Mitt Romney leading Obama in the latest poll results from left-leaning Public Policy Polling for the Daily Kos. Romney leads Obama 49 percent to 47 percent. That’s all because he bombed during the presidential debate last week. This is the second poll to show a Romney lead. Pew Research Center showed him with a 4-point lead nationally on Monday. The poll also showed Romney got an 18-point swing among female voters. Still, these bounces can dissipate in a matter of hours.
It’s the first time all year Romney has led in the poll, which was conducted on behalf of the liberal Daily Kos website and the Service Employees International Union. Obama led 49-45 percent in the group’s previous poll, conducted before last week’s debate. Source
I must admit, I was very turned off by the earlier version of Mitt Romney we saw, but now I find myself on the fence. If this Mitt Romney we are seeing now is the real person, then I will publicly say, I could very well vote for him on November 6. I believe President Obama would be better for the middle class, but if he has another empty podium performance, he could very well lose the election.
I once considered myself a Democrat, but voted for a Republican, Rudy Giuliani, as mayor in New York City during his first term because I didn’t like Ruth Messenger one bit. Through the years, I have voted on either side of the aisle in a number of elections and I am at another crossroads today. One week ago, I was pretty sure I was going to vote for President Obama, but now I am not so sure. I don’t see that fire in his belly that we saw in 2008.
Here are some more poll numbers:
Colorado: Romney 50%, Obama 46% (American Research Group)
Ohio: Romney 48%, Obama 47% (American Research Group)
Pennsylvania: Obama 43%, Romney 40% (Siena)
Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Rasmussen)
Obama 45%, Romney 45% (Washington Times/Zogby)