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  • Romney up two among likely voters in Gallup, now leads in RCP poll of polls (However... see below)

    10/09/2012 1:36:15 PM PDT · by TBBT · 15 replies ^ | 10/9/2012 | Allahpundit
    Key footnote: According to Gallup, after losing his five-point lead last week, Obama’s back out to a five-point lead in their daily tracker over the past 36 hours. That’s the first — and so far only — data I’ve seen suggesting that Romney’s bounce might not be durable, and even that could turn back around if Ryan cements Mitt’s Denver thrashing of O with another clear win on Thursday.
  • PICKET: Banking crooks in Obama Big Bird ad all indicted by Bush DOJ

    10/09/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    The Obama campaign is running a television ad showing three convicted Wall Street bankers who are supposed to represent the greed of Republican party, because Presidential nominee Mitt Romney wants to cut the subsidy that goes towards the Public Broadcasting Service, which airs the children's television program "Sesame Street. However, all the bankers mentioned in the ad:Ken Lay, Dennis Kozlowski, and Bernie Madoff were all at least indicted and or prosecuted for their crimes by the George W. Bush Justice Department: Link to Obama ad on YouTube.
  • Obama 'believed he had BEATEN Romney' in Denver debate - after ignoring advice of top aides....

    10/09/2012 11:18:30 AM PDT · by TBBT · 181 replies ^ | 10/9/2012 | Toby Harnden
    - Obama believes he'd got the better of Romney as he walked off stage to the dismay of his aides, according to a Democrat close to the campaign - The President failed to prepare properly, opting instead to visit the Hoover Dam the day before the showdown - Democrat claims he was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't think he needed to even engage with him - Had one-liners on 47% prepared but chose not to use them watching his debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him. But what nobody knew, until now,...
  • Black Actress Dash can’t back Romney but Obama can own Hollywood

    10/09/2012 12:46:49 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    African American actress Stacy Dash has formally endorsed Mitt Romney for President. The actress tweeted that Americans should “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.” This simple statement set off an angry firestorm of complaints on the Internet. Liberals denounced her for not being “black enough,” hurled vile insults at her and some even recommended that she kill herself.
  • The Romney Surge: He delivers a "confident" foreign policy address as the polls get even better.

    10/09/2012 12:29:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/09/2012 | Rick Moran
    The world is slowly returning to its proper axis after being out of kilter for a while. San Francisco is once again the best team in the NFL. The Chicago Cubs lost 100 games. Hockey players are locked out, causing the fourth work stoppage in 20 years. NBC is the number one TV network again. Nucky Thompson [1] is back and is as slimy as ever. And Nicholas Brody [2] has also returned, teasing us with the prospect that he really isn’t an American terrorist, just some poor, misunderstood Muslim convert who may be the next vice president of...
  • MSNBC: Why can’t Team Obama stop talking about the debate?

    10/09/2012 12:06:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 9, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier today to discuss Team Obama strategy — and perhaps staffing — in the wake of their debate debacle. Six days later, not only is the Barack Obama campaign still talking about the debate, they’ve released an ad about perhaps the least important issue mentioned in it … Big Bird. Instead of changing the subject, they’re continuing to extend the damage, and Mike Barnicle asked Todd about their strange obsession with the debate rather than finding anything else to discuss. Todd agrees, and says that “Chicago” may be making some personnel changes in...
  • TAA DAAAH Romney Takes RCP Lead!

    10/09/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT · by Positive · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/09/2012 | Self
    I was waiting for some of those obsolete big Řbama leads to fall off.Romney + .07
  • IBD/TIPP 2012 Presidential Election Daily Tracking Poll

    10/09/2012 11:19:48 AM PDT · by Smogger · 40 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Oct. 9, 2012 | IBD/TIPP
    IBD/TIPP Poll IBD/TIPP 2012 Presidential Election Daily Tracking Poll Day 1: Oct. 9, 2012 Romney: +2.0 Romney held a 2 point lead over Obama among likely voters in the first day of our presidential tracking poll as both men and independents solidly supported the GOP candidate. A key swing group making up nearly a third of voters, independents favor Romney over Obama 52%-34%. In 2008, Obama had a 52% to 44% edge among independents. Romney also has a 54% to 38% advantage among men voters, a group Obama won by one percentage point in 2008. Intensity among Romney voters has...
  • Obama Zombies on Twitter Threaten to Riot if BHO Loses His Re-election Bid

