Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama seems to have early voter lead in key states
AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov. 3, 2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Posted on 11/03/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT by granada

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states that could decide the election. Obama's advantage, however, isn't as big as the one he had over John McCain four years ago, giving Romney's campaign hope that the former Massachusetts governor can erase the gap when people vote on Tuesday. About 25 million people already have voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia. No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have voted early. So far, Democratic voters outnumber Republicans in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio — five states that could decide the election, if they voted the same way. Republicans have the edge in Colorado, which Obama won in 2008. Obama dominated early voting in 2008, building up such big leads in Colorado, Florida, Iowa and North Carolina that he won each state despite losing the Election Day vote, according to voting data compiled by The Associated Press. "In 2008, the McCain campaign didn't have any mobilization in place to really do early voting," said Michael McDonald, an early voting expert at George Mason University who tallies voting statistics for the United States Elections Project. "This time around the Romney campaign is not making the same mistake as the McCain campaign did."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; democrats; early; earlyvoting; republicans; voters
Yahoo is working hard for Obama.
1 posted on 11/03/2012 10:41:37 AM PDT by granada
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: granada

The point is:

The “Early Voter” numbers THIS YEAR are much LOWER than 4 years ago!

Also? Many of the Dem Early Voters are drawing down the Dem Election Day vote totals.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 10:46:19 AM PDT by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #3 Removed by Moderator

To: granada
There should be NO EARLY VOTING... but there is so...

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

4 posted on 11/03/2012 10:47:09 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kansas58

Exactly. Early vote numbers are way down. Obama will not have the early numbers he needs to withstand the election day wave. I’m glad you pointed this out before all the bed wetters get here.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: granada

Yahoo is working hard for Obama.
******
They’be been doing that for 4+ years. They also work hard at bashing all things conservative. Yahoo is a liberal propaganda machine.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 10:50:00 AM PDT by Starboard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

Instead of PROTECTING their rights,
overseas military votes are being methodically destroyed
by the Obama and Holder.

There is absolutely NO SHAME in this corrupt regime.\


7 posted on 11/03/2012 10:50:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kansas58
Also? Many of the Dem Early Voters are drawing down the Dem Election Day vote totals.

Also? Many of the Dem early voters are not voting for Obama.

8 posted on 11/03/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: granada

I was in line this morning early voting in Florida to send Obama and Michelle to their new Hawaiian home come Jan 21 st

Ii was talking to two democrat women who were both voting for Romney because “ economic issues “ are not nearly as important as social issues...

In other words putting food on their table, paying their bills, keeping their job are more important than their lady parts ....And free birth control...


9 posted on 11/03/2012 10:50:39 AM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

“Seems”? That’s “news” these days? “Seems”?


10 posted on 11/03/2012 10:51:14 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

Dems have tried to get their hard core to the polls early, sort of like eating seed corn. The better approach is to get the marginals (the ones who can’t deal with three-hour lines or walk over glass to vote) to the polls early.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by varmintman (November Sixth || Obunga is Through || Bork Obunga || Before He Borks You || Burma Shave)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

The keyword in that Yahoo “News” headline is SEEMS.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 10:52:59 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
Thank you. That is what I was about to post.

It "seems" he has the early vote--but if you look at it another way--maybe not...

13 posted on 11/03/2012 10:53:09 AM PDT by Mrs.Liberty (Somewhere in Kenya AND Delaware, villages are missing idiots.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Popman

I was in line this morning early voting in Florida to send Obama and Michelle to their new Hawaiian home come Jan 21 st


We voted on Tuesday for R&R and straight Reps.

Went then to avoid longer lines later in week or on election day due to the
2 page ballot w amendments that many don’t realize we Florida voters are
facing this year.

Thanks for doing your part, and the good news on 2 added Romney votes.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 10:53:31 AM PDT by patriotspride
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: granada
Dear Yahoo, every Democrat voter is voting for 0bama?

WRONG!

15 posted on 11/03/2012 10:54:21 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

My two bits says more democrats will vote for Romney than republicans will vote for Obama. AP is a propaganda wing for the RATS and they just follow orders from the BAM thug crew.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 10:54:45 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starboard

The only thing I used Yahoo for is their finance page. SInce realizing their far left agenda, I’ve found a substitute stock page (there’s no shortage).


