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  • Trib poll shows presidential race in Pennsylvania remains too close to call (R 47% O 47%)

    11/03/2012 9:22:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 43 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 11-4-2012 | Mike Wereschagin
    Trib poll shows presidential race in Pennsylvania remains too close to call by Mike Wereschagin Published: Saturday, November 3, 2012, 11:56 p.m. President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney entered the final days of the presidential race tied in a state that the campaigns only recently began contesting, a Tribune-Review poll shows. The poll showed the race for Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes locked up at 47 percent in its final week. Romney was scheduled to campaign in the Philadelphia area on Sunday, and former President Bill Clinton planned to stump for Obama on Monday. The campaigns have begun to saturate the...
  • Romney Rises in Favorability; Obama’s Pushback is Intensity

    11/03/2012 10:42:50 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-4
    After lagging for months at historic lows, Mitt Romney’s personal popularity has advanced in the final weekend to its highest of the 2012 campaign, rivaling Barack Obama’s. But Obama pushes back with greater enthusiasm among his supporters – and the race itself remains a tie. Fifty-four percent of likely voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll express a favorable opinion of Obama overall, the most basic measure of a public figure’s popularity. Yet 53 percent now see Romney favorably – a majority, remarkably, for the first time. It’s a dramatic gain for Romney, who emerged from the Republican...
  • WaPo-ABC tracking poll: all tied up as Romney draws even on favorability

    11/03/2012 9:21:36 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 29 replies
    President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are once again tied nationally with just days to go in the 2012 campaign, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll. Among likely voters, Obama and Romney are deadlocked at 48 percent. For the first time this year, the two contenders are also tied among political independents, with 46 percent apiece. Before this poll, Romney had been consistently ahead with these potentially critical voters. While Obama has evened the score with independents, the challenger has made gains of his own. Heading into Nov. 6, 53 percent of likely voters express...
  • Dispatch Poll: Ohio's a toss-up

    11/03/2012 9:26:08 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 45 replies
    Dispatch Poll: Ohio's a toss-up Obama has edge, but high GOP turnout could turn Ohio to Romney The “Ohio firewall” precariously stands for President Barack Obama, but a strong Republican turnout could enable Mitt Romney to tear it down on Election Day. The final Dispatch Poll shows Obama leading 50 percent to 48 percent in the Buckeye State. However, that 2-point edge is within the survey’s margin of sampling error, plus or minus 2.2 percentage points. Ohio remains the consensus top battlefield in the 2012 presidential election, and the campaigns are showing it: Both candidates and both running mates are...
  • Pittsburgh Tribune poll shows presidential race in Pennsylvania remains too close to call (47/47)

    11/03/2012 9:14:39 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 25 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | November 3, 2012 | Mike Wereschagin
    Trib poll shows presidential race in Pennsylvania remains too close to call By Mike Wereschagin Published: Saturday, November 3, 2012, 11:56 p.m. Updated 11 minutes ago President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney entered the final days of the presidential race tied in a state that the campaigns only recently began contesting, a Tribune-Review poll shows. The poll showed the race for Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes locked up at 47 percent in its final week. Romney was scheduled to campaign in the Philadelphia area on Sunday, and former President Bill Clinton planned to stump for Obama on Monday. The campaigns have...
  • Poll: Maine Is On The Presidential Map; Romney Has Chance To Pick Up Key Electoral Vote

    11/03/2012 6:15:20 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 9 replies
    PR newswire ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | N/A
    According to a new Kimball Political Consulting survey, Governor Romney has a chance to pick up an Electoral College vote in Maine, which could determine the Presidential election. Maine is one of two states, Nebraska is the other, that award electoral college votes based on the popular vote in their Congressional districts. Maine's 2nd Congressional district is polling 50% in support of Barack Obama and 45% in support of Mitt Romney with 5% undecided. According to the pollster, Spencer Kimball, "there are several indicators suggesting the President is not vulnerable to defeat." Kimball points out that the President is still...
  • Parsing the Polls [Why Romney Could Win By 5-10 points]

    11/03/2012 5:07:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | November 03, 2012 | Michael G. Franc
    NOVEMBER 3 Parsing the Polls If Gallup is right, Tuesday will be a long night for the Democratic party. By Michael G. Franc Last week, the Gallup Organization provided more fodder for the debate over whether this year’s polls are skewed due to a systematic over-representation of Democrats in the samples. If Gallup has it right, Governor Romney’s lead may be several percentage points greater than the most recent round of polls suggests. Gallup reviewed all of its interviews with “likely voters” conducted since October 1. Its conclusion: “The composition of the electorate for the 2012 presidential election is looking...
  • New Minnesota Poll: Romney 46%, 0bama 45%

    11/03/2012 5:02:48 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 141 replies
    New Minnesota Poll: Romney 46%, 0bama 45% NMB Research conducted a statewide survey of 500 likely voters in Minnesota from October 30-31, 2012. Twenty percent (20%) of the interviews were conducted with cell phone respondents. The margin of error for the survey is plus or minus 4.38 percent in 95 out of 100 cases.
  • Romney – Obama Dead Heat in Wisconsin, 2% Undecided — Rasmussen

    11/03/2012 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    Romney – Obama Dead Heat in Wisconsin, 2% Undecided — Rasmussen The latest from Rasmussen Reports in Wisconsin shows it is anybody’s race at this point: Wisconsin which may prove to be the key to the entire presidential contest remains a tie less than a week before Election Day. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Wisconsin Voters finds President Obama and Mitt Romney each earning 49% support. Two percent (2%) remain undecided. Wisconsin remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Obama carried Wisconsin by a 56% to 42% margin in 2008. The race in the...
  • Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 46%

