Another Poll Shows Possible GOP Troubles In Arizona
Is Arizona truly a battleground state?
The jury’s still out, but a second straight survey this week does indicate that it’s all knotted up between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Arizona.
According to a Rocky Mountain Poll released Wednesday, 42% of registered voters in Arizona say they support Obama, with 40% backing Romney and a high 18% undecided. The president’s two percent margin is well within the survey’s sampling error, meaning it’s basically a dead heat in Arizona.
A poll released Monday from Arizona State University’s Merrill/Morrison Institute also indicated 42%-40% margin for Obama among registered voters in Arizona.
The two point margin for Obama in the new Rocky Mountain poll is a switch from January, when Romney held a six point advantage over Obama.
According to the new poll, Obama holds a 16 point advantage over independent voters and a 39 point lead among Hispanic voters.
I’d still like to see more polling before we start to talk about Arizona as a toss-up state but this has got to be a big concern for Team Romney. If the campaign has to start worrying about defending states that McCain won in 2008, that’s going to make the task of flipping the 2008 Obama states they need all the more difficult.