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Who will win?

A few weeks out from the election, I am curious who you all think will win?

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I think Obama will get a 2nd term. That's just based off my personal thoughts and what I see in my social circle though Wink

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University of Colorado has correctly predicted every winner since 1980, and they predict Romney will win. I agree with them.

University of Colorado analysis of election factors points to Romney win | e! Science News

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Obama.

Not bothering to post any polls. Think it's too close for anyone to predict right now.

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I think Obama will win. It's going to be close in a few states; I'll be surprised if we have an answer on Election Night. But I have hope that enough people are going to say, "Obama might not be perfect, but we don't want a bigoted liar who thinks his religious views belong in our bedrooms to become our president."

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I'm nervous about it to be sure. The latest polls that I have read seem to be pointing towards Romney. I'm certainly hoping that's not the case, but I think it's going to be a close one, and I definitely don't think that Obama has it in the bag. We could lose this thing. That would be....unfortunate. I see Romney as basically Bush II and I think that under Romney we won't even have a chance of moving away from the failed (failed for most of us any way, huge success for the super rich) policies of trickle down economics. But, I accept and believe in the democratic process, so if people vote for Romney then so be it. I hope that if he does win, I'm wrong and that he is successful in bringing prosperity to the country (all of the country, not just the really rich people.)

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Obama.

People aren't stupid. If Romney wins it's going to be a hell of alot of "big brother" getting involved in things they shouldn't be, IMO.

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"Binders full of women." This stuff just doesn't get any better. I hope and pray for the sake of every American that this moron doesn't get in.

You can tell me to mind my own business, but our economies are intertwined. See, our Prime Ministers have historically been like this with the US President, except our PM jumps around more than Chester:

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I have never felt so uneasy about any candidate until Romney and Ryan came along. You guys remember the snake character from The Jungle Book? I think of that snake every time I think of Romney and Ryan. McCain, Bush, and even Palin have never given me that feeling. If Romney wins, I will seriously be afraid and seriously consider moving out of the country.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

I have never felt so uneasy about any candidate until Romney and Ryan came along. You guys remember the snake character from The Jungle Book? I think of that snake every time I think of Romney and Ryan. McCain, Bush, and even Palin have never given me that feeling. If Romney wins, I will seriously be afraid and seriously consider moving out of the country.

I don't blame you. If he wins I see women's rights in the US being set back at least 30 or 40 years. Probably more if he had his way, but you know, I'm sure passing the "Barefoot & Pregnant" bill won't come until his second term. Wink

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Romney wins in our house
Obama wins in our State
Obama wins the election... I hope not but think people are not smart enough to ever vote republican.

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"Rivergallery" wrote:

Romney wins in our house
Obama wins in our State
Obama wins the election... I hope not but think people are not smart enough to ever vote republican.

Well that's a bit too much don't you think?

I can't vote for Romney since I knew what he was like as a gov. and definitely don't want him as a pres.

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"Jessica80" wrote:

Well that's a bit too much don't you think?

I can't vote for Romney since I knew what he was like as a gov. and definitely don't want him as a pres.

*snort* It's amazing us Obama voters can even turn on a computer, let alone post on this message board. *wipes the drool off her keyboard* Lol

Ah politics.

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"Rivergallery" wrote:

Romney wins in our house
Obama wins in our State
Obama wins the election... I hope not but think people are not smart enough to ever vote republican.

I would rather see Palin as president than Romney.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

I would rather see Palin as president than Romney.

You could write in her name Smile

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Every poll I have looked at recently is pointing to Romney. The latest Gallup poll I saw had him at 52%. I do not think it has happened that a candidate has lost an election with 52% this close without a major stink bomb. That said, there is still plenty of time for someone to stick their foot in their mouth.

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"Jessica80" wrote:

Well that's a bit too much don't you think?

I can't vote for Romney since I knew what he was like as a gov. and definitely don't want him as a pres.

How is what she has said any different then what others have said on this very thread?

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This is all very interesting. I had know idea people disliked Romney this much, everyone I know likes him. Actually most of the people that I associate with find Obama the one to be very scary, and worry he will set our country on a course that will be very hard to fix.

I think Romney and Obama are way to close on money policies to be that scared of either one of them. We are talking points here in differences in taxes. I wish Romney were way more conservative on fiscal issues.
Other then that I like him, he seems like a very good leader, in Mass. he was able to get a largely democratic congress to work with him.

