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SHOCK POLL: ROMNEY 48% OBAMA 43% [Drudge Headline]
Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 03/10/2012 11:17:08 AM PST by RobinMasters

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends).

Looking at Tuesday's upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney will be the party's nominee.

With the perception growing that he will be the GOP nominee, Romney leads President Obama by five points in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. Today's numbers show Romney at 48%, Obama at 43%. That’s Romney’s largest lead since December. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

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1 posted on 03/10/2012 11:17:15 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
POLL: OBAMA LOSES TO SANTORUM, TOO...
2 posted on 03/10/2012 11:17:46 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Great News!!!


3 posted on 03/10/2012 11:17:58 AM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: RobinMasters

Loving it... Break out the chanpaign...and then get back to work


4 posted on 03/10/2012 11:18:21 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: RobinMasters
★ GO ABO! GO! ★
5 posted on 03/10/2012 11:19:13 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: RobinMasters

Looks like we’re going to have a minority President.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 11:19:50 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: RobinMasters

That is before the October Surprise. Obama has multiple lines of attack ready for Romney, and it will make what Romney did to Santorum and Gingrich look like child’s play. And unlike those two, Romney will not effectively fight back as his hands will be hamstrung by the GOP-E.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 11:21:00 AM PST by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: RobinMasters

These hypothetical head-to-head matches are so absurdly meaningless when we’re still 8 months out from the election and no candidate has faced the Obama machine yet.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 11:21:06 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Brilliant

I’m hoping for a minority EX-president.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 11:21:18 AM PST by Signalman
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To: RobinMasters
Ever wonder why we have all these Romny-Zero polls when Romney is a 35% candidate? I can't understand it but there must be a reason right?</sarcasm>
10 posted on 03/10/2012 11:21:34 AM PST by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth.)
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To: RobinMasters

This poll is fire unadulterated Bull Sh***e!!!!!

It is a push poll to get people voting for Mitt as the primaries come to a close.

Don’t be fooled. Team Obama wants Mitt for an opponent so they can say “Really? Why is Mitt even necessary? His policies and positions are the same as Obama’s”.

They do not want to go head to head with Newton or even Rick.


11 posted on 03/10/2012 11:22:03 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Downinthedixie

Bishop Willard will blow up and burn like the Hindenburg when he starts taking fire. Bishop Willard’s freakishness rivals Lightworker Hussein’s.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 11:22:17 AM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: RobinMasters

That is if he can actually get enough conservatives to go out and vote for him. His scorched earth tactics combined with his liberalism means he is going to lose after the dems and the media are done with him.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 11:22:40 AM PST by Moorings
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To: RobinMasters
I take Drudge with a few pounds of salt...
14 posted on 03/10/2012 11:22:54 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: itsahoot

The reason is that Romney is a huge favorite to win the nomination. The next logical step is to have him compete against Obama.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 11:23:11 AM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: RobinMasters
Yeah, I remember the polls showing McCain was the only candidate who could win as well......

Pure BS.

16 posted on 03/10/2012 11:24:49 AM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: RobinMasters

I don’t trust Drudge, Rasmussen or any of the other players who were the usual regulars on the conservative side.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 11:25:06 AM PST by Moorings
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To: RobinMasters

They didn’t even bother with Gingrich.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 11:25:31 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RobinMasters

These polls are really getting tiresome. One minute you see a poll where Obama’s approval ratings are over 50% then he’s down. One minute he’s up against all his potential Republican rivals, then he’s down.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 11:27:19 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Utmost Certainty

We’ve ALL faced the Obama machine for quite some time now.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 11:27:45 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: RFEngineer

The most recent poll has Obama with 48% and Newt with 40%.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_gingrich_vs_obama-1453.html


21 posted on 03/10/2012 11:27:51 AM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Thunder90

Gloria Allred is scrambling to find a woman to hold a press conference with against Romney a week before the November election.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 11:28:30 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Moorings

These so called “ABO” people are Romney trolls working to tamp enthusiasm for the real conservative in the race.


