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  • Polls tighten as Romney speaks to massive, 11,000 person, Ohio crowd

    10/14/2012 12:10:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Cain TV ^ | October 14, 2012 | ROBERT LAURIE
    A great speech in Lebanon yesterday, as Ohio polls continue to narrow "About a week ago, I had a debate. ...and I did enjoy myself." With that opening line, Mitt Romney had a massive crowd of 11,000 people eating out of his hand. The huge attendance caused the audience to spill over its initial boundaries and through the streets surrounding the stage. It was the latest event for Romney, who's now put in a staggering 34 Ohio appearances in his bid to win the must-have state. The speech, which focuses on the greatness of our nation, is a breath of...
  • Romney closing gap in Ohio as poll numbers, crowds rise (Reuters)

    10/13/2012 11:29:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 13, 2012 | By Sam Youngman
    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is recovering ground in the critical swing state of Ohio as he rises in the polls and crowd numbers swell after his strong debate performance last week against President Barack Obama. Despite pundits and pollsters dismissing Romney's chances in the state in late September, the Republican is now either tied or just barely trailing Obama in Ohio ahead of the next presidential debate on Tuesday night. . . At an event with thousands of Ohioans on Friday night, Romney boasted of "a growing crescendo of enthusiasm." He has spoken to several...
  • Gravis Ohio Poll: R 46%, 0 45% (LV)

    10/13/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 29 replies
    Summary Results Party Percent of total Democrat 36.4% Other 33.1% Republican 30.5% Race White 80.1% African American 13.3% Other 6.6% Religious affiliation Protestant/Other Christian 52.1% Catholic 22.6% Not affiliated 18.0% Muslim 4.5% Jewish 2.8% Age group 18-29 13.1% 30-49 39.6% 50-64 30.4% 65+ 16.9% Gender Men 48.6% Female 51.4% President Romney 45.9% Obama 45.1% Other 9.0% Approve of Obama's job performance? Disapprove 48.8% Approve 41.4% Other 9.8% U.S. headed in right direction? Wrong 48.9% Right 38.9% Other 12.2% Gov. Kasich's job performance? Positive 41.7% Negative 31.5% Other 26.7% Survey Questions 1.  Are you registered to vote?  (Yes, No) 2.  How...
  • Romney Speech in Ohio -- Live on FoxNews now

    10/13/2012 2:32:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 13, 2012
    Romney rally in Lebnon Ohio. Portman is just introducing Romney.
  • Mitt Romney continues to surge in swing state polls as candidates focus on Ohio

    10/13/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT · by stevek1 · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 13, 2012 | GEOFF EARLE
    Mitt Romney seized the lead in yet another batch of polls in critical swing states yesterday, continuing his astonishing turnaround since he debated President Obama in Denver. In battleground Virginia where Romney continued to reference his own performance while lauding his running mate Paul Ryans Thursday debate in Kentucky Romney leads Obama 49-47 percent in the latest Rasmussen poll.
  • Early Voting in Ohio is 63-37 for Obama!

    10/13/2012 8:28:23 AM PDT · by hawaiian · 37 replies
    NBC Poll
    Just saw this poll on TV and have seen this elsewhere. Why are these numbers so lopsided and why shouldn't we be very worried?
  • Huge crowd for Romney shocks officials in Ohio town

    10/11/2012 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    standard.net ^ | 10/11/2012 | Rachel Lloyd
    SIDNEY, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a warm reception on a cold evening at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday as he addressed a crowd estimated at more than 8,500 people, more than eight times the number expected to turn out. Josh Romney, one of five sons, introduced his father, describing the former governor of Massachusetts as "my hero and the next president of the United States." As the elder Romney took the stage, the sea of people rose into a breaking wave of cell phones and cameras to capture the momentous event, chanting "four more weeks, four...
  • Huge crowd for Romney shocks officials in Ohio town (1,000 expected, 8,500 show up!)

