A very clear trend is forming. We saw a recent Pew Research poll with Obama leading 51-41%. Then there was a Bloomberg poll that showed him leading 49-43%.
Yesterday Reuters showed him up 49-42%. Most recent polls have also showed the Prez increasing his lead in swing states like Florida and Ohio-a recent poll shows him up by 6 in both places. Meanwhile with an 11 point lead in Pennsylvania it's becoming clear that PA is not really a swing state this year.
Now, the very much regarded CNN poll shows Obama up 52-45%. This is particularly impressive to see him over the 50 percent mark, with only 3% undecided.
"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." ...
"Among independents, the poll indicates Romney's image has taken a beating. In May, only 40% of independents had an unfavorable view of Romney. Now, 52% of independents have a negative view of him.
Other findings: Sixty-four percent of all Americans, and 68% of independents, think Romney favors the rich over the middle class. And 63% of the public thinks Romney should release more tax returns than he has already made public, a figure which rises to 67% among independents."
I got to admit, I am particularly gratified by the unfavorablity number and tax returns number. The independents actually have a more unfavorable view and more want him to release his tax returns than the larger electorate.
Clearly stonewalling has really worked.