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New polls show Obama has the momentum

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.

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4 comments to New polls show Obama has the momentum

  • MoS

    And, to add to Romney’s woes, Bloomberg has endorsed Obama as the best guy to tackle climate change after NYC got hammered by Sandy. I wonder if the Republican firms that control the electronic voting machines are busy at work.

  • JamesF

    Yeah, Republicans boosters are looking more and more desperate by the day. Case in point the U.S. conservative pundocracy has been getting snippity at Nate Silver. They’re basically disparaging anyone that says anything that doesn’t declare that Mitt has momentum.

    They kind of remind me of Democrats in the final leg of Bush vs. Kerry… except more shrill and spiteful.

  • Grant

    Ahhhh….polls. Not that pollsters have been taking a beating lately or anything.

    • Well, there will be a beating on Nov 6th. Either Gallup and Rasmussen will be proven right (if their polls that continue to show leads for Romney holds) and everyone else wrong, or else it will be shown their “likely voter screens” and trying to weight by party affiliation are out to lunch.

      Best thing to do is check the last state and national polls on the day of the election, (plus the electoral college predictors), put them in a column, and compare them to the actual results (and I may just do that the next day – most accurate to least).

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