From Evil Sax/Diary of a Republican Hater
You know conservatives: no matter how many polls they see Romney falling behind in they'll claim it's really a "liberal poll."
So when Pew showed Romney down by 10 last week, they tried to brush that off. Then there was the Bloomberg poll that showed him down by 6.
Now in the last few days, Fox News released third poll. The first two, from Reuters and CNN showed him down by 7. However the latest from FOX-yes FOX-shows him down by 9. Let's have the conservative claim that FOX News is biased.
Just this morning in the WSJ, Rove was absurdly claiming that Obama's "dirty ads" hadn't hurt Romney.
"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."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/09/fox-news-poll-obama-lead-grows-as-romney-support-slips/#ixzz235kt6Eij
Romney-getting no love from the independents. They also think he should release his tax returns-68% of indies believe that.
The "pointless dirty ads" that Rove is on about seem to have proven to be not so pointless-they are not dirty however, I agree they've been very tough.
"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.
"The events of the past two weeks appear to have energized Democratic voters a bit," says Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News poll with Democratic pollster Chris Anderson. “But perhaps more critically, Romney’s support among independents has declined. The Obama campaign has -- at least in the short-term -- succeeded in raising questions about Romney’s fitness to govern and in making this less of a referendum and more of a choice election."
Indies just don't get Mitt Romney. Don't feel bad neither do the British, the Palestinians or much of anyone else, including conservatives.
"Independents are twice as likely to say they are comfortable with Obama (33 percent) than with Romney (16 percent) as president."
"The top reasons voters give for being uncomfortable with Romney include his positions on the issues, that he’s “phony,” he’s “out of touch,” he’s a Republican and he’s “for the rich.” For Obama, the discomfort comes from his performance as president, unemployment/no economic recovery, his positions on the issues, “everything,” and his health care plan."