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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

According to two polls, Mitt Romney has not received any boost from last week’s Republican National Convention.

Presidential candidates usually receive a small, if temporary bounce after their party’s conventions. That does not appear to be the case for Romney. According to Gallup’s daily tracking poll, the race has remained completely static through the convention, with President Obama leading Romney 47 to 46 percent.

Romney did receive a small bounce in Reuters/Ipsos’ four day rolling poll, but it has already disappeared. Romney led by one point in the Thursday edition of the poll and by two points on Friday, but by Saturday President Obama had regained his 44 to 43 percent lead.

One poll does show big convention gains for Romney; Republican-leaning Rasmussen Reports has Romney leading Obama by 4 points, representing a 6 point swing from before the convention. As New York Times statistician Nate Silver points out, however, “it does not read quite as strongly for him as compared to the long-term average of Rasmussen polls, which have had Mr. Romney ahead by about one percentage point on average over the past 60 days.”

Silver had noted before the convention began that it would be “a bad sign” for Romney “if he fails to pull ahead of President Obama in polls conducted in the brief window between the Republican and Democratic conventions — even if he gains a point or two.” So, while the lack of a bounce is not a disaster for Romney — the race is still essentially tied, after all — there is definite cause for concern for Romney as the Democratic convention begins.

  • Forrest Farrington

    no surprise

  • I find it hard to believe that the polls are so close. That should change during the DNC. Obama will do a good job !

  • No surprise here folks. Weak convention…weak bump. The Reuters/Ipos poll released today shows both candidates at 45%. Last weeks poll was Obama 46% and Mitt at 42%. The bump is weak considering the GOP had the floor nearly all week. Independents moved a few points in the direction of the GOP, which if everything follows history will certainly move again after this weeks convention. There does not appear to be very many in the country that have not already made up their minds. Like Bunny I find it hard to believe that the polls are so close. Time will tell.

  • Other than an empty chair the Republican convention did not produce the bounce they were hoping for. However, I have to admit that I am dismayed by how close the race is at this late stage of the campaign. It almost seem as if the positions stated in the GOP platform and the wild statements made by people like Akin, Tom Smith, Allen West, Michelle Bachmann and others are precisely what half of the electorate is looking for. No wonder they want to get rid of the Department of Education!

    • The RNC Lost 13 Viewers I Am Sure The People Got Tried Of Watching Them Try To Out Lie One Another !! The RNC= FAILED!!! One Big Old Lie Fest!!

  • The Republican did not present one solution for the economy..Theirs was a convention on bashing the black president…

    How can the Republicans stand for the people on Main Street,when they are down on all fours for people on Wall Street? Can’t be done…

    • jerryhulick

      And neither has the half breed, in 4 yrs. Oh wait, the US govt. down graded for the first time in history, $16 trillion in debt and growning. Yea big ears making great progress it all depends on what your understanding of the term solution to the economy is. Oh by the way the bamster is a mullatoo his mommy was white. He ain’t black he’s a n Oreo

      • FedupBadger

        And you r an ignorant tool! How much of that 16 trillion belongs to Bushman. Mutt is an empty suit and speaking of big ears-your boy Ryan looks like a runaway cab with the doors open, fool!

      • BDD1951

        And the US was downgraded because of a Tea Party congress. There’s no way you can blame the President for that.

      • jcbsdriver

        Oh my dear, you are SO ignorant in SO many ways, there is not enough space here to address it all.

        • jerryhulick

          It’s totally amazing how predictable you kool aid drinkers are. Let me guess you either on welfare or food stamps how about unemployed or unemployable either way your all losser. Damn I’m usually sharp but you character make me lose my edge, but I’ll get it back when I talk with a real person.

          • jcbsdriver

            See, you just proved my point.
            Hide behind your computer and keep insulting everyone that doesn’t agree with your point of view. Tell you what, you give us your name and phone number and some of us will give you a call and then we can talk like adults. But be prepared, you’re going to have to be able to back up your claims. I can prove I’m not on welfare, on food stamps, I am employed and don’t drink kool-aid. And you need to slow down when you type because I think you’re getting in a lather and can’t quite spell correctly or use proper grammar.

