New Gallup Poll Has President Obama 49% - Romney 42%

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    Apr 25, 2012 7:17 AM GMT
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/154091/Obama-Job-Approval-Leads-Romney.aspx?u_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication

    And President Obama's job approval rating is 50%.

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    Apr 25, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    pretty much there are only 8 states that are cannot be called at this pt: Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and New Hampshire. they carry an even 100 electoral votes, and will decide the election.
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    Apr 25, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    Yes - you're right tailgater - it's the swing states that will decide the election.

    Right now President Obama is leading in the swing states - but in the months ahead the folks in those states will be endlessly bombarded by negative attack ads paid for by the Romney campaign and by a buttload of dirty Repub Super PACs.

    I feel sorry for the residents in those states.
    They're going to have a whole lot of negativity dumped on them.

    We'll see if Romney's lie smear and fear campaign works.

    I think it's risky and sketchy.

    IMO the reason Romney's poll numbers dropped this week compared to last week is because of the ABC interview he gave where Romney was asked by Diane Sawyer what advice he'd give President Obama.
    Romney arrogantly and disrespectfully told the President of the United States that he should "start packing".
    I think that snotty uppity comment turned folks off.

    The comment revealed the fact that Romney has a mean streak a mile wide - and that he only cares about winning and his own self interest.
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    Apr 25, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    All depend on what poll you're reading on any given day...

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided.
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    Apr 25, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidAll depend on what poll you're reading on any given day...

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided.
    I thought you paid no attention to 'polls'? Why are you even posting one?icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidAll depend on what poll you're reading on any given day...

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided.
    I thought you paid no attention to 'polls'? Why are you even posting one?icon_wink.gif



    To make exactly that point -- polls are meaningless. Find one that favors Obama, you can find another that favors Romney. The polls will likely go back and forth and up and down right up to the election.
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    Apr 25, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
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    TropicalMark said
    CuriousJockAZ saidAll depend on what poll you're reading on any given day...

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided.
    I thought you paid no attention to 'polls'? Why are you even posting one?icon_wink.gif



    To make exactly that point -- polls are meaningless. Find one that favors Obama, you can find another that favors Romney. The polls will likely go back and forth and up and down right up to the election.
    Lets find one that favors Mussolini!
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    TropicalMark said
    CuriousJockAZ saidAll depend on what poll you're reading on any given day...

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided.
    I thought you paid no attention to 'polls'? Why are you even posting one?icon_wink.gif



    To make exactly that point -- polls are meaningless. Find one that favors Obama, you can find another that favors Romney. The polls will likely go back and forth and up and down right up to the election.
    Lets find one that favors Mussolini!


    Is he running? icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    it's a sad fact that only 3 counties count in AZ: Maricopa (Phx-metro, votes Republican), Pima (Tucson, votes Democratic), and more recently, Pinal (unknown, but conservative leaning, although NOT necessarily Republican). IF Pinal votes strongly Democratic, AZ will go 2 Pres. Obama. the other (relatively) important counties are Yuma (Democratic), Coconino (have voted for both parties recenlty), and Yavapai (Republican).

    Pres Obama himself recenlty std that AZ is "winable." i'd consider it a HUGE upset if he takes AZ. but it IS AZ, weirdness should be our state motto.

    breakdown: Navajo, Apache, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, Cochise, La Paz, Yuma, and Pima counties generally vote Democratic.
    Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Gila, and Graham, generally vote Republican.
    Coconino and Pinal counties can go either way.
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    Apr 26, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    I'll still hand Arizona to Romney. I don't expect President Obama to win that state. But I do expect him to win the aforementioned swing states.
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    Apr 26, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    tailgater_3 saidit's a sad fact that only 3 counties count in AZ: Maricopa (Phx-metro, votes Republican), Pima (Tucson, votes Democratic), and more recently, Pinal (unknown, but conservative leaning, although NOT necessarily Republican). IF Pinal votes strongly Democratic, AZ will go 2 Pres. Obama. the other (relatively) important counties are Yuma (Democratic), Coconino (have voted for both parties recenlty), and Yavapai (Republican).

    Pres Obama himself recenlty std that AZ is "winable." i'd consider it a HUGE upset if he takes AZ. but it IS AZ, weirdness should be our state motto.

    breakdown: Navajo, Apache, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, Cochise, La Paz, Yuma, and Pima counties generally vote Democratic.
    Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Gila, and Graham, generally vote Republican.
    Coconino and Pinal counties can go either way.





    Yeah I agree.
    AZ is still a pretty comfortably red state and I think it'll take another election cycle or two for it to become truly "winable" for the Democrats.
    Maybe Hillary can win it in 2016.
    AZ does have a history of supporting female politicians.

    But the other SE states of Nevada and Colorado are VERY winable for President Obama this fall.

    And he likely won't need AZ anyway.
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    Apr 26, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    I don't have much of a feel yet as to what's going to happen in Ohio as I'm in an area that goes republican by a 2 -1 or 3 -1 margin and my business is probably 20 - 1 or better republican. Franklin County could go marginally democrat, but the surrounding counties are Repub by around a 2 - 1 margin.

    http://www.co.delaware.oh.us/boe/files/results/2010/general.summary.pdf
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    Apr 26, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    I highly doubt that Ohio will warm up to a smug effete stiff like Mittens.
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    Apr 26, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    RickRick91 saidI highly doubt that Ohio will warm up to a smug effete stiff like Mittens.


    I sure didn't vote for him on Pooper Tuesday. I don't know how folks are feeling about him as there's no one to debate with. The entire commercial section of the board are Repubs to the best I know. My office went for Santorum, but I'm not hearing all that much angst about Romney. This environment around here is as republican as Santa Monica was democrat.
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    Apr 26, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
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    RickRick91 saidI highly doubt that Ohio will warm up to a smug effete stiff like Mittens.


