Obama spent July 5 and 6 tooling around Ohio in his Canadian-made bus telling everyone how Very Committed He Is to Economic Growth and Job Creation for Americans.
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Ohio is an important swing state. Obama won it in 2008 by 4%. A recent Quinnipiac poll claimed he is ahead of Romney 47% to 38% among Registered Voters in Ohio. But I compared the poll samples with Gallup’s Party Affiliation poll and found a significant skew.
Democrat 34% 30%
Republican 26% 30%
Independent 34% 39%
Meh 6% 1%
I also found a somewhat older, but specific-to-Ohio poll at Gallup that, with leaners, showed Ohio at:
Democrat 42.5% vs. Republican 41.2% vs. 16.3% Neither.
I looks to me like Quinnipiac gave Democrats a totally unrealistic 8 point advantage! No WAY is Obama leading Romney by nine points. Sheesh.
Look what happens when Quinnipiac’s results are adjusted to line up with Gallup’s numbers.
Q. Vote for Obama 47% – 4% = 43%
Gallup: Ohio Democrat 42.5%
Q. Vote for Romney 38% + 4% = 42%
Gallup: Ohio Republican 41.2%
Q. Other, Undecided, Wouldn’t Vote 15%
Gallup Ohio Neither Party Preference 16.3%
Isn’t it interesting how closely the adjusted numbers match Gallup’s 2011 numbers?
Now check out what Rasmussen found when they polled Likely Voters in Ohio recently.
Obama 46% 44%
Romney 42% 46%
Neither 12% 10%
People know Obama. I can’t help thinking that anyone who is likely to vote for him is already committed to him and that the more we get to see of Romney, the more we’ll see of the same kind of shift away from Obama/Neither and toward Romney.
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