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  • Post here why you believe the polls to have been wrong all along.

    11/06/2012 5:18:28 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 63 replies
    6 November 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The media-inspired polls have to be cooked. So many evidences are present that people are fed up with the lies of government, the polls can NOT be accurate. More than likely, the media wants the public to follow the election through their services so they can sell advertising. A close, controversial election provides viewership and sells ads. May a little simplistic, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Nevertheless, any other outcome than what I want and the other side cheated. That's going to be the cry anyway.
  • Final Ohio Early Vote are in - and they look great (Nate in Denial)

    11/06/2012 3:21:09 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 17 replies
    Ohio SOS ^ | November 6, 2012 | Arec Barrwin
    @fivethirtyeight Here, you'll see a story of both Dem turnout drop AND GOP rise. Dems 5.7% '08 adv. down to 0.4%. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjYj9mXElO_QdFJPNUt4U3F5MkxteTBoS29fSGN1S0E#gid=0 … Expand 2h Dave Wasserman Dave Wasserman ‏@Redistrict By my calc, in '08, 24.8% of registered voters in Obama's OH counties voted early, 19.1% in McCain. Today, 21.7% Obama and 21.3% McCain Expand 2h Dave Wasserman Dave Wasserman ‏@Redistrict @fivethirtyeight OH data seems high quality, and we're possibly on track for a significantly different turnout model vs. '08...(1/2)
  • Internal Polls Show Close Romney Lead

    11/06/2012 3:55:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Internal polling leaked to the media today show a close but definitive lead for the Romney campaign. Toby Harnden at the Daily Mail got the scoop: Mitt Romney is ahead by a single percentage point in Ohio - the swing state that could well decide the election - according to internal polling data provided to MailOnline by a Republican party source. Internal campaign polling completed on Sunday night by campaign pollster Neil Newhouse has Romney three points up in New Hampshire, two points up in Iowa and dead level in Wisconsin. Most startlingly, the figures show Romney and Obama deadlocked...
  • Polls Don't Reflect Romney's Momentum in Ohio

    11/06/2012 4:07:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Byron York
    "I think the intensity is on our side this year," said Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, perhaps the most effective campaigner for Mitt Romney, as he shook hands Thursday afternoon with volunteers and supporters in a suburban Cincinnati restaurant. "Theirs is not what it was in 2008." Portman was visiting the Firehouse Grill to campaign not only for Romney but also for Brad Wenstrup, the local Republican favored to win a seat representing Ohio's 2nd District in Congress. After the event, Portman came over to a table where my laptop displayed the RealClearPolitics average of Ohio polls. There were nine polls...
  • Ohio: Huge Turnout in Romney Country

    11/06/2012 4:41:23 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 38 replies
    self | nov 6, 2012 | beebuster2000
    Here in Ohio, Westchester Area, huge lines and turnout to vote, much bigger than last couple elections for sure. Romney country in Ohio. WLW radio is also reporting same in other areas.
  • Why its Romney and Not Very Close

    11/06/2012 4:21:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | John Ransom
    If you were expecting a cliff hanger, you still could get one, but really its Romney and it likely wont be close. There are a few reasons why I think that. We will delve into those, but we will also look at the voting datapoints provided by pollster Chris Wilson that say an Obama win just isnt in the cards.First, lets list my feelings as to why I dont think Obama will win.Obama hasnt delivered. On anything. Except perhaps bankrupting anyone who wants to operate coal-fired power plants. Oh, and keeping gas prices high. And apologizing to rest of the...
  • 30k+ Rally for Romney in Pennsylvania

    11/04/2012 4:46:16 PM PST · by trappedincanuckistan · 82 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 4, 2012 | William Bigelow
    An enormous rally for Mitt Romney in Bucks County, PA had people incredulous and tweeting like fury: @robertcostaNRO my mother is at the Bucks County Romney rally. Says she has never seen a crowd like this. Dwarfs the Bush '04 rally crowd at the same farm. @robertcostaNRO "The rally doesn't even start for hours, but it feels like a Republican Woodstock." -- my mom, calling from Yardley, PA, a swing area. @itabramg Traffic backup at Edgewood Shopping Cntr, 1.5 miles to Romney's rally at Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA #election2012 From Twitchy: The rally isnt scheduled to begin until 5:30...
  • Our Long Obama Nightmare Is Almost Over

