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Fox News Poll: Romney Edges Obama as Approval of President Drops
Foxnews.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Dana Blanton

Posted on 04/13/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT by forbushalltheway

Republican Mitt Romney holds a slim edge over President Obama in a head-to-head matchup, a Fox News poll released Thursday shows. In addition, the poll finds the president’s job rating has dropped to its lowest point of the year.

In a presidential matchup, Romney tops Obama by 46-44 percent if the election were today.

As with every Romney-Obama matchup in the past six months, the race is so tight that it is within the poll’s margin of sampling error. This, however, is only the second time the Fox News poll shows Romney on top. The first time was November 2011, when he was also up by 2 percentage points.

Click here for full poll results.

The poll was conducted Monday through Wednesday. On Tuesday, Rick Santorum suspended his presidential bid -- giving Romney a clear path to the Republican nomination.

More Republicans (42 percent) than Democrats (32 percent) or independents (34 percent) say they are “extremely” interested in the upcoming presidential election.

Even so, the strength of party support in the matchup is dead even: 85 percent of Democrats back Obama and 85 percent of Republican back Romney.

Among the highly sought after group of independents, the poll found 43 percent back Romney and 37 percent Obama. Nearly one in four independent voters (21 percent) is undecided or won’t vote for either of the major party candidates. Last month, independents split evenly between Obama and Romney at 40 percent each. In February, Romney had a 9-point advantage.

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1 posted on 04/13/2012 7:46:15 AM PDT by forbushalltheway
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To: forbushalltheway

Independents is where this will be won...... Obama will now face attacks and with all the bad news for him this week his number I project will further decline....


2 posted on 04/13/2012 7:48:47 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: forbushalltheway

Not good.


3 posted on 04/13/2012 7:50:13 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: forbushalltheway

Obama is underwater in almost all categories, all ages...

And the Washington post poll that said the opposite, was weighted with 11% more Democrats, that means Obama is still -5 in that poll!


4 posted on 04/13/2012 7:50:25 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: forbushalltheway
OBAMA HOODIE, PRESIDENT HOODIE

Romney unmasked, Romney...Unmasked
5 posted on 04/13/2012 7:52:01 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: brownsfan

[Not good.]

Are you serious? You want Obama to win? Honestly, the attitudes here, are to the point of insanity.


6 posted on 04/13/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I took this to mean that it is not good for Obama....


7 posted on 04/13/2012 7:57:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: forbushalltheway

8 posted on 04/13/2012 8:01:33 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Republic Rocker
Independents is where this will be won....

God help us, the GOP elite RINOS will never stop crowing about it if that turns out to be the case.
9 posted on 04/13/2012 8:04:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: brownsfan

Why? you want obama for four more years?


10 posted on 04/13/2012 8:05:21 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: forbushalltheway
This candid photo (taken surreptitiously by Bill Clinton at a secret White House meeting) shows Barack Obama and David Axelrod contemplating the latest internal polling data.


11 posted on 04/13/2012 8:07:46 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
God help us, the GOP elite RINOS will never stop crowing about it if that turns out to be the case.

Well, independents do decide who wins...the difference between beltway brainiacs and us is that they think you win independents by acting like the other guy. We know you win independents by offering conservative solutions to problems. We'll see if Mitt drives left or right to win this thing. I suspect some of each.

12 posted on 04/13/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Gaffer; brownsfan
Read the headline again, it says “Romney edges Obama as approval of President drops.”

The poster said; “Not good”. How difficult is that to interpret? This forum has gone so far to the Right that it came back out on the Left, and the sad thing is, it seems like it does not matter, that we will all suffer the consequences of a Tyrannical Government if Obama wins another term.

Never forget what we are actually on the verge of losing.

13 posted on 04/13/2012 8:10:59 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Mitt Romney will not be able to overcome basic math.

US debt obligation is 20 times the amount of money in existance.

But, at least Romney won’t be actively burning the house down and fomenting a race war at the same time.


14 posted on 04/13/2012 8:12:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: forbushalltheway

Regardless of Romney, this is great news for down-ticket conservatives. Independents are the key to this election and if they are pro-Romney, they will be in the bag down-ticket.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 8:17:46 AM PDT by magritte (Don't blame me. I voted for a real conservative, Rick Perry.)
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To: forbushalltheway

Rombots strategy is simple:

He is a squishy moderate - So all of those fence-riders will feel it is “ok” to go with him because he doesn’t seem too different from Obama, which they dont really care for anymore without feeling they are going “too far”.

He can claim several important states as “home” - Michigan, Mass, with Maine and NH by proxy.

“Deseret” is basically in the bag - Nv, Az, Ut, Colo, Id, Wy, with parts of several others.

The south isnt going to vote for Obama no matter how tick they are with Romney.


16 posted on 04/13/2012 8:17:46 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: MrB

That’s right,

The very first step in saving a severely wounded soldier in the field, is to STOP THE BLEEDING immediately!

If that critical step is delayed, or ignored, there will be no need to rush the patient to the hospital, it will be to the morgue instead.


17 posted on 04/13/2012 8:19:02 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: forbushalltheway

“85 percent of Republican back Romney.”

