A New CNN Poll of Nevada shows President Obama at 49% to Mitt Romney at 46%, which is within the margin of error of 3%. Independents favor Romney 45% to Obama 43% in this poll.
"Each one gets his core groups," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "For President Obama, that means a lead among women and lower-income voters and an advantage among younger Nevadans. Mitt Romney has the edge among men and among higher-income and older voters." ...
This cycle Obama and Romney have each made four swings through Nevada since the start of the general election. Both campaigns continue to put up TV commercials in the state, with each spending nearly $900,000 over the past week to run spots on broadcast TV, according to data provided to its clients by Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG), which tracks campaign advertising. Since the unofficial start of the general election in early April, nearly $30 million has been shelled out by the campaigns, the party committees, and the super PACs and other independent groups backing the two candidates, to run ads in Nevada.
Obama and Romney are not the only presidential candidates on the ballot in Nevada. When the other third party candidates are included, the president captures 47% of likely voter support, with Romney at 44%, Independent American party candidate Virgil Goode at 4% and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 3%.
With 47 Days to go until the election, Mitt Romney's campaign is trying yet another new strategy where we will see "more of Mitt," and a new broader, and "re-calibrated" economic message suggesting that Mitt can "fix things," and "being specific" such as freeing up drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
CNN just broadcasted part of a new Romney campaign speech where he trashes President Obama for "not being specific," and having no plan to turn-around our economy, and then starts listing his "five point plan."
In the last week, we've seen more aggressiveness from Mitt Romney's turbo-charged fast reaction team, turning around any major attack against Romney within 24 hours with an attack on President Obama using the same words. So, now it is the President who is not providing specifics of what he will do. I haven't seen yet, if they have accused our President of not releasing his tax returns. (He has!)
Part of the explanation for this new "burst" may be due to the 5 trail test debates Mitt did in 48 hours, ealier this week. Team Romney has concluded that it is unlikely that Mitt will achieve a dramatic "knock-out" victory in the first debate, so they are going to need something else to turn things around.
Gak! This guy is such a slippery weasel I get slightly ill every time I hear him talk.
2:58 PM PT: Kyber900 suggests this"
One thing you could note is that Obama leads by 6 points among RVs, 50-44 and 7 points among RVs when third party candidates are included. The RV poll matters more, especially given how Obama over performed most public polling for Nevada on election day 2008.