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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:33 AM

Washington Post polls: Obama lead in Ohio, edge in Fla. hamper Romney path to victory

Source: WaPo

By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen,

President Obama has grabbed a significant lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio and holds a slender edge in Florida, according to two new polls by the Washington Post that indicate there are fresh hurdles in the way of the Republican nominee’s best route to victory in the Electoral College.

Among likely voters, Obama is ahead of Romney in Ohio by 52 to 44 percent. In Florida, the president is up 51 to 47 percent, a numerical but not statistically significant edge. Among all registered Florida voters, Obama is up nine percentage points.

The new numbers come one week after a Washington Post poll in Virginia showing Obama with a clear lead there. More than half of all money spent in the campaign has focused on these three states, and many analysts say Romney has to win two of the three to capture the White House.

The past few weeks have been difficult for the Romney campaign, and the nominee’s advisers vowed to hit the reset button this week. But with the first debate scheduled for Oct. 3, the Romney is under new pressure to get his campaign refocused.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/washington-post-poll-obama-lead-in-ohio-edge-in-fla-narrow-romneys-path-to-victory/2012/09/25/aba76e22-068c-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboNP

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Reply Washington Post polls: Obama lead in Ohio, edge in Fla. hamper Romney path to victory (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 2012 OP
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2012 #1
Cosmocat Sep 2012 #3
Xipe Totec Sep 2012 #2
KurtNYC Sep 2012 #4
LibDemAlways Sep 2012 #5
AndyTiedye Sep 2012 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:37 AM

1. I can only imagine the copy if Romney was up 4 and over 50% in Florida

Benefit of the doubt and all that for the WP, but can you hear what that paragraph would sound like if the numbers were reversed?

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:20 AM

3. Obama campaign in death throes

or Romney on verge of check mating Obama.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:54 AM

2. Romney path to victory? WaPo, your bias is showing. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:35 AM

4. if Romney's negatives go any higher it will be a 'Romney path to exile'

He has insulted about 85% of Americans so far.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:44 AM

5. Use of the phrase "path to victory" definitely shows some wishful thinking on the

part of WaPo. How will they headline Obama's win? "Romney Stumbles on Path to Victory"? Pathetic excuse for journalism.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 05:42 PM

6. They No Longer Bother to Attempt to Hide It

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