Skip to comments.Romney opens up 7-point lead over Obama, as electoral map begins to shift
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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From your lips to the Imam's ears:
NO Cheers, unfortunately.
Let's hope it become much more than that!
shb ‘Let’s hope it becomes much more than that!’
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.”
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, North Carolina. Why do all these “good news” polls keep ignoring Ohio? Romney loses Ohio, thats it. Game over. Four more years of obama.
I really can't see how Obama is going to win Ohio. A relative of mine lives there and says that all she sees is Romney/Ryan signs - NO Obama signs at all. (But, she's in the 'burbs')
Do a lot of dead folks vote in Cleveland?
More than likely - they do in almost every state - particularly in CA, most prominently in Los Angeles.
“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.”
The irony is that it will occur during Obama’s tenure, and it will be his administration that has to use force to quell the violence of “his own people”.
Then again, in the event of riots, the federal government (under Obama) may refuse to help the state governors from dealing with the violence. If one wanted to be cynical, we might even see subtle cues from the Obammunists to encourage the rioters...
Gallup is polling Likely Voters now. When they were propping The Disaster up they were polling Registered Voters.
This is why R/R is ahead now. The polls are still over-polling Ds and even that doesn’t get a win for The Disaster.
None of us are letting our guards down and are still examining the internals of these polls even when they are the way we like them. However, the pollsters have realized that we are negating their B.S. and are now hiding the D/R/I ratios. So it must be really bad (4-8% more Ds) for The Disaster.
ACORN buses will shuttle the rioters to the hated suburbs...and pay each rioter $11 an hour.
If Romney wins Pa, Mich, Wisconsin Ohio won’t matter. And he will win Ws I am sure and the others quite likely.
Sure, but it could also raise it to 56%.
Libs are starting to claim election fraud and that the election is being stolen because the polls changed so fast and by so much.
Sorry,couldn't allow that error to go uncorrected.
People like this do not care about “his people.” They are simply a means to get where they want to go. They will walk on the bodies of the dead if it gives them the socialist heaven they seek. You really believe they give a rat’s hip pockets how many people are enslaved, killed, harmed, whatever? Not a snowball’s chance. They could give a care less. When his sorry head hits the pillow every night, I seriously doubt that he even gives a second thought too those he has harmed today. No, his kind, like Hitler and Stalin, were thinking of new ways to get power and not give a second thought to who got run over by the truck on the way there.
Two of my daughters voted for Obama (I am not proud of this). One daughter (at this point) is a complete loss; she LOVES and LIVES the liberal life - UGH! One of them however, saw the light, BUT was buying all of the President’s BS about Romney being this evil, woman-hating, misogynistic POS!
However, after these two debates, she has moved into the leans-Romney camp. She said, you know, he is a likeable, understanding person who mostly wants to fix the economy and get people working. DUH!
I truly believe THIS is how Romney is gaining so much ground - he has directly thwarted the onslaught of the Obama ad campaigns which were full of lies and BS.
Instead of using other TV ads to try and change people’s opinion, he got on stage at the debates and simply SHOWED the people that he isn’t some kind of monster! Now that he has started making those in-roads, he is starting to really pour on the TV ads. Knowing EXACTLY when to do this is important and he is peaking at the optimum time.
Once he wins, future Presidential campaigns will DEFINITELY follow this strategy!
Both CNN and Huffington have in their electoral maps Obama winning without question.
Don’t forget Chicago, for sure.
With this kind of position of a 7 point lead, why aren’t we seeing the shift in the battleground states especially like Ohio? Is it possible for Romney to get the poplar vote and not enough electoral votes? Yeah, I know, some will hate on me for asking the question...but I am asking anyway.
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