Skip to comments.Rasmussen : Romney 50%, Obama 43%
Posted on 05/11/2012 6:31:42 AM PDT by sunmars
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.
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If Obama starts becoming a drag on the socialist agenda, or looks like he might lose in a historic landslide, he will be shunted aside very suddenly. You watch. They've done it before, even after a candidate had won his primary they've made a last minute substitution. Like pulling a hitter off the on-deck circle just as he is ready to step into the batter's box.
Only up to a tipping point. If the election were held today, a 50-43 pv for Mittens translates into an electoral landslide without regard to state-by-state polling -- the red states simply don't have enough voters to electorally account for such a robust defeat of Bobo ie Mittens would pick up many Blue states if that many Dogs sat on their hands at 43.
Not unironically, something like the 50-41 Reagan-Carter pv, albeit electorally it would be a bit closer than that 489-49 EV thrashing. More like 360-178, which is probably Mitten's limit, picking up outlier states like Maine, etc.
Now, you get a tight pop vote race, like 48-47 (Gore-Bush), different story. Absolutely state-by-state polling is the key in that instance.
Yep it is all politics.
What does it say about Obama, that he takes this allegedly courageous principled stand on homosexual marriage, because he’s scheduled to go to a fundraiser at George Clooney’s house a few days later?
Can you imagine the MSM, if a Republican candidate or president takes some stand on a key conservative issue, right before a conservative fundraiser? Would the MSM laud him or her for a courageous principled stand on an issue, or would they lambast him/her for doing so because they were going to a major fundraiser??????
Wasn’t it the “W” keys they removed when Clinton left the WH? Those liberals are sooooo clever!
But, wouldn’t it be racist to pull Obama out of the election like that????? How can the historic first black president be pulled out like that? Don’t the liberals have a vested interest in seeing this first black president be re-elected?????/
Negative. She’s radioactive politically.
The homo-Nazis have Obama on a very short chain, and they are tugging on it viciously right now.
Except for one aberration in AZ that was later corrected, every time gay marriage is put to a public vote, it loses. Gay marriage is illegal in 44 states. Hell, they couldn’t pass it in CA. NC just fit the existing pattern. It is the MSM and phony polls that create the impression that the majority of Americans support it.
C'mon! You know it's not "racist" if the Democrats do it!
“Only up to a tipping point. If the election were held today, a 50-43 pv for Mittens translates into an electoral landslide without regard to state-by-state polling -”
I agree, but I still like to see those state poll internals as state polls seem to be less influenced by daily fluctuations. They usually are taken on a set schedule and not done on a daily tracking.
I like to watch the trends within each swing state and see how each state is trending. I think that is a more solid basis in predicting where the swing electorate is.
“But, wouldnt it be racist to pull Obama out of the election like that????? “
Exactly. No way in the world Obama would step aside without an internecine blood bath that would doom the Dems for a decade.
Woo hoo. After his ‘for-gay-marriage’ evolving..
Folks this is the election of my lifetime so far.
We need to oust the COMMUNIST FREAKS at all costs.
Then there are those (like me) who live in states Romney can't win such as Hawaii, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Vermont, and Illinois. We're happy to cut into Romney's popular vote numbers to warn and to worry the GOP "leadership", particularly since if Romney is a few votes from carrying our states, it's all over for the druggie in our White House. Of all the potential nominees for our party, Romney ranked dead last on my list, below Paul (who I consider a well-meaning nutcase). I'm glad I don't have to figure out how to vote in a state when my vote might matter. I'm still hoping for the unlikely outcome in which Paul can force a contested floor vote for long enough that the delegates are free to vote their own minds, and that the delegates will act on the overwhelming lack of enthusiasm for Romney among voters.
He even manages to keep secrets from escaping to the competition - thus a foreign policy hawk. I think his daughter might prove to be a problem though, a~la Meghan McCain.
It will hurt Obama, and Romney is off to Liberty U : )
I don't see how any informed person ever thought that Obama was unstoppable. His Presidency has been an abject failure at all levels. And there are possibly some more shoes that will drop before November, e.g., the two SCOTUS decisions on Obamacare and AZ SB 1070, an economic meltdown in Europe as the EU goes into recession with two consecutive quarters of negative growth, a cooling off of the Chinese economy, continuing high unemployment, etc. Obama will have to defy the laws of political gravity to be reelected.
Truer words were never spoken.
Brilliant - assist in 4 more years of obama.
Just FNG brilliant. Clooney, Obama, oprah, pelosi, reid , thank you.
Attention spans are short. It’s all calculated early on to maximize donations. I don’t put much stake in the duplicity of his statement, even if the press is gaga over it.
I live in Florida. It wasn't very difficult at all to figure out who I'll be voting for. Don't worry, bro. I got your back.
Its only antidote is a ruthless pursuit of truth.
(It has its place. For example, the mother of a sadistic killer might find solace only in denial, and it might be for the best in such a circumstance.)
Optimism also has its value. It provides an impetus in the right direction.
I cautioned against mindless optimism, but I do find in the poll and in the North Carolina vote cause for optimism, for a positive impetus, and for encouragement.
We need it! And we must take every bit of energy and all that we can from it!
Saving our Republic must be our top priority!
The alternative is decadence, destruction, death, war, poverty, crime, disease, totalitarianism, the domination of the American people including our children by monsters (remember Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Caligula, Tiberius, Nero--the list goes on and on): a dark age!
