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Gallup: Romney up by 4 on Obama
thehill.com ^ | 02/23/12 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 02/23/2012 10:35:04 AM PST by VU4G10

Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 4 percentage points in Gallup’s latest national head-to-head polling.

If the election were held Thursday, 50 percent said they would support Romney, versus 46 percent who would support Obama, according to Gallup. The president holds the edge on former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), 49 percent to 48 percent.

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1 posted on 02/23/2012 10:35:07 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10
/ Twilight for Obama and his agenda...
2 posted on 02/23/2012 10:37:09 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Wait until the unemployment figures hit for February.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 10:39:14 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: VU4G10

Right and a vote for Mittens is a vote for a second Obama term!


4 posted on 02/23/2012 10:39:27 AM PST by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: VU4G10

The bisexual muslim socialist is toast in so many states (except for Californication).


5 posted on 02/23/2012 10:43:43 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Trueblackman

I hate to say it but we know more about Obama than we do about Mitt. Mitt is an enigma even to those folks who worked with him.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 10:47:31 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: VU4G10
Gallup: Romney up by 4 on Obama

But wait! I thought that 0bama was being buoyed by "good" economic news.

God I hope 0bama and the Democratic party (the party of Perjury and Obstruction of Justice) get electorally destroyed in November...

7 posted on 02/23/2012 10:48:10 AM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: VU4G10
I have never known so many unemployed people, or seen so many closed businesses. MAYBE the early 1980s, but I was a teenager then... Things are BAD. No matter what Obama and the Dems say. The fact they are trying to make this about anything but Obama's record is proof enough they know they will lose if it is about Obama. I daresay anyone short of a broken vacuum cleaner will beat Obama.
8 posted on 02/23/2012 10:56:45 AM PST by PghBaldy (Once again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: VU4G10

This contradicts what I have been reading in the A.P. (Associated Pimps). 0bama is buouyed by the rising economy. Happy days are here again. The skies are clear and blue again. Unemployment has dropped dramatically down from 8.5 percent to 8.3 percent.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 10:57:16 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: ThomasMore

Wait til gas hits $5.00....Buddy Roemer would be able to take him out...


10 posted on 02/23/2012 10:57:38 AM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
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To: RoosterRedux
I hate to say it but we know more about Obama than we do about Mitt. Mitt is an enigma even to those folks who worked with him.

He's not my candidate by any means, but that's a pretty big stretch. His father was a well known Governor and former presidential candidate. People throughout his life can identify him and his associations. He was a well known business person and was well known 10 years ago when he successfully turned those winter olympics around. He ran for Senate almost 20 years ago, and then served a full term as Governor in Massachusetts...plus was well known and vetted running for President 4 years ago. No one knows diddly about what Obama was doing before 2004.

11 posted on 02/23/2012 10:59:54 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ThomasMore
unemployment figures hit for February...

Let me predict - unemployment down from 8.3% to 7.0% and 3,000,000 no longer seeking employment.

I'd guess lower than 7.0%, but there has to be more maneuvering room for improvement leading up to the October numbers.

13 posted on 02/23/2012 11:01:35 AM PST by C210N
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To: forgotten man

And choco ration is being increased to 25 grams! Rejoice Brothers!


14 posted on 02/23/2012 11:04:31 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: ilgipper
This article has haunted me since I read it (and it's by the loathsome Frank Rich BTW)...
Who in God's Name is Mitt Romney?
Here's a troublesome quote right off the top...
"Back in the thick of the 2008 Republican presidential race, I asked a captain of American finance what he had made of Mitt Romney when they were young colleagues at Bain & Company. “Mitt was a nice guy, a smart businessman, and an excellent team player,” he ­responded without missing a beat. Then came the CEO’s one footnote, delivered with bemusement, not pique: “Still, whenever the rest of us would go out at the end of the day, we’d always find ourselves having the same conversation: None of us had any idea who this guy was.”

15 posted on 02/23/2012 11:05:07 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: RoosterRedux

More ammo for Romney supporters to claim that only he can beat Obama. I’m getting tired of Romney and his supporters.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 11:08:54 AM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I’m getting tired of Barry Soros and his supporters.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 11:10:56 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: jimbo123

The bisexual muslim socialist is toast in so many states (except for Californication).
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What about NY? You don’t think Obozo has a chance of losing NY do yo?


