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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 11 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

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There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Listen to or read information that confirm your bias.
Talk to people who confirm your bias.
Believe in polls that confirm your bias.
Bias confirmed.

Steve C. Warren

Romney may be at his high-water mark in the polls. That's because he and Ryan, because of their evasiveness and deceptiveness on issues, must constantly explain themselves. With so much to explain, the debates could be a disaster for them. As Romney tries to drift toward the middle, Ryan becomes a real albatross.

I don't expect Romney to do any better than McCain on Election Day, perhaps worse.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Seems to me this just an attempt by the biased Deseret News to put lipstick on the preverbial pig. Simple fact, Romney got no "bounce" and Obama did.

salt lake city, UT

@CHS 85
You're talking to people without ears.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


Why did Mitt Romney need an old Hollywood actor, who has seven children by five different women, to boost his campaign?

Pot, meet kettle.

BTW, Bill Clinton is no longer holding public office. As I recall, he was impeached while he was President, led by the cavalry charge of a man who was managing his own extramarital affair.

Salt Lake City, Utah


You are right it isn't that hard, you want the numbers of participants in the poll to reflect where you think the country is, and you wan't them to vote in the poll the way you think they should vote, and then Mr. Romney will have the lead. I understand perfectly. What I am saying is the polls don't matter and the far right will wake up on November 7th having lost another election screaming media bias, left wing conspiracy, politics of hate and destruction and all the other excuses they currently use rather than admit that you cannot seal the deal with the American people even when the economy is garbage.

Bottom line the republicans need to look at who the run for the office of President, and the politics they force that person into supporting, because not enough of America is buying it to elect your guy, and polls aren't the reason.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: FT salt lake city, UT
"@CHS 85 You're talking to people without ears."

It isn't the people without ears you should be worried about. It is the people going to the voting booth in November that should have you worried. I doubt the killing of the US Ambassador to Libya is going to win Obama any friends in light of the fact he gave billions of taxpayer dollars to our "friends" over there.

salt lake city, UT

Republicans are doing their best to suppress the vote and keep those people you worry about from going into the voting booth. While you may not be concerned with voter suppresion with those of who you differ from, beware, because the next group in power may try suppress your vote. I'll take a flawed democracy any day over a country that denies those of different socio economic backgrounds the same freedoms we enjoy.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

GWBush showed the World that polls and votes don't matter.

The Electoral College elects the POTUS.

Obama = 332
Romney = 206

270 is needed to win.

Enjoy the show.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

Lots of Hollywood and not much substance - that was the Obama convention. He had better give us a program to vote for and not just the campaign slogan "four more years."

Cedar Hills, UT

re:CHS 85

All polls show are trends - nothing more. However for even the trend to be somewhat reflective of reality the poll must attempt to NOT over sample - or pad the numbers - of one candidate or the other as CNN did and as NBC ALWAYS does. The poll must attempt to be even handed. Again - polls are just trend indicators and nothing more but only if the polls are fair and balanced. If u want to try a poll that is at least somewhat accurate try the Rasmussen Poll.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Cedar Hills, UT
re:CHS 85

If u want to try a poll that is at least somewhat accurate try the Rasmussen Poll.

3:10 p.m. Sept. 12, 2012


HaHaHa! ...LOL, ROTF....snort!..giggle, giggle...

You ARE just joking, ....aren't 'ya?...just kidd'in?...right?

Salt Lake City, UT

In a Fox News poll released today Obama was up 44-39 among independents with 17% undecided.

Florissant, MO

I wish that all the polls had the same standard, make all of them now those who are expected to vote and what party they are part of. It would sure make them more interesting to see how each group would vote today.

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