President Barack Obama's lead in battleground states Colorado and Virginia have vanished in the past month, according to new NBC News-Wall Street Journal-Marist and Fox News polls of the states. Obama is now tied with Republican Mitt Romney in Colorado among likely voters in the new NBC-WSJ-Marist poll, down from a 5-point lead in mid-September. In Virginia, a 7-point advantage in a September Fox News poll has crumbled, and Romney now leads by 2 points. In Colorado, Obama has gotten slammed in the past month with Independents. An 11-point lead last month has slimmed to a virtual tie. Romney has
Comments: The polls mentioned have been strongly favoring 0bama and overloading with Democrats save Fox whose base I haven't seen. For them to say the swing is to Romney is the bell tolling.
The dems are rallying around Obama's 10 point lead in Ohio in early voting. For one thing,I don't see how it's legal for this to be leaking out and secondly it shows Obama may steal this election with things like early and absentee voting.You have dems buying votes with booze,pizza and pot.You have a sitting reps son caught on tape pushing fraud. Votes are being changed by machines in NC.
I'll never believe that Obama got 10 million"new" black votes in the last election.The pool of unvoting blacks simply isn't that big.I think the law barring felons from voting is largely out the window and it wouldn't surprise me if prisoners were voting.The dems are also famous for pushing old folks in nursing homes to vote their way.
Illegal muslims are largely overlooked but they have some of the best document fraud going.Very professional and legitimate looking.
You can read all the polling tea leaves you want but there's secrets in the ground game nobody knows about.
People supporting Romney are going to be pounded with the white guilt card between now and election day.
Based on the 5 to 1 ratio I see in signs in Ohio (5 Romney signs for every one Obama), if Obama wins Ohio it will be from voter fraud. Let's pray that any attempts to steal the election fail and become public ahead of time (not after a cheater is sworn in, when it's too late to fix.)
Since June the fear of a razor thin 0bama victory/theft has consumed my thoughts. It is understood that many of the polls grossly oversample democrats. However despite these bad samples every critical swing state but Ohio now leans Romney. Ohio is the holdout. It still stubbornly stays in 0bama's column. Romney seems ubable to catch there which is troubling. We can rejoice all we want about Romney's surge but if 0bama "takes" Ohio the GOP cannot win.
#4: Pennsylvania is in play. Romney can win without Ohio if he gets PA, WI, VA, CO, et al.
Michigan is also now in play.
Anyone who believes that this election is coming down to ONE particular state for Romney/Ryan is swallowing, hook, line and sinker, the Democrat pollster spin. The fact is, Romney/Ryan are headed for a blowout victory if Republican voter turnout is what we think it will be.
Poster 6, the so called run the table chain of events is possible, but unlikely. And I don't swallow the tripe from democrats and their pollsters. My belief is that Romney has a good shot, but it's a tough fight.
According to Ken Blackwell there is no way of knowing the exact votes of the early voters, they are locked away until November 6th and will be counted with the others. All the reporters can go on, when making these declarations, is the political registration of these early voters. He said there is no way for anyone to know how these early voters have voted as he explained the safety measures employed for that opportunity. Many people have concerns about early votes being tampered with and he was reassuring voters in OH that their process seemed secure.
Until the official counts are finalized I will worry about a lost or stolen election. We know too much about Dem vote fraud schemes to not be concerned. But here in WNY, just on my little street, there is not a single Obama yard sign. In fact there are only a few signs, all for Congressional and local races, all for Dems. But not a single presidential sign. I hope this bodes well for us. Ramona (the Pest)
My hunch is the GOP is ahead significantly in VA and CO, as well as NC, FL, NH. And, ahead but not by much in OH, IO, PA and WI. Last, I think the trend is Romney's friend. I smell an electoral blowout, as I think many pollsters do. But they don't want to call it now, since this and post-election are their times to make money.
For the dems it's Cleveland and the surrounding county. If they can get 250,000 votes there, they have a chance to win the state. For us it's turnout, turnout, turnout. During a discussion on this I heard turnout is a John Bonheur forte. Grass roots organization Ohio is excellent, too. Many fired up people on the ground working very hard to give us the state. It's definitely in play.
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Bad Dog, 10/26/2012 8:57:44 AM (No. 8963459)
Democrats know that Republican turnout is always good, better than theirs. That's why they've perfected the cheating and playing to the various subgroups, hoping to just get the bodies in there.
Election results this year do have to be lawyer-proof. In my fantasies, we get a 70-30 Romney win. I know that's virtually impossible, but I dread what the leftists will come up with if their Zero Hero goes down.
And worse, if he pulls this off.
Why ANY state favors Obama, I'll never understand. Are union members that thick-headed? Really? I have personal knowledge that Democrat scare tactics work with immigrants here in the Southwest.... there's a lot lost in translation.
Karl Rove made the point that if the early voters are all die-hard Dems it won't really help Obama because they would have voted anyways. It's the marginal Obama supporters who provided the margin of victory last time and are now wavering and not rushing to the polls.
The white voters who elected Obama have largely left him and will vote for Romney. Black voters will probably still be 90% plus for Obama, but there will be vastly fewer of them voting. Many will sit this out in quiet protest over the Obama double cross. That won't show up in the polls.
