Not so much a Romney Ripple, maybe a GOP glacier: Sunday`s polls show no further progress, maybe a little melting, but still generally ahead although within the margin of error. Romney`s white share is similarly stalled, now generally slightly below the 60% achieved by Congressional GOP candidates in 2010. (More comparisons here—scroll down). It`s a pathetic performance, but it might be enough.
This is the SIXTH consecutive day Romney has been at the 50% level, for a three or four point lead.
Rasmussen Report`s Premium Platinum subscribers show Romney`s white share unchanged at 59%, for an unchanged 21-point lead over Obama.
Gallup obdurately continues to suppress its racial breakdown. On Oct. 16, Romney`s white share was 61%, for a 22 point lead over Obama. That translated into a four-point lead overall. Presumably it is still in this range.
As usual, the Washington Post does not make available the racial breakdown. But ABC hyperlinks to a version of the underlying data sheet that includes the full commentary by pollster Gary Langer. He reports Romney`s white share down two points since yesterday to 58%, for a nineteen-point lead among whites over Obama.
IBD/TIPP shows Romney`s white share down a point, to 53%—in line with this poll`s recent consistently low reading. But Romney`s lead over Obama among whites has increased slightly, albeit merely to 14 points.
More evidence of Romney`s missed opportunity among Northern whites: a Cincinatti Enquirer/ Ohio News Organization Poll released Oct 28 showed Romney and Obama neck-and-neck 49-49 in Ohio. Romney`s white share: an undistinguished 55%, giving him a mere 12-point lead over Obama.