Obama is ahead among:
- African Americans (92 to 1 percent),
- women (52 to 39 percent),
- Latinos, voters ages 18-29 (52 to 35 percent) and independents (40 to 36 percent).
Romney leads among:
- Tea Party supporters (94 to 1 percent),
- whites (53 to 38 percent) and
- men (48 to 43 percent).
And the two are running even among seniors, Midwest residents and high-interest voters.
Among swing-state respondents in the poll – those living in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin – Obama leads Romney, 50 to 42 percent.
Also in these swing states, Romney’s favorability numbers have dropped, possibly reflecting the toll the negative Obama TV advertisements are having on the former Massachusetts governor in these battlegrounds.
A month ago, Romney’s favorable/unfavorable score stood at 34-38 percent nationally and 36-36 percent in the 12 swing states.
But in this latest survey, his national fav/unfav score is 33-39 percent and 30-41 percent in the swing states.