Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald Poll shows Mitt Romney Beating President Obama 45-51 percent in Florida

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. By enstarz.com

Mitt Romney has maintained a solid lead over President Barack Obama in the latest Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll of likely voters who favor the Republican by six percentage points.

Romney’s strengths: independent voters and more crossover support from Democrats relative to the Republicans who back Obama, according to the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.

Romney’s crossover appeal is fueled by strong support in rural North Florida, a conservative bastion where a relatively high percentage of Democrats often vote Republican in presidential election years.

“I’m pretty convinced Romney’s going to win Florida,” said Mason-Dixon pollster Brad Coker, who conducted the 800-likely voter survey from Tuesday through Thursday.

Romney is winning handily among men, marginally losing with women voters and has outsized support among non-Hispanic whites. He’s essentially winning on the issues as well: the economy, Medicare, foreign policy and looking out for the middle-class.

Coker noted the poll results are essentially unchanged from last month, when Romney led by a point more after he crushed Obama in their first debate.

The October poll and this one, which have error margins of 3.5 percent, were conducted for The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald as well as the Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13.

Although the latest survey shows Romney comfortably ahead 51-45 percent in Florida, the Republican can’t rest easy. Other polls show a tighter race, although they use a different method of polling than that of Mason-Dixon, a Florida-based firm.

Obama draws only 5 percent Republican support, but Romney draws 16 percent of the likely Democratic vote in the poll.

And Romney beats Obama with independents — the tie-breaker voters — by a six-point margin. That’s not necessarily a comfortable lead for Romney, who was ahead by 13 points last month among independents.

Romney jumped to an overall lead last month after the first presidential debate, in which Obama’s performance was so poor that even he joked about how bad he was.

Hispanic voters moved a total of seven points in Obama’s favor in a month, but he’s not carrying their vote with the double digits he probably needs because of his poor standing among non-Hispanic whites.

Romney is trusted more than Obama on handling the economy and leading the nation by the same amount: 53-44 percent.

By a 50-48 percent split, Romney’s trusted more to look out for the middle-class and he has another inside-the-error-margin lead over Obama of 49-47 percent when it comes to handling foreign policy.

Asked who would be worse for Medicare, 52 percent said Obama and 44 percent said Romney.

Obama’s campaign has dismissed the results of likely voter polls, such as this one, pointing to statistics that indicate they’re turning out so-called “sporadic” and new voters. In essence, they argue that likely voter polls miss their voters who, by definition, are unlikely.

But Coker said the poll was conducted with a registered voter list and “we’re not missing anybody based on our method.”

Also, the Romney campaign notes that most non-partisan polls show the Republican ahead in Florida and doing better among independents.

Source: The Miami Herald

A Good Sign of Mitt Romney Polls: Survey Shows Continual Increase Percentage on Romney Side

Mitt Romney's Polling Surge Continues. Image: http://www.rollcall.com

The US presidential race is about to finish. There are 4 more weeks to go where Americans decide who will be the US president? The Mitt Romney Polls can be taken into consideration.

 

A lot of changes as days pass to the November Election. We cannot deny that Obama lead on poll survey for the previous months. But Romney is not behind Obama for a big lead. The race is too tight that not anyone can tell who will win this battle.

 

After the attack of US embassy at Libya, Romney was also releasing his attacks against the US administration. But according to poll survey, it did not showed a positive aspect on Romney for it was untimely for him to give criticism while the incident has just happened. In fact, there were some Republicans who were not amenable for the criticism of Romney on the Government lapses of the attack. However, only a small edge had been added to Obama.

 

But after the first debate of Romney and Obama, there was a great difference. Two-thirds of people who watched the presidential debate think that the Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the showdown according to a nationwide poll conducted Wednesday night. In the poll survey, 36 percent said that the debate made them more likely to vote for Romney while only 18 percent are more likely to reelect the president.

 

The debate has given a great impact on the part of the Republican candidate because it gives an advantage on Romney polls of having an approval rating rise to 3 percent. Obama was still leading but his lead narrowed after the debate. If the coming two more debate of Obama and Romney have the same performance, then it is a bad sign for Obama. However the team Obama is hoping that they can recover from the first encounter.

