Monday, November 14, 2011
Indies Prefer Obama Over Romney
Dem poll analysis: Competing visions (By: Celinda Lake and Daniel Gotoff and Kristin Pondel, Politico) More encouragingly, independents’ appetite for either of the current Republican frontrunners is limited. Independents support Obama 47% to 34% over Romney—Romney being the candidate a 48% plurality of Republicans believes will win the nomination… However, while the topline dynamics may appear static, there has been considerable movement underneath—particularly among independents. In September, independent voters leaned toward the GOP (29% to 26%), with a 45% plurality undecided. Today, Democrats have a decisive 9-point advantage over the GOP among independents (35% to 26%), with another 39% undecided.