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Title: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Miles on August 10, 2012, 11:13:12 am
New Poll: Iowa President by Rasmussen on 2012-8-8 (https://uselectionatlas.org/POLLS/PRESIDENT/2012/polls.php?action=indpoll&id=1900201288016)

Summary: D: 44%, R: 46%, I: 5%, U: 6%

Poll Source URL: Full Poll Details (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/iowa/election_2012_iowa_president)



Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: krazen1211 on August 10, 2012, 11:32:43 am
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Supersonic on August 10, 2012, 11:44:51 am
The good people of Iowa are coming around to Romney's message of strengthening the middle class, ensuring work in welfare and cutting spending.

This state is truly Mitt's 270+ ace in the hole.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: True Federalist on August 10, 2012, 11:59:51 am
Great news for Mr. Romney.

How is this great news?  Rasmussen's June poll had Romney getting 47% in Iowa, this one has him getting 46%.  Granted the margin improved by 1% because Obama went from 46 to 44%. But none of the differences between the June and August polls are greater than even half the MoE.  It is good news for Romney in that Iowa is maintaining its greater than national swing for Romney, which he needs to have any chance of getting Iowa with his current polling. However,  he needs to improve his polling, not maintain it if he is to have a chance to win nationally.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Phony Moderate on August 10, 2012, 12:57:55 pm
Which brings me to make this point: Over here, whenever a poll is published, the percentage changes from the pollster's previous poll are almost always noted. In America, this doesn't seem to be the case. Why is this? 


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: mondale84 on August 10, 2012, 01:08:21 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on August 10, 2012, 01:34:34 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

Krazen is more interested in restricting the "bad" voters more than generating new and enthusiastic ones. "Bad" voters include:

  • Students
  • Blacks
  • Asians
  • Hispanics
  • Teachers
  • Union workers
  • Animal rights activists
  • Gays
  • Atheists
  • Immigrants
  • Poor people
  • Muslims
  • Feminists
  • Reformed criminals
  • Anyone of middle eastern descent
  • The uninsured
  • Public workers
  • Women

In Krazen's dream world, all of the above are stripped of the franchise.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: PR on August 10, 2012, 01:35:32 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

White straight Christian males, preferably those of over $50,000 in income.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: mondale84 on August 10, 2012, 01:37:13 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

White straight Christian males, preferably those of over $50,000 in income.

I thought he was going to "generate new voters"....wink, wink...nudge, nudge...

Crazy either way


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: PR on August 10, 2012, 01:38:46 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

White straight Christian males, preferably those of over $50,000 in income.

I thought he was going to "generate new voters"....wink, wink...nudge, nudge...

Crazy either way

No, you don't understand, There's an ARMY of white straight Christian males who are not voting in Iowa. Something like 10 million of them. 10 million or 200,000, depending on who's counting. Maybe 5.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: argentarius on August 10, 2012, 01:42:52 pm
Generating new voters was obviously (to anyone who's been following Iowa) alluding to the increase in republican registration, even after the caucus.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: HagridOfTheDeep on August 10, 2012, 01:44:18 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

Krazen is more interested in restricting the "bad" voters more than generating new and enthusiastic ones. "Bad" voters include:

  • Students
  • Blacks
  • Asians
  • Hispanics
  • Teachers
  • Union workers
  • Animal rights activists
  • Gays
  • Atheists
  • Immigrants
  • Poor people
  • Muslims
  • Feminists
  • Reformed criminals
  • Anyone of middle eastern descent
  • The uninsured
  • Public workers
  • Women

In Krazen's dream world, all of the above are stripped of the franchise.

What a disgusting post.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: PR on August 10, 2012, 01:49:45 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

Krazen is more interested in restricting the "bad" voters more than generating new and enthusiastic ones. "Bad" voters include:

  • Students
  • Blacks
  • Asians
  • Hispanics
  • Teachers
  • Union workers
  • Animal rights activists
  • Gays
  • Atheists
  • Immigrants
  • Poor people
  • Muslims
  • Feminists
  • Reformed criminals
  • Anyone of middle eastern descent
  • The uninsured
  • Public workers
  • Women

In Krazen's dream world, all of the above are stripped of the franchise.

What a disgusting post.

Agreed, what krazen advocates is disgusting.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Napoleon on August 10, 2012, 01:50:16 pm
Obama should be leading here.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Buh her emails! on August 10, 2012, 01:56:21 pm
Obama will win Iowa.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: krazen1211 on August 10, 2012, 02:05:36 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: mondale84 on August 10, 2012, 02:07:27 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

Why? And what do you mean by "current state"? Is the party too diverse for their tastes? Would they prefer it whiter and more male?


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: PR on August 10, 2012, 02:08:25 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Rhodie on August 10, 2012, 02:13:04 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.

Well if we can have black pride then why not white pride.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: krazen1211 on August 10, 2012, 02:15:05 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

Why? And what do you mean by "current state"? Is the party too diverse for their tastes? Would they prefer it whiter and more male?


