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Romney's Favorables Rising Despite Attacks
Fox News ^ | May18, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt

Posted on 05/18/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT by Innovative

The best bit of news for Mitt Romney is that his Gallup favorability rating has just crested 50 percent, only 2 points behind the president. Better still, Romney's negative rating is lower than Obama's - 46 percent to 41 percent. Much of Romney's 11-point rise since February can be attributed to the end of the bruising Republican primary process. Not only have Republicans coalesced, but the daily news cycle is no longer dominated by reporters gleefully repeating the latest attacks from Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

But Obama can count on the establishment press helping him with his preferred narrative for the election: that Romney is cruel and extreme. A "vampire," even. When a sitting president is comparing his opponent to Nosferatu in a TV commercial before Memorial Day, it is not the act of a man confident in his re-election chances.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; romney
A time for choosing...can the US survive a second term of Obama?
1 posted on 05/18/2012 8:37:09 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative
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The "poll" represents wishful thinking amongst the GOP E-RINO yacht club ...

Romney been attacked so far ?

Complete nonsense ...

Axlerod-Obama and the MSM have been sending Myth "Mirage" Romney valentine's day flowers so far ...

compared to what they have in store for the Celestial God-Child, Bain Capitial "Vulture" Capitalist, from Planet Kolob ...

Don't shoot me ... "I'm just the Messenger" ...



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2 posted on 05/18/2012 8:57:04 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Innovative

I just got a fundraising plea from Romney. Since I’m on the conservative mailing lists, which is evidently where he got my name, he claims to be a strong conservative.

In relation to your question, I’m still toying with whether or not to stuff the letter back into the post reply envelope and tell him no thanks. I’ve occasionally done that with the RNC, not that it seems to do much good.

No, I agree that Obama is even worse than Romney, but I cannot in good conscience vote for either one of those narcissistic, entitled, socialist, extremist gay activist baby killers.


3 posted on 05/18/2012 8:59:04 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Innovative

agree! We have 2 choices


4 posted on 05/18/2012 9:03:37 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Innovative
Romney is the same as Obama. NO THANKS.

NO WAY.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cicero
Cool. You can be one of the superior folks on the sidelines, arms folded, shaking your head. Don't worry you're not alone there, plenty of you right here on FR.

The rest of us will roll up our sleeves, do all the lifting and try to make the best of an imperfect situation.
6 posted on 05/18/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Cicero

I’m with you. There’s no way in hell not after the way he treated us during the primary. Fortunately Virgil Goode will be on the ballot here. He won’t win but it’s enough to get me to the polls to vote in those downticket races where it really counts.


7 posted on 05/18/2012 9:05:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Diogenesis
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8 posted on 05/18/2012 9:06:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Innovative

Gee, I guess your positives go up when you stop carpet-bombing republicans with friendly fire.

Pity the ass was unrelenting on Gingrich and Santorum but is too lily-livered to give Obama the same treatment via the Reverend Wright opening.


9 posted on 05/18/2012 9:06:36 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Cicero

Romney attacks fellow conservatives viciously and with a smile and soft (yuk!)voice. He calls OB a nice guy, even yesterday after more OB vetting.

Blech!

I’ll vote against OB but I’ll be praying very hard for our country.


10 posted on 05/18/2012 9:07:18 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Innovative

11 posted on 05/18/2012 9:10:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: stanne

Oops! I am sure I meant “fellow Republicans” NOT “fellow conservatives.”


12 posted on 05/18/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
Romney's attacks against GOP rivals were done through surrogates. His Obama attacks will be done likewise. It's smart. I know we all want him to stand up and say all the things we say here on FR - Marxist, Muslim, liar, etc. But he's trying to get elected nationally. We are not.

Obama is dropping and Romney is rising. The object is to WIN. Whatever strategy Team Romney has is working so far it got him through a rough primary process and will enable him to beat Obama.

That is what we care about right, beating Obama?
13 posted on 05/18/2012 9:18:11 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Innovative
Poor Barry.

All of the smear tactics that got him where he is today are suddenly blowing up in his face.

What is a Kenyan usurper to do?

14 posted on 05/18/2012 9:23:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: over3Owithabrain
That is what we care about right, beating Obama?

Beating Obama with Obama-lite isn't a victory in any sense of the word. I'm more afraid of Romney because a GOP Congress might actually go along with him, whereas they'll actually try to slow Obama down.

15 posted on 05/18/2012 9:33:16 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: over3Owithabrain

This is just the reply I was hoping for. I can see thistactic and it is a correct one. I have been through may disappointments with W hopin ghe was doing things tactfully and then choosing a liberal direction unnecessarily (politically speaking).

