POLL: After the Conventions: Who Will Win the 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?

And it is now 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 President Obama to Republican nominee 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 the president is more likeable, but trust Mr. Romney more to handle the economy.

Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the 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.

Cheryl Moore September 10, 2012 at 07:50 PM
I would like to know what Ben thinks are the "real" issues facing our country???? You must still have your job and still earn a paycheck...I think that the 37 million people without jobs is a pretty big issue. Handing out welfare checks and food stamps aren't putting people back to work. And the government stimulus jobs under Obama's leadership went to keeping his wealthy "pay back" buddies employed and making them wealthier.....I have to agree with Dave on this one...Obama supporters are not paying attention to the "real" issues facing this country. So far the only thing the Obama campaign has been talking about is free contraceptives and free abortions. Obama wants to save the planet and Romney wants to save the people! http://romneyvsobama-in-god-we-trust.blogspot.com
Ben Jackson September 11, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Cheryl, I dare you to do your own math. Obama is leading in all polls. Yet, you say that only 20% of people in this country are "ahteists and hateful people" (also, notice how hatefully you said that? Hmmmm...). You also say "44%" of Obama supporters are atheists. So, if 44% of his supporters are atheists, and only 20% of the population (or is it 10? Half atheist/half hateful people?) are atheists, how is he possibly winning in the polls. You need to stop spouting made-up bunk.
Cheryl Moore September 11, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Ben, Clearly you are a strong liberal and have every right to support Obama's liberal direction of creating an entitlement society...The freedom of choice is what makes America a great place...Perhaps you did not watch the Democratic Convention with the chaos over the decision to reverse their platform from excluding "God" and "Jerusalem".....it took 3 votes and even after 3 votes and a very clear 50/50 vote they went ahead and declared a 2/3 vote....so you are correct, my math was wrong....50% of Obama supporters are hateful atheists with no respect for God loving people in our country nor the Jews who believe that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel....Todays polls are 48% Obama and 45% Romney. You never did respond to my question of what you think are the real issues our country faces....I see 37 million people out of work and a skyrocketing deficit as real issues but if you still have a job those issues might not be of concern to you.
Linda Worthy September 11, 2012 at 05:07 PM
@Cathy C -- Obama's America:2016 is the 21st century version of ----- "REEFER MADNESS".
Colin P. Varga September 12, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Reefer Madness? If Pres. Obama is re-elected Americans will start playing the piano too fast and jump out of windows?


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