Skip to comments.Poll: Nine percent of Obama ’08 voters want Romney now
Posted on 08/06/2012 4:27:26 PM PDT by neverdem
Favor is fickle, and hope and change was easier to promise than deliver on.
A new Gallup poll shows that nearly 10 percent of voters who supported Barack Obama during his 2008 run have decamped and will be supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney in this next election. At nine percent, the rate of Obama 08 defectors is nearly double the five percent of former McCain 08 supporters who now say theyll cast a vote for Obama.
Partly loyalty is higher in the Republican camp too, with 92 percent of former McCain supporters saying theyre sticking with the red ticket, while only 86 percent of Obamas 2008 base say theyre staying true.
The poll surveyed more than 2,000 registered voters who punched a ballot in 2008.
Now for some number play: if we make the broad assumption that the poll data is representative of the general population and do some extrapolation, tallying nine percent of 69,456,897 (Obamas 2008 vote count) and subtracting five percent of John McCains 59,934,814 votes, we end up with a potential 3.25 million more votes for Romney than McCain had four years ago. Its nothing concrete, but its becoming clear that election 2012 will be a far different race than 2008 was.
I’m not afraid to admit it. I’m definitely voting for Romney and I dare anyone to search ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL of my past posts and find where I ever wanted Romney. I wanted Sarah to run, she didn’t. Then Cain and he fizzled. Then Newt and that never happened. I voted for Newt in the primary, didn’t help, Romney took Florida and I intend to vote for who has the best chance to kick the dirt bag Marxist out of the WH and that seems to be Romney.
Oh, I see, you're being "clever" -- I take it you believe in the fallacy that if you're not supporting liberal Democrat (registered as a Republican) Romney, why then you must be "pro Obama."
As it happens, mojijo, both Doug's and Diogenesis' posts were removed, presumably because they neither one amounted to anything but the hurling of empty insults built on falsehoods, rather like your "pro-obama crowd" comment -- made in anger for the sole purpose of derision, with zero point or purpose of explaning reasoning or debate.
Now if you want another 4 years Obama and the Chicago Mafia fine. That is your choice. I chose otherwise.
I really miss George’s powerful voice. He had me in studio three times. He warned us about illegal immigration 40 years ago.
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Seems to be a lot of that happening on this thread.
I’m sorry but I am sure Doug is one of many that sees FR as becoming team Soetoro. I refuse to participate in the othuggo love fest and I may be back after the elections, and maybe not. I enjoy visiting other sites that realize the seriousness of a 2nd term of the Kenyan Marxist. If Barry wins again, just look at all the fun you will have celebrating the demise of our country.
When McCain said that I knew he was a chicken sh*t and that he was history. I never liked him that much anyway, after that I loathed him. I voted for Sarah, not him.
Ron Paul’s a fool....i told all my Hillary hating friends during the primaries 2008 the same thing; you may hate Hillary but obama is a danger to this nation...
ABO is not short sighted when faced with choices at hand...desperation??? so what do you recommend people do??? not vote??? vote for a 3rd party candidate???
You mean Jim Robinson is pro Obama?
I wouldn’t know, I can’t read his mind. Ask him, I can’t answer that question but there is no question that FR is now trying to help Soetoro get re-elected. It won’t work, but many are sure as hell trying. FR is just a little fish in a big pond and none of the other conservative sites want Romney to fail so Othuggo gets another 4 years to finish what he started.
Personally I recommend Romney nominates Palin as VP.
Then we can all vote for him.
But I know where I am. I wanted to find out where you are! ; )
I've been wrong about as often as you have, so you're as familiar with the feeling as I am. You come on this forum and accuse a guy who is anti-Romney with links to back up his claims of exactly how truly liberal Democrat Romney is, of being on "Team Obama." Instead of just scrolling past his annoying spam, like I do and have done for at least four years, you choose to engage with stupid sniping, Doug, thereby creating certainly the impression that you plan on voting for Romney and consider his detractors defacto "Team Obama" members.
You imply that you don't plan on voting for him ... then you imply (quite wrongly) that I haven't considered the consequences of voting third party. So .. if you're not going to vote for Romney, does that mean you're not going to vote at all at the top of the ticket? That means mathematically that your lack of vote will make the winner (guaranteed to be a liberal either way) appear that much more supported by percentage of popular vote total; if, instead of declining, you had voted third party, it would have been counted among the plurality and weakened the winner's victory percentage.
As for meat -- doctors are not gods. They are fallible. Sometimes fatally and extremely fallible. I've known a lot of vegans and a lot of vegetarians for long periods of time. The less meat the longer, the squirrelier the thinking. Have likewise known extremely smart survivor-type guys who literally survived by being cool-headed and clear-thinking, and they all ate lots of meat, fish, fowl (and beer and scotch!). Not a few lived into their 90s. Doctors are fallible.
Since California is lost, I have the luxury of voting for whomever I wish. I am not kidding when I say it might be me. I agree with myself almost 100% of the time.
A doctor did not tell me not to eat meat.
Look up pescetarian. Omega 3 in salmon is good for my heart.
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