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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 49; Obama 44; Ind 3; Undec 3)
Rasmussen ^ | 5-8-12 | Rasmussen

Posted on 05/08/2012 6:39:41 AM PDT by Mikey_1962

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote and President Obama attracting 44% support. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.

Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

The uptick for Romney comes as investor confidence has fallen six points in the wake of last week’s disappointing jobs report. Looking ahead five years, just 44% of Americans believe the nation’s economy will be stronger than it is today. That’s the lowest level of long-term optimism ever measured.

Still, it’s important to note that the presidential race has remained very close in recent weeks. Romney has had the advantage on six of the last 12 days, and Obama has held the edge six times. It remains to be seen whether today’s results represent a lasting change or are merely statistical noise. Romney’s support has remained within three points of 46% every day for more than two months. Obama’s numbers have stayed within two points of 45% every day for nearly two months.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: polls
I'd like to see what Obama's internals look like. Probably bad.
1 posted on 05/08/2012 6:39:46 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

2 posted on 05/08/2012 6:48:50 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Mikey_1962

This election will be about Obama and Obama only which will result in a landslide against him.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 6:50:04 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: Mikey_1962
“I'd like to see what Obama’s internals look like. Probably bad.”

I have no desire to see what his innards look like.

4 posted on 05/08/2012 6:51:29 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Mikey_1962

Dog-eating communist freak.

180 days until the election.

Focus, people.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 6:52:39 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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To: Mikey_1962

it would seem, just working frommemory here, that 3% undecided in May or a Presidential year is not much.

obviously obama is still leading in a state by state analysis, but over teh summer, these national numbers will start to drain the support out of those states which he won in 2008 that have been either swing or GOP states.

I think actually 49-44-5 is a realistic, plausible set of November numbers.


6 posted on 05/08/2012 6:55:55 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: randita; Impy; GOPsterinMA; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; Last Dakotan; MplsSteve; ...

The only hope Obama has of winning is to distract people’s attention from his record.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 6:59:57 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Mikey_1962
Obviously disinformation, since it comes from the well known RINO-loving Scotty Rasmussen.

Another reason to distrust Scotty: He was co-founder of ESPN. Really!

8 posted on 05/08/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Mikey_1962

Yay! Our liberal statist is beating their socialist! I’m so excited.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 7:15:03 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: Mikey_1962
On May 2, I published a reply which contained the following two paragraphs:

"Today's employment numbers, confirmed by Rasmussen's polling on unemployment, about to be echoed Friday by the larger employment numbers for April, following on the heels of the downward revision of GDP, coupled with high gas prices at the pump, all spell defeat for the incumbent.

"I think in retrospect you will see this moment as the turning point in the polls and all of those yellow states on the electoral college map will turn pink and even the light blue states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin will turn yellow."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879045/posts


10 posted on 05/08/2012 7:18:15 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Mikey_1962
The uptick for Romney comes as investor confidence has fallen six points in the wake of last week’s disappointing jobs report.

Sometimes I think the media just recycles the same old pap over and over again.

Seriously, do you think there are people out there who base their presidential vote on government statistics? "Gee, the unemployment report shows a downtick, guess I'm gonna have to vote for re-electing Obama...No wait, Hostess is laying off 18,000 people...Guess it's back to Romney after all...No wait..."

We are going to have to endure six more months of this.

11 posted on 05/08/2012 7:24:41 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 2 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: nathanbedford

This election will be the biggest rout of an incumbent possibly in recorded history.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 7:26:59 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Mikey_1962

DON’t count this bastard down and out until he IS down and out.

He is a determined dirty fighter who is a perfectionist at his “art”.

The Presidential elections are only a PART of our problem.

Its ESSENTIAL to TAKE CONTROL of those GOP Committee positions on the municipal and county levels and put CONSERVATIVES in Congress to hold Romney’s feet to the fire if he is elected, or to checkmate Obama if he is elected.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 7:27:11 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Mikey_1962
Obama’s numbers have stayed within two points of 45% every day for nearly two months.

None of these silly campaigns ("War against women" etc.) is working for him.

14 posted on 05/08/2012 7:32:02 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Mikey_1962

Intrade still has Obama at 59%.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 7:35:05 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Mikey_1962

ABO ABO ABIO ABO!!!!

FFFUUUBBBOO!!!!!

oh yeah - F “julia” too!!!!


16 posted on 05/08/2012 7:36:40 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mamelukesabre

Wow even after a brutal primary that is the best barry can do


17 posted on 05/08/2012 7:38:32 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: ConservativeDude
obviously obama is still leading in a state by state analysis

Not necessarily... The phrase "a rising tide lifts all boats" applies here. State polls are lagging, unless done at the same time.

Most of the RealClearPolitics state polls are stale. If Romney's winning by 5, you can bet he has an electoral lead as well, if all key states also had polls.

18 posted on 05/08/2012 7:49:09 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: All; Mikey_1962

Teeing up the ‘comeback kid’ storyline for Obama already?


19 posted on 05/08/2012 8:00:24 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Dog-eating communist freak.

Needs garlic.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 8:22:38 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: mamelukesabre
Intrade still has Obama at 59%.

This far out Intrade is meaningless, a couple of months ago he was at 61% for re-election, I believe that as the campaign starts to rev up that those numbers will drop

21 posted on 05/08/2012 8:42:19 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: varina davis; Clintonfatigued; Impy; BillyBoy
Agreed! Electorally, I've been expecting something along the lines of 1988 or 1992 (1992 being the last time an incumbent POTUS lost a bid for reelection).
22 posted on 05/08/2012 8:47:11 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: tatown

Totally agree. In the end Romney will win around 60% to Abam’s 40%.


23 posted on 05/08/2012 8:48:59 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: tatown
This election will be about Obama and Obama only which will result in a landslide against him.

I'm starting to get that feeling myself. I think it will be that way no matter who the Republicans nominate and that's a crying shame because we lost the best opportunity we've had since 1980 to put a real conservative in the White House. Anybody think Sarah Palin is kicking herself just a little bit? She would have had this nomination going away.

24 posted on 05/08/2012 9:41:33 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 2 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: mamelukesabre

I don’t know what that’s based on but it’s sure not the polls.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 11:12:09 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: varina davis; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

If you mean US History I think that’s FDR over Hoover. Not gonna happen, that margin was huge.

But I do think if someone wins easily that it won’t be Obama.


26 posted on 05/08/2012 11:18:26 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Its looking bad everywhere on the whole planet for incumbents. The world economy is hurting. The next few years won’t be pretty.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 11:39:32 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Mikey_1962
Today's Gallup shows Romney up by 3.

Obama was over 50% just a couple of days ago, but the KM's under water again in Gallup.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 1:09:59 PM PDT by NE Cons
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