He's up 47-45.So much for the meme "anybody but Romney" is the choice of the Republican Party. But Romney has, I think, gotten the message that Republicans want a real conservative. Isn't it good for the Republicans that Romney has gotten that message, while voters in the middle have gotten the message that Romney is moderate?
Romney has two main things going for him. He leads the President 45-36 with independents. And he's also benefiting from a much more unified party with 88% of Republicans committed to voting for him while only 83% of Democrats say they'll vote for Obama.
December 21, 2011
"For the first time in PPP's monthly national polling since July 2010 Mitt Romney's taken a lead, albeit a small one, over Barack Obama."