Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bloomberg polling reports President Barack Obama is losing to Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, a state he carried in 2008 and one that has been a swing state in recent presidential elections.
Obama trails Romney among likely general election voters in the state by whopping 10 percentage points in a hypothetical contest amid voter discontent with the president’s job performance and the poor economy.
Obama carried New Hampshire by 54 percent to 45 percent in 2008.
Independent voters in the state, the site of the nation’s first presidential primary, have swung even more strongly against Obama. Romney would win independents there by 15 percentage points, the poll shows.
Obama is seen as a “lackluster” president with “no steady plan to create jobs,” says poll respondent Karl Swanson, 61, a marketing consultant and political independent who lives in Rye, NH.