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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 48% Obama 44%)
Rasmussen ^ | 4-24-12 | Rasmussen

Posted on 04/24/2012 6:54:31 AM PDT by Mikey_1962

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that Mitt Romney earns 48% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another 4% are undecided.

Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). See tracking history.

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear the federal government’s challenge to Arizona’s immigration law, 59% of voters believe police officers should check the immigration status of those they stop for traffic violations. However, as Scott Rasmussen notes in a radio commentary, voter anger is not directed at the immigrants. It is directed at the federal government, employers and others who enable illegal immigration.

Most Americans believe the price of gas could reach $5 a gallon in the next few months. Forty-four percent (44%) believe government regulations are primarily to blame, while 32% point to speculators.

Three-out-of-four Americans (75%) would prefer the U.S. Postal Service cut mail delivery to five days a week rather than receive government subsidies to cover ongoing losses.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; poll; rasmussen

1 posted on 04/24/2012 6:54:37 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

Mitt has a chance. Obama could become only the second modern incumbent that replaced the other party to lose his re-election...the only other president to do that was Jimmah....

Mitt was not my first choice...but I will easily vote for him in the general election.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 7:06:47 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Mikey_1962

Starting with www.270towin.com, it currently has 181 EVs for Romney, with 161 undecided.

IMO, the best path from there to get 0bama out of the White House is to add:

FL - 29
NC - 15
VA - 13
MO - 10
IA - 6

That is 73 more, bringing MR to 254.

Then pick one of PA (20), OH (18), or MI (16), and 0bama is gone.

I think NH (4) will go to Romney as well.

Obviously, the VP choice is key. I think Gov Nikki Haley of SC would be a solid choice on many levels, helping to deliver the Southern states and also the women’s vote.

I think it is an advantage for Romney that the RNC convention is the week before the DNC. If he chooses Haley, he can get the message out and take the initiative. Presumably, 0bama will stick with Biden, and it will look like status quo for the DNC.

If he dumps Biden and chooses Hillary!, all bets are off. Hillary! just might agree to this as it would set her up for 2016.

First and foremost, we have to get 0bama out of the White House.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 7:23:45 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Mikey_1962

What the heck?

Romney is up in the polls?

What about all these recent polls, showing Obama leading among women, and the whole war on women issue?

What about recent polls showing that Obama has a big lead among swing voters in the battleground states?

Are these other polls for real, or are they slanted polls? Or are they propaganda, to convince people that Obama is more popular than he really is???????


4 posted on 04/24/2012 7:26:20 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Eccl 10:2

“If he dumps Biden and chooses Hillary!, all bets are off. Hillary! just might agree to this as it would set her up for 2016.”

Cankles will be using a walker by then. Her time as they say “has done gone and went.”


5 posted on 04/24/2012 7:32:02 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Eccl 10:2
I believe that Florida and Ohio will go to Romney. The fact that Michigan is even in play should be scary for Obama. Usually a DNC stronghold. All three of these States have Republican Governors which sometimes helps depending on the state of the party.

We will have to watch NC and VA.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 7:47:53 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Trikki Nikki is not under serious consideration for a variety of reasons, (primarily becuase SC in the bag, scandal plagued, ignorant, blooper prone, incompetent, corrupt...)

Just my .02


7 posted on 04/24/2012 7:48:59 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: Tulane
Mitt was not my first choice...but I will easily vote for him in the general election.

I won't. Even if it means four more years of Obama - I will NOT vote for Romney. Yes, I know. I don't care. The GOP Establishment forced this poser down our throats and they can all got straight to.... (do I sound bitter?)

8 posted on 04/24/2012 7:49:17 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Mikey_1962

Will I be banned if I consider this relatively good news?


9 posted on 04/24/2012 7:51:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JaguarXKE

I can, due to the state I live in, not vote for Romney and not help Obama.

Those who are in swing states either vote for Romney or help Obama’s re-election.

The math is that simple.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 7:53:40 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: JaguarXKE
The GOP Establishment forced this poser down our throats

In the end, the rank and file GOP voters pulled the levers for this mutt Romney.

We need to acknowledge the reality that people like McCain and Romney are not RINOs. They pretty much represent the majority of the party.

We conservatives are the outliers. We are the ones who stray from the current party mission and goals.

If we're Republicans at all, it's only because the Democrats suck so much ass. Like Mayo, we got nowhere else to go.

11 posted on 04/24/2012 7:55:47 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Mikey_1962

“Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate,” ..

I would guess 3% are grumpy Republicans that will eventually hold their noses and climb on board.

Romney 51%! That is a big number.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 7:57:07 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Romney is up in the polls?”

Actually these numbers seem to be “holding steady” from the last polls about a week ago.