    10/11/2012 10:48:32 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 46 replies
    The Standard-Examiner ^ | 10/11/12 | Rachel Lloyd
    SIDNEY, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a warm reception on a cold evening at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday as he addressed a crowd estimated at more than 8,500 people, more than eight times the number expected to turn out. ~ snip ~ Chris Gibbs, chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, said the event was a "huge undertaking" but was an undeniable success. "The Romney team was meticulous in organizing, and the ability to put on a production like this in such a short amount of time is fantastic," Gibbs said. Attendance far surpassed the initial...
  • NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Gains In Key Swing States [OH: 2/3 Early Voting for Obama?}

    10/10/2012 9:59:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 10, 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Gains In Key Swing States By Domenico Montanaro A week after President Barack Obamas lackluster debate performance, Republican challenger Mitt Romney has made some gains in three key swing states among those most likely to vote, according to the latest round of NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. Romney and Obama remain in a virtual tie in Virginia and Florida, and the Democratic incumbent maintains a slight advantage in Ohio. Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last weeks poll, released the day...
  • Romney will Win Ohio + The Election (Vanity)

    10/10/2012 9:53:22 AM PDT · by NY4Romney · 30 replies
    So everyone, I'm new here. Hated Obama in 2008 but wasn't crazy about McCain and knew he would lose anyway. This year I was supporting Romney more as an Anti-Obama vote until the debate - which has fired me up and actually made me as much pro-Romney as Anti-Obama (which I suspect is the case around the country). I'm also a huge statistics wonk, and I watch polls, trends, demographics, etc. Until the debate, I figured the election would be close and Obama would squeak out a win. Right now, though, I think that Obama will probably lose and here's...
  • PIC- Romney Chats With 2 Ohioans in Wendy's

    10/09/2012 5:32:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-9-12 | dgjackson
    Two ladies got a surprise chance to chat with Gov Romney at lunch and they shared their fries with him. <
  • CNN Ohio poll: Obama 51, Romney 47

    10/09/2012 3:49:30 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/9/2012 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Even after the fallout from last week's presidential debate, Barack Obama retains a 4-point lead in the state of Ohio and pulls a majority of the vote in a poll released this afternoon by CNN. Obama leads Romney in the state, 51 percent to 47 percent. The president has consistently led in the battleground state in credible public polling and internal surveys on both sides of the 2012 race. The results from the CNN poll underscore the continuing challenge the Electoral College poses to Romney: while he has gained in national presidential polls, Romney has only the narrowest of...
  • 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 Obamas 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...
  • Ryan says Romney will approve pipeline on Day One, tells Ohio crowd it will create jobs

    10/09/2012 4:28:52 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/8/2012 | ap
    Mitt Romneys administration on Day One would approve a pipeline that would run from Canada to U.S. refineries in Texas, creating thousands of jobs and pushing America on its way to energy independence, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Monday. Ryan told supporters during his third trip to swing state Ohio in the last two weeks that there are enough energy resources for North America to become energy independent within eight years. We need to unlock the energy we have in this country to create jobs, he said. Ryan blamed President Barack Obama for standing in the way of...
  • [Romney] Takes lead in Ohio... [ARG Poll D+9]

    10/09/2012 8:52:15 AM PDT · by sitetest · 48 replies
    American Research Group (link currently on Drudge's homepage) ^ | 10-9-12 | American Research Group via Drudge
    American Research Group Ohio Obama Romney Other Undecided LVs 47% 48% 1% 4% Dem (42%) 88% 7% 1% 4% Rep (33%) 3% 92% - 5% Ind (25%) 37% 57% 2% 4%
  • Romney takes lead in Rasmussen swing-state tracking poll, 49/46; ARG Ohio: Romney up 1 (D+9)

    10/09/2012 9:06:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    We'll have plenty of poll data today, and most of it looks impressive for Mitt Romney --- including one from a surprising source, which I'll get to later today. Rasmussen's swing state poll might be the most crucial for looking at the swing in the race since the debate, since Romney hasn't had a lead in the eleven-state survey since September 19th. Today, however, the poll shows a five-point swing since yesterday and has Romney up three, 49/46: The full Swing State tracking update offers Rasmussen Reader subscribers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by...
  • Bounce: Romney Surges in Ohio, Florida, Virginia

