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Post Conventions Poll: Who Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election, Obama or Romney?

Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Redmond 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 whom 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. Log in with your free Patch account to vote or comment.

Marilyn Love September 14, 2012 at 06:55 AM
OBAMA for me!
John McIntosh September 14, 2012 at 05:05 PM
all of your arguments are blank, you may think you have a good argument, but your opposition will always come back with something to counter it, over and over, no matter what side you are on, it's an endless circle. it's as simple as this : the 2 party system no longer works (efficiently that is) we are screwed, no matter what, there are too many different opinions based on what? there are no facts, NONE. one party has one set of facts, the other party has a completely different set of facts. our political system is nothing more than a pissing match. we have reduced ourselves into picking a side because there are no alternatives, I say nobody in the country votes at all, then we can see how our "democracy" handles that. it'll never work, nothing in this Kindergarten country ever works, when it requires people to be on the same page. Vote for your clowns, it won't matter
Trice Myles September 17, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Dont know if you realize this or not but Republicans are NEVER going to support cutting military spending. As for Romney being a business man, I have a hard time believing anyone who wont show their taxes is trustworthy in finances.
Trice Myles September 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM
What makes you believe Romney is qualified to handled foreign affairs? Does he have a proven track in this area?
David September 26, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Funny no one ever says the real reason they want Obama to win not because of record or anything his really done for this country, bailing out the banks and gm didnt help me out or anyone around me. My neighbors and family membors stuggle to find good jobs its time for something new Mitt Romney for president it's alright if the first aphro american president only has one term liberals need to let it go for the good of the country.

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