By The Right Scoop


This is great news from Gallup. Measured on Oct 10-16, Romney is now getting 51% of the vote from likely voters to Obama’s 45% of likely voters. Among registered voters it is much closer at Romney 48% to Obama’s 46%.

About 

Blogger extraordinaire since 2009 and the owner and Chief Blogging Officer of the most wonderful and super fantastic blog in the known and unknown universe: The Right Scoop


Comment Policy: Please read our new comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.


NOTE: If the comments don't load properly or they are difficult to read because they are on the blue background, please use the button below to RELOAD DISQUS.

  • Orangeone

    Is this before or after the debate? And weren’t the “independents” in the audience chosen by Gallup?

    • AbdulBX

      7-day rolling period.

    • http://twitter.com/aa7ya Stacey Hanrahan 

      Before.

      • Orangeone

        Be interested in the next one to see how much Romney lost from last night’s debate.

        • Aikalo80

          I really dont think Romney will lose any. Did you see the Luntz focus group, all for Romney. Even the MSNBC focus group had most leaning Romney.

          • Orangeone

            I understand about the focus groups which are a small group of people all together discussing things.  And the Luntz focus group was not all for Romney, there were several that stayed with Obama, including the large woman in the back row that claimed Romney won’t allow women in the workplace.
            The real sign is what people watching either alone or with friends thought and that should be evident in the next poll.
            I find it had to believe I am the only one that has aborted Romney to vote Independent after his pro-amnesty stance.  Violation of federal law is a violation of law and they need to be enforced universally not picked and choosen from by a President.  Here Romney doesn’t differ from Obama and that’s something I will not vote for.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F4TQVSD6WC7PZW37WRSQI6LMO4 Field

              Pro-Amnesty as in supporting kids being brought here at an early age serving in the military being considered for citizenship? I’m not aware of any pro-amnesty Romney stance.

              • Orangeone

                Yes and that is pro-amnesty. These anchor babies know they are violating federal law.  And who’s to say Al Qaeda won’t enter our military the very same way.  They have and they will.  Intern and return.  If they want to emigrate, there is a legal pathway to do so with requirements that need to be met, period.  Romney said criminals would not be allowed to stay.  Each of them is a criminal.

                • Howard Ochs

                  Orangeone, I appreciate the valid points you make here. But is that reason enough to vote for Obama? Because that is essentially what you’re doing by either not voting or voting for some other “independent”.

                  I have the same issue with Romney, among many others. He was far from my choice, but I’ll crawl over broken glass to vote for him to be rid of Obama.

                • Orangeone

                  Howard,

                  On this one I stand on principle and have blasted Romney and his team through Twitter for his position on illegals.
                  I shall not pull the lever for Obama nor can I for Romney. I cannot vote for someone who admitted will violate federal law.  It really doesn’t matter anyway, I live in a blue state and we’ve already been told our votes don’t count and voter fraud takes care of anything close anyway.  I will vote R for other offices and hopes someone will be elected to Congress.
                  I’ve tried my best to be behind Romney but he blew it.  To put the burden of anchor babies and their countless family members on taxpayers and business owners like us is unacceptable.
                  That doesn’t mean I won’t fellow Scoopers that continue to support Romney.

                • http://twitter.com/commonsenseobse commonsenseobserver

                  You’re full of Obamaloney.

                  I’m sure it wouldn’t be amnesty if those immigrants waited in line and applied through normal procedures with the same restrictions, which has always been Romney’s policy.

                  We can’t be rounding them up, neither can we let them languish here. Self-deportation is one course, of course, but there’s only so much it can do.

                  And aren’t “anchor babies” automatically citizens anyway, according to SCOTUS? It’s their families that present the problem, in any case, and we can’t just wish that away.

                  You ought to be blasted, putting your country on the line because of some paranoid and cynical fear.

                  “All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.”

                  “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

                  – Edmund Burke

                • Orangeone

                  Keep your baloney to yourself. You are acting like an Obamabully.  Anchor babies are not citizens.  Our laws and case law is very clear, you cannot benefit from the fruits of an illegal action!  Illegals giving birth in the US is benefiting from their illegal entry into our country.
                  We most certain can and should round them up.  It would happen to Americans if we illegally entered another country, ie Mexico.  Perhaps you ought to check out what they do to illegals.
                  Romney made his point last night, anchor babies go to the head of the line, no questions asked.  And who is going to collect their finger prints and DNA and run it against all of the unsolved crimes in the US to prove they haven’t committed a crime?  Are you going to pay for it?
                  Intern them and return them to sender and pack up their 10+ families right along with them.

                • http://twitter.com/commonsenseobse commonsenseobserver

                  You’re full of Obamaloney.

                  As far as I’m concerned, the Supreme Court has been very clear on anchor babies, even if we disagree on how prudent a course of constitutional interpretation it may be. United States v. Wong Kim Ark. Are you, perhaps, suggesting that Romney ought to violate legal precedent as President? He can oppose it, he can advocate against it, he can appoint judges who can change it, but he can’t contravene it. Yet.

