Skip to comments.Polls show Romney making headway in swing states
Posted on 10/05/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT by markomalley
A set of new swing-state polls show Mitt Romney making big gains in three critical battleground states just two days after the Republican nominee's widely-heralded debate performance.
The polls from conservative-leaning Rasmussen and We Ask America showed Romney closing the gap or leading in Ohio, Florida and Virginia, three states the GOP candidate would likely need to capture to win the White House. And they represent a dramatic reversal from last week, where polls showed President Obama with a commanding lead.
In Ohio, the We Ask America poll gave Romney a 47-46 percent edge over the president, while Rasmussen flipped those results, giving Obama a 50-49 percent lead. Both polling firms completed the sampling for their survey Thursday, in the aftermath of Wednesday's shaky debate for the president.
A number of polls before the debates showed Obama extending his lead in the Buckeye State to as much as 8, 9 or 10 points. Obama now leads Romney by 3 in Ohio, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls.
In Florida, We Ask America found Romney with a 49-46 percent lead, good for a six-point swing in the Republican nominee's favor from the polling firm's survey conducted in late September.
The RCP average now shows Obama and Romney tied in Florida.
Florida and Ohio are two of the biggest swing-state prizes, with 29 and 18 electoral votes at stake, respectively.
And in Virginia, both polling firms found Romney with an advantage. We Ask America gave Romney the greater edge, finding the Republican challenger leading the president 48-45 percent. Rasmussen, meanwhile, gave Romney a 49-48 percent lead.
Those surveys were the first polls since early September to give Romney a lead in that state. Romney and running mate Paul Ryan campaigned in Virginia on Thursday night, and both Obama and Romney were holding rallies in the state on Friday.
The candidates are tied at 47 in Virginia, according to the RCP average of polls.
Ohio, Florida and Virginia are three of the twelve states President Bush won in 2004 that President Obama took in 2008, and they will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2012 election.
I have feeling Romney wins these swing states 52 to 47
Sounds good to me!
Still needs Wisconsin, Iowa, or another 4+ EV to win. If these polls are indicators of this much movement, it is a good sign for Romney.
He was never behind.
Gonna need a bigger Dem sample.
Mitt is going to be the recepient of a disgusting display of Democrat desperation——they screwed-up big time and now the Chicago crime kingpins heading Ohaha’s reelection team have to get down and dirty.....where they like it better.
IMHO—David Axelrod is one of the most sinister people ever to surface in American politics. This individual is the sleaziest lowlife in US politics. Disgusting.
His big act is to go before the TV cameras wearing his phony game face-—trying to look “harmless.”
I hope so. I expect any close states Obama loses will end up challenged in court. We could see FL 2000 replayed in multiple states.
Two weeks ago all we heard from the media was the polls showed obama ahead, sometimes by as much as 12 points. Now, I do not hear that incessant drumbeat. The polls seem to have take on less importance to the MSM.
Mitt? Ahead in swing states?
Man, the Dems must be sucking down valium and vodka like there was no tomorrow.
Axelrod and his family roots reportedly going back to the personages of Trotsky and Marx should have been publicly vetted years ago. I’m still trying to figure out or get links to the person(s) that informed a US business person at a Moscow dinner party around 1990( story on file) that a man named Obama with other identification was being groomed to be POTUSA. The chicanery of the Chicago and Hawaii cabals was/is treacherous.
It’s good to be on top for a change, but this race is likely to seesaw back and forth to the bitter end. A LOT of things can happen in a month.
To quote Dennis Miller, “ABC- always be closing”
I think you’ll see some ‘blue states’ voting for Romney (Maine and I’m going to say CT)
—— I have feeling Romney wins these swing states 52 to 47 ——
The turn out models don’t make sense. The enthusiasm gap is huge.
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