Add another poll to the long list on post-Presidential debate ones that nor have Mitt Romney in the lead.
The latest is a FOX News poll that had GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney now ahead of President Obama 46% to 45. This is a 6 point turn-around from the previous poll. Mitt Romney is reaping the rewards of his tremendous debate performance and Obama’s “empty chair” failure. Amazingly Romney now leads with Independents over Obama 44% to 32%. Prior to the debate Obama had a 43% to 39% advantage. That is a 16 point swing with Independents.
Mitt Romney now holds a narrow advantage over Barack Obama in the race for the White House — 46 percent to 45 percent, if the election were held today, according to a Fox News national poll of likely voters released Wednesday.
That’s a six-point turnaround and a three-point “debate bounce” for Romney.
Before the first presidential debate in Denver last Wednesday, Romney had 43 percent to Obama’s 48 percent (September 24-26, 2012).
Romney’s edge comes mainly from independents, white voters and men. Just over half of men (51 percent) back Romney now, the highest level of support he’s received among this group.
The poll shows independents side with Romney by 44-32 percent. That’s a reversal from before the debate when it was 43-39 in Obama’s favor. One independent in four is undecided or will vote for another candidate.
In the poll Romney leads Obama on the question of who would you rate doing a better job handling the economy; managing your tax dollars 49% to 42%, improving the economy and creating jobs 51% to 43% and reducing the deficit 52% to 39%.
Add this poll to all the others that now have Romney in the lead:
- Rasmussen Tracking: Romney +1
- IBD/TIPP Tracking: Romney +5
- Pew Research: Romney +4
A Polling Trend is Beginning .. Fox News Poll of Likely Voters Has Romney Ahead of Obama 45 % to 44%
The polls are beginning to trend to Romney just in front of the Republican National Convention …
In the most recent poll of “likely” voters, Fox News has the race a near tie with Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama 45% to 44%. Don’t look now but a trend is beginning in the national presidential polls as Mitt Romney has tied and gone into the lead in several polls.
Barack Obama should be troubled by the latest poll as by a 54% to 42% margin, more voters disapprove than approve of Obama’s handling of the economy. Also, Obama’s overall job performance stands at 46% approve and 50% disapprove. Most importantly, Independents back Romney by 42% to 32% with one in four is undecided. One might ask why Romney is only ahead by 1%, maybe as Hot Air points out the data sampling was D+4. My opinion and theirs as well is that the election day turnout will be closer, if not a tie. That being said, even with this sampling data, Romney leads.
Less than a week before the Republican convention begins, the race for the White House is a virtual tie. According to a Fox News poll of likely voters, the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket receives the backing of 45 percent, while the Barack Obama-Joe Biden ticket garners 44 percent.
The poll, released Thursday, is the first Fox has conducted among likely voters this year, which means an apples-to-apples comparison can’t be made to previous polls. Likely voters are eligible/registered voters who will most likely cast a ballot in this year’s presidential election.
Full poll results can be read HERE.
Charles Krathammer discusses the new Fox poll numbers
Red State has a break down of the demographics, including the all important voter intensity which most likely will be the driving force as to who turns out for their candidate and who wins the election.
Voter intensity: 47% of Democrats polled were “extremely interested” to vote in November, while 59% of Republicans felt the same way. By far, self-described Tea Partiers were the most interested in voting (71%) of all sub-groups. Also, only 27% of voters under the age of 35, a critical demographic for Obama, were extremely interested in voting; 58% of those over 65 fit into this category.
Unemployed and Uninspired Youth Vote Abandoning Barack Obama in 2012 as Compared to the 2008′s Hope & Change Vote (VIDEO)
Look what happens when college kids are promised the world then graduate only to find themselves with no job with no hope to get one.
What a difference four years makes. The enthusiasm of the youth vote, age 18 to 29, from 2008 that helped Barack Obama win election is down dramatically in 2012. In the 2008 Presidential election Obama outdistanced John McCain 66% to 32% with the Youth vote. However, according to a recent Fox News poll only 55% of the youth vote is for Obama and 31% for Mitt Romney. The 10 percentage point drop in the youth vote can only be described by Democrats as one thing … racism.
As reported at The Blaze, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday the young people who turned out in droves to vote Barack Obama into office were promised “pie in the sky” — but what they got was “pie in the face.”
“A lot of these kids who were all excited about Barack Obama four years ago either got out of college or they’re in college now,” Huckabee said during Fox News’ “Fox & Friends Weekend.“ ”What they’re finding, they’re $45,000 on average in student debt when they got out of school and they can‘t get a job and they’re moving back in with mom and dad. That’s not exactly the hope and the change they were looking for.”
He said those voters wouldn’t necessarily break for Romney — more likely, they’ll just stay home.
“But if they stay home, that’s devastating for Barack Obama. He has to have that youth vote,” Huckabee said.
It’s not just the Fox News poll that shows that Obama has lost his mojo with the youth vote, but also with a recent national survey of young voters taken by Hiram College’s Garfield Institute for Public Leadership. This poll shows that Obama has lost 7% with young voters and an even more surprising piece of data gleamed form the poll is that its a 43%-43% tie as to who they think is better suited to strengthen the economy and create jobs.
The June poll shows President Obama’s support has dropped significantly since both the 2008 Presidential campaign and this January.
President Obama is preferred by 50 percent of voters age 18-29. Mitt Romney is the choice of 37 percent.
Young voters are evenly divided on whether the President and Democrats or Romney and Republicans have more ability to strengthen the economy and create jobs, 43% to 43%.
The result is that the young voters might just stay home that would be devastating to Barack Obama’s reelection chances.
US Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) says impeaching President Barack Obama “needs to happen.” One can dare to dream. Obama has been an abysmal failure as President and one wonders whether he is even engaged as President. He has failed to lead and when he speaks he fails miserably as seen the other day when he spoke to calm the markets and he made things worse.
“It needs to happen, and I agree with you it would tie things up,” Burgess reportedly responded. “No question about that.”
When the Star-Telegram’s reporter asked Burgess about the comment, he said the House needs to do what it can to stop the president.
“We need to tie things up,” Burgess said. “The longer we allow the damage to continue unchecked, the worse things are going to be for us.”
As Weasel Zippers says, impeach Obama … so this is what Chris Matthews felt like with a tingly feeling up his leg.
However, no need to fret if Obama is not impeached, the 2012 President elections will add Barack to the unemployment numbers. Obama’s present job approval as seen at RCP is at 43.7% and 49.8% disapproval … a – 6.1% margin. Three polls, Gallup, Fox News and CNN all have Obama at -10 job approval. That would be a trend folks.
President Barack Obama’s approval ratings might be going up; however, an overwhelming number of American voters still want to repeal Obamacare. In a recent Fox News Opinion Dynamic Poll, 56% of voters want to repeal the government take over of health care, while only 39% want to keep it in place. 61% want to either repeal in fill or parts of the law, including 68% of Independents.
Full polling data can be seen HERE.
As the battle over the Obama administration’s health care law is joined in Congress, most American voters are on the side of the measure’s opponents, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.
When asked to imagine being a lawmaker in Washington and having to vote on whether to keep the new law or repeal it, 56 percent of voters say they would vote to repeal and 39 percent to keep the law in place. Representatives in the U.S. House took that vote Wednesday and voted 245-189 to repeal the law (or 56 percent to 44 percent).