18 posted on 02/23/2012 11:12:25 AM PST by no dems (Rick Santorum is so out of touch with the real world. He needs to learn when to shut up.)
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To: C210N

has newt been elected?...hell he is promising 6.6 million new jobs and balance budget in first term no less


19 posted on 02/23/2012 11:21:17 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: no dems

Obongo will win New York, too. Even with Christie as Mittens’ VP and hatchet man.


20 posted on 02/23/2012 11:22:41 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Maverick68
.it’s easier to get rid of a shitty Republican than it is to get rid of Obama.

Huh? Obama can only serve four more years. If Romney reaches the White House, we're stuck with him or a Democrat for eight years.

The party that holds the White House almost always loses seats in Congress. With Obama in office, Republicans are sure to gain seats. With Romney in office, signing on to liberal policies, Republicans are sure to end up in the minority in Congress. A Romney Presidency will wipe out all the gains made in 2010.

21 posted on 02/23/2012 11:28:17 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: RoosterRedux
Oh please.

Unlike Nixon’s craggy face, or, for that matter, Gingrich’s, Romney’s does not look lived in. His eyes don’t show the mileage of a veteran fighter’s journey through triumphs and hard knocks—the profile that Americans prefer to immaculate perfection in a leader during tough times

As if Obama's eyes show some kind of "mileage"?

As much as I'd prefer Romney not to be the front-runner, I would NEVER listen to Frank Rich.

22 posted on 02/23/2012 11:36:24 AM PST by what's up
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To: ilgipper
He ran for Senate almost 20 years ago, and then served a full term as Governor in Massachusetts...plus was well known and vetted running for President 4 years ago

Correct, we know a lot about Romney. We know his record as governor of Massachusetts was to the left of Bill Clinton. We know he gave us the original version of Obamacare. We know he raised taxes and fees $700 million. We know he signed gay marriage into law and was rabidly pro-abortion. We know he has flip-flopped on issue after issue.

Putting that sort of man in the White House will move the Republican party to the left and cripple the conservative movement for at least a decade.

23 posted on 02/23/2012 11:36:53 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: VU4G10

If Mittens is the nominee, the election is lost, whether he beats Obama or not.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 11:38:15 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Sicon

I would vote for Madoff/Manson over Obama if forced to to get the Obamunist out of office.

We can’t endure 4 more years of this hell.

Sure mittens will probably be awful, but the 10% chance he might be ok is still better than the 100% chance of obama collapsing america w the path we are on.


25 posted on 02/23/2012 11:45:01 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: skaterboy
"has newt been elected?...hell he is promising 6.6 million new jobs and balance budget in first term no less"

Newt has a proven track record of responding to "no way you can" with "I just did".

History has proven Newt's remarkable ability to make good on bold claims.

Newt possesses proven effective visionary leadership. You, however, appear to be the other end of each spectrum.

26 posted on 02/23/2012 11:48:29 AM PST by OHelix
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To: VU4G10

None of the Repub candidates have a clue about the savagery about to be unleashed on them by Obama’s crew. Sad.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 11:58:46 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Kazan

“Obama can only serve four more years. If Romney reaches the White House, we’re stuck with him or a Democrat for eight years.”

So what’s your suggestion? to vote for Obama? And if 4 years from now the republican nominee is still not up to your standards you’ll vote for the democrat again?

A wise man once said that you go to war with the army you have. Not the one you wish you had. You are advocating surrender and defeat. It’s very likely that in the next 4 years Thomas and Scalia will retire. Obama will appoint young socialists and the democrat controlled senate will confirm them. But I guess you’d be fine with that since your strategy is to enable them at every step of the way. Not very smart.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 11:59:54 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: ThomasMore

>>Wait until the unemployment figures hit for February.

You’re dreaming. In another article today on FR last week the Obamaites reported another drop in unemployment. We know that’s a lie, but how many voters will bother to check?


29 posted on 02/23/2012 12:01:25 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: GlockThe Vote
Sure mittens will probably be awful, but the 10% chance he might be ok is still better than the 100% chance of obama collapsing america w the path we are on.

Not many people around here seem to get that. He's a rino - we get it. But to say he's as bad as obama is ridiculous.

