Comments on: Republicans Nervously Eye Swing State Polls http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:03:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: willy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28524187 willy Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:30:25 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28524187 There is one thing this article failed to mention, there are six weeks left for Romney to continue to stick his foot in his mouth...the fat lady is done singing There is one thing this article failed to mention, there are six weeks left for Romney to continue to stick his foot in his mouth…the fat lady is done singing

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By: mir http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28519538 mir Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:30:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28519538 Wow Kat, opinion is nice. Can we get some facts please. Wow Kat, opinion is nice. Can we get some facts please.

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By: Kat http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28519391 Kat Thu, 13 Sep 2012 04:54:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28519391 People started feeling lied to by Obama since 2009. And 2010 showed it. In fact people dislike Democrats so much and are so determined to get them out of office that even an idiot like Akin is tied with Mccaskill despite having made ignorant comments, despite having all his backers withdraw financial support. People just don't want Dems any more. They would even take Todd Akin! People started feeling lied to by Obama since 2009. And 2010 showed it. In fact people dislike Democrats so much and are so determined to get them out of office that even an idiot like Akin is tied with Mccaskill despite having made ignorant comments, despite having all his backers withdraw financial support. People just don’t want Dems any more. They would even take Todd Akin!

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By: Kat http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28519369 Kat Thu, 13 Sep 2012 04:50:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28519369 I know for a fact that Romney is leading in VA. There is no way Obama is winning there. Also Florida will go for Romney. Wisconsin for sure for Romney. I don't have personal knowledge about Ohio as I do about the other aforementioned States . My point is that these polls are either rigged or they are over sampling youngsters and blacks who voted in huge numbers in 2008 but not likely to show up this time. Especially youngsters. I know for a fact that Romney is leading in VA. There is no way Obama is winning there. Also Florida will go for Romney. Wisconsin for sure for Romney. I don’t have personal knowledge about Ohio as I do about the other aforementioned States . My point is that these polls are either rigged or they are over sampling youngsters and blacks who voted in huge numbers in 2008 but not likely to show up this time. Especially youngsters.

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By: toto http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28518019 toto Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:43:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28518019 Presidential elections don't have to be this way. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections. No more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps. There would no longer be a handful of 'battleground' states where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in more than 3/4ths of the states that now are just 'spectators' and ignored after the conventions. When the bill is enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes– enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538), all the electoral votes from the enacting states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC. The bill uses the power given to each state by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to change how they award their electoral votes for President. Historically, virtually all of the major changes in the method of electing the President, including ending the requirement that only men who owned substantial property could vote and 48 current state-by-state winner-take-all laws, have come about by state legislative action. In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). Support for a national popular vote is strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independent voters, as well as every demographic group in virtually every state surveyed in recent polls in closely divided Battleground states: CO – 68%, FL – 78%, IA 75%, MI – 73%, MO – 70%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM– 76%, NC – 74%, OH – 70%, PA – 78%, VA – 74%, and WI – 71%; in Small states (3 to 5 electoral votes): AK – 70%, DC – 76%, DE – 75%, ID – 77%, ME – 77%, MT – 72%, NE 74%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM – 76%, OK – 81%, RI – 74%, SD – 71%, UT – 70%, VT – 75%, WV – 81%, and WY – 69%; in Southern and Border states: AR – 80%,, KY- 80%, MS – 77%, MO – 70%, NC – 74%, OK – 81%, SC – 71%, TN – 83%, VA – 74%, and WV – 81%; and in other states polled: AZ – 67%, CA – 70%, CT – 74%, MA – 73%, MN – 75%, NY – 79%, OR – 76%, and WA – 77%. Americans believe that the candidate who receives the most votes should win. The bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers in 21 states. The bill has been enacted by 9 jurisdictions possessing 132 electoral votes - 49% of the 270 necessary to go into effect. NationalPopularVote Follow National Popular Vote on Facebook via NationalPopularVoteInc Presidential elections don’t have to be this way.

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections. No more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps. There would no longer be a handful of ‘battleground’ states where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in more than 3/4ths of the states that now are just ‘spectators’ and ignored after the conventions.