That’s simply NOT true. You haven’t posted a poll, but a pro-Mitt propaganda drivel.

A poll yesterday showed that only 42% of Republican voters approve a Mitt nomination. 58% do not.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT 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: PSYCHO-FREEP

“The very first step in saving a severely wounded soldier in the field, is to STOP THE BLEEDING immediately!”

Well, if you’re looking for a savior, you kill him, and hope for resurrection. No Romney, no way.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 8:22:29 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Good analysis. I know many Obama voters that will vote for Mitt precisely because he is left enough that they don’t feel like they are voting for a conservative.

But these same people will not vote for a candidate that has been made to look ridiculous. That is where Mitts mormonism will come in. And that is going to be Obama’s strategy.....


20 posted on 04/13/2012 8:24:44 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (“He’s (Obama) got an enemies list that would make Richard Nixon proud.”)
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To: forbushalltheway

Don’t worry. By election time the Dems will have every black convinced the whites are breaking out nooses and Jim Crow; they’ll have most women thinking we are going to take away all their contraception; and all gays will think we are going to drag them off to concentration camps.

The only group that hasn’t been attacked in this manner is the Latinos; and that’s only because with Zimmerman (the “white” hispanic) it’s a touch too schizophrenic. But the MSM will figure it out. Some woman with umpteen children will “die because she’s being deported!” and it will be katie bar the door.


21 posted on 04/13/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Never forget what we are actually on the verge of losing.

There seem to be fewer and fewer of us left who understand this around here lately.

Where did the sane people go? This place is turning into an abode of delusional children throwing temper tantrums.

22 posted on 04/13/2012 8:29:37 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: I still care

In 2000, there was a young black man at one of the Bush v Gore protests/rallies that sincerely believed that Republicans wanted to re-institute slavery.


23 posted on 04/13/2012 8:30:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Excellent analysis.


24 posted on 04/13/2012 8:31:40 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Marguerite

I do not approve a mitt nomination, but will back him in the general against the kenyan communist


25 posted on 04/13/2012 8:43:58 AM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: MrB

A good thing about the poll is that the incumbent is so low and most “undecideds” will co for the challenger. Regardless of discussions about the challenger, Obama is a weak candidate, and the more he talks the lower he will sink.


26 posted on 04/13/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by Williams (a)
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To: brownsfan

“Not good.”

Your Kenyan prince is going down in flames.

Get used to it.


27 posted on 04/13/2012 8:51:36 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: forbushalltheway

Obama lost independents it should be a landside win for Romney. Sadly Obama will win because of fools still waiting on Gingrich or Palin.

Obama gets called to the carpet VIDEO our media does not want to report.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g7NuwjJu9g


28 posted on 04/13/2012 8:54:10 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Your Kenyan prince is going down in flames.”

Not if FR has anything to say about it!

No Romney, no way.


29 posted on 04/13/2012 8:56:50 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
-"Are you serious? You want Obama to win?"

I can see it coming. Some people will be stuck and think we're still in a contested primary nomination (except Obama is not in the Republican primaries). We're not too far off from seeing some of these people saying "4 MORE YEARS"!

30 posted on 04/13/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

What worries me most is that a foreign company in Spain will be counting the votes.


31 posted on 04/13/2012 9:01:48 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: LibFreeUSA

*** We’re not too far off from seeing some of these people saying “4 MORE YEARS”! ***

Yep, in order to save the republic, we need to allow Obama to do his worst.


32 posted on 04/13/2012 9:02:03 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

ROFL! Ok, I get it now. You are playing a dangerous game.


33 posted on 04/13/2012 9:05:18 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

>> You want Obama to win? <<

Seems like I’m seeing that point of view on FR more and more every day.


34 posted on 04/13/2012 9:05:18 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: MrB

You can see it in some of the radical black racism; they do believe that. And you can’t argue with it; it’s totally emotional.

And that’s why the Dems keep playing the race card. It works, and it works in a way that keeps logic from making inroads into the voting process.

The shame is on the people who calculatedly do this, like the Dem political operatives, people like Sharpton (who I am convinced doesn’t believe his own rhetoric) and worst of all, the MSM who so doggedly pursue statism and national socialism in any way they can.


35 posted on 04/13/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: brownsfan
in order to save the republic, we need to allow Obama to do his worst.

And what if he does some more irreversible damage, like he's already done to the military? Like proudly flying the gay rainbow flag over a war zone? Or makes a few more recess appointments while congress is in town? Or appoints a few more radical czars? Or steps up his war against the Catholic Church and Christians? Or God knows what else?

36 posted on 04/13/2012 9:08:52 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Hawthorn

People that want Obama to win so that we get the next conservative messiah is just deluding themselves or are idiotic. I want another Reagan as much as anyone, but if Obama wins again the libs will take even more power and we will not recover. The county will probably elect some libtard as prez in 2016 to. We must stop the bleeding.


37 posted on 04/13/2012 9:08:52 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: MARKUSPRIME

county=country... wtb edit function.


38 posted on 04/13/2012 9:10:34 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: forbushalltheway

Headline equivalency time: AIDS is more popular than Bubonic Plague, studies show.


