Obama Widens Lead in Florida and Ohio
Republicans in Ohio have been worried that President Barack Obama has been leading in the state and would get its 18 electoral votes. It is also the same in Florida, where the president has the advantage over Mitt Romney for its 29 electoral votes.
According to the last survey made by the New York Times, Quinnipiac University and CBS News, President Obama has widened his lead over Romney. The incumbent president is also outperforming his rival on every campaign issue even if around half of those asked said that they were unsatisfied with Obama’s presidency.
The survey has added more pressure to Romney as he prepares for his first debate with President Obama next week. Romney must not just win over the undecided voters but must also attract the voters who seemed to be comfortable with giving Obama another term.
Romney has to face the obstacles in the two vital states, which have as many electoral votes as the other swing states combined. Romney used to have the lead over older Americans but it has shifted towards President Obama.
People also believe that President Obama can handle the economy better. People also see Romney more unfavorable than favorable. The opposite is seen with the president. Most of the respondents also said that Romney doesn’t care about the problem of people like them.
In Columbus, Ohio, Romney is said to fail in connecting with average, working-class voters. This has been one of the concerns of Romney’s supporters. Most observers are also pessimistic about Romney’s chances in the state.
48 percent of respondents who are likely Romney voters in Ohio supported him with reservations or because they don’t like President Obama. 51 percent said they are in favor of Romney. President Obama is favored by two-thirds of his likely voters. 33 percent said they are in favor of him with reservations or because they dislike his rival.