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Obama Faces Romney: Which Presidential Candidate Are You Going to Be Voting For?

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?

Vote in our poll below, comment your reasons for the way you are voting.

"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 13, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Amen Doug!!!
Your Name September 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Well said Doug. Your approach, calm demeaner and factual based replies were the best thing that I have read to day. Well done sir!
Tom September 14, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Well thank you Doug, But, As I stated, taxes on my bad habit (cigarettes) were raised, I'm sure my home state has bent me over a time or two, but so has the Fed. http://www.factcheck.org/2011/02/obamas-tax-tale/ http://www.gallup.com/poll/117214/cigarette-tax-affect-low-income-americans.aspx And,I know the President can't make gas prices go down, but every President gets blamed for it. (Just trying to be fair) Or credit, depending on which way the prices go. And thank you for the Presidents full comment, I still contend that things haven't gotten any better in his first term. 2008 we had about 13.5 million Americans unemployed, 2012 we now have about 22.6 million Americans unemployed. 2008 we had about 31.9 million Americans getting food stamps, now we have in 2012 about 46.8 million Americans getting them. http://www.usdebtclock.org/ Sorry, but I can't say that that's been a good job. And on top of that the EPA is trying to shut down more of our coal fired power plants, which are a large producer of electricity for us, prices will continue to rise.(And they want us to drive plug in cars?) http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/epa-powerplant-closures/ And now we have QE3, my hard earned money just lost more of it value! The way I see it, the President asked for the job and felt he could fix it, but at this point I can't say that he has, and if he were a CEO of a company I think we'd have to let him go. Again, just my thoughts
The Voice of Reason October 01, 2012 at 07:49 PM
I don't understand how anyone could support Romney, unless they are rich, white, male, and heterosexual, and hate everyone who isn't. I'm 3 of those 4, and would never even consider voting for him, even if I were rich.
The Voice of Reason October 02, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Romney is far more evil.

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