By Jonathan Easley – 09/26/12 01:49 PM ET
President Obama has stretched his lead over Mitt Romney to 6 percentage points nationally, according to the Gallup daily tracking poll released Wednesday.
Obama takes 50 percent support over Romney’s 44 percent.
The president has hit the 50 percent mark only twice before in the poll, most recently after the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this month. Continue reading “Gallup daily poll shows Obama stretching lead to 50-44 over Romney”
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National polling suggests that the American public is deeply divided about whom it wants to be the next president of the United States.
In a Washington Post–ABC News survey released last week President Obama led Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 48 percent among likely voters. A New York Times-CBS News poll released around the same time put Obama at 49 percent to Romney’s 46 percent among those most likely to vote.
Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix”, a campaign politics blog for the Washington Post. He is also an MSNBC political contributor. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son. Continue reading “Will Obama win in November? Wide gap between preference and prediction.”
For the first time in 98 years, the 330,000-member Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) will not endorse a candidate for president this year. The FOP supported the Republican candidate for President in 2008, 2004, and 2000, and its non-endorsement is seen as a refutation of Mitt Romney.
Why the change? One big reason was Mitt Romney’s support of Senate Bill 5 in Ohio, which stripped collective bargaining rights from police officers.
People familiar with the group’s decision said leaders had been disturbed by Mr. Romney’s statements of strong support for several antiunion initiatives, particularly the move in Ohio to restrict the collective-bargaining rights of public-union employees, including police and firefighters. The measure was overturned by voters in Ohio last year. Continue reading “National Police Union Refuses to Endorse Romney, First Such Refusal in 98 Years”