PublicPolicyPolling says Ohio is still in play; liberals freak out

PPP, a Democrat-leaning firm, came out with a new poll tonight showing President Barack Obama leading GOP nominee Mitt Romney in Ohio by 4 points, 49-45.

Six percent of the respondents were undecided. Historically, in a race with an incumbent, undecided voters break heavily toward the challenger, and PPP found evidence that this will probably be the case in Ohio:

In other words, only 13 percent  of undecided respondents said Obama is doing a good job, whereas 65 percent said he stinks. By comparison, Romney’s favorability rating among undecided resppondents was a relatively even 26/37.

The news that Ohio is still in play was not warmly received by PPP’s liberal readers:

  • Josephine (D)

    The truth hurts, doesn’t it, liberals?

  • redheadgrl

    where’s the tweets from the pppparody account?

  • Pete Futz

    Poor sad libtards.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    that really rustled their jimmies

  • DianaRae_FL

    Note: Two more interesting things about this poll. 1. They polled 5% more democrats then republicans and 2. They polled 8% more women then men in this poll.

    • $1718659

      Which of course is the way those slimy bastards in the MSM sway their polls. What else is new?

    • crosspatch

      They also greatly undersampled independent voters. We are likely to see a LARGER Independent response than the turnout in 2008. One thing about both the OH and CT polls from PPP that I think is a bit suspect, both polls show an INCREASE in Republican support for Obama over 2008 polling. I can’t believe that Republicans support for Obama has increased since 2008 and in CT has doubled. Smells funny.

      • mckalarose

        My mom lives in CT and she says she’s actually seeing Romney bumper stickers and decals around. He probably won’t win CT but the very fact people there are displaying support for him is HUGE as New England has been a bastion of liberalism for so long. I very much doubt that O is polling well with Republicans there. The poll trickery being used this election cycle is flagrant.

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          I live in NJ and have not seen a single Obama yard or street sign anywhere. I swear, liberals are “quiet” in blue states because they don’t want to admit to ANYONE that they are voting for Romney. What happens behind the curtain, stays behind the curtain — you know? I just have this very strong gut feeling that a couple of “in the bag” blue states are going to go red in November, so I wouldn’t discount CT. You just never know.

    • Karla M

      Didn’t Ohio have a 5% more democrat turnout than republicans in 2008 though?

      • Steve

        What difference does that make? I would wager it’s less this year.

      • Carl Brown

        You mean when O could draw a crowd, and BEFORE all his broken promises, and BEFORE the 2010 mid-terms?

      • Jillane Kent

        There is a marked enthusiasm gap between now and 2008, though, for the current President

        • meeester

          boy; i sure hope you are right.

      • Chris Yates

        Yes, Ohio had that Demo turnout advantage and it was 7 point Demo advantage nationally in 2008. If anyone thinks there be will that kind of turnout this election, they are crazy. All the dynamics that led to that kind of Demo turnout 2008 are now missing and in some cases the opposite. There was strong anti repub and anti bush sentiment in 2008 even amog some conservs and indies, most of that is now gone. Obama had fooled some indies and conservs in 2008, gone. Obama was very popular candidate among most the general populace, and it was seen as a historic election race-wise … gone. The urgency among conservatives to get to the polls in 2004, this was gone in 2008, and Mccain was not a popular conservative choice, well this urgency is back and maybe even more so this election. Remember 2004 was even turnout among repubs/dems. If that happens this time, Obama can’t win. An even turnout means taking all the polls we’ve seen and flipping them 7 to 8 points. The reason for that is most polls are assuming a 2008 turnout, which of course is ridiculous. Weighting the polls by this unrealistic forecast model adds 7 to 8 percentage points for Obama compared to who will actually be showing up on election day.

  • Nothing2seehere

    The land of the #obamaphone ? Wow! He can count on 1.5 million #obamaphone votes in #ohio……sad day in libtard ville

  • $1718659

    Ohio? Oh – you mean where Obama is supposed to be so far ahead in the pols, and turns out numbers like this?

