Mitt Romney seems to be staggering again in today's polls. The RealClear Politics Average, which showed him ahead by one point yesterday, now (Oct. 19) puts Obama infinitesimally ahead, 47.1-47.0. Gallup remains the outlier, still showing a strong Romney lead and a respectable white share—61% on Oct. 16. This compares to the Congressional GOP's 60% in 2010. More white share comparisons here—scroll down.
Rasmussen's Premium Platinum subscribers learn that Romney's white share is still stuck at 56%.
In state polls released today, Rasmussen again makes Romney's failure to motivate northern whites all too clear. In Wisconsin, Romney trails 48-50. Platinum subscribers learn that Romney gets a mere 51% white share in the state.
By contrast, Romney leads in Missouri 54-43. Rasmussen's Platinum subscribers learn that Romney's white share in the state is 63%.
Another example: following its amiable habit, the Drudge Report yesterday featured a startling Oct. 18 Susquehanna Polling & Research report that showed Romney ahead of Obama in Pennsylvania 49-45. Incredibly, Susquehanna did not release its racial breakdown. However, an October 10 report by Rasmussen, which found Romney trailing 46-51, told Platinum subscribers that Romney's white share in Pennsylvania was only 53%.