More media bias in action … WAPO skews poll and Obama still cannot beat Romney …
Great new America, a new Washington Post/ABC poll has Mitt Romney ahead of President Obama 47% to 46%. Why is a poll that has Romney only ahead by 1% over Obama great? Because the poll is so skewed to Democrats (+9) that is can hardly be considered credible. That being said, Romney still leads Obama. How bad is that for Obama and his minions that the incumbent President Obama cannot beat Romney in a +9 sampled poll, D31/R22/I39.
The Republican National Convention opens this week with President Obama and presumptive nominee Mitt Romney running evenly, with voters more focused on Obama’s handling of the nation’s flagging economy than on some issues dominating the political debate in recent weeks.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Romney at 47 percent among registered voters and Obama at 46 percent — barely changed from the deadlocked contest in early July.
Check out a couple of questions from the poll, that should cause great concern and panic for Barack Obama, especially with a terribly skewed poll sampling. Now imagine what the poll would look like if the sampling was even D+3 or even and more than 71% considered the economy as a major factor in their vote and +54% considered him failing in his job with the economy?
Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as president?
APPROVE 50% – DISAPPROVE 46%
Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy?
APPROVE 44% – DISAPPROVE 54%
Q: Will Obama’s handling of the economy be a major factor in your vote, a minor factor, or not a factor?
MAJOR FACTOR 71%
MINOR FACTOR 17%
NOT A FACTOR 11%
Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as:
This is shameful on the part of the WAPO. In a once in a life time, elect the first black American, GWB fatigue, lame GOP McCain candidate election in 2008, Democrats came to the polls by +7 over the GOP. That is hardly going to happen again in 2012. But some how the WAPO samples the polling data for a one on one match up with Obama and Romney at +9.
I am going to disagree with the many political pundits, barring some unforeseen issue, I do not see the election in November as close as many have predicted. The mood of the country is ill with Obama, his policies and the economy. They are tired of being tired.
Romney and Ryan also get a bump in Ohio as reported at the WAPO.
GOP gets bump in Ohio: A new Columbus Dispatch Poll in Ohio shows both the presidential race and Senate race are essentially tied.
Romney tops Obama by less than one-quarter of 1 percent (each rounds to 45 percent), while Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) leads state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) by just less than 1 percent (each rounds to 44 percent).