In case there was any lingering shred of doubt that Romney helped himself considerably last week, this ought to finish it off. Michigan: Obama’s 10 percentage point lead (47%-37%) in a poll conducted last month by EPIC-MRA of Lansing dropped to 3 points (48% to 45%), according to the poll of 600 likely voters conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing. The gap between Romney and Obama was within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points… “Romney has come back like gangbusters,” said EPIC-MRA President Bernie Porn.
Obama has run into the juggernaut of normal people who he even denied existed except for a few rednecks who shoot themselves out of homemade cannons.Obama had little or no exposure to real Americans because all the circles he traveled in were grievance laden activists.He decided a long time ago he could win with the welfare majority.What he really did was wake up a sleeping giant.
If Romney is this close without taking the milions of tea party voters into consideration,he's dead meat.
Pundits are looking at the 2008 voting model instead of the 2010 voting model which was the first evaluation of Obama's performance
I'm in Michigan and I think Romney has a chance here. He should put some ads on during the college football games and the pros too. I had to order my Romney sign (in mid-Sept) and they just notified me yesterday that it's coming. I wish they would fight here. I don't see many Obama signs or bumper stickers at all in any place but Ann Arbor and even there they're way down from 2008. I finally got a sign from our victory center and got it up. Had to go there twice to get it.
Here in Michigan I know 8 people, adults with families, who have never voted in their life, who have registered specifically so they can vote against Obama. Granted 8 people won't swing the State for Romney but there are a lot more where they came from. Around the office you can't find anyone who will admit they voted for him the first time. Very very different than 2008. Just saying.
It be nice to see the Romney campaign show up somewhere besides Livonia, here in Michigan. I know Macomb and Oakland counties are easy to find, but the foot soldiers are in Kent county. I know, the Reagan democrats are in Macomb. Those are the union auto workers who cross over and vote against the UAW. They'd like affordable gasoline for their sparkly bass boats and pickup trucks.
I guess the American people stopped clinging to their guns and religion for a moment and picked up the telephone. Earth to the Chicago pols: they've been there all along and now they're going to home in on your posteriors with a size 10W.
I have faith in my fellow Americans and my only worry is the Chicago corruption when the vote is counted. As one of the home repairers for the elderly told me, he knows of people called by pollsters and they lied to them. Said they were still undecided and do not want to admit they will vote for the Governor this time for fear of being hounded even though the poll is supposedly confidential. They don't believe the pollsters and my bet is the percentage shift is far greater.
Was called yesterday by Rasmussen. Very extensive poll.. lots of questions, even on Geitner and Holder. Im not exactly in a swing state, so dont know how they chose me, but they know now if they had a choice of "broken glass" to rate my likeliness to vote, I would have chosen it. They said results of the poll would be released in couple days.
I live in Jackson, MI and because of Obama's policies, am currently unemployed. So I have been helping at the Romney Victory Center, here in town. I have two signs up in my yard, there are NO Obama signs anywhere in my neighborhood. I watched the first debate at the Romney Center and will watch the rest of the debates there as well. I also plan to be at the center popping champaign corks on Nov. 6th. If you have any spare time, find the Romney site near you and spend just an hour on the phones. Every bit helps and the results will be so much sweeter!
I would LOVE to know how the Rasmussen poll's phone number shows on your caller i.d....I ignore all the phone calls that come but love to get the one (if they ever do) call from a pollster. I've never been polled. Can you give out that info, I would appreciate it. Thanx
It is strangely silent here in San Diego, nary an Obama sign in sight. Of course I haven't driven through the Gay areas or other strongholds of the Democrat Party. I wonder how the Hispanic vote will pan out this time. I'm getting the feeling that Obama isn't exactly too popular with the Mexican population.The Military here will go for Romney of course.
Not just MI and PA. Watch IL. I know I am getting boring banging the drum on this, but here goes:
There is only one significant political office contested in Illinois in this election: President of the United States. Neither US Senate seat, nor the mayor of Chicago, nor the governorship is up for election this year. Obama is out there all by himself. No one of any import depends on him or his turnout in this election. So, with no big guys with anything riding on this, why would anyone voluntarily lash himself to the mast of the sinking Obama ship and ride it to the bottom? To answer that, first ask: who has Obama done anything for to merit such loyalty? Answer: nobody.
Chicago is a Notre Dame town. Catholic. At one time there were more Poles in Chicago than in Warsaw. Maybe still. Does anyone seriously expect the first Jewish mayor of Chicago to put it all on the line to try to rally the Irish, Italian, Polish, and Hispanic Catholics to vote against their interests and come out for a president who is in the middle of a war on the Catholic Church? Really? Smarter to just sit this one out and let that Hyde Park Obama/Jarrett crowd sink. And if Chicago sits it out, suburbs and downstate deliver Illinois to Romney.
This ain't rocket science to figure THIS out. Illinois is going to be in play for Romney.
