With less than a month to go before the election, Western New England University and our media partner, Masslive and The Republican, have released new polling numbers that show President Barack Obama leading over former Gov. Mitt Romney 63 to 33 percent in the Baystate.
It's something many voters both Republican and Democrat here in Massachusetts don't find too surprising.
"I expect it," sad Feeding Hills resident Penny Dangelo.
"It's a liberal state, so that's the way it is going to go," said Agawam resident Bob Torlani.
The poll also showed that the president has made gains among women voters in the state over the past three weeks.
But, Romney supporters say that they're feeling confident. A new Gallop Poll released today places the two candidates neck and neck. The president has a slight lead over Romney, 49 to 46 percent, which is within the study's margin of error. Many attribute that recent bump to last week's presidential debate.
"I don't think they are terribly surprising based on how the debate went," said Springfield resident Dylan Armstrong.
The national date shows that 72 percent of people who watched the debate felt Romney did a better job.
"He's the better of the two," said Torlani.
And while it might be the consensus among many that Romney won the debate, many voters say their decision in this election is made up regardless of what happens in the next few weeks.
"I didn't even watch it because I already made up my mind," said Dangelo.
But for those still undecided, there is still lots of time left in this election. The vice presidential debate is this Thursday and there are still two scheduled presidential debates to go.
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