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Post-Conventions, Who Will Win Election?

Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Are you betting on Obama or Romney?

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 prefer Obama to Mitt Romney by the slimmest of margins, 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?

Vote in our poll below, and let us know your reasoning in the comments.

Ed Pacelli September 12, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Paul, I completely understand. It seems that those who support Obama have a curious form of macular degeneration. On a similar note, I just saw "2016 The Movie" in Ridgewood. It's been there for about the last week or so and the theatre was almost filled, on a Tuesday night. Borat & company...your days are numbered...Chicago beckons. Thank you Denesh Desuza Ed Pacelli
Paul J. DiBartolo September 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I read the book and will wait for the DVD. The book was very well written and the criticism that D'Souza never talked to Obama so the details are suspect is hogwash. A lot of the book was based on Obama's own writings so who's putting out hogwash? Additionally, as I stated above, if these people who question D'Souza's effort want to be consistent they better clean all the biographies off their bookshelves because unless the subjects were interviewed personally the information is useless.
AllTaxedOut September 12, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I have e-mailed Mr. D'Souza today about whether he attempted to get Obama to cooperate on the author's books. Most biographers will attempt to get their subject's cooperation; there are some who no doubt barely reach out just to say they did. I don't believe this is the case with D'Souza. I'm hoping I hear from Mr. D'Souza on this question as it seems to be of great importance to those who wish to denegrate D'Souza for his efforts regarding Obama. If D'Souza asked for Obama's input and Obama refused to respond, even with the understanding of what D'Souza's works were about, then what is the reason? I would think if someone is determined to write a book or two about you, you'd like to be sure it's done right! You'd want to be certain your audio-book words (from Obama's own book, "Dreams From My Father") are not going to be taken out of context. Just following logic.
Bill Baker October 05, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Does America want Rowe back in the White House, with Cheney's daughter as Secretary of State, and Bolton Secretary of Defense?
Mike October 05, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Stop smoking that crap, its rotting your brain

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