Obama above 50% in some battleground polls
September 26th, 2012
12:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama above 50% in some battleground polls

(CNN) - New polls in three swing states indicate President Barack Obama exceeding 50% support among likely voters and holding leads of nine to 12 points over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Fueling those numbers, the four polls suggest that Romney has lost his edge on the economy, an issue on which the challenger has based his campaign.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. truth hurts

    Great news.... Looks like Obama has kept the USA down so long that people have accepted record high unemployment and record debt as the new normal. It shouldn't be long now until the country comes crashing down under a pile of debt. Better prepare people, it is going to get real ugly in this country in a few years when the Chinese stop funding our fanstasy, or the printing presses have flooded the country with worthless dollars. Four more years of Obama will seal our fate.

    September 26, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  2. myviewis

    We'll just have to make sure we send our state's unemployment and all of our bills to be paid to Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio people since they have it so good in the economy, let them pay for everyone else including college tuition, they're are making the big bucks working in the auto industry. Why should the other states suffer financially when these 3 states can pay for everyone else's horrible financial situation?????

    September 26, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  3. Ray

    The undecided people are deciding ....republican candidate is 'out of touch' to say in a soft manner

    September 26, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. FactCheck

    "By the way, don't be expecting a huge cut in taxes because I'm also going to lower deductions and exemptions."
    -Mitt Romney in Ohio.

    Now you know where he stands. Enjoy!

    September 26, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  5. ST

    When I hear my republican friends denying that these polls are not correct, I ask myself don't they realise that Romney's remark of "47%" touched nerves of many?? In my opinion, it was worse than what Rev. Wright said as Romney's words came straight from his own mouth. Also not releasing more of his Tax Returns, has turned off a lot.

    September 26, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Willard's campaign can keep thinking they're standing good in the polls. That's that republican bubble of denial they're living in.

    September 26, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. FactCheck

    We'll just have to make sure we send our state's unemployment and all of our bills to be paid to Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
    --------

    Educate yourself and you'd see that the Blue States have been paying the bills for the Red States for quite some time. Now quit whining like the 47% that Romney says that you are part of.

    September 26, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Americans far and wide have your back Mr. President.
    You fought and were there for us.
    Keep up the great work Ohio!
    Romney will say and do anything to get two more votes but you know he is not in it for us.
    This President is.
    We're in!

    Obama 2012 FOR America AND all Americans.

    September 26, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. Ray

    Really at this point the common people think that the presidential election is over Mr Romney dont have real option to win on November after all the mistakes he made..we are looking the tragic end of a bad campaign and we dont know what happened with him and his consultants..we are sorry for them.....

    September 26, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  10. Tabeth

    Dear Friends,
    Mitt does not even believe the public poll Data. Only his own data even on the 7th of November he will be belive only his!

    September 26, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. Four and The Door

    I do ook forward to the debates. The more Romney's message and capabilities get out the more people will understand that the political attacks on him have been unfounded and misplaced by a desperate incumbent.

    September 26, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  12. Jeff in TX

    On the one hand, good news for Obama. On the other, it's still too early and this is just noise.

    September 26, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  13. Al-NY,NY

    Fueling those numbers, the four polls suggest that Romney has lost his edge on the economy, an issue on which the challenger has based his campaign.
    --------

    when you freely admit that you don't care about 47% of the population because they are lazy moochers....duh

    September 26, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  14. Shared Denominator...

    The common denominator that both Parties share Dems & GOP alike is that both parties have outside Extremists guiding them who are hijacking the democratic process as well as "We the People's Government" and take away the right to choose without interference....from....Extremists, Big-Corporations, Big Unions..etc...Hopefully a true American-Patriot
    will emerge before the Nov 6/2012 election to rally and urge the American'Voters to listen to their inner-voice and cast the VOTE of thair own choosing....

    September 26, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. CB FL

    With all the early voting this race will be over before Nov.

    September 26, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. mcskadittle

    The debates should be interesting, i am sure that romney will put his foot in his mouth again

    September 26, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  17. tammyk tammy

    Democracy is not a spectator sport. VOTE OBAMA 2012.

    September 26, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  18. SMKO

    Obama needs to continue leading this country. 4 years were not enough to fix the damage made by W. Bush for 8 years. Mitt, is not for the job. He is for the title and for the personal agenda. He does not see us the 47%, and he does not want to see us. As he said (MY JOB NOT TO WORRIE ABOUT THESE 47%)

    September 26, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  19. Rick McDaniel

    This network would claim he was ahead even if he was really 20 points behind. It is democratic Party controlled.

    September 26, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  20. g

    the republican road show is having trouble selling tickets

    September 26, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  21. the situation

    Romney, do you hear that? THE END IS NEAR!

    September 26, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  22. DumbasRocks [R]s

    Hey "truth", you are aptly named. What are you going to do with all that fine paste you are sitting on?

    The American PEOPLE know:
    1) Both the debt and the high unemployment were intitiated and continued by ignorant and selfish [R] policies.
    2) The country is in danger of "crashing" due to the party of "no", who carry-on a policy of party-first.
    3) The polls are showing you emptyheaded rightwingers that your purposeful, uberpartisan ignorance and fearmongering is not attractive to intelligent Americans.
    4) Four more years of Obama and we will have the mid-1990's all over again: adult, clear-thinking [D]s dragging immature [R] drama-queens kicking-and-screaming out of their [R]-caused FAILURE and into prosperity.

    September 26, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  23. RogueRobots

    Romneyhood has run his campaign just like he would run this country, focusing on fundraising among the wealthy elite while ignoring the need to get out among the people. He says the top 2% are doing fine but wants to give them a tax break anyhow even as they sit on piles of money and refuse to create jobs. If you are part of the 47% or the 99%, know that this man and the corporate CEOs that he represents do not care about you. This robot cares about profits over people as his personal history has show time and time again. Vote Obama 2012. Or if you have issues with Obama, then vote Gary Johnson or write in Ron Paul or Snooki or Snoopy or Mickey Mouse, or Scrooge. Anybody but Romneyhood.

    September 26, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  24. Facts don't Lie

    This race is FAR from over trust me. As long as Mitt has a bottomless pit of money and some voters can be kept from the polls even though voter fraud has yet to be proven and Mitt keeps the over age 52 white male vote on his side. After 2000 I don't trust any election until the last vote is counted. All this projection stuff is news filler.....

    September 26, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  25. LacrosseMom

    Sweeeeeeet! Of course, since the GOP does not like the polls, they are 'creating' their own!

    I believe the numbers in favor of President Obama are even higher! Because pollsters typically do not have cell phone numbers to call.

    OBAMA 2012.......YES WE DID.......AND YEAH.....WE WILL AGAIN!!!

    September 26, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
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