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New Poll Shows Obama’s Lead Growing Against Romney

Obama Pulls Farther Ahead Of Romney In Polls

President Barack Obama’s poll lead against Republican nominee Mitt Romney has widened to 7 percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters on Thursday, just the latest poll showing the Democratic incumbent ahead less than two months before the November 6 election.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll is a daily online poll asking 990 likely voters over the past four days which candidate they would vote for if the election took place that day, reports The Huffington Post.

Thursday’s results showed that 48 percent would pick Obama while 41 percent picked Romney. The gap has been widening over the past few days since Obama initially grabbed the lead on September 7 by taking 46 percent of likely voters versus Romney’s 44 percent following the Democratic National Convention. Ipsos pollster Julia Clark stated:

“What that really means is that Obama is in good shape.”

The online poll also showed that more registered voters preferred Obama’s policies and approach on taxes, healthcare, and social security when compared to his Republican challenger. When they were asked who had a better plan, policy, or approach to the war on terrorism, registered voters picked Obama 39 percent to Romney’s 25 percent.

Voice of America notes that, while the economy is still the focal point of the election, foreign policy has also come in to play in the past few days after the attacks on US embassies in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Republican nominee Mitt Romney condemned the Obama administration’s handling of the attack in Egypt, saying that their statement showed weakness.

President Obama responded by saying that Romney’s criticism showed a “tendency to shoot first and aim later.” Romney’s comments drew criticism of Democrats and Republicans, who questioned his wisdom in critiquing the handling of a foreign policy issue while it was unfolding.

Many analysts and supporters are urging Romney to refocus his efforts on the economy, which could be his strongest argument in his attempt to defeat President Obama in November. Political analyst Rhodes Cook stated:

“I think there is a sense of trying to get the race back to where it was before the conventions. The economy is his big issue, so to go after Obama on this or to break ground on how you handle a foreign policy crisis is risky.”

What do you think of the latest poll putting Obama even farther ahead of Romney in the polls?

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58 Responses to “New Poll Shows Obama’s Lead Growing Against Romney”

  1. Ken Dixon

    these republicans are desperate and I wouldn't put it past them to try and creat an international incident to try and make Obabma look bad Who cares if people die they die everyday because of republicans.

  2. Christie Lyons

    i agree 100 % i think the goverment is responsable for many things…i dont care to list them all,as i dont want to get arrested,freedom of speech is a scary thing now days…

  3. Christine Roe

    If they would poll an equal amount of "likely voters", instead of people they pull off the Obama treads, the results would be different! It's ironic that this poll shows him in the lead when a TRUE poll done by MSNBC – YESTERDAY- shows Romney ahead. 63% of Americans dissapprove of the direction the counrty is heading! 63%! @ Ken, Republicans do not cause people to die every day. If that is something you truely belive, you need your head examined! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!

  4. Jr Smith

    Ken…you need to be comitted. Obama has done a great job at making himself look bad.He doesn't need any help. If they asked me if I'd vote for Obama my answer would be, NO not for dogcatcher!

  5. Carol Lynn Ward Staggers

    If these polls are taken everyday, why haven't I seen one. They are biased and they only report the answers they want to hear. Get the true readings at the polls done on CNN and stations like them. These little do nothing polls mean nothing.

  6. Carol Lynn Ward Staggers

    There were warnings of this uprising and they were ignored. He is too busy campaigning or playing golf or appearing on David Letterman to go to the briefings so this is the result. He is the worst president we have ever had and he needs to GO!

  7. Brian Coughlan

    Roughly 80% of the world and 55% of the US electorate favour Barack Obama. Republicans are in the distinct minority and about 60% of them are so crazy that they think Obama is a Muslim-Marxist-Atheist-Socialist Kenyan with an agenda to destroy America.

    Let's keep the grown-ups running foreign policy. Go Obama!

  8. Patricia J Campbell

    Obama's skills (if they can be called that) are nothing more than organizing protests or campaigning/ fund raising. Unelected people around him are calling all the shots, while he is out schmoozing with celebrities, vacationing or golfing. He has no idea what he's supposed to be doing in the WH and therefore he does not show up for work!

