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UPI Poll: Romney has 3-point lead (R 49%, 0 46%)

Posted on 10/15/2012 10:17:56 PM PDT by Arthurio

Published: Oct. 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

(UPI/C-Voter)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a 3 percentage point lead over President Obama, the latest United Press International poll indicated Monday.

Forty-nine percent of likely voters said they would vote for Romney and 46 percent said they favored Obama, results of the UPI-CVoter poll indicated.

For the first time since UPI/C-Voter began polling for the 2012 election cycle, Obama's approval and disapproval rating were the same: 48 percent. Until this latest poll, approval ratings by registered voters were higher than his disapproval ratings for Obama's performance as president.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/10/15/UPI-Poll-Romney-has-3-point-lead/UPI-53401350305819/#ixzz29R665tND


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012polls

1 posted on 10/15/2012 10:17:59 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Perdogg; LS

Here’s a new one.. Which Realclearpolitics isn’t reporting . They seem to be fairly arbitrary about what they will and will not include in the average.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 10:22:33 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Nice find.

Another poll where Bammy’s numbers are tanking and he is several points under 50%.

If Mitt holds his own again tomorrow night, the Kenyan’s numbers could spin into free fall.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 10:26:30 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Arthurio

Whatever happens we have had a great month in October thus far. We all remember the gloating the left was doing before the debate. “It’s over”. They had a bucket of cold water thrown in their faces and it’s great!


4 posted on 10/15/2012 10:30:14 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Arthurio

A few weeks ago I was discounting all the polls except Ras’, and that was based on a legitimate belief that all the other polls were crap. But it was nerve wracking to watch the lead keep changing hands in the Ras’ poll.

But over the past two weeks since the debate, all the polling news has been so good, I don’t worry about Ras’ anymore. And again, it’s not a case of “oh, you take the polls seriously when they look good for your guy, and you dismiss them when they look bad for your guy”.

It was more a matter of waiting for the election to get close enough away so that low info voters are really starting to pay attention, combined with getting to the point where these polling firms have their credibility on the line. And the debate was the catalyst for both of these things to occur.

Obama wants to be a dictator, and he understands the dynamics of being a dictator. When the masses are enthralled by the dictator, it makes the dictator feel powerful and confident. But when a dictator falls, it happens swiftly, and there’s no going back. The dictator meets his end looking completely deflated and pathetic. That’s what happened to Obama at the first debate, and he knows better than anyone that he can’t get his dictator mojo back.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 10:45:16 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: comebacknewt

I have a very very bad feeling about the debate tomorrow. Filth and his team know they’re absolutely against the wall and that this may well be their last chance to pull it out.

They’re going to pull something out of left field and Crowley will probably play right along. All the signs are bad from the bogus “Town Hall” format where people come whine about all the stuff they need from the government, to Crowley as a moderator, to all these mysterious Bain stories now oozing out of leftist precincts (something names Senestra is a favorite right now).

I’ll be here on the live thread for a lifeline....I think I’ll need it.

Hank


6 posted on 10/15/2012 10:47:12 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: Arthurio

Lot of bad news for The Disaster in that poll. It does not break out the D/R/I ratio though.

The worst news for the RATs though is that 37% think the Republicans can best handle our problems while only 30% believe the RATs can.

Tsunami coming.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 10:47:33 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Arthurio

And if R wins the popular vote and O wins the electoral college?


8 posted on 10/15/2012 10:48:00 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (Using profanity gives people who don't want information from you an excuse not to listen.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Assuming the server doesn’t crash again.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 10:49:05 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

There is nothing that The Disaster can do now I don’t care how desperate he is. Nothing he can hit Romney with. In any case the Town Hall format does not lead to such disclosures rather nebulous B.S. They aren’t even facing each other.

Besides The Disaster is just not that smart. Romney is twice as intelligent, unflappable and can think on his feet. The Disaster has no chance even if Crowley could help him. The Balloon has burst.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 10:52:38 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

It ain’t going to happen or even be close.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 10:53:53 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
And if R wins the popular vote and O wins the electoral college?

Then Obama is reelected, eh wot?

12 posted on 10/15/2012 10:54:19 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

What is this “popular vote” you speak of?


13 posted on 10/15/2012 10:57:28 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: comebacknewt
If Mitt holds his own again tomorrow night, the Kenyan’s numbers could spin into free fall.

The Kenyan's number will spin and fall faster than Felix Baumgartner in the first four and a half minutes of his jump.

