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Obama leads in Oregon thanks to support
from women; but marijuana measure
failing on opposition from women
(2012 Oregonian poll)

The Oregonian, by Jeff Mapes

Original Article

Posted By:DaddyO, 10/30/2012 10:00:17 AM

President Barack Obama holds a relatively narrow lead of six points over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Oregon, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian. Obama's lead is considerably smaller than his margin of victory in Oregon four years ago and is a sign of how tight the presidential race has become across the nation. In addition, the poll also found that an initiative to legalize marijuana, Measure 80 is failing, with 49 percent opposed and 42 percent in favor. Voters are even more strongly opposed to two pro-casino measures --82 and 83 -- that even their sponsors

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Best he can do is 47-41 in blue Oregon.. no way he's carrying any swing states if he can't do better than that.

Please do NOT edit a headline. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: beca, 10/30/2012 10:12:08 AM     (No. 8974354)

oregon...another goofy state...hopeless morons

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/30/2012 10:18:10 AM     (No. 8974375)

As in other states, Obama is trailing his 2008 totals by a good 7 points. On a national scale that would put him at 46-47% when all is said and done.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 10/30/2012 10:26:17 AM     (No. 8974396)

#1 Most of Oregon is a Red Sea. East of the Cascades is Ranch and Farm Country, Cowboys.
Indians. Sometimes both, Like my Pop. The
problem is Portlandia, Salem and Eugene.
Blue Islands in that red sea..They are what everyone thinks of when you think Oregon.
Do not paint "Western Idaho" with the same brush...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: spit the bit, 10/30/2012 11:30:27 AM     (No. 8974532)

Well said, #3.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: krause, 10/30/2012 11:31:45 AM     (No. 8974536)

It almost leads one to believe that if someone promises to give a woman free birth control she will do anything for that person. Are they that shallow?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HoneymoonGal, 10/30/2012 11:48:58 AM     (No. 8974576)

#3 is right. Eugene, Salem, and Portland are blue as can be. The rest of the state is most definitely red (except for Ashland which I call "Berkley North"). The problem is, those three cities have the majority of people living there and they foist their nonsense on the rest of us. All I see are Romney/Ryan signs here in Southern Oregon.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 10/30/2012 12:20:28 PM     (No. 8974634)

As a resident, I can add that Salem is not as blue as Portland and Eugene. It would be better to add Corvalis, OSU's home, to the blue mix.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: eorsc, 10/30/2012 12:26:00 PM     (No. 8974642)

Please don't count Eastern and Southern Oregon residents as Morons. We are just the poor relation of the Morons in Willamette Valley (well-Portland and Eugene) and we would far rather be called West Idaho.

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