Priorities USA: Nevada, Wisconsin look OK
By ALEXANDER BURNS |
10/9/12 5:52 PM EDT
Amid today's Democratic semi-freakout over the state of the 2012 campaign, Obama super PAC strategist Bill Burton emails that in at least two swing states, the race is stable and looking fine:
Priorities USA Action polling after the debate in NV and WI shows President Obama still leading and still at or above 50% in both states. And while President Obama's lead is similar to where the race was in our pre-debate polling, Romney still trails by wide margins on traits like standing up for the middle class.
In most of the public polls out today, the President is not losing ground, Romney is simply picking up support he was always going to receive.
Priorities isn't putting out the full polls, so take that for whatever you will. If Obama wins Nevada and Wisconsin, and continues to maintain a lead in Ohio, that would give him the 270 electoral votes he needs to win. Which is why the Romney campaign knows it needs to keep gaining ground throughout the month of October and take full advantage of the debate bounce the Republican appears to have earned nationally.