September 23rd, 2012
09:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Battleground polls seem to give Obama upper hand over Romney

Washington (CNN) – With the conventions fading into the rearview mirror and the first presidential debate fast approaching, new polls in crucial swing states suggest that GOP nominee Mitt Romney's road to the White House is becoming a more challenging ride.

Polls are a snapshot of how people feel right now. The election is still 6½ weeks away, with three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate between now and then that have the potential to change people's minds. But the numbers in many of these new surveys seem to favor President Barack Obama over Romney.

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  1. 200 TON HAMMER

    Thank you ohio middle class you woke up and see that mitt romney is not for you and your beautiful middleclass familes

    September 23, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  2. Proud American

    Funny hoe desperate that CNN & the MSM are to make people believe this. But when a person does their own research into websites of the papers of these states the polls there show something entirely different. One poll that is doing polling for Obama has already been caught giving credit to Obama when a answering machine picks up, and another has admitted to polling their calls to 65% democrats. The wonderful thing there is even with 65% of the people being polled Obama only had a 7% lead.

    September 23, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. GI Joe

    Uh – some of us are voting now, or next week, or the week after, for Obama/Biden because we are sick of the lies coming out of Ryan/Romney's mouths. Get it over with and get on with your life.

    No matter what Ryan/Romney say, it is usually a lie, even about something so unimportant as marathon times or hiding off-shore account amounts.

    I do know this much, we do NOT need BiBi setting our foreign policy and forcing us to lose our men and women and money fighting a war for him. Why have we given him $40 Billion and weapons year after year after year? So he can fight his own wars.

    September 23, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    It is not battleground that matter–it is that stupid Mitt Romney that spoke about 47% of the Middle Class Americans that FLARED-UP. Just realize. People lost trust in GOP, true. As I said these guys in GOP have no morality, no ethics, no integrity and no standards. GREED. Do these idiots know Israel is cashing our stupidity by instigating us to the task of WARS? Why not they go? Why not they send their men? Why not they spend? Did these Israelis send a dime to Katrina victims. Coin has two sides. Folks, do not be sheer rused by plots of GOP.

    September 23, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    Amateurs count popular votes. Professionals count states. Obama needs Florida and any one other swing state. Romney needs Florida and 5 others, or everything but Florida. Tough, but not impossible. Problem is, he's alienated the Ron Paul supporters with their treatment at the convention, women with his anti-abortion and anti-contraception statements, Hispanics other than Cuban-Americans with his immigration stance, and most of the middle class with that 47% line. He is fast becoming the Dukakis of the GOP.

    September 23, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Did media forget libertarian Party candidate for President Gary Johnson?

    If Gary Johnson gets 5% to 9% votes in south Romney may lose couple of state in south
    Libertarian disagree with Republican Party on abortion, Iran, Fed and many Ron Paul supporters disagree with Romney

    September 23, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  7. pbk

    We Americans should still be very very worried about ballots and voting machine corruption. The stunt that OH Secy of State Ken Blackwell pulled for George Bush in 2004 should never be allowed to happen again. When the media shows pictures of those lines of people standing in the rain and cold, they don't mention that Ken Blackwell was responsible for taking away voting machines. He should be held liable for what he did and his name should be assoiated with that always.

    September 23, 2012 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  8. Anthony

    Romney trails the president even though the unemployment rate is over 8%. Romney seems to be focused on fundraising rather than campaigning. Romney is behind in almost all of the battleground states, including both Ohio and Florida. He is behind by 7 points in Ohio in the NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll. He is behind by 5 points in Florida in the FOX News poll. If Romney loses either state, the election is over.

    People, it is time to ask the obvious questions. If Romney can't manage a campaign, why do people think he can manage an economy? If Romney can't turn around his own campaign even though he has hundreds of millions in campaign funds, why do people think he can turn around an economy?

    September 23, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  9. Lionel

    Most people have already made up their mind and Obama is more presidential than Robme.

    Romney thinks he deserves the presidency and have not done much campaigning. Republicans left the country with an economic mess and two wars and now they are complaining that Obama did not clean it up fast enough.

    Romney, the Gaffeoholic will not win. The American voter is not stupid, they have seen what the Republican congress has done to Obama, blocking every bill that he proposes. Had the jobs bill and farm bills passed congress, we would have had over 1 million more jobs.

    Latinos for Obama 2012

    September 23, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  10. Phil Thomas

    The Romney/Ryan ticket did not have a campaign try simply plotted against a sitting president. They had a 24/7 network in their back pocket. They had millionaires willing to buy their very own president giving a ton of money thanks to citizens united. They told more blatant, bold faced easy to disprobpve lies than I've ever seen. It just shows democracy works, that audio tape is a sliver, a crack in the door into Mittens head. They clearly thought they could brain wash people with lies and it's failing and will fail

    September 23, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  11. Pete

    As more and more voters see Romney as what he is,a wealthy Mormon moron that lies to suit his needs not caring for whom he hurts just as long as he gets what he wants in the end they'll turn to Pres.Obama the only sane adult in this presidencial campaign.If you read or research its perfectly clear that racially bigotted republicans will do what they have to in making this AfricanAmerican president our first to be a one termer .That's fact in the obstructionists in the senate as well as congress turning down job bills or anything that could help advance our citizens ,they consider it collateral damage in their agandas because that's what they were put there for.People have to see beyond the lies and deceptions that these maniacal republicans have done so far in this presidencial campaign,its all about them,nothing for the good of the people because corporate America is picking up the tab on this one,don't forget it!!This was made possible by your republican led SCOTUS in Citizens United,be proud of them people for they too have sold out,no more unbiased views,no more nonpartisanship,no more judicial ethics,morals,its been bought and paid for by corporations to advance their cause to deregulate and return corporate America back to power at voters expense,we'll lose if Romney wins remember that,its in the cards,you'll see!!

    September 23, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. harold

    Romney fades as people begin to realize the while Republicans talk freedom and fiscal restraint, in the aggregate their policies would result in the transfer of wealth from the middle class to the very wealthy.

    September 23, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. twodm

    The Republicans can suspend belief on Taxes, Terrorism, Global Warming, Evolution, Medicare, and a lot of other issues. So they are practiced in fairy tales, and some of them will believe it, but not enough to get Mitt elected. The Republicans are in the curious position of having to convince the country that it is in terrible shape, but it is not their fault. In fact, even though all the economic indicators are improving, Mitt has to argue that he could somehow do better, even though he would adopt the same terrible policies that W. did, which got us into this mess to begin with.

    September 23, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |