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Early voting results 2012: AP reports latest figures from Ohio, Florida
Examiner.com ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2012 | JENNIFER WAITE

Posted on 11/06/2012 11:04:48 AM PST by Smogger

Ohio Votes: 1.6 million Democrats: 29 percent Republicans: 23 percent

Florida Votes: 4.3 million Democrats: 43 percent Republicans: 40 percent

North Carolina Votes: 2.7 million Democrats: 48 percent Republicans: 37 percent

Iowa Votes: 614,000 Democrats: 43 percent Republicans: 32 percent

Colorado Votes: 1.6 million Democrats: 35 percent Republicans: 37 percent

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: earlyvoting; election2012
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I will leave it to others to compare to 2008.
1 posted on 11/06/2012 11:04:52 AM PST by Smogger
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To: Smogger

Do we believe these numbers?


2 posted on 11/06/2012 11:08:05 AM PST by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Smogger

This is devastating to Obama. Stick a fork in him, he’s done! The GOP has the early voting advantage and all the reports in the last few weeks were way off!

As are the polls.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Smogger

Since this is from AP, I am not interested.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by dforest
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To: Smogger

BS too early for data to be released yet


5 posted on 11/06/2012 11:08:24 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: Smogger

NC and IA look troubling.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 11:08:26 AM PST by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: Smogger

What about independants? The Republicans haven’t got off work yet!


7 posted on 11/06/2012 11:09:48 AM PST by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Smogger

What is the story in North Carolina? Someone from there know? Is there a large Rep turn out on election day to catch up?


8 posted on 11/06/2012 11:10:06 AM PST by WILLIALAL
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To: TEXOKIE

You think AP would have good news for Obama, if only to depress GOP turnout. They have none!

I cannot believe our good fortune. The polls gave no hint of this at all. Its not even close.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:00 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: trussell

I believe these are EARLY voting numbers....not votes from today yet


10 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:00 AM PST by BuckeyeGOP
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To: Lou Budvis
"NC and IA look troubling."

I was thinking the same thing.

11 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:00 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: Smogger
Those are absolutely phony numbers, and they don't have that kind of data available yet.

How can EVERY one have that kind of Dem participation, out-voting Republicans in 100% of the cases (if I'm reading their numbers correctly?)

12 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:09 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Smogger
I don't believe it. My understanding is that it is illegal to release Ohio early voting results until the polls close so it is unlikely AP has them.

Another thing to keep in mind, AP dropped 19 states from the exit polling this cycle: 15 red states and 4 blue. Another reason exit polls will be bogus.

13 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:12 AM PST by Pete (Check out an 11 year old entrepreneur: boodlies.com)
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To: Smogger
Just Do It!
Show Up And VOTE.

Vote Romney/Ryan

14 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:13 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Lou Budvis

Remember, this is early voting, which nearly always favors Democrats. Republicans do much better at GOTV on election day.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:18 AM PST by Jaguarmike
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To: TEXOKIE

They are all from states that allow early voting so. Yes. They are not from TODAY’s polling. Early voting ended yesterday.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:27 AM PST by Smogger
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To: Smogger

Just read this line on Facebook:

Vote like you’re stranded in Benghazi and Obama is your lifeline.

Love it!


17 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:35 AM PST by ShasheMac
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To: CatOwner

because you are a troll.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:19 AM PST by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Smogger

These numbers look wrong.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:25 AM PST by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Smogger

Democrats have more time on their hands to do EV.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Smogger

FYI.....

These mid-day exit polls have proven never to be accurate and favor the left.

Remember that.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:17 AM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Smogger

Wait a minute!!!!Why are the number of Democrat voters given in numbers, “1.6 million Democrats”, then the Republican figures given in percentages, “43%”? Huh? Percentage of what? There is no way to extrapolate valid information from the way these figures are being reported, yet everyone posting so far sees “trends”.
Am I missing something?


22 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:30 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Smogger

Those Ohio votes are NOT what the official Secretary of State of Ohio released... dims waaaaaay down so I do not trust the Forida numbers either.

LLS


23 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: CatOwner

Four years, Obama led in the early vote.

This year its reversed!

Does any one still believe this is 2008?


24 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:37 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Call me stupid, but can someone explain how these numbers are good for us, outside of CO?


25 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:37 AM PST by FightforFreedomCA (The most dangerous place to be today is between a Republican voter and a polling booth.)
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To: goldstategop

Sarcasm?

Colorado looks OK, the others not real great, eh? That’s one hell of a funny looking “advantage”.

Romney may yet win these states — if he doesn’t, we’re all sunk — but it’s still a lot of mathematical wishful thinking to presume that *deficits* of between 6 to 15 percent are actually fantastic news.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:41 AM PST by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: traditional1

NC is fine. Lots more Ds there than Rs, but a lot of them are DINOs who always vote the GOP in national elections.

Agree on the Iowa numbers not looking good though.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 11:14:13 AM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Jaguarmike

That’s still a lot of ground to make up given the populations of NC and IA. Hope that it is simply the die-hard dims and GOP nominal voter.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 11:14:33 AM PST by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: Perdogg

Such a parrot. Someone else says the same thing that I quoted, and I get slap. Might as well waste your day following me around because I am going nowhere.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 11:14:55 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: Smogger
The polls right now are irrelevant. Democrats can vote any time of day they want. Republicans usually have to wait until they get out of work - especially if there's going to be a line.

