There are a number of pieces of good news for Obama and the Democrats in the latest poll numbers and one poll that seems to be fatally flawed.
Obama leads Romney and Santorum
A Pew Research poll released today shows Obama defeating Romney 54% to 42% and Santorum 57% to 39%. Obama supporters are more likely than Romney or Santorum supporters to describe themselves as STONG supporters of Obama. Most voters (59%) think Obama will beat Romney, 68% think he would beat Santorum. Nearly a third of Republicans think Obama will beat Romney—43% think Obama would beat Santorum. Read more here: http://www.people-press.org/2012/03/14/romney-leads-gop-contest-trails-in-matchup-with-obama/
Obama approval rating holding at 50%
Pew shows Obama with a 50% approval rating with only 41% disapproving. That’s in contrast to a recent CBS/NYT poll that showed Obama’s approval rating down to 41%. The Pew polls seems to be more in line with other national polls. Likely reason is that CBS/NYT has more undecided whereas the other polls are probably probing a little more to find out how people are leaning. Here is a graph from PollingReport.com showing the other results. Read more here: http://www.pollingreport.com/
Democratic Party viewed more favorably than Republican
49% of voters view the Democratic Party favorably visit just 36% who have a favorable view of the Republican Party. Democrats have significantly improved their rating with voters since April of last year when only 38% of voters had a favorable view of Democrats. Voters’ view of Republicans has remained basically unchanged—It was 37% favorable in April 2010.
Obama leads in electoral vote count