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Obama ahead in three key U.S. states, poll shows
townhall.com ^

Posted on 08/01/2012 7:23:14 AM PDT by tsowellfan

President Barack Obama has the edge over Mitt Romney in three key battleground states in large part because voters find him more likable than the Republican challenger, a poll released on Wednesday found.

Quinnipiac University's survey of more than 3,500 likely voters in the November 6 U.S. election found Obama ahead by 11 percentage points in Pennsylvania (53 to 42 percent), and 6 percentage points in both Ohio (50 to 44 percent) and Florida (51 to 45 percent). Obama won all three states in the 2008 presidential election.

At least 50 percent of respondents in the three states expressed a "favorable" opinion of Obama compared to about 40 percent for Romney, according to the poll, which has a margin of error of about plus or minus 2.9 percentage points...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; election2012
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To: tsowellfan
Polls like these? The U-6 & U-5 methods. (Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States), Third Quarter of 2011 through Second Quarter of 2012 Averages'.

Polls are 99% Propaganda!

51 posted on 08/01/2012 9:05:14 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for your Country, not a political party.)
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To: tsowellfan
...Polls are 99% Propaganda!

....maybe - all polls should be taken with a grain of salt.....Do your own research!

52 posted on 08/01/2012 9:08:16 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for your Country, not a political party.)
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To: Little Ray

Philly yes, Pittsburgh no.

Pittsburgh only has a population of 350,000 or so in the city proper... don’t be fooled by BS my friend, I’ve lived here since 1986.

PA is not in the bag for Obama. If he holds this state it will be by the slimmest of margins.

Pittsburgh proper/allegheny county is a democratic bastion, the rest of the region not even close. And even the democrats that do live in SWPA are by and large not socialist whackos, they are blue dogs, and most I know have turned there back on Obama. 20% of Democrats in national polls are openly admitting they are going to vote Romney, PA is no different... Write of PA at your peril.


53 posted on 08/01/2012 9:13:35 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: henkster

Au contraire, Carter, if you got to know him, and I did, was very unlikable, a mean-spirited liar.


54 posted on 08/01/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by Ace's Dad (Reagan ELF; when the Gipper stood up to the USSR, once again.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

No one is putting their heads in the sand here. Let’s face it, we are seeing polls over-sampling Dems by more than 8% percentage points over the GOP. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT???? That’s absolutely massive and not likely to be accurate.
The ENTIRE purpose of these polls is to demoralize the conservative base by oversampling Dems. If you think that these polling outfits have fidelity to the truth, you would have to agree that the MSM is not biased.
Romney may be a crummy candidate, but OMG 0bama is down there with Lucifer.


55 posted on 08/01/2012 9:37:28 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: tsowellfan
You're still unemployed but gosh darn isn't that Obama a swell guy and that Romney? Well, he's a bit of a square.

/s

56 posted on 08/01/2012 10:44:53 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: tsowellfan

“Quinnipiac University’s survey of more than 3,500 likely voters in the November 6 U.S. election found Obama ahead by 11 percentage points in Pennsylvania (53 to 42 percent), and 6 percentage points in both Ohio (50 to 44 percent) and Florida (51 to 45 percent). Obama won all three states in the 2008 presidential election.”

No matter how you try to spin it, this is VERY bad news for the Romney campaign.

Pennsylvania is “out of reach” this time around. Mr. Romney is going to lose there.

However, in order to win the electoral college, Romney MUST win BOTH Ohio AND Florida. He has no chance without those two states.

In both states, Romney just can’t “make the sale”.

Ohio is especially troubling. An 11-point spread is going to be a tough row to hoe. But Ohio, Florida and Virginia are states that are nearing “the tipping point” — and may soon “topple” towards “the blue”, perhaps for good.

Can’t figure Florida. Obama won there in ‘08 by the narrowest of margins, yet the state seems poised to vote for him again — can’t the old folks down there understand the threat that ObamaCare poses to them?

Maybe things are going to change, and I hope they do. But right now, if this poll is to be believed (and any Quinnipiac poll should be taken with a large dose of salt), things aren’t looking so good.

Remember 2 years ago, when folks here at FR were putting up posts to wit:
“My dog could beat Obama”?
“A coke could beat Obama”?

What happened?


57 posted on 08/02/2012 8:01:32 PM PDT by Road Glide
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