Romney Beats Obama By a Point in Poll With D +9 Sample

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Despite a laughable D +9 sample in the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, Mitt Romney is still ahead of President Obama by one point. Imagine what it would look like with a realistic sample? No wonder the Democrats are so desperate.

The Republican National Convention opens this week with President Obama and presumptive nominee Mitt Romney running evenly, with voters more focused on Obama’s handling of the nation’s flagging economy than on some issues dominating the political debate in recent weeks.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Romney at 47 percent among registered voters and Obama at 46 percent — barely changed from the deadlocked contest in early July. …

Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate also did not fundamentally reshape the race, although the GOP’s conservative base has grown more enthusiastic about the ticket — but no more so about the chances of beating Obama in November. (Read More)

Remember that the Obama campaign spent millions over the summer in an attempt to cast Romney as some sort of evil robber baron, and it’s not working. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air dug into the poll a little bit more and there’s even more good news in there for Romney.

In related news, despite the fact that he constantly harps about Romney’s investments, Obama has similar investments in his own portfolio. Not that the media will call him on it.

Update: Linked by Daily Pundit – thanks!