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Poll: Who Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election?

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 prefer 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.

Gayle M. Montgomery September 29, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Holly, mark my words, but sit down first. There will come a time when we get past all the silliness, the election will be over, life will settle down, and we will find something on which we agree and will want to work together for the common good. No, i am not drinking (can't, Grandboy is a Junior Prince at his homecoming and I have to go get him in a bit). One of my dear friends was General Counsel for the State of Tennessee for mental health. I've known the woman since the late 90s. She's a Republican and knows the big names. We've had some knock down dragouts through the years. She is going through cancer right now. Who do you suppose checks on her regularly and chides her on to get well so we can spar over the election? Last year, when I was working with the Vets, I called her for help. She was right there. Thanks for the feedback. Glad you got a laugh out of it. The real me--not just the online me--can be funny, believe it or not--often!
Edward Santos October 01, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Jesus Christ is comming back soon and bible prophecy is being fofilled!!!! 666 on the right hand or on the forehead..
Gayle M. Montgomery October 01, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Edward, if the Mayans were correct, this discussion is for naught. Election in November, and then comes December and poof!
Claire Jones November 04, 2012 at 12:26 PM
MITT ROMNEY 2012
Claire Jones November 04, 2012 at 12:29 PM
And plus, the only reason they think the world was going to end was because the calendar ended! The mayans didnt have enough time! Ancient civilizations cant live forever! So, this election IS important! The person who wins people believe can get the economy back on track. And i hope that they make a good decision.

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