Quinnipiac: Obama leading in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania

90% of likely voters have made up their minds in the crucial swing states

Posted: August 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Quinnipiac poll | Tags: , , , , , | 28 Comments »

28 Comments on “Quinnipiac: Obama leading in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania”

  1. Susan said at 10:53 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Oh really!!! How did they get in touch with 90% of the voters…mental telepathy? This is a skewed poll as usual! According to today’s Rasmussen poll…Romney 47% vs. Obama 44%. Who to believe, the majority of Americans or the lying libs?

  2. Screwtape said at 10:56 am on August 1st, 2012:

    The election is over. Mitt Romney might as well stay in Jerusalem and run for a seat in the Knesset.

  3. brian said at 11:39 am on August 1st, 2012:


  4. Joe Killeen said at 11:39 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Susan- I could not agree more. Lying libs will always try to spin the inevitable. Romney has such charm, intelligence and personal charisma he can’t lose. Those traits in combination with his honesty, stick to your guns no matter what ideas, forthright approach to any and all questions and spot on solutions for the liberal induced condition this country finds itself in today are a lock come this November.
    Now could you just find the Rasmussen poll that makes it clear that we lose no matter who gets the 99% vote.
    The survey that needs to be done is who knows the source of and the reasons for the handful of patriotic and right minded Americans funding all these informative commercials that pay for the lying libs that fill the hours in our all the time , all talking head horizons.

  5. Susan said at 2:12 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    To Screwtape I say…Obama might as well go to Egypt after November and get a job with the Muslim Brotherhood! Call it, ‘The Obama Fall’!!!

  6. Proud Republican said at 5:00 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Gee, a New York Times poll that favors Obama – what a shock. The left-wing, hate America media is twisting itself into knots trying to prop up our Muslim president. Just look at Romney’s so-called “gaffes” while in Europe. Saying he was “disconcerted over reports that the security may not be adequate” is a gaffe???? Give me a break. The head of the security firm was grilled by Parliament and admitted just that. Romney was just stating a fact. This is what the dirtbags who try and pass themselves off as journalists are doing to try and get Obama re-elected. Everyone should just keep cool, ignore the left wing media, and get out and pull the lever for every Republican in November and shove it down the throats of the liberals.

  7. Knight said at 5:35 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Agree with brian…but will say it again anyway…BULLSHIT!

  8. Optimist said at 5:35 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Every Republican on the ballot in New Jersey is a liberal. Your only choice is Left or Even Futher Left. It doesn’t matter who is elected. You’re screwed either way. This country is doomed.

  9. Opps said at 5:36 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Further …typo

  10. TheDigger said at 5:52 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    and did they explain the sampling and how skewed it was in favor of the dems?

  11. Bob English said at 6:12 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Have to laugh when some people who don’t like the poll results in three states insist that it must be a conspiracy/bias by the “Libs”!!!!!! In states where Gov. Romney is doing well, who is behind that conspiracy??

    As mentioned before, the Electorial College might favor the President slightly since he appears to be running stronger in the swing/battleground states than how he is polling in strictly national surveys.

    In states that have automotive suppliers (PA and especially Ohio), he is going to do well since the auto bailout loans that saved the entire industry is an issue that works very favorably for him….so it is not a big suprise that he is ahead in Ohio.

    Florida is very close considering the election is still 3+ months away….could go either way by election day.

  12. Bob English Buys Into It Again said at 6:59 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Bob, these are bogus polls because the sampling OVER SAMPLED DEMOCRATS, like the libs do all of the time.


  13. Bob English said at 7:42 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    So the national pols showing the race to be a virtual tie are not done by the “Libs” and are accurate but these three are not right???? lol

    After seeing Romneys new convoluted ad in Ohio blaming the President for an auto dealership that closed I can see why he is behind. What Ohio voters realize is that if Romney had been President, there would be no more US auto industry and there would be another 1.4 million people unemployed….that is why the Presidnet is leading in Ohio polls.

  14. No Polish Jokes said at 7:45 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Well no surprise considering how “presidential” Romney came off on his audition. He basically proved he can put his foot in his mouth in a multitude of countries. And holding up Poland as a role model for the USA? Guess that is Mittens idea of American exceptionalism.

  15. brian said at 7:58 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Ford, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, VW, SAAB, Volvo—–i guess all these non-union owned, actually profitable (Gubmint Motors still owes US taxpayers $42 Billion), non-bailed out auto companies don’t exist………….

  16. brian said at 8:01 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    ln 2008 Dim turnout was +3, so it is perfectly logical to expect Milhous’s stellar record to get Dims out at +9, in the same world where Chick-Fil-A’s are empty today and Stretch Pelosi is a pin-up…………………..

  17. brian is right on said at 9:47 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Real Polls Show Republican Voter Enthusiasm FAR Greater Than Democrat Voter Enthusiasm, ESPECIALLY With Young Voters. Obummer Is NOT Going To Get + 9 Turnouts. Wisconsin Recall & Chick Fil A Turnout Is A Better Arbiter Than CBS/NYT’s Fake Polls

    This Poll Is SOOOOOOO Flawed. But Bob English Will Keep On Drinking The Kook Aid.

    And Yes, When Is Gubmint Motors Going To Pay Us Back? That’s Right, When The Chevy Volt Succeeds, Which Means NEVER.

  18. @No Polish Jokes said at 9:51 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    You mean like Obummer’s HUGE “You Didn’t Build That” gaffe, or am I taking you out of context.

