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Rasmussen : Romney 50%, Obama 43%
Rasmussen Reports ^

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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To: sam_paine
Seems like the worst thing that could happen to the country right now is for Obama to give up on the election and start doing God-knows-what on his way out....not just popping off the "R" keys on all the keyboards.

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.

101 posted on 05/11/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: WILLIALAL
"You are right, nice to have a lead nationally, but its those state polls that will tell the true story."

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.

102 posted on 05/11/2012 8:26:06 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: sam_paine

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??????


103 posted on 05/11/2012 8:26:15 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: sam_paine

Wasn’t it the “W” keys they removed when Clinton left the WH? Those liberals are sooooo clever!


104 posted on 05/11/2012 8:27:00 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Tallguy

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?????/


105 posted on 05/11/2012 8:28:06 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sacajaweau

Negative. She’s radioactive politically.


106 posted on 05/11/2012 8:28:47 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: sam_paine
I can tell you this much with near certainty; Homo-bama will completely suspend all enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act after this act of barbarism. In fact, he will actively attack it, attack all states that still value marriage, unmercifully with his "justice" department - starting with North Carolina.

The homo-Nazis have Obama on a very short chain, and they are tugging on it viciously right now.

107 posted on 05/11/2012 8:29:37 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: Savage Beast

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.


108 posted on 05/11/2012 8:30:32 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Dilbert San Diego
But, wouldn’t it be racist to pull Obama out of the election like that?????

C'mon! You know it's not "racist" if the Democrats do it!

109 posted on 05/11/2012 8:31:01 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: StAnDeliver

“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.


110 posted on 05/11/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“But, wouldn’t 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.


111 posted on 05/11/2012 8:35:25 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: sunmars

Woo hoo. After his ‘for-gay-marriage’ evolving..


112 posted on 05/11/2012 8:36:01 AM PDT by PRePublic (9)
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To: Drew68

Bingo

Folks this is the election of my lifetime so far.

We need to oust the COMMUNIST FREAKS at all costs.


113 posted on 05/11/2012 8:36:11 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Drew68
It's worse than that. They're "too principled" to vote for Romney but they don't want Obama to win either so they hope there's enough of us "less principled" folk out there to do the dirty work of pulling Romney across the finish line.

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.

114 posted on 05/11/2012 8:37:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: dfwgator
Actually Mr. Krabs would be the best choice, he’s a good businessman, and he served in the Navy.

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.

115 posted on 05/11/2012 8:39:16 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: sickoflibs

It will hurt Obama, and Romney is off to Liberty U : )


116 posted on 05/11/2012 8:41:04 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ConservativeDude
What I see as a form of denial are the self-hating Reps who never mention the historic 2010 midterms that shellacked the Dems at the federal, state, and local levels. It is as though it never happened. Just as the 2006 midterms heralded a rout of the Reps in 2008, the 2010 midterms will be a harbinger of what will happen in 2012.

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.

117 posted on 05/11/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Drew68

Truer words were never spoken.


118 posted on 05/11/2012 8:41:50 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Nextrush

Brilliant - assist in 4 more years of obama.

Just FNG brilliant. Clooney, Obama, oprah, pelosi, reid , thank you.


119 posted on 05/11/2012 8:42:12 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: sam_paine

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.


120 posted on 05/11/2012 8:42:54 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Pollster1
I'm glad I don't have to figure out how to vote in a state when my vote might matter.

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.

121 posted on 05/11/2012 8:43:43 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: ConservativeDude
Denial is dangerous whether it is denial of the positive or of the negative.

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.

122 posted on 05/11/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: Tallguy

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.


123 posted on 05/11/2012 8:46:28 AM PDT by kabar
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To: sunmars

As I’ve said time and again, this selection was over along time ago:

Fascist Federalites 100% vs. Undocumented Puerile 0%


124 posted on 05/11/2012 8:48:52 AM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Charles Martel

LOL, it’s true, whenever I see Pearl, I think precisely of Meghan.


