Skip to comments.Poll: Romney catches Obama in Ohio, Florida but trails in Pa.
Posted on 05/03/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT by Drew68
WASHINGTON -- Its been more than 50 years since a candidate has won the White House without carrying at least two of the three swing states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, and a new poll shows Mitt Romney neck and neck with President Obama in two of them.
Romney, who trailed Obama 49% to 42% in Florida and 47% to 41% in Ohio in late March, is now statistically tied with the president, 44% to 43% in Florida and 42% to 44% in Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of voters in the three states.
Obama, however, has improved on his lead in Pennsylvania, where he beats Romney 47% to 39%, up from the 45%-42% lead he enjoyed in March.
Quinnipiac surveyed 3,467 voters in the three states in interviews on cellphones and land lines from April 25 through May 1. The results of the survey, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points, led Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the universitys polling institute, to conclude that Obama is doing slightly better than Romney in the three states.
What appears to be keeping Romney in the ballgame, at least in Florida and Ohio, is the perception he can better fix the economy, Brown said.
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If Romney’s caught the imposter in Ohio and Florida then you can stick a fork in Zero, he’s done.
Not good news for the dog eater...
...except for the fact that RCP shows him with 253 EV’s, which are unlikely to change, and all he needs to do is hold onto the lead he already has in Ohio to win it all...that’s it...win Ohio, a better than even shot right now, and he’s in...
...think my vote’s going to the Constitution Party this year, especially as I live in blue Pa...for all the good it will do me...
God, I hope so.
It won't be this easy though. There's still a battle ahead.
The only impact Virgil Goode will have on this election is if he throws Virginia to Obama, in which case Goode supporters will deservedly find themselves persona non grata in the opinions of a huge segment of Americans.
It’s not good news at all for the messiah.
Romney is at his weakeset right now after the primarys which is normal.
That is going to change drastically in the months to come.
Zero could only hope that the election were held today, because right now would be his best chance, it’s all downhill for him from here.
If Quinnipiac is showing this, this is horrible for thugbama since Quinnipiac is typically favorable to rats in the sampling.
Mickey Mouse could beat Obama this time around. But, there really is no difference between Romney and Obama, so I will not be voting for either one.
The polls that I’ve seen in the last few days are all over the place. Romney up here, Obama up there. Depending on what poll it is, Romney is ahead in a state while another poll has Obama ahead in the same state. Polls won’t mean much until Labor Day.
Problem we have here in PA is this - at each end of the Commonwealth, are two major cities, Philly and Pittsburgh.
Both are heavily RAT cities (no pun intended). As such, we need a SUPER STRONG Republican showing in the rest of the Commonwealth to neutralize the big city vote.
True but Obama should be far ahead right now and then the polls would tighten up closer to election day. That's he's neck and neck with Romney (who technically isn't even the nominee yet) at this early stage does not bode well for his reelection.
Right not the only thing Romney really has to do is not screw up.
Not good news for some Freepers.
Pa isn't very blue at all.
I think it was Carville that said; "Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh and Philadephia with Alabama in between".
“Not good news for some Freepers.”
They want Obama to lose but they don’t want Romney to win. Don’t ask me to figure out how that could make any sense.
Philly is the real problem, not Pittsburgh. Why can't we just give Philly to New Jersey and let Christie deal with it? :o)
A dangerous assumption,IMO.This one's gonna be close,2000 close.If you look at the stats from 2000 you'll not only see that 300 votes made the difference in FL but also that 1000 Nader votes in NH (*four* Electoral Votes),had they gone to algore,would mean "former President algore" today.*Thats* how close 2000 was!
We must fight,scratch and claw our way to the defeat of Bill Ayers's favorite disciple.
I say we take off and nuke it from orbit.
Pennsylvania is not a must win. FL and OH are. This is encouraging news for those hoping to retire Obama in 2013.
That's why these Virgil Goode fools are making me nervous. 5% for Goode in Virginia (current polling numbers in his home state) could be just enough to keep those 13 electoral votes in Obama's column. Lose Virginia and Romney's road to 270 just got a helluva lot steeper.