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Rasmussen: Romney 50%, Obama 42%. Obama at -22%. 44% Approval
RasmussenReports ^ | 5/12/12 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 05/12/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT by NE Cons

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 42% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.

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Looks like his coming out announcement did a lot to help him!
1 posted on 05/12/2012 6:43:08 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

Rasmussen better be careful. Last time they came out with a poll that was bad for dems, the politi-media establishment theatened to cover them with hate-neocon goo.


2 posted on 05/12/2012 6:45:07 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: NE Cons

if Romney starts creeping up into the low or mid 50’s, the Dems are gonna have a meltdown of epic proportions.


3 posted on 05/12/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: NE Cons

Abyss rating at -1, OUCH.


4 posted on 05/12/2012 6:46:22 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: sunmars

The dog-eating didn’t help.


5 posted on 05/12/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: NE Cons

But Obama added or “saved” 4 million jobs? sarc/


6 posted on 05/12/2012 6:47:51 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NE Cons

Romney will win. When he does, watch the Obama pardons pour in!


7 posted on 05/12/2012 6:48:45 AM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
I'm so glad, as of now, America's not buying

- how wonderful gay marriage is, depsite intense media propaganda /p>

- that Romney's pranks 50 years ago are an issue

8 posted on 05/12/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: sunmars

“if Romney starts creeping up into the low or mid 50’s, the Dems are gonna have a meltdown of epic proportions.”

I’ve noticed a lot of rehabbing of Bill Clinto lately. Could have been coincidence that I caught a few such programs in a row.


9 posted on 05/12/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: NE Cons

Has the Intellectual Poverty Law Center certified Rasmussenreports as a “hate group” yet?


10 posted on 05/12/2012 6:53:11 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: LyinLibs
The dog-eating didn’t help.

Perhaps. I think it's due to the gay marriage (wide) stance.

11 posted on 05/12/2012 6:53:20 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: sunmars
Romney has a secret weapon that the pundits miss, and that sails right past the political junkies here. That is, after a three year plus adventure into the weirdness of ultra leftwing kultursmog, led by strange, unknown and ominous people with alien ideas and ideologies, Romney looks and sounds positively normal. A reassuringly normal American.

And if there is anything that the American people want and need at this point, it is a return to normal--to the familiar, the tried and trustworthy values that got us all here.

In an accident of history, benighted millions took a flyer and voted in an unknown quantity. But now that they've tried it, they have had enough.

12 posted on 05/12/2012 6:54:11 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: LyinLibs
To your tag-line... If Obama were re-elected, he'd likely have 2-3 SCOTUS appointments... I bet that one of them will be a mus. And no matter how many conservatives we have in the Senate, they won't stand up to the fear of being called a racist... And he/she will torment us with liberal policies for 20-30 years...

The others will be Jarrett/DuvalPatrick/VanJones type radicals

The second coming of Reagan wouldn't be able to undo that damage... If that prospect doesn't scare people, don't know what will

13 posted on 05/12/2012 6:54:56 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: NE Cons

Coach Kevin Collins wrote that this was a panic move by Obama.

I agree.

No one in their right mind would do a move like this. Clinton wouldn’t.

Maybe there is something to James Taranto’s thought that he came out
to deflect his potential loss in November. In his concession speech,
“But I went out fighting for
human rights! civil rights! Even though he loses, he can be “historic” figure.

He always was attracted to the Civil Rights Era. The problem is that he was
born too late. The Civil Rights heros were ordinary citizens, preachers,
church folk, and he doesn’t get it.


14 posted on 05/12/2012 6:56:34 AM PDT by preamble
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To: Huskrrrr

Uuuuhhh, but the job improvements in foreign countries don’t count....do they?


15 posted on 05/12/2012 6:56:50 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: NE Cons
I think we shall see this three-day rolling average poll increase the odds for Romney for at least one more day. Soon we should begin to see the states pull away from Obama just as we have seen evidence in that direction already in Wisconsin. I would expect the yellow states to begin to turn pink and the light blue states begin to turn yellow as these individual state polls trickle in. If Obama retains his strength in the deep red states so much the worse for him in the yellow states.

Interestingly, Rasmussen by return of poll data from Wisconsin on the same day, May 9, shows Thompson in the lead for Senate and Obama in the lead for the President both with 50%. I wonder why this inversion exists?


16 posted on 05/12/2012 6:57:07 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: NE Cons

Obama’s throwing Hail Mary passes way too early in the game.


17 posted on 05/12/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT by randita
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To: nathanbedford

That had me concerned a bit too.. If Romney has built a nationwide lead, albeit only recently, be should be up in battleground states, especially of Thompson has such a commanding lead... SMH


18 posted on 05/12/2012 7:02:37 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: nathanbedford
Interestingly, Rasmussen by return of poll data from Wisconsin on the same day, May 9, shows Thompson in the lead for Senate and Obama in the lead for the President both with 50%. I wonder why this inversion exists?

