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« Reply #750 on: September 05, 2012, 03:41:14 PM »

Great ad.  Same old lines. 

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« Reply #751 on: September 06, 2012, 09:53:50 AM »

Hill Poll: Voters say second term undeserved, country is worse off
 The Hill ^ | 09/04/12 | Sheldon Alberts


Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 8:05:44 AM


A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.

Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than in September 2008, while 54 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.

Only 31 percent of voters believe the nation is in “better condition,” while 15 percent say it is “about the same,” the poll found. Just 40 percent of voters said Obama deserves reelection.

The results highlight the depth of voter dissatisfaction confronting Obama as he makes his case for a second term at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.


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That's interesting... There was a CNN poll that had the exact reverse numbers... saying about 55% of the population thought they were better off.
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« Reply #752 on: September 06, 2012, 11:06:23 AM »

That's interesting... There was a CNN poll that had the exact reverse numbers... saying about 55% of the population thought they were better off.


LOL - post the link and lets see the internals. 


Every credible poll has 60 percent plus thinking we are on the wrong track with this disastrous regime in DC 
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« Reply #753 on: September 06, 2012, 12:48:34 PM »

History lessons: Romney vs. Obama
 UPI.com ^ | 5 Sep 12 | Peter Morici


Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2012 1:52:05 PM

With the U.S. economy sputtering, President Barack Obama would like voters to believe he faces tougher challenges than any president since Franklin Roosevelt and needs two terms to turn things around.

Sadly, the president's problems are so daunting only because his policies aren't up to the task.

One need only look as far back as Ronald Reagan to find a fair but embarrassing comparison for Obama's special brand of statism.

In 1980, Americans were bearing double-digit interest rates and inflation, growing trade deficits on oil and with export juggernauts Japan and newly industrializing economies in Asia and stuck in a malaise of self-doubt quite similar to today.

Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, appointed in August 1979, pushed interest rates even higher to halt runaway inflation, the economy suffered two wrenching recessions and unemployment peaked at 10.8 percent just 22 months into the Reagan presidency.

The Reagan recovery package emphasized putting money and decision-making back into the hands of ordinary citizens and private businesses. Immediate tax cuts, followed by tax reform -- just three personal income tax rates, a top rate of 28 percent and fewer special breaks and loopholes.

He removed Carter-era policies that discouraged domestic oil production and aggressively sought to right-size regulation -- not slash and burn but retaining what was needed to keep business honest and foster competition and jettisoning the rest.

All strikingly similar to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's platform.

When Reagan faced voters in 1984, the economy was growing at 6.3 percent and unemployment was down to 7.3 percent -- it ultimately fell to 5 percent, as Old Dutch engineered a 92-month economic expansion.

Not satisfied to rest on his laurels, he pursued free trade, called to task Japan and others for undervalued currencies and negotiated the 1985 Plaza Accord, which increased the value of the yen by more than 50 percent and set the stage for export-led prosperity of the 1990s.

Similarly, Obama inherited an economy crippled by gaping trade deficits -- this time with China and again on oil -- and too much financial chicanery on Wall Street.

Sadly, Obama has avoided confronting China on currency manipulation and the deficit with the Middle Kingdom is up 50 percent since the recent recovery began.

Obama has limited offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Slope of Alaska and Atlantic and Pacific coasts -- no surprise the petroleum trade deficit is up nearly 70 percent since the recovery began.

Every dollar that goes to China or for imported oil that does not return to buy U.S. exports is lost demand for U.S.-made goods and services and together those deficits are costing Americans 10 million jobs.

All this is exacerbated by Dodd-Frank financial reforms, whose bureaucratic burdens are forcing small banks to sell out to their larger brethren on Wall Street, where the deal making, sharp practices and gambling continue seemingly unabated.

Small businesses can't get loans and a day doesn't seem to pass that the financial media doesn't publish a story about federal and New York state regulators chasing some slippery scam or tax dodge begotten by Manhattan's big-bonus aristocracy.

As Obama faces the voters, the economy is growing at a 2.2 percent pace. Unemployment has fallen to 8.3 percent but only because so many adults have quit looking for work altogether. If the adult labor force participation rate was the same today as when Obama took office, the jobless rate would be 11 percent and most economists see little room for improvement on that sad record.

Listen to Romney closely -- he's offering Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America" all over again -- not a replay of the inept Bush administration, as Obama would have voters believe.

