President Barack Obama and Nascar Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart pose for a photo during a visit by the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to the White House on April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart to honor his championship season. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
President Barack Obama’s recent lead in the polls has extended to some unexpected corners of the electorate. According to a new Zogby poll, the president is beating Republican Mitt Romney by 7 points with NASCAR fans. The Huffington Post has more:NASCAR team owners may count Mitt Romney among their friends, but that doesn’t mean fans of the sport will necessarily vote for him, according to an online poll from JZ Analytics.
Barack Obama led Mitt Romney by 7 points, 49 percent to 42 percent, among the 202 voters who said they were fans of NASCAR, according to the survey, conducted by pollster John Zogby andspotted by the left-leaning PoliticusUSA blog. The president had an almost 9-point lead among the full sample of voters.
Both candidates have made overtures — sometimes awkwardly — to racing fans.
The Democrats planned to kick off their national convention at North Carolina’s Charlotte Motor Speedway, but scrapped the idea at the last minute, citing logistical concerns.
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