Mitt Romney now holds a narrow advantage over Barack Obama in the race for the White House -- 46 percent to 45 percent, if the election were held today, according to a Fox News national poll of likely voters released Wednesday. That’s a six-point turnaround and a three-point “debate bounce” for Romney. Before the first presidential debate in Denver last Wednesday, Romney had 43 percent to Obama’s 48 percent (September 24-26, 2012). Romney’s edge comes mainly from independents, white voters and men. Just over half of men (51 percent) back Romney now
If it was just a poll or two I might not think twice about these developments but it seems to be all the polls. Stay the course and remain enthusiastic. Here's hoping Ryan will do well tomorrow night and hopefully the Libya fiasco will start to register with the American public and remind them of obama's ineptitude.
What #4 said. IMHO, the reason the "polls" now show Romney in the lead is because he was ALWAYS in the lead, at least since the Convention. FNC has the worst polls for Mitt Romney on cable, so it must've been really painful for whoever does their "polling" to admit he is "now" leading, After Paul Ryan destroys little Joey tonight, we'll see what happens.
I lived in the small town of Ojai, Ca. Hard to get more people who vote Democrat. My conservative friend and myself were commenting on the lack of Obama signs. We've only seen two so far. Anecdotal, but comforting.
The fix is in. As long as Biden remembers to zip up his fly, he WILL deliver himself by making an incredibly witty rejoinder to Ryan, a la Bentzen's "You're no Jack Kennedy". The media will find some kind of half-witty remark to tout from the rooftops, and pronounce the Obama campaign back on track to victory. Just you watch.
# 8 Go go mate I also live in MA and there's a lot of enthuisiasm . Pitifully there are two signs end of our road one for Democrat Fed rep and the other a dimwit Democrat Senator wanabe.Rest of our neighbors are voting Republican. I have an instant urge to run over these signs but the USA is a country where everyone is free to express their own opinion.What an earth are these Obama lovers thinking . There is never a day that passes that there is more WH curruption . Today's Alert a Somali US Consulate Official shot dead by an assasim.
The actual numbers may not be certain but the strong trend to Romney IS!
Clearly, Romney wiped the floors with BO and BO's campaign excuses sound childish and idiotic. The debate showed a strong, friendly, thoughtful leader who listened to his opponent and adapted his answers and focus based on the questions and the flow of the debate; Romney vs. a petulant, stumbling and robotic ideologue who repeated the same thing over and over, even when he had been made to look silly the first couple times he said it; BO.
With the state of the world foreign policy has become as toxic to BO as the economy so it is hard to believe that BO will do any better in future debates. If BO's strategy is to be not so nice, he is going to have a problem with Romney. Romney is Mr. Cool and went through Republican debates where several candidates ganged up on him. He will have no trouble making BO look foolish and that will make BO's anger look without grounds, like a guy with anger management problems.
BO chose this path long ago when he decided to duck his record. His campaign has been focused on lies, distortions , and propaganda. The media has gleefully assisted. But the convention and debates are opportunities for Romney to directly address the electorate and speak the truth. That truth is an anathema to BO and dems. They have no counter for it. There is no shield to protect them from it.
And the polls show it. That's why dems are in a panic. BO is their candidate and there is nothing they can do about it.
If the numbers in all of these recent polls, including this one, are anywhere near correct, it just goes to show that there is still a large percentage of voters in this country that are simply stupid. They have had to heard at least some of the lies and distortions given out by the DNC and the Obozo crowd, but choose to ignore them. I guess that they just don't believe their own lying eyes. It's a sad day in Black Rock.
The change in polls is because Obama did not overwhelm the masses with tingles of hope and change. It would make me feel better if people are changing their mind because they now realize that we have been lied to on numerous occasions about terrorist attacks on our nation. It is not only that this administration is completely incompetent, but that they are actually sympathetic to the terrorist who wish us all dead.
A couple of days ago, a poster here related how the black people he/she sees regularly seemed to be carrying a sense of shame after the debate. The image that created still hasn't left me. It highlights what 68 million people saw the night Obama revealed his character of laziness, ignorance, and entitlement. Since then, a lot more people have seen his performance and realized that it wasn't a bad night for him, it was the real Obama. Polls are finally reflecting what we saw.
I was just thinking right now that Mitt missed the knock out punch. If I was Mitt I would have brought up the Letterman interview. Where the President of the United States had no idea how much his country was in debt.
Here is a man who needed Bill Clinton to vouch for him at the convention to pump up his numbers. He then performs poorly in a debate with Romney, so the genius Joe Biden is now required to save his bacon tonight in the VP debate; what does this tell you about this man?
#19, that was me who noticed the blacks I encountered - check-out clerks, co-workers and so forth - seeming to sort of hang their heads and seem ashamed the day after the debate. And this was certainly natural because they could not have been prouder the day after O was elected. And I was actually very happy for them when he was elected. I thought his election could be, in the long run, a big step toward healing this nation and the descendents of its slaves from the results of slavery (not that I had wanted him elected!). But now it's time for them to wake up and get real, and these in-your-face debates are making at least a small dent in all their detachment from reality.
The polls are irrelevant and lure us into taking our eyes of the real issue, VOTE FRAUD. This IS the time for stealth communism to come out in force, the organizations, the cells, all the covert power hidden in the government and civilian underworld, is all out for the final big attack, no ID needed, dead people voting, mail in, not allow service people the extra deadline to vote, intimidation of the elderly, the total crookedness of all electronic secretly coded machines, every single agitating and provoking person is out to corrupt the vote. The Agitator in Chief is not worried about the debates because the debates don't FIX the VOTE, his fixers, uncountable thousands of them do all the fixing. THE FIX IS IN. We must fight for each and every vote.
I remember that remark, your no jack kennedy to Dan Quail...and I shouted to the TV..Thank God....one was enough!! my concern is that biden is a rat...rmember the confirmation hearing for Clark for a post in Africa. Biden asked him the names of people that were leaders in SOUTH Africa..no place anywhere near North Africa....Clark could not answer because he did not know the peoples names...Biden tricked him...later went up to Clark and said...thats ok, he didn't know the answers either...he is a "smiling barracuda" smiles while he stabes your back...
Colorado is coming around. About time my home state woke up. Looks now like the Columbine State will deliver Romney after all. How sweet it is (or will be in just under 4 weeks). Pumped in another few hundred bucks to the campaign yesterday.
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For many Ann Arborites, Thanksgiving is a day devoted to giving thanks, spending time with family, eating turkey and watching the Detroit Lions. This year, retail giants want that to change. (Snip) The early openings change the game for retail giants looking to boost profits through aggressive holiday sales. It also means millions of retail employees in the U.S. are working on the holiday, and it poses the question to consumers: Is a bargain on a 70-inch television or an Apple iPad worth ditching Thanksgiving dinner? “You couldn’t pay me to stand in a line in the cold on Thanksgiving
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