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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.

Brian L. September 07, 2012 at 03:54 AM
This article isn't asking for a firestorm of arguments. I wonder how long until a civil discussion breaks down? My guess is about two posts, or at least until Sully and Schulte go at it.
Brian L. September 07, 2012 at 12:51 PM
On a note to the poll, it will be very interesting to see how this all plays out. There are many polls out there and if you average them all together this race looks like it will be a tight one as well. As we have seen in comments here on the patch, even just our small sample size is greatly divided in how passionately they defend their ideologies. I'm sure most who have read my posts (not lower case brian...we're different) know that I am very left leaning so I hope the majority gets behind President Obama, but it will go down to the wire. Just my thought.

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