14 posted on 10/15/2012 10:58:27 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball; Admin Moderator

Yes I will be here too on the Live Thread depending on Freepers for their take as it’s going on because I won’t be at a TV. Let’s hope the Live Debate thread doesn’t crash like it did the last two debates. We need our server working tomorrow night. It’s very important.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 11:08:48 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: arrogantsob

Man, I hope you’re right. I agree Romney is smarter. And though I remain not a fan (I was a Newt guy), I have to admit that since the Florida debate he’s been very good.

I just have this feeling. I want this debate to be over. If it’s even a draw I think it might be over. But you KNOW the media headline tomorrow will be: “Obama bounces back.”

Book it. You’ll see that EXACT headline.

Hank


16 posted on 10/15/2012 11:10:39 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I hear you.

I am already so nervous about the debate that I can’t stand it. The leftists / media are fighting for their political lives and know as well as we do that if Romney wins tomorrow, he likely wins the whole election.

I am looking for them to pull out every dirty trick in the book to try to make a last gasp effort to pull Obama’s rotten hide over the finish line. Who knows? They might even pull it off because there are an awful lot of stupid people out there.

If by this time next week, Romney still maintains his lead in the polls, I will start to get excited. Until then, I remain cautiously optimistic and am trying to work like we are ten points down.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 11:12:37 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Oh the media is definitely gonna declare Obama the winner because he’s sinking fast and they need to try and save him. They tried to make Biden the winner but it didn’t fly.

We’ll see. I’m so nervous about tomorrow night.

Anyway, this poll is another poll showing R leading. Awesome!!


18 posted on 10/15/2012 11:12:37 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Arthurio

And this is a liberal poll so Romney is probably really leading by about 5 points.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 11:22:06 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: snarkytart
That socialist candy crowley will try to destroy Romney. But I know Romney will still win against the moderator and Obama and the planted questions.
20 posted on 10/15/2012 11:24:28 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: All

ABC7 in Los Angeles had an interesting tid-bit to tell it’s viewers a few minutes ago.

This year Obama has been involved in one audience question and answer session that was similar to what will take place tomorrow evening.

Romney has been in involved in 23.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 11:24:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: snarkytart

I’m nervous about the town hall setting. Who knows how many lesbian transgender commies on disability for webbed toes will be in the audience? Then again, I was worried about the first debate, and Romney kicked Oblammo’s butt.

My hope is that Obama goes all in with wall-to-wall attacks on Romney, who should conduct himself with empathy and maturity. Make Obama look like Biden did and he’s toast. All he has is his likeability. Also, Romney should pivot everything back to his ability to fix the economy and Obama’s failure there when necessary.
Example: on national security, end a talking point with the fact that the greatest national security threat is the Obamaconomy which weakens America. Inserting Obama’s name into every failure is bound to get under his skin.

Obamacare, Obamaconomy, Obamaphones, Obamacovery, Obamaleaks, Obamadebt. It’ll drive him nuts.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 11:38:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Arthurio

Nice.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 12:01:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
The problem with pulling something at this point....it will stink of desperation to the American public.

There is nothing left. What, one more moderator who is a dem plant...what will she do ask a horrible slanted question, cut in 112 times to the middle of Romney's every answer, some stunt from the "undecided" audience??? How about some protesters slipping in past security, a planted racist t-shirt, or some reporter called a racist slur not recorded? Obama come out strong slapping Romney around with comebacks that at this point will likely be seen as mean and desperate, while Romney calmly with a smile answers?

At this point the stunts have gotten so lame that even the media is seen as a joke and not trusted by Americans. They have willingly made themselves into Pravada without a gun held to their heads.

The only way Obama wins is if it is a fair forum and he looks stately, good natured and gives good answers....somehow I do not think that is what is being planned, not to mention there are too many hot buttons to be pushed that can make mister arrogant mad. Seriously, how dare some low life question the dictator or tell him where he went wrong.

24 posted on 10/16/2012 12:19:16 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Arthurio; Perdogg

Does this one have a +7 Democrat sample?


25 posted on 10/16/2012 1:58:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Arthurio

Zero still struck at 46-47.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 3:11:15 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: libh8er

“The Kenyan’s number will spin and fall faster than Felix Baumgartner in the first four and a half minutes of his jump.”

