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Dumb thread, with a dumb title: "2012 US Presidential race polls"? (MG, change that OP title.)

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There are six zillion polls in the US now. There will be daily polls to November. Which one to post here?

I am not sure how useful are national polls because the U.S runs on the College Electoral System. That saying, it may be more useful to look at polls from individual states.
Exactly.

The US polls are possibly irrelevant. That is, the national polls only matter if they influence voters in swing states. IOW, the polls in certain states matter far more.

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Just ask Al Gore what popular vote means.

He didn't win the popular vote by 3 - 5% like Romney's going to win. When you win the popular vote by that much, you don't lose the electoral vote either.

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He didn't win the popular vote by 3 - 5% like Romney's going to win. When you win the popular vote by that much, you don't lose the electoral vote either.

When you win 100% of the vote in Mississippi, you still only get 3 electoral votes.

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Obama led Romney by 47 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, a slim margin within the daily national online tracking survey's credibility interval.

The poll also found that 88 percent of registered voters now say they will definitely vote for their candidate, leaving just 12 percent who say they could change their minds, 10 days before Election Day on November 6.

An average of about 15 percent said they could switch contenders in Reuters/Ipsos polling last week.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-usa-campaign-poll-idUSBRE89K0A920121027

Nearly one in five - 18 percent - said they had already cast their ballots. Among those, Obama led 55 percent to 41 percent for Romney.

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He didn't win the popular vote by 3 - 5% like Romney's going to win. When you win the popular vote by that much, you don't lose the electoral vote either.

Yah that could never happen in America winning the popular vote by 4 points and losing Electoral Collage. How dumb are you?

http://en.wikipedia...._election,_1876

BTW I do not think Obama is going to lose the popular vote but you think before you make a crazy absolute statement like that you check but then again Shady is supporting Romney so he doesn't care about reality.

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Not to date myself, but back then (Reagan in ‘80) the Republicans were coloured blue and the Democrats red on the electoral map….

No, blue is Carter and Red is Ford. Also, going back to the 72 election, the sea of red is Nixon.

I'm still baffled about Carter's popularity in the south.

http://www.270towin.com/

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Bet you 1000 bux that after November 6th Americans will still get shitty governance!

1000 dollars?

Go to Intrade and put up or shut up.

I suspect Dre is trying to say that regardless of who wins, Americans are going to receive shitty governance during the next 4 years. This election is merely about deciding which style of shit they prefer.

-k

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270towin standardized the colours.

The map on Carter's wiki entry is the same.

Eta - I know he was a southerner himself and a religious one as well. Still, it's weird to see so much blue in the deep south. Especially considering today's political environment, it would hardly matter who the democrat was. Jesus himself couldn't pull it off, he'd be too socialist.

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Good thing you're not an American, eh? smile.png

Yet whenever a Canadian poster praises the US, you never see AW or BC2004 say too bad you're not American. It only an, ahem, 'rebuttal' when someone says something indefensible, yet true, about the US.

The irony of it all is that the implication is we're irrelevant... yet they are two of them are two of the highest posters on this Canadian board.

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...The irony of it all is that the implication is we're irrelevant... yet they are two of them are two of the highest posters on this Canadian board.

Thank you for acknowledging the substantial American contributions to this Canadian experience, including hosting this web site.

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Yet whenever a Canadian poster praises the US, you never see AW or BC2004 say too bad you're not American.

Speaking for myself, why would I say that? Why would I assume that someone would like to be an American just because they have something good to say about the U.S.? OTOH, when someone thinks our government is "shitty" no matter who we elect as POTUS, I can only assume they are glad they are not an American. Do you see something wrong with that logic?

It only an, ahem, 'rebuttal' when someone says something indefensible, yet true, about the US.

Really? It's "true" that both of our candidates will result in "shitty" government? Because from where I'm sitting, such a statement doesn't require a "rebuttal" and got exactly the response it warranted.

The irony of it all is that the implication is we're irrelevant... yet they are two of them are two of the highest posters on this Canadian board.

Ummm, no. That's hardly the "implication." That you see it that way is your problem.

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Yet whenever a Canadian poster praises the US, you never see AW or BC2004 say too bad you're not American. It only an, ahem, 'rebuttal' when someone says something indefensible, yet true, about the US.

The irony of it all is that the implication is we're irrelevant... yet they are two of them are two of the highest posters on this Canadian board.

My ballot is in the mail.

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