|Polls Show Romney Going Higher|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, Oct 18, 2012, 07:20 PM|
On Thursday, Mitt Romney’s national lead over President Barack Obama had risen even more with the most recent Gallup survey showing the GOP nominee up 7 points, while battlegrounds indicate the electoral map could be shifting in Romney’s favor.
According to Fox News, “in a significant development, the RealClearPolitics electoral map, which offers predictions of which states favor which candidates, for the first time is showing Romney ahead in terms of electoral votes he is likely to win on Nov. 6.”
Obama sustained a major advantage over Romney for months in those projections. Yet in the past few weeks, states believed to favor Obama such as New Hampshire and Pennsylvania have moved into the ‘toss-up’ column. Additionally, RCP just moved North Carolina from ‘toss up’ to ‘leans Romney.’ The projects could be subject to change any time of any day – show Romney with a likely 206 electoral votes and Obama with 201, which leaves another 131 electoral votes up for grabs in the battlegrounds.”
As reported by Fox News, “the projection challenges the narrative that the electoral map inherently favors Obama because it contains so many reliable Democratic states. The race is starting to look much more competitive, both in swing state and national polls.”
The national Gallup survey that is based on a seven-day rolling average and had been updated Thursday, disclosed that Romney is leading 52-45 percent. At the beginning of October, he has tied with Obama at 48 percent each.
written by K. D. , October 19, 2012
The big issue will be the electorial votes!!
Just pray there are a few sane voters left in the "battleground states"!!
written by Jonathan Green , October 19, 2012
Predictably, Obama’s numbers dropped after the debate, Romney’s went up and there is panic in the streets.
There was a major danger with Obama’s original lead. It was too easy to write off Romney and to become complacent. It is now clear that each of us has to make a decision. If we believe that it does not matter who wins, then there is no bother voting, at least for the president. If, on the other hand, we believe that an Obama victory provides progressives even a modicum of space in order to organize and build our strength, then there is no room for complacency.
Regardless of the outcome, the Left and progressives have major work to do, whether it is in demanding jobs or preventing war with Iran or taking on police brutality. Yet this way of thinking of it runs the risk of making us feel a bit too comfortable. I, especially, believe that the danger of white revanchism–a variant on right-wing populism–is significant today in light of the economic crisis and the decline in living standards, but also the altering role of the US globally. White revanchism will be enhanced with a Romney victory.
In either case, we need to mobilize to vote and combat those on the political Right who wish to buy and/or steal this election. There is more at stake than just who sits in the White House.
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