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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 reasoning in the comments.

Patrick September 19, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Ohh but John Jay/ Winston/ Steve from Kingston you amuse me, like a circus clown that has performed the same stale act for decades... And sadly knows little else. You have always had this inflated sense of your own opinion... Have waxed on about facts while edififing yourself wirh conspiracy and recently you have had a drop in the old self confidence by having to having to reference your famous fairytale friends. Don't ever change, the world needs you just as you are.
John Jay September 19, 2012 at 01:58 PM
More semantics Patrick. "Government capcity" does not equal "public servant". You lied, for example, when you claimed I use the citizens' money to refute your personal attacks and lies here. What I do and who I know is my own business -- and your making false accusations that I am engaging in theft is a sure sign of your desperation and inability to counter what I write with facts and logic. So run along now...go spew a stream of false claims and personal attacks somewhere else.
Patrick September 19, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Sir you put these things out there not me... You know Christie, Harvard law grads etc and if you want to be purposefully obtuse about your capacity in government, so be it... One would take from your words that you draw a tax payer funded check for said work. But really how thin is that skin of yours... You put it out there, expect to be called on it. That is how it works I do so enjoy your misplaced hubris . And actually I'll decide where I post on the Internet, not you. And desperate I am not, I just find you amusing.
John Jay September 19, 2012 at 02:28 PM
<yawn>, Patrick....you're boring me...<yawn>. It's not my fault you don't encounter interesting people as you go about. I just sort of fell into it...
Can't handle the truth September 19, 2012 at 03:09 PM
WE WILL LOOSE MORE DOCTORS.

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