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Romney opens up 7-point lead over Obama, as electoral map begins to shift
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Posted on 10/18/2012 2:40:47 PM PDT by Ron C.

Mitt Romney's national lead over President Obama grew even more Thursday, with the latest Gallup survey showing the Republican nominee up 7 points -- as polling in the battlegrounds indicates the electoral map may be shifting in Romney's favor.

In a significant development, the RealClearPolitics electoral map, which offers predictions of which states favor which candidates, for the first time is showing Romney ahead in terms of electoral votes he is likely to win on Nov. 6.

Obama had a big advantage over Romney for months in those projections. But in the past few weeks, states thought to favor Obama like New Hampshire and Pennsylvania were moved into the "toss-up" column. Meanwhile, RCP just moved North Carolina from "toss up" to "leans Romney." The projections -- while subject to change any time of any day -- show Romney with a likely 206 electoral votes and Obama with 201. That leaves another 131 electoral votes up for grabs in the battlegrounds.

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This is hot stuff!
1 posted on 10/18/2012 2:40:54 PM PDT by Ron C.
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The national Gallup survey, which is based on a seven-day rolling average and was updated Thursday, showed Romney leading 52-45 percent. At the start of October, he was tied with Obama at 48 percent each.

2 posted on 10/18/2012 2:42:37 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

And they’re all lying.

Romney is going to win! If you don’t believe me - ask Bob Beckel.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 2:43:14 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

If Gallup is correct, Romney will crush the Liberal Messiah. Following that, Chris Matthews will cry and consider suicide. Also, there will be at least one riot.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 2:43:55 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: goldstategop

I like Romney’s voice . It’s ‘Presidential ‘
Very comforting , solid , reassuring .

He will become known as another Reagan , universally respected , admired and loved .
By all but the brainless nitwit Demo-lemmings that blindly hate anything that not a D ( as in dumber , dumber, dumbest)


5 posted on 10/18/2012 2:45:39 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Repeal 16-17

if we are lucky Matthews will got thru with it !

I’ll drink to that


6 posted on 10/18/2012 2:46:27 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Repeal 16-17

If Detroit wins the World Series thhey can save time and have a twofer when they riot.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 2:46:40 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Ron C.

Looks to me like people are getting cocky and overconfident about these latest poll numbers.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 2:46:47 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Repeal 16-17
"... at least one riot."

I'm betting at least two - one in Los Angeles, the other in New York. 8^)

9 posted on 10/18/2012 2:47:43 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

I am getting some champagne ready.....and I am not really a drinker.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 2:48:27 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

There’s a difference between arrogance and confidence.

The MSM has exhibited a great deal of the former. Telling the truth on the other hand, is not exaggerated boasting!


11 posted on 10/18/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Repeal 16-17

I will love watching MSNBC and DU when the Muslim communist Obama loses!

I wonder what the DU dummies are doing now watching this poll? lol


12 posted on 10/18/2012 2:49:28 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: Ron C.

Saw Bob Beckel on Fox a little while ago — he really looked depressed. He said essentially that if these numbers are correct, “it’s over.” He did go on to say he wasn’t quite certain they are correct — while he does respect Gallup, he pointed out the margin of error of 4%, which could bring it down to 48%. But I have to hand it to Beckel, he’s one of the few liberals that is willing to be honest about what this poll (if accurate) really means.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 2:49:32 PM PDT by lquist1
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To: Utmost Certainty
"Looks to me like people are getting cocky and overconfident..."

Perhaps - but most of us are working our butts off trying to push Romney over the line! The numbers of R/R campaign workers are LEGION!

14 posted on 10/18/2012 2:50:00 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: lquist1

Obama could get 47%. As the weeks progress, I won’t be surprised if he ends up with 42%. Once people tell you “its over” - watch your number take a big slide.

And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 2:53:31 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ron C.

This is not unusual. Early on, presidential polls usually show the incumbent as beating the challenger plus many polls are weighted to favor the Democrat. Now, a few weeks away from the election two things happen: (a) polled respondents begin choosing a candidate and, (b) polls that were skewed to favor Obama have to get real to maintain credibility post-election. That means Romney’s real numbers start showing up - and everyone feigns surprise.

We’re all well aware that anything can happen and things could change between now and November 6th. However, barring some unforeseen cataclysmic event that sways the election, I believe that Romney will handily defeat Obama.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 2:54:16 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: goldstategop

Eh, I just don’t want to see our side getting too comfortable.

Even if it was a sure thing that Romney will trounce Obama, I want to see the Left humiliated, demoralized, and buried by as large a winning margin as possible so that it becomes a mandate against them.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Utmost Certainty
" Looks to me like people are getting cocky and overconfident about these latest poll numbers. "

There is a difference between being cocky and overconfident than people being sick and tired of this crap.

I can only imagine it as when Allied troops coming upon the Nazi concentration camps and the prisoners knew that they won't have to suffer the horrors anymore and they are free now.
19 posted on 10/18/2012 2:57:49 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Utmost Certainty

i agree 1000%. i am still deathly worried about nov 6. i could care less that romney is up if these polls are polling in CA NY NJ etc......

it matters if hes up in OH VA FL and VA


20 posted on 10/18/2012 2:57:49 PM PDT by Jaysin
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To: Ron C.

Hehehehe....

21 posted on 10/18/2012 2:58:17 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Repeal 16-17

Chrissie will be on suicide watch very soon!...


22 posted on 10/18/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Ron C.

Obama doesn’t need to worry. He is winning Intrade.


23 posted on 10/18/2012 2:59:06 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Utmost Certainty

They are encouraging, but we are aware that the final poll is election day.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 3:00:24 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Utmost Certainty
"I just don’t want to see our side getting too comfortable."

