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Rasmussen: Romney 269, Obama 243 (Electoral Votes)
Weekly Standard ^ | 06/14/2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON

Posted on 06/14/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT by nhwingut

We’re a long way from November 6 (145 days for those who are keeping score at home), but Rasmussen’s latest polling of likely voters in states across the land shows Mitt Romney currently leading President Barack Obama in the quest for electoral votes. In fact, if the 9 key swing states were each to go according to Rasmussen’s latest polling, and if the 41 other states (plus Washington, D.C.) were each to go as they would be expected to go in a tight race, Obama would have 243 electoral votes and Romney 269 — enough for a tie (and an almost inevitable victory in the House of Representatives, where the 50 state delegations would each cast one vote to determine the president).

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1 posted on 06/14/2012 11:29:51 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Obama’s goose is cooked.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 11:36:18 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: nhwingut
Romney 269 — enough for a tie (and an almost inevitable victory in the House of Representatives, where the 50 state delegations would each cast one vote to determine the president).

Imagine Romney as President but the VP remains Slow Joe, now without adult supervision. It would almost be worth it for the entertainment value alone.

3 posted on 06/14/2012 11:36:30 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: nhwingut

Then the screams and whines of stolen elections, threats against Republican Congressmen to embarrass them, or to get them out, etc etc etc.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 11:37:49 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: nhwingut

But, but, the NYT tells me Obama has a 70% chance of winning! /s


5 posted on 06/14/2012 11:40:14 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: nhwingut

The unions are coming, the unions are coming.

Union aims to organize the unemployed

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/13/unionizing-the-unemployed/

The group is currently pushing passage of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s recent “21st Century WPA Act” to reinstate the New Deal employment program, and Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s attempt to rejuvenate another New Deal program with her “21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Act.”

Lautenberg’s bill would cost $250 billion through 2013;


6 posted on 06/14/2012 11:41:12 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: theDentist

LANDSLIDE COMING


7 posted on 06/14/2012 11:44:30 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: theDentist

The dims won’t just scream. They will sue FL over the voter roll “discrimination” and try to get the vote invalidated. It would be a huge cluster and no doubt the kenyan will incite ugly race riots.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 11:44:38 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: nhwingut
Among the 9 key swing states, Rasmussen’s polling shows Romney winning in Florida (46 to 45 percent), Ohio (46-44), Wisconsin (47-44), and Iowa (47-46). It shows Obama winning in Pennsylvania (47-41) and Nevada (52-44). It shows ties in Virginia (47-47) and Colorado (45-45). (Rasmussen hasn’t yet released any polling from New Hampshire.)

Unfortunately, such narrow leads are just statistical noise. All it tells me is Romney is competitive, something I'd expect of almost any GOP nominee against this terrible a president.

9 posted on 06/14/2012 11:45:36 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

But I wish this were October and not just June. I suppose SCOTUS’ Obamacare decision and their decision regarding Jan Brewer’s Illegal Immigration enforcement will be critical to momentum.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 11:47:44 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: nhwingut

In a tie,
the democrats have control of 15 states
the republicans have control of 33 states
the other two (MN, NJ) are split


11 posted on 06/14/2012 11:48:27 AM PDT by kidd
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Its only going to get WORSE for obama as we still have 4-5 jobs reportings coming out. With higher weekly UE claims - July means another bad report.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 11:49:53 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: kidd

Interestingly, there are more House republicans than House democrats for the state of Illinois.

Illinois would vote against Obama in a tiebreaker vote in the House.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd

What I would buy popcorn for everybody to see would be the states which entered into that stupid National Popular Vote pact being forced to vote for the GOP nominee even if the jackass carried their states. The looks on their faces would be priceless.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 11:58:09 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama’s goose is cooked.


Nah, Oblamea will give that important speech (important speech 3121) and instantly gain 50.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 11:59:01 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: nhwingut

It sounds like the voters might be getting ready to “disenfranchise” Barry! Adios amigo!


16 posted on 06/14/2012 11:59:40 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: nhwingut

Barack Obama reeks so badly that even traditional Democrat strongholds will be in play in November — and no traditional Republican stronghold is in serious danger of falling to Democrats. It could even look like the Reagan wipeout of Carter, though I cringe to think of how Mitt Romney will strut and preen thinking it was all about HIM. Oh look wow I’m the second Reagan, the first Mormon president, and the predicted Mormon savior of America. No you aren’t, stupid Mitt. You simply stink less than Barack Obama.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 12:05:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: listenhillary

This has been the plan that dove tails perfectly with first causing the unemployment by breaking the private business sector, leading to the planned their unionization. Reportedly, Leo Gerard is taking unionization global to the already fiscally fallen countries abroad.

