Thursday, August 09, 2012

See More Romney, Vote More Obama

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are pictured. | AP Photos

The New York Times reports
In Virginia, the New York Times/Quinnipiac University/CBS News survey had [Romney] trailing Mr. Obama by four points. Another survey, from the Republican-leaning firm Rasmussen Reports, put Mr. Obama two points ahead there....

Mr. Obama’s chances of winning Virginia rose to 67 percent from 59 percent on the surveys, and his projected lead increased to 2.4 points from 1.3 points.

Fox News reports:
Obama's lead grows as Romney's support slips

President Obama has opened his biggest lead since Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee.

The president would take 49 percent of the vote compared to Romney's 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup if the election were held today, the poll found. Last month, Obama had a four percentage-point edge of 45 percent to 41 percent. This marks the second time this year the president has had a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error.

Obama’s advantage comes largely from increased support among independents, who now pick him over Romney by 11 percentage points. Some 30 percent of independents are undecided. Last month, Obama had a four-point edge among independents, while Romney had the advantage from April through early June.



The Doubtful Guest said...

Think this will shift with Ryan on the ticket? Conservatives love him, so I see it shoring up the Romney doubters.

PBurns said...

I am actually predicting a gain for Obama. Florida will be lost and Wisconsin will not be won. I told a friend of mine I am predicting 320 electoral college votes for Obama when the dust settles. He says it's madness, but he also knows I am counting carefully. Points gone up over 300since Friday... and that will open up more in the next two weeks. Ryan is not ready for prime time and his message is un-American.