One in Four Voters May Change Vote Based on Debate
Resurgent Republic has some comments on one interesting result from their recent poll, conducted with Democracy Corps for NPR:
Nearly one-quarter of the electorate says what happens during the Presidential debate could affect their vote, a percentage significantly higher than those who are still undecided. President Obama holds a slight edge with these voters (47 to 43 percent), but this is a subgroup well suited for Governor Romney. They are more likely to be Independent (45 percent) than Republican (28 percent), or Democrat (26 percent). Two-thirds feel the country is on the wrong track, a higher percentage than the national electorate. Majorities disapprove of President Obama’s job performance and handling of the economy.Moreover, by 47 to 38 percent, they believe Governor Romney will do a better job on the economy.
Romney proved himself to be a capable debater during the primary, but he’ll want to really make a positive impact on these voters tonight.