Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Romney for First Time in a Year Moves Ahead of President Obama in Real Clear Politics Average of Polls

On October 11, 2011, almost three months before the first Republican primary, Romney led 45.9% to 45.3% in a head-to-head matchup with President Obama in the Real Clear Politics Average of Polls.  That was the last lead Romney enjoyed until today.

Another positive Romney poll pushed the average over the top. Today

The closest Romney has been since was  a tie shortly after the Republican National Convention.  Just two days away from a full year of never trailing, President Obama fell behind 48.2% to 47.8%.

State polls released today show Romney up 9 points in North Carolina, 1 point up in Ohio, 4 points up in Colorado and even in Nevada.


M Theory said...

I heard that Romney has been meet with George Bush and his people about foreign policy.

That scares me as much as four more years of Obama.

The only hatch out of this choice between two evils is Gary Johnson.

Blog Admin said...

And a Pew poll showed that Romney closed the gender gap. In September he was 18 points down with women compared to Obama. Now, they're both tied at 47%.

He still has to close the gap in Ohio though. Some pollsters are now even listing Ohio as "leans Democratic". And IMHO, getting to 270 without Ohio would require a sizesmic shift in the electorate in decidedly more liberal states such as Michigan and New Hampshire, and center-right states like Iowa and Wisconsin.

Also interesting that Michigan is now polling with Obama only 3 points ahead even though no campaign or super PAC ads are being aired there.

It kind of sends a signal that a whole lot of the country could be up for grabs if the right Republican were run...

Hoosier in the Heartland said...

...it also shows that the right Republicans are NOT running.

Romney/Ryan scares the heck out of me.

What do we want? More Supreme Court justices like Scalia and Thomas?

Paul K. Ogden said...

IS, I don't think Romney is the "right Republican" if that's what you suggesting. Romney is an extraordinarily weak candidate. He should be easily ahead of President Obama given the four years of the poor economy we've had. Romney has no appeal to working men and women, the so called Reagan Democrats. Still this election is more about Obama, than Romney, and if Romney appears like a credible alterantive, he has a shot.

M Theory said...

Paul you are right.

What I don't understand is how any THINKING person could vote for either Romney or Obama.

Here's one reason I think they are both evil:

THey want to hoist POISON food upon the masses, yet they themselves insist only on locally sourced pure and organic foods.

Both Romney and Obama are huge supporters of the most evil corporation in modern history...Monsanto.