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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:25 PM

PPP: Obama beating Romney 55-39 in MA

Mitt Romney's chances of winning Massachusetts in the election this fall continue to look pretty minuscule. He trails Barack Obama 55-39 in the state where he served as Governor. That at least represents some tightening from our last poll in March when he was down 58-35, but it doesn't suggest much of a chance to make the state competitive.

Romney does not have a good image in Massachusetts. Only 39% of voters have a favorable opinion of him to 56% with a negative one. When they reflect on Romney's tenure as Governor, only 40% say they approve of the work he did to 46% who disapprove. That represents a downturn since 3 months ago when voters in the state approved of his time in office by a 48/40 spread, suggesting that the Obama's campaigns attacks on his tenure are having an impact.

Massachusetts voters don't even really regard Romney as one of their own despite his time as Governor- only 25% say they consider him to be a Bay Stater, while 65% say they do not. There doesn't seem to be a state that wants to lay claim to Romney- when we polled Michigan last month, only 24% of voters said they considered him to be one of their own to 65% who said they did not.

Obama has decent approval numbers in the state, with 53% of voters giving him good marks to 43% who disapprove. The two candidates are getting about equal portions of their party bases, with Obama taking 85% of Democrats and Romney 86% of Republicans. Romney's up 47-45 with independents, but that's a sharp contrast from the 57-33 lead Scott Brown had with them in the Senate numbers we released yesterday.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/

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Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2012 #1
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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. Does that bring down-ticket momentum?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:49 PM

2. Still too close for my tastes. The real question is whether or not Obama has any coattails

to bring Warren along with him.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:16 PM

3. He's 16-points up and she's even. According to PPP Obama has a big lead among

independents who are undecided in the senate race, but those same independents think equally highly of both Warren and Brown.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:02 PM

5. I simply don't get that at all. :(

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:23 PM

4. The people that know him best..

reject him!!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:38 PM

6. Not a big enough lead

It's not actually a very big lead. Sure, it's enough to win with, but it's not the type of margin Obama won MA by in 2008.

In order to really send a statement, Obama needs to be leading Mittens by more than that.

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