Skip to comments.Poll: Apparent Slide for Obama Following Debate (R-48 O-46)
Posted on 10/06/2012 8:17:22 AM PDT by Perdogg
A new poll shows a slight change in the presidential race immediately following Wednesday night's debate in Denver, with a 4-point lead for President Obama the day before the debate becoming a 1-point deficit the day after his uninspiring peformance.
On Tuesday, the Washington, D.C.-based Clarus Research Group surveyed 590 likely voters and found Obama leading Mitt Romney, 49 percent to 45 percent. On Thursday, Clarus found, in an identical number of interviews, that Romney had inched ahead by 1 point, 47 percent to 46 percent.
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“90%, if not more of the electorate is firmly locked in”
Those that say they are locked in assume that nothing will happen to change their minds. Something just happened that was unexpected by many, and certainly by those “locked in” to Obama.
Past counts of locked-in voters are no longer accurate.
The next Romney/Obama debate is town hall format. I don’t know that is the best spot for Obama to go on the attack.
Hasn’t the media already proclaimed Biden the winner of the debate with Ryan, as they did with his faceoff with Palin? So many just know what the media tells them, and I suspect Obama will regain his favor in the second debate with determined media spin.
First, it DOES make a difference where you are driving. The entire country or even parts of states no doubt have differing amounts of traffic when compared to the past. It might also make a difference WHEN you typically drive. Some people are still driving but making fewer trips, combining errands etc but might still be found on the roads when YOU typically drive.
People are making fewer long distance/cross country type trips unless they are truckers and working. I also hear that some trucking companies have gone and are going to natural gas powered vehicles.
Second, a lot of people are driving vehicles that are much more fuel efficient than in the past.
I don’t know the specifics, but I hear on the news that America’s gasoline consumption continues to decline, per capita, year upon year upon year, which would generally fit the conclusion from the Energy Dept. data.
Do NOT underestimate Biden people.
Yeah, he has a idiotic reputation, but don’t forget his performance wasn’t bad against Palin.
I think luckily Ryan is young and should come across well, but do not underestimate Biden.
I think ALL the tapes, revelations, the Relemundo stuff were orchestrated somehow by Mitt’s team. I think you HAVE seen the hammer falling.
Democrat loses 5 points in one day “slight change in the polll”
Republican down 2 points in the poll. “Race is over”
I could be wrong, but didn’t Bite-Me do pretty well vs Palin, when everyone thought he would be stomped?
Yes, he did very well. He’s smooth and his misrepresentations go by so quickly that he doesn’t get called on them.
Post of the day......
Its a friggin poll, of which I will NOT believe in any shape form or size.
They are in full tilt panic mode, creating loes after lies, their whole mantra is to lie their way to victory, to them playing golf is tossing hundreds of balls onto the green and when one rolls by chance into the hole they will claim it a hole in one.
No truth whatsoever, from polls to job numbers, from foreign intel to Obamacare, its all lies, smoke and diversions because doing it the right way would be too easy and the unions won’t make their take of the proceeds.
Obama got his ass whupped, now he is a rich spoiled brat scheming on getting even by any means, usually it will involve something dangerous will occur in the plan of making Romney look even smaller.
Sarah was defenseless against Biden’s lies due to the fact that she wasn’t from inside the Beltway...Ryan has been there 14 years and can refute whatever bs Biden attempts to peddle.
Good, the only thing Obama has going for him is his “likeability”. He comes out “All guns blazing” and it is going to do only one thing, knock those numbers down.
Well at the rebalance site Obama has slipped A full .5% and stands at 44.47%. Romney has almost a 4% lead with 7% still undecided. This survey includes polls from before the debate.
They are still using a +.13% D party affiliation number.
Obama is toast.
This time, however, is different. There's another variable in this calculus that places unprecedented weight on the debates. That variable is the fact last Wednesday was the first time Obama has been seriously challenged by a serious and prepared opponent. He's being vetted for the first time ever.
Yes! And at that point Biden had no record to defend (as a VP/ Obama surrogate). He now has four years of failure to defend; WHOLE NEW BALLGAME!!
Excellent charts. Thanks.
Glad you see their value.
That food stamp chart is scary.
The other day I was in the checkout line behind a slightly chubby, healthy twentysomething woman who may or may not have been in college. She swiped a card of some sort as payment. The cashier said she had to sign for it. The girl signed, and left the receipt behind, discarded.
I don’t think she would have discarded the receipt if it has been from a debit card or a credit card.
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