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.
Mark Hill is a doctor of ‘Hip Hop Culture”. I kid you not.
I doubt there’s 7% in this nation that would change their minds in a week. I guarantee there are no more than 5% undecided.
This can't be true because America yearns for a true conservative and Romney has shown via his prominent background that he is severely conservative, for example...
Give me a moment...I KNOW, no that wasn't conservative, well he...no that wasn't conservative either.
Well, I'm sure some one can show something conservative that Romney has made a name promoting, I'm just drawing a blank presently.
Today’s Rasmussen poll, which polls likely voters as opposed to registered voters, has it 47-46, Romney over Obama.
A Doctor of Stupid perhaps.
Exactly. Gay Marriage can’t have the support be proclaimed yet still get beat down by 20 points in swing state NC and 5 points in gay California.
A full 1/5 of all the registered voters ain't sayin'!
That's consistent with yesterday's comparable poll by a different company, although the results are reversed.
They should each fall to the bottom (of their minimum support level) in a quantum fashion ~ at different times.
Another month and there'll be 2/5 of the registered voters chosen at random who will express no selection!
Who do you like less, the guy who drove with his dog on the roof of the car or the guy who ate a dog?
42Dem/34Rep/20Ind/3 don’t know
IOW, junk poll!
Interestingly I’ve seen several bumper stickers with “Obama 2012”. No mention of Biden.
Absolutley!!! Hell, remember in 2004, even the election day exit polling had Kerry winning, and we know how that turned out.
It also over sampled Rats. 42% of responses from Rats only 34% from Republicans.
You have to know BOTH results ~ one of them to tell you how the candidates are doing in general, and the other to compare the one against the other.
and that’s the 7% they claim are still undecided.
You can take such a poll tomorrow and get a totally different result.
The polls that are pre-stratified (so that you get your 40% Dem, 10% Republican and 50% independents) may be taken to test the general validity of the other non pre stratified polls.
Not every poll is statistically valid but that doesn't mean they have no value to understanding the other polls that are statistically valid.
They pay people good money to do this stuff!
Exit polling is a very inexact science.
Fox News? Lost faith in them long ago.
Must have been a poll of all the Fox employees at the NY hq.
The Obama campaign is desperate right now. Every diversion they've tried has failed: contraceptive issue and women, race baiting in the Trayvon Martin case, “evolving” support of gay marriage...yada...yada! Everything is failed.
This fool is throwing anything and everything at the wall to see what will stick. I think we also heard another bull sh*t poll showing Dear Reader leading Romney amongst young college age students. I guess this is why the skinny Marxist has been visiting every college campus he can. Remember the pitiful number of students who came to see the Marxist in Ohio.
8 pts. 42D-34R
Rasmussen and IBD/TIPP are most accurate election after election. IBD has obama up by 3 and rasmussen has romney up by 7. Big problem for obama is both polls have substantial leads among independents for romney
Take out those that are ‘sucking’ off the governments tits and Obama would be at 5%.
The economy stinks, gas prices are more that doubled from 2008, foreclosures are at an all time high, our country is continually being invaded by third world illegals, etc... and to imagine that this presidential race should even be close is SCARY!!!
The battle hasn’t even really begun. It’s on the horizon, but that’s all.
Now, the question is, will Romney engage or is he going to McCainChicken-out?
From your lips to the “wishful thinking” god’s ears.
Fox News “stupid and worthless”
Okay, let’s do a poll right here. We have 300,000 plus people, much bigger sample. How many feel better about the economy?
It’s tragic that the media attacked Cheney but doesn’t attack Biden. WTF is up with that? Biden is a gaffe-prone, incompetent and psychotic loose canon. It’s pathetic he’s even allowed to set foot in our White House (let alone Obama and the hundreds of his communist friends who sought to ‘CHANGE’ America’s form of government to a ‘National Socialist’ State).
In October 2008 no one could convince me that this country would ever elect this looser. Nothing this electorate does will surprise me now.
Ras has Romney only up by 1 (was up 8 couple of days ago). Gallup has it exactly even.
Ras is Likely Voters... Gallup is Registered Voters