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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But there were warning signs for Obama: According to Politico, Romney held a 10-point lead over self-described independent voters, an important voting bloc this fall, and a 6-point advantage over voters who said they were most likely to turn out at the polls this November...............
Not looking good for Zero.
On your way, Obama!
That’s “registered voters”, many of whom won’t show up at the polls in November.
That headline just cries out for another comma.....
It is not looking good for Hussien. To win in November, he should be well above 50 now and comfortably leading Romney by 2-digit percentage points in these states. He is clearly not.
While people in this poll say that Hussien is more likable, they strongly prefer Romney on economic issues....which is really going to be driving this election.
Yet the poll stays that dems are very enthusiastic in supporting Hussien.....yet Hussien spoke to a half empty arena at Ohio State on Saturday.
ZERO is in big trouble!!
Obambi opened his campaign in Ohio yesterday to a half empty stadium.
Did the poll take place in the Democrat Underground?
.....four more years.....
.....maybe a little blow......
.....maybe a skinny dope still snorting blow......
I saw Romney led the Kenyan commie by 10 points even in this poll...which tells me to get them "tied", Gallup needed to OVERSAMPLE Democrats in a big way.
Romney and Obama dead, even in key swing states.
I saw Romney led the Kenyan commie by 10 points AMONG INDEPENDENTS even in this poll...which tells me to get them "tied", Gallup needed to OVERSAMPLE Democrats in a big way.
I took care of that.
It's the deceptive @ssholes in the media and the other pathological liars within the democrat party that will disallow us from ever knowing the truth on ANY of this "polling."
means to IGNORE this poll.
Likely voters or VERY Likely voters are the only polls worth even looking at.
Registered political/regulator class folks, eh? Have fun with that. Many of them will be laid off and/or foreclosed against before the election, not that politics will be relevant after the election.
The Marxist's campaign is in DEEP trouble.
And I intend to do everything I can to make it go even deeper here in the Buckeye State!
Romney and Obama dead??????
In deep trouble, but A LOT can happen in 6 months and Obama will pull every trick in the book to ‘improve things’ between now and the election. Much of the ‘improvement’ will be merely a mirage perpetrated by the media for Obama but there’s TONS OF GULLIBLE SHEEP IN AMERICA, UNFORTUNATELY.