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Dead heat for Romney and Obama in latest Michigan poll
Fox Detroit ^

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:40:35 AM PST by TigerClaws

Who are you most likely to vote for in the Presidential election - Democratic President Barack Obama, or Republican Nominee, Governor Mitt Romney, another candidate, or are you undecided?

Republican Nominee Mitt Romney 46.86% President Barack Obama 46.24% Another candidate 4.94% Undecided 1.96%

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdetroit.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; mi2012

1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:40:36 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I Can’t wait to see the expression on that pinched little face of Ozero’s nurse maid surrogate mommy, Valerie Jarrett, when he is mumbling through his bitter and trite concession speech.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:43:45 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: TigerClaws

I believe that we are going to see Romney/Ryan win states (such as Michigan) that have not traditionally been won by Republicans in presidential races.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:44:37 AM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: TigerClaws

Since Democrats will cheat, Obama will win Michigan.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:44:51 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57
Since Democrats will cheat, Obama will win Michigan.

Praying that the cheaters are handled with Divine intervention.

5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:48:32 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: TigerClaws

If Michigan is really this close it bodes well for the race on a national level.


6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:49:56 AM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: TigerClaws

What’s up with 5% going to “other candidates?” That figure should actually be closer to .5% I suspect some of those responses are motivated by fear (could the union find out?). Maybe the majority of them will actually pull lever for Romney. Since the majority of the undecideds should be expected to vote Romney, he has a good chance of winning Michigan if the cheating factor is not too big.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:53:47 AM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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To: wk4bush2004

Obama’s not ebonic enough for the racists who voted for him in 2008 so they won’t be voting at all this time.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:54:12 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: TigerClaws

Should be a run away state for Obama since he single-handedly saved the auto industry with his GM bailout!


9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:56:54 AM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: NeverForgetBataan
mumbling through his bitter and trite concession speech.

Do you think he will give such a speech?

I'm thinking he might just crank out the lawyer army on Wednesday and not speak.

Gracious, he ain't.

10 posted on 11/05/2012 8:01:40 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: TigerClaws

Obama’s ‘08 margin was 16.44% in Michigan. Now a statistical dead heat in MULTIPLE Polls?

Obama’s ‘08 margin in Ohio was 4.58% but is also now a dead heat slightly favoring Romney?

I think the conclusion of the election will be that 2008 was an outlier election where due to the “unknown” blank canvas of the candidate, conventional voter decision making was skewed. I think that 2012 is going to be a more “conventional” election where normal voter patterns and decision making prevails. Also I think that due to ‘08’s “outlier” status, the polling in this cycle is off the charts all over the place. Dems argue that some segment of Independents is made up of “proto” Republicans, but when R voter registration has increased nationwide, I’m not sure how that argument holds water. If I’m right, and 2012 is a conventional race, then Romney will win by at least 6%.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 8:03:09 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: whitedog57
Since Democrats will cheat, Obama will win Michigan.

I wouldn't count on it. We have a rock solid secretary of state and attorney general. Both of them were targets of fraud in 2010 and they are NOT tolerant of it at all. We also have a voter ID law firmly in place and recently purged the voter rolls.
12 posted on 11/05/2012 8:14:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TigerClaws

Beydoun is dem, but has had the most republican friendly polling in Michigan this year. Hopefully, they are right.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 8:26:33 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: cripplecreek

“We have a rock solid secretary of state and attorney general.”

Michigan’s chickens are coming home to roost.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 8:27:56 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: johncocktoasten
Also I think that due to ‘08’s “outlier” status, the polling in this cycle is off the charts all over the place.

FReepers don't hear it because they're afraid of losing a favorite whipping boy but Michigan is trending rightward in the long term (Outside of the "historic" 08 election.)

John Kerry only beat Bush here in 04 by around 4% and that is questionable due to open fraud in Detroit that year. However our voting laws have tightened considerably since then.

2010 was a complete blowout election for the democrats. The GOP ran the table and the democrats didn't pick up a single seat above the county level. Even the seats they did hold cost them serious money they shouldn't have had to spend like John Dingell's seat who faced a late entry tea party challenger.

This year, the democrats appear to be concentrating almost entirely on holding the seats they have without mounting any real challenges to take new ones. Even the big pro union ballot proposals appear to be losing.
15 posted on 11/05/2012 8:32:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: johncocktoasten
That 16% was partly due to McCain sucking so bad as a candidate. He quit the state, and made a public spectacle of himself doing it.
16 posted on 11/05/2012 8:32:20 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: whitedog57
Please do stop by on Wednesday for a nice crow sandwich !              :^)
17 posted on 11/05/2012 8:34:38 AM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: Darren McCarty

McCain was downright insulting.

You didn’t vote for me in the primary so screw you. LOL


18 posted on 11/05/2012 8:35:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TigerClaws

Michigan checks IDs, at least that’s what happened there in 2010.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 8:48:09 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: equaviator; Darren McCarty

I see Kid Rock just released a song dedicated to Detroit. In my opinion its nowhere near as good as born free but at least he puts his money where his mouth is and promotes Michigan with the best of us.

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/11/kid_rock_releases_detroit_mich.html


20 posted on 11/05/2012 8:52:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: equaviator
Michigan’s chickens are coming home to roost.

Did you see this story from Michigan Capitol Confidential this morning?

Media Resoundingly Rejects Prop 2, Prop 4 Only two weekly newspapers support either of the union-backed plans to alter the state constitution

Nick De Leeuw, spokesman for Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution, a group opposed to proposals that would amend the state constitution, said he’s been tracking newspaper endorsements through Nov. 2 and confirms the lack of support.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle, the Herald-Palladium, The Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette, Flint Journal, Bay City Times, Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Detroit Free Press, Adrian Daily Telegram, Huron Daily Tribune, Petoskey News, Midland Daily News, Holland Sentinel, Detroit News, Sturgis Journal, Livingston Daily County Press & Argus, Lansing State Journal, Soo Evening News, Battle Creek Enquirer, Greenville Daily News, Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun, Southgate News Herald, Southgate Press and Guide, The Ile Camera, The Guardian, Ann Arbor Journal, Milan News-Leader and Saline Reporter, Chelsea Standard and Dexter Leader, Manchester Enterprise, Ypsilanti Courier, Saline View, Ionia Sentinel-Standard and Crain’s Detroit Business have all come out against Proposal 2.

De Leeuw said the Lansing City Pulse and the Michigan Chronicle were the only weeklies to support Prop 2.


SLAP!


21 posted on 11/05/2012 9:12:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

“I see Kid Rock just released a song dedicated to Detroit.”

If he keeps it up I’d have no problem in referring to him as “Mr. Rock”.


22 posted on 11/05/2012 9:13:04 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

“I’m thinking he might just crank out the lawyer army on Wednesday and not speak”

“Gracious, he ain’t”
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Prolly so.


23 posted on 11/05/2012 9:20:03 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

“Prolly” ???

Is that code for “probably” ?


24 posted on 11/05/2012 9:25:00 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: cripplecreek

If I read what I needed to read and hear what I needed to hear, I go like this:

1- Y
2- N
3- N
4- Y
5- Y
6- Y


25 posted on 11/05/2012 9:25:38 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: TigerClaws

If Romney wins Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida, Ohio becomes far less important.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 1:30:31 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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