Obama Grabs 6-Point Lead

Romney's vision seems less optimistic than the president's: poll
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2012 3:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – CNN's latest poll gives President Obama a 4% post-convention bounce and a 6% lead over Mitt Romney, with the usual caveats that convention bounces rarely last. But the poll contains a few neat factoids about Obama's bump and Romney's slump after the conventions, reports CNN:

story continues below

  • 51% of probable voters say Obama's vision of the future is more optimistic, while 41% pick Romney's. Last week, 47% liked Romney's optimism and 39% preferred Obama's.
  • Pre-convention, 45% said Romney's plan for the country would clearer, compared to 39% for Obama. Now those numbers are literally reversed.
  • Obama's "favorable rating" hit 57%, his highest in two years. Romney's dipped from 53% to 48%.
Earlier polls gave Obama a smaller convention bounce but a clear advantage in swing states. Click for more on the CNN poll. (Read more poll stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.