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Mitt Romney Up In Ohio

BUT CAN HE ERASE OBAMA’S EARLY VOTING LEAD? Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney enjoys a two percent lead over U.S. President Barack Obama in the latest polling from Ohio – arguably the most critical swing state in next week’s presidential election. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of likely Buckeye State…

BUT CAN HE ERASE OBAMA’S EARLY VOTING LEAD?

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney enjoys a two percent lead over U.S. President Barack Obama in the latest polling from Ohio – arguably the most critical swing state in next week’s presidential election.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of likely Buckeye State voters shows Romney ahead of Obama by a 50-48 percent margin.

The only problem? A whopping 32 percent of Ohio voters have already cast their ballots – and of those, 62 percent say they voted for Obama compared to just 36 percent who voted for Romney.  Also, Obama still has a slim lead among “independent” voters as the race enters its final week.

While Romney still has a ways to go to win this critical battleground state – he’s doing much better here than he was a month ago.

Ohio’s eighteen electoral votes are among the most hotly contested in the nation, according to polling averages compiled by Real Clear Politics.  Romney and Obama are also duking it out in Colorado (Tie), Florida (Romney +1.3 percent), Iowa (Obama +2.3 percent), Michigan (Obama +4 percent), Nevada (Obama +2.4 percent), New Hampshire (Obama +2 percent), North Carolina (Romney +3 percent), Pennsylvania (Obama +4 percent), Virginia (Tie) and Wisconsin (Obama +2.3 percent).

Working in Romney’s favor? An “intensity gap” that Republicans insist isn’t showing up in national polling.

According to a new Pew poll released this week, 76 percent of Republican and “lean Republican” voters say they are likely to vote in the upcoming election compared to 62 percent of Democratic and “lean Democratic” voters.

Will this gap impact these swing state polls?  We’ll find out next Tuesday …

Obviously this website has no preference in the “Obamney” election.  Last week we proudly endorsed former GOP New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson – the Libertarian party’s nominee.

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30 comments

mph October 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I think that Scotty is the only poll showing Mittens up in Ohio.

Pharos has Obama up today by three, which is consistent with polling over the past month showing O up by an average of 2%.

This election will be razor thin, but the electoral college is going to give it to the President. I can’t wait to hear the howls illegitimacy if Mittens wins the popular vote and loses the EC.

Hope it happens. Then we can scrap that idiotic electoral college.

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Smirks October 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I can’t wait to hear the howls illegitimacy if Mittens wins the popular vote and loses the EC.

Oh, that’d be hilarious! The party that joked about “Sore-Loserman” in 2000 whining about the popular vote not being good enough…

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Smirks October 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/oh/ohio_romney_vs_obama-1860.html

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Brandt Hardin October 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

If Obama loses this election, you can blame/thank the Right for bamboozling him. How is it ethical that an entire news network questions the President’s citizenship for four years to create doubt in voters while a fringe element of the far right demonizes and degrades him? Most of this is financed by the rich who want to keep their stranglehold on the flow of wealth in our country. Watch the white hands apply the Blackface to our first African-American President at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html

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? October 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

You mean “our first mulatto President”.

Carry on.

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Original Good Old Boy October 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Yeah, that’s it. Obama is losing because of racism.

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mph October 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

If Obama loses this election it’s his own fault. He basically had it in the bag and made the decision to come to the first debate unprepared and passive, effectively letting Romney back in the game.

Obama is a man that doesn’t appear to know how to or like exercising power. And despite all the cries of Stalin, Hitler and “Chicago style politics,” he’s also kind of a wuss.

I mean, if he can’t beat Romney and that anti-science, anti-reality Republican agenda, he doesn’t deserve to be President.

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sweepin October 31, 2012 at 7:03 am

That’s a very apt summary of my thoughts as well.

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Joe October 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

LOL…WHEN Obama loses this election, it will be because many of the fools who elected a guy with no business, executive or leadership experience WHATSOEVER, finally saw through the fog of his adoring, water-carrying advocates (media) when they could not hide him any longer during the first debate.

Romney exposed Obama for the empty-suit he really is, and when Obama did not have his teleprompters in front of him to help him spew his “fair share” and “roads and bridges” and “you didn’t build that” and “the private sector is fine” bullshit, he was toast. And the American people saw it. Finally.

Don’t forget also that the American people don’t like weak-kneed presidents who go around the world bowing to third-world, tin-plated despotic thugs while apologizing to them at the same time. They also don’t like presidents leaving ambassadors and other brave Americans to die in places like Libya and then trying to cover it all up before an election.

Oh, there will still be some fools who will vote for Obama because they love their “free” health care, they love high unemployment, high gas prices, green algae energy, food stamps, handouts and a dependency nation. But most freedom-loving people don’t.

PRESIDENT MITT ROMNEY

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This just in. . . October 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Romney Says He Favors Abortion in Cases Where It Makes People Vote for Him

KETTERING, Ohio (The Borowitz Report) — Hitting the campaign trail one day after the arrival of Superstorm Sandy, Republican nominee Mitt Romney tweaked his position on abortion today, saying he now supports it in cases where it makes people vote for him.