    10/08/2012 5:25:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Guy Benson
    As Americans are beginning to process Mitt Romney's lopsided debate victory on Wednesday night, the Republican nominee has pulled ahead in three crucial swing states, according to a trio of surveys from pollster We Ask America:   Ed Morrissey notes the slightly generous (to Republicans) sample splits in Florida and Virginia, although the Ohio partisan breakdown looks about right.  To buttress this data, Rasmussen has released two new surveys -- his data shows Romney ahead by one point in Virginia (49/48), and down by a point in Ohio (50/49).  But consider this item within the Buckeye State poll:   But among the...
  • Obamas Plan for Ohio : Making suburban taxpayers prop up failing Democratic cities

    10/08/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Suburbanites of Ohio, listen up. As swing voters in the ultimate swing state, you will have an outsized impact on this election. President Obama has pledged to govern in the interests of middle-class voters like you. With so much resting on your shoulders, that is a promise you should scrutinize with care. What exactly are Obamas plans for Ohios suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohios Democrats bail out your states struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. Its a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohios suburbs. It...
  • BIG NEWS: Republican Josh Mandel Tied Up in Ohio Senate Race

    10/08/2012 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    This is big newsRepublican Josh Mandel is now tied up in Ohio with liberal Senator Sherrod Brown according to the latest senate race. Rasmussen reported: The U.S. Senate race in Ohio is now a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters finds incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and his Republican challenger Josh Mandel each earning 46% support. Two percent (2%) like another candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Ohio now shifts back from Safe Democrat to a Toss-up in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. With the...
  • Romney Internal Polls: +3 in NH; +4 or 5 in OH

    10/07/2012 4:31:27 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 34 replies
    race42012.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Matt Coulter
    Mike Flynn, editor over at Breitbart, is making waves in the Twitterverse by posting some Romney campaign internals he caught wind of:
  • Ohios early absentee ballot requests and cleaned-up voter rolls point to Romney blowout

    10/05/2012 11:34:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/05/2012 | Ned Ryun
    The latest NBC/WSJ/Marist poll gives President Obama an eight-point lead in Ohio, and the RealClearPolitics average shows Obama ahead by 5.5 percent. Obama beat John McCain in Ohio by 4.8 percent, and if we are to believe these polls, President Obama is on track to beat Mitt Romney there by an even wider margin despite the down economic indicators and a lack of excitement for the president. But thats not going to happen. With a month to go in this election, the one real performance indicator we have for Ohio early absentee ballot requests shows Republicans have...
  • Ohio poll: Romney leads 51-48 among those certain to vote

    10/05/2012 7:44:30 AM PDT · by tatown · 36 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 10/5 | Washington Secrets
    The first post-presidential debate poll in critical Ohio shows that Mitt Romney blunted President Obama's momentum with his winning performance and is now leading the president among Ohioans who say that they are "certain" to vote. Overall, the race is deadlocked with Obama over Romney 50 percent to 49 percent, according to the poll taken Thursday night. But among the stunning 92 percent of all voters in the state who say they are certain to go to the polls on Election Day, Romney leads 51 percent to 48 percent. And among the 83 percent who have already made up their...
  • Judging Polls by the Company They Keep (Why is the response rate so low?)

