Another Nail In His Coffin.....

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    Not that it is really necessary, as the wisdom of the American people is about to redeem the White House from the pretender....but:

    1. "Poll: 90 million will not vote in November

    2. Washington, DC — There is a large pool of Americans who do not intend to vote in November--about 40 percent of eligible adults--according to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll.

    3. Most of the non-voters would choose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to the poll.

    4. The last presidential election, in 2008, saw the highest voter turnout since 1960, but still almost 80 million didn’t vote.

    5. There is also a heavy negative tone to this year’s campaign. WSB talk show host Erik Erickson, speaking with Scott Slade Wednesday on Atlanta's Morning News, says that is actually a political strategy.

    6. “When you go really, really negative, you keep independents at home. They won’t go vote. They feel disengaged from the process,”...
    Poll: 90 million will not vote in November | www.wsbradio.com



    Then there's this:

    "More Republicans than Democrats are engaged in the presidential contest and voter turnout could decrease compared with the 2008 election, according to a Gallup poll on Monday.
    Seventy-four percent of Republicans said they’re thinking about the election “quite a lot,” compared to 61 percent of Democrats, the USA Today/Gallup survey found."


    Read more: Poll: GOP more engaged in 2012 - Kevin Cirilli - POLITICO.com
     
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    Democrats are depending on the large percentages they saw in 2008. They just may not see them this time around.
     
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    I believe that the following is closer to reality....


    "(CNN) - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday.

    A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.

    Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman. Davis said he had hoped Obama's presidency would make a huge dent in race relations, as well as move the Democratic Party further to the center."
    Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs


    Another realist turning away from Obama....

    ...how could it be otherwise?
     
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    # 3. Most of the non-voters would choose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to the poll.

    One of the the reasons given for not voting for him this coming November, are "disappointment in Obama's failure to deliver on Hope and Change."
     
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    That Gallup Poll with the 13 point R lead in excitement/engament in the election is what frightens the D's.

    You can see that excitement reflected in the attendance numbers at rallies. That's really rattling the left.

    The other point on this was of course donations; that not only has Romney just killed Obama in fundraising the past 3 months running but I saw that the R superpacs had raised I think it was 120 something million vs the D superpacs only raising 31 million.

    :D
     
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    90 million eligible Americans don't vote EVERY election year.

    In terms of US elections, 60% turnout is pretty average.
     
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    I don't have a link, but I did hear that in key battle ground states, democratic registration is down 800k, where as republican registration is down 71k.
     
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    yeah. voter apathy is a tradition in this country.
     
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    not unexpected as folks get more grounded to the issues that excites them!
     
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    Obama is practically a shoo-in at this point.

    Only an unforeseen calamity well beyond the natural ebb and flow of politics can beat him.
     

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