A new poll of four critical swing states by Purple Strategies, taken after Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan as his running mate. Virginia and Ohio flipped to Romney-Ryan. In Florida and Colorado, Romney-Ryan lost ground, though no change in who is ahead. Numbers below.
Summary: R&R ahead in Virginia, Ohio and Florida; O&B in Colorado. I plugged these four wins into the electoral map calculator @ 270towin. Results: Obama 210 vs. Romney 251 vs. Unsure 77. At the moment, Obama needs 60 more to win, while Romney only needs 19 more. Pennsylvania is worth 20. Just sayin’. 🙂
VIRGINIA Shift from Obama and Unsure to Romney-Ryan +4
Pre-Ryan JULY Obama 46% vs. Romney 44% vs. Unsure 10% = 100%
Post-Ryan AUG Obama 45% vs. Romney 48% vs. Unsure 8% = 101% ?
OHIO Shift from Obama to Unsure +3 and Romney-Ryan +1
Pre-Ryan JULY Obama 48% vs. Romney 45% vs. Unsure 7% = 100%
Post-Ryan AUG Obama 44% vs. Romney 46% vs. Unsure 10% = 100%
FLORIDA Shift from Unsure to Obama +2, Romney-Ryan steady, ahead by 2 less
Pre-Ryan JULY Obama 45% vs. Romney 48% vs. Unsure 7% = 100%
Post-Ryan AUG Obama 47% vs. Romney 48% vs. Unsure 5% = 100%
COLORADO Shift from Unsure to Obama +4 and from Unsure to Romney-Ryan +2
Pre-Ryan JULY Obama 45% vs. Romney 44% vs. Unsure 11% = 100%
Post-Ryan AUG Obama 49% vs. Romney 46% vs. Unsure 6% = 101% ?
I’m guessing the b.s. Obama is pimping about Medicare is the biggest thing hurting R&R right now. That ought to change once the truth gets out. Key fact: Medicare as we know it is going to end if we do nothing. Changing it is the only way to save it. The R&R plan doesn’t affect anyone 55 or older. Obama has no plan.