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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:27 PM

GALLUP: Obama Bouncing Back Already To 5-Point Lead

Source: Business Insider

President Barack Obama moved back to a 5-point lead over Mitt Romney, halting the Republican nominee's post-debate momentum. Obama now leads Romney 50 percent to 45 percent in Gallup's daily tracking poll.

Romney had seen a big three-day post-debate move in the Gallup daily tracking poll, but today's results signal that his debate bump is beginning to level off.

Earlier on Monday, Gallup released results of three days of post-debate, which showed that Romney had tied up the race with Obama in those three days of interviews. It also found that Romney was the biggest winner in the history of the presidential debates.

Obama's approval rating which has swung wildly in recent weeks also ticked up to 51 percent, above the "safe" 50-percent threshold for an incumbent's re-election.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-vs-romney-gallup-poll-oct-8-results-2012-10#ixzz28jOYu1KN

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kpete Oct 2012 OP
Doodler71 Oct 2012 #1
Cha Oct 2012 #6
cilla4progress Oct 2012 #34
Enrique Oct 2012 #2
rock Oct 2012 #3
olddad56 Oct 2012 #11
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 #12
JCMach1 Oct 2012 #4
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #5
Cha Oct 2012 #8
Glimmer of Hope Oct 2012 #13
Tarheel_Dem Oct 2012 #10
AAO Oct 2012 #19
cheriemedium59 Oct 2012 #32
4lbs Oct 2012 #38
Autumn Oct 2012 #7
Tarheel_Dem Oct 2012 #9
still_one Oct 2012 #14
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #16
still_one Oct 2012 #24
Jack Rabbit Oct 2012 #15
wishlist Oct 2012 #17
Liberalynn Oct 2012 #18
Up2Late Oct 2012 #22
OKNancy Oct 2012 #23
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2012 #20
davidpdx Oct 2012 #21
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #25
golfguru Oct 2012 #26
Sparkly Oct 2012 #27
mike3121 Oct 2012 #28
TomCADem Oct 2012 #29
Jennicut Oct 2012 #31
dawn frenzy adams Oct 2012 #30
PSPS Oct 2012 #35
Surya Gayatri Oct 2012 #39
aquart Oct 2012 #33
Socal31 Oct 2012 #36
FreedomForAll2012 Oct 2012 #37
Surya Gayatri Oct 2012 #40

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:31 PM

1. We have to keep the momentum

Don't think negatively, volunteer, be enthusiastic... it's contagious.

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Response to Doodler71 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:43 PM

6. Sage Advice, Doodler..thanks!

Oooops! had a "k" instead of a "d" in Doodler

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Response to Doodler71 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:05 AM

34. Door belling this weekend- 1st time

can't wait!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:36 PM

2. so Mitt won't be president

he can have Debate Winner as a consolation prize.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:40 PM

3. Yep, he's an excellent high school debater

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Response to rock (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:04 PM

11. He was de master bater.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:08 PM

12. Is that called the "Mondale Award" or the "Kerry Award"? I recall that President Kerry kicked-ass

in the debates, and I understand that President Fritz "Landslide" Mondale also won the debates quite handily.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:42 PM

4. People have begun digesting all of the lies...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:42 PM

5. B b b but, ah, wh, wh what about that awful, horrid, terrible, DEBATE performance???? (READ & LEARN)

Don't you get it folks? ENOUGH OF THE HANDWRINGING AND BED-WETTING ABOUT THAT FUCKING DEBATE. The debates DO NOT DETERMINE THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION. They are but ONE factor. Yes, Obama was tired and played a stand above the fray game that gave him a poor rating on PERFORMANCE, but not necessarily entirely on SUBSTANCE and, if they did a poll on who has had the better RESPONSE AND FOLLOW UP TO THE DEBATE, it is TeamObama HANDS DOWN. They are CLOBBERING the MittTwit on his LIES, FLIPS, AND WAR ON BIGBIRD.

So handwringers and skyfallers, just take a chill pill. TeamObama is in control of this situation, and we get to watch Biden go after Eddie Munster in a few days.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:44 PM

8. I'm in love with your post, RBMaine!

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:10 PM

13. Me too!!

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:50 PM

10. +1. I've taken to placing the "bad poll" posters on Ignore until after the election.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:46 PM

19. "we get to watch Biden go after Eddie Munster in a few days"

 

I would not miss that for my own funeral. Should be a hoot. Biden knows more about the "Ryan budget" that the Liar does himself. I'm really wondering if Liar can stand up to the pressure of the moment.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:35 PM

32. Thank you for restoring my sanity and for erasing my depression over the stupid Pew poll.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:37 AM

38. If debate performance determined who won an election, then Dubya would not have been elected twice.

Actually, he was selected, but we already knew that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:44 PM

7. The media lies.

No way in hell does Obama have just a 5 point lead. It has to be more than double that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:48 PM

9. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:15 PM

14. I hope so because PEW has the opposite results. Either way we cannot become complacent and assume

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Response to still_one (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:38 PM

16. Some of the polls like PEW's don't include all of the jobs report bounce and Mitt's other fades.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:18 PM

24. Good

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:34 PM

15. I figured Romney would get a one-day bounce

It's the amount of time it takes for the fact checker's findings to get into the news cycle.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:38 PM

17. ABC News tonight totally ignored this poll, saying Romney leads now

ABC news made a big deal of the Pew poll where Romney leads by 4 pts without mentioning the Gallup poll where Obama is still ahead!

