Obama above 50% in some battleground polls
September 26th, 2012
01:49 PM ET

Obama above 50% in some battleground polls

(CNN) – New polls in three swing states indicate President Barack Obama exceeding 50% support among likely voters and holding leads of nine to 12 points over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Fueling those numbers, the four polls suggest that Romney has lost his edge on the economy, an issue on which the challenger has based his campaign.


Topics: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney • Poll • President Obama

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  1. Howard


    September 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
    • Howard


      September 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
    • DEcember 2012


      September 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
      • Howard

        Madonna only resorts to using nudity, disrespecting Christianity, offensive sexuality, and the F word, to Western audiences, where speech is free ... thanks to our constitution, and our military might. Like most liberal cowards, she takes this all for granted, and bites the hand that feeds her. If she spoke and acted this way in a Muslim country, it would be considered
        blasphemy ,,, and a fatwa would be issued for her death.

        September 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
      • jerrylax

        well, watch the news. madonna is an avowed obama supporter and yesterday said"support or black muslim president". Said she would get naked if obama is reelected...the usual sickening liberal diatribe from a once wonderful performer.

        September 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
      • DEcember 2012



        September 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama could not possible win an honest campaign. Throughout his political career, he has resorted to dishonest Chicago politics, and rigging the election. In his run for senate, he touted the registering of minority voters, while taking their votes away, by disqualifying his opponent on a technicality. He made scores of empty promises in 2008 in order to get votes. Today, he not only is depriving military voters of their votes, and eliminating I.D.'S to vote, but by pushing early voting, he is relying on votes, prior to the debates. If Obama wins a second term ... it will be for all the wrong reasons.

        September 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
      • Howard

        The American people are being mislead with the unreliable poll results.
        Check out: http://www.unskewedpolls.com/

        September 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
  2. Kool-Aid Police

    Yeah! Looks like I can keep my welfare, section 8, foodstamps and Obama phone. I wonder what other goodies I'll be able to milk from the system after he's re-elected?

    September 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • Jharris

      Keep believing that. Beliefs like yours is the reason why Romney and Republicans are struggling against a president that on paper they should beat. I mean Romney can still win don't get me wrong. But it is people like you who have this stereotypical and culturally economic resentment is the reason why Romney, Ryan, and other GOP candidates are struggling in this election cycle. Keep believing that for years to come that all people who support progressive and moderate political leaders want handouts, are lazy, and don't work and want to take advantage of the system.

      September 26, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
      • Howard

        Is it Jharris ... or Jihadist ???

        September 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Jharris that was sarcasm.

        September 27, 2012 at 7:55 am |
    • Ray E. (Georgia)

      There is no doubt ignorance abounds throught the land. 8 to 16 percent unemployment, 48 million on food stamps, 100 million on some type of government handout, millions of morgages under water, tons snd tons of red ink and an over 16 trillion dollar federal debt. Vote high unemployment, vote food stamps, vote millions of morgages under water, vote tons and tons of red ink vote a 16 trillion dollar federal debt, vote liberal, vote democrat, vote Obama.

      September 27, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • demrules

      So, you are giving the President credit for the welfare system. You're too kind! We all know he is intelligent, far beyond Romney,..but no "kleetis" he didn't invent the welfare system. The GOP has blamed Obama, the Media, and now the polls for all their stupidity- we think it's time you guys take responsibility for your own elitist actions. When you guys stop blaming and whining, then maybe your party (s) would come together and do something worthwhile for the U.S.

      September 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  3. 2020

    What do you expect, when Romney brought out his Halloween Vampire VP, Ryan All hell broke loose

    President Obama just need to show us what he has done, what he will finish in the next 4 years, here he goes.

    God really has blessed America

    September 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • jerrylax

      preciously we all know what obama has done and what his plan is...and that is why he must go... under obama the American dream has become a nightmare...and most of us are sick it.

      September 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      September 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
    • Howard

      If Obama gets reelected ... the thing that will be finished is America.

      September 27, 2012 at 12:39 am |
  4. Howard

    Let's see ... a left wing, biased, pro Obama news organization ... points to skewed polls which use a 2008 model, to sample more democrats, resulting in fuzzy math ... just like when they predicted a 2010 democratic win in the House ... or when they predicted a Scott Walker recall loss ... and, all, while the Obama administration pushes for early voting, to get results before any of the up-coming Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.

    September 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  5. jerrylax

    things were bad at the mid-term elections and they are much much worse now...and some think o'fool and the dems have a better change this time? You would be nuts to believe these polls and left wing media...nuts or stupid. We have seen enough and obama and the Senate are going to the right, which is the center right... until the democratic party is controlled once again by democrats and not these progressive(buzz word for communistis) so-called-democrats. Good riddence to them.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  6. John the Historian

    Madonna is wonderful. Her confessions tour is perfection. She is for free speech which the Christian Right is not for. Yeah Rush and his 4th wife and he wants to tell me about family values. Republicans love family so much that is why they have so many.

