Reuters: OBAMA CRUSHING ROMNEY AMONG EARLY VOTERS: Obama 59 - Romney 31

  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 14, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) -
    OBAMA LEADS AMONG EARLY VOTERS
    Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.
    The sample size of early voters is relatively small, but the Democrat's margin is still well above the poll's credibility interval - a measurement of polls' accuracy - of 10 percentage points. (full graphic: http://bit.ly/RmeEen)
    With the Nov. 6 election just more than three weeks away, 7 percent of those surveyed said they had already voted either in person or by mail (full graphic: http://bit.ly/SWm5YR).
    The online poll is another sign that early voting is likely to play a bigger role this year than in 2008, when roughly one in three voters cast a ballot before Election Day. Voting is already under way in some form in at least 40 states.
    Both the Obama and Romney teams are urging supporters to vote as soon as possible so the campaigns can focus their door-knocking and phone-calling operations on those who are still undecided or need more prodding to get to the polls.
    Early voting was a big part of Obama's victory over Republican John McCain in 2008, and his campaign aims to repeat its success this year.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/14/obama-lead-early-voters-poll_n_1964493.html
  • rnch

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    Oct 14, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    I Strongly Suspect that President Obama's margin of victory will be far greater than the current polls suggest.


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  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 14, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    I voted and my mother already voted (absentee). My stepfather early votes around Oct. 23rd.

  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 14, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    rnch saidI Strongly Suspect that President Obama's margin of victory will be far greater than the current polls suggest.


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    I completely agree. There is no logic in the polls equating Obama's bad first-debate performance with Romney's 47% video. None whatsoever.
  • Webster666

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    Oct 15, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    For this Democrat, the elections are ALWAYS too close for comfort. And, I know that the Republicans are notorious for trying to use every illegal trick in the book to try to steal elections.

    I think that the next debate will tell us a lot, in terms of who's more likely to win the Presidency.
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    Oct 15, 2012 1:23 AM GMT



    VOTE!
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    Oct 15, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    I believe early voting was a key factor in Obama's success last time, so you guys had better hope he can replicate such a success this time...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 15, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    Now this is really strange because everyone I know who voted early said they voted for Romney. I asked if they had been polled afterwards and not a single one had. Coincidence? I think not icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 15, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    Hmmmm...I didn't think this kind of info was supposed to be broadcast cuz it might skew voting. Or is that only on Election Day. Still I think it's kinda irresponsible.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 15, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 saidHmmmm...I didn't think this kind of info was supposed to be broadcast cuz it might skew voting. Or is that only on Election Day. Still I think it's kinda irresponsible.



    It's also nothing but a bunch of bogus blather. Remember those "exit polls" on election day 2004 telling us that a John Kerry victory was "in the making"? We all know how THAT played out in "the real world". All these polls, along with the media, are trying desperately to dictate how this election will go. Don't believe any of them. I have no idea who is going to win on election day, but I would bet money that it will be chock full of many surprises.
  • TheBizMan

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    Oct 15, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidThis one is so confusing....according to CNN, Obama is ahead (well ahead) in the electoral college, but slightly behind in the popular vote (WHEN he wins, will that be the first time a Dem pres has won but lost the popular vote??) And then the early voting exit polls have Obama ahead by a landslide....all signs point to Obama handily winning this, imo, but I agree with sexy: the scummy shit the Republicans have pulled out of their asses in the past to steal elections will have me on edge until you guys vote on Nov 6.

    Good luck with it! The world is rooting for y'all! icon_biggrin.gif


    Ohhh you mean like this?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/koch-industries-sends-pro-romney-packet-employees-195709471--election.html
  • GQjock

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    Oct 15, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
    Hence why all republican State Legislators and Governors are trying desperately to curb early voting