US election day: statistician blogger...

US election day: statistician bloggers give Barack Obama a clear lead

There are 532 comments on the The Guardian story from Nov 6, 2012, titled US election day: statistician bloggers give Barack Obama a clear lead. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Barack Obama speaks at his last campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. The media say the election is 'too close to call' but the stats tell a different story.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Guardian.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#45 Nov 6, 2012
BO UNCLE TOM for AlQueda wrote:
YOU DID THE RIGHT THING......VOTING THE POS OUT OF OFFICE!
Obama's Cold Heart
Barack Obama looks so warm and friendly on the podium. In Washington he's known as someone who actually dislikes people in person. He's possibly the only politician in the world who plays golf only with his aides.
Personal relationships with much of Washington - Obama is frighteningly weak. Last week, I asked a member of the Senate if he knows of anyone who really knows Obama. He said he does not. Washington is thick with stories about Obama's insularity and distance.
Obama's personal coldness and arrogance are in complete contrast with his media image of the candidate who empathizes with ordinary people. In reality, he can't even offer human warmth to grieving parents. Obama's coldness shocked and hurt the families of the men killed in the 9/11 al-Qaeda attack in Benghazi.
Sean Smith's mother:
They all came up to me and talked to me and everything. I cried on Obama's shoulder. And he -- then he'd kind of looked off into the distance. So that was worthless to me.
Obama's cold heart does not respond to people in anguish and need. He is not kind even to his own family. These are his closest relatives, people he's met personally on his visits to Kenya starting out as a young man, people about whom he wrote movingly in his fictionalized memoir, Dreams from My Father. When these relatives asked him for help for themselves and their village, Obama turned them down flat.
His father's sister, Barack's Aunt Auma, lives by selling coal on the road outside her village and can't afford basic medical care. Obama once gave her $140 six years ago, and she is still hoping he'll help with her dental problems. The author of ObamaCare has no help for her, either.
Barack Obama's very own half-brother, George Obama, lives in abject poverty, in a shack in a Nairobi slum. Yet it was not multimillionaire President Obama, but filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza whom George called for help when his son was sick in the hospital, telling D'Souza, "You are like a brother to me." "I have no one else to ask."
Obama is almost as cold-hearted about sharing his wealth with unfortunate people in America through charitable giving.
Americans are the most generous people on earth, with some exceptions. A typical middle-class American family give 3.5% of their income to charity. Multi-millionaires such as the Obamas and Romneys average 6%. The working poor give 4.5%, the most generous of all. Welfare poor (at the same income levels) give nothing.
Before deciding to run for president -- that is, before their giving level would be of interest to voters -- the Obamas gave between 0.4% and 1% of their income to charity. This is closest to the giving level of people on welfare.
At that time, State Senator Obama and Michelle were Harvard-educated lawyers, in professional jobs, with a combined income that put them among the top 10% of earners (that is, above $112,000). Michelle and Obama's combined earnings were $181,507 to $272,759 each year from 1998 to 2004. And they gave the same percentage single mothers on welfare give.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/obamas...
you deployed a lot of words to say very little
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#46 Nov 6, 2012
LLT1 wrote:
What??? you mean republicans are making unsubstantiated accusations against the democrats? Who would have thought. Well then, I suppose if the republicans make accusations against the other side, then it is perfectly OK for the GOP to commit as much election fraud as they want. Why they could even have the USSC void our election and install their guy in office. Why would anyone care about that?

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#48 Nov 6, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Who Wants A President Who Will Lie To You? Asks -- BILL CLINTON? The Commander of Perjury ask that question…….hhahahahahh
Is it lying when a candidate says one thing during the GOP primaries and then says the exact opposite thing during the general election?

just curious
responder

Columbus, OH

#49 Nov 6, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>What the hell did Romney lie about? Are you completely nuts or something?
Benghazi hangs like a millstone around Obama's neck. Along with Solyndra, Fast and Furious and a host of other failures involving lying to the American public. Obama must think we are all stupid sheep like the soviets that eat all the gubmint propaganda right up. He has another thing coming today.
No, YOU'RE completely nuts. Romney lunged right in the very next morning after the raid and said that Obama had "sympathized with those who waged the attacks." He had not, of course; the anti-film comments were made by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and were made BEFORE the attack. And then Romney continued to lie by resurrecting the tired old Rightie claim (started by arch-liar Karl Rove) that Obama had 'apologized for America."

