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  • Obama Won Florida Because of the Gay Vote

    11/20/2012 10:55:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Kyle Munzenrieder | Thu., Nov. 15 2012
    Barack Obama might have gay voters to thank for his reelection, especially right here in Florida. A new analysis suggests that if only straight people went to the polls here, Romney would have pulled off a win by something like two percentage points. "Similarly, analysis of preliminary returns from Florida show that the 420,000 total LGBT votes cast in the state may be a deciding factor in President Obama's projected lead in Florida," reads a new analysis by the Williams Institue. "Though final results aren't yet known, an estimated 300,000 LGBT Floridians voted for the president -- a margin many...
  • Col West Concedes FL D18 Seat On FOX & Friends

    11/20/2012 3:34:29 AM PST · by clifcrds · 72 replies
    FOX News
    Just watched FOX & Friends and Col Allen West was on live and stated that he will no longer fight for the FL D18 seat. (paraphrasing) He stated that even though they found problems with the way the vote count was handled he said it is not about him but is about what is best for the people of FL D18 so he conceds the seat to Pat Murphy. I have a feeling we have not seen the last of Col West. Thanks for your service to our country Col West.
  • Allen West Camp to Contest ‘Suspect Result’ on 'Behalf of all Voters in District 18’

    11/18/2012 2:31:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11-18-2012 | Jim Turner
    November 18, 2012 Allen West Camp to Contest ‘Suspect Result’ on 'Behalf of all Voters in District 18’ By: JIM TURNER As St. Lucie County has reportedly missed the noon Sunday deadline to certify new numbers after a weekend recount of the first five days of early voting, the campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Allen West says more questions have arisen about how the election was conducted. “Today’s actions cast an even greater cloud of suspicion over the results of St. Lucie County than existed before,” Tim Edson, the campaign manager for the Palm Beach Gardens Republican, stated in a...
  • Adding up the evidence … to a stolen election

    11/19/2012 4:56:51 PM PST · by Mozilla · 42 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/12/12 | Andrea Shea King
    Ah, the marvels of modern technology! Computers, Internet, mobile devices! Things that make life easier in this day and age. But … this cyber technology also can be used for evil gain too, right? Especially when it comes to elections. As writer Daniel Greenfield posted, “Half the Democratic ground game is voter turnout. The other half is voter fraud. Voter ID would make an impact on this game, but that would be just like the ‘return of segregation’ or something.” Take a look at these headlines: “In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts” “What Luck! Obama Won...
  • Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy

    11/20/2012 3:32:47 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-20-2012 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Florida Rep. Allen West — the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago — conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races. After two weeks of battle with St. Lucie County elections officials — and a recount of early votes that wound up extending Murphy’s lead — West acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes.
  • Allen West and the Big Fix

    11/19/2012 7:12:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The legitimacy the electoral process in St. Lucie County, Florida is now in question, as Rep. Allen West seeks judicial intervention to prevent certification of as vote count that is indisputably incompetent, and very possibly corrupt. John Fund, the go-to expert on electoral fraud, writes in National Review Online: ******** Democrat Patrick Murphy, who leads West by some 2,000 votes, is trying to stop a full recount of controversial early ballots cast in St. Lucie County. His current victory margin is just large enough to avoid triggering an automatic recall of all precincts and all votes. ...Gertrude Walker, the 32-year-veteran...
  • Recount early votes in Patrick Murphy-Allen West race

    11/16/2012 5:57:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 62 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Andrew Marra
    “I’m not perfect,” St. Lucie County Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker said Tuesday. “Neither is my staff.” Given the events of the past week, it’s hard to disagree. Because of her office’s flawed handling of last week’s election, uncertainty hangs needlessly over Patrick Murphy’s stunning defeat of Rep. Allen West. Ms. Walker was stating the obvious when she admitted fallibility at a news conference, as reported by But when you’re overseeing a congressional election whose margin of victory is less than 1 percent, there isn’t much room for error.
  • Almost 1K ballots Found in Broward Elections Warehouse

    11/14/2012 3:15:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 63 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | November 14, 2012 | Staff
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County. Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill, a week after the general election. There was a recount going on for two commission seats that were too close to call, one in Hallandale Beach and another in Dania Beach. Workers had to count those votes manually. Also keeping elections officials busy is the fact that 963 filled ballots were found in a warehouse. The...
  • RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race

