Skip to comments.Fox News poll: Obama pulls ahead of Romney as presidential race heats up (Missing 15%)
Posted on 05/16/2012 4:12:48 PM PDT by tobyhill
President Obama tops Republican Mitt Romney in a head-to-head matchup, according to the latest Fox News poll, which finds American voters feeling more positive about the economy.
Obama would have an advantage of 46 percent to 39 percent over Romney, if the election were held today. Three weeks ago the candidates were tied at 46 percent each.
The national poll, released Wednesday, shows the presidents lead is just outside the polls margin of sampling error.
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Utterly meaningless poll at this point.
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 913 randomly-chosen registered voters nationwide
Registered voters, not likely voters.
I call BS. Would be interesting to know more about there samping.
If I recall Fox isn’t the most accurate.
But polls this early before either convention are worth squat other then overall POTUS approval of which Bamster’s is in the crap side of things.
I can’t imagine ANYONE feeling positive about this miserable economy.
Who designed and ran the Poll, Shep Smith aided by Juan Willima and Geraldo Rivera?
I could make a fortune from this bumper sticker. You saw it here first.
And what are the internals? Too many Dems relative to the actual percentages in the voting population no doubt.
If you sample REGISTERED VOTERS you will find their popularity numbers tallying significantly less than 100%. At the same time the margin of error is increasing with each poll.
What that means is quite obvious ~ that more and more folks otherwise adherents of both major parties are showing less and less interest in either candidate.
The one yesterday gave Obama as low as 39% and Romney 42%! THAT IS INCREDIBLE!
If you simply post the results of "Probable voters" you'll never see the race to the bottom. TALLY the two candidate's percentages and they'll be pretty close to 100% ~ rather than 81%.
I think it would be a good idea to cover the most recent Registered Voter Poll simultaneously with the most recent Probable Voter Poll so that we get a truer idea of how the two compare and contrast with each other as well as how they are being accepted/rejected in the most general sense.
If this race to the bottom continues you'll see the combined Obama and Romney popularity falling below 50% ~ which will presumably happen BEFORE the convention thereby giving Romney a chance to back out gracefully and give a Conservative a shot at rejuvenating a dying Presidential election.
At most, this poll might indicate that the relentless negative media attack is taking its intended toll on Romney. Obama stays at 46 %.
Don’t leave out Alan Combs
Don’t forget Bob Beckel the jackal!
Poll question: “Now that the economy is doing very well, and we have finally turned the budget deficit into a surplus, would you consider voting for Obama rather than the bully Romney who has a history of beating up gays?”
Sorry, but this poll is utter and complete B.S.! Let me guess, his support of Gay Marriage must have been the event that caused this surge in support?
Again, I call Bull Sh*t!
All these “polls” are bunk. There’s only one poll that matters, and that’s the one on election day.
Oh yes of course Obama will win people just LOVE his stand on Gay “marriage” and women have reversed themselves over night /s/
Romney leads among independents by 5 and Obama leads overall by 7? This is only possible if democrats are being over sampled by a large margin. Really large.