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Romney Maintains Economic
Edge Heading Into Debates

Gallup, by Jeffrey M. Jones

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/3/2012 1:54:10 PM

PRINCETON, NJ -- As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare to discuss domestic issues in Wednesday's first presidential debate, Americans continue to give Romney at least a slight edge in terms of which presidential candidate is better able to handle the economy. However, Romney's advantage has decreased in comparison to earlier in the campaign.(Snip for graphic)These results are based on a Sept. 24-27 USA Today/Gallup poll, conducted in advance of the series of presidential debates beginning Oct. 3. Romney's economic advantage is important, given that the economy is Americans' overriding concern this election year.

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Read the fine print. Our good news is hidden here and there. Obama's overall lead is among registered voters, for instance.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 10/3/2012 2:04:03 PM     (No. 8907025)

He also leads among dead voters, entitlement voters, and illegal immigrant voters


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/3/2012 2:09:32 PM     (No. 8907042)

Gallup only prints what 0bama tells them to print.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 10/3/2012 2:16:03 PM     (No. 8907058)

Look at the graph in the article. My engineering background teaches to watch the first and second derivatives (aka "trend" and "projected trend" - in sports you call it "momentum"), not just the current values of the poll. From that perspective, it should be obvious that Romney depending on the economy alone will simply not be enough.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hay32, 10/3/2012 2:20:10 PM     (No. 8907075)

Romney spent many years in turning failed companies around, this is his speciality.

Obama, on the other hand, has driven the economy over the cliff with his policies and regulations. Also, adding to this failure is his reluctance in issuing permits to access our oil, natural gas and clean coal which are in plentiful.

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