Pretty perfect timing to “never let a good crisis go to waste”. Anywhere.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: nhwingut

Someone please explain the “tie”. They have Romney ahead in electoral votes aznd 2 states tied and not allotted. Would it be a tie if Obama wins those 2? Obviously it wouldn’t be if Romney wins them.

And how idiotic are most people in Pennsylvania? Oy.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: listenhillary

This has been the plan that dove tails perfectly with first causing the unemployment by breaking the private business sector, leading to the planned their unionization. Reportedly, Leo Gerard is taking unionization global to the already fiscally fallen countries abroad.

Pretty perfect timing to “never let a good crisis go to waste”. Anywhere.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 12:06:13 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: BarnacleCenturion

In the sanctity of the Voting Booth, millions of voters who don’t want to appear racist to a pollster are going to vote for “Not Obama!”

It will be a landslide.

The joke’s on them, though. In the end, they’ll just get our Socialist.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 12:08:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Socialist Slavemaster.)
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To: listenhillary

Bums local 101!!!


22 posted on 06/14/2012 12:09:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I feel it could be a landslide as well, but we thought people lied to pollsters last election and look what happened.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 12:14:47 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: KarlInOhio
It would be a tie only if all the votes they are leaving out go to Obama. With 538 electoral votes a 269-269 tie is possible...but in that case expect Obama's people to bribe or blackmail their way to get the 270th elector.

If there was a tie for Vice President, the Senate would choose the new Vice President--so it is important that the Republicans get a majority in the Senate in the November 2012 election. The Senators would vote as individuals. That has happened only once before, in 1837.

24 posted on 06/14/2012 12:15:00 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: KarlInOhio

Obama won’t be anywhere near 243 on election day.

The EC college will not be as blow out as other elections lost by such a large popular vote margin as Obama’s loss will be because of population distribution differences these days, but he has at most a 42-43% popular vote total, and that’s if he runs a perfect campaign.... and have you seen his campaign? Its anything but perfect.

Reality is, he keeps going the way he is going, he won’t hit 40% of the popular vote.


25 posted on 06/14/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: nhwingut

even with the vote stealing I am really beginning to think he is going to lose.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Williams
And how idiotic are most people in Pennsylvania? Oy

It's a big union state. Add to the 115% voter turnout in Philly. It's hard to overcome. There are a lot of cuts going on right now in PA. As usual, the dems are winning the PR war and making reps look bad.

27 posted on 06/14/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: listenhillary
"Union aims to organize the unemployed"

Also the un-living, the un-documented, un-registered, and un-released felons.

28 posted on 06/14/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: nhwingut

I maintain that polling is inaccurate in this race, due to race: Many people will say they will vote for Obama so as not to appear “Racist” to the person taking the poll, and yet will vote for Romney when in the privacy of the voting booth.

On the other hand, it is probably best to keep in mind that this factor may be more than offset by systemic voter fraud from the Dems.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 12:43:38 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: OrangeHoof

difficult to think Mitt is further ahead in Wisc than Fla. As the article says the polls were taken at different times. Mid July we’ll know if this is close or a blowout.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 12:44:23 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It sounds like the voters might be getting ready to “disenfranchise” Barry! Adios amigo!

Please don't insult the Hispanics and he is no friend of mine. A better saying would be "Get your (&*G*&%&#&) black A$$ out of here"

31 posted on 06/14/2012 12:46:59 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Have to wonder with employed people in Wis choosing not to pay dues just how will they collect from the unemployed? This is just noise. Throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks.


32 posted on 06/14/2012 12:47:39 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: nhwingut

It is a sickening thought to see that so many people still support Bo. What a depraved society we have become.


33 posted on 06/14/2012 12:49:18 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“In the sanctity of the Voting Booth, millions of voters who don’t want to appear racist to a pollster are going to vote for “Not Obama!””

I hope you are right but that’s what we were thinking three and a half years ago.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 12:49:28 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Not only is that correct but this is the time of year when hiring would normally be happening. It ain’t-— and unless there is a large momentum change in the next 30 days or so then there is simply not enough time left before election for anything to happen that might make Obamuzzie look better than a low rent dumbass. And he will know a beating is coming so watch out for his frantic, last ditch, sewercide maneuvers


35 posted on 06/14/2012 12:49:59 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: kidd

Yes , with 12 congressman as of 2013 NJ will mostly have 6D and 6R. Jon Runyan mostly favored to hold NJ-3


36 posted on 06/14/2012 12:58:00 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: nhwingut

He better sweep by 300+ or there will be no “mandate” and Romney will rvert to RINO weakness, who am I kidding he will anyways...


