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6 days to elections: Obama leads in swing states

A look at polls reveals president Obama is on the lead, correlated with response to Sandy. Romney campaign: Different polls show different results

According to new polls released Wednesday, six days before the US elections, President Barack Obama is ahead Republican hopeful Mitt Romney, specifically in the swing states.


Some of the polls were in as Obama was visiting disaster-struck New Jersey along with Governor Chris Christie, who commended the president for the government's support and assistance. In an interview with NBC, Christie said that "The federal government's response has been great. The president has been outstanding in this."


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A poll conducted by the Marquette University indicated that Obama was ahead by 8% (51%-43%) among likely voters in Wisconsin, the LA Times reported. For comparison, a poll taken after Obama's defeat in the Denver debate showed that the president was ahead by a mere 1% over Romney.


A recent New York Times and CBS poll, conducted before Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, indicated that Obama was leading by 1% (47%-48%), but more importantly that he was ahead by 5% in Ohio (45%-50%), as 52% of Ohio voters believe the economy has been improving.


The Romney campaign argued that the polls in favor of the president are unreliable, as different polls indicate that the Republican nominee is ahead. The Zogby poll, for example, has Romney ahead by three points (45%-48%) internationally.


Romney aides say the race overall is essentially tied. They have taken steps in recent days to try to take advantage of what they see as an opportunity in traditionally Democratic Pennsylvania, where polls have been tightening.


Obama's political adviser, David Axelrod said that the president will resume his campaign trail on Thursday, after canceling campaign events due to Hurricane Sandy.


Axelrod expressed optimism in regards to Obama winning Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania, saying "I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states," in an interview on MSNBC Wednesday morning.



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פרסום ראשון: 11.01.12, 00:43
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