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Presidential Poll: Romney Holds Slight Lead Amongst St. Charles County Residents, Poll Shows

If the election were held today, which presidential candidate would you vote for? Last week, St. Charles County voters favored Mitt Romney over Barack Obama.

We're less than a dozen weeks from Election Day.

The signs—both literal and figurative are hard to ignore. Earlier in August, Missouri had its  to narrow down the field for statewide races. Ads for candidates are filling local airwaves and running non-stop. 

And on Monday, the Republican National Convention kicked off in Tampa, FL. The four-day convention is expected to conclude with Mitt Romney officially claiming the Republican nomination for president, a title he has unofficially had for several months. Romney's presumptive nomination means one part of the ballot will be set. The next domino is set to fall a week later in Charlotte, N.C., when the Democrats confirm President Barack Obama as the nominee. 

With the race to the White House heating up, we're bringing back the Presdential Poll. Every week we'll take the temperature of the local electorate. 

Last week—our first week in bringing back the feature—Romney had a slight edge over President Barack Obama. Romney claimed 14 votes to Obama's 11. 

Who do you favor at this point and why? Vote in the poll and tell us who, right now, has your vote.

Jay August 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM
I wish someone would do an article on what republicans stand for and what democrats stand for because I so tired of reading stories about polls favoring Romney when peole dont know the difference between the two, 1% of people will benefit from Romney being President, tax cuts dont do anything for middle class on down, everyone hears tax cuts and right away they are republican
Devon Seddon August 28, 2012 at 03:55 PM
It's funny you said that Jay. It definitely would be a good thing to line-out what the 2 sides want. You obviously have no clue what the 2 sides want, or how an economy works. Just to clarify some of the basic differences in philosophy: Conservatives believe in the system that has worked better than any in history & think we should return to it. Liberals believe that making government bigger & controlling everything to provide for everyone is not only necessary (when it isn't) but possible (which it also isn't). They believe in that idea, even though it's proven ONLY to fail throughout the entire history of the world. Liberals believe everyone is accountable to a government that isn't & that everything that belongs to you is theirs to distribute. Anything you have, you only got because they allowed you to get it. And if they get their way, it'll be true. Liberals want you to believe that your money is theirs, Conservatives want to remind you it's the other way around. Conservatives believe that what you make is yours & know that an economy only comes around when the people spend & business thrives. Liberals believe that everything gets better, the more of your money they take/spend & that we are too stupid to decide how to spend our own money ourselves. Liberals praise themselves for providing a fish, then tell you that anyone that wants to build ponds instead is just trying to take away that fish.
Devon Seddon August 28, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Funny, Romney will come in & start handing out money to the rich? That's not at all what he'll do, but even if it was, you didn't have a problem with it when the current Pres ACTUALLY DID THAT. Check out this 1% - George Soros, Warren Buffet, AIG, Goldmann-Sachs, Fannie-Mae & Freddie Mac, General Motors, Chrysler, Bank of America (from Countrywide on down), CitiGroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, GMAC, Morgan Stanley, FHA, PNC, US Bankcorp, Suntrust, Capital One, Regions Financial, Fifth-Third Bank, GMAC, Chrysler Financial, and tons of others. Obama gave Trillions & Trillions of dollars to those entities (not the rich, the WEALTHY), and NOTHING to the middle class except tax increases. You're scared someone is going to come in & aide the rich? You're lost. The reason for 98.6% of those bailouts was the Fair Housing Regulatory Act that allowed those same entities to bet all of our homes on a hand they knew would lose, and when they lost the bet, the MIDDLE-CLASS paid for it AGAIN. You have already paid the 1% twice now, through Obama's ideology. Yet somehow, someone has you convinced that the it's the practice of the other guy, when the evidence shows that it's CLEARLY what this administration has done. PS - Look at just Claire's stock portfolio just prior to the bailouts being paid to these entities. Just like the rest, she participated in insider trading so that she could profit, and not you (or the middle-class). Don't just spew their rhetoric, learn something.
Devon Seddon August 28, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Here's a hint during election-time: Make them tell you what they do. What they stand for. Make them give you examples of where their policies have worked. Make them tell you about themselves. On this site: you find all of these people that never make a case FOR their guy, all they can do is trash the other guy. It's makes intelligent people ask "why?". You are officially invited to be one. Need more 1%? All of Hollywood, the Green movement (when we have access to free, clean, abundant power, mind you), the Unions, nearly every sit-com, nearly every news outlet, nearly every newspaper.... How long of a list do you need?
Elizabeth August 28, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I think a more important article would be to compare what positions the candidate themselves take on major issues. Their personal opinion is more important to me than a group demographic. Not all people in a group think exactly alike. We should be choosing people based on them individually, not as a group.
Devon Seddon August 28, 2012 at 05:35 PM
You're right Elizabeth. But the problem is, people don't even understand the basic differences between the ideologies of the Parties, and which policies have worked & which haven't throughout history. Most people don't even understand what their own party stands for or what their goals are, they only know what they are told to think about the "other guy".