37 posted on 06/14/2012 1:14:01 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: OrangeHoof

“Unfortunately, such narrow leads are just statistical noise. All it tells me is Romney is competitive, something I’d expect of almost any GOP nominee against this terrible a president.”

Exactly.

I wouldn’t expect to see the polls “firm up” to the point where I could trust them as being a “stable representation” of how the vote looks to go until late September or early October.

Till then we can hope, but better not to be overly optimistic.

I expect to see post after post after post after post after post (had enough?) right here on FreeRepublic exclaiming how it’s going to be “a landslide”. I don’t expect that. Instead, I expect this to be a VERY close election (electoral-college-wise). It could even end up in the House….


38 posted on 06/14/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: nhwingut

We can only hope the Pretender has met his demise. I would even vote for Mickey Mouse, or Pat Paulsen before I would vote for the Illegal in the White Hut...


39 posted on 06/14/2012 1:19:39 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!)
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To: nhwingut

Oh, this should send the queer media, and the MSNBC Klux Klan spinning off into space.

Expect a new wave of even greater hate, lies, and ridicule now.


40 posted on 06/14/2012 1:21:54 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: nhwingut; All

Look at Obama’s only re-election campaigns in 1998 and 2002.

In 1998 he ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and won the general election 89-11. Basically, unopposed.

In 2002 he ran unopposed in both the primary and general election.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Senate_elections_of_Barack_Obama

So he - and more importantly his team - have never had to really run a true ‘re-election’ campaign. Shows, doesn’t it.


41 posted on 06/14/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: Road Glide

Optimistic about a Romney presidency.

Now that says all you need to know about. . . .

Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmmm mm-Kenya)


42 posted on 06/14/2012 1:40:26 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: listenhillary

We saw how effective the unions are a few weeks ago. Bwahaha.


43 posted on 06/14/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: nhwingut

When “The One” doesn’t win in November, there will be blood as his little beastie thugs will be outraged and take down and burn many inner cities across the country. Count on it. They are too stupid and too primal to control themselves.


44 posted on 06/14/2012 1:42:55 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: nhwingut
A year ago the Weekly Standard identified 9 swing states:

Republican Leaning States:
Florida
Ohio
Virginia

Democrat Leaning States:
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin
Nevada

Toss-Up States:
Colorado
Iowa
New Hampshire

My feeling is Florida will go solidly Republican (Obama won by less than three points in 2008); Ohio will go Republican; and Virginia may prove tough (demographic changes since 2004).

Pennsylvania will be tough; Wisconsin is in play; and Nevada will likely go Republican.

Colorado will be close; Iowa will go Republican (Iowa has been trending more Republican); and Romney's proximity to New Hampshire will make New Hampshire a possibility.

45 posted on 06/14/2012 1:43:36 PM PDT by magellan
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To: nhwingut

I know that seeing Obama go down in flames would bring unspeakable joy to this conservative’s heart, but I think that more important is to keep dragging Congress rightward. Let’s gain solid majorities there, so that whether it is Obama or Romney, they will not get away with being fiscally irresponsible. Keep the pressure on!


46 posted on 06/14/2012 2:27:49 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: kidd

Illinois and the other states have been redistricted for the next 10 yrs. By the RATs. I am not sure if the outgoing House or incoming House delegation would cast the vote.


47 posted on 06/14/2012 2:30:02 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: Road Glide

I disagree with you that it will be close in the Electoral college, however I do expect that with the Media and others cherry picking polls, that it will seem to be a close race into October. Baring a surprise, I expect things to break Romney’s way late (actually just finally show what was there all along).

The real question is how many fraudulent votes can the Democrats manufacture.


48 posted on 06/14/2012 2:30:44 PM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I don’t care much for Romney, but my complete disdain of ODrama makes me hope so. It’s truly disappointing, though, to once again not be voting for a Candidate but against the other.


49 posted on 06/14/2012 2:36:31 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: GraceG

The plan is grassroots organizing to put more conservatives in Congress to control any liberal proclivities Mitt might have. Make his policies subject to Congressional approval. They can say “no” just as well to a Republican as a Democrat.

Also redouble efforts in state and local elections.


50 posted on 06/14/2012 2:37:33 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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