IF you’re a supporter of President Obama and want him re-elected, these new polling numbers will make you smile. Markos over at Daily Kos is clearly pleased, and he should be, as will a lot of Democrat supporters:
Quinnipiac University, on behalf of CBS and the NY Times, stuck a dagger in Romney’s Ohio hopes by showing President Barack Obama up 50-45, as well as a one-point lead in Florida and two-point lead in Virginia. Marquette University, the best pollster during the Wisconsin recall, now shows Obama winning the state 51-43. Their last poll a couple of weeks ago had it 49-48 Obama. PPP has Obama cruising in Iowa 50-45, and in Wisconsin 51-46…This is it, the stretch run, and Romney is losing ground almost everywhere…..National Journal national poll: Obama 50, Romney 45. It was tied before.
Republicans will still point to Gallup and Rasmussen’s national polls.. but those are becoming increasingly isolated looking.. not to say they aren’t tight.. but chances are better then not that when the rest of the polling world says you’re wrong, or an outlier.. there’s a good chance you usually are. Besides.. state polls are what count here.
These polls do not take into account the approval of how Obama is seen handling the hurricane crisis either.. but the fact the aforementioned NJ Republican governor Chris Christie is praising him for his efforts effusively and touring the damaged areas with him can’t hurt him either.