Skip to comments.Polls: Obama leads Romney by double digits nationally
Posted on 03/28/2012 5:20:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The outlook might be bleak for Obamacare, but the outlook for Obama himself is downright rosy. Two new polls show the president's approval rating and electoral prospects much improved from previous polls.
A CNN/ORC poll found that 56 percent of the public like Obama generally, 51 percent approve of his job performance and 54 percent would vote for him over Mitt Romney. More from Political Ticker's summary of the poll:
If the general election were held today instead of in early November, 54% of registered voters say they would back Obama, with 43% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the front-runner in the GOP nomination battle. That's up from a five-point 51%-46% advantage the president held over Romney in February.
And Obama would have a 55%-42% lead over Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania who's Romney's main rival right now for the nomination. The president led Santorum by a seven-point 52%-45% margin last month.
“President Obama currently wins majority support among groups that have been problematic for him in the past, including men, older voters, and suburbanites,” says CNN Poling Director Keating Holland. “He has a solid lead among independents as well.”
Importantly, the poll also showed a majority of voters still blame Bush and Republicans for the poor economy.
A new Quinnipiac poll of swing states also showed Obama on the uptick in crucial parts of the country:
In Florida: Mr. Obama bests Mr. Romney 49%-42%, and tops Mr. Santorum 50%-37%.
In Ohio: Mr. Obama leads Mr. Romney 47% 41%, and Mr. Santorum 47% 40%.
In Pennsylvania: Mr. Obama has about 45% support compared with Mr. Romneys 42%, within the polls 2.8 percentage point margin of error. Mr. Obama bests Mr. Santorum 48%-41%.
The assistant director of polling for Quinnipiac says the results might be explained by voters’ views on the economy and gas prices: Six in 10 think the economy is improving and just one in six blame Obama for high gas prices. Instead, voters fault oil and gas companies and oil-producing countries.
A part of me is really burned up by these polls: It suggests to me that voters buy Obama’s blame-anybody-and-everything-around-me rhetoric without a second thought. By a number of measures, the economy is improving and, sure, Bush shares some of the blame for how weak the economy has been. But what were the Bush-era behaviors that were most problematic? Big spending. Yet, compared with Obama, Bush was a penny pincher! And Obama’s energy policies haven’t exactly helped to make energy costs more affordable.
Another part of me just thinks, “Oh well, the election isn’t today.” Much can and will still change before November.
they want you to think its Obama/Romney 2012. Oops! I mean Obama vs. Romney 2012.
We’ll see about that on November 6th.
Certainly not America!
Romney has been campaigning for 4 years and people STILL hate him. This is going to be a slaughter for the GOP. Thanks for nothing GOP elite.
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy."
Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."
I believe this like I still believe Elvis is alive
Mittens has no contrast to offer voters. He’s Obama lite. I can not beleive the GOP is sticking it to America like this.
“Romney has been campaigning for 4 years and people STILL hate him. This is going to be a slaughter for the GOP.”
In ‘08 I really did not know Willard Mitt Romney, and just disliked him. By now, I know a lot about him, and detest him. Most people like him less the more they get to know him.
It will be a massacre, and it may be better that this Trojan Jackass candidate is burned to ashes before he is pulled into the gates.
I encourage all to write to their congressman, state and national GOP chairs and tell them that you will not vote for Romney under any circumstances even if you do intend to hold your nose and vote for him.
No reason we should encourage them or make them feel comfortable about Romney.
” I can not beleive the GOP is sticking it to America like this.”
“Yes You Can! “
Yes you will see. We will all see, that Obama will be President again because there is no way Rodney is beating him. And we have the self-hating Republican Party Elites to thank for this.
I’ve been saying from the beginning, Romney was put there to lose. He’s this cycle’s McCain.
“A CNN/ORC poll found that 56 percent of the public like Obama generally, 51 percent approve of his job performance”
Since it is a CNN poll, I figure it is pure horse scat, but if true, it confirms that America is finished.
I would NEVER consider returning to live there.
My only concern is that my Social Security does not dry up and blow away.
Other then that, I will miss nothing.
“I can not beleive the GOP is sticking it to America like this.”
Since they saw the latent power of the people called the ‘Tea Party’, the GOP’s primary objective has been to domesticate or eliminate that movement. They have gone a long way towards accomplishing that object. The GOP is the right hand door of the Government Party. The Democrats are the left hand door. It is the same building serving the same purposes whether you enter on the left or on the right.
You misunderestimate how energized the anti-Ubama electorate is.
RE: I would NEVER consider returning to live there.
Where on earth are you living now? Is it better than here over there?
The response to this poll proves on thing: Freepers hate Romney more than they understand polls. Don’t get me wrong, Freepers understand polls very well for the most part. Apparently they hate Romney even more.
The comments on this thread should be about the bogus BS nature of this poll, using “adults” - not “registered voters” much less “likely voters.” This poll is meaningless.
Interviews with 1,014 adult Americans conducted by telephone by ORC International on March 24-25, 2012. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points. The sample also includes 925 interviews among registered voters (plus or minus 3 percentage points). The sample includes 761 interviews among landline respondents and 253 interviews among cell phone respondents. FOR
They are polling people that are not even registered to vote for crying out loud. Wake me up when a poll of likely voters comes out. It is also a weekend poll with the weather getting good. Geez.
