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Romney’s Leading The GOP Pack, But Obama’s Leading Romney

Romney’s Leading The GOP Pack, But Obama’s Leading Romney

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney had been dubbed the frontrunner for most of the primary cycle.  But now, the polls are finally starting to agree with the designation.

The latest USA Today/Gallup polling has Romney pulling far away from the rest of the GOP contenders, such as they are. Although he still has yet to garner the preference of the full majority of Republicans, he’s inching closer at 42 percent. He also leads his closest rival, Rick Santorum, by a full 15 points. Interestingly, there appears to still be 10 percent of voters who have yet to pick a favorite out of the current crop.

Or maybe that undecided 10 percent are women?

Gallup’s polling of swing states is showing the continuation of a trend that became clear a few weeks ago — women are overwhelmingly supporting President Barack Obama.  “In the fifth Swing States survey taken since last fall, Obama leads Republican front-runner Mitt Romney 51%-42% among registered voters just a month after the president had trailed him by two percentage points. The biggest change came among women under 50. In mid-February, just under half of those voters supported Obama. Now more than six in 10 do while Romney’s support among them has dropped by 14 points, to 30%. The president leads him 2-1 in this group.”

If Obama is really leading Romney 2-1 in the women under 50 demographic, it’s clear that some of the votes he is taking includes Republican women.  Which goes to show that for the first time, the Republican party has finally managed to go so far to the right on women’s issues that they’ve left the women of their own party behind.

 

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2:51PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

I agree Robert. I will confess to not having read a whole bible, but I don't believe there is anything in there stating who can or cannot get married. But you are right, and Jesus never stated such either. So anything these interpreters want to state to justify their own intolerance is their problem. As far as I am concerned, if gay people are not hurting others, why do others want to prevent them from equality?

2:41PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Being gay is part of the natural cycle. I didn't decide to be gay or heterosexual. All I remember is when I was around 11 or 12, breasts were suddenly terribly exciting. I had no idea why.
I am sure gay people had the same types of revelations at about the same time in their life.

The problem the gay people had, was, they didn't FIT in any recognizable camp.

Anyone who believes God hates part of his own creation is simply an idiot. Just because a Book said he did, doesn't mean he did. But we are horribly off topic so I will discuss this no further.

2:39PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Beautifully put, Robert.

2:32PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Semantics semantics semantics!

This IS a country inhabited by Christians….that's a fact. But Jews live here, BUddhists, Hindu is practiced. ALL kids of religions are in this country. THAT is how our forefathers wanted it. They didn't want the government in the business of Religion. Many of them LIVED in countries that DID, before they came here. One nation, Under God, doesn't mean the CHRISTIAN God.

Being gay is a problem in God's "creation of life" system.
While we are in the womb many things pass through our brains, many hormones, and its all a matter of timing that decides where we fit. If God didn't want it that way he wouldn't have created the system the way he did. He left room for variables. Us not liking it is mind numbingly unimportant. The system IS what it IS, created by God. Many people are born with both sets of organs. Sometimes the DR guesses wrong when he or she snips bits off.

God doesn't care about anything that silly. Religions distort the words of God to create their own interpretation. Gay normally don't reproduce sooooo they are not important to people trying to build societies. The Bible was written by such Men. It was INSPIRED by God…..not written word for word by God. Same thing is true for the New Testament. Jesus didn't write the new testament. He didn't come to create a NEW religion. He preached that people could speak directly to God. They didn't need this church hierarchy to understand God.

6:45PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Hmm looks like the winds are changing. I'm glad.

6:45PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Hmm looks like the winds are changing. I'm glad.

12:04PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Aravis, all these things you are preaching, sound like a Rick Santorum soundbite. I really don't need you telling me how stupid you think I am, because I don't go along with your interpretation of what Jesus said. He never said anything about having ANY couple being able to marry. As I said, although he was certainly not for cheating, he stepped in and protected Mary from being stoned to death. So again, don't try to tell my what I, as a Liberal Christian, have in my heart. You really don't have a clue. What I said before has nothing to do with my lifestyle. I am a straight person. However, unlike you, I do not try to impose my views on others. And comparing gay people to having sex with animals is someone Rick Santorum said. So, you either picked it up from him, or from your own twisted mind. Either way, that's your problem. I really can't stand it when people make such ridiculous comparisons. The great thing is, most young people think that is a ridiculous argument. So, as the older generation dies off, this change will happen. Most people don't live in your dogmatic world, and since Jesus never said what you are claiming, you can live with or not.

5:30AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

John

Please re-read your bible. Jesus never overturned any tables to help the poor. He overturned the tables because the pople was gambling in the church & desecrating the the temple which should be respected as God's house. I am not saying that Jesus is not loving. What I am saying is that tho he is loving, he still expects everyone of us to obey him & his father's laws or he will destroy those who do not.

And do not be stupid. If I tell you that having sex with a horse is an abomination & a sin & displeases me greatly & I will wipe the person who do such a thing off the face of the earth. Must I also tell you not to marry the damn horse? Reminds me of my son. I told him that as a punishment I dont want him to take one step out of the house for the week. So he rode his bike out of the house. Is this some kinda candid camera thing going on in this orld nowadys?

C'mon John, we have to stop rearranging & nitpicking just to get our way. You cant have it both ways. Either you are for God, or you are against God. If you are a christian & you follow the Bible, then do so. If you do not believe in God, then do not. But dont try to reform who God is & twist his words to suit your lifestyle. Instead, twist your lifestyle to suit God's word.

BTW I do not watch the news at all. I never did. I cannot tell you one person on Fox, CBS, CNN or any news station. Out of all the things to watch on TV do you think that I would choose a news channel???

2:39PM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Even John Voight's daughter doesn't listen to him; so why should we?

3:37PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

An open letter from actor Jon Voight to President Obama:
June 22, 2010
President Obama:
You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone’s enemy — and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm’s way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.
You have brought this to a people who have given the world the Ten Commandments and most laws we live by today. The Jewish people have given the world our greatest scientists and philosophers, and the cures for many diseases, and now you play a very dangerous game so you can look like a true martyr to what you see and say are the underdogs. But the underdogs you defend are murderers and criminals who want Israel eradicated.
You have brought to Arizona a civil war, once again defending the criminals and illegals, creating a meltdown for good, loyal, law-abiding citizens. Your destruction of this country may never be remedied, and we may never recover. I pray to God you stop, and I hope the people in this great country realize your agenda is not for the betterment of mankind, but for the betterment of your politics.
With heartfelt and deep concern for America and Israel,
Jon Voight

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