Skip to comments.Romney Leaps Past Obama in Pew Poll
Posted on 10/08/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Mitt Romneys debate performance has wiped out President Barack Obamas advantage, and the Republican nominee now leads by four points among likely voters, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
The president held an eight-point lead among likely voters in last months Pew survey. But the new poll, conducted during the four days immediately following the first presidential debate, shows Mr. Romney ahead, 49% to 45%.
Nearly two-thirds of voters agreed that Mr. Romney did a better job in the debate, according to the Pew poll. On the heels of that well regarded performance, voters now view the Republican presidential candidate more positively, the survey found. Not only have Mr. Romneys favorability ratings improved hitting 50% for the first time in a Pew survey but voters also view the Republican as the better candidate to reduce the deficit and improve the jobs situation.
The poll shows a notable shift on a number of fronts, as Mr. Romney made gains with voters that he has struggled to win over, including women. Last month, Mr. Obama led 56% to 38% among women, but the new Pew poll shows women voters evenly divided between the two candidates. Mr. Romneys 12-point jump among likely voters and his gains across a range of demographic groups in a short time suggest that the electorate may be more volatile and less entrenched than previously believed.
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Just as I was skeptical about polls showing Osama up by five I’m skeptical of this one as well.I can see a jump of two,three or four points but not this big just from one debate.
Anyone just see new PA Susqehanna poll? O only leads Romney 47-45. Called a toss up now!
Romney closing ground in Michigan. Obama is in deep commie kimchi.
One thing few understand about Presidential nomination and election process: Americans love winners. So, when they pick their President, they want someone who appears to really, really want the job. That means being at the top of your game and prepared. This is true regardless of ideology, because subconsiously many Americans realize that they guy who wants it more will ultimately perform better. I think the first debate shows that Romney is sharper and he wants it more. I’m really hoping this is a dynamic that lasts.
Winning is everything.
Hard to say with certainty what the breakdown is here but among *registered* voters, it was R33.5/D32.8/I29.5.
IOW, this is with a miniscule R skew.
I was really dissatisfied with Dole and McCain as nominees, under the "it's their turn" rule.
Of course I voted for McCain but he definitely came across as a loser compared to O.
But NOW the shoe no longer fits O - it is Romney's to wear, and clearly he comes across as a winner and wants the job. O comes across to me as wanting to win but NOT wanting the job.
Great - I don't want him to have the job either.
Romney's not just my ABO pick anymore. I am all for him. And just as O turned out worse than some may have expected (he is a disaster) - I think/hope that Romney/Ryan turn out better than many here at FR may expect.
Just as I was skeptical about polls showing Osama up by five Im skeptical of this one as well.I can see a jump of two,three or four points but not this big just from one debate.
Did you see the debate? It was like Ohio State Football playing a AAA high school team
After the disastrous debate performance of the (formerly) anointed one the only thing the Democrats have left is the pure desperation of trying to paint Romney as a liar and then waiting for him to say something, ANYTHING, that Obozo The Clown President can interpret on the spot as RACISIM and dress him down for right then and there. It’s all they have...It’s gonna happen.
Well, the possible conspiracy theory this time could be, since Romney is already getting all this good press, they figure they may as well reflect it in the polls, and if they pump his lead up even bigger, it won’t make much difference to the narrative. Then they can adjust the polls “back to reality” next week, with Romney ahead but not massively so, which will then make it look like Obama is bouncing back.
O comes across to me as wanting to win but NOT wanting the job.
The Obama at the debate reminded me of George Bush I. Someone who was tired and didn’t really want the job badly anymore. While he doesn’t come off that way on the campaign trail, he has the advantage of his teleprompter there for cover. I really hope O loses as I’m scared to death what he’ll do by Executive Order in a 2nd term.
If they had done this sampling over the last weeks Obama likely would never have been ahead.
And I am also worried about what he will do if/WHEN! he loses, during his lame-duck period.