Romney Narrows Gap In Polls Following Debate

A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Mitt Romney trailing President Obama by only two points – 47% to 45% – for the third straight day following Wednesday’s debate. Prior to the debate, Romney was behind six points in the same poll.

While 55% of registered voters thought Romney did a better job, Obama had an approval rating of less than 25%.

But before you start packing your bags for Canada, Ipsos pollster Julia Clark doesn’t see this first of three debates between the two candidates as a “game-changer,”otherwise Romney would “continue to make gains.”

“He’s narrowed the race but he doesn’t seem to be overtaking Obama,” Clark said.

And in decidedly better news for the Obama administration, a report issued on Friday showed that unemployment fell from 8.1% to 7.8%, the first time it’s fallen under 8% since the start of his presidency.

Clark warns, however, that “Americans don’t change their views on how things are doing economically based on jobs numbers.” So to recap: televised debates, yes – job numbers, no.

See ya in Canada, eh?

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  • Dumdum

    I hope that Auntie-Christ Romney wins. That way when he and his demon consort Ryan take away every last right and privilege of all queers everywhere. We can say I told you so. Guess it’s time for us to get back in the closet and hide our lights under a bushel. Let the uptight gay republicans straighten their ties and polish their penny loafers break out the bubbly the end is nigh.

  • tdx3fan

    The American people, as a whole, are uninformed jackasses that would rather pay more attention to style than actually do a bit of research about substance. Obama really fucked this one up. The remaining two debates are not about the economy (which is the most important issue in this election). This just became a very close election, and Romney has a very good shot of winning.

    Personally, if it was not for the whole gay rights thing, I would love to see Romney win. I just want to see how bad people regret their stupidity when he raises taxes on the middle class and institutes taxes on the working class and the poor. I also can not wait to see him turn Medicare and Social Security into privately run voucher programs. I would personally love to see Romney accomplish everything he wants to accomplish (other than gay rights) simply to see how many people would come to realize just how far off base he really is. It would make his re-election almost impossible.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @tdx3fan: Your statement, “The American people, as a whole, are uninformed jackasses,” is typical of the America-hating Left. Not only do you guys throw around hate speech about America and Americans, you get all giddy when barbarians across the globe start burning our flags and killing our citizens. You support radical Islam, even though it would like to see all gay men and all of our female relatives dead or forced into subserviance. And yet you claim to have common sense on this issue.
    And your other comment, “I would personally love to see Romney accomplish everything he wants to accomplish simply to see how many people would come to realize just how far off base he really is. It would make his re-election almost impossible,” says it all: Obama turned out to be every inch the great impostor most of us knew he was, and the man whom the Left once deemed to be “The One” is now an embarrassing failure in every sense. He can read a mean TelePrompter, but he can’t speak off the cuff worth shit. So I think you’ll get your wish; I think you’ll get your opportunity to see what kind of job Romney will do, just like we got a chance to see how God-awful a job Obama did.

  • Dumdum

    @BJ McFrisky: And you are typical of the self-hating right. I suspect that you are not even Gay. Or you are an affluent queer with a disposable income who would benefit from Romney and his ilk, since you are always attacking the left and defending the right. Voted for both Bushes who started a war over oil that they profit from. And along with Regan and his trickle down economics has created a deficit that has little to do with the middle and low income people of this country. And contrary to popular belief in this country America is not the greatest nation in the world as we are constantly brainwashed to believe.

  • Cee

    This is so sad that America relies on appearances rather than research and facts to decide who they will vote for. If you decide who you will vote for by watching a Presidential debates you’re an idiot. I wish there were more independent thinkers and people who think outside of the box. I’m so tired of being surrounded by sheep in America who can’t even read between the lines. Mitt Romney stood up there and told a bunch of lies and made a whole bunch of baseless claims. Do your research people! Everything Mitt Romney said during that debate has already been dismantled, debunked, and exposed as lies all across the blogs, internet news, message boards, etc. GOOGLE is your friend in this case. The information is there and the facts cannot be disputed. You can dress up lies. You can wrap a piece of shit in nice wrapping paper and put a bow on it. It’s still lies and it’s still shit. Don’t let appearance full you. Get off your ass and do some research. Lazy ass America. That’s one thing I agree with. I think Mitt Romney and Obama have both alluded to the fact that Americans are lazy at one point in their campaigns.

