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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.

Jeff September 07, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Seems like I've heard all of this before. Lofty dreams and rhetoric with no answers or solutions. Sorry Mr. President, time to go.
GuitarMan September 07, 2012 at 07:21 PM
I'm putting my money on the guy who has the experience and done at least two things he promised; made health insurance available to everyone, and after finding Bin Ladin killed him.
nina September 21, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I am with Robert. The blocking of all bills was done by Republicans NOT HARRY REID! For 2 years they have been saying that they want to create jobs and all they have done is fillibuster anything that comes into their path Except for tax breaks for the rich. Now that they are passionate about. Romney goes about disparaging poor people( all those who have salaries below $250,000) and complaining and no disclosure of his plan. He hides his plan, his tax returns and his money in the Cayman Islands. His business experience is limited to dismantling companies, stealing the retirement funds of those he has displaced and sending those jobs abroad. He enjoys tax loopholes that the rich in this country embrace and looks down upon the poor who need some support with disdain. This President with very little cooperation from the Senate has passed a number of successful bills and gotten health insurance for everyone. We had lost the opportunity to find Bin Ladin and he got him, along with the Pirates and others who have tried to harm us-He kept us safe and he is trying to mend the country not dismantle it with hateful devise talk.
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