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.