    What a joke. Romney’s trip was fine, very fine.

  19. Proud Republican said at 10:16 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Right @no Polish joke. Romney was statesmanlike and accurate in his statements. You see, Israel’s economic success is cultural. Israeli culture does not call for blowing one’s self up in a crowded market, bombing businesses like hotels and restaurants, or cutting off women’s hands for wearing nail polish. That idiocy is embraced by the Arab world. Not exactly the kind of culture that is inviting to global business investment. Try as you will libs to manufacture a Romney gaffe, but Obama’s incredibly stupid (and telling) “you didn’t build that” blunder is the granddaddy of all gaffes and will haunt him until election day.

  20. Bob English said at 12:56 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    Are there any polls that you believe besides the ones that have Romney ahead in a particular state? Talk about drinking the Kool Aid!!!! Maybe the poll that has Romney down by 9% in NJ is wrong also.

    Like I said I believe its a virtual tie nationally on the popular vote but like it or not Obama is leading in a number of key states although many or within the margin or error and can go either way.

  21. @Kool Aid Bob said at 8:57 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    All one has to do is look at the internals of any poll and compare them to past turn outs to learn if the poll is bogus. When a poll includes a sample of Democrats TWICE as large as what turned out in the last two elections, then it is bogus.

    Then put the poll in the context of the fact that most polls show Democrat enthusiasm DOWN and Republican enthusiasm UP, then you know that the increased Democrat sample is being used to gin up a false story.

    But then, most people don’t know how to do that, hence the pollsters and news media take advantage of that. However, the first key in this poll was CBS/NY Times.

    They are trying to get voters to “give up,” believing it is over for Romney; before people even start paying attention.

    In NJ you can believe the poll because of 2008’s vote turnout and a historical Democrat vote.

    The national vote poll means nothing unless one candidate heads well north of 50%. If you are going to get into this stuff and pontificate, please have a solid base to stand on.

    You know better, that the media is in the tank for Obummer and that they (CBS/NYTimes) will slant things their way. Remember Dan Rather?

    But then, maybe you’re in the tank for Obummer and are just working to continue perpetrating a lie.

  22. Proud Republican said at 9:24 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    Right you are @kob. Romney is even or ahead of our Muslim president even before the convention and the announcement of his VP. If he picks a Marco Rubio or similar, and really gets his message out he will pull away after Labor Day. One thing Romney shouldn’t do is give specifics. Every time he does, Obama comes in and steals the idea. Example – Romney goes to Israel and Obama dumps a few billion there. Obama is desperate, he is clueless, and needs ideas fro Romney to win. Mitt should keep it general – promote the free market, lower taxes, private industry job creation and let Obama contine to slam small businesses with his “you didn’t build that” crap to try and appease his far left, hate America base. Oh yeah, and ignore the mainstream media Obama cheerleaders.

  23. Independent Mom of 3 said at 11:56 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    Mitt’s role models for America, Israel and Poland both have socialized medicine. Poland’s unemployment rate exceeds 12% and wages are low. Certainly Poland exceeds the US in Government spending as part of GDP. Israel’s “culture” as Mitt calls it, is a natural result of the Jews having every country in the world turn their backs on them when they were being slaughtered en masse in Europe.

    I am a Jew and will be voting for Obama. The more I see of Mitt, the more I believehe is well meaning, but not up to the task of leading the world’s greatest nation.

  24. Mark said at 12:07 pm on August 2nd, 2012:

    I do not believe any pols, information or indices eminating from the gov’t or media.

    The propaganda campaign is in high gear.

    Obama has nothing but Marxist, useful idiots, the plain ignorant and those on the dole.
    I am looking for these elections to mimick 2010, a leftist radical bloodbath and a victory for America.

  25. ROFLAO BIG TIME AT BOB ENGLISH said at 12:36 pm on August 2nd, 2012:

    Bob Said ” he is going to do well since the auto bailout loans that saved the entire industry is an issue that works very favorably for him….so it is not a big suprise that he is ahead in Ohio”



  26. Bob English said at 11:09 pm on August 2nd, 2012:

    So GM only made $1.5 billion in the 2nd Quarter (and the decline is because of lower sales in Europe)???? Beats the Romney Plan which would have meant the end of the American automobile industry including the suppliers. Face it, the auto bailout (which started under W) is a very good issue for the President and a very bad issue for Gov Romney.

  27. Proud Republican said at 9:48 am on August 4th, 2012:

    @Independent mom of 3 – if you really are a Jew and want to vote for Obama, why not just get it over with and convert to Islam? Obama is the most anti-Israel, anti-Jewish president in history. Our amateur Muslim president has told the world that:

    1) Iran is a “small” country that is not a threat
    2) Israel should go back to its pre-1967 borders
    3) Netanyahou is so despised by Obama he must enter the White House through the kitchen.

    Romney has made it clear that he will stand by Israel and that they are one of the country’s staunchest, most important allies.

    Any Jew that votes for Obama is contributing to their own demise.

  28. Oh Bobbieeeeeeee - Come Here A Sec, Please said at 12:08 pm on August 4th, 2012:

    Here’s one of your own, Doug Schoen; commenting on just how flawed this poll was.


    Almost a TWO to ONE sampling of Obummer over Romney? How else would you think this would turn out. Again, as evidenced by the low Democrat voter enthusiasm and high Republican enthusiasm (aka Chick-fil-A turn out) your guy is in trouble.

    More upticks in the unemployment rate in August & September will doom him.