    11/04/2012 9:51:48 AM PST · by kingattax · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Stella Paul
    If you're reading this, you've almost made it through the Obama years. God knows it hasn't been easy holding on this long. If you're like me, there were days you felt as if you'd aged ten years, just trying to bitterly cling to your leaky life raft. Maybe you're one of the 23 million Americans who are unemployed, under-employed, or who have given up looking for work. Who can blame you for despairing, when two-thirds of the jobs in the last four years have gone to new immigrants, many of them illegals? But don't worry if, like one out of...
  • Whoa: Early voting in Ohio shows GOP way ahead of 2008 counts; Axelrod speechless

    11/04/2012 12:31:14 PM PST · by barmag25 · 72 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/4/12 | Twitchy Staff
    Ken Gardner@kesgardner The GOP is 250,000 votes ahead of where they were 4 years ago in early voting in Ohio -- a state Obama won by 260,000 votes. This is HUGE. 3 Nov 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite Whoa. This is huge; early voting numbers show a swing of over 250,000 in voter turn-out. In the GOPs favor! Ken Gardner@kesgardner Karl Rove: GOP net gain in early voting in Ohio from 4 years ago is enough to wipe out Obama's entire 260,000 margin of victory in 2008.
  • Ohio shocker: GOP closes early voting gap, boosting Romney

    11/04/2012 12:56:09 PM PST · by barmag25 · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/4/12 | Paul Bedard
    In a remarkable reversal of fortune for President Obama in Ohio, the GOP has closed the huge gap in absentee ballot requests used by early voters that favored the Democrats and the president in 2008, setting up what one state analyst said could be a Mitt Romney blowout on Election Day. While in 2008, 33 percent of the 1,158,301 absentee ballots went to Democrats and just 19 percent to registered Republicans, a 14-point gap, this year 29 percent are being requested by Democrats and 24 percent by Republicans, a five-point gap. And in a sign that the enthusiasm of 2008...
  • A Final Romney Surge?

    11/04/2012 1:29:09 PM PST · by randita · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/4/12 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The storm for a week diverted attention away from the growing Mitt Romney wave, and for a time highlighted the president, replete in bomber jacket, as presidential in directing relief efforts, as news understandably went silent on the huge Romney crowds and another dismal jobs report, and turned instead to administration officials appearing engaged and busy all critical for both turnout and a key 35 percent of the voters who probably have not yet made up their minds. It is hard to calibrate the effect, but Romney seemed last week to be slipping 13 percent in many of the...
  • Barone: Romney wins, handily

    11/04/2012 2:02:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/12 5:22 PM EST | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Michael Barone, a senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and co-author of the Almanac of American Politics, goes out on a limb and predicts victory for Mitt Romney by a margin of nearly 100 electoral votes. Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections. That's bad news for Barack Obama. True, Americans want to think well of their presidents and many think it would be bad if Americans were perceived as rejecting the first black president.But it's also true that most voters oppose Obama's major policies and consider unsatisfactory the very sluggish economic recovery -- Friday's jobs report showed...
  • PRUDEN: All the signs say its Romney

    11/03/2012 7:31:42 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 18 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Wesley Pruden
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Four days out, it looks like Mitt Romney. October has come and gone with no surprise, with just a slow, plodding accumulation of signs and portents suggesting that the One who has come will soon be gone. The polls are tight, and the numbers are steady, but it begins to feel like 1980 again, when a tight race between President Carter and Ronald Reagan broke open over the last weekend. His own pollsters went to Mr. Jimmy and Miss Rosalynn on Monday morning to tell them that the numbers just arent there. If President Obama has taken such a...
  • Romney & Benghazi

    11/01/2012 8:17:00 PM PDT · by PAR · 97 replies
    Vanity | 11/1/12 | Me
    This will likely not be a popular opinion but I suspect many here are thinking the same thing and are probably keeping quiet because we are so close to the election and we all desperately want to be rid of Obama (If you doubt that I feel that way check out my posting history).
  • Nate Silver to Joe Scarborough: Wanna Bet?

    11/01/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT · by AmericanSamurai · 16 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 11/1/12 | Dashiell Bennett
    Political polling guru Nate Silver is so confident in his statistical models that he just offered to bet MSNBC's Joe Scarborough $1,000 that Barack Obama will win re-election. Scarborough, you may recall, criticized Silver's math earlier this week, saying that "Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue ... they're jokes." He was specifically talking about Silver's FiveThirtyEight website, which shows Mitt Romney with just a 1-in-4 chance of becoming president. RELATED: FiveThirtyEight Says Obama Is in Command ... For Now Silver has spent the week firing back, criticizing political pundits...
  • It's Not Over (Will Obama leave quietly after he loses?)

