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New Polls Show Obama Leading Romney

New Polls Show Obama Leading Romney

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Barack Obama leading former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney nationally, while polls from Quinnipiac University give Obama a lead in three key swing states.

Obama leads Romney 47 percent to 44 percent according to the NBC/WSJ poll. His lead is virtually unchanged from May, when he led Romney 47 percent to 43 percent.

The Quinnipiac poll also holds good news for Obama. Obama leads in Florida by a 45-41 margin, in Ohio by a 47-38 margin, and in Pennsylvania by a 45-39 margin, according to the polls.

The Quinnipiac polls and the NBC/WSJ poll both agree that Obama is running strong in battleground states. The NBC/WSJ poll showed Obama with a solid 50-42 lead in 12 swing states.

Obama supporters tend to be more strongly behind their candidate than Romney’s. 72 percent of Obama in the NBC/WSJ poll said they were voting for Obama, while only 22 percent said they were primarily voting against Romney. Meanwhile, 58 percent of Romney backers said they were behind Romney because they opposed Obama, while 35 percent said they were supporting Romney himself.

Both Romney and Obama would lose support if an unnamed third-party candidate entered the race, but Romney dipped further; Obama would receive 41 percent of the vote to Romney’s 33 percent, and 15 percent for an unnamed independent.

Obama leads among women, 52 percent to 39 percent. He also leads 92-1 among African Americans, and leads among Latinos, young voters, and independents. Romney leads only among white voters, men and Tea Party supporters.

The poll also gives Democrats a slight edge on the generic Congressional ballot. 45 percent of respondents would prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 44 percent support keeping Congress in GOP hands.

The Quinnipiac poll indicated that Latino voters are responding positively to Obama’s recently-announced changes in immigration policy. Latino voters in Florida now support Obama 56 percent to 32 percent, up from a 49-39 split earlier in the month.

The Quinnipiac poll also showed Democrats in the lead in three senate races. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, leads State Treasurer Josh Mandel by a 50-34 margin, according to the poll. Sen. Robert Casey, Jr., D-Penn., leads GOP challenger Tom Smith 49-32. The closest race polled was in Florida, where Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., leads Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., 41-40.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal surveyed 1,000 voters and 819 registered voters between June 20-24. The poll has a margin of error of ±3.4 percent. The Quinnipiac polls were conducted from June 19-25, and surveyed 1,200 Florida voters, 1,237 Ohio voters, and 1,252 Pennsylvania voters. The margins of error were ±2.8 percent.

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1:50PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Robert,
What about the executive order giving work visas to all young illegal immigrants, after Congress voted down the "Dream Act"? And, again, I agree with you about Romney.

1:40PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Robert,
Information can be provided without naming names and putting more lives in jeopardy. Presidents have held back sensitive information that jeopardizes national security since George Washington was President. To think that anyone is asking for that kind of information is ridiculous. Anyone that expects that kind of information to be released or anyone that releases that kind of information should be brought up on charges of treason. Again, I am not a Bush, Cheney or Rove fan either.

1:40PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Robert,
Information can be provided without naming names and putting more lives in jeopardy. Presidents have held back sensitive information that jeopardizes national security since George Washington was President. To think that anyone is asking for that kind of information is ridiculous. Anyone that expects that kind of information to be released or anyone that releases that kind of information should be brought up on charges of treason. Again, I am not a Bush, Cheney or Rove fan either.

3:01PM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

Here's an example of an Obama signing statement. Unlike Bush he says that he will support the whole law even though he doesn't agree with the entire thing. How different from Bush who constantly said he wouldn't enforce parts of legislation he didn't agree with, kind of a line item veto, got it?

The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it. In particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists. Over the last several years, my Administration has developed an effective, sustainable framework for the detention, interrogation and trial of suspected terrorists that allows us to maximize both our ability to collect intelligence and to incapacitate dangerous individuals in rapidly developing situations, and the results we have achieved are undeniable. Our success against al-Qa'ida and its affiliates and adherents has derived in significant measure from providing our counterterrorism professionals with the clarity and flexibility they need to adapt to changing circumstances and to utilize whichever authorities best protect the American people, and our accomplishments have respected the values that make our country an example for the world.

2:56PM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

Poor Roger, he's issued one executive order and that was to protect the names and addresses of ATF agents and their informers which would have led to their murder if the stumblebum, convicted arsonist and car thief who made his fortune, ironically, by making auto alarms overseas, Darryl Issa. That has been his one and only executive order.

Too bad Bush, Cheney, Rove etc. didn't do the same when they outed a deep undercover CIA agent whose job was to control Iran's nuclear program. That, my friend, was treason.

And with Romney claiming to act as "Bush on steroids" we cannot allow that piece of feces to be president.

1:55AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Let's outsource Romney to some far away country just like he did when at Bain. We don't need his kind in the US.

3:09PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Robert,
Obama has issued his share of signing statements also. I am not a GWB fan either.

2:57PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Beth,
Remember the open mike incident when he was caught bragging to the President of Russia about the power he would have to get things done after the election, that he can't do now because of the upcoming election in November? That is just one example, but, like Romney, his views on various subjects change depending on the views of the crowd he is addressing at the time. He is already testing to see if he is able to totally bypass Congress and pass legislation that they have already voted down, by using executive orders. He has nothing to lose after the election, because he doesn't ever have to campaign for office again and won't have to tiptoe around to keep from offending opponents and undecided voters. Then you will see his true agenda, not the charismatic, smooth talking politician we have seen up to this point. He is no JFK.
Romney is no better, so we really don't have a good choice in November. Congress has the lowest approval rating ever, and There is a good chance that Republicans will gain more seats in both houses of Congress, so things could get much worse in the next 4 years.

2:53PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Roger H, I see you don't address the habit of Dumbya to issue signing statements outlining which parts of laws he signed he would enforce and which parts he didn't consider to be actual parts of the law. There's no such thing as a worthwhile conservative as they all hate everything that America has always claimed to stand for.

No surprise that during the revolution most conservatives backed the king.

2:48PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

This is for Rudy B:

"So Kasai, you say Romney should go to prison. Hmmm. What crime did he commit? Tell me factually what laws he has broken?"

He cast his vote using his son's unfinished basement in MA while living in CA. That's voter fraud which is a felony which carries a 5 year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine. Now apologize to the world for your lack of knowledge.

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