Obama, Romney tied at 46 in 6-week Gallup survey

posted at 12:01 pm on May 28, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Gallup uses a timely hook for its report today, noting that Mitt Romney has an enormous lead over the current Commander in Chief among veterans, but that’s not the most interesting takeaway from the poll.  The six-week survey of registered voters shows Barack Obama stuck in a tie at 46/46 with Romney, even before likely-voter models get applied.  That outcome encompasses the initial period of flux in the Republican primary as Rick Santorum withdrew and while Newt Gingrich delayed his withdrawal, and while the GOP was just beginning to unite behind its frontrunner.  Let’s also not forget the I-got-Osama campaign from Team O that hit right in the middle of this period, too.

With all of that going on, an incumbent President should have been miles ahead of his competition.  Instead, Obama finds himself stuck in the mid-40s as his attacks on Bain Capital continue to backfire, and as his fundraising hits the doldrums.  That’s a bad sign for Obama.

Gallup dissects the veteran vote, which appears in part to be driving the gender gap, a key point that also brings bad news to Obama:

U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting mostly of older men, support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president by 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a four-percentage-point edge.

These data, from an analysis of Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted April 11-May 24, show that 24% of all adult men are veterans, compared with 2% of adult women.

Obama and Romney are tied overall at 46% apiece among all registered voters in this sample. Men give Romney an eight-point edge, while women opt for Obama over Romney by seven points. It turns out that the male skew for Romney is driven almost entirely by veterans. Romney leads by one point among nonveteran men, contrasted with the 28-point edge Romney receives among male veterans.

That’s a 60/32 split for Romney among male vets, while female vets give Obama a five-point edge — but only at 47/42.  Men with no military service give Obama a slight edge at 48/44, but again below the 50% threshold that an incumbent at this stage should get.  Romney leads men overall at 50/42, while women overall favor Obama at 49/42, a smaller gender gap for Republicans almost by half over 2008′s 56/43 for Obama.  And keep in mind that this is among registered voters, not likely voters, during a period in which Obama and the Democrats went into overdrive to push the notion that Republicans are waging a “war on women.”

With the election a little over five months away, much can and will change before voters actually go to the polls.  An incumbent with these kind of numbers at this stage, though, should be very worried about his political future.


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Even as we speak, Democrat election officials everywhere are mobilizing to disenfranchise the military vote.

Doug Piranha on May 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Delicious. More, please…

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

One can only fight on Obama’s behalf so long.

cartooner on May 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Can we expect President Mean Streak to call out Veterans in his Memorial Day speech? Or will speech giving interfere with his golf game, so he’ll need to dispatch Biden to do the honors?

BettyRuth on May 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Let’s also remember that 46% for Obama also includes the people not willing to admit they are voting against Obama (probably around 1-3%).

Go RBNY on May 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM

What do these women see in dear leader?

Seriously

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

The trend is not Obama’s friend.

Curtiss on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Betty. I heard alot if I in his speech

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

What will the lsm say now….trend is not going their way

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM

As a gal, I can not for the life of me understand why gals go for bho? Don’t these gals grocery shop, pay electric bills, or buy gas? Do these gals realize bho is responsible for all the increase in all those I mentioned? NOT the evil r’s, but bho gals!
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letget on May 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM

From what I’ve read, before Reagan’s landslide the polls had them “neck and neck, with people making up their minds in the voting booth.” I was a mere babe, but sounds to me like media tricks for Carter back then if that’s the way it was remembered.

Marcus on May 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM

The vets appear to have taken those suffocating ROEs in Afghanistan rather seriously.

a capella on May 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

An incumbent with these kind of numbers at this stage, though, should be very worried about his political future.

Obama: What – Me Worry?

GrannyDee on May 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

his political future.

LOL

Key West Reader on May 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

What do these women see in dear leader?

Seriously

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Chiseled moobs?

Seriously (and sorry ladies, but you know it’s true), far too many women are swayed by the gook looks of a candidate.

iurockhead on May 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

gook = good

oops

iurockhead on May 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

What do these women see in dear leader?

Seriously

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

40 years of feminism has taught young women to replace a husband with the government.

However, there is a BIG difference in how married vs single women poll. Married women tend to be more conservative. Which means a good many of these ladies do wise up eventually. The ones who don’t are either the confirmed lesbians or your Sandra Fluke harridans who can’t keep a man.

wildcat72 on May 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

With all of that going on, an incumbent President should have been miles ahead of his competition? What about AB0? What happened to that?