    11/14/2012 2:36:43 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-14-2012 | Alexandra Jaffe
    November 14, 2012 RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race Alexandra Jaffe Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is echoing Rep. Allen West's (R-Fla.) call for a full recount of early ballots in his race, offering a rare show of support for a Republican lawmaker still locked in a yet-undecided race. "The voters of Florida's 18th Congressional District deserve to have their ballots counted properly. Congressman Allen West has asked election officials in St. Lucie County to count all early voting ballots, and I strongly urge them to do so in order to erase any existing concerns about...
  • West asks court to order full recount of early votes in St. Lucie County

    11/13/2012 2:54:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 90 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11-13-2012 | George Bennett
    West asks court to order full recount of early votes in St. Lucie Countyby George Bennett | November 13th, 2012 Republican Rep. Allen West‘s campaign says it filed a request for an injunction late today ordering St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker to conduct a recount of all 37,397 ballots from early voting rather than the 16,275 ballots the county canvassing board decided to recount Sunday.A copy of the filing wasn’t immediately available.A partial recount of early votes on Sunday showed Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy losing 667 votes and West losing 132 — a net gain of 535...

    11/12/2012 9:17:29 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-12-2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    November 12, 2012 ALLEN WEST SEES GAIN IN VOTES IN ONE FLA. COUNTY — INCHES CLOSER TO AUTOMATIC ELECTION-WIDE RECOUNT Charles C. Johnson Mainstream media reports notwithstanding, the Allen West-Patrick Murphy race is far from over, according to a volunteer lawyer with the campaign. Voting irregularities abound in what has shaped up to be one of the most hotly contested congressional races of the 2012 campaign. On Sunday, the West campaign saw a net gain of 535 votes for Congressman West in a re-feed of early ballots in St. Lucie County, roughly 43.5% of the total ballots cast in the...
  • BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida [False assumption? Two card ballot?]

    11/10/2012 4:05:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 190 replies ^ | November 10, 2012 | Heather Ginsberg
    On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.” The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.” So maybe Allen West wasn’t crazy to ask for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in this county. According to the report...
  • Allen West for Congress released statement regarding state of race-Florida’s 18th District

    11/10/2012 3:14:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    AllenWestRepublic ^ | 11-10-2012
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2012 Contact: Michele Hickford (772) 600-7123 or Michele Race for Florida’s 18th Congressional District Remains Undecided Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress released the following statement regarding the state of the race in Florida’s 18th Congressional District: “With all provisional and absentee votes counted in the 18th District, Congressman West currently trails by roughly 2,400 votes, a margin outside of the threshold for an automatic recount. The race remains undecided because there are issues that still need to be resolved in St. Lucie County. Late on Election Night, Congressman West led by...
  • What the hell is going on in St. Lucie Florida with all this alleged fraud and corruption?

    11/11/2012 8:36:58 PM PST · by GilGil · 92 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 11-11-12 | Gil Guignat
    First of all let us all agree that Allen West is a man’s man. He has the courage of a titan and needs to go the distance on this fraud and corruption in St. Lucie County, Florida. Allen West’s courage is what we look for in a real leader one who would be president. This is the kind of leadership we were looking for from Mitt Romney. Why isn’t Romney helping West with this alleged scam of an election? He should be helping West uncover what seems to be corruption on a gigantic scale to steal this election from West....
  • Judge denies Allen West motion in Palm Beach County

    11/09/2012 10:17:39 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 146 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 | Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    Judge [Jim] Crow denies Allen West's motion in Palm Beach County. He says West motion is "premature" since no the election has no official results yet; also says the legislature, not courts, sets election procedures. A Palm Beach County circuit court hearing on Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West’s motion to impound ballots and voting machines is scheduled for noon today.[snip] West filed a similar motion in St. Lucie County.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Democratic/Media Axis again FURIOUS with Cuban-American Voters!