    September 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
    • jerrylax

      trash Limbaugh and that will divert attention from obamas' failed presidency and arrogance...I just don't think that will work for you. hahaha

      September 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  7. John the Historian

    Does anyone know how many husband Anne will get on the planet kolob ?

    September 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
    • Steveo

      Fel free to ask Anne Romney but the last time I checked, we were not electing a pastor!

      September 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  8. Tschrny Wolf


    September 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
    • jerrylax

      obama has sold you and every other America out for his own reelection...and you cant see it...why?

      September 27, 2012 at 12:06 am |
  9. acdcguy

    Only the msm has Obama up in the polls and you trolls on here believe them. Through my work, work travels, fun travels, neighborhood, kids activities, gun clubs and so on, I don't know anyone that supports Obama. If they do, they are too embarrassed to admit it. Even my mom, 72 yrs old, a life time Democrat is voting straight -ticket Republican this year...........

    September 27, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  10. judy

    evan mittens is talking about how good healthcare is . Romney care that is by next week he will be voting for Obama too. Apparently addc ( so thats how you swing) apparently you dont travel enough . Everyone with a brain is voting for president Obama who would want a tax dodgeing lying troll for president?? Only idiots or uneducated fools. Your momma is lying to you to keep the peace. She knows who is looking out for her social security. Forwadr 2012 Howard there is no help for you you are just a jerk .

    September 27, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • acdcguy

      and there it is, the name calling, wouldn't expect anything less.......surprised you didn't throw a Bush reference in there too.......and for the record, AC/DC is the greatest band ever!!!!

      September 27, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • rosco

        Bon & Angus always a good show !!! I would have to pick Alice in Chains not as entertaining but a strong, almost grunge drive!! Reality is either is not to shabby, party on !!!

        September 27, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  11. Larry in Houston

    In My honest opinion, I think it's all going to boil down to the debates. Romney's GOT to win those debates, otherwise Obama will be re-elected. I think those polls are incorrect. Take a look at 1980 – the polls had Carter UP 5 or 6 points or more in some polls. Then it was a tie, I mean it came down to the day of the election, then Reagan defeated Carter by a landslide. I honestly think that it WON'T be a Landslide, but I have a "gut feeling" that Romney's going to pull a "squeaker" and defeat Obama. I am talking by the slimmest of margins. I Just hope the supreme court doesn't get involved, otherwise, this country will be ticked off, if a situation like that comes up again. If obama expects to win, he needs to wake up those 18 to 30 yr. olds, which I doubt will turn out for him, this time ( hopefully I'm wrong) That's why he needs to go on kimmel / the view / leno / letterman, once more, in the next 20 days or so. ( most of the 18 -30 yr. olds don't even know this is an election yr, let alone they don't know who's running for Prez) Otherwise, Obama's SUNK !!
    Vote Democrat – 2012 ( for us "working" Middle Class )

    September 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • Clairevoyant

      I agree with you. Based on what happened this year with the republican primaries and the confusion as to who won in certain states, I don't put much faith in these polls. Poll results are second hand information, and are not always based on a statistically sound group of voters. It boils down to getting people out to vote.

      September 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  12. jerrylax

    obama gaffs weekly...and, people see this....he is very transparent. Ignoring Israel's request for a meeting while meeting with supporters to raise money for reelection...what more should you need to see who/what this guy is? They try focusing on Romney's tax returns...and, that is ALL they have on Romney, he should be elected for that alone! obama stalls debt level and budget talks because he will not sign off on anything unless he can stick it to the higher wage earners, and continue the out of control social spending and cutting defense. If war with Israel breaks out it will not make any difference if they reach consensus on budget and debt levels...there will be another deeper recession...and it won't be funny...yet obama continues to play you for votes without consideration to the welfare of America. Wake up America.

    September 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  13. lbirdie22

    Of course he is – he has 51% of the vote NO MATTER HOW BAD he is!!! The democrats program of ' votes for entitlements ' guarantees Obama another 4 years. Another 4 years will turn the USA into the USSA !!! In 4 more years the deficit, which has gone UP over 50% in 4 years, will go up another 50% to pay for MORE entitlements for the ILLEGALS!!! He has replaced Carter as the WORST president ever !!!

    September 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
  14. november2012

    why is it every time I see a film or pic of obama he has all those black people in the back ground? Are we not a country of many races? Looks to me like obama is a racist who even does not care for Jews (that don't vote for him). We need a President of the UNITED States of America..not this phony.