    10/31/2012 5:10:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 10/31/2012 | William L. Gensert
    Does anyone believe that when Barack Obama loses on November 6, he will go quietly? This election is shaping up to be a landslide loss for the president, and by the ever-present look of desperation on his face, he knows it. The nation should be preparing for how he might react when it happens -- there is nothing more dangerous than a cornered god. In 2008, Americans wholeheartedly bought the Obama dream. It's never easy to let go of a dream, but today, people have let go of Obama the dream -- and on November 6, they will let go...
  • Rove: Battleground State Polls Will Move Toward Romney

    10/29/2012 7:26:10 PM PDT · by Snuph · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 Oct 2012 | Stephen Feller
    Mitt Romneys lead in national polls which hes enjoyed since the first presidential debate soon should be seen in individual battleground-state polls, strong evidence that Romney will win the Nov. 6 election, Republican strategist Karl Rove said on Fox News Sunday. And because the state polls reflect the national mood, Romney may begin to see states such as Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania come into play for his electoral vote count, Rove said. If the margin is as big nationally as it appears in these national polls, then you will have the state polls follow, he said. Now we...
  • **GALLUP SHOCK** ROMNEY UP 52-45% AMONG EARLY VOTERS

    10/29/2012 7:46:01 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/12 | John Nolte
    Very early on, before this campaign started in earnest, live or die, I publicly cast my lot with Gallup and Rasmussen. As a poll addict going back to 2000, these are the outlets that have always played it straight. It's got nothing to do with politics and everything to do with credibility and not wanting to kid myself. So when an outlet like Gallup tells me Romney is up seven-points, 52-45%, among those who have already voted, that's very big news.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 48, Obama 45)

    09/05/2012 7:47:34 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 18 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | Wednesday, September 05, 2012 | Scott Rassmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. These updates are from nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, virtually all of the interviews for todays update were completed before the prime-time coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night
  • Obama vs Romney Polls: Obama Tanks Among Women and Independents

    09/06/2012 9:02:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | September 6, 2012 | John Giokaris
    Just 47% of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7 percentage points from his recent peak in April, while 49% rate him unfavorably. Hes numerically underwater in this group for the first time since February. The decline has occurred entirely among women registered voters from 57%-39% favorable-unfavorable in April to a numerically negative 46%-50% now. Thats Obamas lowest score among women voters a focus of recent political positioning in ABC/Post polls since he took office. On top of that, according to CNNs latest poll, Romneys lead among independents has...
  • Romney Now Ahead in Polls

    09/07/2012 6:30:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CCN News ^ | September 7, 2012 | Dennis Wagner
    As per yesterday, Thursday September 6th, Romney has taken the lead in most National Polls and the President is behind. You can follow the line graph on Realclearpolitics.com and see this is the first time in months Romney has lead. This is also the latest in the trend of Mitt Romney making up ground and the president losing voters. I heard it said once to not look at numbers but look at trends, going into an election. Romney has been steadily climbing and has passed Barack Obama. As of today the RCP betting line has Obama at 58% to win...
  • Romney has made gains in all 11 swing states over the past few weeks

    08/23/2012 9:14:59 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 24, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    Good news for the GOP heading into their convention: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made gains in recent weeks in all 11 competitive swing states. This is based on data from RealClearPolitics, which computes a polling average for both candidates in each state based on recent surveys.
  • Patton: And It's Romney-Ryan in a Landslide

    09/04/2012 8:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | August 30, 2012 | Doug Patton
    This week, I'm going out on a limb by publicly stating an opinion I have been expressing privately for some time: I believe Mitt Romney will defeat Barack Obama in a near landslide comparable to Ronald Reagan's win over Jimmy Carter in 1980. Many of my friends and family, while hoping I'm right, actually think I'm crazy. My wife fears that there is now a disproportionate number of people in America who have gotten used to the idea of having things handed to them by government, rather than cherishing the opportunity to work for those things themselves. After the Supreme...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Mitt 47% Obama 44%)

    09/01/2012 6:58:15 AM PDT · by Lib-Lickers 2 · 105 replies
    Rasmussen Polling ^ | September 01, 2012 | Rasmussen
    Saturday, September 01, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • Did Obama Just Throw The Entire Election Away?

