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Poll: Romney 49 - Obama 44

repal Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 7:57 PM
dismissed just a few days later. Ewell and other Obama opponents were using early 1995 polling sheets to verify sigs of reg-voters, but city authorities had just purged 15,871 unqualified people from the 13th-dist list, Obama's challenges used the more recent, updated list. Askia was left 69 sigs short of the requirement. If names were printed instead of signed, they were declared invalid. If they were good but the person registering the sigs wasn't a reg-voter, underage-etc, they were invalid. Palmer had according to Obama campgn consult Ronald Davis, used 2 children to help gather her petition sigs. To this day Palmer denies the challenges were valid, and maintains she could have overcome the objections with more time and resources.

Say hello to the IBD/TIPP tracking poll:

- Romney: 48.7 percent - Obama: 43.7 percent

- Romney’s lead widened to 5 points from 2 points...

- Romney’s edge among independents widened to 20 points from 18 just a day before.

- Obama’s lead among women narrowed from 10 points to 8 points.

- Romney also continues to make inroads among middle-class voters, moving from a 6-point lead to a 10-point lead.

- The current data include only polls taken after Romney’s resounding debate win over Obama on Oct. 3.