Don’t Look Now But Obama’s lead in Iowa is Declining and Trending Toward Romney


According to a recent PPP poll, President Barack Obama’s lead in Iowa has all but disappeared. The PPP has Obama only leading by 2 points, 47% to 45% and below the 50% threshold usually necessary for an incumbent to win. The poll numbers are heading south for Obama in Iowa.  In July Obama was ahead of Romney 48-43 and in May it was 51-41. It is obvious that the polls are trending to Romney and there is no reason to think that this will not continue. In 2008 Obama won Iowa 54% to 45%. However, what a difference 4 years makes and a failed presidency.

Full poll results can be seen HERE.

PPP’s newest Iowa poll finds Barack Obama’s lead in the state declining all the way to two points. He’s at 47% to 45% for Mitt Romney. In July we found Obama ahead 48-43 and in May it was 51-41.

Iowa makes yet another swing state where voters don’t really care for either Obama or Romney. Obama’s approval numbers are particularly poor with only 45% of voters approving of him to 50% who disapprove. The fact that he has a small lead in the state despite his under water approval speaks to at least some voters regarding this election as a choice rather than a referendum. Voters aren’t big on Romney either with 47% rating him favorably to 48% with an unfavorable opinion.

Hot Air asks a great question with regards to the polling data, “How is Obama translating a job approval of -5 into a two-point lead? Two ways. First, O more than makes up for Romney’s advantage among men by winning women”.  This is the second in August that has had bad news for Obama. A recent Rasmussen poll had Mitt Romney up over Obama in Iowa 46% to 44%. Check out the polling trend at RCP, Obama is in deep, deep trouble in Iowa.

Guess what Barack Obama was doing today … the fear and smear campaign in Iowa. So much for “Hope & Change”, take a good listen to the bitter and angry voice of Obama. What a difference 4 years makes.

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