Jay August 28, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I agree with all your comments , but Devon don't tell me that I don't have a clue on how the economy works or how politics work, I've been in the Marine Corps as a team Captain for Force recon for sometime now, I have a front seat in how politics screw us, I'm not for the Democrats or the Republicans, and to be honest with you I'm not sure what any party or anyone stands for anymore, its people like you who make ignorant comments to people's views and my view wasn't degrading anyone or anything, its people like you who takes things to seriously and become fanatics about their views and screws up everything for all Americans, so until you pick up a weapon and guard a post don't tell me I don't have a clue, you got it!!!!!!1
Devon Seddon August 28, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Look, Thank you for every thing you have done. I appreciate you, and those like you. Those were very valid points, and I apologise if you feel personally attacked. I started in the media in 1991. I have also seen how politics have screwed us, and how a the media is leaned very hard left (to the tune of about 98% liberal). That's how you became misled in the first place. Please don't take those comments personally, it isn't your fault you're misled, it's done daily & on purpose to every single person in this country. I am not necessarily FOR either party either, but all it takes is some actual research & results tracking to figure out which of the parties is the "lesser of 2 evils". The Dems want bigger & bigger government, and it's never worked anywhere in the world. In fact, many like you have died battling countries that believe in that same ideology. As I look back through history, it isn't big business that I see hauling people away. Like 1930's Germany, it was the government, the only ones allowed to carry guns, that told there goose-stepping followers that it was the businesses & business owners that were ruining the nation (just like now) & that those "rich people" owed their "riches" to the state (just like now). Governments throughout history have been able to pull this off, business NEVER has. My comment (and proof) was to your comment (that they always use to condition an ignorant public), if that's what you think, you are misled, & again, it's done on purpose.
Devon Seddon August 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM
PS - It may suprise some, but I actually like Jay Nixon a lot. That is, with this exception (you having been a Marine, this may interest you): Nixon (not by his own choice) gave a boost in money to Veterans Homes this year. It was a good sounding move, I liked it, but when I found out that money was taken from Early Childhood, a program now left betting on the Lottery to increase profits by a huge percentage to make up that difference, it gave me a different outlook on the good deed. Again, this was a party play more than a Nixon move. But the worst part is that it was also accompanied by a Senator that has gone on & on about helping Veterans (again, a good sounding idea), but when it came time to vote on defense spending, wages & benefits for CURRENT soldiers, she has voted repeatedly to cut both dramatically. This is someone who hasn't passed a budget, and votes constantly for increased spending, yet not for our current soldiers fighting in 2 wars. So now looking at it, it doesn't seem like she favors those who fight for our country at all, does it?
ofallonmommyx3 August 29, 2012 at 05:32 PM
That explains the huge rise in meth out here if mitt is in the lead...people are all high.
Devon Seddon August 30, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Here's a perfect example of someone repeating that same (Family Guy-type) rhetoric I referenced, without a clue as to what is actually happening. She either can't, or won't, make a case FOR her candidate, party & ideology, OR why it works over the alternative. Instead she has to substitute simpleton, asinine & counter-productive name-calling in place of an actual point, and/or the support for that point. She does this without realizing that intelligent people already know that the only way to make it seem like her candidate, party or ideology is a better choice, is by applying a stigma to, or creating a false perception of, the opponent (or that by practicing it herself, she's readily admitting it). It seems like these people might, at least occasionally, try to support the policies they (don't understand, but) claim to be in favor of, but they never do. Instead, they trash the other guy (without factual support) & that's how they think they make their guy the better choice. Now here it is, the very evidence I was pointing to, proving that people who are ignorant of the facts, are guaranteed to repeat said stigma. It's no longer about what's rePORTed (or not reported), it's about what's rePEATed. This is a perfect example of the point I'm constantly trying to make nearly every day on here, and exactly what I was trying to illustrate to Jay. So Jay, the above illustrates the very posturing & conditioning practices that take place and how it always works on the uninformed.
matre September 03, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Devon thinks he has some clues. Devon does not have any clues at all. They believe only in hate themes, hating everyone who does not agree with their opinion. They want small government, but they are the ones who fight for it. If they want small government, why don't they stay out of it in the first place ? They want no controls, allowing a law-less country, thinking of 17th century. Allowing guns in every one's hands, so that people just kill each other. Hating media for writing truths.
Liz September 03, 2012 at 03:05 PM
My family escaped a communist government and came to America in pursuit of the American dream. It is sad to see the dream diminishing during the Obama administration. What is even more scary is The President's ideologies look very similar to the communist government my parents escaped from. The communists persuaded the common people that the rich are their enemies - Obama's redistribution of wealth and the demonization of capitalism. The communists told the common people the government will take of their every needs - Obama's belief in entrapping the poor and buying their votes with entitlements. If America continues down the road we are heading, the America our grand kids will reside in will look very similar to China, Vietnam, and other regimes where freedom is nonexistent .
Devon Seddon September 05, 2012 at 05:07 PM