I would expect that these numbers are going to become “the baseline” of the campaign, and the struggle will be for either candidate to push for 51% in the relatively few states where it’s going to make a difference.

It’s going to end up a very close contest.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 7:57:18 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Eccl 10:2

Obviously, the VP choice is key. I think Gov Nikki Haley of SC would be a solid choice on many levels, helping to deliver the Southern states and also the women’s vote.

i agree but isn’t she being investigated right now? I bet dark clouds will be over her head the entire campaign just like Palin. The dirty media (insert curse) will replay their program from 2008.
I’d love Haley but they will drag her through more mud than we knew existed.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 8:03:04 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: JaguarXKE

I do thinkFReepers have created a false choice.

A. The republican party has forced RINOs on us consistently and they take conservativestotallyfor granted. We need a new conservative party.

And

B. We need to fight having an enemy of America as our President.

They are not mutually exclusive. We thought that our grassroots Tea party was enough to get a conservative candidate, but the RINOS in power (media) hated it more than the Dems. It has been a good start and we must create a true political party for 2016, soon.

But we also need to choose the American Democrat Romney rather than the foreign communist USA hater, working for enemy interests.

We can do both these things.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 8:05:33 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Mikey_1962

I wonder why they won’t poll Newt? FoxNews won’t mention him either.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 8:11:38 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Yaelle
We thought that our grassroots Tea party was enough to get a conservative candidate, but the RINOS in power (media) hated it more than the Dems. It has been a good start and we must create a true political party for 2016, soon.

It was and we did, but conservatives could not agree on a single conservative and so mittens won out.

I'm going to a TEA party this Saturday and I'll give a report about it next week.

17 posted on 04/24/2012 8:17:11 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: BerryDingle
I wonder why they won’t poll Newt? FoxNews won’t mention him either.

For the same reason the 2012 Kentucky Derby Odds don't list "Secretariat".

Believe it or not, I still haven't voted in a primary, but will vote for Newt when the day finally comes. But I know I'm just kicking a dead horse. I like the thud sound.

18 posted on 04/24/2012 8:28:12 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Mikey_1962; All
No doubt the 4% who want a third party candidate are all Freepers!

Seriously, I suspect that the vast majority of those who want someone else are Republicans, and most will in the end hold their noses and vote for Mitt, So, let's give him 3 of that 4%.

Then, historically, late deciders usually break for the new guy..IOW..they vote against the incumbengt..so let's give Mittens another 3 of that 4%.

That means you're potentially looking now at a 54-46 vote for Romney..

19 posted on 04/24/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Mikey_1962
Right now Ohio is dead even, and can go either way. I think that high gas prices and a continuing bad economy will give it to the GOP..Also, Josh Mandel is just about even with Brown for the Senate race, and he hasn't even begun to campaign hard.

But there is no way that Florida votes for Obama again. The state is trending solidly RED. In 2010, we had a pretty bitter primary for governor, yet still managed to retire Crist and wipe out the Dem in the general.

WE win Florida, and also send Nelson into retirement..

20 posted on 04/24/2012 8:33:32 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Mikey_1962

If BrokeBack O’Bozo is polling very badly by September watch for Biden to have a medical emergency forcing him to drop from the race, after-which Hitlery! will graciously agree to move up as O’Bozo’s VP running mate.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 8:37:10 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: wiggen

IMO, a Republican being investigated should now be considered a badge of honor. We aren’t going to get the vote of anyone who believes the charges anyway.

But, if not Haley, then who? We should have someone who can deliver FL, NC, VA, and at least one one of MI, OH, or PA.

Allen West?

To anyone who replies, please provide an alternative - don’t just shoot down ideas (not referring to you, wiggen).


22 posted on 04/24/2012 8:38:59 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Mikey_1962

I wonder if a lot of folks were are saying they would vote for Obama because of the racial guilt factor. The coming race riots and black on white attacks this summer will shake those people loose from their illusions. Landslide, Romney.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 8:39:53 AM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: "A Big Ole’ Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.”)
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To: dead
Will I be banned if I consider this relatively good news?

Not if you preface your remarks with an anti-Romney rant. Here is one I have on file for this purpose...

Boo! Hiss! Boo! Hiss! (Stamping feet on ground) Bad on Mitt Romney for pulling ahead of Obama in the polls. Shame on the Republicans who voted for Mitt Romney in the primaries. (Making gagging sound and clawing at my chest) Boo! Hiss! Mitt Romney ties his dog to the top of his car! Boo! Hiss!