Those Wisconsin polls truly are confusing. Walker shows strength, The GOP Senate candidates all show leads. Ron Johnson was elected, and yet they are in solid blue territory when it comes to Obama. If the state-level polls are all maintained, I don't see how Wisconsin would not be in play for the Presidential race. I get why states like Massachusetts can split between a leftie President and a center right candidate like Brown, but we are are talking about strong conservatives across the board in Wisconsin AND support for a failed leftist Obama at the same time.

19 posted on 05/12/2012 7:03:18 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: hinckley buzzard

I agree with your assessment.


20 posted on 05/12/2012 7:12:00 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: traderrob6

This means the MSM needs to get going and soon.
Watch them ramp up the BS on Romney true or not!!


21 posted on 05/12/2012 7:13:15 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: LyinLibs
The Obama Dog without the toppings. Photobucket
22 posted on 05/12/2012 7:13:33 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: sunmars

“if Romney starts creeping up into the low or mid 50’s, the Dems are gonna have a meltdown of epic proportions.”

Its only a matter of time before Obama has a meltdown in public IMO. He’s already come close to it on several occasions. Narcissists don’t deal well with rejection.


23 posted on 05/12/2012 7:14:08 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: NE Cons

Rush always says liberals go crazy when they are out of power or see themselves losing power.

This is very early in the campaign process for an incumbent president to be significantly behind in polling. Even Jimmy Carter’s polls were positive right up to the last few weeks of the campaign.

I think the crazy distractions (contraceptives, gay marriage, Mitt’s a bully) are only going to increase as time goes on and Obama remains behind in polls. And oh my gosh, what will they do if the Supreme Court overturns Obamacare!


24 posted on 05/12/2012 7:14:59 AM PDT by JohnEBoy
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To: Johnny_cash

“Watch them ramp up the BS on Romney true or not!!”

Obama’s pals in the MSM are probably retracing every step of his life much like they did to Sarah Palin. This election is not just about defeating Obama, its also about defeating a corrupt and mendacious MSM.


25 posted on 05/12/2012 7:20:40 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: JohnEBoy

“Mitt’s a bully”

Yeah, he once threw a snowball at a girl in the fifth grade. LOL.


26 posted on 05/12/2012 7:23:09 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: NE Cons
When I opened my daily peek at the Rasmussen Daily Obama Approval Index History, I could barley contain myself, upon the realization that the Chicago Jesus was back in the territory he belongs - 22%. Rasmussen must have magiacally hit the mother lode of SANE AMERICANS during the past three days.
27 posted on 05/12/2012 7:23:22 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: NE Cons
I'm so glad, as of now, America's not buying... that Romney's pranks 50 years ago are an issue

Those of us who post here on FR, listen to Rush, Hannity, etc. know that the media is in the tank for Obama. What this 50-year old "non-story" did was make it obviously clear to millions of other Americans with less political interest that the media is in the tank for Obama. That this story was a manufactured hatchet job was so obvious to everyone. Even many of the denizens over at DU were predicting that the reaction to this story wouldn't go the way as it was intended.

28 posted on 05/12/2012 7:23:49 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Huskrrrr

Not only that but he traveled back in time to 2009 to bring a billion-dollar stimulus proposal to 2012!


29 posted on 05/12/2012 7:24:51 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Drew68

The bully story sounded pretty desperate didn’t it?

I’m not a Romney fan, but I’m betting he’ll attack Baraq far more vigorously than McLame or Hildabeast ever did.


30 posted on 05/12/2012 7:27:48 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: hinckley buzzard

Oh I think most FReepers are aware of and agree with your point in the first paragraph - although the poll-parsing may tend to obscure that fact.

Nothing, it seems, stirs the left more than normality, a concept they are rarely in regular contact with by accident or design. Normal jobs, normal families, normal aspirations, normal relationships etc. Look how they rail at these things and attempt to use the power of the state to eliminate or replace them. Alienation does strange things to human beings and we are seeing the fruits of that alienation in the causes taken up by the left.

But even leftists concede that Obama operates on a frequency even they can’t tune in, but they attempt to conceal his lack of connection with a phone book full of euphemisms: a cool customer, too intelligent, etc.


31 posted on 05/12/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: nascarnation
I’m not a Romney fan, but I’m betting he’ll attack Baraq far more vigorously than McLame or Hildabeast ever did

Bingo... McCain was a disgrace. Romney, with all of his flaws, won't back down. As Rush said, he didn't spend years going across the country, sleeping in motels, away from his family... Just to lay down and let the KM get re-elected.

32 posted on 05/12/2012 7:37:11 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: NE Cons

Americans, please, please, please......do not take comfort in these poll numbers. Yes, I, too, am overjoyed that Romney is beating this tyrant, Obama, but....the only poll that counts is the real one that takes place on November 6, 2012. We need every decent, honest & patriotic American we can get to go to the polls and vote against Obama on election day, 2012!!! Please, take nothing for granted. We must completely destroy Obama and the entire Democrat Party politically for many years to come. Stay engaged and continue the battle as if we were losing by twenty points!!! I am!!!