We will also be able to thank the people on Free Republic who refuse to vote if the nominee is Romney. We know what Obama is. I guess those who stay home are comfortable with that. I’m not.
Obama has all sorts of things planned if he wins. Although, I would be uncomfortable voting for Romney, there may be a chance that he will work with the Republicans. We will live in tyranny under Obama.
LOL. Yeah, you are right, I can.
I’ve been one that said I’d never vote for Romney. I would have been happier with the lame duck kenyan.That has changed in the last week. I will vote for anyone over the racebaiter who is trying to incite civil war. This guy has got to go, no matter my differences with Romney
smoothsailing posted this earlier from the internals
From the internals:
BASED ON 1,014 AMERICANS
925 REGISTERED VOTERS
457 REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
411 REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
He is definitely a racebaiter. Also, he would not be lame duck. He has shown that he sees congress and our constitution as irrelevant. He uses his czars and executive orders to get what he wants.
Agreed, although I would add that underestimating the Supreme Court’s ability to accrete power was another error. The English Commonlaw system had not prepared them for a juridical super legislature.
Zero’s Chicago Team hasn’t even begun to unload on RINOmney yet.
They did unload on everyone else in the primary to ensure RINOmney is the candidate.
Vote for RINOmney????? No sale.
“We will also be able to thank the people on Free Republic who refuse to vote if the nominee is Romney. “
Don’t kid yourself. RINOmney will be crushed - partly because he is a pathetic RINO-weasel and partly because he loses the base and partly because he is in a cult that many won’t vote for.
His nomination is the only thing you need to thank for his defeat.
Oh, I will be sure to vote.
It will not be for Lightworker Hussein or Bishop Willard, but I will vote.
America deserves better than another half-baked RINO.
According to those numbers, at least 89 of those polled aren’t even registered to vote. But they are Americans!
American 3rd graders? American cats? American pineapples?
John Paulson’s contribution to the American Political Landscape -——>> a second term for Obama.
(Paulson is the Head of the Romney SuperPac breaking all records for negativity in politics)
When you beat the other guy down with negativity, you also beat yourself down,...... just a little more slowly.
Or as Andrew Jackson supposedly said:
"John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!".
I think the Supremes had their decision made for them. This is all "window dressing".
The CNN-ORC poll is crap. I made a thread on it earlier.
Obama is not popular. I remember Carter. Obama is worse...people are ready to fire him.
It’s the demographics people. We’re outnumbered now. Get out of the echo chambers and stop preaching to the choir. Go read other forums and newspost comments.
Agreed. He’s got to go away
Lol! Haven’t we learned anything about the lame stream
Media after 3 & 1/2 years??! Just last week they were playing mind games w/ the public that one or two of the conservative judges would be pulled away to vote w/ the left-wingers for odumdumcare! It was all bunk and so are these gubbledigook polls. Obama will never be voted president again bc he’s lost the independents and as far as i can tell from my Jewish friends even the Jewish liberals are finally getting sick of this scum.
Well.. two words: “The Senate.”
Romney does better in the latest Rasmussen poll, which covered a later time but came out earlier.
RCP has the averages:
Obama +5.4% over Romney (Romney can’t win)
Obama +8.4% over Santorum (Santorum can’t win)
Obama +13.6% over Gingrich (Gingrich will crush Obama)
To you, who is “we” and who is “outnumbering” us?
Liberals only make up 14% of the US voting population. Conservatives are over 40%. The rest are “moderates.” Independents are rejecting Obama in the majority.
What will do us in is bringing on Romney who is no different from Obama and will not go after his far left actions and associations and offer something better. Romney is as dumb as a box of rocks and I don’t need to go to socialist web sites to know that.
These polls are probably pretty close to correct. The latest Rasmussen poll for Virginia shows 0bama destroying Romney by 9% and Santorum by 13%. If 0bama wins VA and FL again, it`ll be a VERY early night on Nov 6. Romney will be giving his concession speech by the time the the polls close in Mountain Time.
“Where on earth are you living now? Is it better than here over there?”
I am now on a beach in the Philippines, but I started
international traveling in 1999.
I first lived in central Europe and moved to Philippines in 2009.
Americans are fleeing the USSA in droves.
Many come here and many to central/south America.
Finding international living enjoyable is all in attitude, but I find it quite rewarding, not to mention much cheaper.
For example, I have no need or desire for a car here or in Europe.
That would be unthinkable in the states.
A couple here can live on as little as $750 per month, with no capital expenditures.
Any national poll giving Obama a 55% vote isn’t worth the toilet paper it was taken on. Obama is going to hit in the 48-50 at best.
No poll using “adults” as a sample is close to correct, period. The pollster knows that. So does CNN. Why the hell do you think they chose that sample?
This poll has done to you exactly what CNN and the outfit who did the poll wanted: depressed you. This is a push poll, not a legit opinion poll.
Besides, the campaign against Obama, sadly, has not begun. Mitt has preferred, and so has Santorum to a degree, to run against Newt for the majority of the time since November of 11.
That poll also assumes a 53-47% turn out advantage for Democrats.
What a joke.
When America falls there is no place in the world you can go to escape the devastating worldwide depression. The thugs in the Philippines will find you and your death will not be pleasant. Those of us who took and oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic will at least die an honorable death.