Encouraging individual initiative and entrepreneurs, an understandable tax system, producing more American oil, getting a fair deal for U.S. workers competing with China, lowering healthcare costs, and smarter regulation of Wall Street -- it all makes sense.

It's the smart choice.

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(Peter Morici is an economist and professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and widely published columnist.)

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Outside-View/2012/09/05/Outside-View-History-lessons-Romney-vs-Obama/UPI-29801346842639/#ixzz25iGDIpD9


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« Reply #754 on: September 06, 2012, 01:37:17 PM »

No sign of convention bounce for Obama: Reuters/Ipsos poll
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Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2012 4:30:40 PM by Arthurio

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina | Fri Sep 7, 2012 12:13am IST

(Reuters) - So far, U.S. President Barack Obama has not received much of a bounce yet in popular support from the Democratic National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.

The latest daily tracking poll found Republican Mitt Romney still clinging to a narrow lead of 45 percent to Obama's 44 percent among likely voters. Romney had led by 46 percent to 44 percent in Wednesday's poll.

"We're not seeing a sort of glimmer, at this point, of a bump," said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.

The online survey included questions to voters on Wednesday before former President Bill Clinton's well-received speech on the convention floor, so Clinton's influence has not yet been taken into account.

Obama's wife, Michelle Obama, delivered an electrifying speech on Tuesday, and those polled for the Thursday poll would have had the chance to have heard her.


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« Reply #755 on: September 06, 2012, 02:01:36 PM »

Poll: Romney up 3 in Ohio, best showing since June
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Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2012 4:32:44 PM by Arthurio

Poll: Romney up 3 in Ohio, best showing since June

By Justin Sink - 09/05/12 08:25 PM ET

Mitt Romney has opened a 3-point lead in the pivotal swing state of Ohio, according to a new poll released Wednesday — the Republican nominee's best showing since June.

The Republican ticket garnered support of 47 percent of those surveyed, versus 43 percent for Democrats, according to a poll released by Gravis Marketing. President Obama has led consistently in the polls since June, although that lead has been usually within the margin of error.

Meanwhile, 10 percent of voters remain unsure in the pivotal contest, or say they would back a third-party candidate.


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« Reply #756 on: September 07, 2012, 01:22:32 PM »

Zogby: Obama’s Speech Didn’t Help Win Undecideds
Friday, 07 Sep 2012
By Patrick Hobin and John Bachman

President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night was aimed to energize his supporters to work hard for the next two months, and undecided voters ignored both conventions and will only begin focusing on the race around the time of the debates, expert pollster John Zogby told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.

Zogby, president of JZ Analytics, said Obama’s convention speech “is designed to preach to the choir.”

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“He needed the support and the enthusiasm of the people in the room,” Zogby said. “They needed a rationale for why they should be fired up and go out there and work very hard over the next two months. I was very surprised when I heard news leaks from someone that the president would be talking about specifics. That just is not the venue, you know. Whether it’s a 76,000 seat stadium or 25,000 seat convention hall, that’s just not built for PowerPoint and those kinds of presentations.”

Obama’s speech won’t help him outside his own party, however, according to Zogby.

“Remember we’ve got about 10 percent who are undecided, on the fence, and those are people who are not going to spend the couple of hours watching the Republican or the Democratic National Conventions just yet. They’ll start to focus right around the time of the debates,” he said.

Conventions are becoming less relevant with every election cycle, Zogby said, as reflected in the television coverage.

“No great decisions are made at the conventions,” he said. “The delegates are already lined up. They’re very well-rehearsed and, you know, you can tell by the demand driven major networks who are barely covering them at all. If there was a real desire, you know, on the part of the broad slots of the American people to watch these conventions, you’d see a lot more coverage.”

The new jobs report which shows the economy added 96,000 jobs and unemployment falling from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent can be viewed two ways, Zogby said.

“Let’s just aggregate those numbers,” the political analyst said. “First of all, it’s 8.3 down to 8.1 and so for those who are just driving by and see it on the bumper sticker, see it very quickly, you can argue good news. For those who hear the term ’96,000 new jobs,’ well, from 4.5 million to now 4.6 million, that’s sort of the top line. That’s going to impress supporters, maybe some of those who are on the fence.”

“For those who are already disinclined to vote for Obama, or leaning against Obama, the interpretation will be well known, which is that jobs are not growing fast enough. Four hundred thousand or so who were in the work force left the work force and gave up. So there’s a little bit of both here for both sides. I suspect, though, that this jobs report doesn’t hurt the president.”

