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Old 05-15-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Obama is spending in Michigan...he must have some advisers who think the state is in play.
If he's spending in MI, it's in play.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I thought I heard my news radio say that Romney was up by 2 over Obama in a new poll in Michigan, but I can't find it online.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:53 PM
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Obama's approval among undecided voters in most of these polls is ~20% (or less).

This is very bad news for Obama. Independents put Obama in office and they are abandoning him now. Without the independents, Obama loses in a landslide. Even traditional left leaning states are leaving him.

Obama will win only the west coast, the northeast (but not Massachusetts), and one or two "Lake Michigan" states. It is going to be very ugly for the former president.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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This is very bad news for Obama. Independents put Obama in office and they are abandoning him now. Without the independents, Obama loses in a landslide. Even traditional left leaning states are leaving him.

Obama will win only the west coast, the northeast (but not Massachusetts), and one or two "Lake Michigan" states. It is going to be very ugly for the former president.

Oh really!

Obama leads Romney, helped by independents - Reuters poll - Yahoo! News Malaysia

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama extended his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney to 7 percentage points because of increased support from independent voters and some optimism over the U.S. economy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

With six months to go before Election Day on November 6, Obama was backed by 49 percent of registered voters in the telephone poll, compared to 42 percent who supported Romney. In April, the poll showed Obama leading Romney 47 percent to 43 percent.

The numbers suggest Romney's general election campaign has not yet taken off, although he has effectively clinched the Republican nomination in recent weeks when Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich dropped out of the race.

Obama's overall approval rating among the 1,131 adults surveyed was 50 percent, up 1 point from last month as the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden gave Obama a chance to tout his national security credentials and stage a high-profile visit to Afghanistan.
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Independents swung behind Obama. Forty eight percent approved and 40 percent disapproved of his performance in May compared to 37 percent who approved and 57 percent who disapproved in April.

"Independents obviously are going to be critical in this election," said Clark. "That independent approval jump is absolutely significant. It contributes to his jump in approval month on month. We're talking increments here, but where Obama is right now, the increments matter a lot."


The poll, conducted from May 3-7, showed voters from the two parties are falling in behind their candidates, which makes the independent vote more important, Clark said.

"In the broader picture, this month Obama does really appear to be making that slow but steady progress he will need to continue to make to seal the deal," said Clark.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Here's why this poll is bogus;

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Interviews: 1,131 adults; 959 registered voters
559 Democrats; 471 Republicans; 101 Independents
A nine point advantage for the democrats...and obama can only get to 49%?

Besides, this thread is about MI, not a national poll.
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