Research

Obama’s Slide At The Polls Rolls On

OBAMA IS LOSING SOME OF HIS 2008 SUPPORTERS

95 Percent Of Voters Who Backed McCain In ‘08 Are Backing Romney In 12, 86 Percent Of Voters Who Voters For Obama In ‘08 Are Backing Him In 2012. “Eighty-six percent of voters who say they voted for Barack Obama in 2008 are backing Obama again this year, a smaller proportion than the 92% of 2008 John McCain voters who are supporting 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney.” (Jeffrey Jones, “More 2008 Obama Voters Than McCain Voters Switching Sides,” Gallup, 8/6/12)

“Nine Percent Of 2008 Obama Voters Have Switched To Supporting Romney This Year, While 5% Of McCain Voters Have Switched To Obama.” (Jeffrey Jones, “More 2008 Obama Voters Than McCain Voters Switching Sides,” Gallup, 8/6/12)

OBAMA IS LOSING GROUND IN KEY SWING STATES

Iowa

Rasmussen Reports: Romney Leads Obama 46-44 Percent In Iowa. (Rasmussen Reports, 500 LV, MoE 4.5%, 8/8/12)

Colorado

Quinnipiac University Poll: 53 Percent Of Colorado Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 44 Percent Approve. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1463 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

50 Percent Of Colorado Voters Have An Unfavorable View Of President Obama, While 46 Percent Have A Favorable View. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1463 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

Romney Leads Obama 50-45 Percent In Colorado. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1463 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

51 Percent Of Colorado Voters Think Romney Would Do A Better Job Of Handling The Economy Than 41 Percent Who Think Obama Would. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1463 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

  • 50 Percent Of Colorado Independent Voters Think Romney Would Do A Better Job Of Handling The Economy Than 38 Percent Of Independents Who Think Obama Would. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1463 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

51 Percent Of Colorado Voters Think Obama’s Economic Policies Are Not Improving the Economy And Probably Never Will, While Only 26 Percent Think They Have Not Improved The Economy Yet, But Will If Given More Time, And 21 Percent Think They Are Improving The Economy Now And Will Continue To Do So. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1463 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

Colorado Republicans Are 44 Percent More Enthusiastic About Voting In The 2012 Presidential Election Compared To 28 Percent Of Democrats.  (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1463 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

Virginia

Quinnipiac University Poll: 49 Percent Of Virginia Voters Disapprove Of President Obama’s Job Performance, While 47 Percent Approve. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1412 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

47 Percent Of Virginia Voters Think Romney Would Do A Better Job Of Handling The Economy Than 45 Percent Who Think Obama Would. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1412 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

  • 54 Percent Of Virginia Independent Voters Think Romney Would Do A Better Job Of Handling The Economy Than 34 Percent Of Independents Who Think Obama Would. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1412 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

46 Percent Of Virginia Voters Think Obama’s Economic Policies Are Not Improving the Economy And Probably Never Will, While Only 29 Percent Think They Have Not Improved The Economy Yet, But Will If Given More Time, And 24 Percent Think They Are Improving The Economy Now And Will Continue To Do So. (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1412 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)

Virginia Republicans Are 41 Percent More Enthusiastic About Voting In The 2012 Presidential Election Compared To 33 Percent Of Democrats.  (Quinnipiac University/NYT/CBS Swing State Poll, 1412 LV, MoE 2.6%, 7/31-8/6/12)