It is time for Republicans to start panicking?

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    General Election: Romney vs. Obama

    Poll Date Sample Obama (D) Romney (R) Spread
    RCP Average 1/12 - 2/9 -- 48.4 43.6 Obama +4.8
    Rasmussen Reports 2/7 - 2/9 1500 LV 50 40 Obama +10
    FOX News 2/6 - 2/9 1110 RV 47 42 Obama +5
    Reuters/Ipsos 2/2 - 2/6 881 RV 48 42 Obama +6
    ABC News/Wash Post 2/1 - 2/4 879 RV 51 45 Obama +6
    USA Today/Gallup 1/27 - 1/28 907 RV 48 48 Tie
    NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 1/22 - 1/24 RV 49 43 Obama +6
    PPP (D) 1/13 - 1/16 700 RV 49 44 Obama +5
    CBS News/NY Times 1/12 - 1/16 1021 RV 45 45 Tie

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - General Election: Romney vs. Obama
     
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    Is it October?

    No.

    It's February.

    Calm down dear... you're making an ass of yourself.
     
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    Panicing? Is that a word? Did you mean prancing?
     
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    They've been panicking since we found out there were no WMD's.
     
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    I've been laughing at you and the 6% of your posts that do not contain lies.
     
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    Looking ahead to November, Obama edges Republican Mitt Romney by 5 percentage points (47-42 percent) in a hypothetical matchup today. In January, the president had a narrow one-point edge (46-45 percent). Both leads are within the polls’ margins of sampling error.

    The president’s advantage widens against the other GOP contenders. Obama leads Ron Paul by 10 percentage points (48-38 percent), Rick Santorum by 12 points (50-38 percent) and Newt Gingrich by 13 points (51-38 percent).

    Among independents, Romney tops Obama by 9 points. Last month, independents also broke for Romney (by 5 points).

    More voters overall would be enthusiastic or pleased if Romney (28 percent) or Santorum (27 percent) were to become president than Gingrich (23 percent) or Paul (21 percent). Still, President Barack Obama tops them all, as 41 percent of voters would be enthusiastic or pleased if he were re-elected.

    Fox News Poll: Obama Holds Edge Over Republicans In Matchups | Fox News
     
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    Not really.

    I do think Romney is a sure fire loser, to be sure, and Obama will get a second term if they nominate him. But I thought that when the spread was only 1.2.

    The thing about Romney is the more people get to know him, the less they like him.

    However, end of the day, this thing is going to be decided on the economy. Right now, it seems to be improving. But there are whole lot of pitfalls between now and October.

    Europe could collapse, setting off another world wide recession.

    Israel could attack Iran, driving gasoline up over $5.00 a gallon.

    The Chinese economy is much more tenuous than folks think it is.

    The sad thing is, Obama doesn't really deserve a second term. He's been an awful president. But the GOP hasn't offered a better alternative- yet.
     
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    YOu can find all the polls you want, but the fact is, no one is happy with any of these guys.

    None of the Above would be surefire winner, if we could get him on the ballot.
     
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    That's pretty much it.

    November will be about the trajectory of the economy and whether the GOP can offer up a candidate who isn't a stiff. The only way the GOP avoids a stiff is a brokered convention, and that's still not likely. Ya never know, I guess.

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    :lol: He seems a bit panicky himself...
     

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