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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:24 PM

RW "WeAskAmerica" Ohio - Obama way up. More Republicans are moving toward the President.

Ohio has been ground zero for the President's campaign. Its where he is running ads non stop on Bain and Romney's outsourcing.

We Ask America (read Jenmito's thread about them here) a pollster based in IL that is " is a partisan Republican pollster and an arm of the pro-business Illinois Manufacturer's Association" is showing that Ohio is moving for the President 48 to 40.

But here is the big news:

http://weaskamerica.com/2012/07/27/oh-bama/




What pops out immediately is the high percentage of self-described Republicans who say they will vote for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney. An outlier? Perhaps. But we went back into the field last night to test it again. The results: almost identical. Hmmm. We going to keep an eye on that.

Since Independents are leaning toward Romney, if the “wayward” GOP electorate come back home to roost, this will tighten up considerably and quickly. And a rumored choice of Ohio Senator Rob Portman as Romney’s VP running mate could reverse what we’re seeing today.

Then again, maybe those GOP voters leaning toward Obama are the result of the President working Ohio like Rocky Balboa on a side of beef…breaking a few political ribs while he’s at it.

And those take a long time to heal.


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Reply RW "WeAskAmerica" Ohio - Obama way up. More Republicans are moving toward the President. (Original post)
grantcart Jul 2012 OP
grantcart Jul 2012 #1
demwing Jul 2012 #2
cliffordu Jul 2012 #3
Tarheel_Dem Jul 2012 #4
cheezmaka Jul 2012 #9
adigal Jul 2012 #5
DCBob Jul 2012 #6
Cosmocat Jul 2012 #7
grantcart Jul 2012 #8

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:27 PM

1. kick

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. K&R /nt

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. Kicketty

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:20 PM

4. This is great news!

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:43 PM

9. Definitely!!!

If Obama gets Ohio and Florida it's A WRAP...

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:41 AM

5. So indies are going Romney? I don't believe it.

Not if Repubs are going Obama. One of those must be wrong.

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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 08:06 AM

6. Weird... why would OH Republicans start going to Obama and Independents lean to Romney??

doesnt really make sense.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 08:34 AM

7. yeah

that sticks out like a sore thumb ...

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Response to DCBob (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:25 AM

8. of course it makes sense

First it is still a relatively small number.

Second Ohio is ground zero in the outsourcing wars and it is here that ads on Bain and Swiss bank accounts are going to have there strongest resonance.

Beyond that lies the question why would WeAskAmerica release a poll that appears to hurt there guy.

According to Jenimitos' article WeAskAmerica is a supported by a regional manufacturer's association.

If you were a small manufacturer under seige you c are a lot less about marginal tax rates than who is going to help you compete, the guy that helped Detroit get back on its feet or the guy that wants to take apart government.

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