When the bill is enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes– enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538), all the electoral votes from the enacting states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC.

The bill uses the power given to each state by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to change how they award their electoral votes for President. Historically, virtually all of the major changes in the method of electing the President, including ending the requirement that only men who owned substantial property could vote and 48 current state-by-state winner-take-all laws, have come about by state legislative action.

In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). Support for a national popular vote is strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independent voters, as well as every demographic group in virtually every state surveyed in recent polls in closely divided Battleground states: CO – 68%, FL – 78%, IA 75%, MI – 73%, MO – 70%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM– 76%, NC – 74%, OH – 70%, PA – 78%, VA – 74%, and WI – 71%; in Small states (3 to 5 electoral votes): AK – 70%, DC – 76%, DE – 75%, ID – 77%, ME – 77%, MT – 72%, NE 74%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM – 76%, OK – 81%, RI – 74%, SD – 71%, UT – 70%, VT – 75%, WV – 81%, and WY – 69%; in Southern and Border states: AR – 80%,, KY- 80%, MS – 77%, MO – 70%, NC – 74%, OK – 81%, SC – 71%, TN – 83%, VA – 74%, and WV – 81%; and in other states polled: AZ – 67%, CA – 70%, CT – 74%, MA – 73%, MN – 75%, NY – 79%, OR – 76%, and WA – 77%. Americans believe that the candidate who receives the most votes should win.

The bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers in 21 states. The bill has been enacted by 9 jurisdictions possessing 132 electoral votes – 49% of the 270 necessary to go into effect.

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By: Noz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28514416 Noz Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:03:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28514416 "Romney will not win CO or NV. The Republicans must have forgotten to poll any Hispanics." - Jim Hispanics don't believe in prosperity or conservative principals? “Romney will not win CO or NV. The Republicans must have forgotten to poll any Hispanics.” – Jim

Hispanics don’t believe in prosperity or conservative principals?

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By: jim http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28511912 jim Wed, 12 Sep 2012 02:30:16 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28511912 Romney will not win CO or NV. The Republicans must have forgotten to poll any Hispanics. Romney will not win CO or NV. The Republicans must have forgotten to poll any Hispanics.

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By: Desmond http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28511447 Desmond Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:54:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28511447 Posted by: Freedom | September 11, 2012, 7:57 pm 7:57 pm Sad you seem to have completely missed the largest economic collapse since the Great Depression and it's effects on the country. Look under, the previous REPUBLICAN president and then research what an economic collapse of that magnitude does to unemployment, deficits, debt, etc. Posted by: Freedom | September 11, 2012, 7:57 pm 7:57 pm

Sad you seem to have completely missed the largest economic collapse since the Great Depression and it’s effects on the country. Look under, the previous REPUBLICAN president and then research what an economic collapse of that magnitude does to unemployment, deficits, debt, etc.

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By: Freedom http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28511192 Freedom Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:57:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28511192 I really think people in the swing states are not that dumb to vote in Obama again. Even Illinois has got to have had enough. Debt is UP! Unemployment is UP! Gas is UP! Food is UP! Healthcare is UP! Time is UP! I really think people in the swing states are not that dumb to vote in Obama again. Even Illinois has got to have had enough.

Debt is UP!
Unemployment is UP!
Gas is UP!
Food is UP!
Healthcare is UP!
Time is UP!

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By: JudieV-c http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/republicans-nervously-eye-swing-state-polls/#comment-28510976 JudieV-c Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:03:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812915#comment-28510976 Great news, no way the robot who wants to double down on policies that screwed us over gets CO, NV, IA, or WI. Obama is clearly getting OH, MI, NH, FL & I don't see how Myth's going win. he's not running against Santorum, Obama's got money to drive the message on on his record so Myth's done & out. We want Obama to continue getting us out of Myth's GOTP mess. FORWARD 2012 Great news, no way the robot who wants to double down on policies that screwed us over gets CO, NV, IA, or WI. Obama is clearly getting OH, MI, NH, FL & I don’t see how Myth’s going win. he’s not running against Santorum, Obama’s got money to drive the message on on his record so Myth’s done & out.
We want Obama to continue getting us out of Myth’s GOTP mess.
FORWARD 2012

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