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Published: Monday, May 7 2012 7:00 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

could someone please tell me who those are that are voting for obama? it is hard to believe that anyone would vote for this guy again. how much more damage will result in a second term? i shudder at the thought.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Oh for heaven's sake!! Romney hasn't even gotten the GOP nomination yet, hasn't selected a running mate, and we haven't seen where our economy is headed this summer. I've heard Condoleezza Rice's name mentioned as a possible running mate. That would make Obama break out in hives.

Hayden, ID

Obama owns most of the news media that spins his economic and administrative failures into “successes”. Obama sits at the head of the most scandal ridden administration in the history of America (fast and furious, GSA parties, secret service melt down, Solyndra Scam and on and on). Americans on food stamps are at an all time high, more American’s homes are underwater than ever before and our national debt has grown more under Obama than all other presidents combined. Obama has more than 8 times more money than does Romney for their respective campaigns. Nearly half the population of America pays no federal income taxes while nearly 80% of all federal income taxes are paid by the wealthiest Americans. Obama wins because half the population believes they have a right to take the property of other Americans and Obama is never held accountable and has more money!

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

"ute alumni" There are close to 50% of the population that are, in some form or another, dependent upon the government. Obama will try to convince them that his way is the only way for them to stay "afloat". Lets hope those people without jobs will vote for Romney and REAL jobs, not just government jobs or handouts.

There's also a sizable chunk of the population that think they won't get healthcare without having Obama in charge.

Also, the "polls" are usually pd. for by the mainstream media who are, WITHOUT QUESTION, cheerleading for an Obama re-election.

Kearns, UT

Tin foil hats are out this morning!

Good to see the same group of posters whinning day after day.

Cut taxes, that will fix everything! Money is bound to start trickling down the ladder eventually, right!

Companies will hire when they need to hire. When they have demand for more of their product/service. To think companies will suddonly go on a hiring binge if we lower their taxes, same old Republican fantasy. Keep feeding the beast and the beast will take care of everything!

Marlborough, MA

Mountainman, you are hilarious! Do you come up your own material or do you have a staff of writers? Are Fitness Freak and Rifleman on the writing staff? ROTFL!

Hayden, ID

@ IMAN. Everything I stated is fact! As Sir Winston Churchill said, “truth is incontrovertible, ignorance will deride it, malice will attack it, but in the end, there it is”!

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

The slumbering masses of ignorant voters are beginning to awaken to a realization that the current left-wing government is ruining America. Indeed, future polls will show the public moving solidly away from left-wing candidates.

The current administration has been relentless in its attempt to turn this Country into a welfare state in which government controls all aspects of life, from birth to the grave. What is more, the left will hesitate at nothing to silence all who oppose it.

The left uses the tax structure to take and take, and then expects gratitude and applause when it gives a few morsels back through entitlement programs. Far too many have been fooled by this practice for far too long. Only those who continue to be fooled would even consider keeping the current leadership in power.

Tooele, UT

I am Latino and for sure 110% I won't vote for President Obama, he really let me down and the country Can't effort 4 more years with him it will be a Monumental disaster.


Willary, it is small businesses that do the bulk of the hiring, so yes, when you lower taxes they can hire more.

Montesano, WA

What these polls do not show is the undecided voter. they have historically went for the challenger in every presidential race for the past 60 years so with that number puts Romney ahead 52% to Obama's 46%

American Fork, UT

In a way, I hope mittney wins. Because everyone here is so sure republicans have somehow found the magic cure to all our ills in the last four years that I will have one expectation of his administration. Fix it. All. If you really believe that it's within the capability of the president alone to manipulate the economy and gas prices and illegal immigration then you've got four years. Fix it.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Here's what DN don't want you to know about, why Romney carved out slim lead over President Barack Obama, in national polls over false promises. Ask yourself this question, if the AP wire story is true, and, Oil plunges below $97 on US demand, then why is gas at the pumps still about $4 a gal.?. We know the GOP won't answer that, because all they care about is guns for the hunters, (remember the NRA says that "Guns are inanimate objects" and don't kill people hogwash, and subsidies for the Koch Brother's and their "Rich and Famous" and more tax breaks for them alone. Yes their "welfare for the rich" government subsidies to big business, pork-barrel Pentagon contracts to weapons makers, huge tax breaks for wealthy individuals, and most recently, colossal contracts for post-Katrina reconstruction to politically connected companies like Halliburton. Blame the GOP and their deregulated commodities modernization act. We can't afford a situation where some speculators can reap millions, while millions of American families get the short end of the stick at the pumps, can we now?.

I don't like Romney or/and Obama.

My truthful views.

Whos Life RU Living?
Ogden, UT


That would be fun if Romney was the next President. I just hope that these same people who are so critical of Obama stay consistent with their scrutiny. Hmm... But for some reason I highly doubt that will be the case.

Montesano, WA

@ Hutterie,
Well to quote the current President " If I can not turn this economy around in four years, then this will be a one term proposition" Well he did not turn this economy around so Come November he should be fired! Oh Reagan had a far worst Economy then Obama had inherited. Unemployment was double digits inflation was a rocket sled on rails interest rates we 21% and rising. Reagan turned that Economy around with a Democrat held congress remember Speaker of the house Tip O'Neil? They worked together and fixed the Economy over 20 million new jobs were created. Obama has had zero Job's growth. The only reason why Unemployment numbers are down is because people have fallen off the records or have given up looking for work. so the real unemployment numbers is around 17-20 percent.

Ex-Pat of Zion
Lititz, PA

If there is a "Sadducee" class within the LDS ranks (plenty of circumstantial evidence to support this ... particularly in Utah), then Romney represents that class and that attitude toward the "publican".

Salt Lake City, UT

This is like the third article of this nature on this site within the past 1-2 weeks and the only way that happens is because after the last time there was one of these, both Gallup and Rasmussen flipped back to where all RCP polls had Obama ahead again. Are we going to get one of these articles every time Romney takes a lead in any poll but never any when Obama leads in polls?

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

What a big change it would be if Romney was elected president.(sarcasm) It will be more of the same that we already have now. Why bother voting for Romney when he is already in office in the form of Obama? We will have increasing national debt, expansion of the patriot act, war, TSA gropedowns etc etc.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK


But Reagan had to take a bullet to do it. If he had not been shot, there is no way that he could have pushed his proposals through the Democratic congress.

Somewhere in Time, UT

This is very encouraging. However, the campaign is fought on a state-by-state basis. National numbers are not as indicative. A candidate can get 100% of the vote in California and still only get 52 electoral votes. The number that really counts is "likely voters" in the battleground states. Currently, those polls are also looking encouraging for Romney.

Go Mitt

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