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Obama Registration Efforts Flagging (Democrat registration cratering in swing-states)
National Journal ^ | August 16, 2012 | Ben Schreckinger

Posted on 08/17/2012 9:58:42 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

Despite pouring resources into scores of voter-registration events in the last week alone, a Boston Globe analysis found that the Obama campaign has failed to significantly swell the rolls of Democratic voters in battleground states.

In five battleground states the for which the Globe was able to analyze registration data, Democratic registration increased by 39,580 voters, while Republican registration increased by 145,085.

The Obama campaign says that its successful registration efforts in 2008 largely exhausted the pool of unregistered Democrats, while the Republican primaries earlier this year provided a registration opportunity that Democrats were not afforded.

The Globe cited a study released earlier this week by Third Way, a left-leaning think tank, that showed Democratic registration down 800,000 people in eight battleground states and Republican registration down by 80,000 in those same states. Independent registration, on the other hand, has grown by nearly half a million voters in those states.


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1 posted on 08/17/2012 9:58:53 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile
What Obama cannot win, he will try to steal.
2 posted on 08/17/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: JerseyanExile

Can they not find enough cemeteries?


3 posted on 08/17/2012 10:03:42 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Not to worry, the democraps have a plan in place to get around it!


4 posted on 08/17/2012 10:03:42 AM PDT by notaliberal
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To: JerseyanExile

November 6th is going to be Chick-Fil-A day all over again. Red-blooded Americans are aching for the chance to have their voice heard.

Incidentally ... has anyone heard of a anybody anywhere that didn’t vote for Obama in 2008 that intends to in 2012? Has his record earned him a single additional vote?

I’ve heard of Obama voters going Romney. I’ve heard of non-voters going Romney. I’ve heard of McCain voters going Romney. I’ve heard of Obama voters not voting. I’ve heard of immovable Obama voters that will vote Obama ... but I haven’t heard a single person say “I didn’t vote Obama in 2008, but will in 2012”.

SnakeDoc


5 posted on 08/17/2012 10:08:04 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: JerseyanExile
Tries to register too many "Mr. X", "Mr. A" names
Democrat registration cratering in swing-states
Obama campaign seeks a little more creative people for effort
6 posted on 08/17/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Well, I can’t vote for Romney or Obama. Romney is much worse than McCain, and I regret voting for RINO McCain. I still stink from it.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 10:14:05 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JerseyanExile

We need to help whip up Democrat enthusiasm-get them really motivated for more Hope and Change and to head off the Radical Right Wing threat so they come out to vote in droves on November 7.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 10:14:39 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“Independent registration, on the other hand, has grown by nearly half a million voters in those states.”

Obama’s numbers with Independents are horrible. This is a very good sign.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 10:15:25 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: JerseyanExile

They can always rely on those dead folks.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 10:20:27 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Still waiting on a real primary in Virginia. The Mittbots did nothing to encourage real Americans to vote this year. A little piddling make-up stuff with Ryan dragging in out at West Springfield (close to the Democrat hot house) won’t do a thing for them.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 10:21:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fwdude

You don’t have to. Just vote for Paul Ryan.

I don’t buy that he’s worse than McCain. McCain nominated Palin ... and then basically muzzled her. Romney nominates Ryan — the single best choice for dismantling ObamaCare — and unleashed him.

SnakeDoc


12 posted on 08/17/2012 10:23:44 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Col Frank Slade

I’ve been a registered independent for better than 30 years. I think its a great sign. No party should feel comfortable and take votes for granted.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 10:24:04 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Ryan’s not going to president; he won’t be making any of the decisions, only supporting Romney’s decisions.

Yes, Romney is MUCH worse than McCain.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 10:26:08 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: muawiyah

Obama provides all the encouragement real Americans need.

But, if you’re not encouraged by Paul Ryan, you’re not encourage-able.

