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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.

Monica Luna September 07, 2012 at 03:47 AM
You should learn economics and history, learn to identify the truth fro lie and then you will see what is behind beautiful words and promises of press Obama.
1MrsG September 07, 2012 at 04:11 AM
My choice is that President Obama not move forward. I prefer that he returns to the private sector.
Renate Beedon September 07, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Randy- I don't know you, so I can't call you an idiot. But, based on your comments here you are one nasty, mean spirited person. I will vote for Obama and I'm pretty sure he will win because most of us decent, caring people do not want to live in a society where your kind of rhetoric is the norm.
Postman Sharp September 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Romney is coming unglued and we're seeing inside him. Americans don't like what they see. He's not a leader. He's not that smart. He's a little man bent on becoming president and that just isn't good enough. Americans wanted Obama. They got him. He's not perfect. But he's not Romney. We'll have him again because Obama has BECOME a GREAT President. Romney does not have that ability and his ego stands in the way of changing. Sorry, Mitt, you don't get my vote.
Adam 11233 September 29, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Obama will win, no doubt.

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