It will ultimately come down to how people feel, Zogby said.

“They’re both very important and, ultimately, it’s going to come down to how people feel and it’s not as simple or uncomplex as it sounds. You have almost two out of three who feel that the nation is headed in the wrong direction but then you also have a significant number who are saying, ‘But just who is Mitt Romney? Who is the GOP? Why should we entrust our vote to them?’ And so you have two actually flawed candidates and they spent a lot of time delineating each other’s flaws.”
Zogby said of Obama uses former President Bill Clinton judiciously, he could help sway undecided voters.

“Bill Clinton has a great way of communicating complex things to voters in a folksy, meaningful way,” Zogby said. “He tells the Obama story better than Obama tells his own story. So in that sense, number one, he set the table perfectly for the president’s speech last night, which, incidentally, was a very good speech. And then number two, if Clinton is used judiciously, not every day, not all day and not to everyone, but used judiciously to some key crowds and high profile events, he could be a tremendous help, particularly with undecided voters.”

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« Reply #757 on: September 14, 2012, 11:54:31 AM »

Zogby: Romney Running Worse Than McCain in ‘08
Thursday, 13 Sep 2012
By David A. Patten

President Barack Obama received a surprisingly strong bounce after the Democratic National Convention, and now leads GOP challenger Mitt Romney by nearly 6 points according to a new JZ Analytics poll.

The national poll of likely voters shows Obama leading 47.7 percent to 42 percent, and indicates that Romney is not polling well enough among some conservative demographic groups: NASCAR fans, evangelicals, and the so-called “Walmart voters.”

According to JZ Analytics pollster John Zogby, Romney is in a somewhat worse position than GOP nominee Sen. John McCain was at this point in the 2008 campaign.

“Slightly worse, yes,” Zogby says. “But it’s also fair to say that he’s running against an incumbent who is not posting the greatest numbers in the world.”

Some conservative pundits contend Romney should have a substantial lead in light of the nation’s ongoing economic doldrums under Obama.

“That’s the question: Why isn’t Romney leading by 10 [points]?” Zogby says. “We can speculate on the answers, but that’s the right question.”

Zogby says Romney is not running as well as he should among certain voter segments. Romney leads Obama 53 to 37 percent among voters 65 and older, for example. But Zogby says “he’s going to have to do better” to win.

In a possible indication that Romney has yet to seal the deal with the GOP base, Zogby reports lackluster poll numbers among NASCAR voters, evangelicals, and frequent Walmart patrons -- groups that tend to be reliably conservative.

Romney leads Obama 48.4 to 44.6 percent among voters who shop weekly at Walmart. He narrowly trails Obama among self-identified NASCAR fans, 44 percent to 43 percent.

“That’s a number you would never expect to see,” comments Zogby.

Among “born again” voters, Romney leads Obama by 57 percent to 32 percent. That compares to the 73 percent of evangelical/”born again” voters McCain carried in 2008, according to the Pew Center on Religion and Public Life.

Zogby envisions plenty of opportunities for Romney to narrow the gap, however. Historically, rosy post-convention polls such as Obama’s soon fade after a couple of weeks.

“This 6 point lead, I think, is basking in a glow for Obama,” Zogby tells Newsmax. “It’s still very, very tight in the battleground states.”

Polls generally indicate Romney did not receive a significant boost from the GOP convention. According to Zogby, Romney’s bounce came earlier, when he named Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

The JZ Analytics interactive poll surveyed 1,041 likely voters on September 11 and 12, and has a 3.1 percent margin of error. Zogby says the results indicate Obama still must shore up several weaknesses in order to win.

For example, by a 54 to 34 point margin, voters surveyed say the nation is on the wrong track. And voters say Obama deserves to be re-elected by only a statistically insignificant margin, 46.3 to 45.8 percent.

Zogby also sees slippage for Obama among the so-called “creative class” – the 40 million voters who primarily trade in ideas, technology, intellectual property, and the arts. The poll shows Obama garnering about 53 percent of that vote, compared to over 60 percent in 2008.

Those voters could be decisive difference in swing states such as Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Zogby also describes Obama’s numbers as “anemic” among 18 to 29 year-olds. Only 53 percent of those younger voters said they would vote for Obama over Romney -- some 13 points less than Obama’s advantage among that demographic in 2008 against GOP standard bearer Sen. John McCain.

