Skip to comments.NBC/WSJ poll: Heading into conventions, Obama has four-point lead (48 to 44)
Posted on 08/21/2012 4:23:14 PM PDT by CaptainK
After Mitt Romney selected his vice presidential running mate, and just days before the political conventions kick off next week, President Barack Obama maintains his advantage in the race for the White House, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
A Democratic ticket featuring Obama and Vice President Joe Biden gets support from 48 percent of registered voters, and a Republican ticket of Romney and new running mate Paul Ryan gets 44 percent.
These numbers are only slightly changed from July, when Obama led Romney by six points in the survey, 49 percent to 43 percent, suggesting a minimal bounce for Romney (if at all) after this months Ryan pick.
(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.nbcnews.com ...
This month's sample Obama 48 to Mitt 44 45D/39R/13I
Last month's poll had Obama at 49 to Mitt 43 46D/35R/16I
2008 exit polls 39D/32R/29I
Another poll that oversamples Democrats by more than 5 points....nothing to see here folks.
A big part of that popular vote lead is in states like Massachusetts and California?
Hard to believe that many people cannot see through this incompetent dose of puke.
Being black is obviously better than a license to steal.
And the Dems were oversampled by what +9% or was that +13%? And as I recall they even oversampled Independents in that July PSMNBC poll.
Registered voter polls are semi-worthless.
Someone in WSJ cubicle #1 - tap your colleague on the shoulder in cubicle #2 and ask why your employer is still involved in polling with NBC of all places.
Registered voter poll.
4 points? Good thing his Bin laden raid propaganda movie is coming out..(s/)
And, anyway, it’s the ELECTORAL vote, stupid.
The fascists are pulling out all the stops, aren’t they?
They oversampled 6 points for the Dems this month.
Better than the 11 points from last month.
this is serious folks....
unless we get the full conservative/republican/Christian/patriot/freeper vote, bamey will win the dictatorship.....and those of us trying to unseat him will not be very happy....
I've never understood the synergy between NBC and Wall Street Journal. NBC is a extreme left, highly partisan outfit. While Murdoch's print holdings aren't truly Conservative, they are on the right side of many issues whereas NBC is nearly always wrong (Rich Santelli of CNBC being a rare exception).
From a strictly business standpoint, it would seem that the WSJ ought to partner with its corporate cousin, Fox News. If nothing else, having the "WSJ/NBC" emblem side-by-side hurts the reputation of the Wall Street Journal.
All IMHO (and as a onetime News Corp. stockholder from long, long ago).
Go to the end to check out their lousy sampling
I'm waiting for the MSNBC polls to get a more accurate idea as to what the country is thinking.
10% Not very strong Democrat
11% Independent/lean Democrat
13% Strictly Independent
12% Independent/lean Republican
9% Not very strong Republican
18% Strong Republican
1% Not sure
This says it all. 6% more strong Democrats than strong Republicans amounts to a 4 pt lead? All things being equal (which they never are in these polls) I would expect a 6 point lead by BHO. I would love to know why they can't just do 50/50.
Ras has Romney back up by 1. In a two-week period, Romney went from +5 in Ras to -1 now back to +1, so something hit Rasmussen’s polling that really had an impact on Romney. Anyway, he appears to have ridden it out.
So it is:
no 6 points extra for democrats
Expect some nasty stuff soon
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