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  • Mitt Romney likely win of five key swing states shown by Purple Poll surveys

    09/21/2012 11:39:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 21, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    The bipartisan polling firm Purple Strategies has released today the latest Purple Poll surveys in five key swing states that show them all close. The surveys, conducted recently and released today for Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina reveal data that show Mitt Romney will win these states over President Obama and is quite likely to win the presidency in November. As always the analysis here is not merely a static regurgitation of numbers that assumes in a simplistic manner that a state favoring Obama by a 46 percent to 44 percent edge will necessarily be voting for Obama...
  • Republicans move campaign staff out of New Mexico

    09/20/2012 1:18:30 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/20/2012
    Washington (CNN) - Republicans are moving three staffers out of Democratic-leaning New Mexico and shifting them to Colorado and Nevada, two states where the presidential race is more competitive. The Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney's campaign will continue to maintain staff and victory offices in New Mexico, a spokesman for the RNC said.
  • Iowa: Romney 47%, Obama 44%

    09/20/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 20, 2012
    Mitt Romney remains slightly ahead in the swing state of Iowa. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters shows Romney with 47% support to President Obama’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are still undecided.
  • CNN Poll: Nevada still a close contest

    09/20/2012 4:38:37 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Sep 2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    CNN) – One day before Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigns in Nevada, a new poll indicates the state remains very much a battleground in the race for the White House. According to CNN/ORC International survey (PDF) released Thursday, 49% of likely voters in Nevada say if the election were held today, they'd vote for President Barack Obama, with 46% supporting Romney. The president's three point margin is within the poll's sampling error, suggesting the two candidates are effectively tied in the fight for the Silver State's six electoral votes.
  • Fox News: Obama has edge over Romney in three battleground states (7 points in OH, VA, 5 in FL)

    09/19/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-19-2012 | Dana Blanton
    President Barack Obama has the edge over Republican Mitt Romney in three potentially decisive states in the presidential election. Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent). Obama’s lead is just outside the poll’s margin of sampling error in Ohio and Virginia, and within the margin of sampling error in Florida. The good news for Romney is that among voters who are “extremely” interested in this year’s election, the races are much tighter. Obama is up by just two...
  • New PA GOP poll has Romney one point away from Obama (48% to 47%)

    09/19/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    Penn Live ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 7:58 PM | ROBERT J. VICKERS
    A new internal poll by the Pennsylvania Republican Party claims the GOP nominee Mitt Romney now trails President Barack Obama by a single point. The poll, conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research, finds Obama drawing 48 percent of Pennsylvanians, while Romney garners 47 percent. The results will help state party leaders convince Romney campaign officials to ratchet up their efforts in the state and buy vital television ad time. The campaign has not been on the air in Pennsylvania since April. Though rare for party officials to discuss internal polls publicly, state GOP Chairman Rob Gleason is so excited by...
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • New Hampshire Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (LV)

    09/18/2012 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 37 replies
    New Hampshire Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (LV) 0 48%, R 46% (RV)
  • Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 48%

    09/18/2012 5:53:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 14, 2012
    Mitt Romney and President Obama are still running neck-and-neck in the key battleground state of Virginia. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Obama earning 49% support, while Romney picks up 48% of the vote. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.
  • Obama Running Campaign Ads On Video Games In Battleground States

    09/18/2012 5:28:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    President Obama wants gamers in battleground states to vote early while they’re playing Madden football. According to Ad Week, the Obama campaign had teamed up with Electronic Arts again to run ads on their video games in hotly-contested states leading up to Election Day. The campaign first did this in 2008. “It was made clear in the last election that reaching consumers through video games makes a significant impact, so it’s no surprise to see this tactic used once again in such a competitive election,” Dave Madden, EA’s senior vice president of global media solutions, told ad week.
  • Washington Compost in VA: 0bama 52% Romney 44% - No internals available

    09/18/2012 5:12:32 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 52 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 9-18-12 | Laura Vozzella, Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
    With just seven weeks of campaigning left before the November election, President Obama holds a clear lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, buoyed by growing optimism about the state of the country and fueled by a gender gap working in his favor, according to a new Washington Post poll. Obama leads his Republican rival by 52 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. Among all registered voters, the president leads by 50 percent to 43 percent, a margin identical to that recorded in a survey in early May. That indicates that Romney has made up little apparent ground against Obama...
  • Does President Obama have a Wisconsin problem?

