11/5: Obama and Romney Deadlocked in Virginia

As the presidential campaign enters its final hours, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden — 48% — and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — 47% — are still neck and neck among likely voters in Virginia, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted early.  One percent is for another candidate, and 3% are undecided. “Obama and Romney are closely matched in the battle for Virginia’s 13 electoral votes, and both candidates are viewed more positively by more voters than not,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist... 

11/3: Floridians Applaud Obama’s Handling of Hurricane Sandy

Nearly seven in ten registered voters in Florida approve of how President Barack Obama is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, including a slim majority of Republicans.  Overall, 69% give the president good reviews while only 11% disapprove.  20% are unsure.  This includes 89% of Democrats, 51% of Republicans, and 65% of independents who approve of the president’s handling of the super storm. Click Here for Complete November 3, 2012 Florida NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete November 3, 2012 Florida NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll Tables Likely voters in the state... 

11/3: Obama Holds Lead Over Romney in Ohio

The presidential contest is in its final days, and in the key battleground state of Ohio, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive the support of 51% to 45% for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan among Ohio likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted early.  One percent backs another candidate, and 3% are undecided. “Both campaigns have invested heavily in Ohio and continue to do so,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “As Election Day approaches, President Obama is better... 

11/1: Tight Contest in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden — 49% — are closely matched with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — 47% — among likely voters statewide, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee.  One percent is behind another candidate, and 3% are undecided. “The battle for New Hampshire’s four electoral votes has gotten very close,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “The president is not getting anywhere near what he got four years ago when... 

11/1: Obama Leads Romney in Iowa

With the clock counting down to Election Day, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive the support of 50% of likely voters in Iowa, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee, to 44% for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Two percent support another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “President Obama’s lead in Iowa is due to those who have voted early or plan to do so, including many independents,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Obama has a 21 point lead among Independent... 

11/1: Competitive Contest in Wisconsin

Among likely voters in Wisconsin, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive the support of 49% to 46% for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Two percent back another candidate, and 3% are undecided. “President Obama is advantaged by voters who plan to vote early,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “But, Romney benefits from greater enthusiasm among his supporters.” Click Here for Complete November 1, 2012 Wisconsin NBC News/WSJ/Marist... 

10/25: Obama Edges Romney in Nevada

Among Nevada likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted early or by absentee, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive 50% to 47% for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  One percent backs another candidate, and 2% are undecided. “As Election Day approaches, both candidates are experiencing a surge in enthusiasm among their supporters,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Romney’s supporters are more enthusiastic about voting than Obama’s which keeps Nevada competitive.” Click... 

10/25: Obama and Romney Tied in Colorado

In the presidential contest in Colorado, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive the support of 48% of likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted early or by absentee, compared with the same proportion — 48% — for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Two percent are behind another candidate, and 2% are undecided. “Until Barack Obama in 2008, the only Democrat to carry Colorado since 1964 was Bill Clinton,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “But, Colorado... 

10/18: Obama Leads Romney in Iowa

In the presidential contest in Iowa, 51% of likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee, support President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.  43% are for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Two percent back another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “When likely voters intend to cast their ballot tells us a lot about what is happening in Iowa,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Those who have already voted are breaking for Obama by more than two to one.  In contrast,... 

10/18: Six Point Contest in Wisconsin

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden — 51% — lead Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — 45% — among Wisconsin likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee.  One percent is for another candidate, and only 3% are undecided. “The battle for Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes looks a lot like it did before the first presidential debate,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Obama has the advantage over Romney but his lead is less than the double-digit... 

10/11: Obama Still Leads Romney in Ohio

Following last week’s first presidential debate, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden lead Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan by a margin of six points, 51% to 45%, among Ohio likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted by absentee ballot.  One percent supports another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “It’s all about early voting for Obama in Ohio,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Among those who will vote on Election Day, there is only a two point Obama-Romney difference.” Click... 

10/11: Romney by One Point in Tight Contest in Virginia

After last week’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have 48% compared with 47% for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, among Virginia likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee.  One percent supports another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “Virginia has been moving Romney’s way, and that has continued post debate,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Among the three battleground states we’re looking at today — Virginia, Florida,... 

10/11: Obama and Romney Still Competitive in Florida

Has there been a post-debate bump in Florida?  Among likely voters in Florida, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate or voted by absentee, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have the support of 48% to 47% for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  One percent is behind another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “Most Florida voters were locked into their choice prior to the debate, and only 6% of likely voters made up their mind post-debate,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Overall, Romney’s supporters... 