    10/08/2012 7:11:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 145 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | Andrew Sullivan
    The Pew poll is devastating, just devastating. Before the debate, Obama had a 51 - 43 lead; now, Romney has a 49 - 45 lead. That's a simply unprecedented reversal for a candidate in October. Before Obama had leads on every policy issue and personal characteristic; now Romney leads in almost all of them. Obama's performance gave Romney a 12 point swing! I repeat: a 12 point swing. Romney's favorables are above Obama's now. Yes, you read that right. Romney's favorables are higher than Obama's right now. That gender gap that was Obama's firewall? Over in one night: Currently, women...
  • 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...
  • Romney's Going to Win

    10/04/2012 8:36:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 4, 2012 | The Drive-By Pundit
    After viewing Wednesday's presidential debate, I continue to strongly disagree with the polls and with the conservative crowd who assume that this election is far from over. The election's been over for a while -- only not in favor of the current president, which has been the meme of the mainstream media for months now. Obama is toast, so Mr. Romney, sir, let me be the first to call you, in print, "Mr. President." Remember that when you get my application for a communications job in your administration.
  • The Republicans will massacre each other after Mitt Romney loses

    10/02/2012 11:43:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 185 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 2, 2012 | Dan Hodges
    ..............Incredible as it may seem to most outside observers, Mitt Romney is actually what currently passes for a moderate in todays Republican Party..... Romney was sold in the teeth of opposition from a significant section of the Republican grass roots as the pragmatic choice, the compromise they had to make with ideology to secure victory. And when he loses, those activists are going to go as vengefully crazy as Cains Rhode Island Reds. Anyone who doubts the reaction of the GOP stalwarts to Romneys impending defeat should bear in mind this single, if chilling, fact. Most of them...
  • Which Polls Count

    10/02/2012 5:21:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2012 | Bruce Walker
    It is very clear that the polls this election year are wildly out of sync. Consider the four polls which were based on several days of surveys ending on September 16. Pew Research had Obama up by 8%, NBC/Wall Street Journal had Obama up by 5%, Monmouth/Survey USA had Obama up by 3%, and Rasmussen had Romney up by 2%. These polls had margins of error which were significantly smaller than the differences between the polls. Some of the polls are bad science or worse. Which polls should be trusted, and which should be treated with great suspicion? Some news...
  • "The. Polls. Have. Stopped. Making. Any. Sense." (Why the Polls are skewed)

    10/02/2012 4:33:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 30, 2012 | Jason Zengerle
    On the Friday after the Democratic convention, Tom Jensen tried to reach out and touch 10,000 Ohioans. He wanted to ask them, among other questions, whom they planned to vote for in November: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? This sort of thing is easierand harderthan you might think. As the director of Public Policy Polling, Jensen has at his disposal 1,008 phone lines hooked up to IVR (interactive voice response) software that enables PPP to make 400,000 automated calls a day. All Jensen needs to do is feed the 10,000 phone numbers into a computer, record the series of questions...
  • Is there a Republican landslide coming in November?

    10/02/2012 5:25:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2012 | Keith Edwards
    It would be an election night to remember for Republicans and conservatives if the Romney/Ryan presidential ticket wins in a landslide, but nothing short of shock and awe for Democrats and their liberal media allies based on the latest polls. Quick to sweep the historic Republican election landslide in 2010 and Scott Walker's big victory in Wisconsin's recall election under the rug, Democrats and the liberal media have been treating Obama's dismal record on the economy and foreign policy the same way they treated those elections - like they never happened. Since those elections, Democrats and the liberal media have...
  • NH Poll: Obama opens up 15 point lead

    10/01/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 200 replies
    Reported on RealClearPolitics ^ | October 1st | University of New Hampshire
    "President Barack Obama has opened a lead over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. Independent voters who had been supporting Romney have swung to Obama in recent weeks." ....... "With one month remaining before the November 6 election, Barack Obama has opened up a statistically significant lead over Mitt Romney in the battleground state of New Hampshire. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 52% of likely New Hampshire voters plan to vote for Obama, 37% say they will support Romney, 3% prefer some other candidate, and 9% say they are undecided."
  • Gallup: Americans Say Middle Class Better Off With Obama Than With Romney [Obama 10-Point Lead?]

