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  • Barack Obama Would Lose All 12 Swing States Today, Poll Says

    12/13/2011 7:08:23 AM PST · by RockinRight · 94 replies
    A survey of 12 swing states that Barack Obama carried in 2008 now finds the president losing to both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich there. USA Today-Gallup -- polling registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin -- found Obama trailing Romney 43-48, and Gingrich 45-48. Because Obama is expected to hold the big states of California, New York and Illinois, he maintains a popular-vote advantage nationwide, where he leads Gingrich 50-44, and edges Romney 47-46. But the Electoral College math would deliver the White House to Republicans if...
  • Dems losing ground in swing states (Electorate will be Less Democratic, More Independent)

    12/08/2011 7:08:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2011 | Rick Moran
    A study released by the centrist group, The Third Way, reveals that more than 800,000 Democrats have left the party in 8 battleground states since 2008.ABC News: "The numbers show that Democrats' path to victory just got harder," said Lanae Erickson, the report's co-author. "We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008."Amid frustrating partisan gridlock and unprecedentedly low party-approval ratings, the number of voters registering under a major party is...
  • Voters Flee Democratic Party in Key Swing States (Actually both parties, but Donks worse)

    12/08/2011 12:15:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Amy Bingham
    President Obama’s uphill battle to re-election is getting steeper. A report released today by the centrist think-tank Third Way showed that more than 825,000 voters in eight key battleground states have fled the Democratic Party since Obama won election in 2008. “The numbers show that Democrats’ path to victory just got harder,” said Lanae Erickson, the report’s co-author. “We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008.” Amid frustrating partisan gridlock and...
  • First PurplePoll Shows Challenges for Obama, Leading GOP Contenders (Poll of Swing States)

    10/01/2011 5:31:36 AM PDT · by Clairity · 22 replies
    Brandenton ^ | Sept. 30, 2011 | Purple strategies
    Today Purple Strategies released the results of their first PurplePoll of the 2012 election cycle revealing challenges for President Obama, but problems for Mitt Romney and Rick Perry as well. Unlike other polls, the PurplePoll focuses exclusively on the 12 states that have decided presidential elections for the past dozen years, and will do so again in 2012: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Eight of these states won by President Obama in 2008 have swung between Republican and Democratic candidates since 1996. The four others (NH, MN, PA, and...
  • Poll: Obama disapproval soars to 54 percent in Va

    09/15/2011 7:26:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 4 Sep 2011 | BOB LEWIS
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama's disapproval rating has soared to 54 percent in Virginia, a battleground state the Democrat took from the Republicans to win the White House in 2008 and will likely need to carry next year to win re-election, a new poll released Thursday shows.</p>
  • The 2012 Election Will Come Down to Seven States (If True, I will Weep for America)

    09/05/2011 10:16:04 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 111 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Larry Sabato
    The 2012 Election Will Come Down to Seven States National polls are nice, but Electoral College math is what matters..Article Comments (47) more in Opinion ». Email Print Save ↓ More . .smaller Larger By LARRY J. SABATO Straw polls, real polls, debates, caucuses, primaries—that's the public side of presidential campaigns 14 months before Election Day. But behind the scenes, strategists for President Obama and his major Republican opponents are already focused like a laser on the Electoral College. The emerging general election contest gives every sign of being highly competitive, unlike 2008. Of course, things can change: Ronald Reagan...
  • Turning Michigan into a Red State

    07/28/2010 3:14:28 AM PDT · by jenk · 35 replies · 3+ views
    me | 07/28/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    One of the most annoying things for me has been the fact that every time a vote has been held in congress in the past, the top half of Michigan would be shown in blue on a congressional vote map, along with the Detroit area. If anything, the top half of Michigan is more like the nation’s south, than it is like the state’s southeast. We are resourceful, tolerant people who have finally had enough. I live in the First District of Michigan, and am involved in the primary elections which are quickly approaching, next Tuesday. There is one Democrat...
  • Ohio's Unemployment Rate Highest In 25 Years

    04/17/2010 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies · 948+ views
    ONNTV.COM ^ | 17 APRIL 2010 | ONNTV.COM
    CINCINNATI — State officials reported on Friday that March's jobless rate is now at 11 percent. That's up from 10.9 in February. The rate is now the highest since September 1983, ONN's Lot Tan reported. "It's so sad, it just devastates me. I cried for a long time. It was a major part of my life," said Peggy Abbott. For nearly 20 years, Abbott dedicated her life to her job. She worked hard, started at the bottom and worked her way to the top. "I made it all the way up to office manager, and I was making good money,"...
  • Ohio voters switching from Democratic party to GOP

    04/08/2010 12:30:49 PM PDT · by EBH · 58 replies · 1,981+ views
    AP ^ | 04/08/2010
    The Columbus Dispatch reports that Democrats switching to the Republican party outnumbered Republicans switching to the Democratic party by about 7-to-1 as of Tuesday in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland. In 2008, the figures favored Democrats 5-to-1. In Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, about 9 times as many Democrats have switched parties.
  • PPP: Obama’s approval rating now negative in every red state that flipped in 2008

    03/01/2010 4:58:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 993+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Feel the realignment. -In Colorado a recent Rasmussen poll found his approval at 45/53. Research 2000 found his favorability at 46/47 in January. -In Florida Rasmussen found his approval at 45/54 and Quinnipiac’s latest found it at 45/49. -In Indiana Rasmussen has his approval at 44/54 and Research 2000 finds his favorability at 46/49… -In Nevada Rasmussen finds his approval at 46/54. We found 44/52 in in January. There are nine states in all but I’m giving you numbers for four where there’s a Democrat in trouble in the local Senate race and The One will be expected to —...
  • Pennsylvania: A Battleground State Leaning Red