    11/03/2012 6:24:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 2, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    As we go to press polls show America’s largest swing state in a dead head between Romney and Obama. Florida has 29 electoral votes and the third largest “Hispanic” population in America. Normally this means a cakewalk for any Democrat. But whoops! Turns out that about a third of these Florida Hispanics (Cuban-Americans) are actually so—as in Americans whose ancestors hail almost exclusively from Europe’s Iberian Peninsula known as Hispania by the Romans. So as a broken clock is right twice a day, the term “Hispanic” as used by the mainstream media can actually be correct about 1/1000 of...
  • New Florida Poll: Mitt Romney maintains lead over Obama, 51-45

    11/02/2012 9:02:00 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    BY MARC CAPUTO MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM Mitt Romney has maintained a solid lead over President Barack Obama in the latest Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll of likely voters who favor the Republican by six percentage points. Romney’s strengths: independent voters and more crossover support from Democrats relative to the Republicans who back Obama, according to the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. Romney’s crossover appeal is fueled by strong support in rural North Florida, a conservative bastion where a relatively high percentage of Democrats often vote Republican in presidential election years. “I’m pretty convinced Romney’s going to win Florida,” said Mason-Dixon...
  • New Gravis Poll of Florida: R 50%, 0 47% (Dems 43%, GOP 35%)

    10/31/2012 10:36:36 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    ˇ Governor Romney leads President Obama by three percentage points in Florida, 50 to 47 percent. ˇ Democrat Bill Nelson leads Connie Mack by three percentage points in the Florida Senate race, 49 to 46 percent. ˇ A majority of Florida likely voters (51 percent) do not approve of President Obama’s job performance. 43 percent approve of President Obama’s performance. ˇ Similarly, half (50 percent) of Florida likely voters think the United States of America is headed in the wrong direction. 39 percent think the country is headed in the right direction. Gravis Marketing conducted an automated survey of 549...
  • CNN Poll: Romney50% –Obama 49% in Florida

    10/30/2012 5:10:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2012 | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    With eight days to go until Election Day, a new survey indicates an extremely close race for Florida’s 29 electoral votes. According to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, 50% of likely voters in the Sunshine State say they are backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, with 49% supporting President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor’s one point margin is well within the survey’s sampling error.
  • Mitt Romney - Connie Mack Rally at John Benedetto Stadium at Land O'Lakes High School (FlA)

    10/28/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ynotjjr · 10 replies ^ | October 28, 2012 | Anthony V. Masella Jr.
    Before a sea of people covering most of the Land O' Lakes High School football field and filling the stadium's stands, Mitt Romney promised "big change" tonight. {I've only been on FreeRepublic 14 years and I still don't know how to post pictures, if you see any you like, please do. This event was the biggest Romney had and was very exciting}
  • Andrew Sullivan: Racist Romney Voters Like 'The Old Confederacy'

    10/28/2012 12:37:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 93 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/28/12 | Warner Todd Huston
    On the Sunday, October 28 edition of ABC's This Week, Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast claimed that Obama might lose this election because the whole south is filled with racists that are somehow just like the Old Confederacy. As George Will noted, according to Sullivan all the whites that were not racist in 2008 suddenly are racist in 2012. In a discussion of the "racial gap" in this year's election, Sullivan declared all southerners to be racists and are sliding back into the civil war. "If Virginia and Florida go back to the Republicans, it's the Confederacy, entirely. You...
  • Andrew Sullivan warns of the Confederacy making a comeback if GOP wins Virginia, Florida

    10/28/2012 11:15:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 28, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    If you think comparing Mitt Romney’s supporters in the American South to the Civil War’s Confederacy would be irresponsible and racially suggestive, Daily Beast “Daily Dish” blogger Andrew Sullivan apparently disagrees with you. “If Virginia and Florida go back to the Republicans, it’s the Confederacy, entirely,” Sullivan declared on this weekend’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”“You put a map of the Civil War over this electoral map, you’ve got the Civil War,” he added. That comment drew the ire of Washington Post columnist George Will, who said the president’s policies — not racism — are influencing voters in states like...
  • Romney speaks before 10,000 in FL, Obama before hundreds in NH

    10/27/2012 9:35:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 10/27/12
    Obama's campaign is collapsing.
  • Sun Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney For President (Pigs are Flying!!)

