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Poll: Nine percent of Obama 08 voters want Romney now
Human Events ^ | 8/6/2012 | Hope Hodge

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 they’ll cast a vote for Obama.

Partly loyalty is higher in the Republican camp too, with 92 percent of former McCain supporters saying they’re sticking with the red ticket, while only 86 percent of Obama’s 2008 base say they’re 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 (Obama’s 2008 vote count) and subtracting five percent of John McCain’s 59,934,814 votes, we end up with a potential 3.25 million more votes for Romney than McCain had four years ago. It’s nothing concrete, but it’s becoming clear that election 2012 will be a far different race than 2008 was.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingvote; buyersremorse; gallup; obama; romney
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To: Chgogal

Oh that’s great news! I have family down in Broward County and everytime I visit it’s like leaving OZ.


61 posted on 08/06/2012 8:04:51 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: Chgogal

Oh that’s great news! I have family down in Broward County and everytime I visit it’s like leaving OZ.


62 posted on 08/06/2012 8:05:09 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: Chgogal
Now if you want another 4 years Obama ...

What I WANT is a pony, always have.

What I want, what you want, are both of zero significance. We're guaranteed to have a liberal agenda-pushing guy in the White House. You are going to vote for your "new and improved" version of liberal agenda-pushing guy because you are afraid of Obama.

I am going to vote for a plurality because the last two times a liberal president was elected on a plurality, conservatives were so empowered that they forced him to move right with the Republican Revolution, and then impeached him.

I don't want either one of the bastards, but what I want is irrelevant. I'm voting the only way I can to weaken whichever one wins and to deprive him of a popular vote mandate. You're voting to specifically empower one of them, and you're risking being part of a landslide popular mandate for that liberal. That's what it boils down to.

63 posted on 08/06/2012 8:08:55 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: Finny

It would be an interesting exercise to go back to the Bush Era on FR and see just how many of the ABOers were relentlessly mocking the abject stupidity of the left for screaming “ANYBODY BUT BUSH!”

I’ll bet that of the Freepers currently howling “ABO!”, a good number were right there railing on them.

Oh...but now the shoe is on the other foot. Suddenly they have adopted the exact same mindset.

Bush/Obama will destroy America? Check.

And the ones that wern’t there then, well, it should make them feel good to have adopted the very mindset that every conservative once took as sheer insanity.

Now it is 100% true that the left was thoroughly railed in word, graphics and every other form of communication here and elsewhere. Radio guys did it. TV guys did it. Politicians did it.

But now, suddenly, the ‘right’ finds itself adopting the very same mindset of the very same people they thought insane.

And they are PROUD of it.

Well, let them be proud. I also expect them to keep their mouths shut when the man who their votes elected presidentm does not succumb to the ‘HopeandChange’ of a congress unwilling to rein him in. Because if all the ABOers in the country united behind ANY conservative, it’s a mathimatical certainty that person would win.

That they won’t is out of fear they will do so alone and thus lose. And I defy them to cite fear resulting in a positive political outcome.

They sure as hell cannot point to the genesis of their ABO crusade - IE the Left and Obama. Look what their ‘fear’ of rePalin resulted in.


64 posted on 08/06/2012 8:09:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Finny

re: 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.


Last time there were about 129 million votes cast. My vote counts for 1/129,000,000. I am pretty sure that is not statistically significant. But I am sure that Romney has commented on such statistics and we will be pointed to the fallacy of his position.


65 posted on 08/06/2012 8:11:22 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: mojitojoe
Instead, you will participate in risking a landslide for a Republican liberal who was the real author of ObamaCare, a full-fledged supporter of the gay agenda everywhere from the U.S. military to adoption agencies, an enabler of on-demand tax-funded abortion, an appointer of activist judges, and a wholesale advocate of "a worldwide solution, not an American one," with regard to global warming regulation in a "carbon plan" to "save" the environment.

You don't need to participate in any "othuggo love fest" -- with guys like you supporting "Republicans" like Romney, who needs "Team Soetoro"?

