Obama ahead of Romney in presidential elections: Poll

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 12:48

Washington: US President Barack Obama is apparently surging ahead of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the presidential race, as he extends a considerable lead in key battle ground states, a series of latest opinion polls have shown.

But Romney campaign insists that they are not worried by these latest polls.
The latest Gallup tracking and Bloomberg polls results released yesterday showed that Obama is leading over Romney by 6 points.

The National Journal polls revealed Obama`s lead by seven points, while the US President was leading by three points in a Politico poll.

It`s only the Rasmussen poll in which Obama and Romney are seen at a tie.
Real Clear Politics which keeps track of all the recent national polls, Obama has lead of four points over Romney if the average of all these polls is taken.

But the very fact that Obama`s popularity exceed 50 percent among likely voters in key battle ground states, has given a new boost to the Obama Campaign ahead of the presidential elections which is a little over six week ahead.

The New York Times/Quinnipiac University/CBS news polls said that in Florida Obama leads Romney 53 to 44 percent in the poll.

In Ohio, which no Republican has won the presidency without; Obama is leading Romney 53 percent to 43 percent in the poll.

The polls shows that Obama has widened his lead over Romney and is outperforming him on nearly every major campaign issue, even though about half said they were disappointed in Obama`s presidency, the daily reported yesterday.

"The wide difference between the two candidates is not just a result of Romney`s bad week. In Ohio and Florida, votes are basically split down the middle on whether the country and they and their families are worse or better off than they were four years ago," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

However, Romney said he`s not worried about the new surveys.

"Polls go up and down, but frankly you`re going to see the support that I need to become president on Election Day," he told the CNN in an interview.

"The public polls are what the public polls are. I kind of hope the Obama campaign is basing their campaign on what the public polls say. We don`t. We have confidence in our data and our metrics," Rich Beeson, Romney`s political director, said.

"I feel confident where we are in each one of our states. I have great faith in our data," he said.


First Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 12:47

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