Quinnipiac Poll: Obama 48, Romney 47 in Colorado
DENVER — Another day, another poll of voters in this swing state showing a razor-tight race for the White House.
A CBS News/New York Times survey from Quinnipiac University shows President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a statistical tie among Colorado voters, with Obama leading Romney by a 48-47 percent margin.
The poll, released Wednesday, comes on the heels of a survey by Rasmussen Reports Tuesday which found Romney ahead of Obama 47-45 in Colorado.
Quinnipiac surveys of other swing states show Obama leading by larger margins in Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin — if those leads hold on Election Day, Obama will win the election with or without Colorado’s nine electoral votes.
In Colorado, President Obama’s favorability rating is 49 percent, with 47 percent of voters surveyed seeing him unfavorably. His job approval rating, however, is slightly lower at 47 percent, with 50 percent disapproving of his job as president.
Romney by comparison, has a 46 percent favorability rating, while 47 percent of voters see him unfavorably.
On the question of which candidate “cares about the needs of voters like you?”, Obama leads Romney by a 10-point, 55-45 margin.
On the question of which candidate would do a better job on the economy, Romney’s edge over Obama is just one point: 48-47 percent.
Obama leads Romney 50-43 percent on the question of which candidate would do a better job in an international crisis.
And Obama also leads Romney on issues from Medicare and national security to health care and taxes.