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Old 07-20-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new Rasmussen poll finds pro-abortion President Barack Obama would be tied with former Gov. Mitt Romney in a potential presidential election matchup. The survey also shows Gov. Sarah Palin just six percentage points behind Obama in a possible 2012 presidential race preview.
]If the next election were held today, the Rasmussen survey, released today, shows Obama and the former Massachusetts governor tied at 45 percent apiece. [Another 7 percent would prefer someone other than Obama and Romney, who ran as a pro-life candidate in the 2008 Republican primary again eventual nominee John McCain, and 3 percent are undecided.
Against Palin, the pro-life advocate who is stepping down as governor of Alaska, Obama would receive 48 percent to her 42 percent. The same 7 percent want another candidate and 3 percent are undecided.



http://www.lifenews.com/nat5244.html
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:14 AM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new Rasmussen poll finds pro-abortion President Barack Obama would be tied with former Gov. Mitt Romney in a potential presidential election matchup. The survey also shows Gov. Sarah Palin just six percentage points behind Obama in a possible 2012 presidential race preview.
]If the next election were held today, the Rasmussen survey, released today, shows Obama and the former Massachusetts governor tied at 45 percent apiece. [Another 7 percent would prefer someone other than Obama and Romney, who ran as a pro-life candidate in the 2008 Republican primary again eventual nominee John McCain, and 3 percent are undecided.
Against Palin, the pro-life advocate who is stepping down as governor of Alaska, Obama would receive 48 percent to her 42 percent. The same 7 percent want another candidate and 3 percent are undecided.





Barack Obama Tied With Mitt Romney in New Poll, in Close Race With Sarah Palin

Not good news for Obama at all.

7 months into the job and people are already showing signs of no hope.

When a person such as Romney is tied with the current job holder it tells me people are very disappointed in him already.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:28 AM
 
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^ If you think you can call a race 3 years in the future by looking at random low tested hypothetical ones issued with current political trends, I think you would be better off finding a crystal ball.

In 2005, Obama was not even listed as a serious contender for the presidency. No one outside of alaska had ever heard of Sarah Palin, and McCain was considered a GOP longshot, while Guliani and Romney were seen as front runners.

While the GOP wastes its time praying and watching polls hoping to find a kink in the armor (rather than using it constructively and distancing its radical elements to bring back the moderates it lost), the Dems are running circles around them.

Heck, every major issue in congress now, its pretty much only being contended between democrats. Republicans are essentially counted out, in as they are expected to vote down anything Democrats support. The party has lost political Capitol and Social Capitol. Maybe its time for a moderate Bull Moose style party, or some sort. The Republicans seem to be going the route of the post-civil war Democrats.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Sarah Palin will not win the Republican Primary let alone become President. The best Republican chance to re-capture the White House will be Mitt Romney especially if the economy does not improve over the next three and a half years.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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Holy Crap, is it 2012
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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Rasmussen is a republican polling firm. They are crazy if they claim or think Sarah Palin could ever be in a close race with Obama.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Romney is the Republicans hope.

I hope they elect Palin though. Hahahahah.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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^ If you think you can call a race 3 years in the future by looking at random low tested hypothetical ones issued with current political trends, I think you would be better off finding a crystal ball.

In 2005, Obama was not even listed as a serious contender for the presidency. No one outside of alaska had ever heard of Sarah Palin, and McCain was considered a GOP longshot, while Guliani and Romney were seen as front runners.

While the GOP wastes its time praying and watching polls hoping to find a kink in the armor (rather than using it constructively and distancing its radical elements to bring back the moderates it lost), the Dems are running circles around them.

Heck, every major issue in congress now, its pretty much only being contended between democrats. Republicans are essentially counted out, in as they are expected to vote down anything Democrats support. The party has lost political Capitol and Social Capitol. Maybe its time for a moderate Bull Moose style party, or some sort. The Republicans seem to be going the route of the post-civil war Democrats.

Politics is all about momentum and ground game. The momentum has clearly shifted to the Republicans and the new ground game is in its developmental stages with Tea Party protests and voter anxiety over the record spending of borrowed money. The slush fund that is diverted stimulus money will be put in play just a few months before the midterms so as to maximize the effect and minimize the inevitable inflation that comes with monopoly money. If voters notice the inflation before the election, they may balk at sending the Democrats back to DC. Of course if they wait to long, the jobs won't be back in time for Democrats to take credit. Timing is crucial.
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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Politics is all about momentum and ground game. The momentum has clearly shifted to the Republicans and the new ground game is in its developmental stages with Tea Party protests and voter anxiety over the record spending of borrowed money. The slush fund that is diverted stimulus money will be put in play just a few months before the midterms so as to maximize the effect and minimize the inevitable inflation that comes with monopoly money. If voters notice the inflation before the election, they may balk at sending the Democrats back to DC. Of course if they wait to long, the jobs won't be back in time for Democrats to take credit. Timing is crucial.
I do not think the momentum has shifted at all. The tea parties are no different than the left wings anti war parties. They did little good in 2004. Likewise, most of the tea parties have lost steam ever since they have been linking to extremist groups and whatnot.

Look at the current parties objectively as if you were a foreigner who had no tie to either or disliked both:

Republicans are getting caught in scandal after scandal, and is chaffed with infighting among its own. Their positions on big topics are contrary to popular belief (among the nation as a whole, dems, moderates, independents and even a large chunk of republicans). Rather than accept that the nation has overall moved past their beliefs, the party is attacking. Poll after poll shows Obama enjoying massive support, while Republicans only have 25-33% of the publics overall support. You cannot ignore those numbers.

You dont gain votes by telling people they are 'bad' or 'stupid' for not having anything against gay marriage, or supporting national healthcare, or a plethora of other things going on right now. Its impossible to 'insult' a moderate or opposing party into agreeing with you. Thats the lesson the dems learned when they tried bucking bush in 02-03.

Likewise, alienating large groups of american (notably the fastest growing groups, young people, hispanics, mixed families, and gay people) is almost not going to garner any new votes for your party either. Its already a running joke that the Repubs are the 'party of the 1950s' or 'Old angry white guys club'.

The GOP has to adapt to modern america rather than trying to yank it back to older times, or else the party will disappear.

The dems on the other hand can merely sit back, stay quiet and let the republicans self destruct with no limelight to any of their actions whatsoever. And because of how bad Bush screwed up, and how the public remembers the republicans backed him in his screw ups (yet forgetting the dems did as well), all eyes are turned to the GOP.
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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This is the stupidest poll I have ever seen. No one knows what will happen 3 and a half years from now or even if any of the three will even be alive.
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