Obama’s Ohio Lead Narrows in D+9 Quinnipiac/CBS Poll

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 at 7:42 am
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The failed president’s lead has been cut in half according to a new CBS News/Quinnipiac poll, down from 10 points in September to five points now. But one major problem: The sample is a total joke.

The contest in Ohio between President Obama and Mitt Romney has tightened, according to a Quinnipiac University/CBS News poll.

Mr. Obama has a 5-point advantage over his opponent among likely voters, with 50 percent to 45 percent for Mr. Romney. Last month, in the Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll of Ohio, Mr. Obama led by 10 points.

In the current survey, only 3 percent remain undecided and 95 percent of those with a preference said their mind was made up. Of those who already voted, 54 percent said they cast their ballot for Mr. Obama and 39 percent said they voted for Mr. Romney. The poll was conducted Wednesday through Saturday night, after the second presidential debate held last Tuesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead. Almost half (48 percent) said Mr. Obama won last week’s debate, 27 percent said Mr. Romney was better and 12 percent considered it a tie.

Considering the sample (see below), this is rather ominous for Obama:

However, more voters regard Mr. Romney as a strong leader than do Mr. Obama. Mr. Romney is described as having strong leadership qualities by 64 percent; 52 percent say the same about Mr. Obama.

Nearly half the respondents thought  Obama won the second debate? How is that? Well, if your poll sample includes only 26% Republicans, that how you come that absurd conclusion.

Buried deep at CBS News is the affiliation breakdown: 35D/34I/26R.

So 69% of their sample is not GOP. No wonder Obama still “leads” this race.

8 Responses to “Obama’s Ohio Lead Narrows in D+9 Quinnipiac/CBS Poll”

  1. Bill Mitchell on 22/22/12 at 10:03 am

    No offense to the OP, but do your proofread before posting? Many spelling a grammatical errors in this post.

  2. Danny Webster on 22/22/12 at 10:12 am

    “No offense to the OP, but do your proofread before posting? ”

    Complete offense to Bill Mitchell, but do YOU proofread before posting, douchebag?

  3. Lightwave on 22/22/12 at 10:34 am

    The death knell for Obamee in this poll is that among college educated whites, Romney is winning by 11 points, among seniors, Romney is winning by 7 points, and the Democrat party enthusiasm gap now favors Romney by 12 points.

    They will turn out in record numbers this year for Romney as they did in 2010. All indications are that the GOP turnout on election day will annihilate Obamee. Add anywhere from 5 to 10 points to Romney’s totals. Ohio is strongly favoring Romney, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Colorado are double digit Romney wins, and Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Nevada are at best for Obamee dead heats.

    My predictions of a Romney landslide, 350+ electoral votes or more, still stands and are supported by the data.

  4. Bill Mitchell on 22/22/12 at 10:37 am


    I am posting from a phone, not writing an article for publication in a blog.

    In addition, the article has a number of obvious errors which should be fixed. Just trying to help the author out.

    Last point, don’t call me a name online you wouldn’t have the balls to call me in person and I promise you, you wouldn’t.

  5. skinnydipinacid on 22/22/12 at 1:19 pm

    Bill, if you’re going to be a grammar Nazi… that’s up to you, just don’t make excuses for yourself when you come off looking like a hypoctrical douchebag for point out other peeples’ splelnig errrerz (you’ll get nobody’s forgiveness).

  6. Mkelley on 26/26/12 at 9:26 pm

    The nutty thing about a lot of these polls is that they presume more Democrat enthusiasm this year than in 2008. This is delusional and can only reflect left-wing bias.

  7. mike191 on 31/31/12 at 11:17 am

    The real question about Ohio is voter fraud.For example, the numerous complaints of a vote cast for Romney comes up Obama.Conjoined with bus loads of Somalis voting makes the outcome in Ohio murkey.