Mason Learns

Close Race 5 Weeks Until Election Day

Despite numerous reports of President Obama leading impressively in the polls over the past couple of weeks, it looks like we’ll be on a wild roller coaster finishing this last stretch of the campaign leading up to November 6th. The most recent polls essentially show a neck to neck race between President Obama and Mitt Romney. The most recent Rasmussen Reports show Obama with 47% and Romney with 46%. In fact, some sources say that if you were to unskew the polls, Mitt Romney would be leading in them all. That being said, most polls show Barack Obama with a lead right now.

A surprising poll shows that Mitt Romney is leading among middle-class voters. The POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll reports that Romney is leading 50% to 47% when just polling the middle-class, which is even better for Romney when compared to a previous version of the same poll. Middle-class Americans have been a huge target audience for both candidates, so this poll holds its’ weight in significance.

At the end of the day, neither candidate has a substantial lead over the other. On November 6th, a decision will have to be made; Mason students have a chance to make a difference. This race is up for grabs and when people say, “Every vote counts,” citizens better believe it for this election. The Presidential Office is up for grabs this November, and I assure you, Mason will vote.


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About John Hill

John is a full-time student at George Mason University. He currently hosts the only political talk radio show on WGMU, Take it to the Hill, and writes for Mason Votes. John's personal blog is, you can also follow him on twitter @JTHmishmash .

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