    10/01/2012 7:31:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 76 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | October 01, 2012 | David Hill
    Poll: Americans Say Middle Class Better Off With Obama Than With Romney By David Hill - October 1, 2012 More than half of Americans think the middle class would benefit more from a second term for President Obama than the election of Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Monday. The Gallup poll shows that 53 percent of Americans give Mr. Obama an edge in helping middle-class people, compared with just 43 percent for Mr. Romney. Respondents in the poll also said another Obama term would be better for racial and ethnic minorities, lower-income Americans, women, young adults...
  • Flashback 10/1/2008: Rasmussen McCain 45%, Obama 51%

    I couldn't believe Rasmussen has Obama 50%, so I took a look back and was astonished to see after everything thats happen the last 4years hes only lost a point. 10/02/2008: McCain 44%, Obama 51% 10/01/2008: McCain 45%, Obama 51% 09/30/2008: McCain 45%, Obama 51% 09/29/2008: McCain 45%, Obama 50% 09/28/2008: McCain 44%, Obama 50% 09/27/2008: McCain 44%, Obama 50%
  • THE PARADE OF BAD POLLS, CONTINUED

    10/01/2012 7:23:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/01/2012 | John Hindraker
    Today the Romney campaign is trumpeting the latest CNN/ORC poll which shows President Obama with a three-point lead over Mitt Romney among likely voters, 50%-47%. The Romney campaign likes this result, apparently, because it represents a significant improvement over the last CNN/ORC poll, which came out three weeks ago. In that survey, CNN/ORC found a six-point Obama lead.I wrote about the earlier poll here, pointing out that it obviously over-sampled Democrats. A reader calculated that, given other data in the survey, the six-point difference was consistent with a breakdown of D-38%, R-26% and I-36%. I wrote that the most significant...
  • Commentary: They can't skew the polls anymore

    10/01/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT · by GilGil · 58 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09-30-12 | Dean Chambers
    The scammed election won't happen, and Mitt Romney will be elected fair and square as president by the voters. The American people will resume the mission of taking their country back from the liberal elitist pabulum pukers.
  • Rasmussen: Yes, Dems likely have 2-4 point advantage in November

    09/29/2012 8:21:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 158 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-29-2012 | Byron York
    September 29, 2012 Rasmussen: Yes, Dems likely have 2-4 point advantage in November Byron York For all the complexities of polling, says Scott Rasmussen, there are some fairly simple numbers to remember when thinking about this years presidential race. For the last 20 years, between 37 and 39 percent of voters on Election Day have been Democrats, says the pollster. Republicans have ranged from 32 to 37 percent. Right now, our sample looks like 36 percent Republican versus 39 percent Democrat. The bottom line, Rasmussen continues, is that there is most likely a two, three, or four percentage point advantage...
  • Morning Jay: Are the Polls Tilted Toward Obama?

    09/26/2012 5:44:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Republicans, by and large, are frustrated with recent polls of the presidential election because they think Democrats are being oversampled. Many pollsters respond by saying that weighing the polls for partisan identification creates its own problems and might end up skewing the polls in the wrong direction. I am not in favor of partisan weighing, per se, although some polls like the Rasmussen poll do it in a sensible and nuanced way. So, I think the pollsters are offering a false choice between weighing versus non-weighing. Furthermore, a lack of weighing creates its own problems, which many pollsters often fail...
  • 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....
  • Obama vs Romney Polls: When You Crunch the Numbers, Romney is Actually Doing Very Well

    09/25/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Jesse Merkel
    Editors' note: this piece originally appeared at PolicyMic. Two things typically happen after the major parties conventions come to an end. People that normally do not pay attention for most of the year start to pay attention to the news and polls more, and voter enthusiasm jumps up as a result. The major polls that are appearing on the daily newscasts, in the newspapers and on the internet have become incredibly important. While meant to accurately reflect the views of the nation, these polls today have unfortunately turned into a weapon. Many major organizations have skewed their polls as of...
  • How Carter Beat Reagan

    09/25/2012 3:25:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator | September 25, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Dick Morris is right.Here's his column on "Why the Polls Understate the Romney Vote."Here's something Dick Morris doesn't mention. And he's charitable.Remember when Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980?That's right. Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980.In a series of nine stories in 1980 on "Crucial States" -- battleground states as they are known today -- the New York Times repeatedly told readers then-President Carter was in a close and decidedly winnable race with the former California governor. And used polling data from the New York Times/CBS polls to back up its stories.Four years later, it was the Washington...
  • 10 Reasons Mitt Will Win