    10/26/2012 8:58:59 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 35 replies
    Sun-Sentinel of Broward County ^ | 10/26/2012 | Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board
  • Florida Republicans receiving fake ineligibility letters aimed at suppressing their vote

    10/23/2012 7:11:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2012 | Caroline May
    The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections is investigating a number of fraudulent letters sent to voters in the state questioning their citizenship and voter eligibility, in a possible attempt to keep them home on Election Day. “The Florida Department of State unequivocally opposes all attempts at voter fraud or intimidation and will pursue every avenue to ensure free, fair and open elections for all eligible voters,” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in a statement. “Voter fraud and intimidation can deny voters their voice in government and will not be tolerated.” The statement alerted the public of...
  • Obama Rallies Voters in Fla. Amid Waning Female Support

    10/25/2012 10:26:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2012 | David Boyer
    YBOR CITY, Fla. — With a new poll showing his lead among women voters is gone, a raspy President Obama rallied supporters in this battleground state Thursday morning after a red-eye flight from Nevada, warning voters that Republican Mitt Romney would repeal the health-care benefits of “Obamacare.” “As we saw again this week, I don’t think any politician in Washington, most of whom are men, should be making health care decisions for women,” Mr. Obama told supporters in an apparent reference to a Republican Senate candidate’s controversial comments about rape. “Women should be making their own health care decisions. That’s...
  • ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade airs anti-Obama ad in Florida

    10/24/2012 3:50:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/23/12 | Johanna Dasteel
    Co-authored with John Jalsevac Florida, October 23, 2012 ( – Nearly 40 years ago, as a young, pregnant woman, Norma McCorvey played an instrumental part in the Supreme Court decision that brought legal abortion to America. Now McCorvey, the ‘Roe’ in the Roe v. Wade case, has released an ad urging voters not to vote for Obama. McCorvey became a Christian in 1995 and has since repudiated her role in Roe v. Wade, campaigning for its reversal. The ad is set to air in Florida, and is backed by Randall Terry, the pro-life activist who is running for office on...
  • First Time EVER: Debbie Wasserman Schultz running campaign tv commercials

    10/23/2012 4:16:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Channel 7, Miami | 10/23/12 | SFF
    No link, I have looked...but I have seen a tv commercial this morning for the re-election of Debbie Downer. :) What this tells me is that she is nervous.
  • Latino Clergy Make Appeal to Conservative Voters (Evangelical & Catholic leaders support Mitt)

    10/19/2012 10:30:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hoping to bolster more support for Mitt Romney, a group of pastors is appealing to Latino voters on Monday – the day of the final presidential debate -- to support the candidate who holds conservative values. The group of Evangelical and Catholic faith leaders plans a press conference in Boca Raton, Fla., where the third and last 2012 presidential debate is scheduled to take place Monday night. In an announcement about the event, organizers describe President Obama as someone who has backed measures and policies that run counter to conservative views on marriage and abortion....
  • In Florida, Mitt Romney Derides President Obama’s ‘Incredible Shrinking Campaign’

    10/19/2012 8:45:33 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With just 18 days to go before Election Day, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan rallied a crowd of more than 8,000 at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, with the GOP presidential nominee calling the president’s re-election effort “the incredible shrinking campaign.” “They’ve been reduced to petty attacks and silly word games,” Romney said in front of one of the largest crowds of his campaign. “Just watch it. The Obama campaign has become the incredible shrinking campaign. This is a big country with big opportunities and great challenges, and they keep on talking about smaller and smaller things....
  • Our pick for president: Romney (Orlando Sentinel endorses Romney)

    10/19/2012 5:13:36 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Two days after his lackluster first debate performance, President Barack Obama's re-election hopes got a timely boost. The government's monthly jobless report for September showed the nation's unemployment rate fell below 8 percent for the first time since he took office. If that were the only metric that mattered, the president might credibly argue that the U.S. economy was finally on the right track. Unfortunately for him, and for the American people, he can't.
  • Our pick for president: Romney(Orlando Sentinel, endorsed Obama in 2008)

    10/18/2012 6:55:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Thursday, October 18, 2012 | House Editorial
    SNIP Now the president and his supporters are attacking Romney because his long-term budget blueprint calls for money-saving reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, three of the biggest drivers of deficit spending. Obama would be more credible in critiquing the proposal if he had a serious alternative for bringing entitlement spending under control. He doesn't. Romney is not our ideal candidate for president. We've been turned off by his appeals to social conservatives and immigration extremists. Like most presidential hopefuls, including Obama four years ago, Romney faces a steep learning curve on foreign policy. But the core of Romney's...
  • Florida: Romney 51%, Obama 46%

    10/19/2012 9:16:57 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    Mitt Romney has taken his biggest lead of the year in Florida and now outpaces President Obama by five points in the key swing state following Tuesday night's debate. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Romney with 51% support to Obama’s 46%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Florida now moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Romney in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.
  • Allen West, Patrick Murphy congressional race: West has 9 point lead over Murphy in new poll

