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Bloomberg poll: Obama 49, Romney 43

Posted by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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Bloomberg poll: Obama 49, Romney 43

Source: Politico/Bloomberg

The president continues to hover around the 50-percent mark, as increased voter optimism fails to fully allay concern about the economy, according to Bloomberg's latest polling: 

Half of Americans hold an unfavorable view of Romney -- a September high for a presidential challenger in the last three decades -- and 49 percent of likely voters consider the former Massachusetts governor out-of-touch compared with 40 percent who say that of Obama in the latest Bloomberg National Poll conducted Sept. 21-24. 

Still, Obama heads into the closing stretch of the race with a majority of Americans -- 53 percent -- disapproving of his handling of the economy, and Romney holding a slim edge as the candidate likely voters rate best able to create jobs. The president does have one clear advantage -- his economic plan is breaking through with more Americans, who give him a 48 percent to 39 percent advantage over Romney on having a vision for a successful future. 

In the head-to-head contest, Obama leads Romney among likely voters, 49 percent to 43 percent, even as 60 percent of Americans say the nation is headed off on the wrong track as the president completes his first term. 

One of the fundamental assumptions of Romney's campaign, all along, has been that voters who feel this negatively about the president's economic performance and the overall direction of the country can't possibly vote to reelect Obama. Either that gravitational force will produce a real change in Obama's numbers as Election Day approaches, or it'll be fair to ask whether that assumption was flawed from the outset. 



Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/09/bloomberg-poll-obama-romney-136680.html?hp=l3_b1 



http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-26/romney-negativity-muddies-message-as-obama-leads-in-poll.html 

complete results: http://media.bloomberg.com/bb/avfile/rhMzOK9Gexhs
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Jambo4
by Gold Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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Does this poll over sample dems as well and the majority of the last polls I've seen that have Obama "winning"?

Jesi_79
by Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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Quoting Jambo4:

Does this poll over sample dems as well and the majority of the last polls I've seen that have Obama "winning"?

You can't tell... unsurprisingly neither Politico nor Bloomberg link to the statistical data, rendering the poll and subsequent article insignificant.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

 The last link has the methodology info.

I think that what we are really seeing in all of these polls is reflective of people's ambivalence about both men.  I think this will turn out to be one of the lowest voter-turnout elections in history.  That typically favors the incumbent.

imamomzilla
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

 I was just reading an article on this. They sampled more Dems.

So the results are skewed and dishonest.

 

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I prefer swing state polls. Here's an article from this morning:

Mitt Romney and President Obama will both campaign in Ohio today. It's one of the key swing states which will likely decide this election. 


And out this morning, is a news CBS News, Quinnipiac University and New York Times poll of the swing states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.

By bus or by plane, for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, this election could come down to one state.

Ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today, both Romney and President Obama will be battling for attention there.

But the latest CBS News poll of swing states shows Romney with some ground to make up.

The poll, just out this morning, has President Obama up ten points in the Buckeye State. He had a six point lead before the conventions.

The numbers are similar in Florida where the president now has a 9-point lead over Romney. And in Pennsylvania he's maintained a double digit advantage for a couple of months now.

But it's Ohio that has been the main focus of the campaigns with for the president and his Republican rival,  each making his 14th trip to the state.

Turn on a TV set in Ohio and you're likely to see an Obama or Romney ad during a commercial break. Both campaigns spend more here in Ohio than any other state.

President Obama and his allies have spent nearly $48-million on ads in the state since May 1. Romney is not far behind.

"How in the world can people say they want four more years of President Obama?"
Romney has been trying to make the case he will do a better job with the economy. But in all three states, the poll shows President Obama leading on that issue.

When asked about the latest polls that shows Romney trailing in Ohio, Romney's political director would only say that he trusts his internal polling and not public polls.

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Natesmom507
by Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows both President Obama and Mitt Romney attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily

Jambo4
by Gold Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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Quoting imamomzilla:

 I was just reading an article on this. They sampled more Dems.

So the results are skewed and dishonest.

shocker.....

wouldn't it be funny if these attempts backfired on them.  Those that were only half-heartedly supporting Obama saw that he was going to win so didn't bother to come out and vote...lol

Think of the little ones... Americans can't bear another 4 years of Obama!
 
Speak out, all Mama Bears on behalf of our children! 

imamomzilla
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 3:25 PM

 fingers crossed

 

Like your new avi, Pema. LOL

Quoting Jambo4:


Quoting imamomzilla:

 I was just reading an article on this. They sampled more Dems.

So the results are skewed and dishonest.

shocker.....

wouldn't it be funny if these attempts backfired on them.  Those that were only half-heartedly supporting Obama saw that he was going to win so didn't bother to come out and vote...lol

 

 

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