If 0bama sucks in the next debate the vote for him will become so depressed that even the pollsters won't be able to cover for him anymore. Though many if not most of them want 0bama to win being wrong by over 10 points is too much for them to sacrifice for 0bama.
To respond to the question by poster above about my Rasmussen poll, the number showed up in caller ID.. was not a 800# but it was a phone number from out of state. Im like most.. I dont answer any calls that says private caller or "unkonwn". I thought it was a family member. They immediately identified themselves (all on tape, obviously). But, once I heard Rasmussen, I knew it was a national poll. I havent been polled in a very long time, for national polls anyway.
I live in PA. I have 2 co-workers--college educated professionals, with lots of smarts and would fall into the >$250K/yr income bracket. Both numbskulls voted fro Obama because they alwaqys vote Dem, As late as Labor Day, they were strong supporters of Choom Boy (can't admit their error in voting for him in 2008, doncha know) Today, both libtards told me they are "undecided, leaning Romney"--meaning they will vote for Romney for sure. Both cited the poor debate by Obama and the alibis afterward.
DO YOU GET IT? There are many thousands of people who voted for Obama in 2008 for whatever reason--party loyalty, white guilt, liberalism. They now regret their vote and are looking for an excuse to switch. The debate (with Obama looking like a fool) and the aftermath (with Obama calling Romney a liar) now give these people AN EXCUSE to switch their votes over to Romney, without ever having to admit they were hoodwinked in 2008. Romney's debate success gave 2008 Obama voters the excuse they needed to drop Obama in 2012.
The cousin of a dead Nevada recluse who amassed a fortune in gold bullion and coins is set to inherit millions of dollars after the final haul of his treasure was sold today at an auction in Carson City, Nev. More than 2,600 gold and silver coins, divided into six lots, were auctioned today at the Carson City courthouse,and brought in a total of $3,192,400, Carson City Clerk Alan Glover told ABCNews.com. Earlier today, Glover had estimated the treasure trove would bring in $3 million. The coins belonged to Walter Samaszko Jr., 69, who died in May of heart problems.
WASHINGTON -- Far from being on the brink of collapse, al-Qaida´s core leadership remains a potent threat - and one that experts say has encouraged the terror network´s spread into more countries today than it was operating in immediately after 9/11. President Barack Obama, who ordered the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, has described al-Qaida´s headquarters as "a shadow of its former self." White House spokesman Jay Carney on Tuesday called it "severely diminished" and "decimated."
Washington -- Federal authorities investigating the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi have filed charges against Ahmed Abu Khattalah, leader of a Libyan militia that officials believe was involved in the assault, people briefed on the investigation said. The charges under seal are the first criminal counts to emerge from the probe. The investigation of the attack last September 11 that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others continues, these people said, as investigators try to build their case against Khattalah and others who authorities believe were involved.
The car bearing Allen West to the Capitol pulls over so the former House member can show identification to a security guard. The officer recognizes him instantly and pushes West´s ID away. Then he reaches into the passenger-side window and pulls the Army veteran in for a bro-hug. "We gotta get you back here," the officer says. "Oh, I´ll be back," West replies, flashing his slightly gap-toothed smile. "Tell the fellas." The truth is, Allen West never really left. During his single term in the House, which ended in January, he carved a path as distinctive as his trademark
One of my law partners sent me this joke in an email: Ammo is getting scarce! But this morning I lucked out and was able to buy two boxes of ammo. I placed the boxes on the front seat and headed back home, but stopped at a gas station where a drop-dead gorgeous blonde in a short skirt was filling up her car at the next pump. She glanced at the two boxes of ammo, bent over and leaned in my passenger window, and said in a sexy voice, “I’m a big believer in barter, old fella.