Unlike many pollsters, Zogby uses a polling technique that, at this stage of the election, does not prod undecided voters to name a choice after they initially respond that they are unsure. This may explain why the JZ Analytics poll shows over 10 percent of voters remain undecided – about twice the undecided segment measured in several other recent national polls.

If one in 10 voters is undecided, it would bode well for Romney. Undecided voters tend to break strongly for the challenger over the incumbent.

“He should be in better shape right now, but it’s still very competitive in the battleground states,” Zogby tells Newsmax. “But there are almost two months to go, and he’s running against an incumbent who has his own issues. So anything can happen.”

Other findings from the JZ Analytics poll:

· Romney appears to appeal to a surprising number of 18 to 29 year olds, who may be worried about the spiraling cost of the national debt and Medicare, says Zogby.

· Obama’s edge among African-American voters appears to be holding firm. “Blacks are going to vote heavily for Obama, they’re going to vote in large numbers,” he predicts.

· One in every five independent voters remains undecided. That suggests both candidates still have a lot of work today to win over the swing-voter segment.

· Romney leads Obama among white voters by 52 to 38 percent, according to the poll. McCain attracted over 55 percent of the white vote in 2008. “And we’re probably looking at a lower percentage of white voters this time than last time. So he’s got a double deficit there,” the pollster tells Newsmax.

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« Reply #758 on: September 14, 2012, 12:16:22 PM »

Zogby: Romney Running Worse Than McCain in ‘08

I have to believe that CONFIDENCE in Romney is higher than it was in McCain in 2008.   He hasn't shown the erratic nature that mccain did.  Palin was a very risky pick, suspending his campaign was huge, trying to cancel a debate, the series of moments where he didn't konw his campaign's position, the singing of "bomb iran" from a Presidential candidate....

Romney may not have any poll bounce, but he doesn't have any sink either.  If dems don't show to vote, he wins.  It's a "win by default" strategy, and I think it is way safer than mccain's strategy in 2008.  Romney could never campaign or speak again until Nov, or campaign nonstop, and he'll be just about tied just the same.
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« Reply #759 on: September 14, 2012, 12:17:13 PM »

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday 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. See daily tracking history.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
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« Reply #760 on: September 14, 2012, 12:23:40 PM »

Wasn't Johnson polling at 7% in some states?


Where do yall think his votes will go?  He'll get 1-3%, but I surely see at least half his supporters choosing 1 of the 2 who can really win it.
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« Reply #761 on: September 19, 2012, 11:58:49 AM »

Gallup: Convention Bounce Fades for Obama
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012
By Henry J. Reske

The race for president has reverted to pre-convention numbers with President leading GOP challenger by one point in the latest Gallup tracking poll.

Before the Democratic Convention began Obama led Romney 47 to 46 percent among registered voters. Tuesday’s tracking poll showed the race had reverted to those numbers.

In the period after the convention Obama had stretched his lead to as much as seven points, leading Romney 50 to 43 percent.

Convention bounces are typically short-lived. Gallup reports that Romney received no convention bounce.

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« Reply #762 on: September 19, 2012, 12:00:13 PM »

Rasmussen Poll: Romney Takes Lead in New Hampshire
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012

Despite two days of negative coverage over his secretly videotaped remarks during a fundraiser in Florida, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the key swing state of New Hampshire, according to a new Rasmussen poll.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48 percent support to President Obama’s 45 percent. Four percent prefer some other candidate, and three percent are undecided.

In June, Obama held a five-point lead over Romney in the Granite State, 48 percent to 43 percent, the polling firm pointed out in their remarks released Wednesday.

New Hampshire now shifts from “leans Obama’ to “toss-up” in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.

Obama carried New Hampshire over Republican John McCain 54 percent to 45 percent in the 2008 election. Forty-nine percent (49 percent) of the state’s voters now approve of the job he is doing as president, while 51 percent disapprove. This includes 30 percent who strongly approve and 43 percent who strongly disapprove. This marks little change from June.

Romney, who served as governor of neighboring Massachusetts and was the winner of the state’s Republican Primary in January, is viewed favorably by 50 percent of all voters in the state. That’s up five points from June. But he’s also viewed unfavorably by 50 percent. This includes 32 percent with a very favorable opinion of him and 37 percent with a Very Unfavorable one.

This New Hampshire survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

The candidates are separated by three points or less when voters in the state are asked who they trust more on several major policy issues. The president is trusted more when it comes to health care and energy policy. Romney has the edge on the economy, taxes and national security.

