Politico: Public Notice poll: Obama and Romney tied, debt issues at forefront
Public Notice poll: Obama and Romney tied, debt issues at forefront
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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are effectively tied in the national presidential ballot, according to a poll taken for the group Public Notice and shared with POLITICO.
The survey, conducted by the GOP pollsters at the Tarrance Group, finds Obama drawing 47 percent of the vote to Romney’s 46 percent of the vote, with 7 percent still undecided.
The Tarrance poll suggests the electorate may be receptive to a tough-love fiscal message of the kind Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have been pushing. Asked whether the two presidential candidates have plans to lower the national debt, 49 percent of voters said Romney had a plan while only 44 percent said the same of the president. …
In a statement, [Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen] Hamel said the poll shows “Americans want fiscal responsibility out of their government above all else,” and – echoing language used often by the Romney campaign in recent weeks – decried the 2012 campaign’s “constant focus on distractions and gotcha politics.”
“A majority of voters remain concerned about the direction of the country, specifically the economy and growing national debt,” she said. “The days of politicians promising the world to win favor among interest groups and sway voters is drawing to a close. These results indicate that Americans are ready for Washington to make tough choices. The only remaining question is whether Washington is ready.”
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