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Obama says he has lead, as poll shows Romney ahead and gaining among women
Quote:A day after an interview aired in which President Obama declared he still has the lead, another national poll showed Mitt Romney slightly ahead while erasing Obama's advantage among women.

The Associated Press-GfK poll showed Romney pulling 47 percent of likely voters to Obama's 45 percent -- a split within the margin of error, but which certainly challenges the president's claim of having the edge.

Even in the battleground states, which decide the election, polls now reflect a series of tossups.

The president had claimed the advantage over Romney during an interview with NBC News. Asked about the polls showing a virtually tied race, Obama appeared to challenge the premise.

"Well, actually, I think that, you know, we always knew this was going to be a close race from the start. And what we have right now is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign," Obama said.

"And we are going to just continue to drive home the message that there are two fundamentally different choices in this election about where we take the country."

Polls show Obama is ahead in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. But Romney has long since taken the lead in Florida, North Carolina and elsewhere. And nationally, the Republican nominee typically has a very slight edge.

The Associated Press-GfK survey was no different.

But significantly, the poll showed each candidate's gender advantage shrinking. The poll showed Romney erasing the president's 16-point lead among women, pulling to a 47-47 percent tie. Also, Romney's 13-point advantage among men had shrunk to 5 points in the poll.

The erosion of Obama's support among women, though, was more dramatic. And this week, the president was making a fresh attempt to appeal to that base -- trying to link Romney to comments made by a Republican Senate candidate in Indiana about rape. Richard Mourdock said during a debate that pregnancy resulting from rape can be "something God intended."

Romney has since distanced himself from the remark, with the campaign reiterating that Romney -- while pro-life -- condones abortion in cases of rape and incest. But the Obama campaign has nevertheless tried to link Romney to Mourdock, noting that the Republican nominee has not dropped his support for the Senate candidate and appeared in a new ad on his behalf.

The Obama campaign put out a web video Thursday morning tying Mourdock's position on abortion to Republican running mate Paul Ryan's. The ad reads: "Mitt Romney's 'solution' to extremism against women?

Promote the extremists." It shows a split picture of Ryan and Mourdock.
The president also told late night host Jay Leno on Wednesday that, "I don't know how these guys come up with these ideas. Let me make a very simple proposition. Rape is rape."

The comments and video pick up the "war on women" claims that Democrats have been making about Republicans for months.

However, Romney has made an effort to show his moderate side and direct his economic pitch to a female audience -- and the latest poll suggests it was having an effect.

A month ago, women favored Obama over Romney on the economy 56 percent to 40 percent. Now, the split has shifted to 49 percent for Romney and 45 percent for Obama.

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It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
Well, he did get one thing right. This election is going to determine the direction of the country over the next four years. I just hope n pray that the direction is positively (in both senses of the word) different from the last four years. Angry
I think everyone realizes that it's over for Obama.
Valorius;30101 Wrote:I think everyone realizes that it's over for Obama.

Don't be too sure. I think we're about to see election tampering, intimidation, and fraud complaints that will make the 2000 Florida fiasco look tame.
He's might win by double digits.

This election is not close.
Valorius;30112 Wrote:He's might win by double digits.

This election is not close.

You might be right, but only assuming a big Republican turnout and a weak Democratic turnout. Romney needs to win Ohio or it's very tough for him. He has never been in the lead in Ohio. We could easily see a Romney popular vote win and an Obama Electoral college win. We could see Ohio too close to call and weeks of counting provisional ballots and legal challenges.

I do tend to think you're right and Romney is going to cruise to a win, but I don't have the same confidence level that you do. Obama is still a 62-37 favorite on intrade. I don't think Intrade has a great track record predicting presidential races, but that's still a big number.
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Romney has a huge lead in Ohio. Wait and see on election day. 3 extremely reliable sources show this as a big romney win.

Gallup has never ever been wrong when one candidate had over 50% in their poll this late in the race. And is 17-3 overall.

Rasmussen has been right 4 elections in a row and shows Romney +4

And the computer program that predicts all the elections and has never been wrong predicts Romney in a landslide.

They're not all wrong.
bottom line is women don't like liars and the debates showed them what obuma really is.
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
thebearpack;30107 Wrote:
Valorius;30101 Wrote:I think everyone realizes that it's over for Obama.

Don't be too sure. I think we're about to see election tampering, intimidation, and fraud complaints that will make the 2000 Florida fiasco look tame.

I couldn't agree more.

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JustinHEMI;30235 Wrote:I couldn't agree more.

I'm sure there's shenanigans on both sides but that has to be one of the most ridiculous leftist sites I've ever seen. The only thing missing was a photoshopped pic of George W. clubbing baby seals.

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