Why? Because these voters have decided that the Democratic party does not serve their interests and values and have, thus, left. As a result Iowa Democrats have been losing voter registration especially in the western half of the state.

I am sorry if this bothers you.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on August 10, 2012, 02:15:56 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.

Well if we can have black pride then why not white pride.

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Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Rhodie on August 10, 2012, 02:21:37 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.

Well if we can have black pride then why not white pride.

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Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: PR on August 10, 2012, 02:22:18 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.

Well if we can have black pride then why not white pride.


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Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Invisible Obama on August 10, 2012, 02:24:03 pm
Romney is posting floor numbers again, if you look at a lot of polls, he is only at the Republican floor in some states. Where is the growth? It's doesn't seem to be happening.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Rhodie on August 10, 2012, 02:27:15 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.

Well if we can have black pride then why not white pride.


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Well, honestly, if you distill the retarded, nazi, skinhead, master race rubbish, then it could just be accepted, as black pride is, as gay pride is, as aboriginal pride is.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on August 10, 2012, 02:38:50 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.

Well if we can have black pride then why not white pride.


..........................................................

Well, honestly, if you distill the retarded, nazi, skinhead, master race rubbish, then it could just be accepted, as black pride is, as gay pride is, as aboriginal pride is.
Whites are, at least in New Zealand (and the US, and Europe), the majority. The idea of taking pride in being the member of a majority is perverse and inevitably leads to the oppression and/or mockery of minority groups.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Rhodie on August 10, 2012, 02:53:55 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.

Well if we can have black pride then why not white pride.


..........................................................

Well, honestly, if you distill the retarded, nazi, skinhead, master race rubbish, then it could just be accepted, as black pride is, as gay pride is, as aboriginal pride is.
Whites are, at least in New Zealand (and the US, and Europe), the majority. The idea of taking pride in being the member of a majority is perverse and inevitably leads to the oppression and/or mockery of minority groups.

Well, I still take pride in my identity. But that doesn't mean I see myself as superior to other  peoples.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: old timey villain on August 10, 2012, 03:07:09 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

LOL, you say that as if it's something to be proud of.

Well if we can have black pride then why not white pride.


..........................................................

Well, honestly, if you distill the retarded, nazi, skinhead, master race rubbish, then it could just be accepted, as black pride is, as gay pride is, as aboriginal pride is.
Whites are, at least in New Zealand (and the US, and Europe), the majority. The idea of taking pride in being the member of a majority is perverse and inevitably leads to the oppression and/or mockery of minority groups.

A lot of whites use this excuse to defend a white, ethnocentric world view (why isn't there a white history month???). And this is a really good way to explain how white pride coupled alongside minority pride is really a false equivalency. It just doesn't work the same way, and he's right, it invariably leads to the majority group's oppression of minorities.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Rhodie on August 10, 2012, 03:12:31 pm
Ok, I really shouldn't derail a polling thread, so I'm signing off from this one.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: Hugo Award nominee on August 10, 2012, 03:15:11 pm
Great news for Mr. Romney.

Iowa Republicans are going to continue to generate new voters for election day.

Do you know something we don't? ::)

I know a lot of things that you don't, but that's hardly news to anyone, is it?

Contrary to Marokia's nonsensical rant, Iowa Republicans have been locating new voters and growing their sizable advantage in voter registration for months now. These voters are likely white and in any case furious at the current state of the Democratic party.

Why? And what do you mean by "current state"? Is the party too diverse for their tastes? Would they prefer it whiter and more male?


Why? Because these voters have decided that the Democratic party does not serve their interests and values and have, thus, left. As a result Iowa Democrats have been losing voter registration especially in the western half of the state.

I am sorry if this bothers you.

Does it not serve their interests and values because they would prefer it whiter and more male?

Out of curiosity, is there any actual evidence of Iowa Republicans converting Democratic voters rather than gaining from a stock of independents? Because I'm skeptical of that narrative, whereas the latter makes sense in this environment for a state like Iowa.


Title: Re: IA: Rasmussen: Romney leads in a close race
Post by: krazen1211 on August 10, 2012, 03:54:12 pm
Does it not serve their interests and values because they would prefer it whiter and more male?

Out of curiosity, is there any actual evidence of Iowa Republicans converting Democratic voters rather than gaining from a stock of independents? Because I'm skeptical of that narrative, whereas the latter makes sense in this environment for a state like Iowa.

I suppose it is quite difficult to say. A couple years ago, the voters of Iowa removed a trio of judges because those judges failed to uphold the values of the people.


Generally speaking for the first 6 months this year, many Democrats and Independents were removed from the voter rolls while very few Republicans were, perhaps due to death or moving to another state.

In the past few months, the Republicans have been better at consistently generating new voters than the Democrats. I truly doubt they are converting Democratic voters to Republican as it is probably extremely rare for that to happen anywhere. This is certainly much more comforting than 2008 when the Republicans could not find many new voters at all while the Democrats found tens of thousands of them over the course of the year (most of them at the start of the year through the springtime).