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3 years ago  ::  May 05, 2012 - 11:31AM #1
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     White House 2012: General Election        
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Gallup Daily tracking poll. Based on a 5-day rolling average. N=approx. 2,200 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

"Suppose the presidential election were held today. If Barack Obama were the Democratic Party's candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney were the Republican Party's candidate, who would you vote for: Barack Obama, the Democrat, or Mitt Romney, the Republican?" If unsure: "As of today, do you lean more toward Obama, the Democrat, or Romney, the Republican?" Options rotated

            Obama     Romney                  
              45%         45%                  
(As of 4/29 - 5/3/12)

How many voters will decide by flipping a coin?

How many will decide it doesn't really matter and stay home?

That would be me, among others.
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3 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 11:26AM #2
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The presidential election is not all that critical, IMO.  The most important thing is the congressional outcomes.  If the Senate and the House remain in their respective party's control, we can expect four more years of the same partisan do-nothing congress we've had, regardless of who is elected president.  On the other hand, if the party who wins the White House also takes the whole congress, look out!

“Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.” Robert F. Kennedy, 1968
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