Skip to comments.CNN Ohio poll: Obama 51, Romney 47
Posted on 10/09/2012 3:49:30 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
Even after the fallout from last week's presidential debate, Barack Obama retains a 4-point lead in the state of Ohio and pulls a majority of the vote in a poll released this afternoon by CNN.
Obama leads Romney in the state, 51 percent to 47 percent. The president has consistently led in the battleground state in credible public polling and internal surveys on both sides of the 2012 race.
The results from the CNN poll underscore the continuing challenge the Electoral College poses to Romney: while he has gained in national presidential polls, Romney has only the narrowest of paths to winning 270 electoral votes if he cannot improve his standing in Ohio. The CNN survey is the first widely trusted poll to emerge from the Buckeye State since the debate last week.
From the poll:
"Among those likely voters, 34% described themselves as Democrats, 34% described themselves as Independents, and 32% described themselves as Republicans. Ohio does not have party registration."
You know whenever Romney has a lead, the media turns the race into Ohio and tries to hypnotize everyone that only Ohio matters.
It is important but a bigger story would be Obama’s failed presidency may hang on by its fingernails and be a total 2nd term disaster because of barely winning Ohio.
I’m not worried. CNN has to pay back Obama for it’s actual reporting of the Libyan ambassador’s diary of having no security.
Every other poll shows Romney leading in Ohio so this poll is dog poo
From where did you get that party breakdown? It’s not in the politico story.
So, Obama is when independents in OH while losing them in a landslide everywhere else? Doesn’t add up.
as the busses loaded with 47%er’s line up at the county recorders offices for Early Cheating (aka early votng) it should give the Kenyan Basterd a bump
Well, when they state an obvious falsehood in the body of an article nothing else said can be trusted.
From the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections webpage on "How Do I Declare or Change Political Party Affiliation":
Under Ohio election law, you can change your political party at a Primary Election only. This is done by requesting the ballot type for the political party with which you wish to be affiliated. Ohio Revised Code Section 3513.19, .20.
If you do not want to be affiliated with a political party in Ohio, you are considered to be an unaffiliated voter. An unaffiliated voter, which is identified by some people as an independent voter, may only vote an Official Questions and Issues Ballot, if there are any present, for your precinct on Primary Election Day. Unaffiliated or Independent voters can vote for candidates and issues in a General Election.
will now be walking back last week's meme that "whomever wins Oiho wins the presidency"
The MSM is just teeing up the narative of “the bounce is over.”
All the liberals from California moved to Ohio...
Beware any poll which someone goes through the trouble of describing as “credible” and “widely-trusted.”
two words that don’t fit well in this piece..politico + credible
I checked out the poll numbers and the CNN poll also shows some Conservatives voting for Obama, that is when I laughed so hard my tummy started hurting. Im sorry but find me ONE Conservative(I’m not talking about a fake RINO type either) that will say they are voting for Obama
Too bad for CNN Ohio is a 37R-36D state. Run this poll with an accurate sample and you switch the results to R 51, O 47