    10/09/2012 11:00:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 149 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    New civility: Obama supporters threaten to riot if Romney wins; Update: Deleted tweets (Note: Below are some samples of the Tweets posted by Obama supporters, reported and re-posted on the Twitchy site. Link over to Twitchy to read the rest.) If Romney wins I'm Starting a Riot....Who's WIT ME??? — Facey!™ (@daboifacey) October 08, 2012 Is this what Obama meant when he called for a “more civil” tone in U.S. politics? I Hope The USA Is Well Aware That If In The Event This Character Romney Wins The Election, The People Will Start A Country Wide Riot! #Power— John Kramer...
  • Poll: Romney surges in Pennsylvania

    10/09/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate may have put Pennsylvania back in play, and closed the gap with President Obama in other battleground states. A Siena Research Institute Poll on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee trailing Mr. Obama by only three percentage points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in the Keystone State. Other polls prior to the debate had shown Mr. Obama with as much as a 12-point lead. "Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes suddenly appear to be up for grabs," said poll director Don Levy. "Romney not only has Republican support but now leads in vote-rich areas...
  • Romney wins in a landslide -- Las Vegas oddsmaker doubles down on prediction

    10/09/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2012 | By Wayne Allyn Root
    Yes, you read that headline correctly. I am a Las Vegas oddsmaker (and former Libertarian vice presidential candidate) and here's why I am so boldly predicting a Romney landslide. In November of 2004, only days before the presidential election, I went on CNBC and predicted a Bush victory by 3 points and 30 electoral votes. Every poll at the time showed Kerry in the lead. Bush won by 3 and 35. Newsmax magazine called it the most accurate prediction of 2004. In October of 2006, I went on Fox News to predict the GOP would get slaughtered in the midterm...
  • 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...

    10/09/2012 8:53:42 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 25 replies
    Slackers for Obama ^ | 10/09/2012 | Brian Ross
    Washington, D.C. (API) - In the event that President Barack Obama is not reelected on November 6th, one million slackers will march on Washington, D.C., according to Slackers for Obama founder Brian Ross (not to be confused with the ABC newsman of the same name).Slackers for Obama is a nationwide group of un- and underemployed men and women committed to the policies of the President. Among other things, their manifesto calls for free entertainment, the abolition of private property rights and the retroactive abortion of political opponents in an effort to create a more fair and just society. To avoid...
  • Hey Obama: Kid “ROCK” the vote 4 ROMNEY!!!

    10/09/2012 7:40:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-9-2012 | MOTUS
    All this for a damn debate!?! Ay yi yi! This is bad news. It might be time to unleash our secret weapon.“Here I come to save the day!”We may have to backpedal a little on the new “aw schucks, I’m just the wife around here” persona that Lady M just recently crafted(snip) "So I don't even have the kind of expertise and the time in to be able to provide the kind of advice and guidance that he's already getting." Here’s the problem: nobody else, including BO, seems to have that kind of expertise either. Which may explain the bad...
  • Rasmussen Swing State Daily: R: 49% O:47%: HUGE SHIFT!

    10/09/2012 7:40:27 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 51 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/09/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Tuesday, October 09, 2012 In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 49% support to Obama’s 47%. One percent (1%) likes another candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. This is the first time Romney has led the daily Swing State Survey since September 19. Until today, the president had led for 17 of the previous 19 days, and the candidates had been tied twice. This survey is based on findings from the previous seven days, with most of the responses now coming since Romney’s debate win last Wednesday night. Forty-six percent (46%) of these Swing State voters are now...
  • Attacking the church of the Left

    10/09/2012 7:40:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-8-12 | Hugh Hewitt
    Mitt Romney has done it now. He has attacked the Left where it lives -- on PBS and NPR. Mass-attending Catholics rightly perceive that President Obama launched a direct attack on their church. Their bishops have informed them. Evangelicals and other people of faith have mobilized to support Catholics against the Obamacare regulations that will oblige Catholic hospitals, schools and human welfare agencies to close rather than provide the morning-after pill, sterilization, and other drugs and procedures prohibited by Catholic doctrine. Catholics are angry, and they will vote that anger in key swing states like Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, Iowa...
  • America, the Sequel : A Summary of Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy

    10/09/2012 7:02:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2012 | The Editors
    "I know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous Middle East allied with the United States. I share this hope. But hope is not a strategy." So said Governor Mitt Romney in a fine foreign-policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday. The sentiment encapsulates both the substantive promise and the political peril of Mr. Romney's alternative to President Obama's foundering foreign policy. Because the Obama campaign has located the vast reserves of chutzpah required to paint Romney's foreign-policy team as novices, and because the media has let them get away with it, Romney had...
  • Obama’s Advisers Favor Romney’s Tax Reform (But Obama wants exact opposite of what they recommend)

    10/09/2012 6:57:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2012 | Alan Reynolds
    President Obama and the press keep saying Governor Romney's goal of revenue-neutral tax reform is vague on specifics and arithmetically impossible, citing a flawed study from the Tax Policy Center that has been debunked by several economists, including Harvey Rosen of Princeton University.Here is what the director of the Tax Policy Center, Donald Marron, had to say about a tax reform proposal that is nearly identical to Romney's: President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force (on which I served) both endorsed this strategy [of lower marginal tax rates...
  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking: TUE: 10/09: R:48% O:48% Obama -13%

    10/09/2012 6:53:29 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 38 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/09/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Tuesday, October 09, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney and President Obama each attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. Romney’s support is a bit more solid than the president’s at this point in time. Forty-five percent (45%) of voters are “certain” they will vote for Romney and not change their minds. Forty-one percent (41%) are certain they will vote for Obama.
  • Round Of Polls Shows Tight Race After Obama-Romney Debate

    10/09/2012 6:04:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | October 9, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Powered by his widely-acclaimed debate performance last week, Mitt Romney has closed a 9 percentage-point gap and is once again tied with President Obama in the latest The Washington Times/Zogby Poll conducted by Zogby Analytics, released Monday.
  • Romney Now Leading Obama By Four Percent Among Likely Voters In Post-Debate Pew Poll

    10/09/2012 5:24:15 AM PDT · by Fennie · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2012
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Denver debate performance has boosted him ahead of President Barack Obama, according to a stunning new poll by the Pew Research Center released Monday. "Among likely voters, Romney holds a slight 49% to 45% edge over Obama. ...[Romney] has drawn even with Obama in the presidential race among registered voters (46% to 46%) after trailing by nine points (42% to 51%) in September," Pew's analysis stated.
  • The Obama Levee Breaks

    10/09/2012 4:58:52 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/08/2012 | IBD Staff
    Election 2012: President Obama might think sagging polls are his biggest post-debate problem. But it's really people like Buzz Bissinger, Stacey Dash and Bill Maher showing it's now acceptable in polite society to attack The One. In an eye-opening piece Monday on the Daily Beast, "Friday Night Lights" author and lifelong Democrat Buzz Bissinger announced he was voting for Romney. The tipping point, he wrote, "was last week's debate in Denver," which showed Obama out of energy and out of ideas.
  • Dear Leader TANKING, Oh My...

    10/09/2012 3:55:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    POLLS: Pew Research: Romney 49%, Obama 46 amongst likely voters, with women now 47-47 tie, when last month Obama led Romney by 18 points (56% - 38) among female likely voters (!). Gallup: Romney and Obama now tied (= five-point debate bump): by a 'record-setting margin' debate watchers say Romney did better last Wednesday, Independents named him the victor by a devastating 70-19 margin... ouch! Washington Times/Zogby: Romney up 45.1 - 44.5% (+9 bounce) Battleground: Romney crushing Obama with Independents 51-35% Military Times: Romney 66%, Obama 26 Military Times COMMENTARY: American Thinker: 'Why Obama Will Lose All Three Debates' Daily...
  • $5 Trillion Is Also How Much Obama Promised to Cut the Debt in 2008! - Did He Give Details?

    10/09/2012 2:05:53 AM PDT · by zencycler · 2 replies
    Vanity | 10/9/2012 | self
    Romney and Ryan will continue to be pressed for details about the 20% tax cut proposal with regard to how they will come up with $5 trillion in offsets by telling specifically which deductions would be reduced or eliminted. Did Obama give any details when he promised to cut the $10 trilion debt in half (which would also be $5 trillion)? I don't recall, but I guess what's most important is that HE DID NOT DO IT! This gives Romney/Ryan a great comeback if they get pressed for details on the offsets in future debates: $5 trillion - where have...
  • Andrew Sullivan Melts Down (Again) Over Obama Debate Performance

    10/09/2012 12:04:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Wizbang ^ | October 8, 2012 | Paul
    <p>Andy’s latest rant is sure to raise a smile. The great irony is that he identifies the problem with laser precision but is clueless as to the cause.</p> <p>"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.</p>
  • Romney plans Navy buildup

