... SNIP ...Pew Research
With an eight-point lead over Mitt Romney among likely voters, Obama holds a bigger September lead than the last three candidates who went on to win in November, including Obama four years ago. ... SNIP ...
His support is stronger than his rival’s, and is positive rather than negative. Mitt Romney’s backers are more ardent than they were pre-convention, but are still not as enthusiastic as Obama’s. Roughly half of Romney’s supporters say they are voting against Obama rather than for the Republican nominee. With the exception of Bill Clinton in 1992, candidates lacking mostly positive backing have lost in November.
Obama continues to be the more likable candidate by a substantial margin; his favorability rating has risen to 55% from 50% in late July, with 42% now expressing an unfavorable view of him.Go read the link; there are six pages of polling goodness there. My conclusions:
Romney’s favorability also has risen, from 37% in July to 45% currently. But more (50%) continue to view Romney unfavorably.
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Obama now leads Romney by nearly three-to-one (66% to 23%) as the candidate who connects well with ordinary Americans – an even wider margin than in June.
- Obama is winning
- The attacks on Obama aren't changing people's minds
- Nothing Romney has done made people like him
- People like Ann better than Mitt - but nowhere near Michelle numbers
Keep working your tail bones off; there's the Senate, the House, the Governors, the State Houses, the city councils, et cetera.