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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 8-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.

Bill Cash August 05, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Kendall, you are so misinformed,it's impossible to have a dialog with you. If you ever want to have a discussion about finding a common ground, let me know but my experience with the right wing is that there is no middle ground. Have you ever looked at a chart about how many jobs were being lost? You display no knowledge about it at all. You think it's like shooting fish in a barrel because you sre so misinformed from the right wing echo chamber. Like i said, if you ever want to find a common ground, let me know. You look at everything in black and white when I see many shades of gray but I suspect I've lived a lot longer than you and have experienced much more of life.
Bill Cash August 05, 2012 at 11:01 PM
BTW is that your real name?
Bill Cash August 05, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Randall, as usual your facts are wildly skewed into some story of how wonderful Reagan was,. He tripled the deficit. Prior to the current recession, the deepest post-World War II economic downturn occurred in the early 1980s. According to the accepted arbiter of the economy's ups and downs, the National Bureau for Economic Research, a brief recession in 1980 -- lasting only six months -- and a short period of growth, were followed by a sustained recession from July 1981 to November 1982. The unemployment rate hovered between 7% and 8% from the summer of 1980 to the fall of 1981, when it began to rise quickly. By March 1982 it had reached 9%, and in December of that year the unemployment rate stood at its recession peak of 10.8%. The jobless rate slowly receded over the next few years, falling to 8.3% by the end of 1983 and to 7.2% by the 1984 presidential election. The unemployment rate did not fall below 6%, however, until September 1987.
Bill Cash August 05, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Randall, do me a favor. You are obviously a very smart guy. Go experience the world with an open mind. Visit Europe with the goal of having a good time. Go to Turkey and enjoy the people. Go to Malta and see history and understand what happened there. Read the other side with an open mind. I have learned things from the Kagans and the Krystols. Read and experience but keep your mind open to what everyone is saying. Don't get locked in by the right wing. Their fuel is hate and they hate things that are different or have different beliefs or look different. Please, don't get locked into that. Read Thomas Jefferson. His mind was incredible, much better than anything I see now. Look at science with an open mind. the scientists are doing wonderful things and aren't out to rip us off. Do you really believe any of these conspiracy theories could withstand a peer review? Of course, they couldn't which is why they don't try. You are very smart, use your mind. Bill
dave August 07, 2012 at 09:35 PM
ivan ivan ivan, clinton wanted to do exactly what obama has done, but was stopped by the american people by voting out the dems is congress. clinton then moderated and worked with the republican congress who held the line on spending, welfare reform and balanced budgets. dont you remember the govt being shut down over spending levels. as far as mr reagan, he more than doubled revenues but had to deal with a democratic congress. you do know how our govt works? congress spends the money, of course mr reagan did sign the bills and compromised with tip oneal. reagan set the table for the growth we saw in 80s 90s and 2000s. can you please show me how mr bushs policies caused the housing bubble to burst? the bankruptcy of lehman brothers and the price of energy to rise? you do know mrs pelosi and mr reid were the heads in congress by then, right?

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