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Patch's Poll: Who Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election, Obama or Romney?

Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?

It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte Thursday night, both the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election. Let the real race begin.    

A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign.   

The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy.

Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various factors: incumbent advantage, fundraising clout, even religion.

Patch wants to know: Regardless of who you support for President, who do you think will actually claim victory in November?

Vote in our poll below, and let us know your reasoning in the comments.

Evan DeFrancesco September 27, 2012 at 05:00 AM
We have a right to our own opinions, Ms. Novak. We do not have a right to our own facts, as you seem to think. My argument stands on its own. There are many bozos in this world. You just ruined your own claim about the SSN. You wrote, "No one, including the President, has been able to answer how or why he has a CT social security number when at the time those number he now possesses was reserved for those born in CT." Okay. But then you write, "they [SSNs] no longer are issued using the place of birth criteria as in the past. " So, which is it? You seem to be contradicting yourself. Let me tell you this: as of 2011, SSNs are no longer issued using the MAILING ADDRESS, not birth place, as the criterion for the first three digits. So whenever Barack Obama received his social security number (presumably when he was born, in 1961), it was done so on the basis of where it was requested that his social security card be sent. It has NOTHING, NOTHING to do with age. I am not mixing apples and oranges. You are mixing fact with fiction. (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/randomization.html) Again, I ask that you stop the fear-mongering and the spreading of lies. It weakens and demeans YOU and YOUR argument.
The Best Patriot September 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Daria: Here is how it should work for a person in your position. First get the facts and understand them; from that information you can form opinions. Not the way you seem to work. You form opinions then magically try and turn them into facts.
Ericko D October 10, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Daria, 23 million Americans are out of jobs because useless GOP policies which Romney supported during the time tenure of Bush until 2008. Which kind of economy did Bush inherit from Clinton? How many jobs did the economy shed when Obama took office ? Has the economy not been creating jobs even if slowly for the past four years?. During last four years what has GOP been doing? Fighting the president driven by racism !!!! Whether GOP followers like it or NOT Obama wins this election. After Obama onother DEM takes over. DEM's to rule for next 60 yrs. Let then GOP prepare for tougher times ahead.
Steve Bristol October 10, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Ericko D What kind of economy did Bush 'inherit' from the Clinton administration?--A recession, largely due in part to the unsustainability of the huge .com bubble that had triggered economic expansion. Then, just 10 months into Bush's first term, we suffered a terrible attack on our country and economic center--at least partly due to Clinton failing to kill bin Laden when he had the chances. Further, it was the Democrat Party that controlled Congress during Bush's final two years--including your ballyhooed Obama. That 'dog whistle' claim of racism is getting old. Heck, even when Pelosi charged numerous racist taunts being made as the Democrats marched into the House--an event covered by MANY news outlets--nobody has been able to produce any electronic evidence of it. Of course, that's their SOP...make outrageous claims w/o any shred of evidence, make them often enough, and hope people actually believe them. In your case, it obviously works. How about the Ag dropping an already won case of voter intimidation in Philly by Black Panthers? Talk about racism. Funny how when Bush was in office, we heard EVERY DAY what gas prices were and how they were "Bush's fault." We hear nothing with BHO as POTUS on this topic as well as several others. How about explaining how the Democrat-controlled Senate has yet under BHO to vote on a single budget put forth by Harry Reid, who still has the numbers to push one through. BHO may be re-elected. I sure hope not.
Momauguin Joe October 10, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Yeah, Romney will shut down the banksters who run the country. LOL.

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