After the Conventions: 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?


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

Dr. John September 20, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Stanley, I rarely get involved in "party politics". That is GOP/DEM battles . I try to stay based on ideology, but I agree with you. It is about time we get the white southern democrat Jim Crow laws off of the books for good
brian September 22, 2012 at 06:44 AM
Personally i think a president that can't even make a public speech with out screwing it up shouldn't be reelected. Yeah he is trying to reform are healthcare by making everyone that don't accept his healthcare pay a fine so we have to accept his decision or get penalized. When he was elected he stopped drilling in the gulf but when reelection is up drill drill drill. He just preaches what he wants the public to hear not what he is going to give us. Which is basically what anyone that is trying to get elected does. But what has obama really done for the country. Just because bin laden was killed it wasn't because of him he was just in office don't give him credit for it we need change period.
reg September 22, 2012 at 03:02 PM
what, exactly, was this public speech you refer to, brian? And as for this "fine" - you mean how no one can join a private insurance group immediately before a needed surgery, then drop out right after, meaning everyone else pays for that coverage? You also don't know what you're talking about on offshore drilling - he's reminded companies of offshore opportunities since late 2009, and without any modifications to existing restrictions. And who gave the orders on bin laden, brian? Shoot, Bush called it off and said it wasn't a goal - now, the terrorist is out. You're a clear example of a troll; you pursue old stories to post last minute comments that are all false.
JoSCh September 22, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Trolls post things that are at the very least provocative. I'm afraid brian isn't a troll, just a partisan liar. http://www.trollingacademy.org/
carol October 03, 2012 at 01:39 PM
totally agree


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