Patch's Poll: Who Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election, Obama or Romney?

Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?

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 preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 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.

PaulRevere September 09, 2012 at 06:21 PM
SOLYNDRA? Did Anybody ever hear of this company? Who is Solyndra?
Klair Waters September 10, 2012 at 02:14 AM
George Kaiser is the key to unlocking the Solyndra Gate. Dr. Chris Gronet has friendly ties with Mr. Kaiser and Goldman Sach' Mr. Rubin. This is a political saga and tax payer nightmare which has been raging since 2006...well the public lies didn't really start hitting the fan until 2008. I've been watching this blatant act of robbery unfold on a monthly bases. I was doing the research on Solyndra before it announced it's bid for an IPO...basically Solyndra was and is still being used as the $$$ medium between Goldman Sach and The Obama Administration. No wonder why they pulled the bid for the IPO...If shares in Solyndra had been traded on the open free market, every US taxpayer would have been an accomplice to some sort of theft crime...Ponzi scheme??? Plain robbery in my limited book. Whatever the crime may be...all involved have sold their souls for $$$. How to siphon off taxpayer's $$$s 101. So sad in what Greed has done to so many Souls.
PaulRevere September 10, 2012 at 07:00 AM
Edmund: I wish there were more who would write their frustrations down. People are mostly followers. If you could start a group, it becomes a town of support. Connecticut is on top five list of "Taxes". Real Estate taxes levied on your Homes is why I maintain "WE DO NOT OWN OUR HOMES". We , the people have Become the "NEW SLAVES" for Government workers. Pure-Plain and Simple to understand. All our homes are Rented from the Government as they continue to raise the rent each year. Do you know what I mean.? They will wipe you dry until "Freedom" to buy what you want is Gone.
Hansa Junchun September 25, 2012 at 03:19 PM
There's an "I don't know" button which is far better than other patch polls, but where's the "I don't care" or "It doesn't matter which of them wins, we're all doomed, doomed, DOOMED!" button? Listen, forget about this useless Presidency. Focus on punishing the people who broke our economy, stripped its assets, and shipped our jobs and future to Asia in exchange for cheap plastic landfill. Where is the righteous indignation at the failure of our legislators, like the unspeakable servant of multinational corporate interests, Rosa DeLauro? How can people watch Congress recess without fulfilling its Constitutional duties and not demand their removal from office? Why does Rosa DeLauro and her pals get re-elected every election only to sink us deeper and deeper? End this pathical joke now: throw Rosa out of office, and let's get rid of Larsen, Himes, Courtney, and every other wretched incumbents at the same time! Cleansing that cesspool of utter corruption is the first step to seeing some change. All it takes is indignation and action!
Klair Waters September 26, 2012 at 06:04 PM
H. J. Two (2) comments: First; SCYTL (scytl.com), is an operational definition in answering the WHY? do they continue in being re:elect'd. Second; a basis for a foundational cleansing to be most effective, with positive affectional properties begins with: ( http://thewordpress.com ) search for: "WHO CONTROLS AMERICA" or, ( http//thezog.wordpress.com ) -the answer to every question regarding "who is who" and which entities literally contol how we breathe, eat and sleep...then it becomes as Hegel quoted,"...the discovery of something new is only a History revealing itself." It's a shame, that sometimes, Emerson's revelation concerning conception vs. perception can become very distort'd when a person adds personal sensitivities to the factual/truth seeking equation. The qoutient becomes biased and ambiguity reigns supreme. The two(2) sites listed; if perchance a body is unfamiliar with their existence, will enhance and clear the fog of ambiguity which is shaking society into a perpetual state of confusion, anger and chaos.


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