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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 November 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.

Teri September 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM
sorry, was typing in a hurry. above i meant to say the meltdown started in 2007. Barney Frank took over the Financial Services Committee and Dodd took over the banking committee.
George September 13, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Tom...not sure what you're reading but I never talked about the Bush or Clinton economy...
George September 14, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Terri is absolutely correct...and now we have a foreign policy meltdown in the Middle East. After cutting Mubarak loose and supporting the "arab spring", and supporting the rebels in Libya with the famous "leading from behind", we are now reaping the rewards...the Muslim brotherhood has taken charge in Egypt and 4 Americans, including our ambassador, are dead in Libya! And this guy doesn't have time to meet with the Israeli prime minister because he has a date with David Letterman!!! And the sycophants in the media continue to give him a pass rather than ask the tough questions...imagine reporters' questions if a Republican was in the White House! The only bunch more embarassing than this administration is the media that helped elect him and continues to swoon all over him!!
Stacy Estrada October 20, 2012 at 08:30 AM
i do believe that there will be more jobs because mit robney is a business man and but in oredr for that to be their is going to be lots of deaths a lot of older americans receiving medicare and medicaid for their health and babys and childrens receiving medical or healthy families will be dying with medication problems who we pay taxes in so obviosly the population will be going down but i honestly perfer paying more taxes for thoose people in need so there for ill vote for obama all the way you wont be seeing changes in 4 yrs cause he has to clean a mess from the president before ummm who was he oh yeah republican and about receiving your kids tuition funds in taxes back u all ready do with obama
Emily October 20, 2012 at 08:46 AM
Charles, You like all your Bush hating friends never seem to mention one important thing. It is true that when GW took office the economy was on an up-tick and that was the case through-out the beginning of President Bush's first year. Then we had the largest terrorist attack on US soil. The attacks on September 11, 2001. Remember that? The financial crisis began that day. You can talk about the wars like GW just started them with no reason but America wanted blood and Congress and the President did what the citizens wanted at the time.

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