Romney and the GOP insiders happened to that, and that is why 0bama still has a chance of winning in November.

DannoJyd on May 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM

What do these women see in dear leader?

Seriously

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Femininity?

Key West Reader on May 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Chiseled moobs?

Seriously (and sorry ladies, but you know it’s true), far too many women are swayed by the gook looks of a candidate.

iurockhead on May 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I’d rather eat broken glass, followed by a chaser of arsenic.

GrannyDee on May 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

From what I’ve read, before Reagan’s landslide the polls had them “neck and neck, with people making up their minds in the voting booth.” I was a mere babe, but sounds to me like media tricks for Carter back then if that’s the way it was remembered.

Marcus on May 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Pretty much the case, Marcus. Th notes below are pretty much anecdotal and borrowed from a brother thread, but if you Google it and check WikiPedia, you will be able to come up with data confirming this:

If being ahead in most general and swing state polls is “incompetence”, then we should all strive for such incompetence!

inthemiddle on May 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Oh, you mean the way Jimmy Carter was ahead of Reagan?

January 10, 1980 Gallup Poll
Carter 63%
Reagan 32%

March 1980 Harris Poll
Reagan 40%
Carter 58%

October 24 – 26 1980
Carter 45%
Reagan 42%

How did that one turn out again?

jaydee_007 on May 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Bottom line is that an incumbent president usually enjoys a tremendous advantage over a challenger because folks know him and are — ahem — comfortable with his policies. (Don’t change horses in mid-stream, etc.) The trend is that, if the challenger can sell himself, the vote usually breaks away from the incumbent.

It is also telling that the Dem primary votes in AR, KY, and WV boasted questionable challengers who racked up between 39-42% against Obama. They were: a convicted felon serving federal time, a carpet-bagging lawyer who raised only $3,000 for his campaign and, basically, nobody. (uncommitted.)

Enjoy.

The War Planner on May 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

GrannyDee on May 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

That was good! Guess we can put you in the ‘no’ vote for bho?
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letget on May 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Doug Piranha on May 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

And yet they still have the balls to go anywhere and say they support the troops, absolutely nauseating.

gsherin on May 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Bears repeating

If being ahead in most general and swing state polls is “incompetence”, then we should all strive for such incompetence!

inthemiddle on May 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Typical idiot liberal

Lanceman on May 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Dammit. Stoopit formatting!

Lanceman on May 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Curtiss on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

The War Planner on May 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

You folks have correctly synthesized the bigger reality.

It’s early yet, but if the incumbent isn’t at least 50 + .0001 he’s not fighting uphill, he’s scaling a cliff with a 150 lb. pack.

Obama, thank goodness, is a one termer.

Everyone’s job at this point is to: (1) Pray with all your soul that Romney’s up to the job, and; (2) drag your sorry tails to the polls come November.

ironbill on May 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

The subtle change I’ve been noticing is the MSM’s portrayal of the two. Romney is becoming acceptable to them and to some Dems, maybe even libs. Meanwhile, a bit of snark has begun to show up towards Obama. Campbell Brown’s NYT piece is a case in point.

This is actually happening sooner than I expected. With Carter it took until October for all the stars to align in Reagan’s favor. It seems to me Romney is poised for a landslide win.

MaxMBJ on May 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM

…so when will JugEars be in the single digits?…election day?

KOOLAID2 on May 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

That was good! Guess we can put you in the ‘no’ vote for bho?
L

letget on May 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Yeppers.

GrannyDee on May 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

With all of that going on, an incumbent President should have been miles ahead of his competition? What about AB0? What happened to that?

Romney and the GOP insiders happened to that, and that is why 0bama still has a chance of winning in November.

DannoJyd on May 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Pessimism is pessimistic.

thebrokenrattle on May 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM

What do these women see in dear leader?

Seriously

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

…the a$$ they wish they had?…or a A$$!
…one of the two!

KOOLAID2 on May 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Will they accuse vets of racism?

HB3 on May 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

….Bottom line is that an incumbent president usually enjoys a tremendous advantage over a challenger because folks know him and are — ahem — comfortable with his policies. (Don’t change horses in mid-stream, etc.) The trend is that, if the challenger can sell himself, the vote usually breaks away from the incumbent.

