Fox News poll: Obama's lead grows as Romney's support slips

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    Mitt Romney has had a tough couple of weeks on the campaign trail -- and it shows in the latest Fox News poll. After a barrage of campaign ads, negative news coverage of his overseas trip and ongoing talk about his tax returns, Romney’s favorable rating and standing in the trial ballot have declined. As a result, President Obama has opened his biggest lead since Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee.

    The president would take 49 percent of the vote compared to Romney's 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup if the election were held today, the poll found. Last month, Obama had a four percentage-point edge of 45 percent to 41 percent. This marks the second time this year the president has had a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error.

    Obama’s advantage comes largely from increased support among independents, who now pick him over Romney by 11 percentage points. Some 30 percent of independents are undecided. Last month, Obama had a four-point edge among independents, while Romney had the advantage from April through early June.

    The Obama campaign has spent heavily on advertising attacking Romney’s time at Bain Capital and his tax returns. And it appears to be working. Romney’s favorable rating dropped six percentage points since last month and now sits at 46 percent, down from 52 percent in mid-July. At the same time his unfavorable rating went up five points. Romney’s favorable rating has held steady among his party faithful, but it’s down eight percentage points among independents and seven points among Democrats.

    Overall 54 percent of voters have a positive view of Obama, matching his highest favorable rating in more than a year. Last month, it was 52 percent. Obama’s current rating is nearly as high as four years ago, when 59 percent viewed him positively.


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    Check's calendar.... whew! For a minute, I'd completely missed September.

    OP is an idiot.
     
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    Fox News over sampled dems by 9%

    Poll is worthless
     
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    yep, Obama's got it wrapped up. No need for most of you lefties to vote in November.
     
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    The moderates and independents seem to be breaking out early this cycle. I guess they just don't like or trust Romney.
     
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    How would you know what the proper sample of Dems, Reps and Inds should be?
     
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    Sure there is. I want him to have the longest coat tails out there. When he crushes Mitt, I want to see all those freshmen Nutsack Sucker Party congressmen to go along with him.
     
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    We covered this IN MY THREAD. Why do you feel the need to clutter his thread trolling me here as well?
     
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    No, I addressed it and you dodged it. Let's try again:

    How do you know what the proper sample should be?
     
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    Look buddy I gave you my ideas and possible remedies. Im not gonna keep going over the same shit. If you insist in beating this dead horse you can join TM in the ignore lounge. Your choice, but Im done with this conversation.
     

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