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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:43 PM

It looks like Romney might take Arkansas since he is up 27



http://www.uark.edu/depts/plscinfo/partners/arkpoll/12/2012_Arkansas_Poll_Summary_Report.pdf

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Reply It looks like Romney might take Arkansas since he is up 27 (Original post)
TexasCPA Oct 2012 OP
hamsterjill Oct 2012 #1
LisaL Oct 2012 #3
BlueCaliDem Oct 2012 #2
leftofcool Oct 2012 #4
Cannikin Oct 2012 #13
dmallind Oct 2012 #15
Cannikin Oct 2012 #17
JustAnotherGen Oct 2012 #5
boingboinh Oct 2012 #6
srichardson Oct 2012 #7
BlueDemKev Oct 2012 #9
dsc Oct 2012 #20
BlueDemKev Oct 2012 #8
BigDemVoter Oct 2012 #10
Anita Win Oct 2012 #11
DFW Oct 2012 #12
BlueDemKev Oct 2012 #16
pstokely Oct 2012 #28
Cannikin Oct 2012 #14
tarheelsunc Oct 2012 #18
creon Oct 2012 #19
KevTucky Oct 2012 #21
LiberalFighter Oct 2012 #22
Anita Win Oct 2012 #24
Anita Win Oct 2012 #23
DemKittyNC Oct 2012 #25
Anita Win Oct 2012 #26
Anita Win Oct 2012 #27
DemKittyNC Oct 2012 #31
krawhitham Oct 2012 #29
fujiyama Oct 2012 #30
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mim89 Oct 2012 #32

Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:46 PM

1. Heck yeah. All of the Duggars have just voted!

LOL

Sorry....couldn't resist.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:47 PM

3. Good one.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:46 PM

2. Oh wow, really? I mean, gosh darn it! Arkansas is going Republican . . . again?

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. Does Arkansas fly the Confederate flag? Enough said.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:06 PM

13. Are you sure that's enough?

Maybe there's a few of us you managed to not offend.

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Response to Cannikin (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:11 PM

15. I suspect the 58-69% of Arkansans are the big reason for that opinion

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Response to dmallind (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:56 PM

17. What opinion?

That we all fly the confederate flag? Remember that Daily Show segment during the convention when the so-called open minded people were actively stereotyping people while talking about how inclusive they are?

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:49 PM

5. n/s

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:55 PM

6. GOTV, we're almost there!

 

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:34 PM

7. Wow, wonder if he'll win Oklahoma too?

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Response to srichardson (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:38 PM

9. What about North Dakota?

I hear Obama's within 20 points there. I mean those 3 electoral votes are so precious...

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:12 PM

20. the senate race there could be for control of the Senate

so I wouldn't laugh about a 20 point deficit, Heidi can't overcome that.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:38 PM

8. Oh wow, well I guess we'd better throw in the towel...

...NOT. The reason the southern states vote Republican can be summed up in 3 words: Lack of Education.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

10. GAG

I just moved here from San Francisco where I did not know one single Republican. I work in a hospital here, and 90% of the RN's are REPUBLICAN! They're anti-union, anti-Obama-care, anti-everything. AND. . . . They are employed in a "right-to-work" (=right to be fired) state with NO guarantees on safe patient to nurse ratios or any other reasonable protections.

It's really shocking, as I'm STILL not accustomed to dealing with any nurse who would overlook what's good for her patients for whatever imaginary selfish reason she may have.

Unbelievable.

Oh, and did I say it's a shit hole here?

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:16 PM

11. Ouch!

Not all of us are Duggers. I'm proud to be voting for President Obama in Arkansas.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:19 PM

12. He'll probably take South Carolina and Mississippi, too

I kinda think that's factored in. There might be a reason Obama hasn't campaigned in Myrtle Beach, Jackson or Fayetteville recently.

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Response to DFW (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:11 PM

16. What about Kosciusko, Mississippi?

Of the 18 people who live there, I believe at least two are registered Democrats?

