Everyone knows electoral college votes decides the winner of a presidential election.
According to the Gallup poll Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 7 points among “likely voters,” but “according to both Nate Silver and InTrade, President Obama has a better-than-60-percent chance of winning the election.”
Despite Gallup’s numbers, other polls show Obama comfortably in the lead in battleground states such as Iowa that will decide the election.
According to national polls, President Obama is slightly ahead of challenger Mitt Romney among early voters. Obama is under pressure to turn in a sparkling performance in tonight’s 2nd presidential debate. Romney dominated Mr. Obama in the 1st presidential debate. It’s a sure bet that the president won’t take the governor lightly tonight.
The Huffington Post reports that “Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.” The lead is small but it is over the 10% measurement of polls’ accuracy.
President Obama’s supporters are having a hard time understanding how the momentum could have swung in Mitt Romney’s direction so swiftly. A national poll shows Romney leading Obama by 4 points among likely voters.
In a post titled “Did Obama just throw the entire election away?,” the Daily Beast writer Andrew Sullivan expressed his dismay that Romney has overtaken Obama in the polls following the president’s shockingly vapid performance during the first presidential debate last week.
“I’ve never seen a candidate this late in the game, so far ahead, just throw in the towel in the way Obama did last week,” wrote the unapologetic Obama crusader.
According to a new Gallop poll out yesterday, President Obama will suffer huge losses in red states no matter who the GOP candidate is.
From the Washington Examiner:
Gallup released their annual state-by-state presidential approval numbers yesterday, and the results should have 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue very worried. If President Obama carries only those states where he had a net positive approval rating in 2011 (e.g. Michigan where he is up 48 percent to 44 percent), Obama would lose the 2012 election to the Republican nominee 323 electoral votes to 215.
My how time flies. Just 3 years ago, black Americans couldn’t get enough of president-elect Barack Obama. And now Americans can’t get enough of black presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Today, new polls show the former pizza maker surging ahead of President Obama and his closest GOP rival Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Whether Herman Cain’s surge in the polls is temporary or has staying power, he’s enjoying a big enough bounce to take a very slight lead over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. At the moment, the Georgia businessman is the only Republican with a lead of any kind over Obama, although former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has held a similar advantage several times and is currently trailing the president by just two points.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Cain attracting 43% support, while Obama earns 41%.
According to Rasmussen Reports, Cain is tied with Romney for the lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Nobody else is even close at the moment.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks the time is right for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run against U.S. President Barack Obama.
Mr. Obama’s approval numbers have tanked to the lowest level of his presidency amid reports that he plans to sink another $300 billion into a flawed jobs package that will send the national debt soaring even higher.
Obama’s prospects in 2012 don’t look good. Even Obama’s fellow Democrats are sprinting away from him as the chorus of “Run, Hillary, run!” grows ever louder.
Cheney stopped short of endorsing Hillary Clinton for president during an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl yesterday. “I think she’s probably the most competent person they’ve got in their -– in their cabinet,” he said. “And -– frankly, I thought she was gonna win the nomination last time around,” he added.
“Maybe if -– the Obama record is bad enough -– and these days it’s not very good, given the shape of the economy maybe there will be enough ferment -– in the Democratic Party so that there will be a primary on their side.”
If Hillary decided to run in 2012 she would certainly have the support of the rabidly leftist media on her side — especially now that they’ve put down their cups of Kool aid.
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According to online reports, Common Pleas Judge Joseph K. Williams, who is black, rejected a deal to allow a white defendant — Jeffery McGowan, 24, to plead guilty in exchange for 3 months’ probation.
McGowan stood accused of fighting with a police officer during a traffic stop.
Assistant District Attorney Brian Catanzarite attempted to negotiate a plea deal of 3 months probation for McGowan who did not have a criminal record.
“Catanzarite for some reason comes up with I think ridiculous pleas whenever it’s a young white guy,” an exasperated Williams said from the bench. “I’m just telling you what my observation is. If this had been a black kid who did the same thing, we wouldn’t be talking about three months’ probation.”
A shocked Catanzarite explained that he was standing in for another prosecutor, who negotiated the case.
“Now that the court has essentially called me a racist, I think that’s unfair. I don’t make offers based on race. I make offers based on facts,” Catanzarite said.
Another attorney in the courtroom at the time, Giuseppe Roselli, questioned whether Williams was rejecting the plea because McGowan is white.
“Not because he’s white, but because it’s a ridiculous plea that only goes to white boys that come into this court for the same facts, and I’m not going for it,” the judge responded.
After Williams recused himself from the case, Mike Manko, a spokesman for District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., said the plea deal was appropriate and agreed to by the officer, who was not injured.
“Negotiated pleas are never based on the race of a particular defendant but rather on the behavior of the defendant and the facts associated with that behavior,” Manko said.