                  You cannot round illegal immigrants up for the same reason that you can’t “collect their finger prints and DNA and run it against all of the unsolved crimes in the US”. What you can do is to end magnets, implement strong employment and exit verification systems, secure the border, allow states to enforce their own laws. Romney has never advocated rounding them up and interning them, nor has he advocated “no questions asked” amnesty, but rather letting illegal immigrants wait in line like anyone else.

                  Of course, you may disagree with Romney’s position on encouraging legal immigration, but that doesn’t give you the right to invent pure Obamaloney.

  • Arrrggghhh

    I think RealClearPolitics is dragging its feet on updating their electoral map. It’s been hanging at 201 Obama, 191 Romney and the balance undecided for several days now. It certainly seems like at least Florida and NC are clearly leaning Romney now. Perhaps they don’t want Axelrod to blow a vein.

    • Rightstuff1

      I agree with you and to add to that. RCP take the Rasmussen polls and the Gallup polls and they dilute them with polls by the PPP or ABC news polls etc which are partisan polls so the effect of the major polling groups is diluted. Gallup now has Romney up by 6!!!! but it’s competing with a poll by Politico showing Obama up by 1 and an ABC/Wash Post poll showing Obama up by 3 etc….

      • Arrrggghhh

        Good point re: the partisan poll dilution effect. Although I generally don’t trust the polls, I have to admit that it’s encouraging to see them trend the ‘right’ way. It makes me cautiously optimistic.

  • bjohnson55

    Whats that I hear in the distance???? Could it be MANDATE!!!!!!

  • BlueGood

    WOW…THIS is FANTASTIC!

    American’s aren’t as stupid as “O’Bama bin Lyin” and his Cabal of Socialists want to believe.

    Calling them Knuckleheads, idiots and my personal favorite: Obama campaign co-chair Eva Longoria retweet: Women, minorities ‘stupid’ to vote for ‘racist/misogynistic’ Romney; H/T Twitchy.com

    Really happy for America’s future folks, but you must not let up and keep working for your Republican Candidate to cross the finish line FIRST!

    • http://twitter.com/WatchmanDave Lee Brooks

      American’s aren’t stupid…Obama created an addiction…sublte a it is…they are addicted…call it a addiction to the socialist-marxist-castro-chavez political drug…

  • sjmom

    This, I assume was pre debate and looking forward to the margin widening over the next several days. Instead of the race tightening I expect Romney’s lead to grow even more. At this point because Monday’s debate is about foreign policy Obama is pretty well finished having the opportunity to explain to the American people what he will do in his second term about the economy.

  • poljunkie

    ….AND on AOS headlines he has

    ‘CBS’ snap poll confirms that Romney won on the most important issues this cycle.

    Romney won on “The Economy” 65-34.

    On the Deficit, Romney wins 70-29. Seventy.

    On Taxes, Romeny wins 54-46.

    • http://twitter.com/commonsenseobse commonsenseobserver

      What about immigration, which some strange people on both sides think is the most important issue? Or abortion and tampons?

  • denbren52

    : )))

  • JoelDick

    It’s still concerning – why is Ohio so stubborn?

    By the way R/R can still win without Ohio if he gets Colorado, Virginia, Iowa, and Nevada. The latter two will be tough, but maybe easier than Ohio.

    • Tiffini

      The employment rate in Ohio is low and gas prices too I think, at least according to what I’ve been reading due to their Rep Governor, but there is hope, Romney’s crowds are just exploding in Ohio. so theres hope.

      • ZM71

        Gas Prices aren’t that low here, $3.60 for regular today when I filled up. But unemployment is fairly low, particularly in Columbus. That being said there has been decent turn out to the Romney campaign events I have seen and at least at Ohio State, there is a surprising amount of support for Romney. At the Obama rally here I would wager a large portion of the crowd were not students, just based on what I saw and the general atmosphere was one of being annoyed that he was here.

        • Tiffini

          Thank you for posting your info it’s very helpful.

    • wodiej

      Sorry for my bluntness but screw Ohio. All this nonsense that no president has won without Ohio like the state is God’s gift to a person being elected. It’s some fallacy that pundits, advisers and otherwise supposed intellectuals have planted into the heads of voters. Think for yourselves for God’s sake people! Pray, pray, pray!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

        as much as i agree with praying, when you do your own little experimentation with the electoral map you realize how very very very easy it is for the guy that manages to win Ohio to win.

        My map that i’ve updated with current polling http://www.270towin.com/

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    Keep it coming. We not only need a win for Romney, it would be great if we could have a landslide for Romney. THAT would send a real message to both the Democrats and Washington. Real change is coming and it has nothing to do with Obama. I’m beginning to feel like it’s going to be a big win for Romney.

    • Tiffini

      I agree big win, very few if any riots, would send a clear message to both Dems and Washington, and might I add the Media that seems to think we are all stupid and that they know what’s best for us. I feel a big win too. Let’s hope both our feelings are right.

    • wodiej

      Of course it has to do w obama. If it weren’t for him being so radical, conservatives would not have awaken to how progressive they have allowed the party to become! Bush was a big spender and other so called conservatives before him. Let’s not let this happen again. Wake up call!!

