Skip to comments.Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 49; Obama 44; Ind 3; Undec 3)
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.
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The uptick for Romney comes as investor confidence has fallen six points in the wake of last weeks disappointing jobs report. Looking ahead five years, just 44% of Americans believe the nations economy will be stronger than it is today. Thats the lowest level of long-term optimism ever measured.
Still, its 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 todays results represent a lasting change or are merely statistical noise. Romneys support has remained within three points of 46% every day for more than two months. Obamas numbers have stayed within two points of 45% every day for nearly two months.
This election will be about Obama and Obama only which will result in a landslide against him.
I have no desire to see what his innards look like.
Dog-eating communist freak.
180 days until the election.
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.
The only hope Obama has of winning is to distract people’s attention from his record.
Another reason to distrust Scotty: He was co-founder of ESPN. Really!
Yay! Our liberal statist is beating their socialist! I’m so excited.
"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."
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.
This election will be the biggest rout of an incumbent possibly in recorded history.
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.
None of these silly campaigns ("War against women" etc.) is working for him.
Intrade still has Obama at 59%.
ABO ABO ABIO ABO!!!!
oh yeah - F “julia” too!!!!
Wow even after a brutal primary that is the best barry can do
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.
Teeing up the ‘comeback kid’ storyline for Obama already?
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
Totally agree. In the end Romney will win around 60% to Abam’s 40%.
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.
I don’t know what that’s based on but it’s sure not the polls.
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.
Its looking bad everywhere on the whole planet for incumbents. The world economy is hurting. The next few years won’t be pretty.
Obama was over 50% just a couple of days ago, but the KM's under water again in Gallup.