OBAMA LOSING MIDDLE CLASS VOTE
Most analysts agree that 90% of Republican voters have already made up their mind and 90% of Democrats have also which leaves the remaining undecided voters the key to who will win the election and the majority of those will not decide until the days before the election. The number shifts that we are seeing on an almost daily basis are due NOT to changes within the electorate and their decisions on who they will vote for by the fudging of numbers that in every case polls more Democrats than Republicans and Independents. This obviously favors Obama, yet even the skewed polling is showing Romney gains which means that those who are deciding as the election is drawing closer are breaking for Romney.
A George Washington University Battleground poll may be one of the most revealing polls showing that voters are breaking toward Romney as we enter the last weeks before the election. In previous elections Middle Class voters usually split evenly between Republican and Democrats but the Battleground poll shows Romney with a sizable lead in this vital voting block. Romney leads 55% to Obama's 41% among Middle Class voters. A full 62% of Middle Class voters believe the country is going in the wrong direction which explains in a nutshell why this voting block is breaking decisively toward Romney.
Candidate favorability numbers also show a key as to why Obama is losing the Middle Class. Romney holds a 51% favorable rating with a 44% unfavorably. Obama has a 48% favorable compared to a 54% unfavorable. Romney also leads on the issues. +9 on the economy, +3 on foreign policy, +15 on spending, +7 on taxes, + 2 on Medicare and +10 on jobs. Which also gives Romney a decisively lead on the issues that matter most to Middle Class America.
Over all among all voter demographics the Battleground poll gives the Romney camp additional good news even after what some consider a bad media week for Romney. Romney has solidified the GOP base with 90% support compared to a similar 88% support of Democrats for Obama. Romney still leads with Independents but the numbers that pose good news for Romney show voters over 45 give Romney +7 over Obama. Among Married couples Romney leads with + 14, a + 6 with men and a + 9 with white women a block that the media has claimed belongs to Obama.
Once again when the media skewing is removed and actual numbers shown Romney is looking good and showing signs of continued improvement as the election draws closer. Undecided voters continue to break for Romney, a trend that seems to show Romney numbers only increasing as the final weeks of the election cycle draw to an end.