look for the Mormon attacks to begin any day.


85 posted on 05/12/2012 10:36:29 AM PDT by bramps
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To: bramps

“Look for the Mormon attacks to begin any day.”

In many places across the country, the Mormon attacks started during the Christmas - New Years time span.

Relatives and friends across the nation told us about their left wing priests, pastors, lesbian priests/pastors and of course gay so called men of the cloth attacking the Mormans as a dangerous cult hiding as a religion.

I posted about this in January/Feb of this year.


86 posted on 05/12/2012 10:47:07 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: NE Cons

People are sick of obama, they know he’s a failure and this doesn’t surprise me 1 bit.


87 posted on 05/12/2012 10:56:19 AM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: NE Cons

Keep in mind an Obamacare ruling is coming, which can’t help obama much either way.


88 posted on 05/12/2012 11:00:13 AM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Williams
People are sick of obama, they know he’s a failure and this doesn’t surprise me 1 bit.

Indeed they are. The final straw for my boss, who has been a local Rat office holder, was Obama coming out for gay marriage. He's not the only one, and I don't understand how Obama could've done something so incredibly stupid now. Maybe it is God's hand giving this nation one final chance, I don't know.

89 posted on 05/12/2012 11:04:10 AM PDT by Marathoner (At least Ann Romney won't tell us what to eat.)
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To: redshawk

http://www.270towin.com/


90 posted on 05/12/2012 11:15:56 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Williams

If the Supremes rule against Obamacare, which I sincerely hope they do, then that will actually help Obama.

Since the majority of Americans are against Obamacare, if the Supremes rule in favor of it, then the Republicans and others can rail against Obama, and promise a vote for them will be a vote to kill it. It will be the last time those against it (which is a majority of folks) can do anything about it, and will lead to a more enthusiastic vote.

On the other hand, if the Supremes declare it Unconstitutional and strike it down, many voters will be satisfied with that ruling and will not be so fired up come November. Some who would vote in anger against it will not bother voting as it is no longer an issue. I still don’t see that as enough to get Obama over the edge, but with almost certain democrat voter fraud and extremely biased media help, who knows!


91 posted on 05/12/2012 11:26:56 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
On the other hand, if the Supremes declare it Unconstitutional and strike it down, many voters will be satisfied with that ruling and will not be so fired up come November. Some who would vote in anger against it will not bother voting as it is no longer an issue. I still don’t see that as enough to get Obama over the edge, but with almost certain democrat voter fraud and extremely biased media help, who knows!

You're assuming all of ObamaCare would be struck down. That's unlikely. If the Supreme Court strikes down the Individual Mandate, but treats it as severable, then the Republicans/Conservatives/Romney will still be able to use what remains of ObamaCare as a campaign issue.

92 posted on 05/12/2012 11:39:59 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Repeal 16-17

That very well may be. I’d still like to see the whole thing slam dunked as Unconstitutional.

Oh, and let’s repeal the 16th and 17th ammendments, too!


93 posted on 05/12/2012 11:42:53 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Signalman

does that mean from an all time high he is down 22% or is that a “dislike” poll. Would you clear this up for me - thanks a bunch.


94 posted on 05/12/2012 11:44:36 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: Grampa Dave

Love that


95 posted on 05/12/2012 11:47:24 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: conservativesister

It means that in the latest Rasmussen poll 22% more Strongly Disliked the Liberal Messiah than Strongly Liked Him.


96 posted on 05/12/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: conservativesister
does that mean from an all time high he is down 22% or is that a “dislike” poll. Would you clear this up for me - thanks a bunch.

The -22% is the difference between his "strongly approve" and "strongly disapprove".

97 posted on 05/12/2012 11:56:55 AM PDT by okie01
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To: GOPsterinMA

Agreed!


98 posted on 05/12/2012 12:19:56 PM PDT by rdb3 (If you were tried in court for being a Christian, is there enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: LyinLibs
“The dog-eating didn’t help.”

No, it didn't. It's not just disgust at the idea of eating Man's Best Friend, either. It's the un-Americanness of it. We don't eat dogs, but many foreigners do. So Obama, not content merely to eat the dog, elects to rub our noses in it. I.e.: he could have asked Bill Ayers not to include it, but he obviously wanted it prominently displayed in his bio. It's O’s way of saying, in so many words, ‘Culturally, I'm not an American—and I'm proud of that’.

It's the kind of thing that rubs people the wrong way. Plus, he's been letting his anger show too much of late. Some pollster or other once said, ‘People don't want an angry man in their living room’. Obama, surrounded by his shrunken, sycophantic Chicago coterie, has no idea his anger, constant attacks and constant blaming are not playing well. He probably reads DU, sees some favorable comments, and thinks he's on a roll.

I heard Dick Morris on the radio yesterday. He said historically people haven't been enthused about Obama’s policies, but they've liked Obama personally. Morris says that has just upended, and w’in the past mo people are starting to like Obama himself even less than his policies. Sure looks like Obama is riding for a fall. Maybe the USA at large isn't just Chicago on a bigger scale after all.

99 posted on 05/12/2012 12:43:06 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Marathoner
The final straw for my boss, who has been a local Rat office holder, was Obama coming out for gay marriage.

People are also sick of being called extremist and hateful for believing marriage is one woman and one man. They want the drama and theatrics to go away and have a POTUS focused on getting the economy fixed. Obama has utterly failed at that. No leadership at all from him on the economy and all these fake controversies are just a reminder of that.

100 posted on 05/12/2012 12:46:56 PM PDT by lodi90
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