With the election campaign picking up speed with Mitt Romney’s latest vice presidential choice, President Obama’s ads attacking Romney’s tax returns and Joe Biden alluding to the GOP wanting to keep “y’all in chains,” Obama still maintains his advantage in the race to secure a possible reelection. Another gallop released today by NBC News/Wall Street Journal shows some interesting numbers when it comes to votes by demographics.
First Read on NBC News reports:
In a smaller sample of voters living in 12 key battleground states – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin – Obama leads Romney by three points, 49 percent to 46 percent.
That’s a narrower edge in these battlegrounds than the eight-point lead the president enjoyed in the June and July NBC/WSJ polls.
Looking inside the numbers, Obama continues to lead Romney among key parts of his political base, including African Americans (94 percent to 0 percent), Latinos (by a 2-to-1 margin), voters under 35-years-old (52 percent to 41 percent) and women (51 percent to 41 percent).
Romney is ahead with whites (53 percent to 40 percent), rural voters (47 percent to 38 percent) and seniors (49 percent to 41 percent).
And the two presidential candidates are essentially even when it comes to the swing groups of suburban voters, Midwest residents and political independents.
Although both candidates face challenges in locking down the Presidential election, voters are starting to become more aware. The amount of ads and polls being released can help- and persuade- voters. Even though we’re all smart enough to realize these are just numbers, you can only help but think how much do these numbers hold true.
Let’s take a quick recap at the numbers: Zero percent from black voters does sound extreme, but definitely not far from the truth. Low support for women and Latinos for Romney is also believable. And yes, water is still wet.