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Mitt Romney Surges Into A Lead In The Real Clear Politics Poll Average For The First Time In A
Business Insider ^ | Oct. 9, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 10/09/2012 4:30:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Republican nominee Mitt Romney has surged into a lead in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, the first time he has done so since October 2011.

The average, which measures the average of six polls, gives Romney a 0.7-point lead over President Barack Obama, his largest lead to date in the RCP average dating back to February 2011. In the five polls, Romney gets an average of 48.2 percent of the vote, compared with 47.8 percent for Obama.

It's Romney's first lead in the RCP average since Oct. 11, 2011 — almost exactly one year ago — when Romney held a 45.9 percent to 45.3 percent average lead over Obama in what was then still a hypothetical matchup.

The average reflects the bumps Obama has taken in national polling since his consensus flop in last week's first presidential debate. Two of the polls included in the average were taken primarily or entirely before the debate, and they both give Obama a slight lead.

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1 posted on 10/09/2012 4:31:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s going to stay in the lead and become the 45th POTUS.

2 posted on 10/09/2012 4:59:45 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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