There’s no breakthrough for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama in the most recent opinion polls. All show statistical dead heats, although Romney does now have a couple of single-point leads. And all show Romney’s white share below the 60% achieved by the Congressional Republicans in 2010. (More white share comparisons here—scroll down).
Ominously, the Congressional Republicans white share is polling five points lower in this contest.
Pew’s white poll respondents favored Romney by 15 points:
Romney white share: 57%, 17 points ahead of Obama. Oddly, non-white numbers are shown as N/A –not enough response.
Monmouth shows Romney’s white share at a high (for him) 59%, for a twenty point lead over Obama.
Gallup has not published a racial breakdown since Oct. 16, when it showed Romney getting a record 61% white share. That translated into a four-point national lead over Obama.
Further indication of Romney (possibly fatal) weakness among Northern whites: in the much-touted swing state of Ohio, Rasmussen shows him back down to a tie with Obama 48-48. Romney’s white share in the state: a mediocre 56%, for a mere fifteen-point lead over Obama.
It’s rubbing off: Rasmussen also shows Republicans and Democrats tied in a generic Congressional ballot, 46-46.
The Republican white share: 55%—down five points since the 2010 Election.