It is also telling that the Dem primary votes in AR, KY, and WV boasted questionable challengers who racked up between 39-42% against Obama. They were: a convicted felon serving federal time, a carpet-bagging lawyer who raised only $3,000 for his campaign and, basically, nobody. (uncommitted.)

Enjoy.

The War Planner on May 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

That just it. Obama is a known quantity and most people (IMO) have decided that (if this is midstream) they would rather take their chances swimming to the other side. I’m not sure that at this point it has anything to do with Romney, but he’s looking better all the time.

whbates on May 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Will they accuse vets of racism?

HB3

Not racism, extremism. Remember that DHS report on right-wing extremists? Returning vets were one of the bullet points.

Seriously, get these two to the debate with even halfway decent questions and then Romney…FINISH HIM!!

Zaggs on May 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Seriously, get these two to the debate

It would really surprise me if bho/team agrees to more than two or three debates and even then bho will have the questions before hand? Can’t make bho look bad now can we?

What to look for, the famous middle finger on the face from bho anytime the debate is on?
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letget on May 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

iurockhead on May 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

wildcat72 on May 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Key West Reader on May 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

excellent

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Romney will be in trouble when the previews and clips and actor interviews from the movie ‘Gutsy Call’ start airing in October.

slickwillie2001 on May 28, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Polling at “split” margin, sort of like gay marriage issue does…then get to voting booth, annihilation ensues…this folks will be a landslide in Nov….

hillsoftx on May 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

…so when will JugEars be in the single digits?…election day?

KOOLAID2 on May 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

When the parasites are.

Lanceman on May 28, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I hope he fails…

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2012 at 1:10 PM

So, what all has Barackabama tried so far this election season?

1. Sandra Fluke/”War on Women”
2. Trampled 1st Amendment re: Catholics
3. Julia!
4. He suddenly loves the gays!
5. BAIN Capital = Satan = Mitt Romney
6. “If I had a son…”

And it’s not even June!!

SouthernGent on May 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

‘Gutsy Call’…..As a vet, I’d say it will add 10 points, by vets, to Romney.

RADIOONE on May 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Just imagine what the poll would look like if Republicans produced a likable, conservative candidate!

TxHotGas on May 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Don’t these unwashed masses know that Obama killed UBL?

ironbill on May 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Mitt Romney has an enormous lead over the current Commander in Chief among veterans

Even as we speak, Democrat election officials everywhere are mobilizing to disenfranchise the military vote.

Doug Piranha on May 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I have no doubt they’ll do exactly that, all while screaming that minority voters are disenfranchised by voter ID laws and racists everywhere.

Eren on May 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I’m not usually one to complain, but if the bloggers can post links to CNN exit polls, I think the commentariat should be able to so the same.

JohnGalt23 on May 28, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Why the 50 percent mark is so important to an office-holder is that if they are under 50 percent late in their term, it means the majority of the electorate has decided they do not like what they see. So how do you change the minds of people who have been observing you for over three years in a handful of few months? Being under 50 percent for an incumbent is a DANGER sign.

Fred 2 on May 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Gutsy Call’…..As a vet, I’d say it will add 10 points, by vets, to Romney.

RADIOONE on May 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

The only “gutsy call” that was made that day was by the person who dragged the dunce off the golf course, threw on a flak jacket and stuffed him in a chair in the corner. Zero’s no hero.

Key West Reader on May 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Wait, I thought that Ron Paul had the military vote sewed up. Was I misled?

slickwillie2001 on May 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Excuse me, Doctor Ron Paul.

slickwillie2001 on May 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Couple things … Obama is a worse President than Jimmy Carter ever thought about and all Willy McDole can do is MATCH him in the polls at this point?

Really highlights how WEAK and FLAWED ole Willard is.

Second … only 58% of Vets like Willard? Uhm – for a STRONG Republican candidate – that should be in the 70′s.

HondaV65 on May 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

The old stories of “events” requires that we consider that the current trajectory of the campaigns will change when the SCOTUS rules on ACA.

I’m sure that Team Obama knows that the ruling is most likely not going to be to their liking, else there wouldn’t be this ‘whisper campaign” going on now about how Chief Justice Roberts must uphold ACA in order to retain the legitimacy of the court .. which is a whole lot of hocum.