  9. Mike Mccollum

    I have a really big question. Would all of you Christian right conservatives vote for a man or woman who says they were an atheist,but would create lets say 20 million new jobs,balance the budget,clean up the country on an environmental level, work across the aisle with all partys on all issues,and have a great foreign policy record. Remember you will never meet this person,talk to this person,they are not your friend,they are your President & they are atheist,but never have any policy decisions regarding religion in this country.they just do what I stated above.would you vote for them?

  10. Mike Mccollum

    Actually thats sadly true in a ways because republicans always seem to really be for the death penalty,but against abortion. Ive never understood that. This has always been strange to me. protect one life,take another. george bush killed more people as governor of texas,then anyone before him. They claim to be for small government and want the government to stop abortions & to make decisions on putting other humans to death. This perplexes me.

  11. Christie Lyons

    yes this has always had me stumped,they are for one but not the other…either way you look at it,they took a life… CANT FIX STUPID…

  12. Mike Mccollum

    So their were warnings they were gonna shoot a rocket into the U.S. embassy? Umm where did you get this info? I really have to call bs on that. Unless you mean like the warning from that female f.b.i.agent before 9/11 who said that men on terror watchlist were taking flying lessons? That kind of warning? But she was ignored,because bush was,wait a minute,on vacation all the damn time.i think that agents name was valerie plame,be sure to add the name of the person who said they were gonna kill americans in libya because of this movie they saw.

  13. Heidi Cox

    I wonder how many threats/warnings the government gets everyday? I would think it would be next to impossible to investigate every one, not too mention that the president ALWAYS has advisers that help point him in a general direction.

  14. Ken Dixon

    I should be commited lol? Millions are dying without health care and you could give a shit? PEOPLE DIE because of you. You claim your so concerned about the debt when YOU spend trillions on wars based on lies and stupidity. People DIE because of you. You endorse guns of any size for any American and people die because of you. You claim your the less gov party? What a crock that is. You tell people who they can marry you want to tell a woman what she can do with her own body. You oppose any Right to Die legislation that comes up. Same for Pot legalization. Just to name a few. Your nothing but hypocritical hatefilled asshole bullys. You have put your hate for Obama over whats good for the country and whats fair and kind to you own fellow Americans. You have givin up on even thinking for your selves if you ever did that in the first place. Wwhatever Rush and Fox news tells you to think its LAW. Thats because they speak to your hate they make it ok of course you cant come out and admit who you hate but Ill bet Mr Smith anything you have deep seeded hates for Gays or is it the Hispanics? Maybe the Muslums? Blacks? Thats why you really hate liberals because they are better then you and they include every one without bigotry or seperation. YOU ARE NOT SO KIND. Thats what it really comes down too YOUR HATE and need to express it at every ones cost I speak for a lot of liberals we are sick of your hate and your lil baby/bully ways Since you are no longer capable of resonable conpromise or debate then we are just going to have to take it to the streets so let me know MR Smith where your at

  15. Ken Dixon

    Left leaning polls ?? Gee I wonder where you heard that? RUSH maybe lol I heard his rant and then FOX news poll came out with the same OBAMA lead Cant really claim thats a left poll can you MR Smith Must be nice though not having to ever think for your self

  16. Jr Smith

    I don't need anybody thinking for me. Obama is buying votes with his policies. More people unemployed and on welfare and food stamps than ever before. Sure they'll vote for him because he's giving them something. I won't change your mind about Obama nor will I try.

  17. Ken Dixon

    Dear Al Qaeda, You no longer need to do a thing to us. We are killing our own people. The Republicans here would rather let millions of their fellow Americans die without health care then try and help. The same party loves to complain about the deficit but always seems to have money to fund wars based on either lies or stupidity where to your joy many more Americans die.( But none of their children of course). Not to mention hundreds of thousand of innocent foriegn civilians. Also, they vote against any climate change legislation that could help prevent or at least ease record breaking weather catastrophes that affect millions and continue to put our country and the world at greater risk. For your pleasure these same people want every American to have any kind of gun they may want without little caution what so ever. praise God! Thousands more of innocent Americans die from this as well. These Republicans work together with a cable company called FOX news who helps spew their message of hate and death. You could call them American Terrorists but not yet on your level though they are responsible for far more deaths to Americans then all of your attacks combined. See you don't have to do a thing. Just sit back and enjoy the carnage our own people are doing to us.

