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After the Conventions: Who Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election, Obama or Romney?

Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?

It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte Thursday night, both the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election. Let the real race begin.

A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign.

The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy.

Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various factors: incumbent advantage, fundraising clout, even religion.

Patch wants to know: Regardless of who you support for President, who do you think will actually claim victory in November?

Let us know who you think will win and why in the Comments below.

Jane Gray September 24, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I have posted my favorite picture of Mitt Romney,,,,,, he looks like a man who works hard, tanned from outdoors, stress shows between the eyes, he has not had an easy life dispite his money,,,,,,,,,I am hoping he gets elected. I think he is a good man, should check his small talk, as he did not think what he said would go national. I would hate to be secretly recorded and videod without my knowledge. That was really creepy, a set up. That would tell me that the questions were also leads to get him to speak out,,,,, this was a private affair, I would not want that done to me. We all say things off our mind that may offend someone, the bible warns about talking too much. Yes Jane,,,,,,stop writing! smile, but really.
Helen Carter September 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Thanks Jane and Christine for all your comments! Christine ...the credit rating of the US was down graded again to AA- so, twice Obama with his large debt has caused America to look bad. The media is not talking about this. Jane...Bless you, for speaking the truth about Obama! Have you heard this: President will not meet with any world leaders during UN General Assembly. President of Egypt is warning Obama that the U.S. better change its foreign policy - but why meet with foreign leaders when you can hang out with Joy Behar / The View? (he recorded the show today will air on Tuesday) Last week Obama subbing a meeting with Israel for the Letterman show and Rappers. Obama does not spend anytime working for the American people, he is out there trying to save his job - oh, notice Oprah is not supporting him anymore? What happened to her support? Or she learned the truth.
Jane Gray September 25, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Thank you Helen,,,,,, I noticed this about Obama's and TV though I don't have one working at this time, must depend on internet news. Thank you for catching me up,,I really appreciate it, and so good to do this for people who appreciate it. I noticed, Clinton leads Obama, Clinton was dispicable in our White House, then writes a book or two,,,,,,He is really just a southern "charmer", like a snake in my book,,,,,,,,,, I am alone in this also. He ruined Monica, a love struck stary eyes naive young woman,,,,, she played her part but HE was the ADULT and authority,,,,,He should have gone to prison! I know Obama has been playing "cute" for some time now,,,,,a play for votes and fun! He may know people are really REALLY fed up and actually afraid if he gets re elected. That is why I have spent my time trying to open this election up here locally. I have been pleasantly supprised over the positive response, that and I had noticed that that great movie was not getting any local notice ,,,,,,,,,I hope that theater has a packed house each time it show's. Jane
Jane Gray September 25, 2012 at 12:35 AM
PS HELEN,,,,,,,,,, I am saddened that the world leaders are being snubbed by this president of ours, it took years to build the trust and he is tarnishing it all with his "arrogance". This senator walks out of no where, makes great speeches, and won our trust and the Presidency! His wife is doing all the "goody things" and the kids are sweet. I watch him, I have a pic of him with the book about the NEW world,,,,,,,as one commentor said, Obama is ready to usher in the "New World Order",,,,,,,he has already started. Attacks on our foundation, favoring radical issues , when he cant stop his spending, he is sending millions to Kenya, which is not his place to do all this without approvals of ALL the people , not just his cronies. jane, enough for now!
Jane Gray September 25, 2012 at 12:59 AM
This comment was removed I would guess? (Arvid P. Sloan also commented on After the Conventions: Who Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election, Obama or Romney?. "The bible is just a book, wake up to gods truth.") I am responding to this one Arvid,,Sloan,,you need to find out that the Bible is the Inspired words of God, passed down through the ages,,,not to be taken away from or added to. I was raised by a dad that read passages every nite. He taught us parrables, and lessons. I had a wonderful dad, who loved all people. Perfact, no, but a dad who was reading me the funny papers before I could read them,,,,,,,,back to the bible,,, It has survived all the wars, all the discrimination, all the hate and crimes, it is GOD's word. I am sorry you choose to pitch it out,, in favor of "your god" as that may really lead you astray. I have met many men who say they are a "Christian" and then they show they are not. They say things like "oh, I have my own religion" or " I have the new age religion" or I worship the earth, or the trees, or or or,,,God stated that we are to have no other gods before HIM. He does not need me to defend Him or His words or HIS bible. You could distroy all the bibles of the world and many would have memorized the pages, in many countries. It has saved many in prisons all over the globe and it is being translated all the time to accomedate those who want to read God's word. You pulled my string on this one,, I disagree with you on this 100%. Jane

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