Trending Topics

Obama Has Slight Edge Over Romney in 3 Key States: NC, Mich, NH

A new poll suggests President Obama and Mitt Romney are close to even in the battleground states of North Carolina, Michigan and New Hampshire, with Obama holding slight leads in Michigan and North Carolina and New Hampshire a dead heat.

The poll by NBC News-Marist indicates that while Obama may not be in position to come away with the overwhelming double-digit wins he had in Michigan and New Hampshire in 2008 over John McCain, but he’s still in good shape for November—particularly since the poll respondents don’t really think Romney would do a better job with the economy, which has been his sole campaign platform.

Obama leads Romney by 4 points in Michigan (47 to 43), by 2 points in North Carolina (46 to 44) and they are even at 45 in New Hampshire.

When asked which candidate would do a better job handling the economy, respondents in Michigan said Obama, 44 to 42, while they are tied in North Carolina at 43 and Romney is ahead in New Hampshire, 46 to 42.

Romney’s best showing in the three states is in New Hampshire, which borders Massachusetts, where Romney was governor.

What people are saying

20 thoughts on “Obama Has Slight Edge Over Romney in 3 Key States: NC, Mich, NH

  1. Someone still believes Obama can handle an economy? Wow. We really are in trouble.

  2. Chas Holman says:

    Well, I think as more and more people realize Romney's ONLY plan is to defeat Obama, that we can't afford the luxury of petulance. I know I am voting for Obama, no question about it. In fact, I am voting often and many times.. (joke guys, a joke.. I may be becoming more and more liberal every day lately, but I still can laugh at myself.. (and you.. *G*)

  3. If you want 4 more yrs. of this president and his policies of 390,000 un-employed and.
    a pitiful economy then were in real trouble.

  4. Lynn Engle says:

    I agree with Phillip & Jason!

  5. Lynn Engle says:

    I agree with Phillip & Jason!

  6. And I agree with Chas, since it was Bush who lost 390,000+ jobs

  7. Doug Nelson says:

    I would love 4 more years of the growth we've had under President Obama! Just think of where we were with the last guy and where we were going when President Obama took over. To change now would be like everyone asking to be fired and their job outsourced.

  8. Obama's years in office only validate that he was the wrong person in the first place. You can begin with his cocky attitude as president elect Obama going over to Europe parading himself as the world's president. He was the joke of Europe at that time and now his handling of the health care overhaul and the Fast and furious case. He is turning America into the old European style government and they have recognized their own failures while he emulates them. He is not the world's president and nor should he be ours.

  9. Don't be brainwashed by the ignorant media and think for yourself. Romney was a man who didn't only create jobs overseas but he created jobs for fellow American's and companies you've come to enjoy and rely on. What has Obama done that makes his resume more appealing? America has historically been more successful without the impediments of big government. We must move away from borrowing money to grow our economy to producing it from within and Romney is the right man for that need.

  10. Can we all forget BUSH! Stop living the the past and look to the future for your children and grandchildren.

  11. Paul Pliakas says:

    This simply isn't true Heather.

    President Obama averted a Great Depression, George Bush and McCain were both paralyzed by fear when the crisis hit, and Obama boldly stepped into the void left by their lack of leadership and saved us from a Depression. Not a Recession, a DEpression.

    Further, he came out for marriage equality, removed Don't Ask Don't Tell, and is the only U.S. President to achieve major health care reform. Every other President who tried to get this, FAILED. He is the only one who achieved this goal.

    His accomplishments are significant and huge. In spite of the fact that the Repubs in the House and Senate have tried to STAB HIM IN THE BACK, every step of the way.

    The "old European style government" angle is also a complete fiction. It is a figment of Fox News' vivid imagination. There is no real evidence for this, just bald ideological rantings from the extreme right.

    And, BO had Bid Laden killed, and has directed the killings of more Al Quaeda than any other President.

    Obama will crush Romney in 2012, he will crush him more forecefully than he beat John McCain.

    And I'll be supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton for POTUS in 2016.

    With Liberty and Justice for all.

  12. Paul Pliakas says:

    Heather, Doug's not brainwashed. He is completely correct. The facts are on his side.

  13. Chas Holman says:

    Hi Heather.. I never said anything about Bush.. although I certainly could. Yes, look to the future. that is the way I see it too.. this election 'to me' is about having the courage to go into our very future, or if we shall hold on to last century for all it is worth and at any cost to our future and our children's future. *S*

  14. Paul Pliakas says:

    Heather, Why would we want to forget George W. Bush? His policies (largely) created the mess we are in now.

    Romney would follow almost exactly the same policies as President Bush II.

    How is it in our interest to forget that?

  15. Jason Uhlmann says:

    What growth? There is absolutely zero difference between Romney and Obama, neither will reign in spending thus neither will help our economy do anything but continue to sputter until our currency collapses from inflation. The media has given you two lies and asked you to pick your truth. Either way, we lose.

  16. Paul Pliakas says:

    By the end of 2013 the economy, under Obama's leadership, will be in healthy recovery. Romney would have killed it.

  17. Paul Pliakas says:

    You are totally and completely incorrect. Look at the economy in the last 6 months, pal. You're living in a fantasy world with no basis in fact.

  18. Paul Pliakas says:

    You are totally and completely incorrect. Look at the economy in the last 6 months, pal. You're living in a fantasy world with no basis in fact.

  19. Paul Pliakas says:

    It's great you agree with them, Lynn. They are both 100% wrong.

    Strongest economy in 10 years, Repubs don't want to believe it, which I guess means they hate the truth and maybe even hate America.

  20. Paul Pliakas says:

    It's great you agree with them, Lynn. They are both 100% wrong.

    Strongest economy in 10 years, Repubs don't want to believe it, which I guess means they hate the truth and maybe even hate America.

Leave a Reply

Back to top