66 posted on 08/06/2012 8:15:04 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: God luvs America
Yes. Vote for a plurality -- the only way you can do that is to vote third party. The last time a liberal president was elected on a plurality, he was impeached; the time before, he was forced to the right by the Republican Revolution. Seeing as how we're guaranteed to get a liberal president no matter who wins in 2012, the best gamble is to vote for a plurality and prevent either one of them from receiving a popular mandate majority.

Seeing as how Obama is so loathed that he's losing supporters in drove and they are moving to Romney, odds are about as good as they get that voting third party instead of voting for Romney, would prevent either liberal from getting a popular mandate and instead give him a plurality, which would -- as it did with Clinton both times -- strengthen conservatives' ability to oppose and dominate him.

67 posted on 08/06/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: mojitojoe
When you can't debate the ideas ... post a silly picture!
68 posted on 08/06/2012 8:23:01 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: mojitojoe
Then how in hell do you get off saying that you know anyone here is pro-Obama, engaging in an "othuggo love fest," or on "Team Soetero"? You can't read their minds any better than you can read Jim Robinson's, and he has no more inention of voting for liberal Democrat Romney than I do.

Your tagline is false advertising. Mine, on the other hand, is truth.

69 posted on 08/06/2012 8:26:25 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: doug from upland

“I really miss George’s powerful voice. He had me in studio three times. He warned us about illegal immigration 40 years ago.”

Yes, me too. I would go down and watch his show through the windows. I loved your lyrics.


70 posted on 08/06/2012 8:30:07 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Finny
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71 posted on 08/06/2012 8:30:08 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Finny
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72 posted on 08/06/2012 8:31:48 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Finny

Noth9ng to debate pal. I’m voting to kick the Kenyan’s a$$ out. I’m voting for Romney as are all of my friends and family. So in November, one of us will be happy. You if obastard wins, me if he doesn’t.


73 posted on 08/06/2012 8:33:14 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Finny

I’m voting for Romney and there is nothing anyone can say to change my mind. Why do you keep bring JR up in this conversation? I don’t care who he votes for and he doesn’t tell me who to vote for and I doubt he would. If he did, I would still vote to get the Marxist homo.. Barry out.


74 posted on 08/06/2012 8:35:49 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Because if all the ABOers in the country united behind ANY conservative, it’s a mathimatical certainty that person would win.

Amen, Brother FReeper. And looking at the article that originated this thread, if all the ABOers in the country voted third party even if for different candidates, it's nearly a mathematical certainty that whoever won, Obama or Romney, would have such a piss-poor plurality that he'd go into office facing an America where nearly two in three voters voted for somebody else. A conservative Congress could own him.

Yep -- ABO is as abjectly short-sighted as the left's "Anybody but Bush" mantra.

75 posted on 08/06/2012 8:35:51 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: Finny

You have 2 choices and ONLY two, but you know that. It’s crystal clear you are fine with 4 more years of fag boy. No thanks. Voting for Romney. I might even start donating and campaigning for him just to piss you off. I don’t like him but I sure don’t hate him with ever fiber of my being, so that makes my choice easy. Sadly, you hate Romney as much as I hate Osh&thead.


76 posted on 08/06/2012 8:38:47 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Finny

a landslide
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WOOHOO, God I sure hope so.


77 posted on 08/06/2012 8:39:41 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: mojitojoe

When you can’t debate the ideas, post a silly picture. Again.


78 posted on 08/06/2012 8:39:46 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: God luvs America
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.

Wow, great news. There is one goal on my mind: Run Obama out of Washington DC on election day.

One thing is certain: with warts and all, Romney is better than Obama. And for now, that looks great and it is good enough for me.

I hope all those people who have lost their jobs in the last few years think about that, and I further hope that those who still have jobs realize that 4 more years of Obama is a detriment and a genuine danger to anyone’s stability in the workforce.

79 posted on 08/06/2012 8:40:38 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Finny
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80 posted on 08/06/2012 8:41:38 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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