Obama Surges to 55% in New Poll … Among Democrats

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

The other 45% of Democrats in this poll were too ashamed to admit they’re Democrats.

The top of the presidential ticket continues to look more like a millstone for Oklahoma Democrats, according to the most recent poll by SoonerPoll.com.

In a survey of 495 voters taken by phone July 26-Aug. 14, only 29 percent said they would vote for the re-election of President Barack Obama – a slight improvement, but well within the poll’s margin of error, from the 27 percent in May who said they’d vote for the Democratic incumbent.

Fifty-eight percent said they would vote for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, down slightly from 62 percent in May.

Thirteen percent were undecided, compared to 11 percent in May.

Presidential preferences were sharply divided along ideological and, to a lesser extent, party lines.

Three-fourths of those describing themselves as “somewhat conservative” and nine-of-10 who said they are “very conservative” favored Romney.

Moderates and liberals supported Obama, but by smaller margins.

Eighty-eight percent of Republicans said they would vote for Romney, with only 4 percent for Obama and the rest undecided.

Nearly 30 percent of Democrats said they would vote for Romney, with Obama getting 55 percent of the Democratic vote – a slight improvement from May. Democrats were about twice as likely as Republicans to say they didn’t know who they would vote for or to refuse to answer.

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