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NYT/CBS Poll: Romney Takes the Lead, Brutal Internals for Obama

magnetar Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 12:46 PM
There is a saying in North Carolina.... "You can't polish a turd"
You can't be serious Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 9:36 AM
I am from NC and I have seen people try though. It manifests itself in the form of an obama re-election attempt.

The top line is only 47 percent for Romney compared to 46 percent for Obama, but that's among registered -- not likely -- voters with a D/R/I sample breakdown of 33/26/41 (D+6.5).  Here are the basics, then it's all downhill from there for The One:

Forty-seven percent of registered voters nationwide who lean towards a candidate back Romney, while 46 percent support the president. Four percent are undecided. The one percentage point difference is within the survey's three point margin of error. Romney leads by eight points among men; the president leads by five points...