125 posted on 05/11/2012 8:49:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: sam_paine

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!!!


126 posted on 05/11/2012 8:49:02 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: sunmars

Yep, I suppose Obama’s now locked up the Hollywood pedophile vote too.


127 posted on 05/11/2012 8:49:10 AM PDT by Obadiah (Resist we much!)
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To: Charles Martel

The good thing about Plankton being POTUS, is having Karen for First Lady.


128 posted on 05/11/2012 8:50:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ConservativeDude
In all seriousness, this is going to put some freepers over the edge, namely, the “obama can’t lose” crowd. What are they going to do if obama is still behind by 5 points come October? Start actively campaigning for obama so that they can prove to everyone just how conservative they are, because as we all know, all true conservatives advocate the defeat of Romney at all costs?

This could get interesting......

OH yeah... ;-)

129 posted on 05/11/2012 8:51:44 AM PDT by nutmeg (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: GlockThe Vote
We need to oust the COMMUNIST FREAKS at all costs.

IF a GOP can take back the WH all agencies need to be swept CLEAN. They have burrowed themselves into the bowels of Gubmint very deeply so they can retain control no matter who is the Liar-In-Chief.
130 posted on 05/11/2012 8:51:58 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sacajaweau
Michelle does not want a second term...otherwise she would be out there campaigning.

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.

131 posted on 05/11/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by nutmeg (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Savage Beast

Wow, spoken like a TRUE conservative! Excellent little essay!!!


132 posted on 05/11/2012 8:53:38 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: sunmars

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.


133 posted on 05/11/2012 8:55:02 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ConservativeDude

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.


134 posted on 05/11/2012 8:58:57 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: sam_paine

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......


135 posted on 05/11/2012 8:59:04 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

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.


136 posted on 05/11/2012 8:59:25 AM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Nextrush
Obama’s base from 2008 is demoralized by the economic mess with higher food prices, gas prices and the lack of jobs hitting them worst.



Peggy seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. Maybe she was not real to begin with........ So Peggy Joseph how is all of the Obama Hope and Change S**t working out for you?
137 posted on 05/11/2012 9:00:58 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: greene66
You mean the new, improved HOMO-BAMA isn’t selling?

LOL! "HOMO-BAMA"... good one!

138 posted on 05/11/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT by nutmeg (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: dfwgator
Same s--t, different a-hole

Great post...

139 posted on 05/11/2012 9:05:27 AM PDT by nutmeg (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: sunmars

He’ll need better than 70% to overcome the fraud vote.


140 posted on 05/11/2012 9:08:21 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Drew68; tcrlaf
It's worse than that. They're "too principled" to vote for Romney but they don't want Obama to win either so they hope there's enough of us "less principled" folk out there to do the dirty work of pulling Romney across the finish line.

But of course... ;-)

141 posted on 05/11/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by nutmeg (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: sunmars

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.


142 posted on 05/11/2012 9:17:39 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ConservativeDude
Thanks. I appreciate your kind message. It's nice to receive the encouragement that one's words are not ENTIRELY meaningless, hysterical blather.

(I've had an unsettling feeling that mine were since my first child entered adolescence.)

143 posted on 05/11/2012 9:17:43 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: sunmars

yay.

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.


144 posted on 05/11/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT by myself6
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To: Drew68

No...

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.


145 posted on 05/11/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT by myself6
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To: myself6

Incredible - FREEPERS FOR OBAMA!

Never thought I would ever see that day.


146 posted on 05/11/2012 9:27:03 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

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?!!


147 posted on 05/11/2012 9:30:44 AM PDT by myself6
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To: sunmars

I do not even care. No difference no matter who wins.


148 posted on 05/11/2012 9:36:00 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Grampa Dave

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.

No more.

How Marxism comes to America
http://www.jeffhead.com/marxisminamerica.htm


149 posted on 05/11/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: tomkat

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.


150 posted on 05/11/2012 9:37:43 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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