Thursday, July 14, 2011

PPP Polling: Romney tied with Obama in North Carolina

Obama's declining popularity also means he's not doing as well in head to head match ups against possible Republican opponents for next year. He is now tied with Mitt Romney at 45%. Although the margins were usually small he had led Romney all eight previous times PPP polled a match up between the two of them in the state. The key here is again those independent voters- they give Romney a 17 point advantage at 50-33.


This is the third key swing state in the last week, along with New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, where we've found Obama with under water approval numbers and struggling in head to heads with Romney. Obama's poll numbers have seemed to go bad every summer since he went to the heart of the American spotlight and they usually see some recovery- he'll have to hope that will be the case again this time around.
(emphasis Mine)
Head-to-Head: (Obama/Candidate/Undecided)

Mitt Romney 45/45/10 (tied)
Michele Bachmann 46/43/10 (-3)
Herman Cain 46/42/12 (-4)
Tim Pawlenty 46/41/13 (-5)
Sarah Palin 50/42/8 (-8)

Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Michele Bachmann 34/42/25 (-8)
Herman Cain 24/36/41 (-12)
Mitt Romney 32/47/21 (-15)
Tim Pawlenty 19/40/41 (-21)
Sarah Palin 35/57/8 (-22)
 PPP surveyed 651 North Carolina voters from July 7th to 10th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.8%.
The full story is HERE.
To view the crosstabs click HERE.
View PPP's last poll in NC HERE.

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larry said...

Romney is the only candidate out there that can turn blue/purple states red.

Cindy said...

We need a nominee who can beat Obama on his own turf if we want to win the White House.