Obama Can't Break 47% Even In Oregon!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Oregon should be an Obama stronghold. But he can't even get to 50%. 8% are still undecided!

    President Barack Obama holds a relatively narrow lead of six points over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Oregon, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian. …

    It shows Obama leading Romney 47 percent to 41 percent, with 8 percent undecided. Three percent of voters said they would vote for someone else and 1 percent said they would not vote in the race.

    When an incumbent Democrat can’t get to 50% in a deeply blue state like Oregon, that’s a bad sign. So too is sudden Romney enthusiasm, although it has yet to be reflected in the polls:

    Democratic officials continued to express optimism that Obama would win Oregon, which hasn’t gone for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984. But Republican activists said GOP voters in the state have shown a boost of enthusiasm that has energized Romney voters in recent weeks.

    “We are seeing incredible enthusiasm at the grass-roots level,” said Greg Leo, executive director of the Oregon Republican Party. He said the demand for lawn signs surged around the state following Romney’s strong showing in the first debate.

    Trent Lutz, executive director of the Democratic Party of Oregon, noted that “we’ve had a number of close statewide elections” that almost always wind up going to Democrats. He said he was confident that the president still retains the support of most Oregon voters and that the Obama campaign has a stronger get-out-the-vote operation in the state that will pay dividends.
  2. exGOPer


    Yea, because he got 55%.