October 20, 2012 Ohio UpdateThe new Fox Ohio poll was causing considerable discussion last night. I went ahead and updated my Ohio analysis using this poll.
First of all, this poll is yet another poll with a ridiculous Democrat over sample of D+8. There are a lot of polling firms that will have a lot of egg on their faces come November, because they have been assuming turnout that matches 2008. This poll in particular finds a preference by Independents for Romney of an incredible 24%. With only 23% Independents in the sample, this preference is severely dampened.
Reweighting this poll using the various turnout models we get the following:
R+9.95% - Using the 2004 turnout model
R+1.35% - Using the 2008 turnout model
R+7.02% - Using the 2010 turnout model
R+6.28% - Using the 2012 registration model
R+4.43% - Using a D+3 turnout model
Romney has a large, healthy lead in all Ohio turnout models, including if the electorate matches 2008.
Here are the results of averaging all of the current polls in the RCP average:
O+3 - Survey USA
O+4 - CNN/ORG
R+1 - ARG
O+1 - Rasmussen
R+1 - Gravis
O+6 - NBC/WSJ
O+5 - PPP
O+3 - Fox
O+2.50% - Current RCP Average
R+7.75% - Average using the 2004 turnout model
O+1.72% - Average using the 2008 turnout model
R+4.53% - Average using the 2010 turnout model
R+3.82% - Average using the 2012 registration model
R+1.65% - Average using the D+3 turnout model
With this new Fox poll, Romney extends his lead in Ohio by about a half a point across all turnout models.