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Fri May 25, 2012, 03:36 PM

Obama, Romney continues to be tight race - OR How the republicans plan on stealing Ohio in November

CLEVELAND - Summer is not even here, but presidential politics are sizzling. A new Real Clear Politics poll shows President Barack Obama with a razor-thin lead of 45.5 percent to 43.6 percent over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Real Clear Politics obtains its results by taking the top 10 news media polls from across the country and averages them together.

NewsChannel5 anchor Chris Flanagan sat down with WEWS political analysts Lee Weingart, a Republican, and Peter Lawson Jones, a Democrat. Among the topics, the presidential polls, when will most voters begin to pay attention to the race, and the gay marriage issue.

The three also touched on the very heated U.S. Senate race in Ohio between incumbent Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Josh Mandel (R-Ohio), the current state treasurer.

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Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/political/newschannel-5-political-analysts-talk-race-for-the-white-house#ixzz1vub3wkrR

Do they really think this race is that close? REALLY? What a bunch of fabricated elephant shit.

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Reply Obama, Romney continues to be tight race - OR How the republicans plan on stealing Ohio in November (Original post)
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Fri May 25, 2012, 03:59 PM

1. Obama up by 2 points sounds about right to me


This is a swing state with deep Republican roots. There's a Republican governor and the Republicans have a pretty wide margin in the State House. The US House delegation is also heavily republican. Ohio has 13 Republican House members and only 5 democrats.

There is one from Senator from each party, but remember too that Brown is still in his first term and was elected in the Democratic landslide in 2006. That was an exceptionally bad year for Ohio Republicans, as they were coming off of Taft's disastrous governorship and the Bob Ney scandal, all while there was a national Democratic trend going on. The conservative Democrat who replaced Ney is already gone and Ted Strickland's old seat went Republican in 2010.

I think it's going to be very close here in November. While I would give Obama a slight advantage, it really could go either way. Remember though that even if Romney ekes out a win here, that doesn't get him all the way there. He can't win the presidency without Ohio, but Obama can (as long as he takes Iowa, Nevada and Colorado).

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