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Response to wishlist (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:40 PM

18. As Bill Press said a few weeks ago

"ABC is in the tank for Romney"

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Response to wishlist (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:58 PM

22. See, you don't "get it." To change a narrative they wrote earlier in the day would require EFFORT...

And effort has been in very short supply at the "news" networks for years now.

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Response to wishlist (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:59 PM

23. Saw that and switched to NBC. They reported both

but emphasized "tightening".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:53 PM

20. They realize that they cannot expect Romney to implode. They expect more of last week's model.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:58 PM

21. Oh crap I'm glad I read this

When I saw it online I must have been tired because I obviously read it wrong. What a relief!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:54 PM

25. The way these often work is "Did he do well"? -- Yes or No.

Then they take all the Democrats who were disappointed in Obama and imply that they will vote for Romney.

It's like when Bush gave a speech after 9/11 and they asked if he did well and since he didn't come out falling down drunk the media trumpeted that he had a 95% approval rating.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:02 PM

26. This excerpt explains it...



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:17 PM

27. Yet Chris Cillizza gives WaPo a list of truthiness based on a Pew poll.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/08/8-takeaways-from-the-new-pew-poll/?hpid=z2

Didn't think it merited its own thread, but it's a good contrast here.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:04 PM

28. My thoughts

Why does President Obama even need to participate in any more debates? He should say HELL NO! There's a whole circus atmosphere over Mittkins "Wow, fantastic, glorious, perfect, wonderful" supposed debating superiority over the best president the US has ever had.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:40 PM

29. Is this bounce before of after the other Gallup Poll post?

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #29)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:29 PM

31. The Pew poll is Thursday through Sunday but only over a hundred of more then a

thousand participants of the poll were done on Sunday. Gallup is a 7 day tracker and Romney polled well for 3 days but Obama must have had a really good day today. Gallup goes to LV model tomorrow so Romney may gain in that poll.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:58 PM

30. Rachel Maddow just said Romney gaining in all of the polls.

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If we sit idly by and let the Republicans steal another election , we will deserve the horrible wrath that's coming. With the recent debate, the Mainstream Media did for the Republican Party exactly what its been doing for them for over 20 years. That is, resurrect its rotten, dying corpse, back to life. They did it in 2000 & 2004 when they ignored the will of the people and made George Bush president of the United States. They were complicit in every evil deed he committed against this country, and, the people of the Middle East. They cheered him on as he completely obliterated the economy.

When the people finally drove the Republicans out in 2008, the Mainstream Media brought all of the Republican vipers right back into the public square. They allow them to do what they would never allow a Democrat to do to a Republican administration. This of course was to critique every move of the newly elected president. It was Mainstream Media along with the Koch Brother's that created the Tea-party. From August 2010, to a few days before the November midterm 2010 election, the ugly portrayals of Obama, and the boisterous Town Hall meetings were looped endlessly on television. They told you that the Republicans were going to win and you Liberals were going to stay at home. They even brought a few Liberals on to remind you that Obama had disappointed you. Therefore, you should teach him a lesson and not vote. For Progressives to be so smart, they sure do get played by the Republicans.

Now look what the Mainstream Media is up to . They felt the need to rescue Romney's dignity from the 47% remark. After all, he is white. So they decided that he was going to be the winner of the debate. Never mind the man was acting like a rude bully. If Obama had exhibited that kind of behavior, they would have called him a thug or a gangster.

I'm telling you folks, we'd better let the media know we won't stand for it.

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Response to dawn frenzy adams (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:55 AM

35. WOW! What a FABULOUS post from a NEW DU MEMBER!

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Response to dawn frenzy adams (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:27 AM

39. What you said, dawn! Inspiring words from a

new DUer. Keep this kind of talk coming--obviously, we need wisdom like yours at this critical time.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:54 PM

33. Duh.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:09 AM

36. This is why I did not get caught up in the "The Sky is Falling" conversations after the debate.

I hate jinxing things but this election is in the bag. People have already forgotten about that smug smirk and loan of BS that came out of that buffoons mouth.

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Response to FreedomForAll2012 (Reply #37)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:31 AM

40. If it's in fact "misleading", why mislead us with it? Huum?

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