Revised ( 17 of 21) Electoral Map Projection of the 2012 presidential election, based on mundane political contest horary: “Obama vs. GOP Nominee: Who will win X – battleground state?” With 270 electoral votes needed to win, the campaign will be fought in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — a total of 151 electoral votes up for grabs. Based on the latest forecast, the presumptive GOP Nominee Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of the President by an additional 6 electoral votes with the state of Iowa going from Blue to Red.
The Race is Tied in Iowa: A poll conducted by the American Research Group in the three days from October 11 had President Obama and Mitt Romney in a tie at 48% each with 3% still undecided. That is a dramatic turnaround from three weeks ago, when the President held a lead of 7 percentage points. Obama carried Iowa with 54% of the vote in 2008. According to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey 49% of likely voters in the state now approve of the job he is doing, while the identical number 49% disapprove.
So the question is which candidate will win the battleground state of Iowa in the general election, “Election 2012 – Iowa: Obama (48%) vs. Romney (48%)?” Question asked by astrologer on October 15th, 2012 at 08:18 pm EDT, New York, N.Y.
According to Intrade, the world’s largest prediction market, Obama has a 58% chance of winning, with Romney at a modest 41% probability of winning in the state of Iowa. Therefore Obama is the Favorite in the race and Romney the Underdog.
1st House – “the favorite”: The Obama Campaign
7th House – “the underdog”: The Romney Campaign
10th House – “the prize”: The Iowa Electoral College Votes
The Moon – “the electorate”: The Iowan Voters
The 1st House of the Obama Campaign is ruled by Mercury. Mercury is essentially debilitated lacking dignity – peregrine in early Scorpio and of modest strength due to its weak placement in 6th House, Testimonies that indicates the Obama’s campaign has lost both its momentum and its air of “inevitability” that it had prior to the 1st Presidential Debate.
The 7th House of the Romney campaign is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is in the sign of his debility – Gemini, retrograde and placed inside the cusp of the 1st House, a weak placement for Jupiter since it resides in the Obama Campaign territory. Negative testimonies for the Underdog that indicates that Iowa will not move to from “Toss Up” to “Leaning Romney” category during remainder of the campaign, and will struggle to remain competitive in the final days leading up to Election Day.
The Moon which rules the electorate will conjunct Saturn, ruler of the 10th House,and passes her light from Saturn to Mercury, in her final aspect by conjunction, a most fortuitous testimony for the Favorite that shows a solid voter base of support for the President. However Mercury is besieged by Saturn and Mars a inauspicious testimony that does not augur a good outcome for the President.
Conclusion: Although multiple horary testimonies point to an Obama victory in Iowa, both Obama’s significator and the Moon is in the Via Combusta (15 Libra to 15 Scorpio). Via Combusta means the “burning way”,and the Moon’s placement there makes it a malefic and unpredictable influence in the horary figure, that augurs sudden and volatile developments that will compromise voter turnout to the detriment of the President on Election Day.
Winner: Mitt Romney
Update: Nov 1, 11:12 AM — Iowa: Romney 49%, Obama 48% – Latest Numbers
Iowa remains neck-and-neck in the closing days of Election 2012, with Mitt Romney now showing a one-point lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds the Republican challenger with 49% support, while President Obama earns 48% of the vote, with only 1% undecided. Iowa remains one of eight Toss-Up states in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Obama carried the state 54% to 45% in 2008. A week ago, the candidates were tied at 48% apiece. The president led by two earlier in the month, while Romney posted a three-point lead in September. Forty-two percent (42%) of likely Iowa voters have already voted. The president leads 56% to 39% among these voters. In line with voters nationally, Iowa voters trust Romney more by seven points – 51% to 44% – when it comes to handling the economy but trust the candidates equally in the area of national security.