They have already pre-positioned themselves with those commercials about “Julia” and those mailers (mostly to women) from the DNC about the great benefits that they will get (and lose) with ACA. They intend to fight a campaign of envy, about all those benefits that the evil Tea Party and the Republicans in concert with the SCOTUS have taken away from “us.”

Van Jones and Al Sharpton have been doing their part by spreading the message of the “evil Republicans” who eat small children and the elderly.

I hope Team Romney is ready for this. It also explains why they are doing the lame “Bain” thing now.

J_Crater on May 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

They have already pre-positioned themselves with those commercials about “Julia” and those mailers (mostly to women) from the DNC about the great benefits that they will get (and lose) with ACA. They intend to fight a campaign of envy, about all those benefits that the evil Tea Party and the Republicans in concert with the SCOTUS have taken away from “us.”

Van Jones and Al Sharpton have been doing their part by spreading the message of the “evil Republicans” who eat small children and the elderly.

I hope Team Romney is ready for this. It also explains why they are doing the lame “Bain” thing now.

J_Crater on May 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I don’t think this will work this time. Obamacare is PROFOUNDLY unpopular, it’s underwater even amongst `Rats in most polls.

People will CELEBRATE when Obamacare is tossed by SCOTUS.

That said, that issue being off the table might actually be a small POSITIVE for Hussein. If SCOTUS fails to do it’s duty and upholds Obamacare in whole or in part, watch Obama’s polls REALLY crater…

Couple things … Obama is a worse President than Jimmy Carter ever thought about and all Willy McDole can do is MATCH him in the polls at this point?

Really highlights how WEAK and FLAWED ole Willard is.

Second … only 58% of Vets like Willard? Uhm – for a STRONG Republican candidate – that should be in the 70′s.

HondaV65 on May 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Polls right up to the election in 1980 showed Carter up or the race very close. NONE of them detected the landslide tsunami that was to come.

I think this election will be much the same. I think there is some fear out there in publically registering your non support for this Regime. And there SHOULD be, with how Obama is abusing his power and with the left unleashed to harass with impunity. But in that voting booth there are no watchful eyes…

wildcat72 on May 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Polls right up to the election in 1980 showed Carter up or the race very close. NONE of them detected reported the landslide tsunami that was to come.

wildcat72 on May 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I think the media and polling organizations knew that Peanut Carter was done-for as early as January, if not sooner in 1980. However, they were every bit as liberal as now and had more control of the narrative and news outlets, thus they were able to maintain a hopeful horse race right up to the election in hopes of swaying some of the more gullible uncommitted or weaker willed voters back to Peanut.

AZfederalist on May 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I think the media and polling organizations knew that Peanut Carter was done-for as early as January, if not sooner in 1980. However, they were every bit as liberal as now and had more control of the narrative and news outlets, thus they were able to maintain a hopeful horse race right up to the election in hopes of swaying some of the more gullible uncommitted or weaker willed voters back to Peanut.

AZfederalist on May 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I think the LSM and those working for Obama already know NOW that the dog-eating occupant of the White House is doomed. Especially showing are the desperation polls that use 51% `Rat samples to give him a 50% approval rating.

No matter what happens the LSM will be reporting this as a “close” race. Even though I think that it won’t be anywhere near close.

The “smart” people on the left (ie: the moneybags) know Hussein is toast. That’s why they aren’t forking it over. Hence, why he had to kowtow on Sodomite Marriage to get THEIR money flowing to him.

wildcat72 on May 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Romney honoring vets with McCain

http://video.foxnews.com/video-live-streaming.html?video_id=1155606214001

bluealice on May 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Good gosh, bho is on the tube again at the VN Memorial. bho will probably need a weeks vacation to re-coop to get the taste out of his mouth about all the ‘nice’ things he is saying about the Vets today?
BTW, bho ALWAYS gets the mute!
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letget on May 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM

But I thought Romney was the Sam Malone of this race. He should be way ahead of BO with the womenfolk.

Red Creek on May 28, 2012 at 2:49 PM

What do these women see in dear leader?

Seriously

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

The first gay president

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Couple things … Obama is a worse President than Jimmy Carter ever thought about and all Willy McDole can do is MATCH him in the polls at this point?

Really highlights how WEAK and FLAWED ole Willard is.

Second … only 58% of Vets like Willard? Uhm – for a STRONG Republican candidate – that should be in the 70′s.

