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Romney Adds to Lead in Florida, Obama Tops National Polls

Romney Adds to Lead in Florida, Obama Tops National Polls

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 […]

It’s Still About the Economy

It’s Still About the Economy

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. […]

Romney And Obama: What The Polls Really Tell Us

Romney And Obama: What The Polls Really Tell Us

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 […]

Obama’s same-sex marriage announcement hasn’t moved the polls

Obama’s same-sex marriage announcement hasn’t moved the polls

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 […]