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WNE Poll: Obama Holds Double Digit Lead over Romney, Leads Women 2-to-1

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A new poll out by the Western New England University shows that President Obama holds a double digit lead over former Governor Mitt Romney.

545 registered voters were contacted during the statewide polling, which was conducted in partnership with MassLive.com and The Republican from September 6 to September 13.

Of those reached, 444 people said that they would likely vote in the November election, and the results found Obama leading Romney by a margin of 60 percent to 38 percent.

“As he has in other parts of the country, President Obama may be experiencing a post-convention bounce in Massachusetts. Voter enthusiasm shows up not only in the presidential horse-race numbers, but also in his measures of job approval and favorability,” says Professor Tim Vercellotti, Western New England’s Polling Institute Director of the Polling Institute.

Results from this recent poll have a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percent.

A WNE poll conducted back in May found the gap between Obama and Romney at 22 points, with 56 percent of respondents supporting Obama and 34 percent for Romney.

When asked about the President’s job performance, 60 percent said that they approve of Obama’s work. That’s up six percentage points from a May 2012 poll.
Obama’s disapproval rate sits at 32 percent in the most recent polling, down from 36 percent in May.

The poll also found that Obama leads Romney with women voters by a two-to-one margin, 66 percent to 32 percent. Support from male voters had a closer margin, with Obama leading 53 percent to 43 percent.

For the complete poll results, including results on Obama and Romney’s favorability and how Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate has effected the race, you can CLICK HERE

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