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"mom3girls" wrote:

This is all very interesting. I had know idea people disliked Romney this much, everyone I know likes him. Actually most of the people that I associate with find Obama the one to be very scary, and worry he will set our country on a course that will be very hard to fix.

This is true for me as well. I live in a very conservative area. Most people I know are holding their nose and voting for Romney because they can't stand Obama.

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"GloriaInTX" wrote:

You could write in her name Smile

LOL, I could but I won't. I am more than happy to choose Obama Smile

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How is what she has said any different then what others have said on this very thread?

Pretty sure us "liberals" haven't called anyone stupid on this thread for voting Republican.

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I am a tad slow, who are we talking about?

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I live in a pretty diverse neighborhood and the people here seem to overwhelmingly support Romney (according to the signs posted in nearly every yard). Of the people I work with (teachers) the votes seem to be split pretty evenly. I think it will be a very close election and honestly, I'll be unhappy with either outcome. I think both candidates are pretty crappy and I'm bummed that there don't seem to be any honest politicians with ideals similar to mine. I seriously worry over the healthcare issue and I'm terrified that neither candidate has a good answer. Our economy sucks and I'm not sure who, if anyone, can turn it around in a reasonable amount of time.

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I'm in NYC so no big surprise, my co-workers are mostly voting for Obama. That said, I was having lunch with 3 people I work with and we all felt exactly the same way about the debates, that it made us dislike both candidates.

My personal, very broad take on things is that Obama is sincere but doesn't really know how to fix things, and Romney will fix things for a very select group within the population who have the power to keep him elected. So either way, it's not really so great. I feel like we'll get burned on taxes either way. I prefer Obama because I believe that we share many of the same ideals; I'm just not sure he can actually do anything to bring them to policy-making level.

I can't vote, as I'm still not an American citizen, but I'll be watching and I'm just as invested as everyone else, as my life is here in the U.S. and will continue to be for the rest of my life, unless we move to Amsterdam. Smile

As for who I THINK will win, I'm getting nervous that it will be Romney. When times are tough people want change. That's how Obama got elected too, that wave of change.

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Now that a few days have passed, what do you think now?

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Now that a few days have passed, what do you think now?

I don't feel confident in one direction or the other on who will win...i really don't. I could see either of them winning and neither outcome would surprise me in the least...but that would have been my answer 5 days ago too. Sorry, i wasn't around much last week!

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I think a lot of Democrats are going to be suprised because the media spin and the earlier polls that were so skewed made it seem like Obama was going to win.

Election 2012 Likely Voters Trial Heat: Obama vs. Romney

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/30/Gallup-Shows-22-point-drop-in-obama-early-voting-advantage

Even NPR shows Romney leading now.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/npr-8-point-swing-puts-romney-in-front/article/2512088#.UI_me8Xyq8C

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One should add that a quote from the NPR article on that poll would be:

The latest and last NPR Battleground Poll for 2012 shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holding the narrowest of leads in the national sample, but trailing President Obama in the dozen states that will decide the election.

NPR Poll Finds Presidential Race Too Close To Call : It's All Politics : NPR

The washington post article referred to says the same thing.

Really either candidate could win and wouldn't be surprising.

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"Sapphire Sunsets" wrote:

Obama.

People aren't stupid. If Romney wins it's going to be a hell of alot of "big brother" getting involved in things they shouldn't be, IMO.

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Pretty sure us "liberals" haven't called anyone stupid on this thread for voting Republican.

Ironic and would be hilarious if "liberals" weren't allowed to vote.

To answer the question, I think Romney is going to win. I do wish Ron Paul would somehow upset our politics and win, but I think it will be Romney.

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Why would it be hilarious if liberals weren't allowed to vote? That would be like those dictator countries that brag that they have free elections, but the only option people are allowed to vote for are the dictator. Or maybe I'm missing your point?

I do agree that both liberals and cons have called or implied that the other side is stupid in this thread. Ah politics. I for one cannot WAIT for this election to be done with so we can debate returning shopping carts and leaving kids in cars like normal. Lol

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I am also super ready for the election to be over.

Does anyone know if the damage from Sandy will be cleaned up enough for States like NY and NJ to vote on time?