This is comparable to the closeness of findings nationally, but while Romney has a seven-point lead in voter trust on the economy among voters nationwide, he has only a three-point advantage on that issue in New Hampshire.

Forty-five percent of New Hampshire voters now rate their personal finances as good or excellent, while 11 percent describe them as poor. Twenty-five percent say their finances are getting better, but 41 percent think they’re getting worse.

Romney has a 16-point lead among male voters in the state, while the president leads by nine among female voters. Most voters under 40 favor Obama, but the majority of their elders prefer his Republican challenger.

Both candidates draw strong support from voters in their respective parties. Romney edges Obama 45 percent to 43 percent among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties.

With the addition of New Hampshire, eight states are now Toss-Ups in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections: Romney also has the slight advantage in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin; Obama has the edge in Florida, Virginia and Ohio.

Romney is ahead in North Carolina, Indiana, Montana and North Dakota. The president leads in Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico and Pennsylvania.

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« Reply #764 on: September 19, 2012, 04:07:39 PM »

Seriously doubt he wins NH, but no one really cares about that state and I believe CNNs map had him winning that already.
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« Reply #765 on: September 20, 2012, 12:36:45 PM »

Club for Growth Refuses to Endorse Romney
Thursday, 20 Sep 2012
By Martin Gould

Mitt Romney’s faltering campaign was hit by more bad news on Thursday when one of the most reliably conservative groups on the political stage — The Club For Growth — made it clear it would not endorse him.

“He’s our only choice for the Republicans now, so we’re not going to criticize him,” Club president Chris Chocola said. “We’re going to hope he exceeds our expectations.”

Instead, Chocola told reporters during a breakfast meeting hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, his group will concentrate on helping Republican Senate candidates get elected.

Chocola pointed out that the Club had not endorsed anyone in the GOP presidential primaries, saying it was “not because we didn’t want to, but because there wasn’t a candidate that we thought we could recommend to our members.”

The winner of those primaries still does not fit that bill, he said. “It’s a mixed bag with Romney. That’s his problem. People don’t really know.

“He’s got a mixed record when it comes to our issues.”

Chocola, who served two terms in the House or Representatives from Indiana, said he does not know whether Romney is really a pro-growth conservative.

One of the Club’s main issues is Romney’s attack on free trade with China. ”He knows better,” Chocola said.

Chocola accepted that Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts was “pretty good,” saying, “Spending went up 2.1 or 2.2 percent annually when he was governor.”

But Romney’s business background is more a hindrance than a help, Chocola suggested.

“The problem with business guys who run for office is they don’t really want to talk about themselves. They don’t want to try to convince you that they are great. They want to say look at all of the stuff I did.”

He said businesspeople are too worried about results, but in politics, “90 percent of what you do is look like you are doing something, 10 percent is actually doing something.”

“In business, 90 percent of what you do is actually doing something and the other 10 percent is maybe trying to spin it and convince people you are great. So business guys have a very hard time understanding why the results do not speak for themselves.

“They also don’t understand how nasty politics is and how you get attacked for things you never thought you would get attacked for and that really frustrates them.”

He said Romney has evolved somewhat but is still “the business guy who says, ‘Listen, just look at what I did and look at what the other guy did. This is easy.’

“Politics just doesn’t work that way.”

The Club did not formally endorse a candidate in the 2008 presidential race either. Among the Republican Senate candidates it is supporting this year are Richard Mourdock in Indiana, Jeff Flake in Arizona, and Ted Cruz in Texas.

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« Reply #767 on: October 02, 2012, 12:41:49 PM »

Battle for presidency remains close in new CNN poll
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Washington (CNN) – Two days before the first presidential debate, a new national survey indicates a very close contest between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the race for the White House.

And according to a CNN/ORC International poll, neither candidate appears to have an edge on the economy, which remains the top issue on the minds of Americans and which may dominate Wednesday night's debate on domestic issues in Denver.

Fifty-percent of likely voters questioned in the CNN survey, which was released Monday, say that if the election were held today, they would vote for the president, with 47% saying they would support Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. The president's three point margin is within the poll's sampling error.

Three other national polls of likely voters released in the past 24 hours also indicate a tight race. The other surveys are from ABC News/Washington Post, Politico/George Washington University, and American Research Group. A CNN Poll of Polls which averages all four surveys plus a Fox News poll released late last week puts Obama at 49% and Romney at 46% among likely voters.

In the CNN/ORC poll, the national horse race stands pretty much where it was just before the two back-to-back party conventions in late August and early September.

