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Mitt Romney has opened up a double-digit lead over President Barack Obama among Independent voters. Does this mean most Americans don't want to "move forward" to commie-socialist "Progressivism?"

tncdel 2012/05/08 13:55:28
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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opened up a double-digit lead over President Barack Obama among independent voters.



A Politico/George Washington University poll has Romney with a razor-thin lead over Obama among all likely voters, 48 percent to 47 percent. A similar poll in February had Obama ahead by 9 percentage points.



But among voters who identified themselves as independents, Romney garnered 48 percent of the vote to Obama’s 38 percent.



Romney also has a 6-point lead among respondents who said they are “extremely likely” to vote in November.



In other good news for Republicans, the survey found that the GOP has taken a 45 percent to 43 percent lead on the generic congressional ballot, and 65 percent of respondents believe Republicans will continue to control the House after the election.



Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, who helped conduct the poll, said: “There are no fissures on either side, but you have the Democrats less enthusiastic than the Republicans.”


I myself am an Independent who in 2008 made the mistake of writing in for Ron Paul, thereby inadvertently helping Obama get elected. The only difference between a wise man and a fool is that a fool doesn't learn from his mistakes. This time I will be voting for Romney.

Also, I'm no fan of illegal aliens, so both Obama and Paul are not options. See:
https://www.numbersusa.com/content/action/2012-presidential-h...

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  • maggiemay 2012/05/08 14:30:37
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    maggiemay
    +6
    America is still a center right country. Keep an eye on France, and watch them tank. That is our future if we don't stop this insanity now. america center country eye france watch tank future insanity

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  • Dandydon 2012/05/10 22:17:30
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    Dandydon
    Buh bye! Obama!...
  • S and S 2012/05/10 14:19:55
  • All American 2012/05/10 12:27:08
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    All American
    I'm not worried, Comrade Obama will soon be put to pasture come November.
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/10 11:41:25
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    The 0bama campaign is looking ineffective this time around. Each approach they've tried - the stupid pet trick, the attack on Ann Romney, the faux "War on Women", the fake "Limbaugh boycott" - has utterly failed and made 0bama out to be the fool he is.
  • HOMBRE 2012/05/08 23:38:31
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    HOMBRE
    Shows how popular Obama is. They didnt have enough people to fill a phone booth last speaking engagement in Ohio
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/05/08 17:44:05
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +1
    It would appear that old Mitt is gaining some steam, know can he close the deal and stay on one side of the fence. A key point being

    Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, who helped conduct the poll, said: “There are no fissures on either side, but you have the Democrats less enthusiastic than the Republicans.”


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    New poll results are delivering positive news for Republicans, including one survey showing that presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opened up a double-digit lead over President Barack Obama among independent voters.

    A Politico/George Washington University poll has Romney with a razor-thin lead over Obama among all likely voters, 48 percent to 47 percent. A similar poll in February had Obama ahead by 9 percentage points.

    But among voters who identified themselves as independents, Romney garnered 48 percent of the vote to Obama’s 38 percent.

    Romney also has a 6-point lead among respondents who said...







    It would appear that old Mitt is gaining some steam, know can he close the deal and stay on one side of the fence. A key point being

    Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, who helped conduct the poll, said: “There are no fissures on either side, but you have the Democrats less enthusiastic than the Republicans.”


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    New poll results are delivering positive news for Republicans, including one survey showing that presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opened up a double-digit lead over President Barack Obama among independent voters.

    A Politico/George Washington University poll has Romney with a razor-thin lead over Obama among all likely voters, 48 percent to 47 percent. A similar poll in February had Obama ahead by 9 percentage points.

    But among voters who identified themselves as independents, Romney garnered 48 percent of the vote to Obama’s 38 percent.

    Romney also has a 6-point lead among respondents who said they are “extremely likely” to vote in November.

    In other good news for Republicans, the survey found that the GOP has taken a 45 percent to 43 percent lead on the generic congressional ballot, and 65 percent of respondents believe Republicans will continue to control the House after the election.

    Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, who helped conduct the poll, said: “There are no fissures on either side, but you have the Democrats less enthusiastic than the Republicans.”


