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Polls Show Romney Gaining Ground, Winning Independents
Breitbart ^ | Monday, October 1, 2012 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 10/01/2012 9:25:30 PM PDT by Jyotishi

The final act of the presidential campaign opens today with two new polls showing the race between Obama and Romney tightening. New polls, released this morning, from ABC/WaPo and Politico both show Obama's lead nationally has been cut to two points, 49-47. Also, in both polls, Romney leads Obama among Independents by four points.

Obviously, if Romney is leading among independents by four, yet trailing overall by two points, both polls have probably sampled more Democrats. Indeed, the WaPo poll is D+5. This is a big improvement over past WaPo polls, which assumed that Democrats would have a bigger turnout than 2008's D+7 electorate....

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; independents; poll; romney

1 posted on 10/01/2012 9:25:37 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

I believe the tide is about to turn. Romney will come out swinging in the debates, and he will blanket the airwaves in October. Keep the faith!


2 posted on 10/01/2012 9:29:57 PM PDT by whitey righty
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To: whitey righty

I agree righty.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 9:31:30 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: whitey righty

I don’t think there is a tide, I think Romney has been ahead ever since he won the nomination, all these polls are for show to try and intimidate pubs and to make dems feel better and deny the catastrophe ahead for them. Some of these lamebrain polls have Obama ahead more than he won in 08, that is just ridiculous garbage. Its all a dog and pony show put on by Pravda.

The clown is going down!


4 posted on 10/01/2012 9:39:51 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Jyotishi

Whew some good news. T4P

Hopefully Romney can turn it around during the debates. However, you all get ready for all the media saying either Obama won or “it was a tie” and have their infamous polls and focus groups to back up their bullshit.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 9:40:10 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: whitey righty

Thirded. Obama has never been challenged in a hard way. I believe Romney (who has been practicing for months) will come out swinging and Obama will snap back. He won’t seem like a “nice guy” at all in these debates.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 9:40:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jyotishi
Just keep showing that video of that Obama Phone Lady Obama Phone Lady and you will win more Independents.

She sounds like Basketball Jones's sister.
7 posted on 10/01/2012 9:41:04 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

Poll ping.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 9:42:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Jyotishi

Polls, schmolls. I’m tired of ‘em. Just go vote. And take 10 people with you!


9 posted on 10/01/2012 9:44:11 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Jyotishi
They haven't polled these people yet. Everyone forgets the last real poll was the November 2, 2010 election.

The 9 12 2010 Tea Party Rally, Washington DC

We get a Twofer on November 6th! A vote against Obama and a vote against the MSM! We can't wait!

10 posted on 10/01/2012 9:57:09 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: snarkytart

The same WAPO poll tried to show Mitt losing the swing states. Jen Rubin got the internals and says all the negative swing state data was based upon 160 people. 1. 6. 0. And those were likely overweighted dem.

Yes, it’s turning now and it will worsen since fraud pollsters can’t fudge as blatantly 6 weeks out without ruining their reps.

Polls aside, Romney is still standing going into debates. Obie has conceded those because he knows he can’t credibly defend his record

Univision has the entire Mexican population asking WTF with Obie and now John Elway and other NFL owners are piling on.

The landslide has begun


11 posted on 10/01/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT by chiller (First check the poll's Dem/Rep/Ind sampling numbers, then re-think.)
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To: HerrBlucher

We all know the media is dead in this country. They sold their souls to the devil a long time ago. I think the majority of Americans see the media now as another arm of the Obama Administration, they will do ANYTHING to get Obama re-elected. They see him as the one guy who can turn America into the Socialist Utopia they have always wanted. I even saw a statement from Communist Party USA(Gee you would think if they loved Communism so much they would move to Venezuela) that if Obama loses “their dream is lost as well.” Well gee wiz, thats the WHOLE FREAKIN POINT..we don’t want Communism in this country!!
I think Romney has been up in the polls since Day 1..just like another poll I saw today that shows Romney is leading with people who think he will do a better job handling the economy, so Im supposed to believe that those same people who think Romney will handle the economy better will somehow still vote for Obama..the pravda media must think we are all idiots


12 posted on 10/01/2012 9:59:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“the pravda media must think we are all idiots”

We should all be hoping that this shamless “in the tank for Obie” stuff with the NY Slimes will be the final nail in it’s coffin. Carlos Slim needs to call his loan. I’d like to see the Sultzberger’s go home in a barrel in my lifetime. It would be a premier event to see the “family” kick the snot out of Pinch for loosing their meal tickets.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 10:20:22 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Jyotishi

Saw my first Romney ad on network primetime tonight. In Oregon! Woohoo!


14 posted on 10/01/2012 10:26:08 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: weston

Romney has some really good ads out—finally! The Leadership one that Hannity showed was excellent.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 10:29:11 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: HerrBlucher

I actually saw the Rove map that had TN in PINK! Leaning Romney was the meaning. I will bet Rove his Net Worth where TN is leaning, he is ridiculous. TN will not vote democrat for President in my lifetime. Hell, Al Gore only needed TN to win, at least we were smart enough to see through that nut.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 10:35:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Viennacon

>> Obama has never been challenged in a hard way

The Leftwing media is a threat to our Liberty.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 10:39:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Jyotishi

Oh so NOW we believe the polls because we like them? No wonder Conservatism is in trouble. Too many lurch from one conspiracy theory to another all the while do nothing of substance to promote conservatism.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 10:55:21 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

> Oh so NOW we believe the polls because we like them?

Human nature, I think. This is especially evident among those rooting for their team in football and other sports.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 11:01:02 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

so true. I’m not buying any of it... the only reason the ‘polls’ are closing is because they want to be able to widen them after the first debate to convince people that their eyes and ears are lying to them, that Obama won the debate and that everyone thinks so.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 11:40:27 PM PDT by leakinInTheBlueSea
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To: Jyotishi

Only the swing states matter - the other states are already in their usual party columns.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 11:46:26 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

In my political science class in college, our instructor told us that in national elections (president) that people vote more heavily on the domestic issues, such as the economy. If people would get a clue then they would see what a bad economy we have. Hopefully, and prayerfully, we can defeat this communist and his ilk.

Pray for America!!


22 posted on 10/02/2012 12:19:57 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Art in Idaho
The 9 12 2010 Tea Party Rally, Washington DC
There was that big a rally in ’10 and I wasn’t invited!! I was at the one in ’09 . . .

(realistically I couldn’t have come after ’09)


23 posted on 10/02/2012 1:38:40 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: HerrBlucher

The polls crack me up if you look at the latest Rasmussen poll it claims Obama is up 50 to 47 on Romney with leaders, but when you dig a little deeper it says: 43% of voters certain they will vote for Romney. 42% certain they will vote for Obama. Remaining 15% either uncommitted or open to changing mind, Among voters who are uncommitted to either of the leading candidates, just 10% believe the country is heading in the right direction. Only 24% approve of the way the president is performing his job.


24 posted on 10/02/2012 4:06:40 AM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

The polls haven’t changed the sample model is the only thing that has changed.

Obama is still @ 45% when the polls are corrected for a Dems +.44% turnout model.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 6:33:46 AM PDT by Leto
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To: Jyotishi
This is exactly what Rush predicted.
26 posted on 10/02/2012 6:39:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Jyotishi
I believe that Romney will win the White House and that the GOP will win the Senate seat in CT, FL, MO and hold the seats in MA, ME and bring GOP governor to VT and NH.

It will be a BIG WIN...

27 posted on 10/02/2012 2:11:13 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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