Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PPP Polling: Mitt Romney gains on Obama in Ohio

President Obama is still in decent shape to take Ohio’s newly thinned slate of electors next year, if a little weaker than when PPP last polled the crucial swing state in mid-March. Then, he led his closest competitor, Mitt Romney, 46-40. Romney has closed the gap a little, to 46-42, as have Newt Gingrich (from 50-38 to 49-40) and even Sarah Palin (from 52-36 to 50-40). In a hypothetical matchup with Sen. Rob Portman, Obama would prevail, 48-38....

.....Unlike in most places PPP has polled more than once in the last few months, Obama’s
approval rating has actually declined in Ohio, from a narrowly positive 47-46 approvaldisapproval margin in March to 46-49 now. Unusually, the president has eroded support from with his own party, with only 78% approving and 19% disapproving (versus 84-11 in March), and with independents (from 39-49 to 37-55).
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Bob Portman 28/33/39 (-5)
Mitt Romney 32/43/25 (-11)
Sarah Palin 34/58/9 (-24)
Newt Gingrich 22/59/19 (-37)

Head-to-Head: (Obama/Candidate/Undecided)

Mitt Romney 46/42/12 (-4)
Newt Gingrich 49/40/11 (-9)
Sarah Palin 50/40/10 (-10)
Bob Portman 48/38/15 (-10)
PPP surveyed 565 Ohio voters from May 19th to 22nd. The margin of error for the survey is +/-4.1%.
To view the crosstabs click the PPP icon below:


BOSMAN said...

With Romney the nominee, I could see this state SWINGING Republican!

ConMan said...

Another example of why Romney needs to be the nominee.

He's much closer to Obama in Blue states than Obama is to him in Red.

kelly said...

I agree Conman.
Romney can change Blue States to red.