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Response to DFW (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:42 PM

28. He's only ahead in SC and TN by single digits

He should be ahead by double digits in those states

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:08 PM

14. I'll still be casting my vote for the President.

And anyone else with a D by their name on election day. The polling won't keep me home.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:01 PM

18. Bill Clinton does not approve.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:06 PM

19. nearly all the South

Except for a few states, is safe GOP.

It is very diffucult for the Democratic Party to win in those states -- except for a few.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:12 PM

21. There is a reason the south is red, and the educated part of the country is blue.

As the name implies I live in Ky. Lexington is a progressive area thanks to the univerity here, as well as several top knotch liberal arts colleges in the immediate area. It is blue here until you get away from the city, same for Louisville.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:20 PM

22. Are they letting hogs vote again?

They probably let all of the footballs vote too since they are made of pigskin.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:08 PM

24. Now you are getting personal.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:46 PM

23. Please stop bashing my State. Geez you are sounding like Repug bullies.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:31 PM

25. Southern States are turning

...slowly. The GOP party is fading. Just look at Texas for example. I truly believe probably not this Election year but next it could have a very good chance of going Blue it is right on the line and other Red States will follow. North Carolina as well went Blue last EY (Election Year) and have no doubts it will turn Blue this November. Each EY the GOP looks more and more foolish and their fan base is dying off or else coming to their sense and turning Blue and they are losing huge amounts of credibility (if they even ever had any to begin with that is.) They have no 'rock star politicians' like we have. Only the same old rhetoric trickle down theory that has been dis-proven over and over. They are deeply a shamed of their political ilk from the past and have to hide them away in their deep dark closets for fear that people might see they are cut from the exact same cloth as they are. More minorities are becoming the majorities and the Repuglican party offers them nothing to their advantage and will not in the future. Repuglicans are always stuck in the past with their tired, same old ideas that get slapped down over and over. Times are changing and I do not honestly think or feel the GOP party can survive.

Arkansas might take a little time but they are a great State and when their time comes it will be with a vengeance and we will welcome them with open arms and lots of love.

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Response to DemKittyNC (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:11 PM

26. Arkansas does have a very popular and successful Democratic governor. :-)

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Response to DemKittyNC (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:39 PM

27. You do have me and many others.

You've made very good points that I needed to hear. I don't see this going beyond my generation. No one is putting up Romney signs in my Republican area which tells me something but still won't vote for Obama. Maybe they will stay home on election day. .

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Response to Anita Win (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:15 PM

31. Thanks :)

And welcome to DU!

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:49 PM

29. BS Poll

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:02 AM

30. Let's face it

In many of these states, Obama may have an even LOWER % of the white vote than he got in '08.

Check out the the swing between '04 and '08 (the colors are switched):

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=2008&def=swg&datatype=national&f=0&off=0&elect=0

and the trend:

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=2008&def=tnd&datatype=national&f=0&off=0&elect=0

Focus on the dark blue states. Those were the states McCain actually improved upon Bush. Yep. McCain actually did better than Bush in a few states. These are AR, LA, WV, OK, and TN. It's especially notable that AR is the sole dark blue state in the swing category. In '08, many probably attributed this to post primary bitterness, but I think the racial divide in much of Appalachia is as bad as it looked during the primaries (I remember some very blatant and nasty racism all the way back in the '08 primaries especially in states like WV). The deep south numbers among whites aren't much better, but of course there are many more blacks in LA, MS, and AL than the other Appalachian states, so the swing wasn't negative for Obama relative to Kerry's performance.

This is possibly also why we're seeing the numbers we are in Gallup's cross tabs. The margin in the south and border states is likely bringing his popular vote down considerably. It doesn't really matter though. Obama has a very realistic path to get to 270 without a single southern state this time (including NC, VA, or FL). Likewise, it is possible he could lose the popular vote...

Yet still remain president.

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Response to TexasCPA (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:18 PM

32. .

Don't worry, It'll be Blue for Clinton in 2016

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