    10/05/2012 7:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2012 | Jim Yardley
    Rick Moran's recent post "Push calls in Ohio ask 'How can you support a 'Mormon' who does not believe in Jesus Christ'" is another in a series of pieces here at American Thinker, as well as nearly every other alternative media site that I've visited in the past week to ten days, that question the validity of polling data, the methodology of the polls, the objectivity of the polling organization, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. It makes you wonder why the response rate is so low. Perhaps pollsters should examine whom they deal with. As the old saw that...
  • Obama up 4 in Ohio (in liberal poll)

    10/02/2012 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 30, 2012
    PPP's newest poll of the Presidential race in Ohio finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 49-45, down just slightly from a 50-45 advantage on our last independent poll there three weeks ago. It's a mistake to think based on recent polling in Ohio that the race there is over. Obama is not popular in the state, with 48% of voters approving of him to 49% who disapprove. Among voters who remain undecided there just 13% think he's doing a good job to 65% who give him poor marks. That doesn't mean those folks will move to Romney en masse because...
  • Skewed Columbus Dispatch poll of Ohio shows padded Obama lead

    10/01/2012 10:25:37 AM PDT · by GilGil · 8 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10-1-2012 | Dean Chambers
    When the data from the Columbus Dispatch poll is unskewed by weighting their reported percentages between Romney and Obama to the partisan of the registered voters of Ohio, the overall picture of the race is different. With Republicans weighted 37 percent, Democrats at 36 percent and Independents at 27 percent, the results calculate to Obama leading much closer, by a 47.5 percent to 45.7 percent with about three percent undecided. A large majority of the undecided voters, who usually break for the challenger in a presidential race involving the incumbent president, can be expected to swing toward Romney and lead...
  • 1 Million Using Obama Phones in Ohio

    09/30/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | 30 Sep 2012, 2:23 PM PDT
    According to the Federal Communications Communication, a program that gives free or subsidized phones to low-income people has doubled in the state of Ohio over the past year, to cover more than 1 million people. The Dayton Daily News reports that the program cost the state of Ohio almost $27 million just in the first quarter of 2012. That was a more than $11 million increase from the same period the previous year. Taxpayers are covering this program two ways: direct cash expenditures, and a raise in phone rates via the Universal Service Fund charge on phone bills. No...
  • Absentee ballot data not looking good for Democrats

    09/30/2012 3:00:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Third Base Politics ^ | September 29, 2012
    One of the keys to Barack Obama's victory in Ohio in 2008 was the early voting game. Ohio Democrats tapped into the enthusiasm advantage they had and got their voters to vote early in overwhelming numbers. On election day itself, John McCain actually won. But Obama had such a large lead with votes already banked, that he won Ohio and put the nail in McCain's coffin. We have analyzed some polls this year that used ridiculous samples with Democrats outnumbering Republicans by 8 points or more. For example, a recent NBC/WSJ/Marist poll used a Dem +10 sample, and the latest...
  • Ohio Absentee Spreadsheet: NOTE NEW CAVEAT (they are scared)

    09/29/2012 4:21:28 PM PDT · by LS · 62 replies
    <p>All: Go to the spreadsheet. Looks like some of the drive-bys are concerned enough to try and "caveat" us!!</p> <p>His first point is bogus. You're going to tell me that people who actually voted in PRIMARIES (i.e., the hard core) "aren't particularly informative" as a number?</p>
  • Update: OH Absentees (looking good)

    09/28/2012 7:40:27 AM PDT · by LS · 87 replies
    Jay Cost's spreadsheet on OH early/absentee voters ^ | 9/28/2012 | LS (courtesy of Jay Cost)
    Two updates today by Jay: Cuyahoga (heavily Dem Cleveland) county is STILL underperforming, coming in at 6% under 2008 levels. Hamilton (Cincinnati) is just under 2:1 Rs, a net gain of just under 7 points for the Republicans over 08. Franklin (Columbus) which went for Obama by 21(!) shows a very small but steadily increasing R lead in total votes (+5893) for a significant swing (+9 over 08 absentees, +26 overall for Rs). Summit (near Cleveland, went for Obama by just under 18 points) now has a 5.5% lead for Ds and Rs within 1200 votes of actually taking the...
  • Obama Supporters' Dirty Tricks to Win the Catholic Vote

