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Final NPR Poll: Romney Leads By One, Up Big With Independents

thabber Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 5:02 PM
The problem is that we haven't paid for the added cost of defense... wars without funding is a big part of why we are in debt. Wars with unintended consequences is why we have a power vacuum in the middle east. If we want to be the world's enforcerer, then we have to pay for it through increased revenues/taxes... Republicans don't want that. Special interests own the Congress, so we need to change our laws to limit the impact of money, but the Supreme Court was recently against that by calling companies people. Get rid of the money influence by getting involved in changing our Congress if you want to make a difference!
Chris660 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 2:01 PM
you could close the defense department, sell off all the tanks and planes, close all the bases. Forever do away with anything war like and you would still have an annual deficit of $700 bil. So what then smart guy?
Chris660 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 2:03 PM
or put another way, the problem is most assuradly NOT added cost of defense. Look at the cost of defense spending as a share of GDP, lowest since before WWII. Look at social spending, then get back to me. Obama phones, debit cards for alcohol, cigarretttes, and tattoos are a bigger problem.

National polling is going to be tough to come by over the next few days, as pollsters will struggle to get remotely accurate samples from much of the Eastern seaboard.  Indeed, Gallup and a few other firms are suspending their tracking polls until the mess is cleared up.  For what it's worth, Rasmussen's tracker still has Obama locked in at 47 percent, with Romney ahead by two.  The Republican maintains a six-point advantage on the economy, and for the first time, fewer than 50 percent of voters think Obama will win re-election.  Meanwhile, NPR has released its final...