SnakeDoc


15 posted on 08/17/2012 10:27:24 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: JerseyanExile

“Exhausted the pool?” Sounds like voter ID might be working or, at least, the publicity is. . .


16 posted on 08/17/2012 10:30:22 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: SnakeDoctor
I'm always very encouraged to vote early and often provided i have a Conservative to vote for.

You guys seemed to have interfered with my voting habits this year.

17 posted on 08/17/2012 10:33:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fwdude

I can vote for a man who would nominate, and back, Paul Ryan. Ryan is a man who has legitimate answers to difficult questions — he is serious, he is principled, he is compelling, he is sensible, he is conservative. He is enemy-number-one of ObamaCare ... and RomneyCare. I fully believe Mitt Romney will dismantle ObamaCare.

That Romney would choose Ryan as a running mate, and that Ryan is comfortable enough with Romney’s vision to accept, is a very good sign. Honestly ... Paul Ryan made me like Romney better.

I was an anti-Obama voter before Ryan. But, Ryan brings a vision for America that I can support ... he is an inspired, and an inspiring, choice. Romney didn’t bring on a RINO VP — he brought on a conservative, and he backed his conservatism to the hilt. That says something.

No, he isn’t worse than McCain.

SnakeDoc


18 posted on 08/17/2012 10:38:49 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: muawiyah

You do. Paul Ryan.

SnakeDoc


19 posted on 08/17/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: SnakeDoctor

That is the heart of the issue- despite all the “polls”

Obama’s support was MAXED last time. He got every single black vote he could. Some of them are NOT planning to vote for him again (he’s an IDIOT and now they know it)

SO he has no where to go but down.

The Republicans are ENERGIZED though- Chik-fil-A should serve as an example of why


20 posted on 08/17/2012 10:47:31 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: fwdude

“Well, I can’t vote for Romney or Obama. Romney is much worse than McCain, and I regret voting for RINO McCain. I still stink from it”

There may not be a dime’s worth of difference between the two in most areas....but life issues are a notable exception.

The Supreme Court is looking pretty geriatric....and I can see as many as 3 appoinments in the next 4 years. The wrong appointments could lead us down a path of teenage abortion without parental notification, euthenasia, and death panels...and I don’t think that is hyperbole.

The right appointments might just move the court more in line with the constitution; and, abortion would once again become a state issue.

I KNOW what Barry would do. So I plan to place my bets with Romney. He could not possibly be worse.

BTW, I don’t live in a swing state, so my vote is largely symbolic...but I’ll vote for a Romney/Ryan ticket.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 10:49:05 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: JerseyanExile

This is big.

If pollsters are not taking this into consideration when making their assumptions as to what the actual electorate will be in November, they are missing what would be a landslide in Romney/Ryan’s favor.

It seems that the polls reflecting a D+4 or greater should be highly suspect.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 10:57:54 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Is he running for President? Does he have a better Conservative voting record than ~ let’s say ~ Richard Lugar? (Giving you a few points on that one eh).


23 posted on 08/17/2012 11:14:30 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SnakeDoctor
Is he running for President? Does he have a better Conservative voting record than ~ let's say ~ Richard Lugar? (Giving you a few points on that one eh).

(BUT, not many points. Let's look at ACU ~ 2011 saw Lugar at 75 and Ryan at 80.

Looks pretty questionable to me ~ )

24 posted on 08/17/2012 11:24:09 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Palmetto Patriot

“It seems that the polls reflecting a D+4 or greater should be highly suspect”

Especially because the 2010 exit polls the, if anything over-sampled the Ds, came up with a 35-35 D vs. R split. Looks to me like an accurate poll would use that split.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 11:28:07 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Mr. K
The African American homosexual activist who tried to shoot up FRC sure seems motivated ~ AGAINST Republicans. He had 15 chicken sandwiches with him. Highly motivated. A black man with fried chicken ~ angry black man with fried chicken.

Some of Obama's core are definitely pushing it.

