Race even, but Obama holds slight edge in key states: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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ahms wrote:

If you need a book and an invisible person in the sky to define your moral values for you, then I question the true core of your character.

Nov 02, 2012 2:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bigfoog9p6 wrote:

The best part of Nov 7, and onwards, will be no longer having to see Romney’s spoiled, rich, pretty-boy face on google news every day.

Nov 02, 2012 2:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

Race even?
Let’s hold all of the “experts” to that, after Obama wins by over 10% of the popular votes, and over 90 electoral votes.
America is eaten up with Romnesia, will forget the polls were wrong, then next election we will go through the whole joke poll issue again.
If polls were candy, nuts would have a Merry Christmas.

Nov 02, 2012 2:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AngryIrish wrote:

Hey Joe. You seem a christian man despite your clearly un-christ like words. SO here’s one you should repeat over and over. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Yeah i thought so.

Nov 02, 2012 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nolimits3333 wrote:

George W. Bush inherited a strong economy, a budget surplus, and a nation at peace.

Eight years later, he left Obama with a shattered economy, a trillion dollar deficit, and two useless wars.

Obama saved the country from another Great Depression, rebuilt GM, reformed healthcare, reformed Wall Street, doubled the stock market, created 12 straight quarters of GDP growth, created 32 straight months of private sector job growth, got Bin Laden, got Gaddafi, and got us out of Iraq.

And now with the automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2012, Obama has solved the deficit problem as well.

Obama has done a very good job.

Nov 02, 2012 3:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wasklywabbit wrote:

Joe, you’ve been able to ascertain what is “moral” for all of us? YOU have some sort of divine connection that lets you in on the secret that eludes many of us? It’s bible-thumpers like you that are going to have a disastrous effect on the GOP this coming Tuesday. This is about running a very powerful government, NOT who is most God-like. The sooner you get a grip on the fact that government and churches are not the same thing in America the sooner you’ll start to understand what is about to happen on election day.

Nov 02, 2012 3:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sourcaustic wrote:

Nice try Reuters, but you miss. The cat’s been out of the bag on this one for a couple of days now. The race is nowhere near close. Sam Wang (election.princeton.edu) and Nate Silver (538 nytimes) are respectively putting Obama’s chances of winning at 97% and 81%. These guys are alpha quants in the polling game and the accuracy of their system in past elections have put the rest to shame. National polls? Forget it, Obama will lead there too. Nate Silver puts at 5.2% the chances that the winner of the electoral college will lose the national votes. This thing is over and done. Obama wins!

Nov 02, 2012 3:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
adeuxian wrote:

“The best part of Nov 7, and onwards, will be no longer having to see Romney’s spoiled, rich, pretty-boy face on google news every day.”

Still better than looking at bony Barry’s scrawny silhouette!

Nov 02, 2012 3:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

Just one question. What are YOUR credentials and actual accomplishments? No where near Romney’s I bet. obama is no where near Romney either. So what did that ohther lib up there say about throwing stones? If you libs should keep this country next tuesday you can mark this….the money is leaving the country. Bet on it! After Lybia you probably will not have military either.


Nov 02, 2012 3:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BioStudies wrote:

Since these polls have a % error of roughly 3-4% then the polls show an even race.

Now lets talk about sampling. Most polls are done with the idea that the dems are going to come out in record numbers, like they did in 08. The fact of the matter is nothing can be less true.

Also if you look at the independent voters in swing states, they overwhelmingly favor Romney.

@AmericanGuy I wish I could be next to you when the results come in. I bet you will be screaming “COVER-UP! VOTER FRAUD! RACISM!” and a bunch of other stuff. lol

Nov 02, 2012 3:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TracieR wrote:

@joe10082…When Romney endorsed “Mythomania” – the compulsion to embroider the truth, engage in exaggeration, or tell lies, he told the nation he was the second place candidate of choice. A President should be a Godly, moral, and ethical person. He must have these qualities to make the wise decisions he must make for all Americans. By his own words he has disqualified himself from consideration for ANY term.