    09/28/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    US News ^ | September 27, 2012
    Catholics are a key demographic in the upcoming election. In fact, they may be the key demographic. In most every presidential contest since the end of World War II, the candidate who carried the Catholic vote won the election. Over time they have, as a bloc, become more conservative and more Republican in their voting patterns (they were once a major component of the Democrats' presidential coalition) as concerns over settled issues like the morality of abortion overtook in importance concerns about unsettled issues like the best way to secure social justice for the poor and the downtrodden.Much has...
  • Early voting on pace to surpass 2008 levels in Ohio (Repubs are Outvoting Dems)

    09/26/2012 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    Wapo ^ | September 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Bill Turque
    Its too early to draw strong conclusions, but its a good bet that early voting in Ohio will surpass 2008 levels. More than 10 percent of Ohios registered voters 723,000 including military personnel and overseas residents have mailed applications for absentee ballots to county election boards, according to the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted. In 2008, about 30 percent of Ohio voters cast absentee ballots by mail or voted early in person. This years early in-person voting begins Tuesday. -snip- Much of the early action is in Cuyahoga (Cleveland) and Hamilton (Cincinnati) counties. In Hamilton, absentee...
  • Pollsters: 8.2% D+ Advantage in Ohio (Pollster Corruption)

    09/26/2012 12:34:43 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/2012 | Dustin Hawkins
    Ohio is easily the most important state for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as they head towards election day. It has clearly become the most frequently polled state, with polls showing either a dead even race or an Obama blowout win. Yet the details of the polls are far more interesting than what the simple results show, and nearly half of the polls show a turnout scenario favoring the Democrats that has never been seen before, while the rest mirror a rosy and unlikely 2008 turnout scenario. The mainstream media is pointing to a number of polls...
  • Romney camp trusts own data, strategy, not public polls, in Ohio

    09/25/2012 6:09:51 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies
    nbcnews ^ | September 25, 2012 ; 53 minutes ago | Garrett Haake
    VANDALIA, OH For the Romney campaign, Tuesday brought yet more bad news from the Buckeye state: a new Washington Post poll showed the Republican presidential nominee trailing President Barack Obama by eight points in this critical battleground state, with 52 percent of Ohio voters in favor of giving the incumbent another four years. Before Mitt Romney's plane touched down at the Dayton airport today, two top aides were dispatched to the press cabin to put out possible fires the numbers might have sparked. "The public polls are what the public polls are," Romney Political Director Rich Beeson told reporters....
  • Ohio: Mandel Pulls Within One in Senate Race

    09/25/2012 12:19:03 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/25/2012 | Matthew
    Josh Mandel doesn't know how to quit. The State Treasurer, who turns 35 in two days, is a man to be respected, even at his young age. The Marine Corps veteran spent eight years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. As a City Councilman he pushed tax reformed and knocked on almost 20,000 doors in his campaign for the Ohio House of Representatives. Elected as Treasurer in 2010 by 14 points, he is now taking on Sherrod Brown, one of the most liberal members of the Senate. Coming from a large deficit, Mandel is only down by one....
  • Battleground Ohio Poll. Obama with a Razor Thin Lead (Obama 45.2% Romney 44.3%)

    09/25/2012 12:58:11 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies
    Gravis Polling ^ | 09/24/2012 | Staff
    Gravis Marketing has conducted a poll of likely voters in the State of Ohio. The questions covered the presidential and senate elections. We show President Barack Obama at 45.2% and Governor Mitt Romney at 44.3%. The Senate race shows Senator Brown with a 3.9% lead over Josh Mandel. Multiple Ohio polls have been released in the last week, all showing President Obama with a lead. The lead ranges anywhere from 7% with Fox News, while Rasmussen and ARG have Obama with a 1% point lead, similar to the poll that we conducted. One thing that stood out in this poll:...
  • Democrats likely to retain Senate as four critical races shift in their favor