33 posted on 05/12/2012 7:39:38 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: NE Cons
Romneys reply......”Yes and the American people want a president that will bully enemies both foreign and domestic back into their cage.”
34 posted on 05/12/2012 7:42:50 AM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who are Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: Starboard
Obama’s pals in the MSM are probably retracing every step of his life much like they did to Sarah Palin.

AND HERE'S HOW TO NEUTRALIZE IT:

Just ask - "Where's the Big Media investigations about Obama's crack-smoking?"

or - "Where's the reports about Obama's associations with a terrorist (Ayers) and a hate-monger (Wright)?

or - "Where's the investigation of Obama's SS numbers?"

..... you get the idea. Keep asking, and don't let up. Put Big media on the defensive - where they SHOULD be, after giving this dope a free ride for so long!!

Objective my arse


35 posted on 05/12/2012 7:43:22 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: nascarnation

The Democrats are going to get very very nasty this time around. If our side tries to counter... the race card will be played immediately along with the victim card. But this constraint may work to our advantage... our side will look like cautious adults while the other side will look like the immature petty loud mouthed idiots that they are. Many people who voted for Obama the last time around are finally beginning to understand what a serious mess the country is now in. Hopefully they will choose people who appear to be serious about getting things back on track.


36 posted on 05/12/2012 7:48:38 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: NE Cons
That had me concerned a bit too.. If Romney has built a nationwide lead, albeit only recently, be should be up in battleground states,

I would hate for this to be the election that makes Dems like the electoral college system again.

37 posted on 05/12/2012 7:55:08 AM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: sunmars

“if Romney starts creeping up into the low or mid 50’s, the Dems are gonna have a meltdown of epic proportions.”

They will have a meltdown inside the White House, but in public they are going to get very ugly this fall.


38 posted on 05/12/2012 7:58:46 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: hinckley buzzard
I think you're on to something. For all of his faults, Romney is meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy while Obama is dog meat and arugula. Bon appetit.
39 posted on 05/12/2012 7:59:47 AM PDT by JPG (A dyslexic man walks into a bra...)
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To: hinckley buzzard; Impy; Clintonfatigued
Your post is as spot-on accurate as can be. If "Team Romney" has any members or lurkers on FR, turn this FReepers's prose into a highly effective ad!

POST OF THE WEEK!

40 posted on 05/12/2012 8:03:07 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“A reassuringly normal American.”

I think you are onto something here as Romney’s selling point. All Romney has to do is convince 50% of the voters he is acceptable as a President and they can be assured of normalcy. This is the characteristic that will win over independents and fence sitters.


41 posted on 05/12/2012 8:03:27 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: nascarnation
I think you are exactly right...he will go after him tooth and nail and he will do it with a perpetual smile on his face.

Would to God that Bush had stood up and defended himself, or that McCain had allowed Sarah to go tooth and nail after Obama.

Obama is so open to factual truthful reporting showing what he really is. Much is hidden in his early life through college...but since getting into the IL legislature there is simply tons of stuff out there about the man and what he really represetns...just waiting to be used.


THE MAN WHO DESPISES AMERICA


AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

42 posted on 05/12/2012 8:03:44 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: JLAGRAYFOX

AMEN! Spot on to every bit of that. BZ.


43 posted on 05/12/2012 8:06:53 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: hinckley buzzard

-— And if there is anything that the American people want and need at this point, it is a return to normal—to the familiar, the tried and trustworthy values that got us all here.——

You’re right, even if it’s a facade.


44 posted on 05/12/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Very well said...and I believe, spot on.

The American people (the majority of them) long for normalcy and a return to traditional values and leadership. The are getting the exact oppoistie from the Kenyan Marxist.


45 posted on 05/12/2012 8:10:38 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: JLAGRAYFOX

Sage advice


46 posted on 05/12/2012 8:14:44 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: NE Cons

Obama is a sinking ship. The libs are going to get crazier as it becomes more clear that Obama is toast.

Look for fake liberal pollsters like CBS, Washington Post and the rest, to give up any semblance of honesty and start putting out polls which, in their ever increasing desperation, will be obviously fraudulent.


47 posted on 05/12/2012 8:15:46 AM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: canuck_conservative

Bingo!


48 posted on 05/12/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: NE Cons
Rasmussen's numbers may be right, but have no doubt - the MSM pollsters WILL have a survey out early next week showing a huge bounce for Brak after his coming out party. Positive polls numbers are a vital component of this whole staged, shoddy media circus, and they WILL proclaim the desired result, no matter what.

My guess is the AP will carry the water this week, but the CBS or CNN polls are also likely suspects.

49 posted on 05/12/2012 8:19:31 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ( It is later than you think)
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To: sunmars
if Romney starts creeping up into the low or mid 50’s, the Dems are gonna have a meltdown of epic proportions.

That would be fun to watch.

50 posted on 05/12/2012 8:23:59 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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