When Virginia’s Republican lieutenant governor, Bill Bolling, announced earlier this year that he wouldn’t be running as an independent in the gubernatorial race, he expressed his hope for an honorable and informative campaign season. “I encourage them to run campaigns that are worthy of Virginia,” he said, referring to Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and GOP nominee Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, “campaigns that focus on the big issues facing our state and offer a positive vision for the future of Virginia.” Bolling must be disappointed. To start, there’s the ongoing investigation into Gov. Bob McDonnell
Keeping up with the life and times of gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and former GreenTech Automotive CEO is challenging. Just as my latest op-ed pertaining to the Virginia Democrat and GTA was being edited another potentially devastating investigation associated with McAuliffe surfaces. As President of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a nonprofit news organization, I understand the news waits for nobody. But come on, Terry! If I don’t see my wife soon, she will do her best impression of the GTA legal team and file her own papers. On Friday, Watchdog reported, “Government documents released Friday
Texas state senator Wendy Davis spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon about her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting late-term abortion, her life story, and her future in politics. Davis has become a champion for pro-choice activists, but during her recent whirlwind national media tour, she never commented on late-term abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murder in May for killing infants moments after they were born. Following her Press Club speech on Monday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked Davis to explain the difference between the late-term abortions that the Texas state
Liz Cheney must have known what was coming. Carpetbagger, the critics would call her. How dare she run for a U.S. Senate seat from Wyoming, where she had never really lived? But she bulled ahead anyway, a creature of Washington never before on any ballot, launching a first-time, difficult run for national office from Wyoming, the land of her forebears. Just like her father did 35 years ago. And he won. Anyone trying to tweeze out the strands of political DNA linking former vice president Dick Cheney and his first-born daughter Liz can start there —
Hillary Clinton is meeting with diet guru Dr. Mark Hyman — who’s credited with turning around Bill Clinton’s health — as she prepares for a 2016 presidential run. She was spotted dining with Hyman at the West Street Grill in Litchfield, Conn., Sunday night. Sources say Hillary, who was accompanied by four Secret Service agents and two troopers, drove an hour from her home in Chappaqua for the three-hour dinner with Hyman and his girlfriend. Hyman runs the Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox, Mass., which helps promote healthy weight and metabolism. The center’s Web site home page
Reagan and Mr. Bush didn’t win because they drew more conservatives. They won because they performed well with independents and moderates. Reagan beat Jimmy Carter among independents by 25 points, while Mr. McCain lost that group by eight points. The Gipper prevailed among moderates by six points, while Mr. Romney lost them by 15. What these numbers show is that moderate candidates aren’t automatic winners any more than are conservative candidates. John McCain has made a career-long fetish of cultivating his maverick reputation, but he performed far more poorly among independent voters than did the much more partisan Reagan.
The U.S. Army is refusing to suspend contracts with dozens of companies and individuals tied to Al Qaeda and other extremist groups out of concern for their "due process rights," despite repeated pleas from the chief watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction. In a scathing passage of his latest report to Congress, Special Inspector General John Sopko said his office has urged the Army to suspend or debar 43 contractors over concerns about ties to the Afghanistan insurgency, "including supporters of the Taliban, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda." Sopko wrote that the Army "rejected" every single case.
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
He thought he was a woman trapped in a man’s body — but it turns out he’s “just another boring straight guy.” ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn. But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don. “I accused my wife of playing some kind of cruel joke, dressing
WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank revealed that he doesn’t believe in God. During Friday’s appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” Frank, who championed the decriminalization of pot while serving in the House of Representatives, admitted to smoking marijuana and being an atheist. “You were in a fairly safe district. You were not one of those congress people who would have to worry about every little thing,” Maher said to Frank. “You could come on this show and sit next to a pot-smoking atheist and it wouldn’t bother you.”
The truth about Benghazi, the Associated Press/James Rosen monitoring, the IRS corruption, the NSA octopus, and Fast and Furious is still not exactly known. Almost a year after the attacks on our Benghazi facilities, we are only now learning details of CIA gun-running, military stand-down orders, aliases of those involved who are still hard to locate, massaged talking points, and the weird jailing of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. We still do not quite know why Eric Holder’s Justice Department went after the Associated Press or Fox News’s James Rosen — given that members of the administration were themselves illegally leaking
Washington--As hundreds of commuters emerged from Amtrak and commuter trains at Union Station on a recent morning, an armed squad of men and women dressed in bulletproof vests made their way through the crowds. The squad was not with the Washington police department or Amtrak’s police force, but was one of the Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads — VIPR teams for short — assigned to perform random security sweeps to prevent terrorist attacks at transportation hubs across the United States.(Snip)With little fanfare, the agency best known for airport screenings has vastly expanded its reach
A poll released Friday by Public Policy Polling found that Alaska voters would pick former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the state´s former Republican governor, Sarah Palin, if the two women were to face off in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton led with 49 percent in the hypothetical match-up, with Palin at 40 percent, a nine-point gap. As of July 3, Republicans comprised 27 percent of the state´s registered voters and Democrats made up just 14 percent. The last time Alaskans opted for the Democrats´ presidential candidate was in 1964. Clinton trails five other hypothetical GOP candidates –
In an interview for The Guardian Weekend magazine, actor Matt Damon recently weighed in with his thoughts on how President Barack Obama has handled the scandals that have engulfed his administration since the spring. Damon, a vocal supporter of the president since his 2008 campaign for national office, said that Obama is overcompensating for his lack of military background with his tough response to controversies like how the government is responding to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The actor said that Obama is allowing himself to “get bullied” and is acting as though is “manhood”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton. “If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement. In individual letters to CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt,
The Pentagon has placed its elite cadre of special operations teams on full alert to launch preemptive attacks against suspected al Qaeda targets across the globe, according to reports. The American special forces teams have spent the past week waiting for U.S. military and intelligence officials to confirm the whereabouts of the terror cell plotting to attack U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Mideast and North Africa. Unnamed sources told CNN on Monday that the teams were poised to carry out the preemptive strikes, but declined to comment on where the U.S. forces were located or which potential
Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the "same thing." This transpired during an interview with The Grio that aired on NBC´s Today show. OPRAH WINFREY: It´s so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we´ve come. Really? Martin and Till are the same thing?