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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:39 PM

Romney's Bounce from Convention Looks Short-Lived: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Source: Reuters

Romney's bounce from convention looks short-lived: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Alina Selyukh
Sat Sep 1, 2012 4:22pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A modest bump in popularity for U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney from this week's Republican Party convention looks to be short-lived, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Democratic President Barack Obama regained a narrow lead on Saturday by 44 percent to 43 percent over his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Romney, in the latest daily installment of the four-day rolling poll.

Romney was ahead by one point in Friday's online poll and two points in Thursday's survey as his campaign came under a blaze of media attention at the convention in Tampa, Florida.

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The convention was also overshadowed by Hurricane Isaac, which caused the cancellation of Monday's events, as well as a bizarre performance right before Romney's speech of Hollywood star Clint Eastwood, who addressed an imaginary Obama in an empty chair.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE87U1CJ20120901?irpc=932



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Reply Romney's Bounce from Convention Looks Short-Lived: Reuters/Ipsos Poll (Original post)
Hissyspit Sep 2012 OP
Drunken Irishman Sep 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #2
gcomeau Sep 2012 #3
goclark Sep 2012 #6
Drunken Irishman Sep 2012 #4
Wellstone ruled Sep 2012 #5
heaven05 Sep 2012 #9
Ken Burch Sep 2012 #16
heaven05 Sep 2012 #19
Lucky Luciano Sep 2012 #11
matt819 Sep 2012 #7
SoapBox Sep 2012 #8
heaven05 Sep 2012 #10
Brother Buzz Sep 2012 #12
SoapBox Sep 2012 #14
Jack Rabbit Sep 2012 #13
jmowreader Sep 2012 #15
Amonester Sep 2012 #17
RoccoR5955 Sep 2012 #18
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2012 #20
tclambert Sep 2012 #21
calimary Sep 2012 #23
tclambert Sep 2012 #22
UrbScotty Sep 2012 #24
aint_no_life_nowhere Sep 2012 #25

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. LOLz

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. I discount any poll that is withing the MOE, the way this one is.

It's not significant.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:46 PM

3. In this case...

...it not being significant IS significant. He needed to show some statistically significant improvement in poling numbers as a result of the convention. Not looking very good for him on that front.

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Response to gcomeau (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 05:18 PM

6. I'm with you!

I thought it would be higher than that....all those lies were not believed by enough people to impress.
Keep it coming Demoocrats!!!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:47 PM

4. It's a bad poll and all I have to do is look at the results...

13% undecided/other? No way, Jose!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:48 PM

5. Reuters is a Moonie owned company.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 06:16 PM

9. i was a moonie

second coming, he ain't. owns news now? same type of scamp as murdock. can't be trusted.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 08:07 PM

16. You were? How did you get out?

I'd always heard that people in that group had to be involuntarily deprogrammed. Doesn't sound like it was that way with you.

I'd be interested in hearing your story(pm me if that's more comfortable for you).

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 09:06 AM

19. nothing to hide

I had to take a van to moonie base in a woodsie part of Massachusetts to get fixed. While there I was hanging out vibing on Moon, his teachings and walking in those woods. I came upon a woman in those woods. She saw me and started screaming at me in the most incomprehensible manner. Her eyes were full of anger, rage and yes I fear, insanity. Honestly, fearfully, I took off back to the house. I tried to tell people about it and they just passed it off as normal for her and her moonie belief. I was really troubled by this experience. This person acted as if possessed? All the way back to Boston I was troubled. I told people in our group about it and they poohpahed it. I left and never went back. They came around a couple of times, I didn't even answer the door. There was no peace there in those woods. Shook me to my core. Deprogrammed by fear. I did not want to end up that way.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 06:22 PM

11. Reuters is owned by a Canadian family worth $20B. nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 05:21 PM

7. And other polls show no bounce at all (nt)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 06:05 PM

8. Just as long as Mittens gets no bounce.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 06:17 PM

10. I wish

someone would bounce his ass outta this bar!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 06:57 PM

12. Romney will get a bounce when his free-falling elevator finally crashes into the basement

A dead cat bounce.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 07:23 PM

14. LOL

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 07:22 PM

13. If I were a Republican, I'd have an awful sinking feeling right now.

Worse would be if I actually believed all that nonsense the Republicans say about Obama. I'd be having a terrible anxiety attack right now.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 07:57 PM

15. Romney didn't really get a bounce from his convention

The normal bounce at a convention is six to seven points for at least a week; Romney managed MAYBE three...and it only lasted a day or so.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 10:34 PM

17. Maybe he'll get a 'permanent' bounce when he will release his 1999-2010 tax sheets...

That is, if there is NO tax 'cheats' somewhere in them...

(And we all suspect that's why he hides them.)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 12:46 AM

18. Looks like a dead cat bounce. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:36 PM

20. Eastwood bit best description of Romeny/Ryan Campaign -Tired, Old, Imaginary, & Empty.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 08:13 PM

21. That empty chair represented the Republican Party platform.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 08:30 PM

23. True that.

Tired, Old, Imaginary, and Empty.

Very good, SleeplessinSoCal!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 08:24 PM

22. Nate Silver shows Obama's probability of winning increasing since last time I looked.

Nate Silver now gives Obama a 73.1% chance of winning, with a likely electoral college vote of 305.5 to 232.5. http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 09:35 PM

24. Well behind McCain's 10-point lead after the 2008 RNC!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 05:03 PM

25. Turds don't bounce

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