Comments about ‘President Obama, Mitt Romney running neck-in-neck in 3 battleground states’

Return to article »

Published: Thursday, May 31 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

...and it's only May,

Wake me in mid-October so I can watch Pres. Obama get re-elected.

I'm looking forward already to 2016.

Perhaps after the Tea-Party lunacy will be over,
and the Republicans will snap out of it, get real, and nominate Jon Huntsman Jr.

Kearns, UT

Those Iowa numbers don't bode well for Mitt. And not just in Iowa, but the rest of the MidWest, including toss-up states Ohio and perhaps Pennsylvania/Wisconsin. Obama has made up a lot of ground in Iowa from a few months ago, especially considering Mitt and the other Republican candidates spent a good 6-8 months campaigning on the ground in Iowa.

Salt Lake City, UT

After this Nevada poll RCP has moved the state from leans-obama to tossup. That leaves their ranking at Obama 237 Romney 170 with 131 delegates left in the tossups. Tossups are Arizona (11) Colorado (9) Florida (29) Iowa (6) Missouri (10) Nevada (6) New Hampshire (4) North Carolina (15) Ohio (18) Virginia (13) Wisconsin (10). Obama would need 33 to win, Romney would need 100 to win.

I have a hard time seeing Obama lose Wisconsin. I have a hard time seeing Romney lose North Carolina, Missouri and Arizona. Giving those 4 out would make it Obama 247 Romney 206 with Colorado (9) Florida (29) Iowa (6) Nevada (6) New Hampshire (4) Ohio (18) Virginia (13) left. Since Obama would only need 23 more delegates winning Florida would be sufficient. Alternatively he could go with
Ohio + Nevada or Iowa
Virginia + New Hampshire + Colorado or Iowa or Nevada
Colorado + Iowa + Nevada + New Hampshire

I have to think the advantage still lies with Obama but it's very easy to see Romney having a path to victory. He absolutely has to win Florida though. Losing that is game over.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?" It's actually 5 trillion, but who is counting??

Might as well make it "6 trillion", because that's where we'll be by November.

Mcallen, TX

People are not very wise when electing leaders.

If Fidel Castro was running as a democratic presidential candidate, he'd win California, New York, and at least forty percent of the voters.

Distorted statements, and false promises, will fool ignorant voters.

Everett, 00

Mcallen, TX
People are not very wise when electing leaders.

Distorted statements, and false promises, will fool ignorant voters.

10:07 p.m. May 31, 2012


Don't tell me.....

You voted for G W Bush, TWICE!

Mcallen, TX


Not even once.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments