Obama Gains in Polls Nationwide; Leads in More Than a Dozen New Polls

Presidential Poll Roundup - Sept. 19

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Mitt Romney's very bad, no-good week continues to get worse. Fourteen new state polls were released Wednesday, and President Barack Obama led in 13 of them. These new polls are some of the first to come in since the controversies surrounding the Romney campaign began.


A Fox News poll of Florida found Obama in the lead over Romney by 5 points, 49-44 percent. The poll of 829 likely voters had a margin of error of 3 percent. Earlier this week, in a Gravis Marketing poll, Romney held a one-point lead.


Fox News also released a new poll of Ohio. In the survey of 1,009 likely voters, Obama led Romney by seven points, 49-42 percent, with a 3 percent margin of error. President Obama has only trailed in two polls of Ohio since the beginning of August , and this poll matches his largest lead in that time.


Three polls of Virginia all show President Obama ahead. Fox News , in its third poll, had Obama ahead seven points, 50-43 percent. The poll surveyed 1,006 likely voters with a 3 percent margin of error. A poll by We Ask America found Obama ahead of Romney 49-46 percent. The poll of 1,238 likely voters had a 2.8 percent margin of error. A CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac poll found Obama with a four-point advantage over Romney, 50-46 percent. The survey of 1,474 likely voters had a margin of error of 3 percent.


Another poll by CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac found Obama ahead in Colorado by a single point. The poll of 1,497 likely voters preferred Obama 48-47 percent. The margin of error was 3 percent. A Rasmussen poll taken Monday has shown Romney with a two-point lead, 47-45 percent.


Two new polls of Wisconsin show the president ahead in Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's home state. CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac , in their third poll, found Obama six points ahead of Romney, 51-45 percent. The poll of 1,485 likely voters had a margin of error of 3 percent. A poll by Marquette University had Obama ahead by a 14 point margin, 54-40 percent. The survey of 601 likely voters had a 4.1 percent margin of error.


Two polls of Maine found Obama with large leads. Public Policy Polling had Obama ahead by 16 points, 55-39 percent. The poll surveyed 804 likely voters with a 3.5 percent margin of error. A poll by MPRC found Obama ahead by 17 points, 54-37 percent. The survey of 856 registered voters had a 3.4 percent margin of error.


Obama continues to lead in Romney's home state. A new CNN/Opinion Research poll gave Obama an eight-point lead, 52-44 percent. The poll surveyed 754 likely voters with a margin of error of 3.5 percent. The president has led in every poll of Michigan in September.


Obama holds a double-digit lead over Romney in Massachusetts. A poll by WBUR/MassInc found the president ahead by 28 points, 59-31 percent. The poll surveyed 507 likely voters, with a margin of error of 4.4 percent.


President Obama also leads Romney by double digits in California. A poll by Field Research put Obama ahead by of Romney by 24 points, 58-34 percent. The survey of 891 likely voters had a margin of error of 3.4 percent.

New Hampshire

The only good news for Romney came from New Hampshire. A Rasmussen poll of the Granite State found Romney ahead of Obama 48-45 percent. The poll surveyed 500 likely voters with a 3 percent margin of error. This is the first poll of New Hampshire with Romney in the lead since April .

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