30 posted on 02/23/2012 12:08:41 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: VU4G10; Windy City Conservative

I’m tired of both. Neither will ever get my vote. Ever.


31 posted on 02/23/2012 12:59:55 PM PST by madmaximus (Anyone But Robamney.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
So what’s your suggestion? to vote for Obama?

I'd suggest voting for a conservative third-party candidate.

A wise man once said that you go to war with the army you have. Not the one you wish you had.

How did that work out with Arnold Schwarzenegger in California? Or Michael Bloomberg in New York? Did voting for them make things better or worse for conservatives?

. It’s very likely that in the next 4 years Thomas and Scalia will retire.

Why on earth would you think Thomas would return? I doubt Scalia will either with Obama in office.

Regardless, look at the liberal judges Romney put on courts in Massachusetts and tell why you'd trust him to make Supreme Court nominations.

There is even a scenario where Romney could move the Supreme court dramatically to left. Anthony Kennedy has said he won't retire with a Democratic President in office but would with a Republican in office. If that happens and Romney pulls what Bush 41 did and gives us another David Souter, the court moves dramatically to the left.

. But I guess you’d be fine with that since your strategy is to enable them at every step of the way

I oppose your strategy which will leave us without a conservative in the White House for EIGHT YEARS and will result in Democrats taking back Congress. Even worse, Romney will be able to push through liberal policies Obama could only dream of getting into law like a VAT tax, something Romney's advisers are already floating.

Mindless thinking any Republican is going to make things better is naive, at best, and moronic at worst.

32 posted on 02/23/2012 1:05:15 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: VU4G10

If Obama somehow gets elected..I vote for Civil War.


33 posted on 02/23/2012 1:44:30 PM 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: Kazan
With Obama in office, Republicans are sure to gain seats.

Seeing that the newly minted Republican House couldn't even successfully repeal the ban on incandescent light bulbs much less defund Obamacare or put up a fight when Obama appointed czars while the House was in session, Republicans gaining seats in Congress does little to allay any fears. It will just give Boehner more people to hand him tissues while he blubbers.
34 posted on 02/23/2012 1:51:25 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: VU4G10

As pointed out in earlier posts, national polling is meaningless. Obummer polls way ahead in Kalifornia, Sickinois, and NuYawk, which he’s gonna win no matter what. But in the rest of the states, not so much. 2012 is probably gonna be an electoral vote blowout against Oshite4brains, absent some Black Swan event of course.


35 posted on 02/23/2012 2:23:30 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: RoosterRedux

We know all we need to know about Romney, enough to know he is not most of our first choice for the presidency or even second or third perhaps. But we also know he is not a corrupt, Marxist Man from Nowhere whom he would be running against in the General Election. Hence he is infinitely preferable to The Disaster.

What business colleagues knew about him is neither here nor there. Few where I spent my working days knew much about me and I cared to know little about them. So Mitt isn’t a Chatty-Cathy who likes to drink with the guys?


36 posted on 02/23/2012 3:06:03 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: C210N

I like this prediction.
I have one too.
Gas- 6.00 a gallon this summer, then magically it drops to 3.00 a gallon by mid sept. to early oct.


37 posted on 02/23/2012 3:39:28 PM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Kazan

I’ll trust any Republicans’ Supreme Court picks over any Democrat. Republicans sometimes get it right, but Democrats ALWAYS get it wrong.


38 posted on 02/23/2012 3:46:18 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: VU4G10

If unemployment really is dropping and things are really getting better, than Republicans will need to address it instead of insisting everything is still going to s**t. We constantly emphasize not sticking our head in the sand about bad news, we shouldn’t do it over good news either. If Americans see signs on the ground that the economy is finally meeting their standards, Obama will get a lot of credit and Republicans need to prove he shouldnt instead of downplaying real evidence that prospects have gotten brighter. We’ve seen by now the effects of being passive about it.


39 posted on 02/23/2012 5:30:47 PM PST by emax
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To: Kazan
Putting that sort of man in the White House will move the Republican party to the left and cripple the conservative movement for at least a decade.

On this agree. While beating Obama is the mission and we must remove him for any potential of recovery, I really don't have any doubt Romney is going to be a real setback to our party and conservatism in the long run. It is an awful situation.