“I would make an exception for abortion in cases where the life of my campaign is at stake,” he told a crowd in Kettering, Ohio.

Sandy, which slammed into the East Coast last night, was such a powerful weather system that it prevented Mr. Romney from changing his position on abortion for twenty-four hours.

“It was important for Mitt to come up with a new position on abortion today,” said his campaign manager, Matt Rhoades. “It sends a message to the American people that in the aftermath of Sandy, things are getting back to normal.”

Mr. Romney made no reference to his comments about eliminating FEMA, which have been declared a disaster area.

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Cid October 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

If Romney wins Ohio

He will be elected President

If he doesn’t?

He won’t be elected President

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james the foot soldier October 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Actually, President Elect Romney has a substantial edge in early voting in Ohio.

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Original Good Old Boy October 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

That’s what I read as well in a gallup survey. It’s pretty amazing how different the poll results are. We will find out for sure next week.

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sid October 31, 2012 at 11:07 am

I think the Gallup poll y’all are referring to was based on national early voting, which favored Romney, not Ohio.

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mph October 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm

“Most public polling has indicated that early Ohio voters favor Obama by a wide margin and Democrats’ have been pushing the practice especially aggressively, so any weather-related slow down would likely have concerned Democrats.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/30/ohio-early-voting-survives-storm/

Again, James is unable to use the googles.

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Original Good Old Boy October 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I think he’s referring to the Gallup poll of early voters that’s giving Romeny a 52-47 lead.

The polling data is all over the map.

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Original Good Old Boy October 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

52-45, that is.

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Smirks October 31, 2012 at 8:15 am

The polling data is all over the map.

Exit polls on election day are even worse, too.

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gasman October 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

One more week ……next Wednesday……FITS Headline……Landslide Victory for Romney…..average person not interested in Obama/Biden the sequel

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mph October 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Gasman also not interested in reality, baffled by polls. Look at Ohio.

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9" October 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Has anyone else noticed how hairy Mitt Romney’s arms are?

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Joan October 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

You should NOT be proud of endorsing someone like Romney who has proved himself to be the worst lying politician on record.; This man is not fit to be President.

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Original Good Old Boy October 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

And I guess Obama is a pillar of honesty?

They all lie.

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BigT October 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Notice FITS does not link the report that says Obama is up 62-to-32 in early voters…

Even if he did I find that difficult to believe. There are not that many Dumb@$$#$ in Ohio…

And: I think Obama is COOKED no matter what Ohio does…The Obama campaign is in MELTDOWN…and running scared and stupid…

Also: of Course I’d put NO Stock in what FITS is reporting. For a site that claims an anti-establishment (tell-it-like-it is) slant…FITS sure does report a lot of what HE HOPES happens…just like the rest…

I Expect FITS to post Romney’s inevitable win…after all the other Leftwing sites have also conceded…

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BigT October 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Hey FITS: Obama’s Early Vote Advantage Collapses 22-Points Over 2008

Gallup reports Romney is up seven-points, 52-45%, among those who have already voted, that’s very big news.

It’s on Beierbart…

You F#*k!n Punch Drunk Idiot….

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Negro October 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm

We do not need another term for our magic negro president. He was not so magical in term 1.

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Ratfishtim October 31, 2012 at 11:29 am

Romney is going to lose in Ohio- and then some. Rasmussen poll usually considered to have a 1-2 point R bias.

Latest Swing State Polls
Here are the latest polls from the battleground states:

Ohio: Obama 50%, Romney 45% (Quinnipiac)

Florida: Obama 48%, Romney 47% (Quinnipiac)

Iowa: Obama 50%, Romney 45% (Public Policy Polling)

Michigan: Obama 48%, Romney 45% (Detroit News)

Pennsylvania: Obama 48%, Romney 44% (Franklin and Marshall)

Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 47% (Quinnipiac)

Virginia: Romney 49%, Obama 44% (Roanoke)

Wisconsin: Obama 51%, Romney 46% (Public Policy Polling)

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sid October 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Virginia and Florida will likely go Romney, as will the swing states of North Carolina and Colorado (not mentioned here). New Hampshire, I’m not sure (also not mentioned), and Iowa and Wisconsin could go either way, but likely for Barry. That leaves Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio. It’s a tough road for Romney, but certainly doable, as the trends are in his favor. The question is whether it is too little, too late, or just enough.

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BigT October 31, 2012 at 1:25 pm

The Fact that Romney is a player in Penn. and Mich. should have you democrats TERRIFED, IF you had any sense….and it should tell you about the CLOSE states…and who will win them…

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BigT October 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm

There are going to be some REAL P!$$#d Off Liberal Idiots on Tuesday night…

You are going to get your @$$ Kicked….and you are going to look like somke Stupid Mother-%^&*rs when you figure it out…

And when you figure out FITS and the other Media Wh*&e$ have bent you over and REAMED you out…. you will go APE-$#!*….even more…

As I will just watch and LMAO at you…

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