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Old 10-23-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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This entire presidential campaign has seen the President enjoy a sizable electoral college advantage over Romney, which negates the various polls showing the race as close (which it really isn't).

Gallup Poll: Obama could win electoral college without popular vote
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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If the race isn't close, what is your point.. ?

You can't LOOSE the popular vote and win the electoral college if the race isn't close.. as i recall, Gore won the Popular vote, lost the electoral college and that race was very close..
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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If the race isn't close, what is your point.. ?

You can't LOOSE the popular vote and win the electoral college if the race isn't close.. as i recall, Gore won the Popular vote, lost the electoral college and that race was very close..
I suspect the race will be very close. I could see Romney winning the popular vote but losing the electoral votes. You'll see a lot of whining
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This entire presidential campaign has seen the President enjoy a sizable electoral college advantage over Romney, which negates the various polls showing the race as close (which it really isn't).

Gallup Poll: Obama could win electoral college without popular vote
and that lead is shrinking. Of course he can win without the popular vote, so can his conpetitor..But it isn't likely. Gee, are you starting to get a little worried?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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and that lead is shrinking. Of course he can win without the popular vote, so can his conpetitor..But it isn't likely. Gee, are you starting to get a little worried?
All Obama has to do is win either Florida or Ohio + 1 swing state and he pretty much wins. Romney has to sweep Obama in the swing states in order to win.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I think the year 2000 is an example. George Bush lost the popular vote but won the electoral college. This is why a close poll doesn't matter too much. It only matters when a candidate really starts to break over a 5 point lead. This is why repubs shouldn't get too cocky.
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