Skip to comments.NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Gains In Key Swing States [OH: 2/3 Early Voting for Obama?}
Posted on 10/10/2012 9:59:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Gains In Key Swing States By Domenico Montanaro A week after President Barack Obamas lackluster debate performance, Republican challenger Mitt Romney has made some gains in three key swing states among those most likely to vote, according to the latest round of NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
Romney and Obama remain in a virtual tie in Virginia and Florida, and the Democratic incumbent maintains a slight advantage in Ohio.
Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last weeks poll, released the day of the first presidential debate. The spread is within the polls margin of error.
In Florida, before the debate, it was a 1-point race with Obama leading 47 percent to 46 percent. Now, it is still a 1-point race with Obama leading 48 percent to 47 percent.
In Ohio, where there has been a renewed focus by the Romney campaign after the former Massachusetts governors strong debate performance, Obama leads 51 percent to 45 percent. Thats a 2-point uptick for Romney.
But the Ohio poll also included an 11-point advantage for self-described Democrats --- 40 percent to 29 percent for Republicans. Last weeks poll had a narrower 5-point advantage for Democrats. . (In 2008, the party identification split was 39 percent Democrat and 31 percent Republican, according to exit polls.)
One factor that may have pulled the party ID more heavily toward Democrats in this poll was early voting. One-in-five respondents (18 percent) said they have already voted, and, of those, almost two-thirds (63 percent) said they voted for Obama.
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LoL. LSD News for the OBot.
The Official Threat to the Voting Franchise of all American citizens is being Hijacked. Early voting is the first step to double voting. We can’t afford to re-elect this President. Holder only remains in office, because he’s partisan and willing to take the heat because the ultimate goal is revolution. With the nation’s police forces and military behind him Zero will never leave office.
Anything from the Obama kiss ass Network I wouldn’t believe..NBC is the biggest bunch of Obama homers I’ve ever seen
This extremely early voting is BS. I’m fine with a week before, but 5 weeks? More opportunity for fraud.
Ohio Dems rushing to vote early for Obama before his next debate performance changes their minds.
Poor Steelfish, been a bad week huh? You finally found something in the polls/voting you can post that looks bad for Romney. Too bad it’s wrong.
It’s very much big fraud waiting to happen. There is NO REASON WHAT SO EVER people need to vote over a month away.
Ohio early voting ping!!
Then there are the real numbers: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/08/Romney-Leads-Absentee-Florida
And the reported poll's party breakdown as follows:
D= 39% LoL.
This polling firm is not good.
Most accurate final polls in 2008 election
1. Rasmussen (11/1-3)**
1. Pew (10/29-11/1)**
2. YouGov/Polimetrix (10/18-11/1)
3. Harris Interactive (10/20-27)
4. GWU (Lake/Tarrance) (11/2-3)*
5. Diageo/Hotline (10/31-11/2)*
5. ARG (10/25-27)*
6. CNN (10/30-11/1)
6. Ipsos/McClatchy (10/30-11/1)
7. DailyKos.com (D)/Research 2000 (11/1-3)
8. AP/Yahoo/KN (10/17-27)
9. Democracy Corps (D) (10/30-11/2)
10. FOX (11/1-2)
11. Economist/YouGov (10/25-27)
12. IBD/TIPP (11/1-3)
13. NBC/WSJ (11/1-2)
14. ABC/Post (10/30-11/2)
15. Marist College (11/3)
16. CBS (10/31-11/2)
17. Gallup (10/31-11/2)
18. Reuters/ C-SPAN/ Zogby (10/31-11/3)
19. CBS/Times (10/25-29)
20. Newsweek (10/22-23)
Over 1/2 of respondants were from Cleveland and Cinci...
Party breakdown d=40% r=29% i=29%
Whole poll is BS!
The 2/3 early vote for Obama simply tells me that NBC has gotten a very skewed sample.
Even the Obama campaign came out today and said they were only “up a couple of points”. No way that actually translates into 63% of early votes going for the Kenyan.
I do think Ohio is our biggest challenge this election, but if Romney takes it, he is our next President.
I trust Rasmussen the most and I have already see the polling which shows Romney either tied or leading..I think Romney is winning Ohio, especially the sheer panic I am seeing from my leftist facebook friend who lives in Ohio(I had no idea at the time she was a leftist otherwise I would have never added her) but her facebook postings begging people in Ohio to vote for Obama tells me they are in panic mode..she also posted a photo of one of Obama’s many Ohio campaign offices(The one she volunteers at) and it was EMPTY, not one single person in sight