Mitt Romney Leads Barack Obama in a CBS/NY Times Poll 46% – 43% … Yes, that is Correct in a CBS/NY Times Poll


WOW, Mitt Romney even leads President Barack Obama in a CBS/NY Times poll, 46% to 43%.

Yes, you read that correctly. Barack Obama finds himself behind the presumptive GOP Presidential candidate Romney by 3%. The trending for Obama is becoming troublesome for the “first Gay President”. In February 2012 Obama lead Romney 48%-42%, in March 2012 Obama lead 47%-44%, in April 2012 Obama and Romney were tied at 46% and presently Romney leads by 3%. That is a 9% swing since February. Did we mention that this was a CBS/NY Times poll?

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a slight edge over President Obama in the race for the White House in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.

According to the survey, conducted May 11-13, 46 percent of registered voters say they would vote for Romney, while 43 percent say they would opt for Mr. Obama. Romney’s slight advantage remains within the poll’s margin of error, which is plus or minus four percentage points.

Last month, a CBS News/New York Times poll showed Mr. Obama and Romney locked in a dead heat, with both earning 46 percent support among registered voters. Polls conducted in February and March showed Mr. Obama with an advantage over Romney, while a January poll showed Romney edging out Mr. Obama 47 percent to 45 percent. Another January poll showed the two tied.

As stated at NRO, Obama’s gay marriage decision to go “gay for pay” appears to have hurt him significantly in the polls.More than not individuals are now less likely to vote for Obama because of his position on gay marriage.

Overall, the CBS/NYT poll found that 25 percent of voters are less likely to back Obama because of his new position on gay marriage, while 16 percent are more likely. Twelve percent of Democrats, 23 percent of independents, and 43 percent of Republicans are less likely to support him.

Full Poll Results.

Even though RCP still has the average polling with Obama up by 1.4% over Romney, if one only looks at the most recent polling after 5/7/2012, Romney is trending up and in the lead by 2.0%.

UPDATE I: Hot Air has the polling sample that was used for this poll. WOWThe weighted sample of registered voters: 36D/30R/34I, which is right in line with most national polls.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Mitt Romney Leads Barack Obama in a CBS/NY Times Poll 46% – 43% … Yes, that is Correct in a CBS/NY Times Poll”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on May 15th, 2012 9:13 pm

      A typical poll where it is weighted in the favor of the Democrats. Instead of a balanced poll with one-third for each of the groups.

      This is why polls have little value except to indicate the slant of the poll taker.

    2. brie on May 16th, 2012 12:11 pm

      Obama needs to start packing his bags. And don’t forget your basketball and golf clubs. Michelle doesn’t really want to be in the White House anyway.

      That garden Michelle grew had some obscene and deformed vegetables growing in it. They must of used really high-powered fertilizer, nothing you would want to eat.

      Obama protecting his illegal relatives which he knew all about. Sin and corruption, lying, sneaking, cheating and the list goes on.

    3. NGBoston on May 16th, 2012 12:17 pm

      History Lesson on Your Social Security Card

      Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this.
      It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your family
      and friends. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter
      whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.

      Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the
      message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.

      An old Social Security card with the “NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION” message.Our Social Security

      Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

      1.) That participation in the Program would be
      Completely voluntary,

      No longer Voluntary

      2.) That the participants would only have to pay
      1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
      Incomes into the Program,

      Now 7.65%
      on the first $90,000

      3.) That the money the participants elected to put
      into the Program would be deductible from
      their income for tax purposes each year,

      No longer tax deductible

      4.) That the money the participants put into the
      independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the
      general operating fund, and therefore, would
      only be used to fund the Social Security
      Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,

      Under Johnson the money was moved to
      The General Fund and Spent

      5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.

      Under Clinton & Gore Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed

      Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put away’ — you may be interested in the following:

      Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the
      general fund so that Congress could spend it?

      A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically
      controlled House and Senate.

      Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
      deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

      A: The Democratic Party.

      Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social
      Security annuities?

      A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the
      ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the
      Senate, while he was Vice President of the US

      Q: Which Political Party decided to start
      giving annuity payments to immigrants?


      A: That’s right!

      Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
      Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,
      began to receive Social Security payments! The
      Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
      even tough they never paid a dime into it!

      Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

      And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve But it’s worth a try.

      Actions speak louder than bumper stickers


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