Polls Show Obama Leading Big Among Women, In Florida, Narrowly Behind In North Carolina
Lifetime Television Poll: Obama Leading Among Women 52%-36% Alexandra Jaffe, in a post for The Hill reports that a new Lifetime Television poll "of women nationwide shows...a full 52 percent...back...while 36 percent support Romney." Jaffe notes that "a plurality of those women, 47 percent, say jobs and the economy is the most important issue, with healthcare coming in a distant second."
The Los Angeles Times reports, "As Republicans prepare to get their storm-delayed convention underway in Florida, a new poll shows President Obama clinging to a narrow lead in the state." The "polls released by CNN and Time magazine" show Obama ahead of Mitt Romney in Florida ("50%-46% among likely voters and 51%-42% among all registered voters"), with Romney leading in North Carolina among likely voters (48%-47%) but trailing 48%-46% among registered voters.
Conservative Poll: 70% Say US In A Recession, But Obama Leading In Swing States The Christian Science Monitor reports that "according to polling released Monday by the conservative group Resurgent Republic," which "given to reporters at a...briefing at the Republican National Convention in Tampa," 54% of respondents "say the country isn't moving 'forward,' Mr. Obama's campaign slogan, and nearly 7 in 10 believe the nation is in a recession." Moreover, "nearly 6 in 10 Americans say the federal government's financial situation is worse today than when Obama took office in 2009." The poll, however, "included favorable signs for the president," such as a "three-point edge among voters in swing states (48 percent to 45 percent)."
National Polls Show Tight Race The RealClearPolitics average of recent polling on the presidential race between President Obama and Mitt Romney shows the President ahead 46.8% to 45.7%. Rassmussen's survey of 1,500 "likely voters" (8/24-8/26) has the President ahead 47%-44%. Gallup's tracking poll of 3,050 "registered voters" (8/20-8/26) shows Romney leading 47%-46%. A WPost/ABC News poll of 857 "registered voters" also has Romney in the lead 47%-46%.