  18. Ken Dixon

    Dear Al Qaeda, You no longer need to do a thing to us. We are killing our own people. The Republicans here would rather let millions of their fellow Americans die without health care then try and help. The same party loves to complain about the deficit but always seems to have money to fund wars based on either lies or stupidity where to your joy many more Americans die.( But none of their children of course). Not to mention hundreds of thousand of innocent foriegn civilians. Also, they vote against any climate change legislation that could help prevent or at least ease record breaking weather catastrophes that affect millions and continue to put our country and the world at greater risk. For your pleasure these same people want every American to have any kind of gun they may want without little caution what so ever. praise God! Thousands of innocent Americans die from this as well. They work with a company called FOX news that helps them spew their message of hate and death. You could call them American terrorists. They are responsible for helping far more Americans die then all of your attacks combined. They put you to shame. Get this lol many of them claim to be Christian. You know Love they Neighbor as thy self. Pretty funny huh? See you don't have to do a thing. Just sit back and enjoy the carnage our own people are doing to us.

  19. Sherri York Fine

    Mike. Many of the decisions that the president makes have a direct affect on how we live our lives. It may be different if the government would butt out, but they are involved in EVERYTHING… so no, I guess I wouldn't be able to do it.

  20. Kale Williamson

    I would research their voting records and if they held to what they were saying, yes. I'd vote for them. People tend to just listen to the talking heads and take what a politician promises at face value. If his/her platform was to rescind the emergency war powers acts, nafta, cafta, ect. It wouldn't matter if they believed they were aliens.

  21. Betty Hankins

    Mike Mccollum it was reported in an UK paper that there were warnings sent out 48 hours before that some action was being planned. The WH administration said there were warnings but not ''actionable''. Have no clue what that meant. But they had warnings that security should have been beefed up.

  22. Carol Lynn Ward Staggers

    I am not for the death penalty but it has to be proven that this person did not commit the crime. I don't want to put an innocent person the death, has to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. I am not for abortion either. The baby has the right to live unless in case of rape. I think it should be up to the mother too.

  23. Betty Hankins

    Rams has a poll that says Romney is ahead..and they polled real LIKELY voters. Not with left leaning polls like gallup had, where they asked registered voters and 10% more democrats being asked. But the only true poll will be on election day..when the votes will be counted. I only hope and pray that all those DEAD people don't jump from their graves and vote again! The last count in NC alone had some 30,000 dead people voted and remember obama won NC by only 14,000 votes..I'm sure they were all the dead people that took the time from their dirt beds to vote.

  24. Betty Hankins

    Meant to add, even gallup poll had Romney ahead until the DOJ talked about suing them..then bam! obama took the lead in their polls. lol It's laughable. Don't take my word for it..google it!

  25. Mike Mccollum

    I dont have too much negative to say about the war powers act except that they can take your land for military use,& they used to be able to use the census to get info on each person in america but im not sure if they can do that anymore

  26. Kale Williamson

    Read more about it. The emergency war powers act is the main thing that allows government to bypass the constitution making things such as the patriot act (compare with the enabling act of Nazi Germany). This is also what let them start welfare and government housing. Remember, a government big enough to give you what you want is strong enough to take everything you have.

  27. JoAnne D Nance

    Yeah bc Al Sharpton would TOTALLY be on a republican news station right?? There is no way he would get away with all that race bating and hate for whites and republicans if MSNBC were republican they might as well be owned by BET!!!

  28. Betty Hankins

    I put MSN BS on purpose by the way. I can't watch that channel more than a few mins at a time. It's so all in your face they are in full support of obama. And they don't care who they hurt in their quest for getting him re-elected as they did to get him elected!

  29. JoAnne D Nance

    Lets not forget their support of the New Black Panther Party when they put out a bounty on Zimmerman's head. That station is corrupt as hell!!