          • William Deutschlander

            jerryhulick – IGNORANCE IS BLISS, you certainly are in a blissful state.
            You should consult a mental professional as soon as possible.
            Remember to thank the Obama Administration for saving your a-s and the country from the HORRENDOUS ECONOMIC COLLAPSE of the WORLD ECONOMY known as the REPUBLICAN GREAT RECESSION of 2008 which will effectively hurt the U S ECONOMY through 2023.
            Also remember the REPUBLICAN HOOVER DEPRESSION of 1930 through 1950, The REPUBLICAN REAGAN RECESSION 0f 1982 through 1986, the REPUBLICAN H W BUSH RECESSION of 1989 through 1991.
            VOTE FOR DEMOCRACY, VOTE DEMOCRATS for all PUBLIC OFFICES in 2012!

        • Half Breed???? I agree with jebsdriver, you are more than ignorant!!!

      • jerryhulick

        As I see it there three of you against me. Now for the tough part each of you with an intelligence factor of 5 for total of 15. Hell I have shoes older and smart than that. In the Dimocrap party you guys must be mensa qualified. Oh I did notice you hide behind funny names except Alicia if thats his real name. take a good laxative and we’ll chat later when totally cleaned out

        • jcbsdriver

          Try to stay on track. Name and phone number please. Which Jerry Hulick are you? The one in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvannia or Michigan. Or is that your real name?

          • jerryhulick

            Hey little girl you just maybe getting close I didn’t think you were that smart. there be help for you yet

          • Maynard

            Jerry, I enjoyed your rebuttals. I suspect you only used the term half-breed jokingly. I am mixed European but I see greatness and potential in everyone. I did use a lot of words trying to be humorous. But to be more succinct, it does not matter what our ancestors were like. We all our one very closely related species, genetically. What matters is what Obama has been trying to do and what Romney would do if elected. Obama has helped people out with food stamps, but that is because so many lost their jobs in the economic downturn. Like a good ER doctor, he stopped the bleeding and each month a few more have been employed. The bigger measures he wanted to initiate since the House became predominately Republican have been blocked. Sen. McConnell admitted they were more concerned about getting Obama defeated and that is what they have been trying to do. With the fillibuster in the Senate, to pass legislation requires more than a simple majority of 51. It requires 60. So the Republicans have been able to block there too.
            Romney would gut measures to help the people whose jobs, houses, college education and health care is limited by the economy. It is likely he would get us into a battle with Iran because he promised Netanyahu of Israel his support. We should be taking care of problems here at home: infrastructure, education, jobs, housing and health.
            We should not get mixed up in “helping” fight foreign wars. Ron Paul said all that, but it did not get him nominated.
            I noticed you did not say anything about Romney ignoring requests by Senata employees in Freeport, Il. I am from Freeport and my parents worked for that company years ago when it was called Microswitch. We should not be sending good companies which are profitable to China. That is crazy and unpatriotic.

          • jerryhulick

            sorry Maynard close but no cigar. How about the bamsters great economic advisor, the CEO of GE how has sent damn near the whole company over to China or at least the Far East. I know that for fact I come from the town that had the washer dryer div. the stove div. the Refridg div. and the locomotive div. the only thing left is the locomotive div. allare gone. You really do seem selective in your dicsussion. Now think this one out, whne everyone is on food stamps or unemployment or SS disability, whos going to pay for this with no one work to pay taxes. Time to start thinking outside the box or WH talking points. Lots of beautiful words but very shallow in total understanding. Enjoy the day at least till Nov.

        • Alicia is a female name, and my name appears in all my posts. If you want to be taken seriously discuss issues, criticize specific policies, or offer ideas on how we can overcome our economic problems. On the other hand, if what you are trying to do is highlight how Tea Party enthusiasts feel, by all means, keep writing, we need more people like you to wing this election by a landslide!

      • judithinparaguay

        With all of your ignorance, you don’t even seem to know how the term oreo was used to describe folks who were black on the outside and white on the inside. Yes, it is a derrogatory term aimed at upwardly mobile black people who were turning their backs on their heritage. So you chose another slander, but, FAIL.

      • Lovefacts

        Your prejudice is showing.

