President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Abortion, gay marriage and swing states, oh my! A slew of new polling paints a difficult road ahead for President Obama in Florida, record support for same-sex marriage nationally as well as a near-record number of Americans identifying as ‘pro-life’ when it comes to abortion. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads Obama 47 […]
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Doug Schoen’s Perspective: Two new polls present vastly different pictures of the upcoming presidential election. According to Fox News, Obama has a 46 percent to 39 percent advantage over Romney if the election were held today (field work was conducted May 13-15). The national debt clock, as pictured here at a Feb. 24 town hall meeting where Romney spoke. The national debt promises to figure prominently in the presidential election. […]
Two new polls present vastly different pictures of the upcoming presidential election. According to Fox News, Obama has a 46 percent to 39 percent advantage over Romney if the election were held today (fieldwork was conducted May 13-15). In contrast, the CBS News/NY Times poll had Romney ahead of Obama with 46 percent to 43 percent of the vote (fieldwork May 11-13). How can these disparate results be reconciled? The […]
Almost two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, polls provide some measure of the impact – zero. Gallup’s tracking poll average for May 1-7 – the period that ended with Vice President Joe Biden’s statement that he supported same-sex marriage – showed Mitt Romney ahead of Obama by 3 points – 47 percent-44 percent. And the tracking poll average over the past seven days? Romney […]