    September 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • DEcember 2012


      September 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  15. bdelraso

    The media is really trying hard to support Obama – they are trying to make voters brainwashed that Obama 4 years of poorly performance are being hidden not to remember about Obama being thee ONLY president with the HIGHEST DEFECEIT from his outrages spending, Obama taking out from the Medicare funds that support our elderly's medical isssues to pay of his high expense on Obamacare. Also even if job reports show right now increased jobs in the job rates – people have a brain thats because these are what they call SEASONAL jobs people who work at stores like Macy, Walmart, and other stores at Malls – why hear some more right now Hospitals, Banks, and other corporations just recentley had lay-offs (these jobs are NOT seasonal jobs) so good that people have these seasonal jobs – guess what after these holidays are over ( by January 2013) all these seasonal employees will be let go because they were ONLY hire to work for the seasonal holidays- then tell me Obama is TRUELY saving jobs – don't let this report on job rates fool you about Obama and if like to know I was looking at several POLLS like the Gallop Poll and they had Romney leading over Obama – its funny the media ONLY likes to show POLLS that have Obama leading – gee I wonder why. If you have any common sense you do not want to have Obama for another 4 years making our defeciet go even higher- riun are kids future, raising MORE high cost of living, and keeping high premiums on the elderly's health insurance. I'm telling you now if we all VOTE SMART which I believe we will – our new president of the USA will be Mitt Romney- you can mark my words on that.

    September 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
  16. bdelraso

    With all the media's help showing Obama has the lead in POLLS means absolutely nothing. I saw a Gallop poll showing Romney had a 5 points lead over Obama. Remember too that POLLS do not include ALL AMERICANS
    just a certain amount of people plus we really don't know demographically if they are democrats or republicans being asked. So thats why POLLS don't really mean a thing. Oh yeah that sudden job rate improvement for Obama well people those are SEASONAL JOBS for the holidays at stores mostly at malls. – guess what when these holidays are over (January 2013) these SEASONAL JOBS are gone – no more work then. So yeah good that ese people have these SEASONAL jobs but they won't last long so ets do another job rate report on Obama in January 2013 – TOTALLY OPPOSITE! Guess what recently there were reports on certain hopspitals, banks, and corporations had layoffs while SEASONAL JOBS were up – gee Mr.President you are not serving your country very well at all. The media can do all it wants to help Obama but it will be up to the us Americans who know better that President Obama has truely failed our country. I know alot of people I talked to do not want to go through that disaster mess that President Obama has caused -high job unemployment, screw up stimilus plan(tax payers money) , the HIGHEST defeciet because of Obama' outrages spending also caused by the Federal Reserves borrowing 40 Billions to make Wall Street look god so Obama can fool the American people that the economy is doing well – well its not till this day more companies are having layoffs, Obama's failed promises(one was to create jobs-failure!)People lost thier homes, lost thier financial securities, Obama even caused an increase in crimes and divorces- wonderful. The Obama's famous flip-flop move on same sex marriage : Obama supported traditional marriage UNTIL his vice president Joe Biden made it loud and clear that same-sex marriage was acceptable THEN President Obama said same-sex marriage was acceptable. You sure want have Obama as president for another disaterous 4 years – I sure don't -Thats why as an independent I'm voting for Mitt Romney – for all you have a brain and common sense should really think twice and vote for Mitt Romney. Romney may not be the best but lets give hima chance to be our President on November 6th – VOTE FOR MITT ROMNEY PRESIDENT 2012 !!! God Bless America.

    September 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  17. "The Observer"

    The "RIGHT" is obviously unable to find a boogieman. The "He Is a Muslim, Birther, Scocialist" propoganda apparently is not working. I am wondering what is their next move. Oh, I got it; the pollls are fixed by the main stream media. Take a look in the mirror republicans There is the answer to your problems, "YOU"

    September 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
  18. James Cosby

    I am backing President Obama because I am better off than I was 4 years ago. I don't hate Romney, I think he is a good person with a bad plan. The thing that really worries me is Ryan. I don't know if it's just me but this guy is really creepy, odd , spooky and I just don't trust him. I think this man has some serious issues, in short Paul Ryan scares the hell out of me.

    September 28, 2012 at 12:26 am |
  19. Donnie Missouri

    Im 18 and should be a kid wanting to free load and want hand outs but im voting for Mitt.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
  20. EdR

    Most of the poll results are cooked, depending on who is the chef behind them. It reminds me of what Harry Truman said about economists: "If you lay them all end to end, they'll point in every direction. They have all lost credibility because of weighting and skewing. Even the 'early voter' polls are unbelievable, with one reporting that 67% of the early votes are for Obama. The only poll that counts is the vote count once the polls close on November 6th that picks the slate of electors who vote in the Electoral College.

    BTW, the creepiest, spookiest, most mendacious candidate out there is Slow Joe Biden. Having this cretin a step from the Presidency has got to scare the hell out of every thoughtful American. Having Nancy Pelosi only two steps from the Presidency for four years was bad enough.

    October 22, 2012 at 1:27 am |
  21. EdR

    Why are my comments always under moderation, when I have never used a single word of profanity or threat in any posting?

    October 22, 2012 at 1:28 am |
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