39 posted on 04/13/2012 9:12:35 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: brownsfan

“Not if FR has anything to say about it!”

I’m thinking that you’re in the minority among Freepers on this. Probably the minority of the minority.


40 posted on 04/13/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
So let's say you are stranded out in the desert, on the verge of dying of thirst. As you stagger through the hot dry sands, in a desperate attempt to find water, You come across a case of a popular sports drink half buried in a shade of a sand dune.

Frantically, you claw away at the sand until you fully uncover the case of life-saving liquid refreshment. Grabbing one of the bottles, you rub away the sand and dirt so that you can read the ingredients...

"Damn," you mutter to yourself, "High Fructose Corn Syrup! I can't drink that, bad for my health!" So you toss the bottle aside in disgust and continue on your way, eventually dropping dead several miles away.

And so that is how I see this upcoming election. Romney not only is loaded with high fructose corn syrup, he's loaded with red dye #3, trans-fats and all sorts of artificial junk. But the alternative is drinking Kool-Aid served up by Jim Jones and the People's Temple.

41 posted on 04/13/2012 9:26:42 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 31 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: brownsfan
Yep, in order to save the republic, we need to allow Obama to do his worst.

I see from your profile that you agree with my tagline. Strange that we both hold that belief yet we arrive at radically different conclusions as it applies to this election.

42 posted on 04/13/2012 9:28:53 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: sand lake bar
These people are vastly ignorant. They actually believe that letting Obama win, and even going out of their way to make it happen, will not only punish the GOP, (revenge) but will make the country fail so completely that a “Conservative” savior will emerge, heal the country and lead us all back to economic prosperity and Conservative Utopia.

But as history has illustrated repeatedly, the very opposite occurs. Instead, after the economic collapse of the Free Enterprise system, a Totalitarian, Socialism in one form or another, takes control. And a Government Dictatorship may emerge, that will rule the population through fear and deadly retribution.

Europe has gone through this cycle repeatedly for thousands of years. America is no exception to the rule. It amazes me to see so many people who deny that we are actually very close to seeing this scenario become a reality.

43 posted on 04/13/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: MrB
at least Romney won’t be actively burning the house down and fomenting a race war at the same time.

You are deluded if you think Romney is good for this country in any way. The only people who are going to benfift from Romney are those who financially supported his run. Anything that might come otherwise will be chicken feed at best for the country. He's a HUGE Globalist and his sights are on bringing us into the Global One world Governance....which means we no longer have a say ..it's all run by Elites..and Romney's going to bask in his position before the International Community as they pull his strings and he OBEYS!

44 posted on 04/13/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT by caww
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To: MrB
at least Romney won’t be actively burning the house down and fomenting a race war at the same time.

You are deluded if you think Romney is good for this country in any way. The only people who are going to benfift from Romney are those who financially supported his run. Anything that might come otherwise will be chicken feed at best for the country. He's a HUGE Globalist and his sights are on bringing us into the Global One world Governance....which means we no longer have a say ..it's all run by Elites..and Romney's going to bask in his position before the International Community as they pull his strings and he OBEYS!

45 posted on 04/13/2012 9:36:36 AM PDT by caww
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To: MrB
at least Romney won’t be actively burning the house down and fomenting a race war at the same time.

You are deluded if you think Romney is good for this country in any way. The only people who are going to benfift from Romney are those who financially supported his run. Anything that might come otherwise will be chicken feed at best for the country. He's a HUGE Globalist and his sights are on bringing us into the Global One world Governance....which means we no longer have a say ..it's all run by Elites..and Romney's going to bask in his position before the International Community as they pull his strings and he OBEYS!

If Congress didn't stop Obamas agenda...that we have to get the UN'S permission to go to war....what makes you think they'll lift a finger to keep Romney in line? They won't because he's one of them and that's how they see him so they wil not push Romney in any way or measure.

46 posted on 04/13/2012 9:38:49 AM PDT by caww
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To: Hawthorn

I know! what is going on here? There is another thread where people are in outrage of Romney winning. Many are backing Newt! Newt isnt anywhere near the delegates needed to get the nomination. I don’t agree with Romney’s policies but I do not think he is evil. If Obama gets 4 more years our government may be beyond repair! What if he appoints Muslims that are for Sharia to the SCOTUS!? Ever thought of that mess anyone?


47 posted on 04/13/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: caww

You are in the wrong party, only you just don’t know it yet.


48 posted on 04/13/2012 9:41:08 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: forbushalltheway

IF Romney receives the GOP nomination and IF I vote for him in November, will I have to publicly admit it on FR that I voted for him???

I’m not a Romney fan.Period.

I’d rather write in the Tina Fey look-a-like from Alaska.

But Obama is a bigger danger...


49 posted on 04/13/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Drew68

I think what you are seeing is the long-term psychological effects of the GOP continually playing “Charlie Brown and the Football” with us.

Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain, and now this. You can’t blame some of us for thinking that the Republican Party is nothing but a big, slow-footed fighter who earns his payday taking a dive every so often.

Can’t really blame us for thinking that.


50 posted on 04/13/2012 9:43:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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