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.