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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 09:53 AM

NBC/Marist/WSJ Poll: Even After Listless Debate, Obama Leads By 6 In Ohio

Source: TPM

Itís still unclear what the long-term fallout from President Barack Obamaís lackluster debate performance will be, but a poll released Thursday shows he continues to hold the upper-hand in the coveted bellwether of Ohio.

Thatís the upshot of the latest survey from NBC News, Marist College and the Wall Street Journal, which shows Obama leading Romney among likely Buckeye State voters, 51 percent to 45 percent. While thatís a 2-point uptick for Romney since the previous NBC/Marist/WSJ poll Ohio released a week ago, which showed Obama up 51 percent to 43 percent, votersí impressions of the two candidates have remained largely the same.

Fifty-one percent of Ohio voters view Obama favorably, down only 1-point from the previous poll, which was conducted in late-September and early-October. The 44 percent of Ohio voters who view the president unfavorably is unchanged. Obamaís job approval rating has inched up a point to 49 percent. Meanwhile, Romneyís own favorability rating is up 2 points to 44 percent, although half of Ohio voters still have an unfavorable view of the Republican nominee ó virtually the same as the last NBC/Marist/WSJ poll.

Ohio voters still prefer Obama over Romney when it comes to the economy and foreign policy; in fact, the president has slightly widened his lead in those areas over the last week. Obama tops Romney on the question of which candidate would do a better job on the economy, 49 percent to 45 percent, a 1-point improvement for the president since the previous NBC/Marist/WSJ poll. Additionally, Obamaís 12-point edge over Romney on foreign policy amounts to a 1-point improvement since last week.

Read more: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/nbc-poll-after-debate-obama-ohio.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

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Reply NBC/Marist/WSJ Poll: Even After Listless Debate, Obama Leads By 6 In Ohio (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #1
meadowlark5 Oct 2012 #2
Alekei_Firebird Oct 2012 #3
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #4
BlueCaliDem Oct 2012 #5
bigdarryl Oct 2012 #6
byoung6 Oct 2012 #7
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #8
cheezmaka Oct 2012 #11
ywcachieve Oct 2012 #9
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2012 #10
bamacrat Oct 2012 #12
Bigredhunk Oct 2012 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 09:55 AM

1. Go Buckeyes! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 09:59 AM

2. Just keep Ohio away from Romney

I hope the good numbers continue. Keep Ohio away from Romney and then his chances of winning are over

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

3. Save for a couple of outliers like Pew and IBD, it looks as though the debate didn't change anything

Rasmussen polls are still tight, just like pre-debate. Obama still leads beyond the MOE in states like OH and PA and MI and WI, while the race remains a toss-up in FL and VA and CO. Obama's favorability and approval ratings are above 50%.

It's gotta be disheartening for Romney, hehe.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:01 AM

4. Word. We need their pictures together; Obama's says Lackluster, Romney's says Liar

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:01 AM

5. Excellent! It'll be Ohio that saves the country!

If Willard can't win Ohio and he can't break his 20+ percent of the Latino vote, it's over and we get to send him back into oblivion.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:19 AM

6. I can't believe the media is still talking about a debate that was over a week ago

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:07 AM

7. I am in Ohio and I can tell you

the buckeye state is all about Obama! Mitt and Ryan have been having trouble even gathering a crowd on theyre stops in Ohio. Any talk to the contrary has been the media trying to keep viewers on edge so they will watch everything they can. I am really pretty disgusted with most news programs this election. Way to much hype over every little thing.

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Response to byoung6 (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:18 AM

8. Good to hear, thanks Ohio.

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Response to byoung6 (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:32 AM

11. Thanks byoung6...

I heard that Mitt had to "bus" in a lot of people to make it a crowd. It's the same here in Michigan.
Welcome to DU!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:28 AM

9. Shout-out to O-HI-O!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:31 AM

10. Good news!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:41 AM

12. If PBO wins OH, I don't see a way Rmoney can win. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 01:58 PM

13. Great News!

It's amazing that -- even if you just go along with the narrative that Obama lost the debate...that style is all that matter...lying is no biggie -- we're still talking about the debate as if that's all there is. There's a mountain of shit that Robme has done/said/lied about, but all that matters is one debate? All the rest of that stuff doesn't exist anymore?

Ugh.

Good news re: Ohio though.

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