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76  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rep. Tierney (D-MA) "knew everything" of family's illegal off shore betting site on: July 26, 2012, 02:07:19 pm
Despite Tierney's ethical, personal and political failings, this seat is listed as number 41 of the top 50 seats likely to change hands:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/election_2012/battle_for_congress.html

And Cook has it listed as Lean Democratic
http://cookpolitical.com/charts/house/competitive_2012-07-12_13-48-57.php

Much as I'd like MA to have a Republican in the House and Senate, I would be surprised if Tisei pulled out a win.  After all this is MA!
77  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Will Democrats gain 25 seats gross in the House? on: July 26, 2012, 01:35:43 pm
With a narrow Obama Win the Democrats will probaly pick up a net less than 10 seats.
With a narrow Romney win the Democrats might even lose a net few seats
78  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Predict the Nov result and explain why on: July 25, 2012, 10:10:13 pm
I predict a Romney win over Obama by 4%.

The RealClear average of polls has Obama leading by 1.3%, but I think the current polls are vastly oversampling Democrats because:
1) Gallop finds Democratic enthusiasm down from 2008 by 22% points while Republican enthusiasm is up 16% points: A larger Republican advantage than in 2004
http://www.gallup.com/poll/156194/Democratic-Voting-Enthusiasm-Down-Sharply-2004-2008.aspx?utm_source=add%2Bthis&utm_medium=addthis.com&utm_campaign=sharing#.UBAzQkU7QFU.twitter
2) Rasmussen finds Democratic party self identification down 11% points from 2008:  a 3.4% advantage for Republicans over 2004
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/mood_of_america_archive/partisan_trends/summary_of_party_affiliation

Combining the two trends I predict a substantial Romney win by 4% = to the Bush 2004 win of 2.5% plus another 1.5% for increased Republican self ID and enthusiasm.

79  Questions and Answers / Presidential Election Process / Re: As the population grows... on: July 25, 2012, 08:35:01 pm
We clearly need more Congresscritters since the 435 we have now have been doing such a great job.
Lets up the number to 999 (the House always has an odd number to avoid ties).

Does anyone know how an additional 564 seats would be apportioned?  Would the increase in Electoral Votes be an advantage for the Democratic or Republican states?
80  Questions and Answers / Presidential Election Process / Did Obama kill the National Popular Vote Compact? on: July 25, 2012, 08:28:53 pm
No new state has passed a National Popular Vote bill since CA did in Aug of 2011.
This movement is designed to guarantee that the popular vote winner wins the most Electoral Votes:
http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/index.php
This started off to prevent a "wrong winner", like Bush in 2000 who won the electoral vote but lost the popular vote by 540,000 votes.  The support for the bill has come from 9 states that voted Democratic in each election since 1992.

However I am wondering if the Democrats have dropped this effort because with a close election in the offing, it is likely Obama could win the Electoral Vote but lose the popular vote.  Assuming a uniform 9% vote shift nationally, in 2008 Obama would have won in the electoral college even if McCain had won the popular vote by >2% (or 2,4000, 000 votes).

So could it be that to protect Obama's chances, no new state has passed the National Popular Vote bill since last summer?
81  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Who do want to win/think will win? on: July 24, 2012, 08:39:47 pm
Romney/Obama

But I think Romney will win the popular vote and lose the electoral vote
82  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Swing on: July 23, 2012, 08:55:10 pm
No, Obama will lose several states he won in 2008: IN, NC, FL and possibly OH, IA, VA, and CO.  But he will not win any of the states he lost.
83  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Summary of Mitt Romney's big problem in the Electoral College on: July 23, 2012, 08:48:29 pm
Although Obama leads in the polls, the problem is the polls. 

As Jay Cost has shown, most polls are currently polling registered voters (which are usually 1-2% more favorable to Democrats than likely voters) and they are using models predicting an electorate of D+4 to D+7:
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/morning-jay-are-polls-skewed-toward-obama_648770.html?page=2

But historically elections average only D+3 (2004 was D+0 and 2000 was D+4).  In fact in the June total polling by Rasmussen found unweighted, respondents were a R+1.4%.   So most polls are likely favoring Obama by at least another 2%.  This means a likely shift of 3-4% to Romney when the votes are tallied, hence the election may well result in a Romney win.

However, I do agree that if Romney wins the popular vote by less than 2% there is a very good chance Obama wins in the Electoral College.  In 2008 Obama won the popular vote by 7%, but it would have taken a 2.5% popular vote win by McCain for him to have won in the Electoral College.
84  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Campaigns don't matter? on: July 12, 2012, 09:03:28 pm
Despite all our intensive poll watching and daily campaign dissections, angst about the GOP VP choice and eventually wondering who will win the debates, there is considerable data that campaigns donít really matter. Presidential results are driven by partisanship, economic factors, job approval, and incumbency.
Good ole Larry Sabato has revised his prediction model and now has Obama winning if the 2Q GDP is positive. With two of the three predictors used in his revised model now set, a 1% 2Q GDP growth would equal a 50.2 to 49.8% Obama win. To win Romney needs the 2Q GDP growth to be negative.
So no need to read the news until Nov., be happy don't worry.

http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/abramowitzpolarizationmodel/
85  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / 56 percent believe Obama has negatively transformed the nation on: July 09, 2012, 08:26:41 pm
Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America.  Unfortunately only 35 percent believe the country has changed for the better while 56 percent of likely voters believe Obamaís first term has transformed the nation in a negative way.

