Skip to comments.Romney takes lead in Ohio : Rasmussen Romney 46%, Obama 44%
Posted on 05/31/2012 6:18:14 AM PDT by sunmars
Mitt Romney has inched ahead of President Obama in Ohio, taking the lead in the key battleground state after the president has led there for several months.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 46% support to Obamas 44%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) remain undecided.
(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...
Spot on analysis by AuH2ORepublican on another thread:
“It seems to me that the obvious runningmate for Romney would be Sen. Rob Portman of OH, who is an intelligent, experienced, hard-working, charismatic conservative who is popular among blue-collar voters in OH and is a Methodist. He is sufficiently conservative so as to motivate conservative voters not to stay at home but would not scare more moderate suburban Republicans. Quite frankly, Portman would make a far better presidential candidate than Romney or even than the candidate I supported, Rick Santorum, and if he can deliver OH to Romney we should be able to stop Obama from vetoing conservative laws, issuing dangerous executive orders and appointing hundreds of federal judges, including a couple of Justices.
Portman is also young enough to run for president someday. And since OH has Republican John Kasich as governor, a conservative Republican would replace him in the U.S. Senate (maybe Jim Jordan or Ken Blackwell). It makes too much political sense for Portman not to be selected, and it would be a great victory for conservatives in a presidential race that has been extremely disappointing to say the least”.
Obama at only 44% after dozens of campaign gigs in Ohio. He’s toast.
America has had BAD Presidents before and will have them again.
But Obama is different. He is the FIRST EVIL, ANTI-AMERICAN president in history - and hopefully, the LAST.
While polls are notoriously unreliable at least those of LIKELY voters are more accurate than those of REGISTERED voters simply because 40% of registered voters do not vote.
Every time I go to Rasmussen I get so depressed.
Obumbo always seems to hold his own and not much change since he was elected, when it should be a linear drop into the toilet.
I guess we should never underestimate the total stupidity of the American public.
The Clintons love America? Who knew.
For all the good ( and sometimes not so good ) fun of U of OH vs. U of M in Football, the States are more linked economically than we might think, i.e. automotive and their suppliers. With that as a background.....
Yes Sunmars, the tide has turned, the question begs, when will Michigan??? Again IMHO Michigan will be ground Zero for this Election for Zero, it may end up being Obama's last stand...
Rob Portman is charismatic?
Obama at only 44% after dozens of campaign gigs in Ohio. Hes toast.”
Stop saying that or you are going to bring on major depression for lots of freepers, namely, the “Romney has no chance” crowd!
I know what you mean. I stopped routinely going there months ago. Now, I just occasionally visit and only leave depressed. Hopefully, he is just down to the people who admit that they don’t like Obozo, and there are a lot of people who don’t but are telling the pollster they do.
Obama will be at Ohio State again Friday.
Obama will be at Ohio State again Saturday.
Obama won Ohio 51 to 47% in 2008, so I don't see any reason to be depressed by this poll.
I guess 40% of America likes Obama and or are idiots or simply just go along (somewhat intelligent but still idiots none the less) or suffering from Stockholm syndrome due to a conbination post 9-11 and media brain washing the last decade or so.
Odumbo has given them plenty of reasons to abandon ship but that may not be enough.
Since there is no strong contrasting alternative, at least so far, then the 10%-15% that would consider a alternative have no where to go.
Again, without a compelling reason to do so.
The fact that Romney is as exciting as a plain oat meal or unripe banana doesn’t help matters.
Every time I go to Rasmussen I get so depressed.”
No, don’t be! I think the Rasmussen numbers today tell us that obama is eminently defeatable!
Yes, we have to contend with the reality that America elected him at all. And THAT is depressing, but at least 47% didn’t vote for him. All we have to do is snatch back that middle ground, and he’s gone.
And again, that is very doable.
I watch Rasmussen like a hawk, and I am very pleased that at THIS stage, still very early, that obama is running behind in all-important Ohio, that is very good. He can be beaten, and he will (hopefully!) be beaten.
Not so sure about that... so long as the freebies keep coming, so will the votes.
I think we should see this move in Ohio as nothing more or less than the outworking of the trend which is our friend and we will see more and more of the tossup states going to Romney. We should see this in pari materia with the events in Wisconsin which means that we could see a sweep right across the rust belt including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, skipping over Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. We might even throw in Michigan if the momentum feeds on itself, which is entirely possible.
Signs that the momentum is feeding on itself will be continued defections from Obama and the Democrat ranks, dissension, and down ticket candidates repudiating Obama in a desperate every-man-for-himself panic. If that occurs, we could easily see states like Pennsylvania and Michigan as well as Oregon voting to save their country.
Are you from Ohio? Portman is not all that popular amongst conservatives here. He has been around along time and is viewed as part of the mainstream go along to get along GOP establishment.
He is flat and uninspiring. There are several picks that would motivate the base in Ohio much more than Portman. On the other hand if Mittens is going after the lukewarm independents than Portman is the man.