    10/08/2012 10:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael Hoffman
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute. Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate. The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas,...
  • It's Important To Understand Why Romney Won

    10/08/2012 10:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    Understanding why Mitt Romney so decisively won the first presidential debate is as important as the fact that he did. Why? Because once we know the reasons, almost everything about President Barack Obama and this election becomes clear. First, Obama lost because he, like virtually the entire left, lives in a left-wing bubble. Left-wing academics live in this bubble. There is no greater uniformity of thought than at our universities; their much-ballyhooed commitment to diversity is about race and ethnicity, not about ideas. So, too, the great majority of news media people live in the same bubble, the left-wing herd...
  • Game Changing Election News [Marriage Related]

    10/08/2012 5:02:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    National Organization for Marriage ^ | 10/8/12 | Brian S. Brown
    What would you do to raise $3 million to protect marriage from Barack Obama and his wealthy homosexual lobbyists? A gracious pro-marriage supporter has just created an extremely generous matching grant fund to help the National Organization for Marriage demonstrate your commitment to marriage as the unique union of one man and one woman. Here's how it works: If you donate right now, your contribution to protect marriage from Obama and his homosexual lobbyists will be tripled -- that's right, NOM will receive an additional $2 for every $1 you contribute right now!
  • With a few words, Romney causes a coal rally: Obama could put 77,000 megawatts out of commission

    10/08/2012 10:01:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2012 | Hoppy Kercheval
    "I like coal," Mitt Romney during the presidential debate. The beleaguered industry got a lift from the Republican presidential candidate, and it needed it. Romney's endorsement of coal as an essential ingredient to the country's energy portfolio caused company stocks to bump up. Arch Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, Consol, Peabody Energy and Walter Energy all saw increases of at least 4 percent the day after the debate. "It's amazing what 15 words about coal in a presidential debate can do for stocks," Michael Dudas of Sterne Agee told Reuters. "These stocks have been volatile, but you can't discount what a...
  • Romney Channels George W. Bush’s Middle East Policy

    10/08/2012 9:17:45 PM PDT · by rmlew · 14 replies
    The Corner - National Review ^ | October 8, 2012 | Daniel Pipes
    Mitt Romney gave a generally fine speech today on the Middle East. Sensibly, he criticized the Obama administration for its Benghazi shenanigans, for the “daylight” with Israel, fecklessness vis-à-vis Tehran, and the cuts in military spending. Very justifiably, he called it “time to change course in the Middle East.”But I worry about three specifics.First, Romney’s policy ideas echo the rosy-tinted themes of George W. Bush’s failed policies in the region. Flush with optimism for Afghanistan, Iraq, and “Palestine,” Bush spoke a language that now seems from another world. For example, almost exactly nine years ago he predicted “a free Iraq...
  • Team Obama knocks Romney for not showing up…on Nickelodeon (This was The debate Obama was ready for)

    10/08/2012 5:27:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    He may not have been ready to take the fight to Mitt Romney in Denver last week, but Team Obama wants you to know ithe president welcomes a showdown on… Nickelodeon. Bring. It. On. TMZ reporting: President Obama's peeps say Mitt Romney is gonna be sorry for blowing off a bunch of kids who participated in the Nickelodeon show, "Kids Pick the President."The premise of the show --- kids submit questions to each candidate and based on the answers they make their pick for leader of the free world. Obama answered the kids' questions, but Romney said he didn't have...
  • Romney cuts into Obama's early voter advantage (what we have all been saying!)

    10/08/2012 5:19:52 PM PDT · by Ravi · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 10/8/12 | stephen ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's campaign is working hard to chip away at President Barack Obama's advantage among early voters, and there are signs the effort is paying off in North Carolina and Florida, two competitive states that the Republican nominee can ill afford to lose. Obama is doing better in Iowa, another battleground state important to both candidates.
  • Romney Casts Obama's Foreign Policy As Weak, Dangerous

    10/08/2012 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a sweeping critique on Monday of President Barack Obama's handling of threats in the Middle East, saying Obama's lack of leadership had made the volatile region more dangerous.
  • The Most Important People In This Election…or Not.

