Skip to comments.Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 49% Obama 44%)
Posted on 04/25/2012 12:50:43 PM PDT by Mikey_1962
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided.
Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). See tracking history.
New polling from Virginia shows that the Senate race between George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) remains a toss-up.
As the campaign unfolds, the role of government in American society will again be debated. Just 22% of voters believe more government leads to more fairness. Fifty percent (50%) believe increased government regulation leads to less fairness.
Two-out-of-three (66%) believe that most government contracts are awarded to those with political connections rather than to those who provide the best service at the best price.
The president and Romney have both spoken on the topic of student loans recently, but most Americans think other options should be on the table. Scott Rasmussens radio update notes that 70% think its better for a student to work through college and take six to eight years to graduate rather than taking student loans. Half (48%) believe student loans drive up the cost of tuition.
A presidents Job Approval rating is one of the best indicators for assessing his chances of reelection. Typically, the presidents Job Approval rating on Election Day will be close to the share of the vote he receives. Currently, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.
Something drastic may happen to change things, but if not, I expect this election to be low in terms of enthusiasm and turnout.
Obama’s going to be a broken record on liberal scare tactics. That will likely turn out his base, but will not inspire people who voted for him for reasons of novelty or in expectation of miracles. The novelty has worn quite thin and the promised miracles have been more like curses.
I hope Romney has more than a few aces up his sleeve to get Republicans juiced enough to come out for him. Running as the NoBama candidate isn’t enough.