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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 is going to win in November?

It's official: With President Barack Obama having given his 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.

oak creek resident September 13, 2012 at 05:44 PM
@Scot, Nothought Boy Scot, exuse nothought boy, he doesn't understand the differences between spending, revenues, debt, etc. Nothought boy needs to stop playing video games in mommy's basement so late and get a real job and education.
ace September 13, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Is Imam Obama going to be joining the Palestenians in celebrating this tragedy? Will the Imam be dancing in the streets and giving away sweets as well? Another world apology tour pehaps?
FreeThought Troy September 13, 2012 at 07:54 PM
ace - ace - ace I JUST got done bowing to your grace and intellecence. I mean, jumping on the tail end of an argument with such compelling data like I am a punk bitch. And now back to reality by showing what a truly despicable racist you really are. It's beyond description, really. You should thank the non existent god in the heavens you really don't have an Imam as your leader. There is no way you would be walking around free right now.
Scot Bartels September 13, 2012 at 09:44 PM
So in other words Troy when I said the national DEBT has gone up MORE in less than 4 years of Obama than it did in 8 years of Bush I was not lying. Maybe you do understand math but just don't read very well. Maybe you can tell me why Obama and the Dems did not fix the deficit/spending/debt issue when he was first elected into office?
Mike Knight September 16, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Barry Carter....I mean Barry Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like a pro President. Romney should easily win by a landslide against an amateur screw up like Obama. Unfortunately there's a large amount of the populace that is dumbed down, and obsessed with celebrity worship. Barry has done a lot to insinuate himself into the pop culture so these moronic masses who haven't been directly effected by Barry's bull think he's cool and will unfortunately vote for him. I guarantee they'll be effected by a second term of the worst President in US history! Once let loose free of re-election worries the USA will delve into the dark shadows of tyrannical hell.

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