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CBS/NYT Poll: Romney Pulls Ahead of Obama--Among Women

1:34 am - 05/16/2012
CBS/NYT Poll: Romney Pulls Ahead of Obama--Among Women

(CNSNews.com) - A CBS/New York Times poll on the presidential race released Monday showed that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has not only moved ahead of President Barack Obama 46 percent to 43 percent among all registered voters, but also that Romney has moved ahead of Obama among female registered voters.

In the CBS/New York Times poll released a month ago, Obama led Romney among women 49 percent to 43 percent. In the new poll, Romney leads Obama among women 46 percent to 44 percent.

Last month’s CBS/New York Times poll was conducted April 13-17. This month’s poll was conducted May 11-13. In the month between these two polls, Obama lost 5 points among women and Romney gained 3 points.

In the current poll, Romney also leads Obama among men, 45 percent to 42 percent. A month ago, he led Obama among men, 49 percent to 43 percent. So, from April to May, Romney lost 4 points among men compared to Obama's loss of only 1 point among men.

Nonetheless, Obama’s decreasing strength among women voters and Romney’s increasing strength among women voters put Romney ahead in the overall poll.

Last month, among all registered voters, Romney and Obama were tied in the CBS/New York Times poll at 46 percent a piece.

Romney's current 46 percent to 43 percent lead over Obama in the overall poll is within the poll's 4-point margin of error.

The respondents to the poll were asked: "If the 2012 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Barack Obama, the Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the Republican, would you vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney."

According to a sheet including the historical trends in the poll that was released by the New York Times, 27 percent of the respondents to this survey said they were Republicans, 35 percent said they were Democrats and 34 percent said they were Independents. In last month's poll, 26 percent said they were Republicans, 34 percent said they were Democrats, and 33 percent said they were Independents.


OP thoughts: Sorry if this has already been posted but ... what?
chasingtides 16th-May-2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
I didn't say what they talk about. (Obama talks a really good talk.) I said what they would actually do in the next four years. And those are drastically different things.
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chasingtides 16th-May-2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
Obama has done terrible, terrible things when he still has to run for re-election. Logic dictates that, when he doesn't have to, he has even less to lose. (And since his talk and his walk don't have a history of matching up, I'm not buying what he's selling when he claims to care. Where was his care when he first came into office and Dems had the majority? If he's that inept, I shouldn't vote for him. If he's that wrongheaded, I shouldn't vote for him.)

And yes, I have trouble seeing Romney sliding more right. It could happen, surely, but given his history, he'll stay where he is, flip flop a lot, and probably destroy more civil liberties, in the tradition of Bush and Obama before him. But damned if he deserves a chance to prove me wrong (just like Obama did when I voted for him last election cycle - except Obama just proved that all politicians are bastards).
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chasingtides 16th-May-2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
And I feel that even if Obama has faced challenges (and he totally has) and speaks well, he doesn't have any more empathetic action than Romney.

And what's the point in hating someone based on a label, like Democrat or Republican, rather than judging by personal action?
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chasingtides 16th-May-2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
I don't endorse a party, simply because I vote for a candidate. That alone would probably keep me from ever voting.
effervescent 16th-May-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I just have to stop and go o_O at the fact that even Stephen Harper is to the left of most politicians in the US. It's just so hard to fathom.
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