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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?

Let us know your reasoning in the comments.

Mels Ditties September 25, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Very interesting fact: During an election year, IF the sitting president has meetings with foreign leaders during this UN meeting, the opposing candidate is then eligible to do the same...
Mels Ditties September 25, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Thanx for the mornin' chuckle!
John Gruber September 25, 2012 at 02:49 PM
don't be naive and believe that any other president WOULDN'T be campaigning just 5-6 weeks before election, come on, use your brain. Bush had plenty of time to campaign when he invaded 2 countries...
Frog Morton October 04, 2012 at 09:07 PM
CHECK THIS OUT: Romney pointed out that Obama didn't get behind the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction bill -- which his vice presidential pick, Rep. Paul Ryan, VOTED AGAINST -- even though ROMNEY ADMITTED HE DOESN'T SUPPORT IT EITHER. (Source: NBC News) In the true Romney style: When you can't lie...shuffle the deck faster.
Mar October 05, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Thank you Mr. John K Massaro for speaking with such intelligence and truth about OUR PRESIDENT . The lies that Romney keeps saying will be seen by Proud Americans like you and others on this site.

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