    02/14/2010 12:51:08 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 51 replies · 1,329+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 14, 2010 | By Salena Zito
    You have to hand it to the White House: It is at least consistent in sending the absolutely wrong message to voters pondering whether to keep Democrats in control of Congress in the coming midterm election. Even the body language is all wrong. Receive news alerts Sign Up Salena Zito RealClearPolitics election 2010 pa sen Democratic Party Republican Party Barack Obama [+] More On Tuesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mocked Sarah Palin's crib notes on the palm of her hand. The next day, President Obama told Business Week that he didn't begrudge gazillion-dollar bonuses for executives of banks...
  • Mike Huckabee steers PAC to 2012 swing states

    10/27/2009 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 822+ views
    Former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee is deploying his grass-roots activists and raising money for the campaigns of conservative candidates in states that are key to a 2012 presidential run. The effort is run by Huck PAC, the former governor’s political action committee, which has 6,000 members spread across all 50 states, 46 of which have volunteer state coordinators.
  • Will the Buckeye State Swing Back to the GOP in 2010?

    10/23/2009 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies · 2,159+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that after controlling the state for years, the Ohio GOP got slaughtered in 2006 and again in 2008. In addition to losing the state's top offices, the party lost a U.S. Senator, four U.S. House seats and its majority in the Ohio House of Representatives over the past four years. But timing is everything in politics, and Ohio once again looks like a barnburner in next year's midterm elections.
  • ACORN had plan that critics say would have helped Democrats in key Ohio congressional races in 2008

    10/18/2009 3:02:00 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 8 replies · 1,065+ views ^ | October 18, 2009 | Steve Koff
    WASHINGTON -- As conspiracy theories go, this one met the legacy test: Skeptics remained convinced that ACORN, the community organizing group, tried to steal Ohio's 2008 election, even though authorities declared the election clean. So be forewarned, because what follows reawakens old suspicions -- and Republicans say there's a good reason. In a nutshell: ACORN, under attack for other misdeeds, plotted privately to help elect liberal congressional candidates in several 2008 Ohio races, a previously undisclosed ACORN political plan shows. This is the first time that ACORN, formally called the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has been linked...
  • As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Nation?

    07/26/2009 7:12:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 346+ views ^ | July 26, 2009 | Salena Zito
    NEW WATERFORD, Ohio – If Ohio is the nation's political weather vane (and you can make a good case that it is), then a two-election trend toward Democrats may be over. “The problems for Ohio are all created in Washington,” says Bill Watkins, owner of The Original Mario’s pizza shop on East Main Street here. “Bailouts, stimulus money, cap-and-trade have only hurt our economy, not enhanced it.” Earlier this month, President Obama and his policies took a hit in the Buckeye State. A Quinnipiac University poll showed the president’s job-approval rating dropped from 62 percent to 49 percent, and Ohio's...
  • Voting Rate Dips As Older Whites Stay Home [Enabled 0 to Win OH & PA!]

    07/20/2009 1:43:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies · 2,165+ views
    APReport ^ | July 20, 2009
    Voting rate dips as older whites stay home About 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters cast ballots in November WASHINGTON - For all the attention generated by Barack Obama's candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen years. The reason: Older whites with little interest in backing either Barack Obama or John McCain stayed home. Census figures released Monday show about 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters, or 131.1 million people, voted last November. Although that represented an increase of 5 million voters — virtually all...
  • First Ohio, Now Virginia - Obama Approval Dropping Like a Stone

    07/08/2009 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 23 replies · 995+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | July 8, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    A new Public Policy Polling survey looking at how likely voters for this fall’s election view Barack Obama finds his approval rating at just 48%, with 46% disapproving. Obama’s reviews are highly polarized with 95% of Democrats but only 9% of Republicans giving him good marks. His overall numbers are weak due to poor numbers among independents- 52% of them say they disapprove of Obama’s performance with only 38% giving him favorable ones.
  • Teenager: I Registered To Vote 73 Times [Ohio ACORN Lands In Hot Water..............]

    10/13/2008 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 2,263+ views
    Teenager: I Registered To Vote 73 Times Ohio ACORN Lands In Hot Water POSTED: 3:01 pm EDT October 13, 2008 UPDATED: 3:31 pm EDT October 13, 2008 A Cleveland teenager who claims he registered to vote 73 times over a five-month period has set of alarm bells among election officials in Ohio's most populous county. The bipartisan Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland voted unanimously Monday to ask Prosecutor Bill Mason to investigate multiple registrations by four people, including 19-year-old Freddie Johnson. All four said they signed forms at the behest of a community organizing group, the Association of...
  • Cincinnati: Thousands gather for 'Tea Party'

    03/15/2009 3:12:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies · 1,463+ views ^ | March 15, 2009 | By Amber Ellis
    DOWNTOWN - Thousands of people filled Fountain Square this afternoon for the Cincinnati Tea Party, a grassroots-effort designed to show their disapproval for bailouts and the massive federal stimulus plan. People wore Revolution-era costumes and raised anti-bailout signs with messages like “Give us Liberty, not debt” and “No more bailouts.”
  • Obama in perpetual campaign, Barbour says

    02/22/2009 3:00:39 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies · 1,436+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | February 22, 2009 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) – It's no coincidence President Obama has traveled to key swing states to push his massive stimulus measure, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday. Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Obama's recent travel is an indication that the new president is already running for reelection. "He's going to those places for a reason," Barbour said on CNN's State of the Union. "I mean David Axelrod, who's his campaign consultant/manager/guru really is one of the brightest, most capable people in American politics. And so this is what we've become accustomed to, the perpetual campaign." In the...