23 posted on 03/10/2012 11:29:42 AM PST by Moorings
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To: RobinMasters

That’s called Drudge pro-Meh propaganda.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 11:31:35 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Moorings

Right before Alabama and Miss. they come out with these “shocking” reports, plastered on Drudge and then onto FR.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 11:31:53 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

Maybe we’re just people who dislike the entire field as it stands, but we hate Obama much much more...


26 posted on 03/10/2012 11:32:22 AM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Vendome

And some Democrat voters might think “Romney’s policies and positions are the same as Obama’s” so why not just vote for Romney?.. If nothing else, it’s bye bye to the race card in the White House’ cr*p.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 11:33:27 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: RobinMasters

If this poll is for real then America is on heavy prescription drugs and or dumb as a turnip or both.
First they elect Obama and then their answer to combat Obama is Obama-lite?
What time does train going to the Land Of Make Believe depart?


28 posted on 03/10/2012 11:35:15 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Downinthedixie

Maybe... so we should just boost the progressive-liberal in the republican primary, right before important primaries in Alabama and Miss.


29 posted on 03/10/2012 11:35:22 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

I’m not boosting anybody, but I do believe Newt would have a far harder time beating 0 than Romney or Santorum.


30 posted on 03/10/2012 11:36:51 AM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: RobinMasters

General election match up polls are not worth much of anything at this point.


31 posted on 03/10/2012 11:37:34 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Lakeshark

“Yeah, I remember the polls showing McCain was the only candidate who could win as well......

Pure BS.”

It is the exact same set up, except that before he was broken, McCain had actually been a good man, and unlike Bishop Willard had served his country.


32 posted on 03/10/2012 11:38:26 AM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Utmost Certainty
These hypothetical head-to-head matches are so absurdly meaningless when we’re still 8 months out from the election and no candidate has faced the Obama machine yet

Can't you just see the comeback kid about October. Big Ears will be up by 5 - my guess.

33 posted on 03/10/2012 11:38:41 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Vendome

Just like the polls were staged to provide for the riots in Kenya, and just like the polls were staged to fabricate a “grass-roots movement” to get campaign funding stifled here, the polls can be manipulated for any purpose. It’s clear that the powers-that-be all want Romney, and that the only reason the “little people” are voting for him is because they think he is “electable” - because of these stupid polls, which can be manipulated like child’s play.

Mitt Romney is CURRENTLY trying to force Catholic hospitals in MA to commit abortions, which they believe to be murder. He argues that it is fine because it is the STATE government that is violating religious freedom rather than the federal government doing it.

If we would choose as our candidate somebody who argues the groundwork to allow STATES to institute sharia, we are absolutely NUTS!! Just think of Michigan. This plays right into the Islamist playbook, since their method is to get sharia into pockets based upon there being a majority Muslim population in that pocket. And then they use that as a legal precedent to get sharia everywhere.

Whether Romney is a tool, evil, or just stupid, it would be downright DANGEROUS for this country to elect him. If he is the R nominee we will have the choice in November between a Muslim-in-chief who told the Egyptian ambassador that he was and still is a Muslim who supports the Muslim agenda.... and a moron who thinks sharia is fine as long as it’s instituted state by state rather than federally.

People, people, people! We NEED to see that the enemy is within a hand’s grasp of taking this country for the Islamic caliphate. The communist-Islamist economic powers-that-be (which I believe made the run on the bank in Sept 2008 to get Obama elected) - which also own the media and the democratic party (as Soros has said openly) - is twisting all this around so we will have no Winston Churchill still standing when the Neville Chamberlains have ceded this land to the enemy that has us surrounded.

It does us no good to nominate Neville Chamberlain just because we believe he could be “electable”. Sure, he might be a SLOWER death than electing Obama, but that just means the gangrene will be even more firmly entrenched (and the frog more easily boiled with gradual increases in the “temperature” we adjust to) in case somebody eventually gets the balls to actually FIGHT for everything we love.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 11:39:27 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: beaversmom

Polls are a psych tool of a liberal campaign. Romney and the liberals use it to shape opinions and tamp down interest and enthusiasm for a specific candidate. They do post the truth now and then, otherwise the tool becomes ineffective as it loses credibility.