    09/25/2012 3:54:38 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    TownHall ^ | 09/25/2012 | David Limbaugh
    Call me Pollyannaish, but I believe Mitt Romney will defeat Barack Obama in November. Let me give you some of my reasons: 1) Romney's campaign message is essentially positive; Obama's is overwhelmingly negative. People always prefer promises of something better, but Americans are especially hungry now because times are very tough. Romney is offering concrete and realistic plans to help America grow again and create millions of new jobs. Romney's message and agenda appeal to all Americans, not just certain groups, and tell them they are not imprisoned in their current economic "station" as Obama would have them believe. Though...
  • How Mitt Romney is actually defeating Barack Obama in the presidential race

    09/24/2012 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 115 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/24/12 | Dean Chambers
    Despite all the noise created by all those media-commissioned skewed polls that appear to have President Obama leading, Mitt Romney is actually winning the presidential race as of today. The newest Rasmussen Reports Presidential Daily Tracking poll released today shows Obama 47 percent to Romney 46 percent, and shows them tied at 48 percent when leaning voters are included. The Gallup tracking poll, which is based on a sample that tends to favor Democrats by a few points, released today shows Obama leading just two percent, 48 percent to 46 percent. The QStarNews Daily Tracking Poll released today shows a...
  • Romney will WIN in landslide!!! Stop the nonsense of being behind in the polls. GOT IT!

    09/22/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT · by Orange1998 · 196 replies
    Bookmark this thread and see me in 45 days. Romney will WIN!!! The media controls the polls and as we know love Obama socialist goals. But that will not be enough to save the Democrats since true loving Americans will show up in masses to vote the commie out. I am not worried a bit. Good Luck and God Bless America!!
  • Pew: Obama 51, Romney 43

    09/19/2012 8:57:43 PM PDT · by Qbert · 135 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/19/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    The Pew Research Center gives Obama his biggest lead of the week, finding that he "holds a bigger September lead than the last three candidates who went on to win in November": With the exception of jobs and the deficit, on which voter opinion is about evenly divided, Obama leads Romney on most key issues, notably healthcare, Medicare, and abortion. And the survey, conducted amid an outbreak of violence in the Middle East and shortly after the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, shows that Obama has a wide edge when it comes to foreign affairs and national security....
  • Republicans Will Win because We Know What's at Stake

    09/17/2012 5:59:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2012 | Karin McQuillan
    The Romney election team has decided the most effective course to re-election is through centrist voters. They have chosen to contrast Romney's effectiveness versus the nation's disappointed hopes in Obama. That may be the right approach to win the small handful of swing voters. But that isn't why we will win this election. We will win because conservatives know what is at stake and we know we can't afford to lose. That is why the Tea Party base is going to work their butts off to get out the vote. That is how we took back the House in 2010....
  • Why Romney Will Win

    09/14/2012 7:43:57 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 14, 2012 | Dick Morris
    Now that both conventions are over, the dimensions of the likely Romney triumph are becoming clear. Both through an analysis of the polling and an examination of the rhetoric, the parameters of the victory are emerging. Start with the polling. It appears that the bulk of the Obama post-convention bounce has been in blue states where his left-oriented convention stirred up the enthusiasm of an already committed group of voters. Among likely voters identified in The Washington Post poll -- taken after the conventions -- Obama holds a slim one-point edge. And an analysis of Rasmussen's state-by-state likely voter data...
  • The Empty Chair Is Losing (Obama is headed for defeat in November and it won't be close)

    09/14/2012 4:21:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2012 | William Gensert
    President Obama is headed to defeat in November, and it won't be close. Forget about the polls, and forget about the cadre of delusional Democrats who can't stop telling us how great and successful the last three and a half years have been. Slick Willy can shill all he likes, but seriously, he's preaching to the choir, because the only ones believing his shtick are bought and paid for sycophants, crony capitalists, and members of the mainstream media. Can you think of a single person who didn't vote for Barack Obama in 2008 but will vote for him this time...
  • Fox News Poll: Obama tops Romney in post-convention poll (Democrats oversampled)

    09/12/2012 7:14:59 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 53 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Fox News
    Is Intellingent Obama 41% Romney 25% Is Honest Obama 46% Romney 35% Steady Leader Obama 50% Romney 40% Has Right Experience Obama 49% Romney 42% Is a Hard Worker Obama 39% Romney 32% Will Keep Promises Obama 43% Romney 39% Understand Am History Obama 44% Romney 41% Has Strong Moral Values Obama 43% Romney 39% Understands Captalism Obama 29% Romney 54%
  • Gallup: Obama's Lead Over Romney Grows to 50% to 44%

    09/11/2012 8:05:43 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 59 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama's lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has grown to 6 points, with Obama leading 50 percent to 44 percent, according to the Gallup tracking poll.