40 posted on 02/23/2012 6:59:26 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: VU4G10

I don’t buy this poll for one second. It’s designed to make Republican voters go “Oh, Mitt Romney is the only one who can beat 0bama. We better vote for him in our states primary.”

If the Election were held today 0bama, against any of the Republicans, would win every state he won 2008 and probably pick up Missouri and Arizona as well.

Mitt Romney has made the entire Republican field look like clowns. Last night Romney had Santorum all tied, while showing himself to be a pompus ass. Newt had a good debate and was the man amongst the boys, but he is such damaged goods he has no chance at the nomination, let alone against 0bama.

Things can change quickly, but right now I really don’t see Romney, Santorum or Gingrich doing better than McCain against 0bama. Romney is a joke and media will ensure Santorum or Gingrich’s defeat.

But.....I really hope I am wrong. Time will tell.


41 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:46 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: RoosterRedux

“Who in God’s Name is Mitt Romney?”

Ed Alberts writes from Massachusetts:

” I thought it very poor form where Romney shouted down the moderator at the start of the debate.

I live in Massachusetts where I am REQUIRED TO purchase abortion services as “a condition of breathing” as one commentator put it recently. Every insurance plan sold in MA — including those sold to Catholic employer’s employees — is REQUIRED to include abortions. By contrast, that of Federal Employees does *not* — at least after 1997 or so.

My jaw dropped when Mitt Romney said that. And when he said that he didn’t raise taxes — Barbara Anderson of Citizens for Limited Taxation (CLT) dubbed him “MittFee” for all the ‘fees’ he was raising, including a tax on nursing home bills (that may have been Jane Swift).

He took what had been a $5/lifetime ID card required to own a gun and made it a $100 every four years “fee”, saying “anyone who can’t afford it doesn’t have to own a gun.” Worse was what his Lt Gov said for the admin — elders were living in homes they had purchased years earlier and owned outright, but were having trouble with the ever-increasing local real estate taxes — the response was ‘they are overhoused and should sell the homes to pay the taxes and then move into a one-room apartment.”


42 posted on 02/24/2012 5:05:49 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: no dems; jimbo123
No matter who wins the Republican nomination, Bama will win the following states:

California
New York
Illinois
Massachussetts
Michigan
Connecticut
Maryland
Maine
Rhode Island
New Jersey
Delaware
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Iowa, et al

Republicans must win this election (and all subsequest ones)without these states, which are really part of a different country than the USA. It remains possible to do so. Republican candidates should not spend one red penny campaigning in those states. Republicans voting in those states with apportioned electors should act as disruptors and vote for ultraleft third parties that actually have a chance of siphoning off a few electoral votes from the Democrats.

43 posted on 02/24/2012 6:20:55 AM PST by jboot
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To: jboot

Maine went totally Republican in the 2010 elections, so I would at least try to win in Maine.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 6:27:54 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Marguerite
Wow!

Thx for that!

45 posted on 02/24/2012 6:46:18 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: PghBaldy
"I daresay anyone short of a broken vacuum cleaner will beat Obama."

If only more Freepers genuinely understood this. Certainly The Players do. What's happening has been scripted to the minute.

46 posted on 02/24/2012 7:07:24 AM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Kazan
" With Obama in office, Republicans are sure to gain seats. With Romney in office, signing on to liberal policies, Republicans are sure to end up in the minority in Congress. A Romney Presidency will wipe out all the gains made in 2010."

No matter who the GOPresident is -- Mittens, Gingrich or Santorum -- they will have 6 years of a GOP Senate and at least 4 years of a GOP House.

47 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:20 AM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: RoosterRedux

“I hate to say it but we know more about Obama than we do about Mitt. Mitt is an enigma even to those folks who worked with him.”

A friend of mine who worked for Mittens..said he’s one nasty dude.


48 posted on 02/24/2012 7:25:53 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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To: jboot

Interesting theory..


49 posted on 02/24/2012 7:28:41 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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To: Mountain Mary
A friend of mine who worked for Mittens..said he’s one nasty dude.

We saw that in the way he attacked Newt...and in the way he forced Seamus to ride to Canada on the roof of the car.

50 posted on 02/24/2012 7:28:54 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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