    09/24/2012 7:06:24 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 45 replies
    Yahoo News | The Signal ^ | 9/24/2012 | David Rothschild
    After weeks in which the fate of the Senate simmered at nearly even odds of flipping for Republicans or remaining in Democrats' control, the outlook has shifted dramatically in the Democrats' favor. The incumbent party now has an 80 percent chance of retaining its majority, according to the Signal's prediction model. The break is largely due to critical races in Missouri, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Virginia, all of which have favored the Republican at some point in the past month and now favor the Democratic candidate. ...
  • Ohio poll: Obama leads by 5 percentage points (O 51% R 46%;Breakdown - D 48% R 42% I 10% )

    09/23/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    CantonRep ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | Tim Botos
    Mitt Romney keeps telling Ohioans they are worse off than four years ago but a majority of you are not buying it. Six weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama holds a 51 to 46 percent lead in the state over his Republican challenger, according to the most recent Ohio Newspaper Poll of likely voters. The poll, taken between Sept. 13 and Tuesday and jointly paid for by the eight largest circulating newspapers in Ohio, including The Repository, was conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. The results are similar to those found in...
  • Fox News: Obama has edge over Romney in three battleground states (7 points in OH, VA, 5 in FL)

    09/19/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-19-2012 | Dana Blanton
    President Barack Obama has the edge over Republican Mitt Romney in three potentially decisive states in the presidential election. Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent). Obamas lead is just outside the polls margin of sampling error in Ohio and Virginia, and within the margin of sampling error in Florida. The good news for Romney is that among voters who are extremely interested in this years election, the races are much tighter. Obama is up by just two...
  • NBC releases new oversampled Democrat polls: Ohio D+10, Virginia D+5 Florida D+2

    09/14/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 59 replies
    News Busters ^ | September 14, 2012
    NBC is at it again, releasing heavily Democrat oversampled polls in three key battleground states to try and make Obama look good. Problem for them is that not only where these polls taken right after the DNC convention, but the last few days have eroded any bounce Obama got from the convention. In fact, Obama trails Romney nationally according to the latest Rasmussen poll. After his bumbling and stumbling over the middle east crisis, his numbers are likely to sink even more. But for the time being, lets take a look at the three new polls released by NBC to...
  • LIVE: Romney Campaign Rally in Ohio

    09/10/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 33 replies
    Live video of a Romney campaign rally in Ohio. Link: http://video.foxnews.com/video-live-streaming.html?video_id=1155606982001
  • Poll: Advantage Kerry in Ohio Race (Kerry 50%, Bush 47%)

    09/09/2012 9:11:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 19, 2004 | CHERYL ARNEDT
    In the race overall, 50 percent of Ohio likely voters in this ABC News poll favor Kerry, with 47 percent for Bush -- a close race, with the difference between the candidates within the survey's margin of sampling error.
  • Mitt Romney's Ohio Problem [Ohio A Must-Win for Romney or It's All Over!]

    09/09/2012 9:44:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | September 09, 2012 | Byron Wolf
    Mitt Romney's Ohio Problem By Z. Byron Wolf ABC OTUS News - Mitt Romney's Ohio Problem (ABC News) Forget post-convention bounces - the numbers that really matter are in the battleground states, where President Obama's polling advantage is more concerning to Mitt Romney's team than any national numbers. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio, and Romney isn't in a strong position to become the first. According to ABC News' latest race ratings, President Obama is in strong position for 237 electoral votes, when leaning and solid Democratic states and combined. Mitt Romney has only 206 votes...
  • PPP: Obama leads by 5 in Ohio (50-45)

    09/09/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    PPP ^ | 09/09/2012
    PPP's first post-conventions poll in Ohio finds Barack Obama with a 5 point lead over Mitt Romney, 50-45. This is the largest lead PPP has found for Obama in an Ohio poll since early May. Last month Obama led 48-45. Both candidates have seen their images improve with Ohio voters in the wake of the conventions. Obama now breaks even in his approval rating at 48%, after being under water with 46% of voters approving and 51% disapproving of him a month ago. Romney's numbers are up from a 41/52 favorability rating a month ago as well, but he still...
  • Ohio: Romney 47, Empty Chair 44