    11/03/2012 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 48 replies
    Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos national voting data shows the candidates exactly even on 46%. Other findings include: Over a quarter (27%) have already cast votes, which breaks down to 51% Obama vs. 44% Romney Almost a third (31%) have been contacted on the phone or in person by one or both of the campaigns The most important issues to voting are the economy and jobs, followed by healthcare, the deficit, and social issues. Independents especially prioritize economic issues like unemployment and the deficit These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2012....
  • Three Numbers That Could Hold the Key to a Romney Win

    11/02/2012 8:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    “We’ve got to make people understand that what they’re seeing is not the real Mitt Romney.”-- President Obama’s top political adviser, David Plouffe, describing the president’s re-election message, according to top campaign advisers interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for the piece “Obama Adviser’s Strategy Is High Risk, High Reward.”A deadlocked race on the first day of November means a wild ride for Election Day and a boost for antacid sales in Boston and Chicago. With five days to go, both campaigns can make a convincing argument for why they will have the edge on Tuesday. Team Obama says that...
  • Obama seems to have early voter lead in key states

    11/03/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT · by granada · 43 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov. 3, 2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states that could decide the election. Obama's advantage, however, isn't as big as the one he had over John McCain four years ago, giving Romney's campaign hope that the former Massachusetts governor can erase the gap when people vote on Tuesday. About 25 million people already have voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia. No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have...
  • Weekly Reader Presidential Poll no more.

    11/03/2012 10:45:10 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 12 replies
    Weekly Reader ^ | 2day | t1
    I just checked and it is no more. Remember when the Weekly Reader posted the results of the Presidential Election as seen through the eyes of the little ones? I always found it entertaining and I do belive they got it correct often,not sure.They say it was an eye into the way the parental-units were voting as the cookie crunchers brought the family views to the classroom.
  • Romney way ahead in Lynchburg VA area poll

    11/03/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT · by loveitor.. · 19 replies
    WSET ^ | November 3rd, 2012 | WSET Poll The following candidates for President appear on the ballot in Virginia. Which candidate do you prefer? Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far: Mitt Romney 67% Barack Obama 24% Virgil Goode 2% Gary Johnson 1% Jill Stein 1% None of the above 5%
  • Mitt's Royal Slam (If you only read one political editorial today, make it this one)

    10/30/2012 1:50:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    What's the explanation for Mitt Romney's unparalleled breakout? A few weeks ago, the Romney campaign was regarded as dead in the water. The polls (with the exception of Rasmussen) had the campaign uniformly down, giving Obama up to half a dozen points. Voter interest was phlegmatic at best. A combined Chicago-media offensive appeared to have put Romney on the ropes. The consensus was that Obama would cruise to another victory, one paralleling and perhaps even exceeding his triumph over John McCain four years ago. Today, little more than an electoral-cycle heartbeat later, the situation is utterly reversed. The big mo...
  • Times/Bay News 9/Herald Florida Poll: Mitt Romney 51, Barack Obama 45

    11/03/2012 10:00:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies ^ | Nov. 3, 2012 | Alex Leary
    Florida continues to look good for Mitt Romney. The Republican holds a 6-point lead in the state essential to his hopes of defeating President Barack Obama, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll. The poll shows slight tightening, with Romney's 51-45 lead down 1 percentage point from the Times' statewide poll a month ago. Other Florida surveys show a tighter contest and both campaigns are blanketing the state with appearances geared toward scraping together every last vote. Still, nearly every key indicator in the Times' pre-Election Day poll reveals Romney's advantage in a state Obama won...
  • In The Last Few Hours…Sudden Danger Signs In Polling

    11/03/2012 9:36:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    Dick ^ | November 2,2012 | Dick Morris
    As Election Day approaches, we must be very sensitive to last minute changes in the polls. Remember that President George W. Bush fell from a 4 point lead into a tie over the last weekend in 2000 and Clinton rose from a tie to a 5 point win in the last weekend of 1992. With that caution in mind, a danger signal comes from the latest Rasmussen Poll reflecting a two point gain for Obama. Whereas before the storm, Rasmussen showed Romney two ahead, he now has the race tied at 48-48. That is troublesome. It may be that Obama’s...
  • Romney up 6 in Florida

    11/03/2012 8:04:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 3,2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    According to a new poll by the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald, we can put Florida firmly into Mitt Romney’s column. With just three days left for campaigning, Romney has a 51/45 lead over Barack Obama in a state Obama won by three in 2008. Romney even takes an edge in foreign policy now over Obama: The Herald has an interesting analysis, one that confounds the national media narrative. Romney now gets more crossover votes than Obama, contra to the common assumption that independents are proto-Republicans and Romney has trouble with his base: Romney’s strengths: independent voters and more...
  • Election 2012: Ohio Senate Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 48%, Mandel (R) 48%

    11/03/2012 9:00:06 AM PDT · by barryobi · 18 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 11/03/2012 | ras
    The U.S. Senate race in Ohio remains a close one. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown and his Republican challenger Josh Mandel each earning 48% support. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on November 1, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin...
  • Keep Calm and Finish Him

    11/03/2012 6:02:24 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 19 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 2, 2012 | Charlie Martin
    . . . That said, there are some things to look at that can perhaps help you sleep tonight. I. Michael Barone There’s not a lot of people smarter about American politics than Michael Barone; he’s worked for both parties over the years, he’s made a life study out of American politics. And he’s been saying for weeks that he thinks Romney will win. He said it today, again. Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223. That sounds high for Romney. But he could drop Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election. II. Today’s Washington Post In a story today...