Good News on Monday!

President Obama now leads Mitt Romney by six points among likely voters, according to a CNN poll released today.

That’s great news for the campaign and Obama supporters, especially when we consider the numbers before either of the conventions and following the Republican National Convention. Today, Obama has 52% to Romney’s 46%. Before either convention, Obama led Romney by two points, polling 49% with Romney collecting 47%. Republicans experienced a slight bump after their convention in Tampa, as both candidates polled 48% right before the Democratic National Convention. But, Romney’s 1% jump pales in comparison to Obama’s 4% increase (good job hosting, Charlotte!)

In other good news: for the first time since April, Democrats beat Republicans’ fundraising numbers—which have come in large part from special interest groups—in August. Obama’s fundraising totaled $114 million, while the Romney camp collected $111.6 million. Read the Huffington Post article here for a quick/helpful analysis.

Looks like momentum is gaining for Democrats! Let’s keep it up, and change North Carolina from that ugly “toss up” yellow color to a solid blue.

Published by Maggie Spini

Maggie Spini is a senior at Duke University, majoring in English.

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