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Old 05-10-2012, 03:15 AM
 
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[Prospective Republican nominee gains five points since April, while Democratic incumbent drops four points
[NEW YORK – May 9, 2012] - Mitt Romney is ahead of Barack Obama in a head-to-head United States presidential match-up for the first time since January, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found. [/SIZE]
In the online survey of a representative national sample of 769 American decided voters, 49 per cent of respondents say they will vote for the prospective nominee for the Republican Party in the election. Support for Romney increased by five points since April, and reached the previous high the GOP contender posted in the first month of 2012. [/SIZE]
Conversely, 46 per cent of decided voters would cast a ballot for Obama in the presidential election. The Democratic incumbent has lost four points since April.
Romney holds a ten-point advantage over Obama among male voters (52% to 42%), while the incumbent president keeps a slight edge among female voters (49% to 46%).
Practically three-in-five respondents over the age of 55 (57%) say they will vote for Romney. While Obama is still the preferred choice for voters aged 18-to-34 and 35-to-54, the Democratic incumbent has lost four and five points in each group respectively since April
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http://www.angus-reid.com/wp-content...ential_USA.pdf
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:00 AM
 
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Excellent.

Romney isn't going to let Oblama and the Democrats dictate this campaign. Glad to see it.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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Romney has largely let his opponents dictate his views already. Incidentally, the article notes he has this lead in January, so I don't really see what the point is. Getting all worked up over this is about as childish and silly as people who say that Mitt has no chance or that Paul's economic views are well regarded by economists.

The debates will come soon enough, but Mitt hasn't even chosen a running mate yet. It'll be a real race, unlike last time, but paying that much attention to polls this early is pointless.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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Online survey? There isn't an eye roll hard enough to react to that...
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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Next week, we'll have some Obamabot post a topic that Obama overtakes Romney. All these topics, week after week, of who is winning over whom, is turning out to be a ping-pong game
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Good point. In the end, one side will win and the mindless partisans from the losing side will dream up some conspiracy upon which they can put blame.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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Good point. In the end, one side will win and the mindless partisans from the losing side will dream up some conspiracy upon which they can put blame.
I've lost count how many times that Romney is overtaking Obama, and vice versa. This forum is full of those threads. Watch, next week or sometime this month, Obama is going to overtake Romney again and round and round we go
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Well, the reason I post these, and I always state this as my conclusion, is to show the Obama supporters as well as my fellow Romney supporters that there is no reason anyone should be so confident or think that this will be a blow out. This will be a very close race.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Only "registered" panelists of Springboard America participated in this survey. And considering that 50% of people who signed up for Springboard America have said they they were misled when signing-up, I suspect this isn't legitimate, worthy to consider, organization or poll. Nor are any of their polls. The OP knows this, I'm assuming.

At this point in the campaign, which hasn't really begun by both parties yet ... it's foolish to pay attention to any preference polling.

Survey Police - Springboard America
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