Romney Surges Past Obama in Liberal Poll

Posted by on Oct 09, 2012 at 10:41 am

When you’re losing in the Kos Kidz and SEIU poll, it may well be time to panic.

Mitt Romney has overtaken President Obama in a Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday.

Romney won 49 percent support from likely voters in the poll, compared to 47 percent for Obama.

It’s the first time all year Romney has led in the poll, which was conducted on behalf of the liberal Daily Kos website and the Service Employees International Union. Obama led 49-45 percent in the group’s previous poll, conducted before last week’s debate.

Romney was boosted in the poll by gains among female voters. Obama still leads 51 to 45 over Romney among women, but he had a 15-percentage-point lead in the previous poll.

It’s the second poll in a row to show Romney swinging to a lead following his historic trouncing of Obama at last week’s debate.

A poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center showed Romney with a 4-point lead nationally. In the Pew poll, Romney enjoyed an 18-point swing among female voters.

Times like these cry out for a sober reassessment within  the Obama campaign. So what do they do? Go Big Bird. Hard.

Meanwhile, today’s Rasmussen poll shows only 41% are certain to vote for Obama while Romney now  leads in swing state tracking.

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