Romney up in latest swing state poll: Rasmussen

Rasmussen is reporting that in their most recent analysis, Romney is maintaining his lead within their swing-state poll: 49% to 46%.  In the past 4 surveys conducted, Gov. Romney has maintained a noticeable lead.  The town-hall debate last week has apparently had no impact on the movement of the swing-state polls.

Something is also telling about this survey.  Rasmussen includes the following states within the poll: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.  Many would argue that the poll may be underestimating Romney’s strength overall, as states like Michigan and Pennsylvania are only marginally swing states.  One wonders if the poll would show an even larger gap if it were to include Romney-leaning states such as Missouri.