This is where decadence leads.
History's warnings are clear.
Millions refuse to heed them--whether from ignorance, stupidity, malice--or denial.
We who think clearly are well aware of them. We must not yield, and our strategy must be clear, focused, united, impassioned, aggressive, and fierce.
We are defending not only ourselves and our interestests but our children, future generations, and, in fact, the people of the world. That's what's at stake.
Clarity--clear thinking--is a must.
The telltale sign will be how many Dem incumbents want Obama to campaign with them and how many want to link themselves to his policies. So far, it appears many Dems are distancing themselves from Obama. Mancin even indicated that he might not vote for him. Is Obama an albatross for Dems or a talisman that will guarantee reelection. We will see.
As I’ve said time and again, this selection was over along time ago:
Fascist Federalites 100% vs. Undocumented Puerile 0%
LOL, it’s true, whenever I see Pearl, I think precisely of Meghan.
The Clintons are no longer just on the prowl. They are moving to oust Obama as a POTUS candidate right now!!! The drive for Dems to dump Obama is afoot and moving inside the Democrat Party. Problem is, Dems, IMHO, will not broom Obama because he is Black. I would suggest that the American Black community move pro-actively to dump Obama. If they, The Black American commnity, stick with Obama, they will be adrift at sea politically for the next fifty years.
Obama is no friend of Black Americans. Blacks are hurting big time across the board. Like Sgt. Joe Friday used to say in the TV show, Dragnet, “Just the facts ma’am, just the facts”. In fact, he, Obama, is no friend of any Americans, period. And...he and his wife Michelle are no friend of America, period. Wise up, people!!!
Yep, I suppose Obama’s now locked up the Hollywood pedophile vote too.
The good thing about Plankton being POTUS, is having Karen for First Lady.
This could get interesting......
OH yeah... ;-)
I don't know... Vacation Gal has a long list of places in the world she still wants to see... on the taxpayer's dime of course.
Wow, spoken like a TRUE conservative! Excellent little essay!!!
Yes, but if the people see that he’s nude, all his tricks will fall flat. He will learn the meaning of trying to push on a rope.
I’ve always hewed to the notion that, though we are constitutionalists, the constitution is not a suicide pact. We all want a candidate who supports our ideals, but our ideals do not always agree. I want a candidate that can manage this country and do a turnaround. I think our guy can do it. OMG, I just realised that in this electin I dont want to call either of them by name.
Re: the handwriting on the wall idea.
That is a POSSIBLE conclusion, without a doubt. I doubt they are ready to concede even internally...but I do think they said, “we have to throw deep in order to raise $$$ or we will lose”. Likely they hope that the $$ comes in, they return to their normal campaign, and this blows over without Grandma and Grandpa in Florida remembering.
They probably really didn’t have any choice if yo uthink about it. But this choice, b/c of the influx of gay money, will allow them to run a campaign...and from their perspective, just staying in the game might be enough b/c after all Romney might stumble.
So it was a calculated risk, I think.
And I think it will also doom the obama campaign. I sure hope so at least......
They wanted the, Undocumented Puerile Coffee Server out, and to be used, from the beginning. The Fascist Federalites are 100% behind their selected Mandate-man from Massachusetts.
LOL! "HOMO-BAMA"... good one!
He’ll need better than 70% to overcome the fraud vote.
But of course... ;-)
That would make sense. There are so many free radicals in our society right now - it reminds me of 1968. All we need is for the radicals to tore it up at the rat convention and maybe the so-called president deciding to go ahead and bomb some other country, as Johnson did in escalating the bombing of the North, and people are going to be ready for some law and freaking order. They’re going to be thirsting for it. Ay Gawd, you could get a real strongman in there right now but our whole field was kind of milquetoast.
(I've had an unsettling feeling that mine were since my first child entered adolescence.)
One socialist is polling better than the other socialist.
If the F’ing idiots in the GOP actually get this socialist DH elected we are F’ing doomed, because then the other idiots in the Congressional version of the GOP will have absolutely no reason to fight the socialist with the R behind his name.
Can you say Robomney-care? yeah... It WILL happen. Or more accurately, it WONT be repealed.
Can you say blank check? yep, the progressives in the GOP will give Robomney a blank F’ing check to appoint liberal activist judges. say goodbye to the Supreme Court.
Any of you that think your saving this country by electing a socialist you think you can control need to have your F’ing heads examined for serious trauma. If Robamney comes out of the convention with the nomination then WE HAVE ALREADY LOST.
I think your an idiot for pulling Robomney accross the finish line.
Better yet, I will do whatever I have to to STOP you from pulling robomney across the finish line.
My party WILL NOT put a socialist in the presidency. THAT is the WORST imaginable outcome in this sad F’ing state of the union.
Incredible - FREEPERS FOR OBAMA!
Never thought I would ever see that day.
Yeah.. it must be a F’ing shock to you to see freepers against SOCIALISTS.
What the F kind of brain damage do you have that makes it ok to be a SOCIALIST if your in the GOP?!!
I do not even care. No difference no matter who wins.
Amen, Dave, Amen.
The Kenyan Marxist is following the Marxist plan to the tee. He know exactly what he is doing, and sadly, he has been very successful in these first four years.
How Marxism comes to America
Rassmussen is considered pro Republican and will be ignored.
I think they had McCain Obama too close to call. Shame on you Matt. Save the sirens for Gallup etc.
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