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Who is Leading in the Presidential Polls?

Here are the latest Gallop poll results on the race between Obama and Romney.

If history is to repeat itself, then the voters that put President Barack Obama in the White House are likely to be the ones who will keep him there for another four years.

According to the latest Gallop poll, the "2012 electorate looks like 2008 ... the key elements of President Obama's electoral coalition, such as racial minorities, women, young adults, and postgraduates will likely turn out at rates similar to those in 2008."

The number of non-white voters has risen due to the growth of that segment of the population over the past decade. Gallop reports that "the percentage of non-white voters, now 20 percent, has risen significantly since 2004 (15 percent).

The report says the outcome of the election may "hinge more on how groups vote rather than to what extent they will vote." There has been a shift with most groups currently less likely to support Obama but the president's seven-point margin in the 2008 election gives him breathing room to still win the election.

The Gallop poll, dated Oct. 26, 2012, shows President Obama has lost more support with Gov. Mitt Romney leading 50 percent to Obama's 47 percent.

That statistic came after Gallop posed the question in a telephone survey of approximately 2,700 likely voters. Despite Romney's slight lead, Gallop maintains its data points to Obama.

Do you think it will come down to events outside of the campaigns that will determine the outcome? Share your thoughts in our comments section below.

Really Disgusted October 28, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Wow, you sound really smart! You should run for office! I feel so fortunate to have a job and in order to keep that job i am required to pass a substance abuse test so some people (white, black, yellow) can collect the subjects you listed above. Somebody has to do it.....right? Does that make me racist?
Jesse October 28, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Ok MarcAnthony, I've definitely done my research, and feel that i'm educated enough to comment on your man Obama. If he is re-elected, our lives as americans are going to drastically change. His whole agenda is to make at least 51% of the country dependent on the government, reduce our military(which leaves us very vulnerable), and increase our national deficit. Now tell me what that's going to do for our country! I'll tell ya what, I'll save you the time so you don't have to research it and just fill ya in. It's going to ruin our country! Wake up and research Obama! He's the one that we need to answer so many questions about! Everyone that voted for him did so on what he promised America, and not for what he has proven in years of experience. The fact is we know nothing about the man other than what we've experienced in the last 4 years. Believe me that's something that he shouldn't be proud to put on his resume of achievements unless his goal was to weaken the United States as a Super Power!
JAFO October 28, 2012 at 06:07 AM
The US cannot afford anther 4 years of Obama. This has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with former president Bush. Those are typical excuses. It only has to do with his spend us into bankruptcy and turn us into a welfare country. The stimulus money he has spent could have bought every US citizen a new house and a new car with money left over. But instead we doubled the number of people on government handouts. Doubled the national debt. Has not lowered the unemployment rate. Need I say more. Everyone seems to have forgotten that the dems controlled both houses when Obama became president. Obama could not get his own party to back him. I dont know about you but four years is long enough for a plan to start working. So four more years I think not. We cannot afford to take the chance. Let someone else try it cant be any worse.
BlackJessie October 28, 2012 at 06:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=A0tv3PHdUBY you made some good points, i believe you would do a great job running the country...
BlackJessie October 28, 2012 at 06:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=A0tv3PHdUBY its wonderful Americans like you that making watching this video so important thanks.
BlackJessie October 28, 2012 at 06:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=A0tv3PHdUBY you and your wife should run for office you would get my vote...It is very important you watch this video...
BlackJessie October 28, 2012 at 06:38 AM
I agree Tammy watch this video and lets go vote for Mitt together...http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=A0tv3PHdUBY
BlackJessie October 28, 2012 at 06:40 AM
Obama Four more years, lets go click this link, view comment and share http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=A0tv3PHdUBY
BlackJessie October 28, 2012 at 06:42 AM
right on lets agree to keep tellin the truth...click link and share http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=A0tv3PHdUBY
Really Disgusted October 28, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I watched your stupid, militant video. Those are the very people we speak of. I paid for those ebonic brothers video.......... I want my money back! They are trying to find the next handout. But its o.k. for them to call each other the N word???? Pretty hypocritical!
steve brathwaite October 28, 2012 at 06:07 PM
You want to give romney a chance? Maybe you haven't done your research. He took startup money from salvadorian death squad leaders, approx..10 million to make bain the outsourcing powerhouse it is today. The man has no mercy, empathy, or respect for hard working americans, whether white, black, or native american. The man is good at hurting people for profit. Is this what they teach students a harvard business school? Do you really want a ruthless business exec & buddy of the koch bros to run this country. If you do, then you're in a strange parallel universe amigo.
Jesse October 28, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I can guarantee you one thing, Mitt may not be the most ideal choice to fix all of our problems, however he won't ruin the American economy and further support for radicals like Iran, he definitely would mend relationships with close allies that obama has tried destroying! If Obama gets four more years then we can all accept our fates as a newly impoverished country! I would hate to continue letting china own the rights to our country, when we can efficiently run our own country with out their help!
Jessica Simpson October 28, 2012 at 07:37 PM