HondaV65 on May 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

..we thank’ee for yer concern there, Miles. Now ain’t there some knobs ye need be polishin’ in the captain’s quarters, matey?

..arrrrrrrgggggghhhh!

The War Planner on May 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

HondaV65 on May 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Polls right up to the election in 1980 showed Carter up or the race very close. NONE of them detected the landslide tsunami that was to come.

I think this election will be much the same. I think there is some fear out there in publically registering your non support for this Regime. And there SHOULD be, with how Obama is abusing his power and with the left unleashed to harass with impunity. But in that voting booth there are no watchful eyes…

wildcat72 on May 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

..don’t ye be botherin’ the cabin boy, matey. He be workin’ on becoming a cabin man!

The War Planner on May 28, 2012 at 3:11 PM

What do these women see in dear leader?

Seriously

cmsinaz on May 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

A sugar daddy for them and their illigitmate brats.

MelonCollie on May 28, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Veterans know who loves them…and who doesn’t!

cheetah2 on May 28, 2012 at 3:41 PM

My my, I come back here every so often to see if the conversation has gotten in touch with reality yet… but I see the Romney haters are still convinced they know something the rest of the world can’t see.

Romney is a very very strong candidate against Obama. No one else would be close to tied, with “The First BLACK President”, a milestone of human achievement…to many Americans. Certainly not any of the guys and gals who ran, or pretended to run, in the Primary.

Romney is on the verge of winning and then he is well positioned to being a very great President.

Romney is exactly the right man at the right time in history.

Instead of belly aching about it. Look at the reality of the situation we are in. This is amazing history. And you Debbie downers are ruining it.

petunia on May 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM

..we thank’ee for yer concern there, Miles. Now ain’t there some knobs ye need be polishin’ in the captain’s quarters, matey?

..arrrrrrrgggggghhhh!

The War Planner on May 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

LMAO

Part of me feels bad though, insulting a concern troll is kinda like punching a disabled kid.

1984 in real life on May 28, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Pessimism is pessimistic.

thebrokenrattle on May 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Ok, then YOU explain why Romney is not beating 0bama in the polls by double digits today. Could it be that Romney is so much like 0bama, who stole many of Romney’s most progressive ideas, that Americans see no real clear choice?

DannoJyd on May 28, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Ok, then YOU explain why Romney is not beating 0bama in the polls by double digits today. Could it be that Romney is so much like 0bama, who stole many of Romney’s most progressive ideas, that Americans see no real clear choice?

DannoJyd on May 28, 2012 at 4:35 PM

He does’t have to be beating him by double digits today, 5 months out. Heck, he doesn’t have to beat him by double digits on election day (although that would be nice). He just has to win over Obama’s total (of EVs) and with all the help Obama gets from the media, the fact that he can’t break 50 spells trouble for him. If Obama is so tough, how come HE isn’t leading by double digits today?

Smile and chill out a bit, we’ve got work to do, but we’ve got the momentum.

thebrokenrattle on May 28, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Could it be that Romney is so much like 0bama, who stole many of Romney’s most progressive ideas, that Americans see no real clear choice?

DannoJyd on May 28, 2012 at 4:35 PM

LOL! Please illustrate for us all of the “progressive ideas” O’Bonghit “stole” from Romney.

Del Dolemonte on May 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I have no doubt they’ll do exactly that, all while screaming that minority voters are disenfranchised by voter ID laws and racists everywhere.

Eren on May 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Nothing wrong pointing out the truth tin foil.

Uppereastside on May 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

But I thought Romney was the Sam Malone of this race. He should be way ahead of BO with the womenfolk.

Red Creek on May 28, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Exactly. With all the noise from the RNC Establishment Attack Network Fox News and how we’ve been told a second Obama term is the end of America as we know her, one would think even OBL would be up 20 points against BHO.

Uppereastside on May 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM

O/T only slightly

More Bad News.

In Dreams, p. 13, Mr. Obama says that “a distant ancestor” of hers “had indeed been a full-blooded Cherokee”. No evidence has been found to support this claim***.

Melungeon DNA Study Findings Wipes Out Barack Obama’s Cherokee Ancestry.

Long story short the President’s Bunch ancestors are part of the study. Same Bunch ancestors with the American Indian Ancestry. That chart is Obama’s ancestor Samuel Bunch’s brother David Bunch’s descendants on the Cherokee DAWES roll.