"That's a strong suggestion that whatever bounce President Obama received from his convention has, as expected, faded away," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "That's why they call them 'bounces'."

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« Reply #768 on: October 03, 2012, 05:48:28 AM »

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« Reply #769 on: October 04, 2012, 07:57:31 PM »

Poll: Jewish Democrats Abandoning Obama for Romney, Economy, Israel
Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | October 4, 2012 | Karen Levy
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Poll: Jewish Democrats Abandoning Obama for Romney, Economy, Israel

By Karen Levy
Israel News Agency

New York, New York --- October 4, 2012 ... Jewish Democrats who have voted for Democratic Presidents in the past four Presidential elections are now jumping ship and plan on voting for the economic and foreign policies advocated by US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The INA poll, which was released after the first Presidential debate last night where Mitt Romney clearly buried a depressed and nervous Barack Obama, illustrates that over fifty percent of all democratic voters are now either unsure or committed to voting for the Romney team.

Another poll released last month confirms predictions that Obama was losing up to a quarter of the Jewish votes he got in 2008. The Investors Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP Poll gives a breakdown of religion along with other demographic groups.

"American Jews have always picked the liberal side due to their own history of suffering," said Joel Leyden, Director of Jews4MittRomney.com. "American Jews have always perceived the Democratic Party as being more sensitive and understanding to human issues. But after four years of no hope and no change, of unemployment at its worst rate in over 30 years, and with Israel being threatened with nuclear weapons by Iran, the Jewish vote is now going through an historic transition."

President Barack Obama was badly defeated in his first televised Presidential debate last night. Obama faced a confident, knowledgeable and aggressive Mitt Romney who was not intimated by the President's arrogance.

“Mitt Romney took control of the first debate and won it handily on both substance and style," said Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks.

“Last night Americans saw the real Mitt Romney, not the caricature of the negative attack ads and biased media reports. They saw Romney in command of the facts, secure in his principles and demonstrating the leadership and competence that has been missing in the White House for nearly four years."

Brooks added: “Romney made his case effectively on taxes, jobs, protecting the middle class, and health care. But he also gave voice to the enduring values of America, showed how far we have strayed from them under the Obama administration, and pledged to turn America back onto the path of economic growth and opportunity for all.”

All of US major media from CNN, FOX and the New York Times to AP, USAToday and the LA Times agreed that Obama was "rusty", "depressed" "not familiar with the issues" and "passive" when confronted by an articulate Romney.

"Obama is not used to being challenged in public," said Leyden. "He used master sales skills and was the right person at the right place using the right race card when running for his first term. American Jews as all Americans are now suffering. The lack of employment, homes being auctioned by banks, members of the US military not being allowed to vote and recent college graduates joining the unemployment lines have made everyone nervous. When one looks outside the US they see the Middle East in turmoil and America's most loyal ally - Israel - being ignored by the White House."

A Facebook group Jews for Mitt Romney has opened on the Internet and promises to answer many questions that Jewish democrats may have about Mitt Romney. As the Facebook groups states: "Republicans also have a heart. A very large and caring heart for Americans. We believe in enabling people, not making them dependent on government services. But if they need government services - they will be there."

"Barack Obama can ignore Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish children carrying gas masks in Israel but he can't ignore the US public," said Leyden.

"On February 1, 2009, Obama said that his presidency would be a “one-term proposition” if the economy did not recover in three years. As Romney, a documented success in making Massachusetts thrive as governor and US businesses prosper and grow as one of America's most respected business leaders, said last night - the President may own his own airplane and house, but he does not own the facts. The facts illustrate a failed President who has made many promises and has kept none."
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« Reply #770 on: October 06, 2012, 08:20:09 AM »

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« Reply #771 on: October 06, 2012, 10:08:40 AM »

A CNN Poll of Polls which averages all four surveys plus a Fox News poll released late last week puts Obama at 49% and Romney at 46% among likely voters.

national numbers are irrelevant.  battleground state polls for 11 states or so, are all that matters.  We're not concerned with how many people in Texas hate Obama.  it's about how people in Penn and OH will vote.
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« Reply #772 on: October 06, 2012, 10:09:30 AM »

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« Reply #773 on: October 06, 2012, 10:26:28 AM »

Lmfao.   Bragging over 114 k jobs?   
If you could have any job, what would you go for?

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« Reply #774 on: October 06, 2012, 11:17:40 AM »

If you could have any job, what would you go for?



The movers who haul obamas shit out of the wh in November. 
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