I have been saying that by Halloween even Illinois will be in play, and I still believe that. Might already be, but there is no way to know because no one is polling Illinois. They all assume it is solidly Obama. Election night is going to be fun, watching all the exploding heads.
#13, you should hear the stories here in North Georgia.
My chiropractor voted almost two weeks ago and said the line to vote "streched around the building". Yesterday at the doctor's office the doc and three nurses were laughing about having to wait in line for over two hours to vote last week!
Everyone is quietly talking about it, we are voting today because the closer it gets to election day, the more it's going to look like Chick-fil-A day...on steroids!
Romney can win without Ohio; the libs are quaking in their boots over Pennsylvania and Michigan, those two were not supposed to be dead even right now. Wisconsin can be taken, especially with fave son Ryan on the ticket.
In 2010, MN Republicans shocked everyone- including themselves, the DFL Party, and the Minneapolis Tribune- by taking the State House of Representatives. If there had not been an Independent Party candidate to dilute the Republican governor candidate, they would likely have won the governor's race as well.
This only happened because of the Tea Party, but no one gives them credit, including the Republican apparatchiks whom benefitted.
Now, according to Rasmussen -on Monday I think, MN is within 5 points of going for Romney. My thought is that we are much closer, and may even win here, the Patriots are all hiding in the bush, waiting patiently for Election Day to march forth in step and 'Refudiate Obamunism'. Ohio may well be unimportant in the end.
Yesterday, I heard Bob Blabbermouth on Fox New's The Five, make that comment that Ohio early voting was already 63 to 30 in favor of Obozo. I nearly fell out of my chair until it came out that this was mostly around Cleveland and the voters were mostly college students.
As for polling, I have another comment. I read or heard somewhere(can't remember where)that some of these polling firms that poll "likely" voters won't poll someone who voted early. They already voted so they are not in the "likely" crowd.
One more thing. It the hours and days after Nov 6, look for the Dims to discover boxes just full of uncounted votes. Of course there will be some for Romney, but the large majority will be for Obozo. Just enough to put him over the top. They've been doing this as far back as 1960 that I know of. That's exactly how JFK won Illinois and that gave him the presidency.
Kevin at Hillbuzz is from Ohio and he says it is a lock for Romney.If you are feeling blue at any point, head over ther , he is very uplifting and fun too. I already voted and I refuse to sit here and get paranoid and worry for the next two weeks. God is in charge. Prayer is my weapon now.
Side note. My son just told me he is early voting in Tampa, Florida, due to travel plans. He's always registered Republican but didn't vote half the time. He had a friend who cursed him out--the black thing, of course--because he said he would never vote for obama. Thanks to his foul mouth friend and (I'd like to think) his momma's influence, he's voting for Romney. Yihoo!
Hillbuzz also claimed in 2008 that a McPain victory was a sure thing. Take nothing for granted. On paper anyway Mitt would appear to be doing well but nothing is for real 'til Nov 6. We ignored the polls when we were behind in 2008 believing we would win. We should ignore them now until the job is complete.
Thanks #35. I'm with you 100%. Prayer needs to be at the head of all our lists as we ask our Almighty God and Father for another chance to be worthy of this wonderful nation and return it to what He commands and what our founding fathers so well wrote in our governing documents. The day the Obamas leave the White House is the first step as we publicly return to standing up for our nation and demanding that the lies, the betrayals, the selling out of America, and all we don't know that this man has done comes to a stop. Nothing more is needed, however, having just read about the cries for help in Benghazi being deliberately turned aside further sickens and disgusts me. I'm counting the minutes until the 6th of November.
The returned Democrat early voting ballots in Ohio are already down 120,000 from this time last election. Keep in mind the crossover vote Romney will get from that bunch too. Also, they eliminated almost 450,000 dead/fake ballots off of their rolls this year.
Go back to your library and data base and read just a little of whatever you have, remind yourself, of the stealth of communism Their favorite 2 steps forward, 1 step back. All our governments have been quietly moving towards more collectivism and less individualism. This election is the closest we've come to dropping over the cliff to fiscal default leading to more government power in the hands of a declared, raging redistributionist, a phrase also known to all the free world as a proponent of the basic rule of communism. Violently take from one and give to the other. That's all it is, and this election turns on that theft. There is a massive underworld of stealth, covert, communism in our great country and their power is now being put to its ultimate dirty tricks reactionary biggest test. Anything but a landslide for Mitt will net an underworld fraudulent victory for Obama. It is that simple. Hollywood, academe, all the TV Diane Sawyers and non essential government bureaucrats, welfare entitlement addicts, all working for the fiscal downfall of this great nation. It's madness and communism IS at the base of all this deceptive crime. There ample books describing communism for that small percentage who read, but there are NO HOLLYWOOD MOVIES on communism for the masses to see. NONE. The deception is magnificent. The Rule of Silence is the word Hollywood has protected Communism with silence. Ben Shapiro attacked this reality in his bestseller PRIMETIME PROPAGANDA.
Nobody I know ever thought McCain had the 2008 race in his pocket, especially after the financial meltdown. The best I felt about McCain was around Labor Day, 2008, when Sarah was tapped to be on the ticket. Three weeks out from the election, I knew McCain was history because the excitement for 0 was electric. Much different this time around!
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