35 posted on 03/10/2012 11:40:05 AM PST by Moorings
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

“And some Democrat voters might think “Romney’s policies and positions are the same as Obama’s” so why not just vote for Romney?.. If nothing else, it’s bye bye to the race card in the White House’ cr*p.”

On the contrary, it is hello historical Mormon bigotry in all its white and delightsome glory.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 11:40:35 AM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Lakeshark

Romney is much more appealing than McStain. It does suck that the media selects the Republican candidate. The left owns the media, THAT’S the problem!


37 posted on 03/10/2012 11:41:08 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: RobinMasters

OMG! Here’s a headline championing the idea that Romney is the go to guy if we want to beat Obama, and we’re all clapping.

Folks! Wake the hell up!

At this point, I don’t care if Romney can beat Obama 99 to 1%.

He’s not our guy. I know Santorum is the great Satan on the forum right now, but Romney is the enemy. Anyone remember?


38 posted on 03/10/2012 11:41:44 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Downinthedixie

All depended on election day. Right now meaningless.


39 posted on 03/10/2012 11:42:04 AM PST by jennychase
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To: Downinthedixie
So basically you are not "ABO" but a Romney person who is hiding behind Santorum.

Romney is not going to beat BO because all the liberals and moderates would vote for O, and a lot of the conservatives will not vote for Romney because he is a liberal with the same policies and anti-liberties stance as BO.

40 posted on 03/10/2012 11:45:46 AM PST by Moorings
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

She seems to use the same wonderful make-up artist that works on the Joker’s face.

Gloria is a real test for me, not wishing people a stroke or something similar. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, but there are times when I come real close to it with this vile creature.

To me, she represents everything that is vile about the legal profession.


41 posted on 03/10/2012 11:47:18 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Moorings

I believe Romney would fare better against Obama than Santorum, but it would be a close race.

I honestly would like a brokered convention to get a good candidate in there, but I don’t think 2 months is enough time for a new guy to get the support.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 11:47:51 AM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: RobinMasters

This is very promising. Hussein just invested enormous amounts of time over the last month stoking up his left wing base with his War against Christianity, all to no avail. He’s losing ground.


43 posted on 03/10/2012 11:49:03 AM PST by crusader71
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To: Moorings

Exactly right.

Leftists choose to vote for the real thing. Why vote for Obama lite, when you can have the real thing?

As for informed Conservatives, a vote for Romney is considered on a number of points to be a vote for Obama. Yyyyyuck!


44 posted on 03/10/2012 11:49:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Downinthedixie

Romney is not going to fare better against BO than any of the other two candidates. He will not get enough votes from liberals or conservatives. He is a king without a kingdom.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 11:50:36 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Red Steel
General election match up polls are not worth much of anything at this point.

Funny how only the polls that are good for newtie have any meaning for you Newt supporters.

Newt can't win!

The people who like him will vote for him...sure, but those who don't like newt hate him. That's it. His like/dislike poll numbers are 39/61. He's the best known of all candidates, everyone knows him and have made up their minds about him. Those numbers won't change in any significant way because he IS so well known!

46 posted on 03/10/2012 11:53:07 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Moorings

In a way I agree. I don’t think the GOP really has a chance against the true King O.

But we could make him a lame duck by taking the senate.

Boy that would be sweet.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 11:53:19 AM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: pgkdan

“The people who like him will vote for him...sure, but those who don’t like newt hate him.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.


48 posted on 03/10/2012 11:54:15 AM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: RFEngineer
They didn’t even bother with Gingrich.

For good reason. Newt could be President of FR...perhaps...but never POTUS!

49 posted on 03/10/2012 11:55:26 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Vendome

Oh really? So now Rassmussen is a mittbot too? Geez...you people are just too much!


50 posted on 03/10/2012 11:56:29 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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