WOW … Mitt Romney Leads Obama In “Toss Up” And “Battleground States”


From Breitbart via The Politico, a funny thing happened on the way to the MSM stating that the Presidential race was over … Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama in “Toss Up” and “Battle Ground” states. Interesting, very interesting.

This week, Politico released its latest Battleground poll of the presidential race. Despite coming from the left-wing news site, the poll is one of my favorites. Its put together by respected pollsters from both parties, makes available its full cross-tabs and uses a very modest and reasonable turnout model for its sample. Including leaners, the sample in the poll is D+2. Nationally, Obama leads by 2-3 points, but, in the critical swing states, Romney now has the edge.

Each candidate leads in states considered “safe” for their party. In safe GOP states, Romney leads by 8. In safe Democrat states, Obama leads by a massive 22 points. But, in the more numerous and more important “toss up” states, Romney leads by 4, hitting the critical 50% threshold.

In the slightly different category of “battleground” states identified by Politico, Romney leads by 2, 49-47. Romney’s lead over Obama is powered primarily by his edge with independents. Romney leads Obama by 4 among the important swing voters. By 11 points, these voters think Romney would do better on the economy than Obama, 51-40.

Romney also has a big edge with middle class families, who prefer him over Obama by 15 points, 56-41.

The media has anxiously portrayed tonight’s debate as a critical moment for Romney to propel his campaign into the final stretch. They have built their analysis around the false narrative that Romney is losing ground against Obama. The Politico poll, however, shows that it is Obama who is losing ground in the campaign. The President needs a knock-out punch tonight.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “WOW … Mitt Romney Leads Obama In “Toss Up” And “Battleground States””

    1. Moi on October 3rd, 2012 10:01 pm

      Zero blew it tonight. Romney was so presidential. Cannot wait to watch Biden stick both feet in his mouth up to his knees when he struggles against Ryan next week.

    2. RussVet on October 3rd, 2012 10:07 pm

      Debates _ Score Big one for Romney …Obama was lying on the numbers all thru the debate and Romney floor slammed him many times with the facts …. Thought one time Obozo was going to run off the stage :) .. Romney big win …. Vote for the American

    3. A Texas Grandfather on October 3rd, 2012 10:12 pm

      Barry may have needed a knockout punch to get back the lead, but it didn’t happen. In fact, Romney made him look weak and ineffective.

      The lamestream media have a big job on their hands to convence the American people that Obama should get another four years. If they continue with their narrative, they will loose even more credibility with the people.

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