NEW POLL - President Obama Opens Up A Ten Point Lead

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    Aug 02, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/pew-obama-national-lead.php?m=1

    President Obama leads Romney 51% to 41%.
    Last month President Obama led by 7 points.

    The key problem for Romney is the fact that 52% of voters have an unfavorable opinion of Romney.

    After a month of getting to know more about who Mitt Romney really is and what his record is - and after watching an embarrassing string of epic gaffes by Romney - the American people like Romney even less than a month ago.

    Plus how can anyone trust Romney when he freely admits he's hiding his tax returns from the American people because they contain damaging information that would incriminate him?

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    Aug 02, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    As usual, Rick, you're right: it's the tax returns stupid. Nobody is going to elect a super rich tax cheat as President. Now we know why McCain didn't pick Romney; always wondered about that.

    Unfortunately for Obama, this same poll shows his swing state lead being cut from 7 points in the last survey to 4 points this time. So it appears enthusiasm for Obama (or disgust with Romney) is growing for Obama in red and blue states, but swing state voters are still undecided. Good news for Romney electorally?
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    Aug 02, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidAs usual, Rick, you're right: it's the tax returns stupid. Nobody is going to elect a super rich tax cheat as President. Now we know why McCain didn't pick Romney; always wondered about that.

    Unfortunately for Obama, this same poll shows his swing state lead being cut from 7 points in the last survey to 4 points this time. So it appears enthusiasm is growing for Obama in blue states, but swing state voters are still undecided. Good news for Romney?








    Yup - me too.
    Especially when McCain opted to go with the godawful Palin.

    Why did McCain pick Palin?
    Turns out Romney is an even worse candidate than Palin.

    Even McCain himself has said so.

    The swing state numbers aren't surprising.
    They're a result of the fact that the Romney campaign is spending money on ads there to minimize the damage of the Obama campaign's ads - and all of Romney's gaffes and stumbles.

    The ad war is being fought in the swing states - and having a ton of $$$$$$$$$$$ spent on ads helps Romney.

    Unfortunately for Romney - unlike in the Repub nomination fight - President Obama will be able to match Romney dollar for dollar in advertising.

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    Aug 02, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    On Romney's recent trip to Europe he did his best to keep the traveling journalists out of several meetings, one in particular was in Israel, where his "sugar daddy" Adelson put together a meeting of Pro Israel, Pro War Hawks and anti Obama dual US / Israeli citizens. The Journalists put up such a fuss over being excluded, that they paid him back by yelling out negative questions when they got to Poland and the Romney front man yelled out derogatory expletives.

    Romney's 'people' are having a hell of a time keeping Romney out of the public forums where he might have to speak 'off the cuff'. Romney is so out of touch with the average person that he cannot be trusted to speak his mind, he has to stick to canned pre-arranged statements or he comes out with gaffe after gaffe. I think the more Romney is forced to speak without his handlers, the more the public will dislike this rich Lobby and big money iterests Lap dog.

    I cannot wait to hear what he comes out with as an excuse for not paying taxes for ten years.
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    Aug 02, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    realifedad said On Romney's recent trip to Europe he did his best to keep the traveling journalists out of several meetings, one in particular was in Israel, where his "sugar daddy" Adelson put together a meeting of Pro Israel, Pro War Hawks and anti Obama dual US / Israeli citizens. The Journalists put up such a fuss over being excluded, that they paid him back by yelling out negative questions when they got to Poland and the Romney front man yelled out derogatory expletives.

    Romney's 'people' are having a hell of a time keeping Romney out of the public forums where he might have to speak 'off the cuff'. Romney is so out of touch with the average person that he cannot be trusted to speak his mind, he has to stick to canned pre-arranged statements or he comes out with gaffe after gaffe. I think the more Romney is forced to speak without his handlers, the more the public will dislike this rich Lobby and big money iterests Lap dog.

    I cannot wait to hear what he comes out with as an excuse for not paying taxes for ten years.




    Yup.
    Romney is so unlikable that he needs to be kept out of the spotlight to have any chance.
    Unfortunately he can't avoid the debates - and the close look voters will get of Romney in the debates will turn off voters even more to Romney.

