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Poll: Obama Leads Among Independents by Eleven Points

From CNN:

It all adds up to a seven point advantage for President Barack Obama over the former Massachusetts governor, with 52% of registered voters questioned in the survey saying that they’d vote to re-elect the president and 45% backing Romney.

“Among independent voters, the poll indicates President Obama has a 53%-42% lead,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “The president holds a nine point advantage among women voters and a smaller six point edge among men.”

As far as I can tell, CNN did not release the demographics of this poll, so I don’t know what the partisan breakdown is.

Twenty-eight percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents think Romney should pick Marco Rubio for veep, while Chris Christie and Paul Ryan are tied at 16 percent support. All the other vice-presidential contenders poll in the single digits. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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