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Decision Day. US Presidential election: Obama vs Romney


How do you think the US presidential Vote will go

  • Obama by 10 electoral votes

    Votes: 61 20.8%
  • Obama by 30 electoral votes

    Votes: 105 35.8%
  • Obama by 50 electoral votes

    Votes: 37 12.6%
  • Obama by 70 electoral votes

    Votes: 25 8.5%
  • Romney by 10 electoral votes

    Votes: 45 15.4%
  • Romney by 30 electoral votes

    Votes: 10 3.4%
  • Romney by 50 electoral votes

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Romney by 70 electoral votes

    Votes: 8 2.7%

  • Total voters
    293
  • Poll closed .

Sync

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The big day is here, it seems appropriate to have a new thread and poll to follow the action.

The last set of polls are in. If swing states declare the way RCP poll averages say they will, then Obama has it by 68.



Without declaring Swing States, Obama's up by 10.




The numbers are certainly with Obama, although Romney's progress over the last 2 months seems to have surprised the Democrats, with the Republican comfortably up in Florida.

For my money I can't see how Romney does it. Even if he carries Virginia and Colorado (Reversing an Obama lead in the polls), he still loses. He's got to win Ohio, and those other states to do it. But he's 3 down in the collected polls, he's never polled ahead in the State, it'll take a lot to carry it off.

How I think it'll end:



What about everyone else, do people think Romney can overcome the math? What do you think the spread will be?

BBC are doing their normal fantastic job of liveblogging the entire thing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20076298
 

ergo2

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I have voted Obama by 30 EC votes.

Thanks for the maps,
 

redhead

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Are you setting a presedent with this poll?
 

Conor

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CO (9): O
FL (29): R
IA (6): O
NC (15): R
NH (4): O
NV (6): O
OH (18): O
PA (20): O
VA (13): R
WI (10): O

Obama 281, Romney 257. Obama by 24.
 

Telemachus

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Sync, why isnt this a named poll? as in showing who voted for what.
 

ruserious

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This page will be out of the top pages viewed by the time the results would be coming in.
Bad opportunism here.
 

BlowIn

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I am not betting type but I have Obama by 30 EC.

Hopefully the yanks will recognise the lack of progress that Romney represent.
 

Sync

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Sync, why isnt this a named poll? as in showing who voted for what.
Gosh we never do that. Can't think of a time we've done a poll which showed people's votes.

Obama's done in Ohio, Romney's doing one last jaunt to New Hampshire then Ohio and Penn. Can't fault that logic, those are the states to hit up.
 

owedtojoy

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The RCP prediction agrees with mine, which I made a few days ago!
 

Roisin3

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The big day is here, it seems appropriate to have a new thread and poll to follow the action.

The last set of polls are in. If swing states declare the way RCP poll averages say they will, then Obama has it by 68.

I'm not sure about Colorado and Virginia. Think Romney might nick them.

Obama 281, Romney 257. Obama by 24.
 

midlander12

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290-248. Romney takes the 3 Southern swing states, but loses Colorado and Ohio. Even Colorado, New Hampshire and Iowa only gets Romney to 267, he still needs Ohio.
 

forest

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no option for "dont understand the system"
 

jmcc

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no option for "dont understand the system"
If only Gollum Van Rumpoy and Tattoo Barrosso were there to explain how people should vote. :) You could always try Wikipedia.

Romney by 10 or Obama by 50 (purely guesses).

Regards...jmcc
 

forest

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If only Gollum Van Rumpoy and Tattoo Barrosso were there to explain how people should vote. :) You could always try Wikipedia.

Romney by 10 or Obama by 50 (purely guesses).

Regards...jmcc
Not arsed I am actually ging to watch Obama 2016 and then maybe some porn
 

GabhaDubh

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Romney, 275.
 

GDPR

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All a waste of time for most of us, except for those of you who can vote in this election.

Better to just switch off the Internet until Wednesday morning, or wait until Wednesday evening if the poll is close.

TBH for once in my life I really don't care who wins the US Presidential election, though I am normally of the Democrat persuasion. They should have elected Hillary in 2008.

According to the latest US polls, Hillary is 6 points ahead of Romney should she have been standing, so the election this time around would not have been a cliffhanger.

Lots of people feel the same way as Abigail:

[video=youtube;OjrthOPLAKM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjrthOPLAKM&feature=related[/video]
 
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GDPR

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Obama has proven to most Americans after four years in office that he is simply dignified hype. I knew that before the wishfully-thinking young voters elected him in 2008, having listened to a couple of his speeches. Unfortunately he is an empty suit. He was then, he is now.

Romney hasn't got much going for him either. I feel sorry for Americans having to choose between two unworthy candidates.
 
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