Romney polling well with independents as Obama campaign kicks off - CBS News A new Politico-George Washington University poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama by one point, 48 to 47 percent. In that poll, independent voters prefered Romney by a ten-point margin. Over the weekend, meanwhile, the president formally started campaigning for another four years in office. Unofficially, the president's re-election campaign has been under way for several months. If you look at his speeches to large audiences in swing states, they look and sound a lot like campaign rallies. But over the weekend, he made it official - and if you live in one of the key states he needs to carry, you're starting to see campaign ads like this: "We're coming back because America's greatness comes from a strong middle class. Because you don't quit, and neither does he." The Obama campaign was out Monday morning with its most significant ad buy yet, in 9 states, touting the administration's accomplishments during the president's first term. ********************* He is so going to get toasted. I can't wait until Romney shows all of Obama's speeches about rising above the politics. Independents are going to dump Obama like a five-day-old diaper.