Romney Pulls Even In Ohio - It's Curtains For Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. pspr


    The closest Dispatch Poll in modern history shows the races for president and U.S. Senate in a dead heat in battleground Ohio.

    For the record, Republican Mitt Romney holds a “lead” of 0.22 percentage point over President Barack Obama. That’s a mere 2 votes out of more than 1,730 cast for president in the mail poll.

    By comparison, Sen. Sherrod Brown has a landslide going over GOP state Treasurer Josh Mandel with a margin of 0.87 point. That’s a whopping 15-ballot bulge.

    The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 2.1 percentage points, so the takeaway is that the presidential matchup is tied at 45 percent and the Senate struggle at 44 percent among likely voters.

    As the intense and expensive presidential campaign rounds the corner through two weeks of political conventions and heads for the fall home stretch, the candidates must try to win over the 10 percent of Ohio voters who remain undecided.

    Many are in groups already being carried easily by Romney: Protestants, nonunion households, residents of southeastern Ohio.

    Others, however, are in the demographics where Obama is prevailing, such as low-income households. And nearly half the undecided voters said they voted for Obama in 2008.

    In the Senate race, 12 percent of voters haven’t yet made up their minds.

    The survey bears out the observation of many party leaders and political consultants: Central Ohio is the heart of this presidential war zone this year. The Columbus media market, won narrowly by Obama four years ago, is just as deadlocked as the statewide poll.

    Signs of voter unhappiness are sprinkled throughout the poll.

    Sixty-two percent say the country is on the wrong track. A total of 55 percent — including 1 out of 7 Obama supporters — say the president’s performance since taking office has been worse than they hoped.

    Only 27 percent say Romney’s much-touted experience with Bain Capital is a good thing in preparing him to be president; 53 percent of his supporters agree, but 45 percent say it doesn’t make any difference.

    Judging from comments by poll participants, it’s hard to tell whether Ohioans are for one candidate as much as they are against the other.
  2. Obama is going to lose! LOL
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  4. Brass