Your kind WANT to hang Benghazi, Solyndra, and Fast and Furious around Obama's neck like millstones, but that won't make them legitimate claims or you into honest people.

All of us aren't stupid, but YOU are.
responder

Columbus, OH

#50 Nov 6, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Obama is a National Disgrace. He's President DOWNGRADE and his motivation for voting IS REVENGE!!!
W-T-F!
That Jackass Obama has a few screws loose. Time to take out that Obama Trash!
You're a lying POS. The bond downgrade the U.S. suffered was the result of reTHUGlican teabaggers in the House, who refused to raise the debt ceiling and brought us to the brink of financial disaster. Typically of reTHUGgies, they lie and refuse to take responsibility for their outrageous behavior.

He said that 'voting is the best revenge,' and was correct in doing so. Many of us want revenge on radical Righties like yourself who've lied about the President, attacked him, and tried to destroy our country for 4 years. Happily, I've already taken my revenge on you by voting Obama/Biden for FOUR MORE YEARS!

Suck it, Rightie hot-air balloon!! The only trash here is YOU!:)
responder

Columbus, OH

#52 Nov 6, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
Exit Polls in Ohio, Romney up 92% over 2008 numbers.
LOL! Romney wasn't RUNNING for President in 2008, you pathetic bimbo! And it's far too early to say he's "up" over ANYONE'S numbers!

You're desperate, flailing, praying for a win you won't get! LOL

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#54 Nov 6, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Stop whining. ROMney had every chance - starting in the contentious republicant primaries - to show us who is - from one changing day to the next as he changed opinions with the wind.
Don't blame the media, blame your candidate who has shown us his true vhanging colors - from one day to the changing next - and the good voters will have to decide whether they trust him or not.
Get out to vote - to go backwards with Romney or forwards with President Obama.
ahahahaha...
dear, that moron ritewingcrusader is one of yours!
ahahahahah!

STILL wonder why i think you're an idiot?
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#55 Nov 6, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
Is it lying when a candidate says one thing during the GOP primaries and then says the exact opposite thing during the general election? just curious
Hey, jumbles, this question was for you.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#56 Nov 6, 2012
Chicago Census confused,Always more votes than there
is Population at Elections?? Emmanuelle Sez get used
to it!!
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#57 Nov 6, 2012
Looks like those pesky gophers have been money-laundering their spew into California:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-575456...
responder

Columbus, OH

#58 Nov 6, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
60 Minutes: Obama LIED
by Joel B. Pollak
5 Nov 2012
In an astonishing display of media malpractice, CBS News quietly released proof--two days before the election, far too late to reach the media and the public--that President Barack Obama lied to the public about the Benghazi attack, as well as about his later claim to have called the attack "terrorism" from the beginning.
CBS unveiled additional footage from its 60 Minutes interview with President Obama, conducted on Sep. 12 immediately after Obama had made his statement about the attacks in the Rose Garden, in which Obama quite clearly refuses to call the Benghazi an act of terror when asked a direct question by reporter Steve Kroft:
KROFT: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?
OBAMA: Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.
CBS News held onto this footage for more than six weeks, failing to release it even when questions were raised during the Second Presidential Debate as to whether Obama had, in fact, referred to the Benghazi attack as an act of terror before blaming it falsely on demonstrations against an anti-Islamic video.
The moderator, CNN's Candy Crowley, intervened on Obama's behalf, falsely declaring he had indeed called the attack an act of terror in his Rose Garden statement, and creating the impression that Romney was wrong. But the facts are that Crowley LIED.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/...
Got a legit source, Rightie stooge? Breitbart is not a legitimate source. They publish lies and distortions purposefully, as when they've put O'Keefe's distorted home videos online.

