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After the Conventions: 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 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, and let us know your reasoning in the comments.

Logansdad September 13, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Dave, the Bems didn't need to be supportive of GWB for the 1st 6 years because the Republicans had a majority in both of houses of Congress. During the last two years the Dems controlled both houses. How have the Republicans been supportive of Obama's policies? That's right they won the House in 2010 and said they would make Oabma a one term president. That is really supporting the President and helping the American people.
Logansdad September 13, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Just like the Republicans getting elected in 2010 and then becoming the party of "NO" by using the filibuster every chance they had. Wasn't their platform making Obama a one term President - way to impede.
Deke September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM
You're assuming that supporting the president and helping the American people are one and the same. If a legislator thinks the president's policies work to the detriment of the American people, then naturally the legislator will -- and indeed should -- oppose the president's policies.
Deke September 13, 2012 at 10:13 PM
"The Republicans ran on a platform of creating jobs and not adding to the deficit during the mid-term elections in 2010. Why are they not being held accountable. They are 0-2 in both of their promises." Haven't you overlooked the fact that the Democrats control the Senate and the White House?
Deke September 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Saying "yes" to policies that impede economic growth and are harmful to the country would hardly be commendable.

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