Regardless of Obama's approval rating, when 56% think he has made the country worse it makes his re-election problematic.

http://thehill.com/polls/236627-hill-poll-majority-feel-obama-has-changed-country-for-worse
86  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: states Romney must win on: July 03, 2012, 09:46:36 pm
First he has to pick up Indiana and NE-02; these will be the first to fall, and if they're tossups, it's over for Mitt (it probably also means he's down in Missouri and/or Arizona). Then would come North Carolina and Florida, bringing him to 235 electoral votes. Now he has to win Ohio and Virginia, taking him to 266. The remaining 4 will come from one of Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, or New Hampshire

As of today Romney has good leads in Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, NE-02, and NC.  He probably has a small lead in FL

Obama still has an edge in OH, VA, and IA, which is where the election will be decided.
87  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: How will the Supreme Court's Health Care Reform ruling ... on: June 28, 2012, 09:56:31 am
So Obama care is realy just another big Democratic tax after all, I hope Romney will make that clear and run against it

This also makes it easy for the House to vote for repeal agian
88  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Will Romney cut jobs to make government more efficient? on: June 24, 2012, 07:56:37 pm
I certainly hope Romney cuts government jobs and makes the government more efficient, saving taxpayers money and making the government more productive.
89  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: If the election was suddenly held tomorrow, what would the map be? on: June 13, 2012, 07:40:02 pm
Probably this:


Obama 270 Romney 268
90  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: PPP/DailyKos weekly poll has Obama up 8 on: June 10, 2012, 06:19:13 pm
My rule of thumb for PPP polls: add 2 pts to the Republican and subtract 2 from the Democrat, so this would be Obama up 48-44. 
But even that seems a bit optimistic given Ras and Gallup have Romney up 1 today and RealClear has the average of polls Obama up only 1.3%
91  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Is Obama finished? on: June 09, 2012, 04:18:30 pm
Obama ran a great campaign as a challenger, maybe the best, when he could aspire to be all things to all voters.

But so far he seems to be floundering in an attempt to run a re-election campaign, where he must actually stand for something and defend a less than impressive record
92  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Reports: Romney giving up on Pennsylvania (?!) on: June 05, 2012, 07:12:06 pm
Romney has not given up on PA:

"Romney will compete heavily in Pennsylvania, James said. The campaign started slowly because of the state's late primary, he said, but "June is our big growth month."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/06/05/romney_eyes_pennsylvania_despite_big_obama_08_win_114381.html
93  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: When will we first see Romney ahead in Ohio? on: May 26, 2012, 05:35:06 pm
Nov. 7, the day after Romney is elected.
94  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Racist GOP billionaire tries something new to beat Obama, after Wright-ad flops on: May 26, 2012, 05:32:57 pm
Regarding the title of this thread, if someone is opposed to Obama is he automatically a racist?
If someone supports publicizing Obama's associations with questionable characters does that make one a racist?
Just want to know what is the criteria.
95  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Had a dream about the 2012 election. on: May 25, 2012, 02:25:25 pm
Equally plausible as people finally wake up to Obama's incompetence and tire of his blame Bush routine wears thin:

96  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Which of the following records will the 2012 election break? on: May 25, 2012, 02:17:24 pm
One prediction stands out as absurd:

Absolute margin of victory:  17,995,488 (Nixon 1972)

No way Obama nearly doubles his 2008 margin, nor is Mitt likley to even match Obama's 2008 margin
97  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Which states will Obama perform better in in 2012 compared to 2008? on: May 25, 2012, 02:13:37 pm
Az maybe, but I could see Obama getting a lower percentage in all states
98  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Campaign Contributions on: May 25, 2012, 02:10:19 pm
$100 to Romney.
$50 to Mia Love
$25/month to the NRSC

I plan to give to additional Senate and House campaigns in the fall when I have an idea of close races where it might make a difference.
99  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Electoral College tie on: May 23, 2012, 08:52:10 am
The Republicans will retain at least 26 state delegations and elect Romney.
The Republicans will also take over the Senate and elect the GOP VP
100  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Current polling, Obama vs. Romney on: May 23, 2012, 08:50:11 am
Time to flip FL to Romney.
Quinnipiac:  Mitt Romney (R) 47%
                   Barack Obama (D-inc) 41%
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/florida
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