Or as Andrea Mitchell would say, “Faster than the speed of light”.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 3:16:22 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: toddausauras
Good sober point. But I have been nearly alone here in saying Mitt has run a very good campaign. People want him up by 10. Just silly, ESP looking at that recurring 47%. I think Romney's campaign did a brilliant job of treading water while Obama punched himself out during the summer, then began working from FL and NC north, and next it will be west.

The campaign was NEVER built on hero worship or personality like Obama or Palin in 08---that's not bad if you have it. But rather for a year I've been harping on the fundamentals of ORGANIZATION and fundraising, and so far Mitt's organization buries McCain's 2008 effort and is outdoing Obama's.

I could give you specifics of how the process works but suffice it to say almost NO voter goes untouched, and usually with MULTIPLE "touches".

So, to your comment, this has never been about feelings or euphoria, hence there is really no place for overconfidence to sink in. PS, I have posted here for months that R/R would win by about 4% with about 320 EVs. I think I have to scale back to 310 because of NM and maybe NV. Just don't think there is time to get them in.

28 posted on 10/16/2012 3:26:38 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
A year ago my wife said she was supporting Romney because he was "ruthless" enough to win and while he personally never got his hands dirty, his people would be "sneaky." She meant it as a compliment.

I think ALL the "new" race toes have been guided to th proper outlets by Mitt and I even think he had a role in th Telemundo interview.

Therefore, if anyone has a nasty surprise tonight, my money is on Romney.

29 posted on 10/16/2012 3:31:20 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
A year ago my wife said she was supporting Romney because he was "ruthless" enough to win and while he personally never got his hands dirty, his people would be "sneaky." She meant it as a compliment.

I think ALL the "new" race toes have been guided to the proper outlets by Mitt and I even think he had a role in the Telemundo interview.

Therefore, if anyone has a nasty surprise tonight, my money is on Romney.

30 posted on 10/16/2012 3:31:52 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS
I think Romney's campaign did a brilliant job of treading water while Obama punched himself out during the summer, then began working from FL and NC north, and next it will be west.

I agree. Romney was not my first choice in the primaries, but, on reflection, he IS the best person to go up against such an "empty chair" as Obama. Obama's past is full of corruption (even though the MSM won't report it) while Romney'a past is just the opposite. Romney earned his position in life by hard work and intelligent ideas, while Obama has been given everything he has achieved on the basis of his race, and, by his own admission, is lazy. He will not do much better in this debate because he will not have prepared any better for it than he did the first one. I love Clint Eastwood and would've liked anything he said at the convention, but his analysis and illustration of the "real" Obama through the use of an empty chair was brilliant!

31 posted on 10/16/2012 4:06:49 AM PDT by srmorton (,`)
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To: DoughtyOne

“This year Obama has been involved in one audience question and answer session that was similar to what will take place tomorrow evening.”

Was that the Univision one where the Hispanic questioners took O to the woodshed?

LOL


32 posted on 10/16/2012 4:16:13 AM PDT by Kingosaurus
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To: Arthurio

In before the regime threatens UPI!


33 posted on 10/16/2012 5:34:16 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Viennacon; rurgan

Romney just needs to keep his cool and be as natural as possible. This type of setting is not a combative one and even if the people are asking “What have you done for me lately” kind of lib questions, Romney needs to stick to the smaller government principles. It’s easy to try and play get along to get along when you’re surrounded by libs like he will be tonight but, he has to remember many people are watching. MOST of whom are not looking for more government and higher taxes.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 6:56:00 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Kingosaurus

Hah, good one. Could be, but they weren’t tag-teaming with a Leftist moderator. Here’s what I expect...

Audience member:

How could you allow our staff in Libya to be undefended?

Moderator:

What the audience member wants to know is, how brave of you was it for you to appoint an open homosexual to be ambassador to Libya?

Point of clarification:

It’s my take that Ambassador Stevens was doing good work in Libya. I’m not trying to tarnish his record after his death.

The above is the way Leftists think though, and that’s why I included that in my response.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 9:46:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: LS
"I think ALL the "new" race toes have been guided to the proper outlets by Mitt and I even think he had a role in the Telemundo interview."

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Ok, I can't help it....driving me crazy.

For the life of me, I can't figure out what the first part of that sentence means. "New race toes?".

hank

36 posted on 10/16/2012 5:23:03 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Race tapes

Dang. My typing on an iPad is terrible, my proof reading, worse.

37 posted on 10/16/2012 5:55:26 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Race tapes

Dang. My typing on an iPad is terrible, my proof reading, worse.

38 posted on 10/16/2012 5:56:33 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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