And you want Romney to win because he is WHITE..he is not for education or anything else yet you jackasses continute to support him..It kills me that most white people blame OBama for the deficit but when Bush was president yasll cried for him to get out. I am proud of Obama for being the intelligent black man that is often unportrayed in America. Romney will not do anyting to save this Country..he talks big shit and lies to the American people and thats who yall are praising!!!!!!
Jessica Simpson October 28, 2012 at 07:38 PM
And who are you...maybe poorly uneducated!!!!
Jessica Simpson October 28, 2012 at 07:40 PM
And I pray Romney will not win!!!!!
Jessica Simpson October 28, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Are you kidding me...why is he the worst because he is BLACK!!!! Well what about Bush....yall are seriously some pathetic people!!!!
Jessica Simpson October 28, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Jesse...you have sooooo much to say but what will Romney do if he is in office NOT A DARN THING!!!!! He has flip flopped this entire election. Obama is not to blame for anything blame your sweet ex president BUSH!!!!!!!
Jesse October 28, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Jessica...... when someone assumes something about another, they usually look foolish and are easy to beat in any debate. You assume that because I support Romney in this election that I must be total right wing, therefore assuming that I supported my "sweet ex president Bush". Well let me inform you of my position in political America. I think that we have to put the Candidate in office who is best Qualified for the job. Furthermore, one might ask, "what makes a candidate qualified?" The simple way to determine a candidate's eligibility is they must be 35, a legal U.S citizen born on native soil, and loyal to the United States. Obama only fits into one of those pre- requisites. Even further we as people look at their track records for how they voted in various situations as government officials. Obama has been under the microscope of the U.S. public for the last 4 years and has failed. The last 4 years have been the only thing we can reference to determine his "track record". He lied, lied, lied, and guess what that's way worst then changing your opinion. For the record I was just as hard on The Cheaney administration, excuse me The Bush administration. Never assume anything, always get the facts. Between the two candidates we have to choose from, Romney will play to the United States interests far more than Barrack Hussein Obama, who is only trying to live out his deceased father's legacy of anti colonial Marxism!
BlackJessie October 28, 2012 at 09:17 PM
@jessica u seem like a very education person and would solve all the countries problems with your thoughtful insight...blackjessie
Linda October 29, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Obama has done a great job. Things don't get fixed over night especially with where we were when he took office.
steve brathwaite October 29, 2012 at 01:53 AM
It's difficult for Obama to get past this brickwall called the Gop congress. They blocked every decent job proposal, even the ones they themselves had created years before, only because Obama wanted to incorporate them into his job-package. In other words, they just want him to fail as a one term black president. Their objective is, they want to embarass & belittle him for being eloquent, charismatic, articulate, & for being so much smarter than they are. The fact is, his intellect may rub people the wrong way, so some in the opposition will concoct a bunch of lies, as a way to bring him down. Read between the lines, if you weren't born here, you can never run for office, ever!! Arnold knows that pretty well. Don't you people ever think before you speak? Common sense people, common sense!!! Steve B
Allen Smith October 29, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Obama is polling strongly with the Down Sydrome, illegal alien, and welfare recipients.
Jesse October 29, 2012 at 05:07 PM
So the biased view was raised 7%? Apparently you can teach people when someone is ruining our country!!!!!!!!!!
Jesse October 29, 2012 at 05:10 PM
LOL!!!!!!
Jude I November 01, 2012 at 04:51 AM
A Very Quick Look at President Obama's First Term. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1vUKT_l_0g&feature=share Drop the belief that if you say something often enough, loud enough, and in an insulting manner, you will convince someone on the "other side" of the validity of your arguments. plain and simple - if you want to elect a ticket which will privatize Medicare, privatize Social Security, Eliminate FEMA , eliminating health care under Medicaid by 50 % and eliminate your access to health care if you have a preexisting condition, continue to subsidize big oil and take to yet another war in the Middle East -then have at it.But don't scream when your children can't find coverage for those sicknesses that WILL happen or they can't find assistance to attend a university of their choice. This clown hasn't taken a position he hasn't reversed, walked back or flat out denied since he got out of school. He invests his money over seas and hides his money in the same way. Come on people, wake up!!
Jude I November 01, 2012 at 04:58 AM
@jesse .. Really? .. you couldn't be farther from the truth, or father form reality, Obama addressed Real issues, but the stupid republicans, needs something anything to take your attention away, to distract you, and you let them,
Jude I November 01, 2012 at 05:00 AM
well said, there common sense is lacking, due to propaganda and petty distractions
Jude I November 01, 2012 at 05:02 AM
LOL!! cant help but laugh at this lack of insight.
steve brathwaite November 05, 2012 at 07:01 AM
You have to admire the GOP for their ability of creating mass propaganda. The theory is, if you bombard the population via the media with well orchestrated lies, the unaware, the uninformed, & the possibly uneducated most likely will believe it without question . There's no one in the opposition who can beat Obama in a clean match. The Gop knew this all too well when Obama first became a senator. So is the rightwing media, so did carl rove, jerome corsi, rush limbaugh, michele bachman,etc. They all knew the only way to counteract his charisma was to lie, & lie forceful & boldly like it was the gospel of St Luke. With this kind of heinous speech & negative propaganda, some of it will stick, some will be swayed by it. It is unfair influence on weak minds. This is an extreme display of human wickedness, projected toward a decent human-being. This is politics at it's worse, & one reason for this is partiality such as racial-hatred. Stevie B
Garner November 07, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I think Obama. should. win because. He. is for the poor. Ppl in this country. MRomey is not there will be a lot of homeless. Ppl alot of hungry ppl This. Is A Bad mistake to vote for M Riley Are do any one care. About. The poor are elderly. Are the. Disabled

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