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Just a quick diary summarizing the info from the House of Ras today to save everyone from having to give our "friend" Scott any extra hits than necessary.  It seems the president gained a point in the daily tracker and another point in the swing state tracker.  Ras admits all information was collected before last night's debate so there should be additional movement over the next few days.  

I am fired up and motivated after last night - let's keep working hard to GOTV.

The full Swing State tracking update offers Rasmussen Reader subscribers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

In the 11 swing states, the president earns 50% of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 47%. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and another one percent (1%) undecided.

That is up one point from yesterday when it was O 49 - R 47.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 48%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

This is also up one point from yesterday when it was O 47 - R 49.

A lot of this is statistical noise but I will take what I can get.  

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  •  Polling all of those swing states together is such (0+ / 0-)

    a waste of money. How about this Scott Rasmussen: stop doing those completely useless poll and donate to the NortheasternJim Vacation Fund. Thanks!

    •  You're sad today NEJ. I wonder why? :-D (6+ / 0-)

      It's a waste of money when Obama is doing well. Maybe Gallup will have better Romney news for you later and you can quickly diary that poll. ;-)

      Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

      by First Amendment on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 08:12:23 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not sad! (0+ / 0-)

        You protest too much.

        I'm not going to post polls until Saturday - 3 full days after the debate, or if the poll was taken entirely after Wednesday if it's a 1 or 2 day poll (the dust needs to settle the day after the debate for people to digest what the news people are saying what happened)

  •  Our friend Scott? (1+ / 0-)
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    I dunno 'bout that.  

  •  Clearer picture (1+ / 0-)
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    I think the crosstabs of one of the national polls (I wanna say Gallup?) showed the Pres. getting absolutely killed in the South (Romney +22) but winning all other regions by approx. 5. This was noteworthy because while the Presidents' numbers in the south have collapsed compared to earlier in the cycle - his numbers in all the other parts of the country remained largely static.

    Now - this is obviously not the most scientific, nor do we know what states are included where. Polls had obviously been tightening across the board before last night's debate. But it would explain some of the utter randomness of the polls these last weeks if Romney is running up the score in the already very-red states.

    Sidenote: The President 100% used a binder joke on Michelle last night and The President 100% slept on a couch for the second straight debate night.

    Have a good day y'all!

  •  What about Job Approval? (0+ / 0-)

    We often become fixated on polls, but that is the real test here.

    When we were ahead, people at DailyKos said to fight like we were behind. When we were behind, people at DailyKos said to give up.

    by NoFortunateSon on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 07:59:33 AM PDT

  •  Intrade movement (1+ / 0-)
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    Dr Swig Mcjigger

    President Obama stood at 75 percent before the 1st debate and was down to 60 percent with in 24 hours.  Last night he stood at 61.7% when the debate began. He's back up to 65.5% right now.

    I think it will take a week or so, but he should be back over 70 once the post-debate polls shake out.

    "Unrestricted immigration is a dangerous thing -- look at what happened to the Iroquois." Garrison Keillor

    by Spider Stumbled on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 08:04:47 AM PDT

  •  ras seems to be polling rationally (0+ / 0-)

    His state polling seems more realistic in most cases except for a couple of senate races I think he is spinning, like Ohio and Va.

  •  I Made Calls Here In Florida This Morning (1+ / 0-)
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    A lot of the calls I made the phones were disconnected or their answering machine messages were full.  A good many were not home.  Many at first were unsure of talking to me, but eventually did.   I don't know if pollsters are taking into account how many voters who are going to vote for President Obama in Florida are just not available by phone.  But what it is worth, I believe they are more President Obama supporters who will vote that does not have their voices heard at least by polling firms.

    "Don't Let Them Catch You With Your Eyes Closed"

    by rssrai on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 08:49:22 AM PDT

  •  Strong number! (0+ / 0-)

    50 to 47 in favor of Obama in the swing states is a strong number ... more so given it comes from Ras. Wish they had a state-by-state break down, but I look forward to more numbers in the next few days.

    Change the world. Ask questions.

    by AstroCook on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 08:57:08 AM PDT

  •  Meaningless. All we need is OH+NV. O wins.nt (0+ / 0-)

    If I knew it was going to be that kind of party, I'd have stuck my ---- in the mashed potatoes! - Paul's Boutique

    by DoctorWho on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 09:22:36 AM PDT

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