Three New Polls Indicate Obama May Be Pulling Away

From NBC First Thoughts:

There’s clearly movement toward the president and clearly problems for Romney personally. We had found it in our polling for the last month and it hadn’t shown up everywhere yet. Now it has. The latest evidence: three new polls out today – from CNN, Fox, and Reuters/Ipsos – all showing President Obama leading Romney by seven points or more and at or near 50%. (CNN 52-45%, Fox 49-40%, Reuters/Ipsos 49-42%). What’s more, Romney continues to have an image problem. In CNN, Obama’s fav/unfav is +14, Romney’s -1. And in Fox, Obama’s +12, Romney’s +1. (Ipsos didn’t ask fav/unfav.)[Pols emphasis]

Yes, we know the only poll that really matters is the one in November, but tired political cliches aside, Mitt Romney supporters have to be more than a little concerned by these new numbers. As we’ve always said, the most important figures in any polls are the favorable/unfavorable ratings, and that story does not bode well for Romney. For whatever the reason, people just don’t like Romney. You can talk about issues and the economy all you want, but it’s hard to get elected to any office — let alone the Presidency — if people just flat don’t like you.  

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  1. MADCO says:

     They oversampled, undersampled, push polled, twisted results, and generally MSU.

    Romney wins Florida and Ohio and he’s in the new house.

    Well- he’ll probably only claim the actual residence retroactively, ’cause he’ll be president from his son’s basement or a hotel in Cheyenne.  

    This thing is over- and Romney is going to win.

  2. ArapaGOP says:

    Why does the latest Colorado poll have Romney up by 5? Is Colorado a trend setter or is something else going on?

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    the more you know about him, the less you like him . . .  

  4. Gilpin Guy says:

    with his VP pick.  The only trouble is anyone who wants to run in 2016 isn’t biting.  He is going to have go to 2nd or 3rd tier candidates to maybe swing some niche voters like Pro-Gun/Pro-Life evangelicals.  Forget the independents.  He needs to go all out to win over his base.  Nobody likes the guy.

    • When it came time to pick a VP, he was falling behind in the polls, and he decided to go for broke by choosing Palin.

      Mitt needs someone serious to back him up – someone that lends confidence about the ticket.  T-Paw is serious enough, but apparently has some tax issues of his own (not what you want when your party standard-bearer also has tax questions lingering).  Portman has the experience Romney might want as Bush’s budget director, but we know how that went.  Ryan is probably best for getting the base lined up, but his name is all over wanting to end Medicare and chop up Social Security while failing to balance the budget.

      Since Mitt chose the right-wing path and is still having issues shoring up the conservative vote, he’s kind of limited in his choices.  Lieberman or Bloomberg could have been interesting choices had he gone the moderate route, but those are closed off to him now I think.  Dick Cheney (again)?  Condi Rice?  These people have baggage of their own, but they’ve also got more weight than the current top three I think.

  5. Republican 36 says:

    If these kind of stories continue to surface and its amazing how many have already, Romney can’t survive because of the mistrust and unanswered questions about him each one raises. The one cited above indicates Mr. Romney doesn’t care where the money comes from as long as he could get it.  

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