Looking good for Obama in Ohio, says PPP Poll
I am not a big fan of obsessing over every little poll fluctuation. I am especially not a fan of getting those emails emphasizing bad polling news, with the message "The sky is falling — send us money." (Hate to say this but the Sherrod Brown campaign is guilty of this. They send a freakout email over every not-so-good poll while not sharing the good polls or the fact that Josh Mandel hasn't led in any of them)
But this is nice to see this evening, after all the talk about convention bounces or non- bounces or whatever, this new polling from PPP:
PPP's first post-conventions poll in Ohio finds Barack Obama with a 5 point lead over Mitt Romney, 50-45. This is the largest lead PPP has found for Obama in an Ohio poll since early May. Last month Obama led 48-45.
PPP found that the President's favorability/unfavorability rating is even at 48/48 while only 44% have a favorable opinion of Romney against 49% who have an unfavorable opinion. And this is good news as well:
Obama's leading in Ohio because he's not as weak there with some large voter blocs as he is in other states. He trails only 48-46 with men and 50-46 with whites, and actually leads 49-47 with seniors. His performance with those groups is far better than it is nationally- Romney would need much wider leads with them if he was going to take Ohio.
It's hard to see a path to victory for Mitt Romney without Ohio, and Obama continues to be in a strong position there with eight weeks to go.
That's great news! This means everyone needs to redouble their effort — talk to their friends, volunteer, make sure everyone they know is registered and has the info they need to vote. And we need to remind our Democratic friends they need to vote downticket too: for Senate especially, as well as Congress, the state legislature, and the Supreme Court races.