Skip to comments.Enthusiasm Rises for Romney; Obama Has a ‘Right-Track’ Retort (O49 R46)
Posted on 10/14/2012 9:51:44 PM PDT by cdchik123
Rising enthusiasm and declining anxiety mark an energy boost among Mitt Romneys supporters since he prevailed in the first presidential debate. But a persistent sense hed favor the wealthy, combined with easing discontent with the nations direction, provide a retort for President Obama, raising the stakes for their second showdown this week.
Romney now numerically leads Obama in strong enthusiasm and trails him in anxiety among potential voters, both firsts this season. At the same time, the number of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll who say the country is headed seriously off on the wrong track has eased to its lowest in nearly three years, 56 percent a level incumbents can survive.
Following the best jobs report in 44 months, 52 percent say Obama deserves at least some credit for lower joblessness. And gains have been felt locally: Thirty-two percent now call it very difficult to find jobs in their area, down from 49 percent in July 2011.
These competing pulls make for a continued close race, with preferences narrowly divided and essentially unchanged. Likely voters split by 49-46 percent between Obama and Romney if the election were today, compared with 49-47 percent in the last ABC/Post poll, just before the first debate. The three-point difference between the candidates is within the surveys margin of error.
Notably, Obamas support among likely voters has ranged, tightly, between 47 percent and 49 percent in four ABC/Post polls since late August; Romneys has been between 46 percent and 49 percent in that same time. Neither has broken free, nor exceeded the 50 percent line. If that holds, it becomes a get-out-the-vote election an area in which Obama currently has an advantage, but Romneys proving more effective than was John McCain in 2008.
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How does one say horse sh*t in Swahili?
Actually, Barack was Mohammad’s flying horse that took him from Jerusalem to Mecca or some such.
Nothing to see here. Garbage sample (D+9)....
Partisan divisions in this survey, Democrats-Republicans-independents, are 33-22-37 percent
among the general population, 34-25-36 percent among registered voters and 35-26-33 percent
among likely voters. Partisan divisions in the 2008 exit poll were 39-32-29 percent
Obama, yeah that's the ticket. We are so screwed...
Maybe the respondents are factoring a potential Romney victory?
Most Americans believe the nation is heading in the wrong direction, Obama is going to fail in trying to tell that it isn’t.