24 posted on 04/24/2012 8:42:56 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 22 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: BerryDingle

I know you will not like this comment, but.....Newt Gingrich is toast. He has been toast for sometime, after too much “foot in mouth” activity. Brilliant gent, great ideas, good conservative, but.....not too much common sense or street smarts!!! After tonight Newt will withdraw from the POTUS nomination fight and.....fully endorse Romney. Prolonging the agony is painful to watch. Newt can serve our country well, just not as POTUS.

So....you either vote for Romney, vote for Obama, or sit at home and not vote at all. The second two choices will enable Obama to be re-elected, as many Freepers have indicated they would like to see happen, and have no objection to. Go figure!!! Reality is the world you should live in, friend.


25 posted on 04/24/2012 8:50:58 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, political ly!!!)
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To: Mikey_1962

Here in lies the problem stealtly they will flame the fires of Treyvon, cause riots this summer and all bets are off. I am still of the mind that there will be no election.. JMHO


26 posted on 04/24/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: dead
They pretty much represent the majority of the party.

I don't buy it. I think the majority are just resigned to what the Establishemnt has forced upon us. The establishment has been pushing Romney since day one. Screw them! The GOP is never going to get another dime of my money! NEVER!

27 posted on 04/24/2012 9:08:43 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: crazydad
Here in lies the problem... steadily they will flame the fires of Treyvon, cause riots this summer and all bets are off. I am still of the mind that there will be no election.. JMHO

I just don't see a scenario where Obama will be able to get away with canceling elections. This country held elections during a Civil War for crying out loud. I think fanning the flames this summer with Treyvon, Occupy movement, etc., will only backfire on the Democrats in November.

28 posted on 04/24/2012 9:22:34 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 22 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: SamAdams76

The only way they come out on top in fomenting chaos
is if gets so bad that people call for, or at least accept

a huge government “crackdown” in order to restore order.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 9:24:51 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: Mikey_1962

Still too close; the RATs can make more than that difference up in fraud.


30 posted on 04/24/2012 9:40:15 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JaguarXKE

Teaching the GOP a lesson is not a good reason to allow Obama another four years to destroy the country.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 10:17:52 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: JaguarXKE
I don't buy it. I think the majority are just resigned to what the Establishemnt has forced upon us. The establishment has been pushing Romney since day one.

The GOP rank and file gave Romney the votes he needed to win the nomination. That's a fact.

I know there's no process for it, but what would have helped would have been a "conservative primary" that would have allowed us to coalesce around a single anti-Romney candidate.

Perhaps we'll learn the lesson the next time around and create the process that will identify the conservative champion before the GOP primary gets underway.

32 posted on 04/24/2012 10:29:59 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: crazydad
I am still of the mind that there will be no election.. JMHO

For some reason, the rise of the internet also birthed the specter of the cancelled election.

The opposition has speculated wildly about it since Clinton's first term, but it didn't happen with either Clinton election or either Bush election. Bush's third term didn't happen either. Obama will either be elected for a second term or he won't, but there will be an election.

33 posted on 04/24/2012 10:34:11 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I dont expect anything I do or don’t do will have any impact on the GOP establishment. I dont care. I will not vote for Romney. Period.


34 posted on 04/24/2012 10:45:55 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: dead

Elections are managed at the state level. So you are correct that the Fed cannot simply “cancel” the election.

However, we have already seen the contempt this admin has for state law. It is not hard to imagine a scenario in which the Fed mandates “postponing” the election, and sending troops in to non-compliant states to enforce the mandate.

The media would support it, and would report that Americans also supported it.

Just sayin. If it were going to happen, this would be the President that would perpetrate it.


35 posted on 04/24/2012 11:41:16 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Mikey_1962

ABO - we have to get the communist usurper out of office and then fight myth tooth and nail after the election like we did GWB on amensty for illegals, meirs, dubai ports, etc.


36 posted on 04/24/2012 11:44:38 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Bingo - this is not the time to ‘teach the GOPE a lesson’

We have to get the communist traitor and Islamist Radical at 1600 PA Ave the heck out of office!

ABO!!!


37 posted on 04/24/2012 11:49:42 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
nail after the election like we did GWB on amensty for illegals, meirs, dubai ports, etc.

Don't forget Medicare Part D.

38 posted on 04/24/2012 12:10:09 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

I figure Romney wins Ohio, New Hampshire, Florida, Virginia, Missouri and North Carolina.

Obama hangs on to Pennsylvania and Iowa (barely).

I think if Walker hangs on in Wisconsin, Romney may win it. If that happens, I think he may win Michigan.

So, in that scenario, it’s Romney 311, Obama 227.


39 posted on 04/24/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Eccl 10:2

I forgot to mention, I think Romney easily wins Nevada.


40 posted on 04/24/2012 12:44:48 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts

And I think Romney wins Colorado by 3-5%.


41 posted on 04/24/2012 12:46:28 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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