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Nov 7, 2012

All hail the pollsters as Obama becomes a two-termer

The networks say Barack Obama has won. Mitt Romney -- who apparently didn't write a concession speech -- may now need one. The election was close, but Democrats will win.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

President Barack Obama is now certain to win a second term, leading in a neck-and-neck race in Florida, and by around 2% in Ohio, having easily retained Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Michigan. CNN, NBC and even Fox have now declared Obama the winner, and the Empire State Building has been lit up Democrat blue, the lights connected to CNN’s predictive hardware.

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4 thoughts on “All hail the pollsters as Obama becomes a two-termer

  1. zut alors

    If I could be anywhere on the planet tonight I’d choose five minutes as a fly on the wall in The Donald’s island-sized Manhattan apartment. It must be tough realising your money can’t buy everything.

  2. michael r james

    “Romney appears to have won ……. Virginia by 1%.”

    Nah, that was early results from all the rural counties. Didn’t I tell you yesterday VA would be blue. The margin is 2.6% (at 99% counted). The reason is that the urban counties always come in very late and are overwhelmingly blue. This is also why Ohio and Florida will firm up with more complete counting. (Does Ohio still count the hundreds of thousands of provisional votes? I presume yes, because it will make a fair addition to BO’s popular vote tally.)

  3. drmick

    The absolute best part……Murdoch and his mates spent 8 billion dollars and still didnt win. hahahahahahahahahahahaahaha.

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