        As for our debt, $11 of the $16 trillion is from Bush funding his two wars on credit. The remaining debt is from the Republicans continued refusal to consider raising taxes on our most wealthy. Oh, wait, that means you support Ryan’s and Romney’s plan to even lower their rates, while it rises for 98% of Americans.

        Our credit downgrade–according to Standard & Poors, Moody’s, & Fitch who downgraded it–was because of the Republican controlled Congress’ loud refusal to raise the debt ceiling. The S&P press release stated: “We believe there is a material risk that U.S. policymakers might not reach an agreement on how to address medium- and long-term budgetary challenges by 2013; if an agreement is not reached and meaningful implementation is not begun by then, this would in our view render the U.S. fiscal profile meaningfully weaker than that of peer ‘AAA’ sovereigns.”

        I sure wish people actual understood what what was going and could look past their blind hatred of having a half-white, half-black man as president.

      • Maybe you should know your history better, the U.S. was down graded because of the actions of George Bush. Also grow up all the name calling is not necessary. It makes you sound like a elementary school child. Oh, by the way Oreo is a cookie not a person. It’s people like you that help to keep this country down and not progress – WE all need to pull together to excel not talk about each other, we’ll either succeed together or go down the tube together.

      • I stopped reading your post after the opening phrase.

      • Kenneth Bailey

        Halfbreed? You sound like you have come out of the 19th century akin to the racist bullshit from those days. You are a pathetic person to throw around racially inclined names. This is what is wrong with the GOP group. You folks need to mature and face the facts. This is isn’t your grandpa’s America of white men but one of diversity. Embrace it and move on or the hate will destroy your life and health. Come to think of it this might be good for those of us who embrace diversity with open minds and hearts.

      • Elsa

        You are one sick puppy. People were kind when they call you ignorant, it is much worse than that.

      • Landsende

        Jerryhullick
        Your bigotry is showing. You don’t see that he’s half white. You only see the half black. Judging from your spelling and grammar you either didn’t finish high school or need to go back for some remedial courses. By the way, the US economy was downgraded for the first time in history because of the teapublicans. The rating agencies put the blame squarely on the teapublicans obstructionism. And no, I’m not on welfare or unemployed but I do listen to news shows other than Faux news who have admitted on camera that they lie. And rather than believe the rhetoric coming out of both campaigns I go to Fact Check and Politifacts to find out the truth. Try it sometime. It might help you to make more informed comments.

      • I have always argued with those who claim that our educational systems is failing our children. After reading this idiotic nonsense coming from ‘jerryhulick’ I stand corrected.

      • Maynard

        Is your last name hulick? I have not seen any pedigree papers at Westminster identifying that as a purebred. Oh Well, what is important is that Mitt’s great grandfather had four wives when he escaped to Chihuahua to preserve his right to polygamy, which I have nothing against philosophically, although I fear some of the “lucky” ladies might pine for a little more “personal” attention. However, that is not my point. The fact is that great (or was it great-great) grandpappy added another pinch hitter to the roster. My question is does Mitt know which one of the harem was his direct ancestor? Could she have been the one from “down under” down Mexico way? If so, that would make him possibly less than blue blood. Not that that matters really. Although it might to you, but I suspect in your hierarchy a Mexican maiden outranks and African chieftan.
        The thing that is really important is that Mitt does not believe in the American worker or even American industry. For decades the backbone of American business was supplied by Detroit auto makers. Yet Mitt wrote in an op-ed NY Time editorial that we should just let little old Detroit fail. Thankfully, Obama did not follow this sage business wit’s advice and we now have a thriving auto industry that has repaid its loans with interest and has kept many good Americans off those dreadful food stamps. The only free food we can afford, of course, is the businessmen’s tax deductible luncheons.
        As we peruse these matters his Bain buddies are forcing workers at Senata Technologies in Freeport, Il, to train Chinese to do their jobs. As it turns out their many years of service and profit making are coming to an end. You see, in early November, the plant is moving lock, stock and barrel to China. Mitt’s entourage and supporters at the Iowa State Fair called a delegation of the workers trying to speak to Mitt “Communists.” Ironically, it is the real communists in China that will be soon getting their hands dirty making micro switches that are used in autos, planes and MISSILES. Never mind. They probably won’t need them. Not if Mitt’s ilk keeps dismantling our economy.

