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  •  What sort of "polls"? (0+ / 0-)

    I don't put much stock in them.

    all I know is Obama won OH last time by 104,000 or so votes.

    that's not much of a margin.

    "A civilization which does not provide young people with a way to earn a living is pretty poor". Eleanor Roosevelt

    by Superpole on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 02:02:43 PM PDT

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    •  No, it's not a huge margin, in (0+ / 0-)

      either absolute or percentage terms. It's also a margin that is likely to go down simply because 2012 might end up being tougher than 2012 in Ohio.

      Just for shits and giggles, let's chop that in half. Do you think Portman can move 52,000 votes, just by being from Ohio? Maybe he can; stranger things have happened. I think he will probably move some votes, for a few different reasons, but short of single handedly reviving the state's economy, particularly its manufacturing base, in less than two months, it just won't be by that much. Also consider that he might not be hated by Democrats, but he's hardly loved, and that he represented the old OH-02, which was Obama's third worst district in Ohio in 2008. There's probably only so much untapped potential, unless this district has a shit ton of voters waiting to emerge from the woodwork to support a Romney-Portman ticket.

      "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

      by bjssp on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 10:05:32 PM PDT

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