    • v1cious

      Your proof is a block of people? Compare that to the entire city of Cleveland. Even Rasmussen has Romney down, and he’s as biased as they come.

      • b_truit

        Rasmussen is biased as they come? Hmmm then why were they ranked most accurate in 2008 and in 2010? I feel sorry for you… Ha yea right

        • v1cious

          Everyone knows Rasmussen leans right, this isn’t even news. But yeah, if you’re vouching for their accuracy, they have Obama up by 4 in the swing states. So there you go.

          • b_truit

            According to you, they lean righey but they also must be accurate because Obama is up. So which is it? You can’t possibly contradict yourself further.
            However polls are for strippers and firefighters. I’m feeling pretty good about nov6.

          • Lisa Edward

            99% poll run by communist corrupt DNC AND SOROS JUST LIKE ALL COMMUNIST MEDIA cover up his corrupt pathetic lies black boy puppet

  • Aestro

    Isn’t it a tad overzealous to state “liberals freak out” by quoting four random people on twitter? They could at least ask Peejnuts 1 through 63 what they think about the poll.

    • Jillane Kent

      It would be overzealous if not for the fact that most liberals people know didn’t cry and rage over every poll that shows Romney might have a chance to unseat Obama.

      • Aestro

        I’m talking about humans, not the monsters you create in your head.

    • Maria

      Liberals do freak out. It’s a fact of life. You know they should do a nature show on the Liberal..
      Why do you freak out everytime someone says Liberals freak out?

      • Aestro

        I guess if they said “a few liberals on twitter” freak out then they don’t get a bunch of idiot “me too”-ers chiming in with their “HAHAHA! LIBERALS ARE LIKE THAT! ALL LIBERALS ARE SCUM!” comments.

        • Maria

          Well…….. lol

  • rant stocks

    I love it when libbys don’t like it when stuff dnt go there way…..

  • Jack Deth

    Oh, my!

    So much childish, stompy foot, grumpy pants, “Hmmph!”, threatening to hold their breath and turn if they don’t get their way, purple rage.

    I feel like a Sadist denying a gaggle of Masochists their relief.

  • Laurance Allen

    PPP has Dem sample at 41% which in Ohio is 2% higher party share than they got in 2008 and 3% higher than 2010. If anyone thinks that is going to happen in 2012, good luck to them, also dems have lost nearly 400,000 registered Dems since 2008 in Ohio, Ind’s up 500,000 in ohio, Dem reg is way down in the 3 big Dem counties, so these sample shares are way way off than what they should be, nothing matters than the numbers that come out on Nov 6th. Notice PPP dialling back the rhetoric because they know from now Oct 1st, they have to start dragging the real figures back into line so they don’t look like prize idiots in Nov. Watch it get tighter and tighter every week in Oct.

  • nc

    The only poll I’m interested in is the one on Nov 6.

  • Paul C.

    If the MSM is in for Owebama what do you think their polls are for??

  • Adam Seidner

    I keep getting this picture in my head of the famous picture of Truman holding the Dewey wins front page.

  • Lori

    Let the libs cry foul over this poll. Let them bask in the idea that the poll is wrong and Obama is ahead by huge amounts. If they think that he is polling way out there, chances are a lot of them will choose not to vote.

  • Hank DeCat

    Well, of course they freaked out — they don’t seem to understand that the only poll that counts is the one of *actual* voters on *election day* because all they have is psy-ops to try to depress turnout on the right.

  • Dio Heerai


    MUHAHAHAHA (maniacal laughter)

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  • Guest

    Whoevers win, there WILL be a civil war, you can bank on it. That s why DHS bought 750K hollow point bullets. I’m actually looking forward to it. Liberal cleansing is my dream act.

  • Maria

    The only way a poll can be 100% accurate or even 90% accurate is to poll 90-100% of the voting populace. Until then, I don’t really pay attention to polls unless it’s the actual election.