Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Surging in Three Swing States
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 08:08 AM
By Martin Gould
Mitt Romney’s reeling campaign received more bad news on Wednesday as polls in three crucial swing states showed President Barack Obama moving ahead.
The Quinnipiac University surveys have Obama reaching 50 percent of the vote in both Virginia and Wisconsin, while in Colorado the president has overtaken the GOP candidate.
“Voters in these three critical states see the candidates as about even handling the economy, while President Obama is seen as better able to handle health care, Medicare and an international crisis,” said Peter Brown, the assistant director of the universtity’s polling institute.
“Voters in each state say the president cares about their needs and problems while Romney doesn’t care.”
The poll results showed:
Obama leading by 48 percent to 47 in Colorado, where Romney led by 50-45 just six weeks ago;
Obama holding on to a four percentage point lead in Virginia, but having 50 percent of likely voters saying they will cast their ballot for him; and
Obama widening his lead to six points in Wisconsin, up from two points in a poll conducted four weeks ago, immediately after Romney had chosen the state’s Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.
“All the bounces seem to be over as the candidates buckle down for a seven-week down-to-the-wire race to the finish. The races are close, but Gov. Mitt Romney is losing ground to President Barack Obama in Colorado and Wisconsin and still trailing in Virginia,” said Brown.