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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:21 AM

Narrow lead? In 12 battleground states, Pres. Obama has an 8 point advantage in WSJ/NBC poll

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll finds that Obama edges Mitt Romney 47 percent to 44 percent nationwide. In 12 battleground states identified by the pollsters, Obama has an 8 point lead, beating Romney 50 percent to 42 percent. That's up from 48 percent to 42 percent in May's poll.

link: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/poll-obama-maintains-narrow-lead-127383.html


The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Wednesday found Obama leading in three swing states:

Florida: Obama 45 -- Romney 41
Ohio: Obama 47 -- Romney 38
Pennsylvania: Obama 45 -- Romney 39.


. . . if Romney had this same margin as Barack Obama, they'd be calling the President's reelection campaign over. It's not a 2008-style margin, but this isn't 2008. It's a testament to his efforts in office and to his campaign to have such a competitive margin of support in the face of such a volatile economy and such a turbulent political year.

Remember, past candidacies have overcome deficits at this point in the election season and gone on to victory in November. We can take heart from these numbers that our efforts in organizing and outreach in support of this President are making a difference where it matters in this campaign. Direct support for the Obama campaign is also expanding and intensifying along with the poll numbers.

Although, there is some apprehension about the money race . . .

from OFA:

The Romney campaign raises more than we do, and the math isn't hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romney's campaign raised more than three-quarters of its money from individuals giving $1,000 or more.

More than 2.2 million Americans have already chipped in for us.

We can be outspent and still win—but we can't be outspent 10 to 1 and still win.


Still, the real strength of the Obama campaign right now is their support from actual individuals. Boston Globe spelled it out:

As of the end of April, 43 percent of the donors who contributed to the Obama campaign gave $200 or less, generating a total of $88.5 million, according to the Campaign Finance Institute, a nonpartisan Washington research group. By contrast, only 10 percent of those who gave to former governor Mitt Romney’s campaign had made donations of $200 or less, accounting for $9.8 million . . .

While Obama has embarked on a grass-roots fund-raising drive based largely on small donations, as he did four years ago, Romney has relied on contributions from more generous donors to his campaign, and unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and corporations to the independent super PACs sympathetic to his candidacy . . .

“Small donations matter a lot because they indicate enthusiasm and energy for a campaign,’’ said Rob Gray, a Boston political consultant who was an adviser to Republican John McCain’s 2008 campaign. “The shortage of small donors means the Republican and conservative base is not jumping on board with Romney in big numbers - at least not yet.’’

“Obama has a huge advantage there,’’ said Philip W. Johnston, an Obama fund-raiser and former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, noting Romney’s reliance on wealthier donors. “Wall Street bankers are unlikely to be knocking on doors in the neighborhood anytime soon.’



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Reply Narrow lead? In 12 battleground states, Pres. Obama has an 8 point advantage in WSJ/NBC poll (Original post)
bigtree Jun 2012 OP
uponit7771 Jun 2012 #1
Historic NY Jun 2012 #2
malaise Jun 2012 #3
bigtree Jun 2012 #4
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 #5
Scurrilous Jun 2012 #6
truedelphi Jun 2012 #7
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2012 #8

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:23 AM

1. This is the 3rd or 4th poll that has rMoney in the low 40s upper 30s in swing states....

....no wonder Trap rMoney is saying they're running out of cash...cause the GOP is holding on the PAC money for themselves.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:39 AM

2. Reminds me to get in before the end of the month

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:43 AM

3. Distort, obfuscate or lie

That's the role of the corporate media - and the money keeps rolling in. They would sell the entire American democracy for that Citizens United money.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:26 PM

4. we're going to see just what our democracy is made of

. . . in this election.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:26 PM

5. good news!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:27 PM

6. Thanks.

K & R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:00 PM

7. Two words that trump any 4 to 8% lead in the polls:

Voting equipment.

If it's hackable, the President we will get will be the one that the Powers that be have decided upon.

And right now, 90% of all the people voting in this nation are voting on hackable machinery. (If you vote on paper ballots, find out if it is Opti Scan machinery that counts them, or hand count. Opti Scan is as hackable as everything else.)

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:20 PM

8. K&R

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