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After the Conventions: Who Do You Think Will Win, Obama or Romney?

Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on? Take our poll here.

 

With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte on Thursday evening, 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.

Wonder what it's like to put real money on the election? Before Obama's big speech Thursday night, Ladbrokes reckoned the odds of an Obama victory at 4-11 and a Romney win at 2-1. The odds of a tie in the Electoral College are 100-1, according to the venerable betting house. Those, by the way, are the same chances that the London bookmakers are giving a Ron Paul presidential victory in 2016. 

-- Patch Staff

Weigh in here: Regardless of whom you support for President, who do you think will actually claim victory in November? Take our poll and post your comments below.

lillian hinchcliff September 07, 2012 at 04:02 PM
It sickens me how the political parties have ceased working together for USA and are more like sports teams vying to win at any cost. It is not enough for them to win but the other party must perpetually lose. The winners here are the corporate lobbyists that have bought both sides and the losers are the citizens and we are complicit in this sham by changing from citizens into fans and rooting for "our' own team
Janice Berman September 07, 2012 at 04:30 PM
The Democrat's convention drove home the point that theirs is a party of the people, not the plutocrats. Obama saved the auto industry, killed Bin Laden and is turning around the financial disaster he inherited, with unemployment slowly receding and renewed confidence in the longterm stability of the American economy. Romney would toss recovery to the whim of the wealthy, and we've seen how well that works.
mike September 07, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Obama just can't convince anyone except die hard democrats that things are better. They keep trying to say it but is has not worked. Democrats always want to act like they are for the people and rep are not. Well those statements may work with minorities but most people see through that. That is like saying all republicans are rich and democrats are poor.
norma October 05, 2012 at 09:27 AM
Of course Obama is going to win again for 4 more years I do not trust republican at all. They are against lower class and poor people. Obama is for the lower class and for the poor people. Look what President Bush left him with all this mess and Obama did we had to do killed bin Laden and bring our troops back home busch couldn't do it Obama did it so hahaha whoever is a Republican a Democrat president did it. if the Republicans don't like this message I don't give a damn

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