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Rasmussen: WED: 10/03: O:49% R:47%: Obama -15%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/03/2012 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 10/03/2012 6:46:43 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer

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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows President Obama attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate,...

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KEYWORDS: 2012polls; election; obama; rasmussen; romney
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Obama had a good polling day yesterday, oddly.

Close the deal today Mr. Romney!

1 posted on 10/03/2012 6:46:48 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer

There is no doubt in my mind that since the lamestream pretty wells own the media that the headlines tomorrow will be no worse for Obama than “draw”. If there’s any way at all to paint it as a Romney loss, then they will.

Their favorite line in the past has always been, “expectations”. Romney will lose because “expectations require an out-and-out win from him.” Since he didn’t land a knockout, then he loses.

I’ll bet tomorrow’s articles are already written.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 6:52:07 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Statistical noise, tied race that will be decided by turnout and late deciders.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 6:55:31 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Still a dead heat.

Rasmussen O 49 R 47 (D+3 Sample)
NBC/Wall St O 49 R 46 (D+4)
ABC/WaPo 49 R 47 (D+3)
CNN O 50 R 47 (D+8)
Politico/GW O 49 R 47 (D+3)
Natl Journal O47 R 47 (D+7)

Avg O 48 R 47 (D +5)


4 posted on 10/03/2012 7:00:14 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: xzins

Even if Romney were to hit a grand slam home run the media would report it a draw to a slight win for Romney it’s just how it is. Have to stop worrying about it and just GOTV.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 7:04:49 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: xzins

Let’s hope Romney knows the price of a gallon of milk is $4.69 which is ridiculous. He should just bring it up and talk about the value of the dollar falling and inflation. Talk about high gas prices. Talk about lesser average income. There is so much. He just has to be clear and also ask the media to start asking Obama some real questions they don’t want to talk about. Romney at least needs to bring it up so it’s out there. I think Romney wins this debate because he just has so much more material to use. This is on domestic policies, so how many times is Obama going to blame Bush? Once he starts doing that, Romney should remind Obama that the Democrats took over Congress in 2007 and start explaining away the “All Bush’s Fault” myth. This is the main reason Obama got elected in the first place and they need to start debunking it. He also needs to explain why giving tax breaks to everyone will spur the economy. I think Romney does a great job tonight and people will finally start to get it. Obama has never debated a real capitalist that knows how the economy works. Obama will be up against it. Think about it - it’s a community organizer debating a CEO - what else do we need to know here?


6 posted on 10/03/2012 7:05:48 AM PDT by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

It just continues to amaze me that 49% of this nation is that stupid. Too believe that four more years of this scumbag is going to make America better. We are very very close to total collapse. And this 49% wants its. They beg for the “rich” to be torn down. What the stupids fail to see is that when the so called rich get flattened, the free money is cut totally off. America is going down folks. When Obama wins, it is over as a Free Republic.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 7:06:21 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: nhwingut

Obama still is under 50% in every poll.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 7:06:44 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: admin; moder_ator

The correct Presidential approval number is -12%

Not -15%

My fault. I looked at the cached page from yesterday

ADMIN/MODERATOR: Please correct my post title to say “-12%” instead of the “-15%”

Thanks!


9 posted on 10/03/2012 7:09:17 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: larryleo

They will ask Romney only social issues questions like abortion, affirmative action, etc. Anything but the economy or foreign policy.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 7:11:02 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer
Obama had a good polling day yesterday, oddly.

Well, only partly, since his Strongly Approve - Strongly Disapprove went from -12 to -15.

So my question is, is Ras using the same sample to ask about the president's approval rating as he is asking O vs Romney?

I find it very difficult to believe that the people who are strongly disapproving of 0 will not vote for Romney. That would in Ras samples give R a base of 40 - 43%. In comparison 0's base is only 26 - 30%. Sure, in the total approval stakes the difference is much smaller, and sometimes even to 0's advantage. However, even though likely voters are polled, how likely are the strong dis- and approvals to vote compared to those that are not as decidedly for or against?

Unless there is a large section of those who strongly oppose Obama who for one or other reason decide not to vote for ABO then the Democrats will have a big job GOTV to be able to counter Romney's lead.

11 posted on 10/03/2012 7:16:21 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: nhwingut

National Journal tied among LV and they’re using 2008 model.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 7:17:28 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: RetiredArmy

Black voters = 13%
Hispanics = 20%
Hardcore liberal Whites = 20%

That’s where those figures come from.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ScaniaBoy; admin; moder_ator; Admin Moderator

Scaniaboy,

Sadly that was MY screwup.

I saw the cached page on my browser. Did not check the day above.

It stayed at -12%

I have already alerted the admin to change the title.

Sorry!


14 posted on 10/03/2012 7:19:02 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer

OK, so no change in the difference between strong approval and strong disapproval rate today (it was -12% yesterday as well), but it does not change the main point of my previous post.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 7:19:34 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ZULU

Four years ago, it was All Zogby All the Time. Where is he?


16 posted on 10/03/2012 7:20:28 AM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: ScaniaBoy

I do agree a 100% with your post.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 7:21:20 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: NoobRep

This race is tied up. It will remain that way. John Kerry almost beat Bush. That shows you our country has the disease of leftism in its bones. Obama is a disaster but he has the advantage of incumbency. Romney is not “liked” warmly enough by people. So it’s tied and turn out will decide it.

And Romney was correct let’s face it. We’ve let democrats create the scumbag society of illegals and welfare bums who never think about the good of this country they are selfish leeches who only take. The left has to be fought, you don’t beat them in a nice discussion.


18 posted on 10/03/2012 7:23:49 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: nhwingut

The polling numbers are sheer nonsense. They go from D+3 to D+8, yet the results are statistically the same. It’s possible for Obama to be winning the popular vote, yet losing the EC.

The important points are he’s below 50% in every poll. Momentum is on our side. We keep harping on Romney, yet it is Obama who is struggling.

The MSM has a billion dollars in spending on pro-Obama “newsvertisements” and “aditorials”, yet he still cannot get traction. Only 9% of people contacted participate in the poll. That’s overwhelming self-selection.


19 posted on 10/03/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Republican Extremist

Romney had such a bad September. That he’s now tied with Obama. LOL!


20 posted on 10/03/2012 7:26:17 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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