Patch's Poll: Would You Vote For Obama or Romney if the Election Were Held Today?

The latest poll shows Obama still has a lead among Connecticut voters in the presidential race, although that lead is slipping when compared to the 2008 election.

President Barack Obama still has a pretty solid chance of winning Connecticut this November. But, according to the latest poll information, his margin of victory might not be as great as it was back in 2008.

According to the latest Public Policy Polling Institute numbers, 51 percent of voters in Connecticut said they would vote for Obama if the election were held today, versus 43 percent for the presumed Republican candidate, Mitt Romney. Six percent said they were unsure.

The eight-point lead would clearly mean a victory in this state, although that’s a significant drop when compared to Obama’s victory in Connecticut back in 2008. That year, he won the race here by 23 points against John McCain, the PPP pointed out.

The polling agency has a full breakdown here, including how Obama is doing among different racial and economic demographics.

So, with the latest data out, it’s time we do our own polling and find out where our Patch readers stand.

If the 2012 presidential election were held today, who would you vote for? Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Cliff Satton September 20, 2012 at 08:30 PM
According to factcheck, Taxes on those making less than 200k a year did in FACT, lower over the past 4 years. You Republicants just can't get your facts straight anymore.
Cliff Satton September 20, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Because Obama is a thousand times better than Mr "I don't need to worry about 47% of America because they aren't voting for me anyway." Versus Obama who said on Lettermen, "As President I've learned you are President of all the people, not just just 47% of America," I'll take a President who cares about all of us instead of just a portion of us. Thanks for playing, move on.
Cliff Satton September 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM
000 That is a blatant lie and listing redstate.com as a source is like me listing ihaterepublicans.com as a source. lol redstate is ULTRA conservative and posts blatant lies. Fact check already covered it. Taxes went up for those earning above 200k but lowered slightly on those under 150k. Fact. Please return with real sources.
Cliff Satton September 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Actually Obama trimmed 50 bil off the debt last may. LOL And what lies? The Country is FAR better off now than 4 years ago.
Cliff Satton September 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM
GW had the second lowest approval rating in the History of the United States. THAT = happless President. Obama? May go down as one of the best ever. And that scares the crap out of you nutjob conservatives.


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