Multiple Polls: Why Romney Cannot Beat Obama, and Ron Paul Can.Submitted by James_Madison_Lives on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 20:01
The worse news for Romney is that, as bad as these numbers are, they are even worse in the swing states where the election will be won.
The GOP base, as opposed to the establishment, is getting stabbed in the back by the establishment. What the Republican base does not understand is that the GOP establishment wants Obama. Why wouldn't they? He does everything he is told, war, bail-outs, NDAA, drones in the sky, and he gets away with it because the liberals are still on the Kool-aid. Romney would be impeached by the Libs if he did half the stuff Obama does, and gets away with.
Ron Paul, on the other hand, although not many polls exists, already beats or ties Obama. He is also competitive in the swing states.
We'll see how badly real Republicans want to beat Obama on the first ballot at the convention, after which all delegates are undeniably unbound and all bets are off.
Poll MoE Obama Romney Spread
RCP Average 48.3 44.1 Obama +4.2
CNN/Opinion 3.5 52 45 Obama +7
FOX News 3.0 49 40 Obama +9
Rasmussen 3.0 43 47 Romney +4
Gallup Tracking 2.0 46 46 Tie
Reuters/Ipsos 3.4 49 42 Obama +7
Democracy Corps 3.7 50 46 Obama +4
Pew Research 3.2 51 41 Obama +10
NBC News/WSJ 3.1 49 43 Obama +6
CBS News/NYT 3.0 46 47 Romney +1