You're the clueless. Sorry, but not one single thing you said is based in any truth. It's all the same rhetoric & hypocrisy I have to point out on a daily basis to those like you that have zero facts, so you try to replace it with rhetorical lies & personal attacks. For example, "if they don't like big government, they should just stay out of it and let us make it as big & controlling as we want, they should stay out of government so we can use it to take away rights & ruin the country." The truth is: Big government has never worked anywhere in the world, I challenge you to give an example contrary to that point. But you won't, you'll just attack me again, and spew the same rhetoric you don't even understand. And again, I'm IN the media, if you think there's truth, you are the exact kind of blind subserviant tool they need. If you were as smart as you think you are, you'd know better than to challenge me in that department, even you would be able to realize that you are short-handed.
Devon Seddon September 05, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I repeat: "Now here it is, the very evidence I was pointing to, proving that people who are ignorant of the facts, are guaranteed to repeat said stigma. It's no longer about what's rePORTed (or not reported), it's about what's rePEATed. This is a perfect example of the point I'm constantly trying to make nearly every day on here, and exactly what I was trying to illustrate to Jay. So Jay, the above illustrates the very posturing & conditioning practices that take place and how it always works on the uninformed."
Roger Hughes September 07, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Simple put, Republicans stand for the values of George W Bush. More of the same ideology that has driven America to be now the sixteenth best world competitor. The Democrats aren't clean either, but they are the best of two evils.
Roger Hughes September 07, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Simply put, Republicans stand for more of the values of George W Bush, more deregulation for "big business", more greed for the most wealthiest 1% Americans. If your a Republican, and you don't like the ideology of the Democrats, turn in your Social Security card and stop collecting your money, turn in your medicare card and pay all your medical bills with your private insurance company. Practice the free market Republican say is so dear. Stop being so hypocritical or vote Democrat.
Devon Seddon September 07, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Just to clarify some of the basic differences in philosophy: Republicans believe in the system that has worked better than any in history & think we should return to it. Democrats believe that making government bigger & controlling everything to provide for everyone is not only necessary (when it isn't) but possible (which it also isn't). They believe in that idea, even though it's proven ONLY to fail throughout the entire history of the world. Democrats believe everyone is accountable to a government that isn't & that everything that belongs to you is theirs to distribute. Anything you have, you only got because they allowed you to get it. And if they get their way, it'll be true. Democrats want you to believe that your money is theirs, Republicans want to remind you it's the other way around. Republicans believe that what you make is yours & know that an economy only comes around when the people spend & business thrives. Democrats believe that everything gets better, the more of your money they take/spend & that we are too stupid to decide how to spend our own money ourself. Democrats praise themselves for providing a fish, then tell you that building ponds instead, is just an attempt to take away that fish.
Devon Seddon September 07, 2012 at 05:25 PM
When I look back through history, I can easily find more governments that "put people in chains" than I can businesses. Is there a different history I'm missing? Maybe those guys in the 30's, you know, the only people allowed to have guns, the guys with the red, white, & black arm-bands, maybe he's right, they may have just been businessmen. Entreprenuers, maybe?. No, it was businessmen, the wealthy, that they were vilifying & hauling away, and telling the goose-stepping people that they owed their wealth to their country. Like the Democrats. Geez. "Those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." - Edmund Burke
Devon Seddon September 07, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Thank you Liz, People on here think all of that stuff that they want the government to provide is free. They don't realize that what the costs actually are, and will never even acknowledge that one of those costs is freedom. They want to be like those other countries, but don't understand in the very least why those countries (at least until 20 years ago) wanted to be like America. They want government healthcare, yet don't understand that if they need a C-section, for example, in England, they better hope that the hospital hasn't used-up their "allotment" of C-sections for that year, or those people they claim to be trying to "care for" both die.
Roger Hughes September 07, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Here's the dirty little secret of the Republicans. They say they don't like socialism. They mock it, ridicule it. Yet every successful democracy has had some degree of socialism, such as roads, post office, police, firemen, city planners and city managers. When there was a shared porportion of capitalism and socialism as when in Franklin Roosevelt's day we were our strongest as a nation. Yes Republican mock socialism even when they are using it themselves. Be the biggest secret of the Republicans is they really do approved of socialism. It just they don't want you or I to have it. Republicans want to keep socialism restricted to the wealthy, the privilaged and the high flying corportate CEO's through tax cuts and loopholes. This is socialism in its purest form.
Rich Pope September 07, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Jay, Republicans want the same things Democrats want. We all want good schools, jobs, clean water, clean air etc...What we disagree on is how to get there. Democrats want to tax the hell out of everyone and spend like there's no tomorrow. Republicans want to cut wasteful spending, balance the budget and then move forward.
Rich Pope September 07, 2012 at 11:50 PM
What all of us need to worry about is if the Federal Reserve will begin QE3. If the Fed decides this is the right course of action, get ready for a big jump in prices. Bernake knows that if Romney gets elected, he's out of a job. What does he care?
Roger Hughes September 08, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Quantitative Easing is tantamount to a ponzi scheme. The Feds run the printer machines 24 hours a day. Paper money, thats all it is. Good luck to all of us. We are going to need it.

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