Swing State Polls
Taegan Goddard has a number of new swing state polls, and while many are close, they all favor the president: Latest Swing State Polls
I was especially struck by the Fox News poll:
Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent).
These are worth nothing because of a lot of Romney supporters have been actively denying, even without evidence, the validity of most polling. I am not sure how, however, one can ignore a Fox News poll when it shows Obama with big leads in three key swing states.
Of course, whoever did the write-up for the Fox piece tried hard to find a silver lining in the numbers:
The good news for Romney is that among voters who are “extremely” interested in this year’s election, the races are much tighter. Obama is up by just two points with this group in Virginia (49-47 percent), Florida is tied (48-48 percent), and Romney is up by one point in Ohio (48-47 percent).
This strikes me as a bit of a dig, and even then the numbers aren’t exactly what a Romney supporter can turn to for great succor.