Skip to comments.Poll: Obama-Romney race tied; Obama supporters appear more energized
Posted on 06/03/2012 9:50:00 AM PDT by Innovative
According to the poll, 49% of registered voters say that if the November election were held today, they would vote for Obama, while 46% say they would cast a ballot for Romney, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee. The president's three point margin is within the survey's sampling error. Obama had a nine point advantage in CNN's last national poll, which was conducted in early April.
"Which candidate better understands how the economy works? That's a tie as well - 45% pick Obama, 45% choose Romney," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Although the race for the White House is essentially tied, Obama does have one big advantage: His supporters right now are far more enthusiastic about him. More than six in ten Obama voters say they strongly support the president, while only 47% of Romney voters feel that way about their candidate.
In the battle for crucial independent voters, the poll indicates Romney holds a 51%-39% advantage.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
The large advantage Romney holds among independent voters is significant.
Registered, likely, or just residents, it all depends on the results the Gaybama Media wants to emphasize.
I'm just shaking my head in complete disbelief. Obama shouldn't earn 10% of the vote based on his economic record and "understanding" of basic economics.
Well that is rather disturbing.
LOL! CNN whistling past the graveyard.
CNN, get real, failed cable TV network. Obama is toast across the board!!! Your ratings, my fantasy friends, will now go only lower!!! Come on, CNN, get with reality and the real skinny.
So, CNN, whose own viewship has declined massively like Wisconsin’s Public Union Membership, has decided to double down on the lies and obfuscation.
If the Founders were alive today and could see the impact that the mutation of their then Free Press has become, we might have a different Bill of Rights - one that specifically empowers the right to rebel.
Are they still in business?
CNN and Obama—Obama and CNN. Can you tell the difference? They both LIE.
Obama’s voters are more “energized”? Is that because they will be rising from the grave to vote? Who else could be that clueless?
CNN is trying to create some energy; that’s the truth of it.
“Obama supporters” and “energized” should never be used in the same sentence. Those people get through a day faster than anyone I know. They get up at noon and are done for the day at one.
Understand that CNN isn’t a real, objective news organization anymore, they’re now the media arm of the Democratic Party - they always praise Democrats, and always demonize Republicans and Conservatives. They’re totally in the tank for Obama.
So if CNN says the race is tied, then Mitt Romney is actually up 5-15%.
Registered Voters = Propaganda Poll
How come it's tied when for years news items like this Jan 12, 2012 article have reported "Conservatives continue to make up the largest segment of political views in the country, outnumbering liberals nearly two-to-one, according to a new [Gallup] poll . . . ." The reported figures are in the range of 40 percent conservative; 35 percent consider themselves moderate; and 21 percent see themselves as liberal.
Ans (IMO): The majority of Americans are apolitical who do honestly consider their views conservative or moderate but are ignorant enough to be heavily influenced by "nonpartisan" Obama media (news, entertainment, general interest, whatever).
Let's examine a few numbers...
The Heritage Foundation publishes another set of important numbers, their annual "Index of Economic Freedom." In 2010, under Obama, the US dropped out of "economically free" status. The reasons for this are notable decreases in financial freedom, monetary freedom, and property rights. The U.S. scores particularly badly in areas where the government has taken too large and intrusive a role. His economic "leadership" is not a pretty picture:
It's the PC race card. You can't call a black man stupid or lazy regardless of what his record indictates.
This CNN poll is a sham. There is NO way that Romney could have a 12 point advantage with Independents and be virtually tied with Obama.
Sounds about right. 45% ride in the wagon while 45% pull the wagon.
All 300 of them.
Well, no one can accuse the American electorate of excessive brilliance.
Yep. If the electorate is 40% GOP / 40% dem / 20% dim bulb independents that would make it about 52-47 for Romney at this point. Clear 5 point lead for Willard.
If CNN says it’s even that means that Romney’s up by at least five.
Anybody but Obama voters are the most energized. Likely voters is a better indicator than registered voters.
Exactly! A bunch of BS. With those numbers, Romney is really up +3 or slightly more.
Where is the link to the poll’s internals?
If an organization won’t tell you their entire polling method the poll is bogus as far as I’m concerned.
The question is wrong about energized voters or at least incomplete. How about how many people will definitely come out and vote against Obama? That’s the eye opener.
The knee-padded writer could have just altered his network’s poll a little and spared himself the ludicrous editorial.
If this is a CNN poll, and they say its tied, than probably Obama is really losing. Polls tend to produce the result the polsters want them to.
Hmmm. Wonder why they don’t show the internals? They must be really flawed to show a 3 point Obama lead when Romnwy is ahead by 12 with indies.
Did they manipulate and selectively report these polls numbers, in order to make Obama seem more popular than he really is??? Would a major news organization such as Cable News Network really do that?????????
How to interpret so much contradictory information? We hear about the war on women, so you figure women have to be going strongly for Obama. We hear that Obama cites the Golden Rule for his support for homosexual marriage, so of course religious voters are for Obama. We hear that record numbers are grappling with poverty and getting food stamps, so of course these people will support Obama because they want more government services.
To listen to the MSM, the only people who naturally support Republicans and Romney would be the hated 1% who are villified by Occupy Wall Street.
Considering all of this, how can this election be so close??? Why isn’t it an Obama landslide???????
Romney hasn’t even been nominated, and already he’s leading.
This thing has wipe-out written all over it.
Romney voters aren’t energized because for the second time the GOP has shoved pizz poor candidates at us.
Speak for yourself.
I support Mitt. He’s the (far) better choice.
There’s still plenty of time for a VP selection, so continue the criticism.
Ask yourself how Romney can be leading independents by 12 and trailing Obama by 3. It is not possible unless the poll was confined to New York, California and Oregon.
To be honest I am very surprised that Romney is tied, mich the less close to having the support of Obama in this poll considering CNN uses their newsroom employees and breakroom illegals as the ‘registered voters’ in this poll. True Story.
Thanks, I will.
Political pros can gleen a lot from even a biased poll. Their secret is to follow the trend. Last April, this CNN national poll had Obama up by 9%, in six weeks he has lost six points and now leads by 3%.
As someone else said before, Mitt hadn’t won the nomination—he isn’t on most people’s radar—the majority who won’t start paying attention until mid-September.
Obama is in big trouble. His desperation is showing and the count of his major blunders keep climbing. The media are starting to doubt him, next they will start laughing at him as the rest of us have for some time.
Well you wouldn't know it by looking at DU. Numbers of posts are significantly down.
I’m very motivated to vote against Obama.
Yet Obama holds a slight lead. I guess many of the Republicans must have crossed over.
Oh the horror
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