But the above study states Now a new DNA study in the Journal of Genetic Genealogy attempts to separate truth from oral tradition and wishful thinking. The study found the truth to be somewhat less exotic: Genetic evidence shows that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin.

“There were a whole lot of people upset by this study,” lead researcher Roberta Estes said. “They just knew they were Portuguese, or Native American.”

Yeah turns out the Bunch DNA participants from the same Bunch family line, have Eb Sub Saharan African DNA. So the President must be one of those people who is upset, the DNA study doesn’t show American Indian component. SNARK.

Dr Evil on May 28, 2012 at 6:17 PM

As a woman, I knew this guy was full of BS back in 2008, and would NEVER have voted for him. I don’t understand why my own gender would fall for that narcissistic demagogue. Honestly, he doesn’t give a tinker’s damn for women, much less the country. I want someone who knows what they’re doing, and he clearly doesn’t.

Conservchik on May 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Veterans aren’t the only group moving away from The One. Moderate suburbanites in swing states – women in particular – are emerging as THE key demographic. And if Mitt’s campaign stops last week are any indication, he’s going after them, hard … http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

ombdz on May 28, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Man, the desparation is thick in the trolls tonight! They must have taken a page for Debbie Downer when they sputter that Romney should be DOUBLE DIGETS, when he hasn’t officially been dubbed the winner. I can imagine the spittle flying when he gets the big bounce after the convention…

lovingmyUSA on May 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

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DannoJyd on May 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Same script, every posting.

ray on May 28, 2012 at 9:13 PM

And one of the things that could change over the next 5 months, that for some strange reason, NO ONE is talking about, is the economy suddenly starting to pick up steam after either the Obamacare mandate is ruled unconstitutional, or the whole damn bill gets thrown out.

Maybe no one on our side is talking about it because we don’t want to jinx it? I dunno, I certainly hear a lot of people talking about how the Democrats would react if either of these two scenarios played out.
But why isn’t anyone speculating about the effect it would have on the stock market and small businesses, who would have every reason to start hiring and expanding if they knew that Obamacare was dead and buried?

ardenenoch on May 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Second … only 58% of Vets like Willard? Uhm – for a STRONG Republican candidate – that should be in the 70′s.

HondaV65 on May 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

McCain had the same numbers in ’08 with the vets. Meaningless statistic.

Bradky on May 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Guess we can expect Obama to use the Al Gore strategy of getting all absentee military votes thrown out if things get close.

On the same front, has there been any info on states changing their military (might be all) absentee ballot counting rule ballotss? I know certain states didnt count any if them unless the winning votes were within the exact margin of those absentee ballots, thus calling races before we know if a recount should take place.

Rbastid on May 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Guess we can expect Obama to use the Al Gore strategy of getting all absentee military votes thrown out if things get close.


Rbastid on May 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM

However, this is 58% of veterans, not necessarily people on active duty, therefore the absentee ballot issue doesn’t apply to this statistic as much.

AZfederalist on May 28, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Please illustrate for us all of the “progressive ideas” O’Bonghit “stole” from Romney.

Del Dolemonte on May 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Excellent! I was hoping someone would ask:

Romney gave us 0bamacare.

Governor Romney, like 0bama, supports taxing corporations and businesses.

One Romney advisor claims 0bama stole Romney’s ideas concerning the auto bailout.

Let us not forget about how Romney pushed 0bama to adopt HIS ‘Progressive’ Individual Mandate.

I am SHOCKED that you did not know this! /s

DannoJyd on May 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Same script, every posting.

ray on May 28, 2012 at 9:13 PM

And you still aren’t understanding the message. Tsk, tsk!

DannoJyd on May 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Considering the oversampling of democrats in polls and the obvious bias in the media. – the people are going to reject him in great numbers

audiotom on May 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM

DannoJyd on May 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

No offense, but you’re a boring, one-note whack job. You (along with other Obama supporters like ddrintn, Buckshot Bill and HondaV65) are as bad as Ron Paul spambots with your dishonest, embarrassing anti-Romney spam.

Fact: Conservatives are united in the effort to defeat Obama by electing Mitt Romney.

Fringy, Obama-supporting, fake conservative loons like DannoJyd and the other few dozen out there are but a nuisance with their spammy online posts. You almost have to feel sorry for these people.

bluegill on May 29, 2012 at 9:18 AM