    The tax returns issue is an issue that's not going to go away for Romney.
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    Aug 02, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    It appears, at this point anyway, that the Obama team has pulled a Rove on Romney, taking all his strong points and making them his weak points, Before Romney was a strong businessman, now he is embarrassed to mention Bain because he has to talk about when he left and why he continued to control companies that sent jobs to China. He can't talk about what a great governor he was, because he sucked. He is a deeply religious man, America loves religious men, except Romney is a cult religious man, and Americans are not that into cult religions. In Europe Romney was an embarrassment everywhere he went and no matter how he spins it, in every country if you look like a fool, chances are you're a fool.

    There is more money in the Republican bank than any campaign has ever had in the history of any campaign ever. So I expect the strangest and dirtiest campaign ever, something we have never seen, but the republicans are using all this money on a presidential candidate who is not a very good republican, much less a candidate. That said, the congressional tea baggers have created so much hatred for their idiotic points of view, republicans may be facing an uphill battle when they should have been able to stroll into offices held by idiotic lame brained democrats.
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    Aug 02, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    realifedad said On Romney's recent trip to Europe he did his best to keep the traveling journalists out of several meetings, one in particular was in Israel, where his "sugar daddy" Adelson put together a meeting of Pro Israel, Pro War Hawks and anti Obama dual US / Israeli citizens. The Journalists put up such a fuss over being excluded, that they paid him back by yelling out negative questions when they got to Poland and the Romney front man yelled out derogatory expletives.

    Romney's 'people' are having a hell of a time keeping Romney out of the public forums where he might have to speak 'off the cuff'. Romney is so out of touch with the average person that he cannot be trusted to speak his mind, he has to stick to canned pre-arranged statements or he comes out with gaffe after gaffe. I think the more Romney is forced to speak without his handlers, the more the public will dislike this rich Lobby and big money iterests Lap dog.

    I cannot wait to hear what he comes out with as an excuse for not paying taxes for ten years.




    Yup.
    Romney is so unlikable that he needs to be kept out of the spotlight to have any chance.
    Unfortunately he can't avoid the debates - and the close look voters will get of Romney in the debates will turn off voters even more to Romney.

    The tax returns issue is an issue that's not going to go away for Romney.

    Actually, it doesn't even matter who "wins" the debates.

    In 2004, many thought Kerry was the clear winner, yet Bush still won.

    History proves that election years usually favor the incumbent. It would take a huge catastrophe, usually in the area of the economy or foreign affairs, in order for the challenger to come out the winner.
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    Aug 02, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
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    RickRick91 said
    realifedad said On Romney's recent trip to Europe he did his best to keep the traveling journalists out of several meetings, one in particular was in Israel, where his "sugar daddy" Adelson put together a meeting of Pro Israel, Pro War Hawks and anti Obama dual US / Israeli citizens. The Journalists put up such a fuss over being excluded, that they paid him back by yelling out negative questions when they got to Poland and the Romney front man yelled out derogatory expletives.

    Romney's 'people' are having a hell of a time keeping Romney out of the public forums where he might have to speak 'off the cuff'. Romney is so out of touch with the average person that he cannot be trusted to speak his mind, he has to stick to canned pre-arranged statements or he comes out with gaffe after gaffe. I think the more Romney is forced to speak without his handlers, the more the public will dislike this rich Lobby and big money iterests Lap dog.

    I cannot wait to hear what he comes out with as an excuse for not paying taxes for ten years.




    Yup.
    Romney is so unlikable that he needs to be kept out of the spotlight to have any chance.
    Unfortunately he can't avoid the debates - and the close look voters will get of Romney in the debates will turn off voters even more to Romney.

    The tax returns issue is an issue that's not going to go away for Romney.

    Actually, it doesn't even matter who "wins" the debates.

    In 2004, many thought Kerry was the clear winner, yet Bush still won.

    History proves that election years usually favor the incumbent. It would take a huge catastrophe, usually in the area of the economy or foreign affairs, in order for the challenger to come out the winner.






    I agree that "winning" the debates is secondary.

    People thought that Kerry won two of the three debates - but they also thought that Bush was more likable and was the person they'd "rather have a beer with".

    The chances of voters getting all warm and fuzzy about Romney when they get a closer look at him in the debates (or anywhere else for that matter) are extremely remote.

    He's just a very unlikable person.