        • No It is just plain HICK or Bumkin and Country is his first name

        • jerryhulick

          Wow you sure took up a lot of space to say nothing. Oh well your part of the menza group so your IQ is 5 also. You have to be washing in kool aid. I’ll take just one point, at least Mitt knows who he s father is as does your big eared boyfriend. I’ll leave it at that your not worth the effort little boy. so many words and nothing hahahahahah

      • Are you blaming Obama for you being stupid ?

    • That Cause If They Told They Would Not Get No Votes!!! Only From Rich People Cause It Just Rerunning The Trickle Down Bullshit That Caused The Recession In The First Place!!! Jobs I Guess He’s Going Give Back The Money He Made Shipping Them Out Overseas!! Also He Said Drill Baby Drill Along With Fracking Not Only They Going To Put Us In More Debt Now They Are Going To Destroy Our Land And Water!!!

  • jerryhulick

    Please stop the lying. 6 pts, is a very good jump but you can’t see it cause your head way the the bamsters butt. Even it was one pt. that will be more than enough to kick the half breeds butt

    • Lovefacts

      6 points from one poll, a Republican one. No other poll has him with that bump. The polls a fairly stagnant. We’ll know which ones are accurate Nov. 6th.

    • William Deutschlander

      Poor, Poor jerry, lets start a fund to get him the mental help he desperately needs!

  • howa4x

    Now its Obamas turn to paint Romney/Ryan as out of touch conservatives against women’s rights to abortion and contraception, against unions, the enviornment, want to de regulate Wall st, repeal health care, Tax cuts for the rich again, totaly against the middle class and down right liars

  • William Deutschlander

    The REPUBLICANS will not divulge their plan for the country, they desire to pull the same fraud they pulled in 2010. After they take office they will reveal their plans to DESTROY DEMOCRACY.

    Look no further than the AUTOCRATIC RULE the REPUBLICANS have pushed in the states they took control of government in 2010, diminish voting access, act like they are God on women’s rights, diminish the availability of public education, strangle state budgets, eliminate police and fire protection, lower the minimum wage, let the infastructure decay and become obsolete, eliminate health care for all, eliminate unemployment insurance, eliminate child protections, govern as dictators.

    VOTE DEMOCRACY, vote Democrats in all public offices!

    • WTexas

      What women’s rights are you referring to? Roe vs. Wade is settled and abortion (infanticide) is legal in the U.S.

      People are not supposed to be on minimum wage for long. It is mostly for teenagers to get their first job experience. If you work for minimum wage for long you are an idiot.

      • TheSkalawag929

        You must be a man who agrees with the republican’s actions if you can’t see the republican agenda against women in any more depth than just Roe v Wade.
        You have an odd view of the current job market if you think people aren’t supposed to be minimum wage for long.
        I agree that minimum wage jobs should be for entry level positions. But with the current condition of the economy and being that employers hold the upper hand at the moment people are forced to take what they can get.
        So I think that it would be idiotic not to take the minimum wage job until something better comes along.
        Or would you rather have them go on the public dole?

        • WTexas

          Aside from abortion, what other actions are you referring to? Republicans are not against discrimiation or contraceptives or women in the workplace.

          As for minimum wage jobs, yes, they are entry jobs meant for new immigrants or teenagers. The more you increase the minimum wage, the more unemployment increases becuase fewer business can afford to pay the higher wages. As far as taking a minimun wage job, if that is all there is, then take it.

      • It is folks like you that allowed Texas to become the leader is minimum wage job growth in the country. The Texas miracle is more like a disaster.

        • WTexas

          No. Its not. Texas has a very low cost of living as compared to blue states. Lower wages go a lot further down here than in New York or Boston.