17 posted on 11/03/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: granada

key word here...”SEEMS”


18 posted on 11/03/2012 10:56:03 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Popman

Standing in polk cty fla voting line right now. abt 2 hr or more wait


19 posted on 11/03/2012 10:58:52 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: granada

Gallup says Republicans are winning the early vote.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT by Signalman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada
Yes, he seems to have an early advantage if you exclude independents. Thanks yahoo.
21 posted on 11/03/2012 11:02:37 AM PDT by JoeRed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

We early voted on Friday here in Colorado. Our county clerk said it has been very busy all week.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:18 AM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Kansas58

It’s not only that, not all the Democrats are voting Obama. Some of these polls are counting all the D votes for Obama instead of the percentage that they are seeing in the polls. Obama has no where near the overwhelming support of Democrats that he had in ‘08.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:58 AM PDT by Eva
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: granada

Mitt is leading Oblamer in Florida, the DNC here wants an extra day to try and catch up, but the Gov said ehhhh..no!


24 posted on 11/03/2012 11:04:49 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

THE FOREIGNER is also leading in NUMBER OF DOGS AND DEAD PEOPLE VOTING EARLY. THE FOREIGNER showed his SOCIALIST REAR END to the american people and it will not be close November 6th..


25 posted on 11/03/2012 11:07:28 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: granada

Just remember what Yahoo or AP tells us about Libya and then consider the same people are writing these stories.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 11:08:59 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

I read a very liberal college sports forum, cause I’m a fan of their basketball team. They have a general forum where they have a prez poll going. Romney is winning hands down, four years ago, it was O all the way on the same forum! Hmmmm


27 posted on 11/03/2012 11:09:27 AM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada
And so...the last minute, desperation shilling begins.

It's going to be fun watching the MSM lose their last remaining shreds of credibility.

28 posted on 11/03/2012 11:10:03 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

This doesn’t jive with what both Rasmussen and Gallup said, at least regarding Ohio. Unless there’s been a big change since the first reports.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 11:15:06 AM PDT by butterdezillion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

Yahoo is Obama Campaign HQ.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 11:16:45 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spawn44

I wonder who the exceedingly large 120-year-old vote ended up voting for...


31 posted on 11/03/2012 11:17:35 AM PDT by butterdezillion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: swamprebel

Emailed this to a FL lib who was sobbing about the voting lines taking three hours.Why couldn’t the nasty Gov. Scott stop suppressing the vote.PITIFUL!

”Florida has a law in regard to early voting–this law provides for 96 hours of operation for early voting locations, the exact same amount of hours as 2008. That same law was approved by President Obama’s Department of Justice. The fact is simple as this: more Floridians have cast a ballot as of 5 days out than in 2008. For one side to demand that we break the law because they feel like they are losing is wrong.”


32 posted on 11/03/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Kansas58

Exactly!


33 posted on 11/03/2012 11:21:35 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: b4its2late

Early voting helps enable voter fraud.


34 posted on 11/03/2012 11:28:11 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

Indeed.

Yahoo: The economy seems to be improving. Americans seem to like Obama Care. Gas prices don’t seem too high. Obama’s foreign policy seems sound.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 11:33:40 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]


Donate here!


Government did not build this.
You did!!



36 posted on 11/03/2012 11:35:40 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: granada

So apparently Baghdad Bob has a new gig shilling for Odungo.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 11:38:47 AM PDT by R0CK3T
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: granada

So apparently Baghdad Bob has a new gig shilling for Odungo.


38 posted on 11/03/2012 11:41:39 AM PDT by R0CK3T
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AD from SpringBay

I believe it does.


39 posted on 11/03/2012 11:50:58 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: granada
[Obama seems to have early voter lead in key states] Photobucket He SEEMS to desperate for those poll numbers to be true.
40 posted on 11/03/2012 12:00:50 PM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RetSignman

Desperation is right. Those pics say it all. 0 has to force himself to smile for the American people...even his drones.


41 posted on 11/03/2012 12:03:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: granada

Urkel could have done much better by just naming Yahoo as his running mate.


42 posted on 11/03/2012 12:11:31 PM PDT by Cyman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

Yep. We no longer have objective reporting. The media outlets have become the news (e.g., which poll says what). And, the reporting is their view of what has happened, or is happening. Geesh. The news organizations have truly become nattering nabobs.


43 posted on 11/03/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT by mdubya
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Diogenesis
There is absolutely NO SHAME in this corrupt regime.\

Haven't you heard the old maxim:

"It ain't how you play the game; it's whether you win or lose."

That used to be reversed, but times have changed since the 40's and 50's.

44 posted on 11/04/2012 5:59:33 AM PST by Ole Okie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson