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To: Dale Baker who wrote (206904)11/4/2012 9:50:49 AM
From: Dale Baker  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 503046
 
Kyle Leighton
November 3, 2012, 9:12 PM 26744

President Obama has seen a boost in his job approval ratings in the past week as the nation has dealt with Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath. Meanwhile, Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s favorability has hit a rough patch following almost a month of gains.

The shifts come with the the election just days away and could mark a late turn in a campaign that has drawn on for two years.

Since Oct. 28, a national tracking poll by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling has shown Obama’s job approval making a net gain of 6 percentage points. PPP is also the only national poll tracking a similar metric for Romney, his favorability rating, on a daily basis. During the same period, Romney’s favorability has dropped by a net 7 points.

Other daily tracking polls have also shown Obama making similar gains. Republican-leaning Rasmussen showed a 5-point net boost since its Monday poll. A daily ABC News/Washington Post poll has put Obama’s approval rating at 50 percent or above in nine of the 12 editions through Friday, and at 49 percent on the three other days.



To: Dale Baker who wrote (206904)11/4/2012 10:03:09 AM
From: JohnM  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 503046
 
Ah, thanks for the Silver break down of the CO polls. I was headed in search of them as soon as I completed this reading of the forum.



To: Dale Baker who wrote (206904)11/4/2012 10:35:23 AM
From: Metacomet  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 503046
 
Read a piece somewhere that makes the case for Johnson cutting into Obama's numbers in Colorado

Although he is the Libertarian and would normally be expected to draw from Romney's conservative supporters, in Colorado there is a marijuana measure on the ballot

Johnson, rationally, favors legalization

The recent agressive enforcement by the Obama administration in asserting federal statutes, even where state laws have been relaxed in this silly version of modern day prohibition, is not winning him any friends among the THC aficionados, and they vote...in droves

With Colorado already close, his tolerance of a modern day Eliot Ness mentality at Justice could cost him dearly