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  • BJ McFrisky

    @Dumdum: You contend that “contrary to popular belief in this country America is not the greatest nation in the world as we are constantly brainwashed to believe.” And that is where you and I will always disagree (but thank God you acknowledge that it is, in fact, the popular belief in this country). On the other issues . . .
    Am I gay? You bet I am. (frankly, why else would I be here? Also, are we supposed to be capitalizing the word “gay” now?)
    Am I affluent? Somewhat, but only by my own hard work.
    Am I self-hating? Hardly. I’m fucking awesome.
    Would I benefit from Romney over Obama? In my opinion, we all would—well, everyone who isn’t on the dole or obsessed with gay marriage. And you never know about the gay marriage thing, Romney might “evolve” just as BHO did.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @Cee: I couldn’t agree more that we need to get those lazy-ass foodstamp mommies off welfare and back to work.

  • Cam

    The media is so incredibly desperate for this to be a close race that they are purposely ignoring facts in their reporting.

    They are using a “NATIONAL” Poll. The problem with that is, we don’t have a popular vote nationally. We vote state by state. So yes, in states like Texas and Utah, Romney is up by 20 points which really shows in a “National” poll.

    A person needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. In State by State polls, states that are solid Obama or heavily leaning Obama give him approximately 290 electoral votes.

    Romney has never once climbed above 191. So Obama is already far ahead of the votes he needs to win. Even if Romney picked up every single toss-up state he would still lose.

    It’s a shame that the press feels the need to create the news rather than just report it.

  • Dumdum

    @BJ McFrisky: And just exactly what would YOU do with the uneducated unemployed poor? What is your brilliant plan? Take away welfare? Just how many homeless people do you want? Shall we drive them all into the sea? Turn them into fertilizer? Maybe we should chop up all of these parasites sucking on the withered teat of lady liberty and feed them to hogs, so idiots like you can eat more pork chops and bacon. What Draconian laws would you endorse? Lets hear your solution Mr. Armchair politician. What other pearls of wisdom dost thou have oh great gay republican? Yea I thought so.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @Dumdum: If you’d have asked nicely, I would have engaged you in civil debate. But since it’s obvious you only want to rant and name-call, I’ll take a pass on this one (although I will state that neither wealth nor poverty are rights or plights of birth: We all have the ability to carve our own paths, and if you believe otherwise, it’s because since 1965 Democrats have convinced you that you are nothing without governmental assistance).

  • Dumdum

    @BJ McFrisky: Have YOU ever been homeless? Have you ever been so hungry that you dug in garbage to find something to eat? And by the greatest nation I suppose that means richest. Which we are one of the richest nations in the world. Were 1.5 million children are homeless. 47 million people unemployed. Where one fifth of this nations wealth belongs to one percent of the population. I have no political affiliations as I do not trust ANY politician not Obama not Romney because they ALL LIE. THEY belong to the one percent that are paying less in taxes than they were in 1953. Congress has blocked Obama’s feeble attempts to fix things he is no firebrand he is as weak as Romney is phony and creepy. The redistribution of wealth, the cutting of defense spending and heavier taxes on oil and the wealthy one percent would make a big difference. Education, job training in conjunction with housing and assistance. But what do they do? They cut the very tools and programs designed to empower people to make their own way in life. 16 million dollars is spent every night in Las Vegas Nevada just for fun. I am an Anthropologist it is my job to observe human behavior amongst other things. It is easy to criticize when you are comfortable and well fed. 50 million people cannot do as you claim to have done as far as personal success. Yet that is what you and your conservative friends think needs to happen. Kick them to the curb, sink or swim. I spent a year in the Peace Corp in Africa 1983-1984 I have seen things that still haunt me to this day. And I say yet again. Armchair Politician.

  • Dumdum

    @BJ McFrisky: I would have asked if I had thought for one second that you would be open minded. However your comments have been singular in scope and does not express the ability to grow beyond your seemingly limited level of consciousness. I would be happy to provide my email address for an intelligent discourse if you are up to the challenge. I have been to university and have done extensive field research on several continents. So bring it on buddy! I do respect you and you have a mind, lets do it and see what happens. I am game. Are you? Just a heads up I did work and put myself through school, aside from grants EARNED through achievement not charity. I worked my freaking ass off. My anger is my armor. Because the simple truths seem to escape mankind until we have an earthquake, fire, or flood.Within the philosophical frame of critical social theory, critical thinking is commonly understood to involve commitment to the social and political practice of participatory democracy, willingness to imagine or remain open to considering alternative perspectives, willingness to integrate new or revised perspectives into our ways of thinking and acting, and willingness to foster criticality in others. SO BRING IT BIG BOY !!! Narrow minded armchair neo nazi politician,prove me wrong, take the challange. BE A MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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