26 posted on 08/17/2012 11:29:36 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Who cares? There is a real principled conservative on the ballot — a genuinely good man with a legitimate conservative plan to right this ship ... to fix the tax code, to dismantle ObamaCare, to fix Medicare, to spur the economy, to bring America back to where it ought to be.

Paul Ryan is a better advocate for a real conservative vision than anyone in the GOP primary was. This country would unquestionably be better off with Paul Ryan in office, and with his plan — now a centerpiece of Romney’s campaign — on the as a blueprint for recovery. If Mitt Romney embraces Paul Ryan’s economic plan, as he seems to be doing, he will be a great President ... and he will bring this country back from the brink. If not, he won’t ... but, after the Ryan nomination, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

There is no reason a conservative shouldn’t be able to enthusiastically vote for that. If you can’t ... its you.

SnakeDoc


27 posted on 08/17/2012 11:33:00 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Who cares? There is a real principled conservative on the ballot — a genuinely good man...

A real principled Conservative whose career would be ended, and whose ideas would likely be buried, if those on our side continue to advocate, directly or indirectly, for a second term for Obama.

28 posted on 08/17/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: SnakeDoctor
His ACU rating has dropped 15% from his earlier Lifetime rating. Another 15% and he'll be in reach of some Democrats.

Can we afford a guy with that trendline?

29 posted on 08/17/2012 11:52:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Obama's Attorney General has turned loose a number of KNOWN and nearly successful Presidential/Presidential Candidate assassins in the last couple of years.

It's likely to backfire on them, but this bunch of Democrats play dirty and we are sending sweet little snookem's shortbread types out to challenge them.

30 posted on 08/17/2012 11:54:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SnakeDoctor

Believe you are exactly right. And, it’s disappointing that the fact you are bothers freepers.


31 posted on 08/17/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I’ve heard of Freepers not voting for Romney


32 posted on 08/17/2012 12:05:09 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: muawiyah
...we are sending sweet little snookem's shortbread types out to challenge them.

Are you referring to Ryan?

33 posted on 08/17/2012 12:08:09 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: muawiyah

Can we afford anybody else?

Paul Ryan has a great plan. He is right about ObamaCare (and RomneyCare). He is right about budget cuts. He is right about Medicare. He is right about gun rights. He is right about abortion. He is right about taxes. He is right about job creation. And, better yet, he understands, and can explain, the ideological underpinnings of it all. There is simply no way for a conservative to argue otherwise.

We now have a good ticket that any reasonable conservative should be able to not only support, but advocate for.

People looking for a reason to complain will always manage to find one. People who define themselves by being dissatisfied will always manage to be.

SnakeDoc


34 posted on 08/17/2012 12:12:30 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: bert

Can’t please everybody. I genuinely think that conservatives that won’t vote for Romney/Ryan are an insignificantly small minority ... but they do exist. Intentionally inconsequential.

SnakeDoc


35 posted on 08/17/2012 12:15:41 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: SnakeDoctor
has anyone heard of a anybody anywhere that didn’t vote for Obama in 2008 that intends to in 2012? Has his record earned him a single additional vote?

Here is my only concern with that: Say a kid is raised a good conservative. He votes for the first time at age 18 in '08 for Palin. But then, he goes to college. Four years later, he has been totally indoctrinated by his commie professors and is convinced that his parents are morons for being conservative, thus votes for his new hero and savior in '12 - BHO.

This is the only thing I can think of that would give Emperor 0 votes that he didn't get in '08.

36 posted on 08/17/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by America_Right (Remember, Republicans have a lot more in common with Democrats than they do with Tea Partiers.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

you still have a bad ticket ~ a remarkably bad ticket ~ really. you got that Romney guy on it. might as well be Obama for what that’s worth.


37 posted on 08/17/2012 12:19:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Palmetto Patriot
He's slid from a career high rate of 97 at ACU to 85 for 2011, and now, in 2012, he's sold out to Romney and his brand of leftist nonsense.