  • Aikalo80

    heys guys sorry for the dumb question, but does likely voter mean someone who will vote, and does registered voter mean someone who may or may not vote? I have never voted before, this is my first time.

  • http://twitter.com/jaz2cox Jazcox

    Romney was solid and good in the debate and he is crushing Obama on issues, not stupid debate points! Let the left continue with their delulsions!

  • Rocco11

    You have to have the mentality of a Jonestown cult member to vote for 4 more years of this hot mess…

    • wodiej

      rofl….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7FEKYRPO27DV3U5SCOION6M7U Chris

      LOL … Brevity is the soul of wit.

  • sDee

    :)

    “When I was President”

    Obama has checked out. He’s got his mind on “fish and poi” and the beachfront mansion.

    Romney just needs to keep finding ways to get under his skin.

    • kong1967

      That shouldn’t be very hard. Obama is very thin skinned.

  • http://twitter.com/WatchmanDave Lee Brooks

    and do do do…like vote

  • Rob_Bryant

    Lemme try my best Great One impression here…

    “Polls schmolls! Get out there and do what needs to be done! YOU, are the Paul and Paulette Reveres! Do what we need done, and they won’t see it coming! Politically, we must CRUSH them! That’s right I said it!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7FEKYRPO27DV3U5SCOION6M7U Chris

    I want to see a big red map of America on Nov. 6…
    With blue CA, IL, and NY going “But, but, but…”

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    It is great news. And I do not see the trend changing. Turns out Barack Obama is not so good on equal pay for equal work for women. A bit of post debate fact checking not panning out for Obama.

  • shield1

    UNINSTALLING OBAMA…..……………. █████████████▒▒▒ 85% complete

    • DebbyX

      CLEVER :) I like it!

    • kong1967

      Hopefully Obama doesn’t crash the hard drive before we complete the uninstallation.

  • Nukeman60

    If the polls keep trending toward Romney the way they have, the 3rd debate will be easy on our eyes and ears. It’s on Foreign Policy, so Obama will come out on stage, speak for 10 seconds and walk off.

    Obama: “I killed bin Laden. Help me out here, Moderator.”

    End of debate. We go home and vote in droves. Biggest landslide of all time.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PAWCZHLV35VC3JDET5BSJ67QY4 WorldTraveler

      Actually, most foreign policy experts are anticipating a big win for Obama on foreign policy.
      Romney is really weak in that arena and will likely stick to rhetoric instead of what he would actually do.
      But, since most Americans have NO clue about foreign policy issues, nor do they care much, even if Romney has a poor showing it wont matter too much.

      • Nukeman60

        Well, as it has been shown in the last month or so, Obama has no clue of Foreign Policy, so he should get lots of votes then. But, he did personally kill bin Laden, didn’t he.

        Obama had absolutely no clue of Foreign Policy when he was elected 4 years ago, and four years on-the-job training doesn’t seem to have helped much. Did I mention he killed bin Laden with a golf ball?

  • dk_in_tn

    Holder, Axelrod and Justice Dept. will be coming at them even harder than ever.

  • SKL53

    Let’s see why…because Mitt SPEAKS the TRUTH!!! The libs LIE>>>LIE>>>LIE>>>ALL THE TIME! This is the progressive, Communist MEDIA for life!!! America should challenge these Communists! Hold fast the truth that Romney/Ryan are HONEST with America!!!

  • SKL53

    Obama is a community organizer! Let’s look at his affiliations…Rev. Wright…The Muslim Brotherhood, Russia, China, Syria, Lybia, Egypt, Palestinians, William Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, The New Black Panthers, SEIU, The Unions, Radical Islamists, Al Qaeda… America feel free to add to this detrimental list of subversives!!!….LEFTIST HOLLYWWOOD…LEFTIST MEDIA…

    • kong1967

      If it’s anti-American, Obama’s a member or a supporter.

  • SKL53

    This DRUG ADDICT president is truly a DEGENERATE!!! Would you want your children to model this low life????

  • Army_Pilot1967

    For the life of me, I can’t understand why anyone would even consider voting for obama. He hasn’t done anything positive for the country over the last four years that I can readily recall. Maybe that’s just my reaction to how I perceive obama as president of our great nation…he’s incompetent and in over his head.

    • kong1967

      Yeah, but consider that Romney is getting death threats from people afraid of getting their welfare taken away. On their side are people who feel sorry for the poor and want to throw everyone elses money at them. “Fair share” is like fingernails on a chalkboard to us, but to them it’s like whispering angels.

  • kong1967

    So this was before the debate. This is great news, but I want to see the one several days from now that will include the impact of the debate.

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …NOVEMBER 7 ,2012 election results = 57% Romney / Ryan ,
    47% Obama / Biden

    then repeal OBAMA CARE , start construction on the KEYSTONE PIPELINE , DRILL BABY DRILL in the U.S.A. , cut all FOREIGN AID to the Nations who support SHARI’AH LAW ,implement LEGAL IMMIGRATION POLICIES … anymore just add to this list .”