Democrat-Leaning Pollster Releases Poll Showing Mitt Romney Surging to within One-Point of Obama in Ohio; Romney Up from 5-Point Deficit Last Weekend – 10/20/12 UPDATED: Democrat +8 Sample Used
Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling has just posted on their Twitter Feed that Gov. Mitt Romney has surged to within one-point of Barack Obama in the state of Ohio, 49%-48%. Obama’s lead has dropped from 5-points last weekend in the PPP Poll, to 1-point today. No internals of the poll posted as of yet, so we don’t yet know the Party ID breakdown of the sample.
UPDATED 10/20/12, 3:35 PM ET: PPP has posted the internals of the Ohio Poll. They had to use a Democrat +8 Sample to keep Obama up by 1-point! Just one week ago, they used a Democrat +4 sample and Obama had a 5-point lead.
Below are some of their Tweets and reaction to it on Twitter:
Our new Ohio poll, which finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 49-48, is now posted: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/10/r…— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) October 20, 2012
Our new Ohio poll finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 49-48, down from 51-46 last week— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) October 20, 2012
In Februrary Mitt Romney’s favorability in Ohio was 28/56. Now it’s 49/47. 30 point net positive shift over the course of the year— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) October 20, 2012
Note PPPs OH numbers and then its early vote numbers. I strongly suspect Mitt may be winning OH by now.— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 20, 2012
Because if you think Obama really is winning the OH early vote by 30+ points, I would like to buy some Panama Red off of you.— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 20, 2012