I do know Romney acted behind the scenes in the primary.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT by stanne
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To: kevkrom

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly some republicans morph into panicky fear voters and throw all principle to the wind.

We see talk about the democrat plantation all the time yet when there’s a RINO we discover that the democrats aren’t the only plantation in town.

I say the master of the Grand Old Plantation can pick his own stinkin cotton.


17 posted on 05/18/2012 9:41:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Innovative

No. I will vote for Romney grudgingly but the thought of 4 more years of Prince Obama and Princess Ticklefeather makes me nauseous.


18 posted on 05/18/2012 9:47:05 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: kevkrom
Obama out is a victory.

Romney, for all his faults, has at least a chance of helping turn this economy in the right direction. He has business sense and doesn't exist to destroy our capitalist system. With Obama we have ZERO chance - in fact an even more rapid slide into socialism with him having ZERO accountability the next four years.

But it's your choice. Defeat the biggest threat and help this country live long enough to try and save it, or be a Virgil Do-Gooder and pat yourself on the back on the sidelines as the world around you crumbles.
19 posted on 05/18/2012 9:57:39 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Diogenesis
Romney is the same as Obama. NO THANKS. NO WAY.

Great, another person that won't vote against Obama. BRILLIANT!!! Four More Years, Four More Years, Four More Years...

20 posted on 05/18/2012 10:11:45 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: Innovative
No, the US cannot survive another term of Obama. As far as Romney not using the anti Jeremiah Wright information, all I can quote is:
Never interfere with an enemy while he's in the process of destroying himself.
~ attributed to Napoleon

21 posted on 05/18/2012 10:32:25 AM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: over3Owithabrain
Obama out is a victory.

And Romney in is a loss.

It is quite open to subjective opinion as to which one matters more. I could just as easily call you an unprincipled lap dog of the liberal party elite, but I don't because I respect your right to form your own opinion. Try to return the favor.

As it stands, I'm fortunately unfortunate, living in the People's Republic of Maryland, that my vote has absolutely zero impact on this election. If the race in Maryland is close enough for my vote to matter, it's already a Romney landslide.

However, I will be voting in the downticket races, even if I wind up leaving the top spot blank (which is my current intention).

22 posted on 05/18/2012 10:48:19 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Go Gordon

Yep. There is a small coterie here on FR (it is a very small minority but the same names always show up) that would prefer to live in misery for “Four More Years”, rather than bend their cherished “standards” a bit (which of course is the definition of politics).

We may not like some of the things Romney has done, but being Governor of a very liberal state like MA (I lived there for four years) is much different than being the President of the US. (I often think of Thomas a Becket when he became Archbishop of Canterbury... he didn’t do what Henry II expected of him).

I will vote for Romney, and, for the first time in my life, actively campaign for a presidential candidate. At least with Romney, he will have to listen to the people (including conservatives) who elected him. Anyone here who thinks Obumbler will listen to them is a fool.

And finally, I have two kids serving in the military, and Obama scares the he11 out of me.


23 posted on 05/18/2012 10:58:31 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: kevkrom

Yeah I heard that argument 4 years ago when “RudyMcRomney” was running. We’d be better off without one of them so we’d unite and then stop the dim who was elected.

Well after 4 years of obama .....maybe 8....do you really think that argument holds any water at all?


24 posted on 05/18/2012 11:00:54 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

And how has falling in line behind the quadrennial RINO of choice worked out? Do you honestly think we’ll get even a center-right candidate next time because we go along with them again?

I drew a line going into this primary — I’d have accepted pretty much anyone running except Paul (for his dangerous view of foreign policy) and Romney. (And probably Huntsman, for running to the left of Romney, but let’s get realistic.)

Even candidates I didn’t care much for, I would have been fine with, but Romney is not just a step over the line, he’s so far over it the line can’t be seen any more. Romney will take the country to hell in a handbasket just as fast as Obama will, because a GOP Congress will be less interested in slowing him down. But hey, maybe you get a tax cut along the way, so all’s good, right?


25 posted on 05/18/2012 11:08:37 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: over3Owithabrain


That is what we care about right, beating Obama?”

i’m afraid there are a number of Freepers who would prefer an Obama re-election than a possible mormon presidency. A trojan Muslim is their preference over voting for Romney. Romney is not their candidate of choice, but voting for Virgil Goode, or sitting out the election in November, will prove disastrous for the America that i know and love.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by IWONDR
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