Skip to comments.Poll: Romney now leads by one in New Hampshire — and Iowa
Posted on 10/19/2012 6:36:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, yes, I know, this comes from Koss pollster. What can I say? If the left can cling bitterly to Rasmussen as a bulwark against terrible numbers from Gallup, I can cling to this.
RCPs average already had New Hampshire within a point so the new PPP number there isnt news. The Iowa number is. This is the first poll in a month showing Romney ahead in the state, notwithstanding his blockbuster debate two weeks ago. NBCs poll last night, in fact, had O up by eight points in Iowa, a ridiculous figure given that Obamas worried enough to have campaigned there just two days ago but consistent with the CW that its his state to lose.
PPPs newest polls in Iowa and New Hampshire find Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 49-48 in both states. That represents a big decline for Obama compared to last month. Obama had previously led 51-44 in Iowa and 51-43.5 in New Hampshire on polls conducted the final week of September.
Mitt Romneys seen a big improvement in his image in both states. In Iowa his net favorability has improved 16 points from a -15 spread at 40/55 on our last poll to now 48/47. Hes seen a 10 point ascent on that front in New Hampshire from -5 at 45/50 when we last looked at his favorability in August to now 51/46. Obamas approval numbers have declined. He was at 49/48 the last time we polled each of these states, but now hes dropped to 46/50 in Iowa and 47/51 in New Hampshire.
Romney has a big advantage on the economy in both of these states that seems to be driving his lead. In New Hampshire voters prefer Romney 52/45 on that front and in Iowa its 49/45.
The surge in Romneys favorables is consistent with basically every other poll taken since the demolition in Denver. Interestingly, Iowans think O won the second debate, 45/36, but that hasnt helped him protect his lead, possibly because the insta-polls taken afterward showed Romney winning on the more important question of the economy. Another interesting bit: No gender gap, despite months of war on women yammering and three tedious days of binders nonsense.
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Obamas in deep trouble if that margin holds, which is why youre hearing a lot about abortion (and binders) lately. As for the sample, PPP has it 38R/34D/27I whereas the 2008 exit poll was 34D/33R/33I; everyones expecting a redder electorate this year, especially since the GOPs worked hard on building a registration advantage in Iowa, so the partisan split here doesnt seem wildly implausible. On the other hand, PPP has O up four points among independents, which cuts sharply against the trend nationally. This is worth watching too:
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Democrats are more enthusiastic to vote than Republicans, even after Romneys post-Denver surge? If thats true, its a real testament to Obamas organizational effort in Iowa. Exit quotation: Now its a war on women. Tomorrow its going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that.
Next Monday is key to completing his re-branding. I wish him well.
According to Kraut and Georgie Will he lost it badly.
Pray for America
What Zogby polls have put Obama ahead by 0.1 in the national average? Barf bag alert!
I just got PPPd tonight here in Missouri when I answered the phone. Computer driven poll, concerning President, Senator, Governor and a couple of ballot issues. As it finished, it said conducted by PPP. They are probably crying at my responses.
I’m just hoping and praying for a Rom win....
Conservatives are intentionally being underrepresented in these poll numbers and we are all going to be voting in numbers. I hear the vote will exceed 20 million conservative votes that did not participate in the last election.