NO MATTER WHAT THE POLLS SAY - we have to work like we are 5 points behind.... otherwise we risk a loss from complacency.

25 posted on 10/18/2012 3:00:41 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: lquist1
the margin of error of 4%, which could bring it down to 48%.

And it could be as high as 56%.
26 posted on 10/18/2012 3:02:52 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Ron C.

I have lost my bump.

27 posted on 10/18/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Raycpa

LOL


28 posted on 10/18/2012 3:06:23 PM PDT by grimalkin (“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” Friedm)
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To: Signalman

The chances of Obama winning - with 56% are exactly zero.

Then again its not like the odds favor him.

He’ll have to be content with that massive win on Intrade.


29 posted on 10/18/2012 3:07:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Raycpa

Intrade will be shifting soon I bet.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 3:07:33 PM PDT by Coffee_drinker (The best defense is a strong preemptive strike.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

“Looks to me like people are getting cocky and overconfident about these latest poll numbers”

You got that right and there’s three weeks left.

I expect we’ll soon see an onslaught against Romney with allegations of either drug use, sexual harassment, pedophilia, homosexuality, bestiality, alcoholism, mental instability, racism, rape, theft, financial improprieties or all of the above.


31 posted on 10/18/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Ron C.

If Hussein loses, we must be vigilant of the lame duck period. If he is the muslim plant so many wonder about, there’s no telling what he will attempt or do.


32 posted on 10/18/2012 3:08:49 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Red in Blue PA
"I am getting some champagne ready..."

Me too! But, if you live in a 'swing state' find a little time to donate to the campaign in the town where you live!!

33 posted on 10/18/2012 3:09:07 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

34 posted on 10/18/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: stboz
"If Hussein loses, we must be vigilant..."

No doubt he will be doing his best to leave a lot of land-mines, dirty tricks and nasty surprises.

35 posted on 10/18/2012 3:11:34 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: stboz

Yes but we control the House of Representatives and can
filibuster anything in the Senate correct?


36 posted on 10/18/2012 3:12:07 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Rebelbase

Oh, forgot to add a few more possibilities: some historian will tie Romney’s direct ancestors to the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the Donner party, Lizzie Borden or Romney himself to the Jim Jones Guyana compound.


37 posted on 10/18/2012 3:12:08 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: lquist1

The margin of error on the Gallup poll is 2%.


38 posted on 10/18/2012 3:12:22 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: LukeL
Now THAT'S funny!!

Thanks for the good laugh.

39 posted on 10/18/2012 3:13:48 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: Ron C.
Mitt Romney's national lead over President Obama grew even more Thursday, with the latest Gallup survey showing the Republican nominee up 7 points -- as polling in the battlegrounds indicates the electoral map may be shifting in Romney's favor.

Mr. and Mrs O, please remove yourself from the WHITE HUT/CRIB so we can RESTORE it to REAL AMERICA LOVING AMERICANS -- The ROMNEYS!! Thank You..

O, I'll help you move... I will GLADLY help you rent a U-HAUL, so you can put FLOTUS fat A-- in the back of it for the trip to KENYA -- er I meant Chicago...

I'm EXCTCITIZEN and I GLADLY APPROVED THIS POSTING!!!

40 posted on 10/18/2012 3:15:04 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

I don’t we are overconfident. We are simply being optimistic. We should be cautious, especially if we do win. Liberals don’t accept defeat quietly. They will sue, riot, and/or call for revolution (remember the calls for secession in 2004).


41 posted on 10/18/2012 3:16:10 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Repeal 16-17
Go to Vegas and put down your bets now. When Romney wins, THERE WILL BE RIOTS. That is a GIVEN!!! I fully and totally expect riots in the black ghetto's. The bros will be raging that the racists were against the bro. COUNT on it. It is going to happen.
42 posted on 10/18/2012 3:18:38 PM 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: Ron C.

Umm. More likely it’s the biased reporting of the electoral college map that’s shifting. It’s not news that the numbers add up for Romney. The pukes just can’t lie about it any more as the reckoning approaches.


43 posted on 10/18/2012 3:19:04 PM PDT by inkfarmer
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To: Ron C.

“The projections — while subject to change any time of any day”

True...but would they say that if Obama was ahead. They are trying so hard to give their base something to hold on to, it gets pathetic.


44 posted on 10/18/2012 3:20:06 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
CALL U-Haul - send a truck to the White House!

Well - we're celebrating - BUT, we have A LOT OF WORK TO DO in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.

We have to win at least two of these states, maybe three, depending on Colorado.

45 posted on 10/18/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I will be happy to buy Chrissy a gun and a bullet so he won’t have to suffer. Does that make me a compassionate Conservative?

Pray for America


46 posted on 10/18/2012 3:21:03 PM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Looks to me like people are getting cocky and overconfident

Do you not find your post just a bit ironic, Utmost Certainty?

47 posted on 10/18/2012 3:21:17 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: Utmost Certainty

agreed! We must keep an eye on Ohio. Ohio must go for Romney! These nationwide polls mean nothing if Romney doesn’t pick up the buckeye state. Call your relatives and friends in Ohio and Get Romney elected!


48 posted on 10/18/2012 3:21:57 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Vote Obama for national suicide)
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To: BobL
"... it gets pathetic."

And how! Lying Libs just can't be anything but despicable!

49 posted on 10/18/2012 3:22:15 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

No one will admit it, but 2008 was our Affirmative Action vote. We (referring to the country as a whole) admitted we were racist hicks and made up for it by voting in an AA president.

So we did our job. But he let us down (just like every AA vote at the city level), so now it’s time to put an adult back in power.


50 posted on 10/18/2012 3:23:37 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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