 

The Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple chairs for a vice presidential debate. Team Obama is looking to put the brakes on the other guy’s momentum. However, it is not easy to say that Biden is better than Ryan. If Ryan can show to the people of America that their team is better to administer the US government, there is a possibility that a new president will be elected on the November 2012 US Election.

 

Well, as of this moment, only time knows who will win the election but many Republicans, supporters and believers of Romney finger-crossed hoping he can be the next president in America. Let’s just watch for the next poll survey that will be released days from now.

Romney Promises to Give solution on Latino Immigrants

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In Los Angeles this week with the Latino Business leaders, Mitt Romney is convinced the “Republican Party is the rightful home of Hispanic Americans, “but added that “my speech today isn’t about my political party.”

In the polls, Romney unable to close ground on President Barack Obama, thus GOP challenger seeks to woo Hispanic American votes however finds himself hindered by the conservative stance and in order to win the Republican primary campaign, he took on immigration policy.
The majority of Latino voters, especially younger ones in the fastest-growing demographic of the U.S. population, the opposition of Romney to Obama’s move this summer to halt deportations of some children of illegal immigrants put him at odds.
On Wednesday at the Univision News “Meet the Candidates” forum in Miami Romney will be facing a highly anticipated appearance and possibly struggle to explain his stance on the issue of the difference between his party base demands and what most Hispanic Americans want to hear.
In an interview on Monday with Spanish-language Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, he demonstrated his dilemma.
Traditionally Latino electorate backs Democrats thus Romney lambasted Obama’s economic policies in making the case and asks the Latino that he should be voted this time. With the young illegal immigrants brought to America as children who want to study and work in the country where they grew up, he sounded uncomfortable when asked if he would continue the administration’s halt in deporting them.
The amnesty increases competition for scarce job thus, Conservatives oppose Obama program. Romney said during the primary campaign that he opposed the Dream Act, the proposal of the Democrats which was blocked by the congressional Republicans.
Romney told Diaz Balart, “I’m going to make sure that we have a permanent solution to help dreamers, to help these young people who came to this country through no fault of their own, brought here by their parents,” he added more that “I want them to understand what the permanent status is. And from the very beginning of my administration, I will work to put in place legislation that is –that deals with the major immigration issues that America faces, including that one.”

Romney Able to Get a Chance over the Fiscal Cliff

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Some $ 109 billion in across-the-board spending cuts in of Mr. Obama giving a chance for Mr. Romney to leap into the debate over the fiscal cliff, the potential for an end of the year uproar unless Mr. Obama and Congress reach a deficit reduction deal to avert them.

 At year’s end, Bush-era tax cut also expire.
The campaign battle between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney is the Washington debate mirror.
Republicans favor spending cuts while Democrats want to make up the shortfall by increasing taxes on wealthy Americans.
In the weekly podcast of Mr. Romney, he said, “Political gridlock threatens to plunge us back into recession, but instead of seeking bipartisan solutions, President Obama is passively allowing us to go over a fiscal cliff.”
It was congressional Republicans who are standing in the way of deal because they refuse to accept a more balanced approach, this is according to the White House in releasing a breakdown cuts on Friday.
Automatic cuts under an August 2011 deal are agreed by the White House and Congress, Democrats and Republicans, including Mr. Romney’s vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan.
Mr. Romney says this is no time to shrink the Pentagon’s budget where he has vowed to build up the US military if elected on 6th of November and the $54bn in deference cuts that would kick in at year’s end has single out for criticism, The Pentagon budget should no be shrink, Romney said.
Andrea Saul, the spokeswoman of Romney said, “What kind of commander-in-chief forces Americans to choose between massive tax hikes that will undermine the economy and massive cuts to our military that will undermine national security?”
The issue of the deaths of four Americans killed by Muslim protesters at the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi , Libya made Mr. Romney a rough week ending during which he fell behind Mr. Obama in the polls and came under criticism from Democrats and some Republicans.
 Romney took a day off from the campaign trail and spent part of the afternoon watching one of his grandson’s soccer games.