Nov 02, 2012 3:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wasklywabbit wrote:

hehe totherepublic, you actually want people to go to a Fox News video for information? That’s like going to Baghdad Bob for accurate information. It would be laughable if there weren’t so many low-information voters lapping up the Fox KoolAid.

Nov 02, 2012 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

Actually I could give a d— what you do. If you do not want to know about the message an ex marine congressman sent to obama about the Lybia murders and cover-up don’t watch it. Live in ignorance. As I said, I don’t give d—. The fact that I am here should indicate I search all the sites..lib and conserv. Keep on laughing idiot.

Nov 02, 2012 4:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ArsenalWilson wrote:


So you’re all riled up over the Libya situation (though you can’t spell it).

Somehow you’ve overlooking the two ridiculous wars where thousands are dying, and to what end? Extremism is up in the region thanks to us and we continue to waste billions of dollars. Even Faux News will attest to that.

It’s amazing the ignorant and short-sighted comments people make behind the digital mask of anonymity…

Nov 02, 2012 4:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

I regret fighting for yours.

Nov 02, 2012 4:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LynCe wrote:

Waking up to the realities of the 21st century helps, not hinders, political candidates. We need one, out of the many, who represents and does what’s best for us all.

Nov 02, 2012 4:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ArsenalWilson wrote:


You’re obviously a military man… how can someone support the troops more than bringing them home? In spite of your narrow-mindedness, you HAVE to realize our military involvement in the middle east has done absolutely no good.

Dusty encampments in the desert, or family, friends, respect, and subsidized education. The choice seems pretty obvious to me.

Nov 02, 2012 4:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Carmi wrote:

joe10082: What a load of bovine excrement.

Nov 02, 2012 5:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Carmi wrote:

joe10082: What a load of bovine excrement.

Nov 02, 2012 5:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

I actually think it’s pretty obvious that totherepublic is NOT a military man, as no military person I know would ever write “I regret fighting for yours.” My guess is if he did join the military, he probably did so for all the wrong reasons, and has likely been thrown out.

Nov 02, 2012 5:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

Everyone says fox news is wrong about libya because no other news agencies are reporting it? Anybody remember Watergate? That story was broken by one news agency and it took a long time for the others to catch on.

Nov 02, 2012 5:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@no limits
Obama gave gm billions of tax payers money. Then gm went bankrupt. Currently 7 out of 10 gm vehicles are made overseas.

Gdp growth has shrunk the last 2 years
Unemployment was 7.8% when Obama took office, now its 7.9%

The navy seals got bin laden not Obama. The libyan rebels got gaddafi, and Obama wanted to keep troops beyond bushs timeline for withdrawal.

The bush tax cuts? The same ones Obama has been extending?

Obama promised to cut the deficit in half bug instead he added 6 trillion dollars to it.

Nov 02, 2012 6:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Romney is slipping because he was not all that strong of a candidate to begin with. “Mitt-Mentum” was largely cooked up on Fox News.

Nov 02, 2012 7:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Progression wrote:

“None of the polls indicates a clear lead for Obama because each falls within the survey’s credibility interval, a tool used to account for statistical variation in Internet-based polls.”

Well thanks for nothing.

Nov 02, 2012 8:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Progression wrote:


Bush inherited a mild recession from Clinton. Remember the dot.com bubble bust? The budget was balanced through some accounting tricks, but it was healthy either way. Bush however did ruin the budget and created huge government agencies, and saddled us with a huge debt as a response to 9-11. What has Obama done that was any different?

Nov 02, 2012 8:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Progression wrote:

Romney will win if he gets Ohio, Pennyslvania, Colorado, Florida, and Virginia. If he loses Florida, he loses the election.

Nov 02, 2012 9:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pbgd wrote:

Much depends on the turnout — which is why they tell people how close the vote is.

Nov 02, 2012 10:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Vis_Viva wrote:

They might as well have just written, “Mitt Romney will win the election if Barack Obama suddenly decides to move to Sweden and raise puffins.” Because that’s about all the shot he has.

Nov 03, 2012 4:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

checkthefacts wrote:
“Currently 7 out of 10 gm vehicles are made overseas.”

That is because they bought a whole load of overseas manufacturers….

Do you know what “multinational corporation” means?

Nov 03, 2012 9:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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