    09/17/2012 9:16:10 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    President Obama’s trip to Milwaukee this coming Saturday – his first to Wisconsin since February — should rightly raise eyebrows in the political world regarding his campaign’s chances in the state. The simple fact is that with 50 days to go before the election, the president never — repeat,  never — travels to a state just, well, because. Every trip is for a reason — and that reason almost always is because the campaign wants to generate a major free media boost in a place where the numbers are either lagging or already very close. And that’s why Obama to Wisconsin...
  • Florida Poll: Romney 48%, 0bama 47%

    09/18/2012 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 73 replies
    Florida Poll: Romney 48%, 0bama 47%
  • Rasmussen Colorado poll: Romney 47, Obama 45

    09/18/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies ^ | 9-18-12 | Twitchy Staff
    Despite all the hand-wringing about Mitt Romney’s campaign (see, e.g., here, here, and here), Romney is slightly ahead of President Barack Obama in Colorado, a key battleground state, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. The article on Rasmussen’s website is incorrectly dated August 7, 2012. The poll was carried out yesterday and the results were published today. Six percent of survey respondents were undecided. Typically in a race against an incumbent, undecided voters break toward the challenger. The Rasmussen poll follows a Denver post poll last week showing Obama 1 point ahead of Romney. Colorado has 9 electoral votes.
  • Colorado: Romney 47%, Obama 45% (Rasmussen)

    09/18/2012 9:18:46 AM PDT · by Ravi · 36 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 9/18/12 | rasmussen
    see above
  • MRG Michigan Poll: Obama 47.5, Romney 42.3 (600LV; 9/10-9/14)

    09/18/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT · by Ravi · 51 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 9/18/12 | MRG
    LANSING, MI - President Barack Obama is slightly leading challenger Mitt Romney in the latest poll of likely Michigan voters. The Marketing Resource Group poll of 600 likely voters, conducted Sept. 10 through Friday and given to MLive, showed the Democratic incumbent and Vice President Joe Biden with 47.5 percent and his Republican rival and running mate Paul Ryan with 42.3 percent. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points, meaning Obama had a slight edge. Eight percent were undecided.
  • VP candidate Paul Ryan in Danville, VA on Wed Sept. 19, 7 am

    09/18/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    email from campaign
    You are invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Wed. Sept 19 Doors open at 7 am, Event begins at 9 am Piedmont Precision Machine Company 150 Airside Dr. Danville, VA 24540 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs allowed. Cameras are permitted To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit Direct questions to or 757-279-8253
  • PPP Virginia: 0bama 51% / Romney 46% (D: 35%/R: 32%/ I: 33%)

    09/16/2012 10:06:31 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 57 replies
    PPP ^ | 9-16-12 | PPP
    PPP's newest Virginia poll finds Barack Obama leading by 5 points, 51- 46. Obama's lead is unchanged from a month ago when we found him leading 50-45 in the state. He may not be seeing a bump from the convention in the state at this point, but he was in a pretty good position to begin with. Virginia continues to look like it may be something of a firewall state for Obama. PPP has now polled it 9 times this cycle, and President Obama has led by at least 4 points on all 9 of the polls. He's been ahead...
  • Rasmussen shows Romney Ahead in Swing States

    09/16/2012 7:25:13 PM PDT · by Hero · 53 replies
    Rasmussen Reports | 9/16/2012 | Rasmussen
    Rasmussen Reader subscribers can read the full Swing State tracking update daily at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. This article offers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Romney UP six in NC

    09/16/2012 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Hero · 23 replies
    Mitt Romney has cleared the 50% mark again in the battleground state of North Carolina despite the presence of the Democratic National Convention there little over a week ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Romney with 51% support to President Obama’s 45%. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)