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Poll dancing -- 10.01.12


There are still some people who could change their vote [WaPo-ABC, 1/01]: Thirteen percent of registered voters say they could still change their mind on who they vote for in November. The number of voters who say they're unlikely to, however, is 10 percent. Only three percent say there's a "good chance" they could change their vote.

Few are considering voting  for Romney [Politico-GWU, 10/1]: When asked if they're considering voting to re-elect President Obama, 46 percent say yes. Forty-two percent say they'll vote to "replace" Obama. Only 9 percent say their vote is a vote for someone else (presumably most people recognize that "someone else" as Mitt Romney)

Americans now prefer one-party government [Gallup, 9/27]: "A record-high 38% of Americans prefer that the same party control the presidency and Congress, while a record-low 23% say it would be better if the president and Congress were from different parties and 33% say it doesn't make any difference."

News on-the-go gains popularity [Pew, 10/01]: Half of all U.S. adults own either a smart phone or tablet computer. Sixty-six percent of those people are receiving news on those devices.

Half the country thinks the U.S. has grown weaker in last four years [Rasmussen, 10/1]: "Forty-nine percent (49%) of Likely U.S. Voters, in fact, think America as a nation is weaker now than it was in late 2008. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% believe the country is stronger today, while 18% consider it about the same."

The horse race [RCP average, 10/1]: An average of national polls shows Obama leading Romney 49 to 45.3 percent.

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