    10/19/2012 7:05:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    WPTV ^ | 10/19/2012 | Nora McAlvanah
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is leading his Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by nine points, according to a new FLDemocracy/WPTV/ TCPalm poll released Thursday. Among likely voters surveyed, 51 percent support West and 42 percent back Murphy. Eight percent are undecided. The same poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), found Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama in District 18 by a 50 percent to 45 percent margin. The battle for the 18 th congressional district, which includes Martin, St. Lucie and northern Palm Beach counties, is one of the closest watched races in the country. The race has been characterized...

    10/15/2012 3:20:26 PM PDT · by Snuph · 2 replies
    Big Government ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | BRANDON DARBY
    Documents detailing multiple legal threats from the AFL-CIO and Florida Democratic Party operatives indicate a new effort to keep citizens from acting as election observers and assisting in the maintenance of their local voter rolls. Two Florida voters were in receipt of a letter last week threatening legal action should they “frivolously” challenge voter registration records, or as election workers in the polls. Unfortunately for the union, no justification for the threats could be given. Worse, Florida election code and federal law gives clear guidance for citizens to offer challenges to voter rolls keeping dead, duplicate, or ineligible ballots from...
  • PPP Poll: Romney pulling ahead in Florida

    10/15/2012 3:26:04 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | October 15, 2012 | Scott Powers
    A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney grabbing a one-point lead over President Barack Obama after trailing by four in the previous PPP poll. “The race in Florida’s about as close as it could be right now,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. “Mitt Romney has the momentum after his strong debate performance last week, but Barack Obama’s still very much in it.” The poll, taken Oct. 12-14 of 791 likely voters, shows Romney ahead in Florida 49-48, after trailing 50-46 in late September...
  • Romney Camp: Obama Not Macho Enough For Latinos

    10/15/2012 1:10:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2012 3:42pm EDT | McKay Coppins
    Mitt Romney aides say he has made crucial gains among Florida's Hispanic voters by portraying Obama as fatally weak, a perception they argue has particular power in the Latino community. A new Florida International University/Miami Herald poll released over the weekend shows President Obama leading Romney among likely Latino voters by just seven points, 51-44 percent. A Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald poll released late last week actually showed Romney ahead of Obama by two points—an 11-point shift from a month earlier. And a third poll, released Sunday by Public Policy Polling, shows Romney down just three points among Florida Hispanics....
  • Rasmussen Florida Sen : Nelson 46% Mack 45%

    10/15/2012 5:56:46 AM PDT · by sunmars · 16 replies
    After several months in which Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson appeared to have a comfortable lead over Republican Connie Mack in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, the race is now virtually even. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson earning 46% of the vote, while Mack picks up support from 45%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and another five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) A week ago, Nelson held a double-digit lead. It is highly unlikely that public opinion shifted 10 points within a week. That...
  • Poll: Obama's lead over Romney with Florida's Hispanic voters tightens [From +30 to +7]

    10/15/2012 4:35:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 15, 2012 | Marc Caputo and Patricia Mazzei
    Mitt Romney is closing the gap on President Barack Obama among likely Hispanic Florida voters, a majority of whom say they’re not better off than four years ago, according to a new Florida International University/Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll... Obama is ahead of Romney 51-44 percent among Hispanics, a relatively narrow lead that could spell trouble for a Democratic campaign... This poll of likely voters — those who say they’re sure to cast a ballot —differs sharply from a poll two weeks ago of registered Hispanic voters that was sponsored by America’s Voice, a liberal-leaning immigration advocacy group. That survey...
  • Obama holds big lead over Romney among Hispanic voters nationwide; margin much smaller in Florida

    10/14/2012 6:48:26 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 10/14/12 | Marc Caputo and Patricia Mazzei
    Mitt Romney is closing the gap on President Barack Obama among likely Hispanic Florida voters, a majority of whom say they’re not better off than four years ago, according to a new Florida International University/Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll. Obama is ahead of Romney 51-44 percent among Hispanics, a relatively narrow lead that could spell trouble for a Democratic campaign that’s counting on minority support as non-Hispanic white voters flock to the Republican ticket in droves. In the rest of the country, however, it’s a different story for Obama when it comes to likely Hispanic voters. The president wallops Romney...
  • Rasmussen Florida : Romney 51% Obama 47%