    I sure didn't vote for him on Pooper Tuesday. I don't know how folks are feeling about him as there's no one to debate with. The entire commercial section of the board are Repubs to the best I know. My office went for Santorum, but I'm not hearing all that much angst about Romney. This environment around here is as republican as Santa Monica was democrat.




    Well the state is very evenly divided politically - so I certainly expect a close contest - but I think Romney is too aristocratic and snooty to appeal to the blue collar swing voters in Ohio.

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    Apr 26, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
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    RickRick91 saidI highly doubt that Ohio will warm up to a smug effete stiff like Mittens.


    I sure didn't vote for him on Pooper Tuesday. I don't know how folks are feeling about him as there's no one to debate with. The entire commercial section of the board are Repubs to the best I know. My office went for Santorum, but I'm not hearing all that much angst about Romney. This environment around here is as republican as Santa Monica was democrat.




    Well the state is very evenly divided politically - so I certainly expect a close contest - but I think Romney is too aristocratic and snooty to appeal to the blue collar swing voters in Ohio.



    We have almost no manufacturing around here except for Honda out in Marysville. Generally, its Cuyahoga and Montgomery counties that make Ohio a contest. Franklin County marginally so sometimes because of the 110,000 college students in the Columbus area. The remainder of Central Ohio is libertarian conservative and not very religious. We have a very small evangelical population and are heavily Presbyterian (me), Methodist and a fair number of Catholics and are tolerant of anything and everything.
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    Apr 26, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    Columbus has long been this way.

    http://614columbus.com/article/why-is-columbus-so-gay-2153/

    Its integrated quite nicely and gay is no bigger a deal here that would be in SF except that we’re a bunch toward the Republican side of things.


    "Such is the duality of life in Columbus, Ohio. Not San Francisco. Not New York. Columbus.

    This melding of lifestyles is now the norm in one of the strongest and most vibrant gay communities in one of the most conservative states in the nation. Gay Travel named Columbus its Most Underrated Gay City and Gay Cities named Columbus as the Up-and-Coming Gay City of 2011.

    The catalysts for our progressive identity as a city are as diverse as the citizens it serves; our economy, our urban landscape, our reputation as a business incubator, and even our overall quality of life have all been bolstered by a local culture whose attitude goes beyond basic tolerance. The chorus of support for our GLBT residents is increasingly encouraged – not simply tolerated – by a community working together to make Columbus a more progressive city as a whole.

    The rise of the city’s gay population has been steady and strong for the past three decades, going from hidden and quiet to mobile and militant to open and accepted. This year, as we celebrate more than three decades of progress with the 30th anniversary of the Columbus Pride Festival, we examine just exactly how Columbus became one of the gayest cities in the Midwest."





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    Apr 26, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    [url]http://www.columbuspride.org/files/2012/Pride%202012Sponsorship.pdf[/url]

    And remember that Columbus is a city of only 800,000 and a metro of 1.9 million, so to pull 210,000 folks for pride is pretty damn good plus it gets huge community support. It would probably be bigger, but we get a lot of rain in June, and yep, on pride weekend. And the next weekend is ComFest, which is like another one, but mixed and even drunker if that's possible.


    Dear Friend of Stonewall,

    Stonewall Columbus Pride Holiday 2012 will be held Friday through Sunday. June 15-17, 2012 and is considered to be one of the largest Gay Pride celebrations of its kind in the Midwest and one of the top 10 in the country. GayCities.com, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community-driven city guide, announced the annual "Best of GayCities" winners and Columbus, Ohio, received a special award as the "Up-and-Coming Gay City of 2011."

    This year marks our 31st anniversary of Stonewall Columbus Pride Holiday and we anticipate a bigger and better event than the Greater Columbus LGBT and allied community has ever seen. Attendance at this celebration of diversity and community spirit was outstanding last year with an estimated 210,000 participants. Pride Holiday is a crucial fundraising venture for Stonewall Columbus. Funds raised at the Pride events support Stonewall Columbus and its pursuit of equality, fairness and safety for the entire LGBT community.

    The theme of our upcoming Pride Festival is “Allies and Equality” and in 2012 Stonewall Columbus will also celebrate the Bicentennial of Columbus, Ohio by honoring Mayor Michael B. Coleman as our Pride grand marshal and true ally. Mayor Coleman has been our champion and he values the LGBT community. Under his guidance in 2011, the city extended workers’ health benefits to domestic partners. Below is a quote from a June 2011 article of 614 Magazine, “Why is Columbus so Gay?” Mayor Coleman was the first Mayor to attend a Pride Festival and March and this is what he had to say about his experience and our event:

    “I view it as an opportunity to market to the rest of the country,” Mayor Coleman said. “This is an asset of our city. The GLBT community is a community that is very creative, a community that brings a lot of opportunity with it. Jobs, economic viability . . . it all adds value to the community in a big way. When I go out recruiting businesses, I say this is one of the reasons why they should relocate their business to Columbus.”

    It is our hope that your business will be among our partners in Pride in June 2012 as we host the following Pride events for the community: Run for Pride 5K, the Pride Festival and Parade on June 15 & 16th and the Pride Brunch on Sunday, June 17.

    Enclosed you will find sponsorship opportunities listing many ways in which you can support Stonewall Columbus and the 2012 Pride Holiday. If you have additional questions, please visit our website at www.columbuspride.org, contact Executive Director Karla Rothan at (P) 614-930-2261 or Email sponsors@columbuspride.org .

    We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your continued support of Stonewall Columbus and the LGBT community.