A slew of polls on Presidential battleground states out this morning shows the pivotal swing voters moving away from President Obama and towards Mitt Romney. Further boosting Romney's prospects is the fact that multiple polls find the "persuadables" or swing voters as being Republican or Republican-leaning.
In the Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll, Romney went from down 9, to leading Obama by a point since the last poll by the same group in February. Reports Politico:
A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds a dead heat in the presidential race six months before the election.
Mitt Romney edged out President Barack Obama 48 percent to 47 percent among likely voters, a number well within the margin of error, as Republicans rapidly consolidate behind the likely GOP nominee.
The former Massachusetts governor has opened up a 10-point lead, 48 percent to 38 percent, among independents in a poll conducted Sunday, April 29 through Thursday, May 3 and a 6-point lead among those who describe themselves as “extremely likely” to vote in November. Obama led Romney by 9 points overall in POLITICO’s February’s poll.
The 10-point lead among independents is huge. A separate swing state poll by USA Today finds the race equally as close, with Obama leading Romney by two points, down from nine points Obama led by in USA Today's swing state poll in late March. What is particularly interesting about USA Today's poll is what it finds about the swing voters or "persuadables."
Per USA Today:
Who are these persuadable voters?
This time, they tend to be Republican or Republican-leaning. Half describe themselves as moderate; six in 10 say Obama is more liberal than they are. They give the president a lower job-approval rating (40%) than other voters. By 2-to-1, they predict Romney would do a better job in handling the economy.
If the race is this tight in multiple polls of swing states with the voters left up for grabs Republican-leaning, and hence unlikely to support an unpopular incumbent Democrat President, Obama could be in big trouble.
As Obama's campaign just launched a massive $25 million ad blitz across targeted states, it's clear they know they're in trouble too.