So how about that legit source, huh?

ps - the claim that Mr. Obama didn't call the Libyan attack an 'act of terror' the next day is a blatant lie. He said "...no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation."

No wonder you love (now happily dead) Breitbart so much!
responder

Columbus, OH

#59 Nov 6, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
ahahahaha...
dear, that moron ritewingcrusader is one of yours!
ahahahahah!
STILL wonder why i think you're an idiot?
ahahahahahah

Still pretending that we care what you think?

;)
Dorian

East Weymouth, MA

#60 Nov 6, 2012
Sometimes, lying and negativity turn on the dishonest candidate...they rely on voter ignorance....fools....
The American people are savvy, educated, and politically informed...they do NOT respect candidates who look down on them, that is why they are rushing to polls to vote....they will NOT be denigrated..we WILL chose the right POTUS...

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#61 Nov 6, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, jumbles, this question was for you.
It was meant for any one who actually it is only the other side that 'lies

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#62 Nov 6, 2012
responder wrote:
<quoted text>
Got a legit source, Rightie stooge? Breitbart is not a legitimate source. They publish lies and distortions purposefully, as when they've put O'Keefe's distorted home videos online.
So how about that legit source, huh?
ps - the claim that Mr. Obama didn't call the Libyan attack an 'act of terror' the next day is a blatant lie. He said "...no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation."
No wonder you love (now happily dead) Breitbart so much!
It CBS news you slack-jawwed idiot.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#65 Nov 6, 2012
Dorian wrote:
Sometimes, lying and negativity turn on the dishonest candidate...they rely on voter ignorance....fools....
The American people are savvy, educated, and politically informed...they do NOT respect candidates who look down on them, that is why they are rushing to polls to vote....they will NOT be denigrated..we WILL chose the right POTUS...
you can fool all of the people some of the time
you can fool some of the people all of the time
however to make it pay you only have to fool enough of the people enough of the time

It appears that fooling enough of the people is far easier if your a Republican....
those folk already have lots of practice in swallowing the big whopper
see birther babble or 'legitimate rape'
politicians love voters who save them the trouble of having to fool them
the are fools already
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#66 Nov 6, 2012
Show just how little America means to you. Bow down swine.
Surrender, Submit..OBEY The Obama.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#67 Nov 6, 2012
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney's lies on Benghazi fiasco hurt CIA Intelligence in Libya....
. In their haste to get Obama, stupid Romney and Republican crooks threw CIA along with the Intelligence Community under the bus....
. GOP interests before Country!
Attention dangerous twerp!!!

Yepper the forum's obamaroids were lied to about Libya 9/11 just like the rest of America yet their heads are stuck up their butts. Apparently the obamaroids must have been dung beetles in their past lives because they just cannot prevent themselves from wallowing around in b. h. obama's marxist poop. Even funnyman dave letterman said b. h. obama lied about Mitt Romney over the GM bailout...And even the jokester jon stewart had raised eyebrows during his talk with b. h. obama about Libya 9/11. The obamaroids know Libya 9/11 is a cover-up but their nature is that of useful idiots...not men.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#68 Nov 6, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
What??? you mean republicans are making unsubstantiated accusations against the democrats? Who would have thought. Well then, I suppose if the republicans make accusations against the other side, then it is perfectly OK for the GOP to commit as much election fraud as they want. Why they could even have the USSC void our election and install their guy in office. Why would anyone care about that?
If they were "unsubstantiated accusations" why then would a judge have to issue an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges???
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Brooks, GA

#69 Nov 6, 2012
CSULB Josh wrote:
Show just how little America means to you. Bow down swine.
Surrender, Submit..OBEY The Obama.
Americans saw Romney got caught lying about Jeep... What else has Romney Campaign been lying about?

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