10/3: Obama Up by 8 Percentage Points in Ohio

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden lead Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, 51% to 43%, among likely voters in Ohio, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  One percent supports another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “Obama is over 50% in the battle for Ohio’s 18 electoral votes,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “His advantage over Romney continues to be fueled by a wide lead among women and a close contest for the support of men.” Click Here for Complete October 3, 2012 Ohio NBC News/WSJ/Marist... 

10/3: Obama and Romney Neck and Neck in Virginia

With the presidential candidates about to face off in the first debate, 48% of likely voters in Virginia, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted by absentee ballot, support President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden while 46% back Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Only 1% is for another candidate, and 5% are undecided. “Not only do Obama and Romney have similar support among likely voters in the state, their backers are equally enthusiastic and committed to their choice,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for... 

10/3: Obama and Romney in Virtual Dead Heat in Florida

Leading into the first presidential debate, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden — 47% — are neck and neck with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — 46% — among likely voters in Florida, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  One percent backs another candidate, and 6% are undecided. “The race for Florida’s 29 electoral votes is now very close,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Since our poll last month, independent voters have flipped from supporting Obama to now favoring... 

9/27: Obama and Romney Neck and Neck in North Carolina

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden — 48% — are in a close contest with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — 46% — among likely voters in North Carolina, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate or voted absentee.  Only one percent backs another candidate, and 5% are undecided. “This was the closest of the battleground states four years ago, and it is close again this time,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Obama and Romney are fighting to a draw over who is better able to handle... 

9/27: Obama with 7 Percentage Point Lead in New Hampshire

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In the presidential contest in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have the support of a majority — 51% — of likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  This compares with 44% who favor Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  One percent is behind another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “There’s been a reversal on the economy,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “In June, more voters saw Romney as better for the economy but no longer.  Plus, the negative gap of... 

9/27: Obama and Romney Battle it Out in Nevada

Among likely voters in Nevada including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, 49% support President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden while 47% are for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  One percent backs another candidate, and 3% are undecided. “Romney is only doing slightly better than McCain did in Nevada four years ago when Obama carried the state by 12 points,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Obama, however, is not matching his own ’08 level of support.  That’s why it’s so competitive here.” Click... 

9/20: Obama Up by 5 Percentage Points Over Romney in Wisconsin

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In the race for the White House in Wisconsin, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have the support of 50% of likely voters statewide including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate while 45% support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Only 1% backs another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “President Obama has a narrow lead in a state he handily carried last time,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “There is slightly greater enthusiasm of Romney backers over Obama supporters, but it’s not enough to tip the... 

9/20: Obama Leads Romney in Iowa

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive the support of 50% of likely voters in Iowa including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan garner the support of 42% of these voters.  Only 1% is behind another candidate, and 7% are undecided. “The gap between Iowa voters who think things are headed in the right direction as opposed to those who say it’s moving in the wrong direction has narrowed by more than half,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “This change... 

9/20: Obama with Advantage Over Romney in Colorado

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Among likely voters in Colorado including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have the support of 50% compared with 45% for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  One percent supports another candidate, and 4% are undecided. “Obama and Romney are fighting to a draw on who is better for the economy,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Obama has a sizeable lead on handling foreign affairs at a time when voters’ concerns are also directed at developments overseas.” Click... 

9/13: Obama Leads Romney by 7 Points in Ohio

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In the presidential contest in Ohio, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are ahead of Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, 50% to 43%, among likely voters in Ohio including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  One percent backs another candidate, and 6% are undecided. “The Buckeye State could again be make or break on Election Day,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Right now, Obama is better positioned to carry Ohio’s 18 electoral votes.” Click Here for Complete September 13, 2012 Ohio NBC... 

9/13: Obama with Advantage Over Romney in Florida

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In the battle for Florida’s 29 electoral votes, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive the support of 49% of likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate while Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have the support of 44%.  One percent backs another candidate, and 5% are undecided. “With the biggest electoral vote prize of all the battleground states, the path to the White House may very well go through Florida,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. Click Here for Complete September 13, 2012 Florida... 

9/13: Obama Up Five Points Over Romney in Virginia

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Among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate in Virginia, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive the support of 49% of voters compared with 44% for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Two percent support another candidate, and 5% are undecided. “Obama carried Virginia in 2008 breaking the streak of ten consecutive presidential wins for the GOP,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “No wonder both campaigns are battling in Virginia this time.” Click Here for Complete September 13,...