    09/05/2012 9:33:34 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 29 replies
    Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent conducted a survey of 1,381 registered voters on the afternoon and evening of September 2, 2012 in the state of Ohio. Obamas previous lead over Romney of 45.3% to 44.4% has switched to a Romney lead of 46.8% to 43.7%. Although within the previous polls margin of error, the Republican convention appears to have given Romney a 2 point bump while taking 1 point from Obama. Switching to the Senate race, before the Republican convention, Democrat Sherrod Brown held a nar- row 43.6% to 41.4% lead over Republican Josh Mandel. Again, although within the margin...
  • Update from OH (very good news)

    08/30/2012 8:14:18 AM PDT · by LS · 11 replies
    First, the OH Sec of State John Husted removed two Democrats from the Montgomery County Board of Elections for violating OH law regarding election times and hours. The two had, despite OH law, tried to keep in place "weekend voting." Atty. Jon Allison, who heard the case, said in his ruling: No reasonable person could conclude the Directive is ambiguous and permits weekend hours for in person absentee voting. He concluded the facts warrant removal and recommend that the secretary take such action. Uniform voting times and places have been established and, according to Husted, will be enforced.
  • Photos: Massive Crowd at Romney/Ryan Rally in Ohio

    08/26/2012 12:58:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Right Newz ^ | August 25, 2012
    [The crowd that turned out Saturday morning to hear Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan speak at the Village Green Park Amphitheatre in Powell, Ohio.]
  • Columbus Dispatch Ohio Poll: 45-45 in President Race, 44-44 in Senate race

    president and U.S. Senate in a dead heat in battleground Ohio. For the record, Republican Mitt Romney holds a lead of 0.22 percentage point over President Barack Obama. Thats a mere 2 votes out of more than 1,730 cast for president in the mail poll. By comparison, Sen. Sherrod Brown has a landslide going over GOP state Treasurer Josh Mandel with a margin of 0.87 point. Thats a whopping 15-ballot bulge
  • A Chilling Look at Voter Supression in Ohio

    08/24/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 8/24/2012 | Tula Connell
    A sobering analysis at freepress.net dissects the four-pronged effort by the Ohio Republican Party to steal the 2012 presidential election.Authors Bob Fitrakis and Bob Wasserman concludethat because Ohio is a pivotal state in deciding the winner,if they get away with it, the Ohio GOP could make it virtually impossible for Barack Obama to carry Ohio this November.The authors, who this year published, Will the GOP Steal Americas 2012 Election? cite the following moves by the Ohio Republicans. Since 2009, the Ohio GOP has purged some 1.25 million citizens from the state's voter rolls. This accounts for more than 20 percent...
  • Poll: Sherrod Brown, Mandel Neck-And-Neck

    08/23/2012 5:26:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hotline ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kevin Brennan
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is locked in a neck-and-neck battle with Treasurer Josh Mandel in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll released Thursday by the University of Cincinnati. Brown leads Mandel 48 percent to 47 percent in the survey, but the senator's advantage is within the poll's margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.4 percentage points. Five percent said they are undecided. The results stand in contrast to a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released earlier Thursday, which shows Brown leading Mandel 48 percent to 41 percent. The Cincinnati poll also yields better results for the GOP...
  • Oh my: Romney/Ryan lead on Medicare in Florida and Ohio?

    08/23/2012 3:34:52 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    An important addendum to Eds CBS/NYT number-crunch from lefty Greg Sargent: The breakdown sent over by CBS: * In Florida, 48 percent of seniors say Romney would do a better job on Medicare, versus 44 percent who say that about Obama (the Ryan pick was supposed to be particularly problematic in this state). * In Ohio, 49 percent of seniors say Romney would do a better job on Medicare, versus 43 percent who say that about Obama. * In Wisconsin, 49 percent say Obama would do a better job on Medicare, versus 46 percent who say that about Romney. Close....