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  • Tully 2012/05/08 17:04:07
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    Tully
    +2
    But most Americans don't see Romney is not going to change anything. Its going to be more of the same. You won't even notice the difference. It'll just be a different shade.
  • tncdel Tully 2012/05/08 18:10:10 (edited)
    tncdel
    How can you expect to credibly say that in the light of such actual things Obama has pulled? Are you saying Romney would pull something like this:
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    Or this?:
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    No way! Here's Romney's stance, 180 degrees from Obama:
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Tully tncdel 2012/05/09 02:42:18
    Tully
    Wasn't it Reagan who granted the first amnesty group? Wasn't it Bush who was going to do it again? Obama is doing the same thing that's been done and Romney will do the same. I remember promises made by Obama that never were kept. I remember promises made by Bush that were never kept.

    And Ron Paul actually wants to put the military on the border to protect us. What's Romney's immigration plan? He doesn't have one... http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-...
  • Billyk75 2012/05/08 16:21:26
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    Billyk75
    +3
    Let's go Romney!
  • Lady Wh... Billyk75 2012/05/08 17:02:31
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Yeah - GO HOME IN DEFEAT.
  • tncdel Lady Wh... 2012/05/08 18:13:36
    tncdel
    +2
    Why are you a cheerleader for a foreign national with a fake birth certificate who usurped our nation's presidency, and who is trying to attract more job-stealing illegals here with amnesty, "free" healthcare and everything else, even college at taxpayer expense?

    Tell me another reason besides that you hate America that sounds more believable. I don't think you can RATIONALLY and LOGICALLY do so.
  • WinterLynn 2012/05/08 15:43:25
  • mwg0735 2012/05/08 15:38:32 (edited)
  • WinterLynn mwg0735 2012/05/08 18:09:55
  • mwg0735 WinterLynn 2012/05/08 18:38:31
  • WinterLynn mwg0735 2012/05/08 18:52:27
  • Tully WinterLynn 2012/05/09 02:47:06
    Tully
    No one can fill up a campus like Ron Paul though
    ron paul college
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  • WinterLynn Tully 2012/05/09 03:13:54
  • Tully WinterLynn 2012/05/09 13:56:46
    Tully
    Have you seen the true delegate count? Almost half the delegates have pledged votes for Paul if the first count isn't solid. If anything, his viewpoint and the true Tea Party voice can be heard.

    You're going to vote for someone you don't believe in? That's irresponsible.

    In a Romney presidency nothing will change.
  • WinterLynn Tully 2012/05/10 16:43:34
  • Tully WinterLynn 2012/05/10 17:26:49
    Tully
    You call him old, I call him experienced. Isn't it interesting that he's as consistent and not a flip-flopper?

    What social issues do you have against him. He's anti abortion, anti gay marriage, pro freedom...

    His foreign policy is DEFENSE. He wants out of the UN. HE wants to guard the borders from illegal immigration.

    Allen West is a little too wacky for my taste. He's for freedom stealing laws like: The Patriot Act, SAOP etc. He voted for a bill that could jail American citizens indefinitely.

    Bachman lets her religion guide too much of her decisions. She's got some great ideas, but she's too galvanizing.

    Palin's gone Hollywood and has way too much baggage.

    I liked Cain, not as much as Paul though.
  • WinterLynn Tully 2012/05/10 17:57:28
  • Tully WinterLynn 2012/05/11 01:42:35
    Tully
    Romney's going to take us down the same path. It'll just have a different name.
  • WinterLynn Tully 2012/05/11 14:27:06 (edited)
  • Tully WinterLynn 2012/05/12 05:30:20
    Tully
    Religion shouldn't matter, but if you want to go there: Mormonism makes as much sense as Scientology. Plus some Mormon sects are listing as terrorist organizations. Also polygamists make a practice out of child molestation. Should I lump one prominent man in with all his religion's craziest? See how ignorant that sounds?

    Can you really tell what Romney is for? I haven't seen a plan for immigration. I've seen him flip-flop. Can you honestly say he has a better plan than Obama? Romney, the guy who invented Obamacare?
  • WinterLynn Tully 2012/05/13 04:06:45
  • Tully WinterLynn 2012/05/13 17:16:05
    Tully
    That's the point I was trying to make....

