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Poll dancing -- 10.02.12

Most people know about Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remark and they don't like it [Pew, 10/1]: "Fully two-thirds of voters (67%) correctly identify Romney as the candidate who made the comments. Among those aware that Romney made comments about the “47%”, more than half (55%) have a negative reaction while just 23% react positively."

More Americans say polls skewed against Romney [DailyKos-SEIU-PPP, 10/2]: Forty-two percent of voters say they "think pollsters are intentionally skewing their polls this year to help Barack Obama." Forty percent say they don't believe that.

Most voters want citizenship path for employed illegal immigrants [CNN-ORC, 10/2]: Fifty-five percent of registered voters say the government should develop a plan giving employed illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. Thirty-nine percent say the government's plan should be to stop the flow of illegals into the country and deport the ones here.

Most voters welcome the upcoming debates with a yawn [WSJ-NBC, 10/2]: "The upcoming forums will be 'not at all important' or 'just somewhat important,' 62% of voters said. Meantime 22% said the debates will be 'extremely important' and another 16% said they’d be 'quite important. ...'"

... Yet, nearly all likely voters plan on watching them [Quinnipiac, 10/2]: "Among likely voters, 93 percent say they plan to watch the presidential debates, but 86 percent say they do not expect the candidates to say anything that would change their mind."

The horse race [RCP average, 10/2] An average of national polls shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney 49 to 45.7 percent.

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