Ryan had a good start ~ he blew it.

38 posted on 08/17/2012 12:21:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I won’t go so far as to say a Romney loss would end Ryan’s career. I think he’ll be around a LONG time ... he’d still be a legit leader in the House, and he’d be a real contender in a 2016 and/or 2020 GOP Primary.

That being said, we’d all be better off with him as Vice President come January.

SnakeDoc


39 posted on 08/17/2012 12:23:40 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: fwdude
Yes, Romney is MUCH worse than McCain.

Even granting your premise (which is arguable), you do realize that the choice isn't Romney or McCain, right?

40 posted on 08/17/2012 12:25:34 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: Mr. K
Obama’s support was MAXED last time.

Maxed out because of the inherent promise that everything in life would be free. Seriously, this was the underlying mindset of the 0bama voter.

41 posted on 08/17/2012 12:26:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: America_Right

Have you heard of anybody that falls into that category? There must be somebody — but I’d bet the quantity of newly-converted Obama voters is statistically ZERO.

There will be some liberals that just achieved voting age, I guess. But, at least a few washed up hippies must’ve died off over the last for years. Hopefully a roughly equivalent number ... heh.

SnakeDoc


42 posted on 08/17/2012 12:27:53 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: muawiyah
>> might as well be Obama for what that’s worth.

SnakeDoc

43 posted on 08/17/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: muawiyah
He's slid from a career high rate of 97 at ACU to 85 for 2011

So we should abandon Ryan?

For Obama's second term?

Dude, check yourself!

44 posted on 08/17/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: tnlibertarian
...you do realize that the choice isn't Romney or McCain, right?

No, I'm supposed to believe it's "Leftist A" or "Leftist B." I won't let anyone tell me that I only have two socialists as my choices. There are others. I refuse to enable liberalism.

45 posted on 08/17/2012 12:52:41 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JerseyanExile

So much for that “DEMOGRAPHIC TIDAL WAVE” that’s going to help Obama in swing states... what a damned JOke that crap was.

This election is going to be a ROUTE up and down the ticket, 2010 was nothing, 1994 is going to look like a good day for dems when compared to how Nov 2012 is shaping up.

Fight like its close, but the idea this fool is re-electable is nonsense.


46 posted on 08/17/2012 12:56:23 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Buffalo Bob

Obama is going to lose by 10+ points, he can’t steal it.. this isn’t going to be a squeaker.

FIGHT LIKE IT IS, but don’t buy into the crap, this isn’t going to be close.


47 posted on 08/17/2012 12:57:52 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: SnakeDoctor
Have you heard of anybody that falls into that category? There must be somebody — but I’d bet the quantity of newly-converted Obama voters is statistically ZERO.

No, and I seriously hope you are correct in your assumptions which I have no reason to doubt!

48 posted on 08/17/2012 1:02:55 PM PDT by America_Right (Remember, Republicans have a lot more in common with Democrats than they do with Tea Partiers.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
...we’d all be better off with him as Vice President come January.

The Conservative Movement would benefit tremendously.

Romney's image is that of a squish.

With Ryan off his right shoulder, with the Tea Party behind him, he will have to lean in that direction, else he risks losing re-election.

If Romney knows nothing else, he knows which way the wind blows.

49 posted on 08/17/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: fwdude
There are others.

Others? Really? Ex-Dem Virgie? Huff-n-puff?
Other choices like when the bag boy asks 'Paper or plastic' you respond, 'I think I'll just stuff everything in my pockets.' Or when the server says, 'Cash, check or credit?' You opt for washing dishes. I mean, sure, you can choose that. But it's a complete waste of time and it looks pretty foolish. But, hey, fiat cash is a conspiracy, checks are partnering with those evil banks and credit cards are usury (and notice they all begin with 'C', just like 'conspiracy'.). So, don't give in to the man! Wash those dishes.

50 posted on 08/17/2012 1:08:00 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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