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Obama May be in Big Trouble

Gov. Mitt Romney has extended his lead in the latest Gallup tracking poll of likely voters to seven points, a sizable number well outside the poll’s margin of error of two points. He now leads 52-45 percent. The polling at the swing state level is closer, and the Obama people go on and on about how Romney can’t win without Ohio, but let’s be clear:

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Romney Up Six in New Gallup Poll

The latest Gallup tracking poll puts Romney up by six points, 51-45 percent. And this AFTER Gallup submitted to bullying by Axelrod and changed its methodology. The results are based on a seven day rolling average and do not include interviews done after last night’s debate.

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Obama Gets No Help From Unemployment Drop

A report one week ago showing that unemployment had dipped from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent seems to be providing no help to President Obama, as polls show Gov. Mitt Romney hanging on to the bounce he got from his performance in the October 3 debate. Three national polls taken after the unemployment report was released last Friday – by Rasmussen, Fox News, and Monmouth/Survey

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Gallup: Ryan Pick Has Little Effect on Polls

Gov. Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate has not moved polls in a statistically significant fashion, suggesting that while not an immediate boon to Romney, concerns that picking the fiscal hawk who wants to revamp Medicare has not driven voters away. Ryan’s effect on the polls could change in the coming weeks, as Ryan presents himself to voters

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Trailing in the Polls, Obama Scurries to Save Colorado

President Obama is allotting a full two days this week to campaigning in Colorado, and a new Qunnipiac/CBS/New York Times poll provides a simple explanation: The president now trails in a state he won handily over John McCain in 2008. The poll of 1,463 likely voters gives Gov. Mitt Romney a a five point lead over Obama, 50-45 percent. This represents a dramatic swing from

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Obama: I Would Win if the Election Were Today

President Obama says he thinks he would win the election if voters went to the polls today. Speaking at a fundraiser in New York City Monday, Obama acknowledged the contest would be close, and he urged supporters to help him stay ahead. So upshot is if the election were held today, I think it would be close  but I think we’d win.  And we now

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NY Times: Romney has Slight Edge in Poll

A new poll by the New York Times gives Mitt Romney a slight edge over President Obama, as Americans’ disapproval of Obama’s handling of the economy grows: With job growth tailing off since spring and the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, wondering aloud whether the labor market is “stuck in the mud,” the poll showed a significant shift in opinion about Mr. Obama’s handling

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Poll: Obama Better Than Romney on Alien Invasion

No, this is not an article about immigration surges. According to a new survey commissioned by the National Geographic Channel, nearly 65 percent of Americans believe President Obama is better equipped to handle an alien incursion from outer space than Mitt Romney. Doesn’t sound like a campaign issue to you? Well, 36 percent in the poll said they thought flying saucers are real, and 48

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Does “Blame Bush First” Work?

President Obama is widely ridiculed and criticized, including by me, for blaming all his problems on George W. Bush. Obama’s motto, carefully constructed by his political operatives, remains, “The buck stops here.” Of course, “here” being Dallas, Texas, WHERE BUSH LIVES. But Obama and his advisers may be onto something. No, it’s still untrue. I mean, yes, President Obama walked into a bad situation, though

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Obama Gay Marriage Stand May be Hurting Him

Twice as many Americans say President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage will make them less likely to vote for him than say it will make them more likely, according to a new poll by Gallup. Notice the key point here, which is that nearly a quarter of independents say it will make them less likely to support the president. So while Americans are equally divided

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Poll: Romney Leads Obama 50-43 percent

The presidential tracking poll released by pollster Scott Rasmussen this morning puts Mitt Romney seven points ahead of President Obama, a possible sign that some Obama supporters are turned off by Obama’s announcement this week that he supports gay marriage. The poll is based on a three day rolling average, which suggests it includes a portion of people surveyed since Obama’s position became known midday Wednesday.

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Gallup || Obama Approval at 50 Percent

President Obama has been at 50 percent approval in the Gallup daily tracking poll for the past two days, a sign that his popularity has genuinely increased since its lows last summer when he had creeped down to 38 percent. In addition, Gallup finds that Obama leads Romney by seven points, 49-42 percent, with the president’s position improving lately among independents. That half the country

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