    10/08/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by uptoolate · 5 replies
    THE 3 TABOOS ^ | 10/08/2012 | uptoolateagain
    The Most Important People In This Election…or Not Obama, Romney…Liberalism, Conservatism…Democrat, Republican…Pro-Choice, Pro-Life…Big Government, Small Government…Small Military, Huge Military…Keynesian Economics, Capitalism…Pro-Union, Pro-Business…you get the idea. There could NOT be any more stark difference in choices this election. Many have voice their choice in the polls…47% to 47% (+/- 2). So that leads me to a very interesting question. Who are these 4-6 percent called “The Undecided”? Better yet, what make up of mindset does one have to actually have to NOT be able to form a choice? How many Liberal, Pro-Life, Big Government, Huge Military, Pro-Business, Keynesian Economic Republicans can...
  • Romney’s trouncing of Obama in debate sets Gallup record: 52 points

    10/08/2012 4:40:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 8, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    The flood of excuses for why the president performed as abysmally as he did in the first presidential debate last Wednesday has risen up to the firmament … of higher education. In The New Yorker’s now-infamous cover story—the illustration for which shows the debate stage with an empty chair at Obama’s lectern—editor David Remnick samples the opinions of “Obama’s old friends” from academe (h/t James Taranto). Included are Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe and another teacher, Christopher Edley. Tribe explains Romney’s rout of Obama by insisting that the president’s “instincts and talents have never included going for an opponent’s jugular....
  • Counting on Coal Country

    10/08/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 8, 2012 | ROBERT STACY MCCAIN
    Romney fights for jobs -- and votes -- in an industry at war with Obama’s EPA. Nearly four thousand people turned out Friday in Abingdon, Virginia, to hear Mitt Romney declare his support for the coal industry, which has been besieged for more than three years by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency... --snip-- For a Democratic president so closely allied with the labor movement, Obama's abandonment of the mine workers is stunning, considering that the head of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, began his career with the UMW. Even as the EPA's regulatory squeeze of power plants has had the effect...
  • Romney Surging in PA (O 47 R 45)

    10/08/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/8/12 | American Spectator
    Just in. The Susquehanna Poll (from the Susquehanna Polling and Research folks ) have just released their post-debate poll of Pennsylvania. Bottom line: Romney is suddenly surging, with Obama leading by a mere two points -- which is to say a "virtual dead heat." Concludes the poll: There is (my emphasis) "clear evidence the debates have helped solidify the Keystone State as a tossup election in November and one well within Romney's reach."
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Romney narrows gap on Obama in Michigan

    10/08/2012 3:41:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | October 8, 2012 | Chuck Stokes
    Once again, the campaign for US President is a horse race in the battleground state of Michigan! The momentum has now shifted to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney because of his winning performance in the first of three scheduled debates against President Barack Obama. In September, the momentum was behind the President after he received a big boost from the Democratic National Convention. In a new and exclusive poll for WXYZ, the Detroit Free Press, and our statewide media partners, 48 percent say they would vote for Democrat Obama if the election were held today. Forty-five percent of the 600...
  • Romney makes impromptu stop at a school after kids wave, cheer outside

    10/08/2012 2:52:49 PM PDT · by jennychase · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 8, 2012 | Twitchy
    Adorable pics: Romney makes impromptu stop at a school after kids wave, cheer outside
  • Guess who isn’t afraid of a little rain? Mitt Romney attends rally, shakes hands of vets in downpour

    10/08/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 38 replies
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  • Pew poll: Romney erases eight-point deficit, now leads by four among likely voters

    10/08/2012 2:07:16 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:53 pm on October 8, 2012 | Allahpundit
    From a 51/43 lead for O last month to a 49/45 lead for Mitt now. Remember when the media said the debates won’t matter?Most exciting poll of the last year? Or most exciting poll of the last four years? Romney now ties Obama in being regarded as a strong leader and runs virtually even with the president in willingness to work with leaders of the other party. And by a 47% to 40% margin, voters pick Romney as the candidate who has new ideas…Romney has made progress on the issues. He and Obama now run about even on dealing with...
  • Gallup Poll's New 7-Day Average Defies Logic!

