Fox News reports that Obama’s lead over Mitt Romney is widening. Um, this must have been really hard for them to report, considering people like Sean Hannity, Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Mike Huckabee and Bill O’Reilly, as well their so-called pundits, can’t bear the thought of Obama much less dropping his name on the set.
The president would take 49 percent of the vote compared to Romney’s 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup if the election were held today, the poll found. Last month, Obama had a four percentage-point edge of 45 percent to 41 percent. This marks the second time this year the president has had a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error.
Obama’s advantage comes largely from increased support among independents, who now pick him over Romney by 11 percentage points. Some 30 percent of independents are undecided. Last month, Obama had a four-point edge among independents, while Romney had the advantage from April through early June.
There was also an uptick in support for Obama among women, blacks and Democrats. Source
A CNN poll also shows Obama leading Romney, holding a seven-point lead. Some scoffed at Nate Silver’s assessment earlier this week that Obama could win by a landslide. While I don’t think that will be the case, I do think he will manage to win reelection, barring any scandals. Mitt Romney was bloodied by Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich during the primary season and Obama just picked up where they left off. They defined Mitt Romney even before the Obama team got to him.