The big Republican numbers always come in after work hours. Remember the Bush/kerry early numbers? kerry was way ahead until those who work could get out and vote.

31 posted on 11/06/2012 11:15:08 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Smogger

What we need to look it is what is Obama’s EV advantage compared to 2008, if it is down significantly, he’s toast.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 11:15:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Smogger

http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2008.html

2008 Numbers:

Florida had 4.4 million early votes (45.6% D, 37.3% R; +8.3% D).

North Carolina has 2.6 million votes (51.4% D, 30.2% R; +21.2% D). 2012 early voting looks similar to 2004 figures precentage wise.

Iowa had 482,000 votes (46.9% D, 28.9% R; +18% D).

Colorado had 1.7 million votes (37.7% D, 35.9% R; +1.8% D)


33 posted on 11/06/2012 11:15:30 AM PST by smith5460
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To: FightforFreedomCA

This is BEFORE Republicans come to the polls - which we is know is huge.

Now how are the Democrats going to make that deficit?

Something tells me neither the early vote nor the vote today is going the way the MSM and the Democrats expected.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 11:16:26 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Smogger

For those like me who couldn’t make heads or tails of the OP stat table, it’s misformatted at least in my browser. go to the original article and it will make sense.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 11:17:00 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: PermaRag; goldstategop

You need to chill. There have been a GAZILLION threads on why early voting is going to show O ahead but if he’s down A LOT from 2008 and Romney has to up from McCain. That’s all. We’re not going to win EV in most states the Dems do; its just the way it is.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 11:17:19 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: FightforFreedomCA

These are EARLY voting results meaning prior to election day. A spread of only 6% in Ohio is much less than in prior elections. Narrower in several other states as well.

Normally Democrats have a LARGE advantage in this area. Significantly larger that these figures show.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 11:17:24 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Smogger

Florida. 2008 D+9. 2012 D+3.
Ohio. Does not have partisan registration, so I have a WTF issue with these numbers.
North Carolina: Was D+11. Now D+9. Mildly troubling.
Iowa: Was D+18. Now D+11. Just about good enough, if the same sort of shift happens among in-person voting.
Colorado: Was D+2. Now R+2.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 11:18:21 AM PST by dangus
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To: CatOwner

these are BS. Romney will win nc by 10 points.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 11:18:35 AM PST by barmag25
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To: CatOwner
I was thinking the same thing.

of course you were! you latch onto any little bit a negativity you see... i hope you are only this way with this election and not with the rest of your life...

40 posted on 11/06/2012 11:18:35 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Wiser now

It’s worded crumby...out of 1.6M voters...dem xx%...Rep xx%


41 posted on 11/06/2012 11:18:46 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Smogger
From the article:

The Associated Press is reporting estimated tallies of those who voted by mailing in their early voting ballot or who voted at special polling places set up to accommodate early voters. The tallies represent how many Democrats and how many Republicans voted early in various states. Please note these are not exact, official figures and do not reflect specific, individual votes, as any voter can vote for any candidate regardless of affiliation.

In other words AP speculation and spin.

42 posted on 11/06/2012 11:18:47 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: traditional1

These numbers are not from voting today. I think they are people who voted before today.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 11:19:03 AM PST by funfan
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To: TMA62

These are NOT exit polls.

They are early voting tally’s by party affiliation. They are NOT results.

I Democrat voting for Romney or a Republican voting for Obama would not be reflected here. Just that a partisan cast a ballot.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 11:19:07 AM PST by Smogger
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To: FightforFreedomCA

So I’m not the only puzzled one...


45 posted on 11/06/2012 11:19:44 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: FightforFreedomCA
First these numbers are not the actual numbers... some dim at ap conjectures these are what the numbers are... and ap is hardcore left. obama does not have the early turnout anywhere like he saw in 2008. obama has forced many regular dim voters that vote on election day to vote early to help give the appearance of momentum... so those traditional dim voters will not turn out today. Republicans are experiencing record early voting numbers and we know we will turn out more voters today than obama will. THAT is why even these ap lies would be good news. Reality is even better for us. obama is toast.

LLS

46 posted on 11/06/2012 11:19:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Smogger

The numbers for CO are wrong, so I’m going to ignore the rest, too:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2955859/posts


47 posted on 11/06/2012 11:20:11 AM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: Pete

“Ohio early voting results until the polls close so it is unlikely AP has them.”

They are not the results. They are a tally of how many of voters of each party have already cast votes.


48 posted on 11/06/2012 11:20:11 AM PST by Smogger
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To: Jaguarmike

These early voter statistics show that the Democrats blew their wad early and that’s the best they could do?


49 posted on 11/06/2012 11:20:34 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: CatOwner

Fighting like “Cats” and “doggs” - let’s try and get along today :)


50 posted on 11/06/2012 11:20:34 AM PST by FightforFreedomCA (The most dangerous place to be today is between a Republican voter and a polling booth.)
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