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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 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 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 thoughts in our comments section.

Just a guy September 26, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Joann, you have got to be kidding me.... Really? Video of police trying to control an unruly bunch of protesters, without attribution or context? Mam, have you got issues.
Shawn September 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Actually JoAnn has a valid point unlike just a guys ignorantly childish "it's not true because they say it's not" views. We are one "national emergency" away from martial law. President Obama signed an Executive Order for “National Defense” in March of 2012 that claims executive authority to seize all US resources and persons, including during peacetime, for self-declared “national defense".
Buck Harmon September 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Keep up the good work on this one ...
Shawn September 27, 2012 at 12:22 AM
IMHO I believe the next "national emergency" will be of the financial matter. The federal reserve has initiated an unlimited quantitative easing to the tune of $40 Billion a month forever. QE essentially is an influx of capital (electronic money created by the fed AKA more debt) which will lead to inflation and God forbid hyperinflation.As of January 2013 the FDIC stops offering 100% coverage for all insured deposits. Lets not forget the darkest storm cloud the unregulated derivatives market (estimated to be somewhere north of $160 trillion dollars) that was responsible for the 2008 sub prime mortgage collapse. Instead of regulating the derivative markets the good folks in charge turned a blind eye (and have greatly profited from doing so) to the derivative markets and thus has exponentially expanded the derivative markets. Imagine waking up one morning and finding there has been a "banking holiday" declared where no matter how much money you have in your bank accounts you are unable to withdraw a single cent. Think it cant happen? Better think again, all the necessary pieces are in place for a financial collapse. When a normally law abiding family finds they have been lied to by their government and their money is worthless they will do what ever is necessary to provide for their family and that will result in civil unrest at the very least. We all know what civil unrest leads to.....martial law.

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