  30. JoAnne D Nance

    Lets not forget their support of the New Black Panther Party when they put out a bounty on Zimmerman's head. That station is corrupt as hell!!

  31. JoAnne D Nance

    Wow more low blows from the Democrat side when they are losing and spouting more untrue lies to distort the other side. Who would have ever thought!!!

  32. Rebekah Shupp

    If someone raped and murdered your child, you'd be happy to issue them the death penalty yourself. Taking an innocent life is completely incomparable to ending the life of someone who has killed others.

  33. Rebekah Shupp

    Absolutely NOT. This country was FOUNDED by the belief in God. How can someone be a president if they don't even believe that our individual human rights to life, liberty, and justice are God-given (as stated in the declaration).

  34. Rebekah Shupp

    Absolutely NOT. This country was FOUNDED by the belief in God. How can someone be a president if they don't even believe that our individual human rights to life, liberty, and justice are God-given (as stated in the declaration).

  35. Rebekah Shupp

    So you'd rather be forced to buy health insurance, whether you can afford it or not (bet the 1 in 6 people in poverty are really going to love that); and if you DON'T purchase health insurance, you get fined? Wow. Ok.

  36. Rebekah Shupp

    So you'd rather be forced to buy health insurance, whether you can afford it or not (bet the 1 in 6 people in poverty are really going to love that); and if you DON'T purchase health insurance, you get fined? Wow. Ok.

  37. Ken Dixon

    I never said it was perfect i wanted a single payer and NO I dont agree with the mandate but its BETTER THEN NOTHING At least the dems tried to stand up to insurance companys that make billions in profit whiloe literaly letting millions suffer and many die because they cant get it for a variety of reasons. can you imagine being sick seriously ill and having doctors tell you they wont see you because you dont have insurance Happens all the time. by the time they finally get through to some county help if that then often its to late. Oh so sad you have to die. And dont use the typical right winged idiot response Oh you can go to the Emergency room YEA right like they have specialists there NO Like they have special therapys there for your specific illnesss? NO Like they have follow up you know the every freaking day follow ups people dying of cancer might need in the emergencys rooms? NO thats just insanely DUMB repeated over and over on FOX news for the sheeps consumption real pro life christian of these people who oppose it Ask what you want for the millions of products in the market today but not when it comes to products that affect life and death . See then who ever can help will charge what ever the fuck they want or so sad you must die real good system there

  38. Mike Mccollum

    Well sherri,while some of the founding fathers believed in God,george washington,john adams,james monroe,and ben franklin did not believe in any of the miracles in the bible done by Christ,& they were also deists which means they believe that God does not intervene in the everyday lives of man,but instead the nature world keeps us in order. These men were starting a new country,so they were big in the enlightenment way of thinking. Science,not religion,was the big topic of the day.

  39. Lynne Bowden

    It's amazingly sad that people can equate an innocent life with that of OBL or someone on death row… says nothing good about our public education system.

  40. Lynne Bowden

    On top of that, illegal aliens are exempt from the ObamaCare tax, and can still use our hospitals for free!

  41. Mike Mccollum

    Hey lynne do you think if a black homeless crackhead raped one of the bush twins when they was lets say 14,and got them pregnant,that laura bush would make her daughter,her precious rich little white daughter,have that baby?? If u do ur sadly misguided

  42. Christine Roe

    Mike, there is SUCH a huge difference between the death penalty and abortion!! Hopefully, I can clarify this for you : the death penalty is for the scum of the earth who have NO intintion of changing (ie. rapist, child preditors, murderers, ect) abortion is the MURDER of an innocent, unborn child! Hope this has cleared up any questions you have had differentiating the two.

  43. Christine Roe

    Mike, there is SUCH a huge difference between the death penalty and abortion!! Hopefully, I can clarify this for you : the death penalty is for the scum of the earth who have NO intintion of changing (ie. rapist, child preditors, murderers, ect) abortion is the MURDER of an innocent, unborn child! Hope this has cleared up any questions you have had differentiating the two.

  44. Lynne Bowden

    Mike, unlike some absentee, irresponsible, crack-head-alcoholic parents, I would bet that Laura had the good sense to keep her daughters from getting into that situation in the first place.