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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, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?

It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte this past week, 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. Log in with your free Patch account to vote or comment.

Jerry Gropp Architect AIA September 10, 2012 at 03:25 PM
. Our next President will be either a pink man- or a green man. J- (According to my PatchScreen).
mark ashbeck September 10, 2012 at 06:20 PM
i am leaning,to vote forany american,thus i will vote for nick,clegg,jan bjorland
Kendall Watson September 10, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Hi Mark, I've got to admit, you've stumped me on this one. Is the Jan Bjørland you're talking about the same Bjørland who serves as Norwegian Director General (secretary) of Finance? And Nick Clegg — the party leader of the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom? I didn't realize they were on the ballot for the US Presidential election.
Tyler CAde Mcfinnigan September 10, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Barrak obama with all these healthcare bums.
Kendall Watson September 10, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Thanks Tyler. Curious — who's the "healthcare bums"? Health insurers?
Kendall Watson September 10, 2012 at 09:28 PM
For those interested in the results of our poll, right next to the "submit" button is a "View Results" function. Click on it and you'll see the latest tally. We'll keep this running until the election. Right now it looks like the President has the lead, with 64% of the poll vote.
steve simons September 11, 2012 at 02:19 AM
We could have done better if we all focused on America and for Americans and NOT parties' political gained.
Kendall Watson September 11, 2012 at 03:03 AM
That's a good point Steve. Do you think either Republicans or Democrats did a good job in their conventions in addressing the American public?
steve simons September 11, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Allow me to simplify down to this. You and me can easily address the current issues, which are no new news to the American people. We want those kick back congress to act and act fast. People are loosing their jobs, their homes and most importantly their hopes. 57 more days to go, so i am not going to anything to better our country. Let me say this. These 57 days can damage to millions of families in this country. These guys just don't care.
Kendall Watson September 11, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Those are some hard-hitting comments, Steve. In an "ideal" world, if Congress did care — as you say — what action would they take?
Karen Griffin September 11, 2012 at 04:07 AM
All I can say is that i the people we vote into office had to take the same health care, job benefits, retirement, etc that they pass on to the rest of us it would make a lot of difference. It is really different when you can vote for your own raises, health care, retirement, etc... YOU would really see things change and most would not be in office or life...
steve simons September 11, 2012 at 04:45 AM
That's my point. "doing nothing congress" is hurting our county. What action would they take? Do the right things. Things that are beneficial to our country and not the internet groups. Check this out. Mr. Romney said that to resolve the housing crisis, he would let them crash and let the investors buy those homes from the banks and rent them back to the unfortunates. Wow! This idea will great jobs and improve the economy, so the losers and pay for the rents? I only own one rental property and i don't just rent it to anyone.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA September 11, 2012 at 04:00 PM
. The PatchPictureEditor has to do a better job of picking pictures of current presidential candidates. J-
chris bosson September 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Healthcare bums as in people less fortunate than you? You make me sick and if you were a lower class American trying to make it with children you would be thankful for the little things that help. And by the way I pay taxes 9 percent income in Oregon. Some people weren't given things we had to earn or work for them. And we live in this great country that if you want it you have to get it, and I'm an AMERICAN born and raised so sorry I want born with a silver spoon up my a** but I think we should worry about everyone because what do the rich know about what's best for middle class? They just want more ways to keep there money and to put someone in office who's worried about the same thing.. you can't take it with you. And even I share with the less fortunate than me who can't even get a job.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA September 12, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Pink or green- take your pick. J-

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