Skip to comments.Romney and Obama dead even in key swing states, according to new poll
Posted on 05/07/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by mandaladon
With six months to go before Election Day, a new poll finds Mitt Romney in a dead heat with President Barack Obama in 12 key political battleground states.
A USA Today/Gallup poll of 12 expected swing statesColorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsinfinds Obama leading Romney by just two points among registered voters, 47 percent to 45 percent. The results are well within the poll's plus or minus 4 percent margin of error.
That's a major difference from the same poll conducted in late March, when Obama held a 9-point lead over Romney among battleground state voters.
On the question of who would best handle the economy, Romney holds a clear lead over Obama. Sixty percent say Romney would do a "good" or "very good" job handling the economy over the next four years, compared to 52 percent for Obama, according to Gallup.
But Obama still has a key advantage over Romney when it comes to connecting with voters. Fifty-eight percent view the president as "likable," compared to only 31 percent for Romney. Asked which candidate "cares about the needs of people like you," Obama had a 10-point lead over Romney, 50 percent to 40 percent.
While the race has tightened since Romney unofficially claimed his party's nomination, there are still warning signs for the GOP ticket. The poll found that Democratic voters are more enthusiastic about the general election than Republicansa shift from earlier this year.
According to Gallup, 55 percent of those supporting Obama say they are "extremely" or "very enthusiastic" about November's election, compared to 46 percent of voters backing Romney. That's a 9-point drop in enthusiasm among Romney supporters since January and a 5-point gain among Obama backers.
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No more freeping while driving for me. I glanced down at breaking headlines and read the words:
“Romney and Obama dead in swing states”
... almost hit a school bus. Mercy.
Heh. See post #21.
Door to door begging for attendees. I love it.
We just have to make sure that even more are taken away by November.
The most destructive man in the history of this country MUST be removed, and we, in Ohio, will do our parts to make sure it happens.
Please........PLEASE come to see Obama! Followed by doors slammed in their faces. :)
Colorado - Obama, won’t even be close
Florida - must-have for Romney to win
Iowa - another Obama state
Michigan - will be close, but Obama wins it
Nevada - will go red for Romney
New Hampshire - not a big state, but Romney needs this one to win
New Mexico - now a “Euro-minority” state, will “go blue” for the rest of its days
North Carolina - should go Romney, he can’t win without it
Ohio - another must-have for Romney, this one will be close
Pennsylvania - a hard fight, but Obama edges this one out
Virginia - now a “purple state”, Romney needs this one
Wisconsin - despite the great efforts of Scott Walker, will go blue for Barack
That’s the way I see it.
Romney may win, but it may be one of the closest electoral contests in history.
Personally, I think all those swing-states mentioned above are very winnable by the GOP this year. Should that occur, and all other states from 2008 remain the same, it will result in a 342-196 EV victory for the GOP.
Axlegrease is sitting in his new $1.7 mil house in Chicago thinking “I’m the luckiest SOB in history. I’m gonna get Baraq re-elected with 16% real unemployment, $4 gas, and recurring $1.4 trillion deficits.”
The first four words of the headline had my hopes up.
But alas, just another poll story.
I can’t tell you how excited I am with the possibility of replacing a liberal progressive Demmocrat with a liberal progrssive Republican. Especially, when I think about SCJ appointments. I can hardly sleep at night just thinking aobut it.
Carter was up over Reagan in most polls until election night.
Expect a Carter-esque landslide...unless Romney F’s it all up.
wtf? Who did this map, a 6 year old?
GA is NOT ‘leaning republican’... He||, there isn’t even a staewide office held by a DEMONrat... SOLID RED!
Not looking good for Romney either. Remember, if its close, they’ll steal it.
"very enthusiastic" voters
Question, why do the Republicans let states like Iowa and New Hampshire determine the slate of potential presidential candidates? Why not begin in swing states like Ohio instead?
How can this be? MR was so damaged from the primary and barry is so likeable> sarc
I like the first four words of the title...