    10/08/2012 1:47:32 PM PDT · by zencycler · 21 replies
    Self,Vanity | 10/8/2012 | self
    Look at the new 7-Day average numbers Gallup now has, as of Oct 7th, showing Obama getting 50% to Romney's 45%. (Link - 7 day at Upper Right) Here's the problem: Gallup says the 3-day average, pre-debate, was 0-50% and R-45%, and also says the average for the 3 days after the debate (Oct 4 to Oct 6) was 0-47% and R-47%. So by my calculation, in order to get the 7-day average back to where Gallup now has it, here's what would have to happen: Date___10/1___10/2___10/3___10/4___10/5___10/6___10/7___Avg. Obama___50____50____50____47____47____47____59____50.0 Romney__45____45____45____47____47____47____39____45.0 There is NO WAY that the one-day polling on 10/7 suddenly...
  • President Barack Obama holds 30-point lead over Republican Mitt Romney in Massachusetts, poll finds

    10/08/2012 1:38:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 86 replies
    Democratic President Barack Obama’s lead over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is growing in Massachusetts, and is now up to 30 points, according to a new poll conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute for The Republican and The poll, conducted Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, finds Obama getting support from 63 percent of likely Massachusetts voters compared to 33 percent for Romney, with 3 percent undecided. The poll does not take into account the impact of the first presidential debate - in which Romney was widely viewed as the winner - since only one night of...
  • NRA launches new anti-Obama ad campaign in battleground states

    10/08/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Rifle Association is airing a new television ad in four battleground states urging voters to defeat President Obama. The pro-gun-rights group is spending $1.3 million to air the ad in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. A spokesman said the group will be on the air with ads through election day November 6. The NRA ad suggests Obama is "attacking our Second Amendment rights" and says a vote against the Democrat...
  • Military Poll: Romney Creams Obama by 40 Percentage Points

    10/08/2012 12:51:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/08/2012
    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney may be nearly tied among voters as a whole, but among military members, the former Massachusetts governor is obliterating the president, 66 percent to 26 percent, according to a new poll from the Military Times. To be sure the survey covers only military personnel who subscribe to the paper. This population is older and more senior than the military population at large, but it is representative of the professional core of the all-volunteer force, the Times says. Interestingly enough, 41 percent of respondents said the economy is the most important issue, compared...
  • Romney foreign policy at VMI -- text of prepared version

    10/08/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8 October 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Updated: Monday, October 8, 11:39 AM Mitt Romney today delivered an address on foreign policy, titled “The Mantle of Leadership” to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The following remarks were prepared for delivery: I particularly appreciate the introduction from my good friend and tireless campaign companion, Gov. Bob McDonnell. He is showing what conservative leadership can do to build a stronger economy. Thank you also Congressman Goodlatte for joining us today. And particular thanks to Gen. Peay. I appreciate your invitation to be with you today at the Virginia Military Institute. It is a great privilege to be...
  • Next presidential debate: Mitt vs. O’s Teleprompter?!?!

    10/08/2012 10:18:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-12 | Wordsmith
    President Obama's faithful want him to take the mittens off in his next debate and trounce his Republican opponent by bringing out his secret weapon: The Teleprompter! Apparently some Obama supporters felt the president was at a disadvantage without usage of his teleprompter in last week's debate. (Well...truth be told, they're probably right). They think it was unfair in the last debate that the president debated at a handicap: As one man stated, “How’s he going to memorize an hour and a half debate?” Watch Rebel Pundit interview some of the president’s most loyal supporters at an Obama for America...
  • Anti-Obama Group Will Caravan from Brighton to Paul Ryan Rally (Rochester Hills, MI)

    10/08/2012 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 5 replies
    WHMI Radio - 93.5 FM ^ | 10/08/2012 | Jon King
    Anti-Obama Group Will Caravan From Brighton to Ryan Rally October 8, 2012 10/8/12 - A national bus tour in support of Mitt Romney will make its way to Livingston County this afternoon, with an invitation to caravan to an appearance by Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan tonight in Rochester Hills. The "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" tour will arrive for a rally supporting the Romney/Ryan ticket at 5pm at Millpond Park in downtown Brighton. Organizers say they will then depart in two buses at 6:30 with an invitation for anyone to caravan with them to Oakland University, where Ryan plans...
  • Early voting statistics (NC, IA, OH, FL)

    10/08/2012 8:51:32 AM PDT · by Ravi · 23 replies
    GMU ^ | 10/8/12 | me
  • Mitt Romney Delivers Major Foreign Policy Speech (live video)

    10/08/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    C-Span ^ | 10/8/2012 | C-Span
    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney visits the Virginia Military Institute on Monday to lay out his foreign policy vision, and contrast it with that of President Obama. Coming off a widely reported success in last week's domestic policy-focused Presidential debate, Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan held rallies in Virginia on Thursday and Friday. The Presidential candidates have a week off before the next debate, which is a town hall format. The final debate, which focuses on foreign policy, will take place October 22. Romney has previously struggled in the foreign policy arena, with an overseas trip this...