New Poll Shows Obama With Advantage Over Romney


A new poll shows President Obama with an advantage over increasingly-likely GOP candidate Mitt Romney in a dozen key battleground states.

The USA Today/Gallup poll shows Obama with 51 percent support in key swing states, while Romney has 42 percent. Obama's lead is smaller nationally--49 percent to 45 percent--but higher than a month ago when the men were tied.

Obama's greatest advantage over Romney is with women, particularly women under 50. Support swings two for one towards the president among voters in that demographic. Obama enjoys 60 percent support with women under 50, Romney, only 30 percent.

Predictably, Democrats largely back the president, according to the poll, while a large majority of Republicans support Romney. Among independents, vital to the election, Obama bests Romney 48 percent to 40 percent. Twelve percent of independents say they are still undecided.

The poll surveyed 901 registered voters nationwide, and 933 voters specifically from the battleground states of: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2012 at 02:45 AM
    Both are globalists. No big deal.
  • by Conservative on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:59 PM
    The GOP field is full of weirdos. Romney is the absolute best bet, and that's really sad.
  • by Red Location: Wet Mountains on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:18 PM
    So. I am on drugs or don't believe what I said...label or misconstrue as you wish. However, the truth is we can and will take back our country from the very same military/industrial complex that Dwight Eisenhower warned us about!
  • by Joe Location: COS on Apr 2, 2012 at 01:17 PM
    Let me understand this: Here people are, rooting for their candidate or party - when people seem to be of the belief that one or both parties are corrupt. Ok. Here people are, expecting an honest election? Ok. Personally, the election is already over, such as it is. But then - everyone has their own perspectives. As far as I am concerned this, 'election,' cycle is all for show; nothing less. So, yeah - root for your particular candidate or party; have fun. I'm having more fun watching people sweat blood over something that is all for show anyway.
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      by Red on Apr 3, 2012 at 09:49 AM in reply to Joe
      Yes Joe, this is a extremely humorous election! And it is over. However, it is our future at stake...not all show!
  • by Mayor Ryan on Apr 2, 2012 at 12:06 PM
    Obama will win, period. Paul supporters have been laughed at and disregarded, while we are the key 14% vote to change it one way or another. It was Paul or no one.
  • by Max on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:49 AM
    Im a republican but untill the part has the kiwis to nominate a true conservitive i would rather see barrack hussien win just to teach us a lesson
  • by Red Location: Wet Mountains on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:25 AM
    President Obama is finally making progress, despite Congress, in righting the ship that Bush ran aground. Another term and taking control of the naysayers in Congress and we will be back on we were in the Clinton years!
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      by hmm on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:49 AM in reply to Red
      Wow I don't even think you believe what you said. Clinton cooked the books and there was NO balanced budget, never has been. Stop blaming Bush do the fact that anything that has happened in this country since Obama took his oath is solely 100% his economy and his responsibility. Stop blaming congress everyone knows that the senate under Harry Reid has done nothing, has refused to pass a budget since Obama took office, which is against the law. Congress has passed 20 job bills that Obama directed the senate leader to not allow to go to a vote. It's a do nothing Senate with a lazy anti american president. Funny thing is for a constitutional scholar he has about as much knowledge of the Constitution as a kindergartner
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        by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM in reply to hmm
        You do know the senate is part of congress right? You do know the economy was going through the ringer starting in '07 and the stock market finally crashing in '08 before Obama took office right? You do know he's done nothing to violate the constitution, but rather what republicans think the constitution should say right?
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          by hmm on Apr 2, 2012 at 03:24 PM in reply to
          Actually The senate has to pass a budget every year by law. I suggest you do some research.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2012 at 10:46 PM in reply to hmm
        What's senate passing a budget got to do with anything I said? Only related thing was that you don't understand that the word Congress refers to both the House of Representatives and the Senate, which I was correcting you after you said "Stop blaming congress everyone knows that the senate". Blaming the senate would be blaming congress.
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      by AW on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:50 AM in reply to Red
      Red, don't you know drugs are bad for you?
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    Don't count election "irregularities" out as a major factor in this November's elections. What chaps my hams is when this happens, the votes from the precincts where it is clear votes are out of whack, the results are allowed to stand. The Democats have the biggest, best organized army of "useful idiots" in the world. - Google the definition of this term. They also have major amounts of money coming from some very BIG one percenters who have and will get very special favors for their support. If Obama "wins", it's Katty bar the door as to what he will do in his second term to destroy this country and our way of life. It will get very ugly and a majority of the people who got taken in by the agenda behind him are going to scream the loudest about the conditions he and his crowd will inflict after November.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2012 at 12:06 PM in reply to Nath
      They're only idiots because you don't agree with them. You look like just as big an idiot to them.
  • by sam Location: cs on Apr 2, 2012 at 08:47 AM
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      by Well... on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:13 AM in reply to sam
      That's why I asked for some facts. BUT YOUR POINT IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS DOESN"T REALLY DO ANYTHING FOR ME. Thanks to LedHed for something useful.
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        by LedHed on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:33 AM in reply to Well...
        I can't verify (or deny) the claims about his spending more that all the other CINC combined as I admittedly haven't sufficiently researched this, but the link I provided earlier is unbiased, factual info (to the best of my knowledge).
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        by Agree on Apr 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM in reply to Well...
        I saw this very same argument on another news story thread. Someone made a claim and spouted a bunch of statistics. Someone else asked them to defend their claims and provide proof- links to their information sources. People jumped all over the person asking for the information sources, saying it wasn't necessary and that the doubter should look up the info himself! It was hilarious. Guess not too many people have written papers for school or done any academic research. You must be able to support your claims, or you are just yet another babbling fool. lol
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      by Huh... on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:21 AM in reply to sam
      I spent a while looking at the treasury department and can find nothing supports your claim. Please provide a link. I find a lot that negates the claim he has spent more than all other presidents combined, but they say it is a common rumor.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM in reply to sam
      Look up nominal vs. adjust for inflation. Bush increased the national debt at a faster rate than Obama. Though neither should have been increasing the debt at all.
  • by Joe Location: COS on Apr 2, 2012 at 08:41 AM
    Talk about a lack of options!
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