Skip to comments.Polls show Romney soars with independent voters
Posted on 09/12/2012 3:19:19 AM PDT by RobinMasters
Recent polls show President Obama enjoying a bounce in the polls following last week's Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., but buried in those data is good news for Mitt Romney about voter enthusiasm and the preferences of independents, who could decide the election.
The CNN/ORC International poll of registered and likely voters released Tuesday shows likely voters favoring Obama by 52 percent to 46 percent over Romney -- evidence, pundits said, of a post-convention bump for the president.
But a figure buried in the report shows Romney leading Obama among likely independent voters, 54 percent to 40 percent.
Both Democrats and Republicans believe independents will be critical to deciding the outcome of the election, in part because they make up a growing part of the electorate and are considered up for grabs because they fluctuate in their political preferences from one election to the next.
"That's a significant lead," said pollster Ron Faucheux.
It was the independent vote that helped Obama win the 2008 election. He won 52 percent of independents, compared with 44 percent for McCain. Independents comprised about 33 percent of the overall vote in 2008.
"If Romney can beat Obama among independents this time, he can win the election."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
There has to be a much bigger pool of Independants this ttime than in 2008...
The Democrats weho voted for Obama in 2008 but are now unhappy
and the Conservatives who wont vote for Willard...are probably tossed in as Independants because they now longer identify as Republicanms...
I wonder what the questions were ???
Are you Democrat or Republican ???
OK I’ll put you in the Independant colomn...
Romney is way ahead in the Swing States and it includes alot more States than Mc Cain had
This is the first election where is stinks whoever wins. This election is the biggest waste. A pity that with such a weak President, we picked the bottom of the barrel. A nominee who will make it as bad as the President. I don’t think we have ever been in the position before. What a wasted opportunity that the Republicans put us in. No wonder people are going from Republican to Independent.
Rat numbers are way up this year because they have had a number of successful voter registration drives like this one here!
Hopefully Romney will be smart enough to exploit this latest stuff between Bibi and the Kenyan foreign national. Iran is building a nuclear bomb, oh it’s only a nuclear bomb, but having ones arse kissed by the intern molester Letterman is more important.
LOL.... that is a good one.
I guess you were in a coma in 2008, when we really were given the worst choice ever. I would take Romney over McCain any day.
I would take Romney over McCain any day.
At least McCain served his country. His son has as well. The Romney’s are extremely selfish and did not serve a day between him and his FIVE sons.
I guess they’re getting over the fear of others calling them [or thinking of themselves as] racist for not supporting 0bama.
“This is the first election where is stinks whoever wins.”
Have to disagree. Ford v. Carter; Bush I v. Clinton; Dole v. Clinton. I will agree that these present two candidates are the most odious in over one hundred years.
I would take Romney over McCain any day.
At least McCain served his country. His son has as well. The Romneys are extremely selfish and did not serve a day between him and his FIVE sons.
From your second sentence I take it you mean McCain over Romney, in which case I would agree. I would also add that McCain has been quietly but consistently prolife as far as I am aware.
You are probably right. I have seen so many people so disaffected on both sides at the same time. That is a good thing, IMO, as the real struggle is not left versus right as much as it is extractors and oppressors at the top versus producers at the bottom. The R and D franchise is at the top.
From your second sentence I take it you mean McCain over Romney, (yep)
The thing I do like about McCain is that like you mentioned always pro-life and he is a great advocate for doing the right thing in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are going to leave a mess over there because both Obama and Romney want to leave in 2014....great another Egypt or worse. That is 100 percent why I am CONVINCED that Romney and Obama are basically twins when it comes to principles and values.
Personally I have no issue with a black president. I would vote for a Herman Cain or Allen West in a heartbeat over Mitt Romney. It's just a shame that our first black president had to be this one.
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