Skip to comments.Mitt Romney holds slight edge over Barack Obama among LI voters (LONG ISLAND?!!)
Posted on 10/28/2012 5:43:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney are virtually tied among Long Island voters, according to a Siena College/Newsday poll.
Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts and co-founder of the Bain Capital investment firm, leads slightly among likely Nassau and Suffolk voters -- 47 percent to Obama's 45 percent. Seven percent of respondents said they were undecided or refused to declare their pick, and 1 percent opted for a third-party candidate. The poll has a 3-point margin of error.
The results echo national polls that show a tight race leading up to the Nov. 6 election.
In Nassau, both candidates received 45 percent each. In Suffolk, Romney has a 2-point lead over Obama, with 47 percent leaning in his favor.
"This almost looks like a classic swing state," said Donald Levy, director of the Siena Research Institute, which polled 1,008 Long Island registered voters from Oct. 17 to 22, of which 958 were likely voters.
Despite the close race on Long Island, statewide polling figures released by Siena on Friday show Obama leading 59 percent to Romney's 35 percent, with 6 percent undecided.
While 49 percent of Long Island respondents had a "favorable" opinion of Obama, compared with 48 percent for Romney, the president received lukewarm ratings for his last four years on the job.
Asked to rate Obama's performance on five key campaign issues -- the economy, conflicts in the Middle East, health care, immigration reform, and Iran's nuclear program -- 57 percent categorized his job between fair and poor, with 44 percent rating his job between good and excellent.
"Even the voters who prefer the president at this point are not jumping up and down," Levy said. "They're not saying he's doing a good job. What they're saying is he's doing a good enough job."(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...
“Romney is definitely going to lose.” /concern troll sarcasm
We have some crazy stuff here tonight on FR?!
Long island, like Staten island, used to be reliably conservative, or at least Republican. Pete King is from long island.
How depressed would NYC turnout have to be to make it close? Like all states I assume the non-NYC vote would go Romney.
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Keep in mind that the above polling was completed before word was out of the Benghazi CF and the cØward's treasonous complicity with the murdering muslim scum.
Certainly upstate will tend towards Romney......Loooong Island not the usual
This is series and hugh. This could turn into a 1984 style landslide.
Sorry had to.;-)
Just about all my Long Island relatives up there are voting for RR — save for a scant few dimbulbs.
My entire family on the east end is voting for R/R . I sent in my absentee ballot a few weeks ago from Japan .
It used to be 90% non-Hispanic white. Now it's 65% non-Hispanic white. The Republicans who voted for immigration reforms in 1965 forgot the lessons from the last time they opened up the immigration spigots - generations of Democratic domination. The difference now is the numbers of legal immigrants alone are mind-boggling. Add in the illegals, and it's a political tsunami.
As a resident of Queens, I’m shocked that a Left wing rag like Newsday would actually print this. New Yorkers are not nearly as nuts as Californians. Rudy changed all that. I’m giving Romney a 40% chance of pulling off a shocking win in the Empire State.
Call me crazy, but there are a lot of people here with their heads screwed on straight. They voted for Obama in ‘08, but they’ve seen the light. Especially with an appealing Moderate with a business background like Romney running.
Remember where you heard it first if this comes to pass.
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