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"...the president is hemorrhaging support among independents."
A recently released Gallup poll shows that only 45 percent of independent and registered Democrat voters would "even consider" voting for president Barack Obama again, compared to 77 percent for Mitt Romney and 60 percent for Rick Perry.
Business Insider reports:
Romney has the lowest share of voters (35 percent) who would definitely not vote for him, and even has 30 percent of Democrats open to voting for the GOP ticket — the largest crossover share. These results bolster his electability argument over Perry [emphasis added].
As usual, and as mentioned on The Blaze, one must keep in mind that results for any poll may be skewed or may contain sampling errors:
. . . polls are not definitive by any means and they only give a rough picture. In fact, there are several issues that need to be considered before one accepts the results of any poll. For example, there may be a problem with the sample design (for telephone surveys, how the numbers were selected and how the individuals are selected within the household), non-availability, the refusal problem (is the refusal rate different on the particular variable we are measuring?), question wording, question order, deliberate, or unconscious, lying or false reporting by respondents, or inappropriate or inadequate weighing of data.
All of these variables have been shown in various studies to be the source of not just small errors but sometimes quite substantial ones.
However, the results from this most recent Gallup poll are just the latest in a series of national and state polls showing the president is "hemorrhaging support" among registered voters.
It is becoming something of a trend which may suggest the authenticity and accuracy of the poll's findings.
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