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Predict Who Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election: Obama or Romney?

Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees at their conventions, 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 section.

September Natalie Hyde September 07, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I just voted for Obama and it says 3 total votes for Mitt. Hmmmm.....
Joseph Robert September 07, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Story is a bit dated already, as new Gallup Poll announced today has Obama ahead of Romney by 3 points: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-obamas-job-approval-climbs-52-leads-romney-48-45
Gregory Jones September 07, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Obama will win
Phyllis Patton September 07, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Romney will not explain HOW he can help the economy. I know Pres Obama is more honest. And he doesn't send his money outside the US or hide his income tax returns. I will always vote for the HONEST candidate.
A DeS September 07, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Obama will win
Akiko Oda September 07, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Thanks for the comments, everyone. There were some hot-button topics (economy, health care, same-sex marriage, etc.) raised by both parties at the convention. What are some of the issues you're most passionate about and why?
Skye Kilbury September 08, 2012 at 01:28 AM
I'm voting for GARY Johnson, becuase he is the only candidate that wants to end the fed, repeal the patriot act abolsih the dept. of homeland security. Bring the troops home and not Bomb IRAN. End the drug war. And basically give us ur freedom back. Romney and Obama are both owned by the same wall street banks. The both support endless wars , wanna bomb Iran. Support banker bailouts , The bill of rights isn;t even in their platform. Obama signed indefinite of american's with the NDAA . Has a secret kill list and has executed American citizens with drone strikes with out a trial. Obama even killed a 16 year old american Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, Romney says he support the NDAA too. Gary Johnson would repeal the NDAA's indefinite detention.
Skye Kilbury September 08, 2012 at 01:30 AM
I voted for other it didn;'t record my vote and it won;t let me vote again,

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