  • WTexas

    But Barry can’t get up to 50% either…

  • howa4x

    Romney lacks the passion for his cause and it shows. He is not a red meat conservative, and really just mouthing the words. Plus the vision is bad. People are tired of tax cuts for the rich that haven’t produced any jobs, and are tired of war. The public is angry about the Wall st meltdown and talk of de regulating them again scares people. All the endless banter about abortion will not get the womens vote and trotting Ann Romney out there to say women really don’t care about that is way out of touch. Also the story of her and Mitt living in a basement apt when they were 1st married is touching but out of touch when she has mansions with car elevators, and never worked a day in her life. Raising 5 kids is tuff but with their wealth there is no mention of a nanny? My wife and I raised 3 and we both worked, and what about all the single parents out there. Talk of cutting the saftey net is for them. Also the vagueness of Romney alows others to define him. Basically the republicans want to replay Bush II, and people are getting a sense of it. If you want to repeal Obamacare what is the plan to replace it? Who is going to sacrifice the most if you want to cut the deficit and cut taxes? Are we going to war again? These are questions that weren’t answered, or defined. Where’s the meat???
    Another problem for the republicans was the Tood Akin story breaking during the convention. It had Ryan back pedeling on abortion, since he was a co sponsor of anti abortion bills with him, and caused a flip/flop on the issue, which is bad since the top of the ticket has more positions than the Kama Sutra
    All and all it was un inspiring and dull like Romney himself.

  • TheSkalawag929

    To all who respond to jerryhulick you are doing exactly what he wants.
    You are paying attention to someone whose opinion should be ignored but a person that should be watched carefully.
    I wonder how many posts he would leave and how much more over the top they would get if he were not responded to.

    • jcbsdriver

      But it’s knida fun to see him decend deeper and deeper into the cesspool of his mind.

      • TheSkalawag929

        I know. I takes a LOT of restraint for me not to egg him on myself. 😉

        • jerryhulick

          No skag I think you have your hands in your pants or maybe the bamsters

  • ObozoMustGo

    When did your home become part of your health care?

    I thought you might find this interesting, — maybe even SICKENING! The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed, — before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren’t the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many realtors do you think will vote Democratic in 2012 ? Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a
    3.8% sales tax on it? That’s $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc . When did this happen? It’s in the health care bill, — and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be so that it doesn’t come to light until after the 2012 elections? So, this is ‘change you can believe in’? Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% sales tax . If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax . This bill is set to screw the retiring generation, — who often downsize their homes. Does this make your November, 2012 vote more important? Oh, you weren’t aware that this was in the Obama Care bill? Guess what; you aren’t alone! There are more than a few members of Congress that weren’t aware of it either.

    Have a nice day!

    “I don’t think your boss should get to control the health care you get. I don’t think insurance companies should control the care that you get. I don’t think politicians should control the care that you get. I think there’s one person to make these decisions on health care and that is you.” – Guess who said it

    • jcbsdriver

      There has always been a tax if you sell a house and don’t rollover your profit into your next home purchase. If you downsize, buy a house that is of less value than the one you sold, then the difference is taxed as a capital gain. Are you saying that this is a new tax on top of the one that already exists? Or is this replacing the existing tax? Would be interesting to know.

      • Landsende

        There has always been a tax on the sales profits over $250,000 for single homeowners and $500.000 for married homeowners if you don’t rollover the profit and buy a home of equal or more value. What Bozo is referring to is an email that has been going around for sometime. The National Association of Realtors put out a letter saying the claims are false but some people continue to perpetuate the lie. The tax has nothing to do with Obamacare. It’s easy to check out these false claims by going to Fact Check or Politifacts which unfortunately some people don’t bother to do.

      • ObozoMustGo

        jcb… it is, in fact, a new tax that is part of the Obozocare law that was jammed through Congress against the will of 60% of the American people and with ZERO bipartisan support.

        Have a nice day!

        “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured … but not prove they are a citizen.” – Ben Stein

  • jerryhulick,, you need serious professional help!!!

  • They do not want the equal pay for women, they are against abortions of rape and incest against early childhood development programs against planned parent hood, WIC programswhat else do you need to know

  • THE GOPs HAVE NO VISION FOR AMERICA!

    IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL GENERATIONS TO FIX THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY CHENEY
    AND GEORGE BUSH–IF I WERE JEF BUSH, I WOULD NOT EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE HIM
    AS MY BROTHER. HE IS THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY!!!!

  • Mitt Romney did not mention Afganistan once. mentioned debt once in his acceptance speech. After several attempts to win one single National Leadership, he spent 45 minutes of his time euoligizing himself. Now he is lecturing Obama Campaign. M y question to you are better off during Bush regime or current Obama administration?