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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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To: crazydad
I agree what would be the ultimate way to get back at the great satan then to start a nuclear war and bring down the USA. Ultimate jihad. Ok a little far out there but you never know. :0(

From your lips to the Imam's ears:

Obama Cuts Deal With Iran Over Nukes

NO Cheers, unfortunately.

101 posted on 10/18/2012 7:42:27 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: rdl6989
"Romney up 4 in Pennsylvania"

Let's hope it become much more than that!

102 posted on 10/18/2012 7:42:34 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

shb ‘Let’s hope it becomes much more than that!’


103 posted on 10/18/2012 7:43:34 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

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.


104 posted on 10/18/2012 7:44:06 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Slyfox
When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.


105 posted on 10/18/2012 7:45:56 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: chessplayer
"(IF)Romney loses Ohio, thats it."

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')

106 posted on 10/18/2012 7:57:29 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Do a lot of dead folks vote in Cleveland?


107 posted on 10/18/2012 8:03:57 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989
"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.

108 posted on 10/18/2012 8:10:49 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: RetiredArmy

“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...


109 posted on 10/18/2012 8:43:22 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: RoseofTexas

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.


110 posted on 10/18/2012 9:06:34 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Road Glide

ACORN buses will shuttle the rioters to the hated suburbs...and pay each rioter $11 an hour.


111 posted on 10/18/2012 9:10:24 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: chessplayer

If Romney wins Pa, Mich, Wisconsin Ohio won’t matter. And he will win Ws I am sure and the others quite likely.


112 posted on 10/18/2012 9:16:36 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: lquist1
"...he pointed out the margin of error of 4%, which could bring it down to 48% (from 52%)."

Sure, but it could also raise it to 56%.

113 posted on 10/19/2012 2:42:36 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Ron C.

Libs are starting to claim election fraud and that the election is being stolen because the polls changed so fast and by so much.


114 posted on 10/19/2012 5:04:44 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: rurgan
I will love watching MSNBC and DU when the Muslim atheist communist Obama loses!

Sorry,couldn't allow that error to go uncorrected.

115 posted on 10/19/2012 6:26:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Road Glide

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.


116 posted on 10/19/2012 7:31:50 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: Ron C.

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!


117 posted on 10/19/2012 8:16:25 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Ron C.

Both CNN and Huffington have in their electoral maps Obama winning without question.


118 posted on 10/19/2012 8:24:09 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Ron C.

Don’t forget Chicago, for sure.


119 posted on 10/19/2012 9:08:38 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: Ron C.; All

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.


120 posted on 10/19/2012 10:04:43 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: RetiredArmy

“When Romney wins, THERE WILL BE RIOTS.”

Don’t count on it; I live next to Newark NJ, and the blacks there aren’t enthusiastic about Obama anymore. They made history with our first mulatto president, and now they’re looking at their horrible neighborhoods, high unemployment, etc. and wondering when it will end. Many blacks who initially supported Obama now regard him as a wealthy white liberal with no connection to them at all; nothing has improved for them, and everything is a bit worse.

The fact that a small number of blacks are openly supporting Romney on television/radio is a bad sign for him; they are now alloed to publicly repudiate him without fear of repercussion. They’ve broken ranks publicly for the first time in decades because things have gotten so bad; the fact that they now have to “ride in back” while Hispanics take the wheel may play a part in that as well.


121 posted on 10/19/2012 10:36:09 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: chessplayer
"Libs are starting to claim election fraud..."

From the mouths of the greatest fraudsters ever! LOL

They're desperate, they're losing, and they know it. And, of course, we love to see their agony.

122 posted on 10/19/2012 12:28:18 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: ExTxMarine
"One daughter (at this point) is a complete loss..."

Well, remember that it takes a long time for some kids to really 'grow up' - some not getting there until their late 30's or 40's. And yes, some never do 'make it' because they carefully avoid taking a hard look at history, evidence, facts, and last but most importantly God's Word.

123 posted on 10/19/2012 12:35:09 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: CodeToad
"CNN and Huffington have in their electoral maps..."

Considering the source, you know they're lying to themselves to keep from crying.

124 posted on 10/19/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Spirit of Liberty
"Don’t forget Chicago, for sure."

No matter what, I just can't really believe that Illinois can be won by Romney. But hey, in this election I think the 'unthinkable' can and just might be a bit more than possible.

125 posted on 10/19/2012 12:53:41 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Heff
"Is it possible for Romney to get the poplar vote and not enough electoral votes?"

With many 'conservatives' saying they can't vote for a Mormon, and many saying they'll be voting for anybody but Obama and Romney (a vote for Obama, whether they admit it or not,) and liberal media lying about everything they can - and the massive amount of Democrat fraud that is taking place as I write - yes, just about anything is possible.

But in spite of all of that - I think we're about to see a Romney 'landslide.' I could very well be wrong, but my gut, and what I see on the ground, tells me that it is more likely that Obama will be thrown out of office by a huge majority of very angry Americans.

126 posted on 10/19/2012 1:04:04 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: kearnyirish2

Then why are polls saying that 95% of blacks are for him and will vote for him? If he has no fans and is nothing, why does he have 45-48% of all the polls?


127 posted on 10/19/2012 4:16:49 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: RetiredArmy

He has some support, but I don’t believe it is near the level portrayed by his media. I work with blacks that had started to make some headway into the middle class and have fallen back (as many whites have); for those forced into the workplace by the 1996 welfare reform, they enjoyed a brief stint of independence and are now being pushed right back onto public assistance. Some bought new cars, some went on crusies, and all are now hurting. They had a bried taste of “normalcy”, which was quickly replaced by the “new normal”.

It is sad, but they have lost their zeal for him; they want to know things will get better, and admit to themselves that this won’t happen with him.


128 posted on 10/19/2012 5:34:07 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Ron C.

SHIFT, BABY, SHIFT!!!! GO R/R!:)


129 posted on 10/20/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: HailReagan78

Wow — that’s a pretty absurd thing for Trippi to say. A southern surge really means something. FL, VA and NC aren’t exactly unimportant to the outcome. Moreover, southern Ohio and the Protestant counties in western Pennsylvania are pretty darn “southern” in attitude and outlook.


130 posted on 10/20/2012 4:10:22 PM PDT by only1percent
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To: Jaysin
polls are meaningless nationwide....its all about the electoral college.....

so, you experts, what states are the MUST wins for Rom, starting in the east....

I'm hoping that Texas is solid....

131 posted on 10/20/2012 11:09:50 PM PDT by cherry
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To: goldstategop

Voting for Obama would be like re-upping for a case of genital warts. It’s Romney’s time.


132 posted on 10/20/2012 11:10:52 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: cherry

I am thinking Virgina, Ohio and Florida are must wins. Well, Romney HAS to win two of the three. I feel Virginia is good, so it come down to Ohio and Florida.


133 posted on 10/20/2012 11:12:54 PM PDT by fhayek
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