The Libya attack on the U.S. Consulate has stirred up the Middle East and also the U.S. elections. The attacks in Benghazi were tragic and required the U.S. to stand up and respond. The president and Secretary of State took to their podiums and condemned the attacks of those who were responsible, but Romney took to the podium and condemned America via our president.
This may have been the reason why a significant number of Romney supporters have abandoned ship and either won’t vote in November or have decided to support Obama. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College polls now all show President Obama leading in Ohio, Florida and Virginia, according to NBC News’ the Grio.
According to the polls,
“the president is ahead 49 percent to 44 percent in Florida and Virginia and 50 percent to 43 percent in Ohio…Obama is getting 86 percent of the non-white vote in Ohio (it was not broken down by race) and has huge leads with voters under 30, Hispanics and blacks in Florida. In all three states, women favor the president, men the former Massachusetts governor.”
Celebrities have begun to amp up support for the president as well. Beyonce and Jay-Z are planning a huge fundraiser for the president in New York City in their 40/40 Club and George Clooney already had a fundraiser at his home for the president that netted $15 million.
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