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Old 04-24-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Obama Now at 50% Job Approval; Leads Romney, 49% to 42%

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Obama's increased approval coincides with his taking a lead, 49% to 42%, over Mitt Romney in Gallup Daily tracking of registered voters' 2012 presidential election preferences. That marks a shift from last week, when Romney held an edge in Gallup tracking.
OMG you guys this means Obama's totally got this in the bag! Might as well wrap it up now and call it a day; see you in 2016!

For reals though, daily polls are pointless. Daily polls 6 months before the election are even more pointless. Like Wang Computers stock: poll goes up, poll goes down.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Obama Now at 50% Job Approval; Leads Romney, 49% to 42%



OMG you guys this means Obama's totally got this in the bag! Might as well wrap it up now and call it a day; see you in 2016!

For reals though, daily polls are pointless. Daily polls 6 months before the election are even more pointless. Like Wang Computers stock: poll goes up, poll goes down.
Yep. It's way too far out, and way too much can happen between now and November to give ANY poll much credence at this point. They are a snapshot of the moment, and nothing more.

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Old 04-24-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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Obama has been leading Willard since the polls began.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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The clinched-the-nomination bounce has faded.

Of course, I would guess the 'lead' will change numerous times before the election. I think it (the composite pollster head-to-head lead) changed a dozen times in the final six months of 2008.

The best polls are not the most recent polls, but all the polls from the last month. And the best information from them is not simply their average but their trend.

That all works for me...
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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Man, I would love to meet the people who change their mind like this on a daily basis.
I wonder who these people are that are so indecisive. I don't know anyone who changes their mind so much on politics. (Waits for a Romney joke... Hey if you can't laugh at yourself )And yes, I know these polls don't track the same individuals, but to produce such varying results using the same methodology suggests people must change their minds a lot, and fairly rapidly.

I suppose I could just attack Gallup the way the left does Rasmussen, but it's not worth my breath. I'll just man up and accept that this is a roller coaster of a race and sometimes my candidate is up, sometimes he is down. Hopefully his impending sweep tonight will give him a boost in the polls
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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You had to start a new thread to tell us this? As if we don't know this? Obama is a weak incumbent but proven campaigner with plenty of money from corporate and other special interests. On balance the odds are in his favor. Not rocket science.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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Obama Now at 50% Job Approval; Leads Romney, 49% to 42%



OMG you guys this means Obama's totally got this in the bag! Might as well wrap it up now and call it a day; see you in 2016!

For reals though, daily polls are pointless. Daily polls 6 months before the election are even more pointless. Like Wang Computers stock: poll goes up, poll goes down.
Even though I like the numbers, I agree with your sentiment. Wake me in August...
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:56 PM
 
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You had to start a new thread to tell us this? As if we don't know this? Obama is a weak incumbent but proven campaigner with plenty of money from corporate and other special interests. On balance the odds are in his favor. Not rocket science.
More importantly, Mitt is a very weak candidate. His own party didn't even want him. He makes John Kerry look like an unflappable, rock-solid stalwart. Mitt is more-or-less a sacrificial lamb. Something drastically negative will have to happen in the Obama camp for Mitt to even have a remote chance.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:42 AM
 
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You had to start a new thread to tell us this? As if we don't know this?
No, just making fun of the daily threads with some new poll saying x candidate is in the lead huzzah hooray when it's obviously pointless cheerleading that makes Pravda seem balanced and reserved.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:47 AM
 
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More importantly, Mitt is a very weak candidate. His own party didn't even want him. He makes John Kerry look like an unflappable, rock-solid stalwart. Mitt is more-or-less a sacrificial lamb. Something drastically negative will have to happen in the Obama camp for Mitt to even have a remote chance.
What world are you living in?
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