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

thethinwhiteduke007 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 10:39 AM
all the economic indicators are bad, americans,by a big majority think the country is headed in the wrong direction and the government is too big....and yet this joker in the white house has a great chance of getting reelected.unless he is as bad a politician as Carter,and he ain't,and unless Romney is as good as Reagan,and he ain't,we are in for nasty news come this November.i pray we can capture the senate.....possible but unlikely.

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...