    10/12/2012 7:50:20 AM PDT · by sunmars · 41 replies
    Mitt Romney has crossed the 50% mark for the first time to widen his lead to four points in Florida. Ninety-two percent (92%) of likely Florida voters say they have already made up their minds which candidate they will vote for. Romney leads 52% to 48% among these voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Romney with 51% support to President Obama’s 47%. Two percent (2%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is the widest gap between the candidates in surveys this year, but Florida remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen...
  • Nate Silver: Romney now a 60/40 favorite in Florida after addition of Mason-Dixon poll.

    10/11/2012 9:03:20 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | Nate Silver
    Florida now in Romney column per Nate Silver (60.1% chance of winning) -- as is Colorado. Romney is surging hard.
  • Poll: Obama Getting Smooshed Like a Bug in 'Battleground' Florida, 51-44%

    10/12/2012 2:25:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 12, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    '...the types of shifts you see in Florida when something starts to break one way or another' -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In yet another traditional presidential 'battleground' state, Mitt Romney has completely turned the race on it's ear: after trailing by a point or two for some time, he now leads his hapless neo-Bolshevik opponent by seven in the Sunshine State, a number beyond the MOE: The debate prompted 5 % of previously undecided voters and 2 % percent of Obama backers to move to Romney. Another 2 % of Obama supporters said they are now undecided because of the debate. "There's no question in my mind...
  • Suffolk pollster: We’re not polling Florida, Virginia, or North Carolina anymore, because ...

    10/09/2012 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies ^ | 10/9/12 | Allahpundit
    Original title: Suffolk pollster: We’re not polling Florida, Virginia, or North Carolina anymore, because Romney’s going to win them ------------------------ Via Gateway Pundit, I’ll give you the RCP averages tonight and leave you to judge. They’ve got Romney by three points in NC (although the latest poll has him up nine), Romney by less than a point in FL, and Obama by less than half a point in VA. See Guy Benson for more good news in various state polls. Ohio and Pennsylvania are getting tighter.
  • Pollster Pulls Out of Fla., NC and Va., Says Obama Can’t Win There

    10/10/2012 3:34:58 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    The ^ | 10/10/12 09:58 AM ET | By Jonathan Easley
    Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos, whose polls are aggregated into mainstream averages to show where the presidential race stands in the swing states, said he’s finished polling in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia because President Obama has no shot of winning those states. “I think in places like North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, we’ve already painted those red, we’re not polling any of those states again,” Paleologos said Tuesday night on Fox’s "The O’Reilly Factor." “We’re focusing on the remaining states.” Mitt Romney has spiked in the national polls since his first debate last week against President Obama. Romney took...
  • Pollster calls Florida and Virginia for Romney

    10/10/2012 11:11:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 10 Oct 2012 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos said Tuesday that he’s stopped polling Florida, Virginia and North Carolina because he’s already concluded that President Barack Obama will lose those swing states. “In places like North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, we’ve already painted those red. We’re not polling any of those states again. We’re focusing on the remaining states,” Paleologos told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. he remark surprised O’Reilly. “That’s interesting. Let me stop you there. You’re convinced, your polling agency is convinced that Florida, North Carolina and Virginia are going to go for Romney?” O’Reilly said. “That’s right, and here’s why. Before...
  • RANDPAC Foreign Aid Bill Nelson

    10/10/2012 5:15:08 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/10/12 | Rand Paul
    I live along the I-4 corridor which, as many of you know, is a crucial win for the GOP. This ad ran this morning and was awesome! There is no way people can watch this ad and vote for Bill Nelson. Of course I saw it on Fox News so,hopefully, it plays on the lamestream media.
  • Black faith leaders announce campaign goal to strip 25 percent of black vote from Obama

    10/09/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2012 | Caroline May
    Unhappy with President Barack Obama‘s support of same-sex marriage, a group of African-American faith leaders have announced a campaign aimed at stripping 25 percent of the black vote that went to Obama in 2008 (95 percent). The newly formed nonprofit group, God Said, will begin targeting voters in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida with television and radio advertising, as well as a grassroots campaign to encourage people to consider the gospel when they enter the voting booth. “The black community is among the most religious in America and we are offended that President Obama has announced his support...