    "He wants Limited Government and he is for personal and Fiscal Responsibility"

    His record says otherwise (more taxes in Mass. and Obamacare)
  • Rebel Yell 2012/05/08 15:32:39
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    Romney has big problems. Note that he says nothing about Ron Paul tagging him. Ron Paul cannot overtake him in delegates, but Romney is hoping to get Ron Paul's followers in his camp when he is declared the nominee. To do that, he will have to be quiet now and cede to parts of Paul's platform and hope for his endorsement. Ron Paul is against everything Romney stands for, to do so would be hypocritical of him to suddenly want to lead his opponents to Romney. Paul will probably endorse Gary Johnson.

    The more likely scenario is that many Ron Paul devotees will turn to Gary Johnson, the Libetarian candidate and also a far more likeable candidate than Willard. That would be great news for Team Obama. A recent poll asked voters to choose between Romney and Obama, 49% went with the president and 46% sided with his Republican opponent. But when Johnson was included in the poll, Obama led with 47%, Romney trailed at 42% and Johnson managed 6%. Johnson in all probability will get higher percentages in the general. He's a five-time Ironman triathlete. He paraglides and hot-gas balloons. (Not hot air, hot gas.) He biked across the Alps. Certain voters are attracted to that.
  • WinterLynn Rebel Yell 2012/05/08 18:11:22
  • Tully WinterLynn 2012/05/09 02:49:28
    Tully
    You like being the aggressor overseas? You like hunting terrorists in caves with billion dollar jet? Did you know the military supports Ron Paul more than any other candidate. You know why? THEY'D RATHER PROTECT THE BORDER!!!

    You say social issues, I say 1st amendment rights.... Enjoy Romney and Income Taxes.
  • WinterLynn Tully 2012/05/09 03:15:11
  • Tully WinterLynn 2012/05/09 13:57:50
    Tully
    Enjoy more of the same. Deficit will go up. Wars will continue. Freedoms will continue to erode. You'll make your bed, now you have to lay in it.
  • tncdel Rebel Yell 2012/05/08 18:20:32
    tncdel
    Most splintered into various GOP factions will galvanize behind Romney, whether they like him or not, for the simple reason that they like Obama's anti-American agendas a whole lot less. Will you? Or are you happy with Obama's anti-America schemes, such as trying to attract more job-stealing illegals here with amnesty, "free" healthcare and everything else, even college at taxpayer expense?

    And please save yourself the embarrassment of again citing FALSE left-leaning Lamestream reports claiming ludicrously that Obama is deporting more illegals, etc., etc.
    For UN-BIASED accurate reports, go to NON-PARTISAN NumbersUSA and to ALIPAC.
    There you will learn, among other things, that Obama unconstitutionally issued 300,000 work permits to illegal aliens, and gave de facto amnesty by ordering that deportations be STOPPED.
  • Rebel Yell tncdel 2012/05/08 18:28:36
    Rebel Yell
    tncdel, none of this is true, but you hang onto to it like a fly to sheet and post it every chance you get.........."trying to attract more job-stealing illegals here with amnesty, "free" healthcare and everything else, even college at taxpayer expense?"

    There is no free college. No amnesty. Those with crimnal histories are being deported first. All illegals are entitled by law to a deportation hearing. That hearing can be anywhere from 6-12 weeks. Where should we house those 300 with no criminal history in the meantime? You have an extra bedroom?
  • Tully tncdel 2012/05/09 02:50:31
    Tully
    Romney is no different.
    "Obama unconstitutionally issued 300,000 work permits to illegal aliens"
    Originally Bush's idea. Reagan did it too.
  • Tully tncdel 2012/05/10 17:28:12
    Tully
    Yes, the flood of ileagals must stop. Romney has no plan. Paul does. Deploy military on the border.
  • fluer 2012/05/08 15:32:02
    YES, most Americans still love America enough to uphold the Constitution rath...
    fluer
    +2
    Most independents gave Obama a chance and he blew it so they are voting for the next guy and hoping he will do better. Most of us truly wonder however if Romney is the best the Republicans have to offer is this country destined to go down the toilet. This is really a sad hold you nose vote!!!! I voted against Obama last time and will again this time, but Romney is a really poor choice to be sure.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/08 15:17:55
    NO, most Americans want a commie-socialist "Progressive" form of government [...
    Lady Whitewolf
    I saw the Stats too.... I second Linda and Jimbo.
  • WinterLynn Lady Wh... 2012/05/08 18:54:26

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