Skip to comments.Obama: Key States May Swing It For President
Posted on 11/05/2012 9:56:26 PM PST by granada
Barack Obama looks on course to secure a second term in the White House as the most expensive and negative campaign in history finally reaches election day.
Mr Obama looks to have the narrowest of leads over rival Mitt Romney in a number of critical swing states.
The Republican candidate has even added two election day campaign stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania, a break with election tradition.
Mr Obama wrapped up his campaign with a rally in Iowa, the state where his 2008 campaign sparked into life, and he called on Americans to give him a second chance.
"I came back to ask you to help us finish what we started because this is where our movement for change began, right here," he said.
"After all we've fought through together, we cannot give up on change now. We know what real change looks like."
The two candidates have criss-crossed a handful of swing states in recent days as they try to energise supporters and secure every last vote. Both have sounded weary and hoarse at times.
The result is that national opinion polls put Mr Obama on 48% and Mr Romney on 46%.
In swing states, Mr Obama maintained a four-percentage point lead in Ohio and was ahead by slimmer margins in Virginia and Colorado. Mr Romney led in Florida.
The other states to watch include Iowa, Wisconsin, Nevada and Pennsylvania, where Mr Romney has poured money into a late run.
The electoral college system and the way the state polls are going suggests that Mr Obama could be headed toward re-election partly due to his lead in Ohio, according to Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.
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These UK idiots have no idea about the turnout models in these polls, do they?
Is it because he’s a Fabian Socialist/Communist that Europe loves Dear Leader so? Or because they know they’d never elect a black or other minority leader in a million years? Or what is it?
“The result is that national opinion polls put Mr Obama on 48% and Mr Romney on 46%. In swing states, Mr Obama maintained a four-percentage point lead in Ohio and was ahead by slimmer margins in Virginia and Colorado. Mr Romney led in Florida.”
I’m as tired as anyone of polls, but I have to question what this guy is basing his numbers on. Most every poll I’ve read has Romney up in Virginia and Colorado and tied at the national level. Ohio he may be right about, though I think it’s much closer than 4 points.
He can pick and choose.
A Gravis poll shows Romney down in Colorado. Good. Use it.
A Rasmussen poll shows Romney up by 1 but on the MOE. No. Scrap that source.
CNN shows Virginia is up for Obama. Good Source that.
I could go on.
One of the greatest joys will be to watch the British/EU reaction. They will pop a critical vessel.
This guy’s in the UK. Shouldn’t he be busy studying up on Sharia Law? You know, how to properly stone a woman for showing her foot? Or how to address a goat before making sexual advances? He needs to cram because because it’s coming.
Some of the coverage over here has bordered on crazy, it is not even worth posting UK sources.
People over here, and the bookies think it is beyond any doubt an Obama win.....they couldn’t be more wrong.
If I still had an account open, I’d be putting big money on Romney today.....thankfully I don’t, no doubt I’d only lose it tomorrow!
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