Skip to comments.Rasmussen: Romney has same lead, same day that Obama had in '08
Posted on 07/29/2012 1:35:56 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama led his Republican rival John McCain by 49 percent to 44 in a Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll released on July 27, 2008.
Fast forward four years and the GOP's Mitt Romney is holding the exact same lead on the exact same day in the exact same poll, Business Insider points out.
Romneys five-point lead is the largest by either candidate in just over a month and the numbers closely mirror the 49 to 43 percent advantage Romney has on who voters trust more to handle the economy.
Just 31 percent of likely voters think Obama is doing a good or excellent job handling economic issues, with 48 percent saying hes doing a poor job on the economy. This comes as consumer confidence fell to a 2012 low this week and the government reported slowing GDP growth.
For June, Obamas job approval rating was at 47 percent, down two points from May and staying in the narrow range of 47 to 49 percent since the beginning of 2012, according to the Rasmussen poll. In January 2009, 62 percent of voters approved of Obamas job performance.
Rasmussen said that for Obama to win, he will need to improve his own job approval rating between now and Election Day. For that to happen, perceptions of the economy will have to reverse their current downward trend.
The Rasmussen poll also showed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the most liked member of Obamas Cabinet, with 53 percent of likely voters having a favorable opinion of her.
Attorney General Eric Holder is the least-liked Cabinet member, with 47 percent of voters who have an unfavorable opinion of him.
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Romney isn’t running against McCain, he is running against a monster and a criminal enterprise that is willing to ANYTHING to win.
“Wag the Dog” is very possible.... foreign or domestic.
Unfortunately, the only thing Romney DOESN’T have is the race card. The trump card of American politics. That sucks.
And yet Obama is slaughtering Romney in the EV count.
We are being manipulated.
> Unfortunately, the only thing Romney DOESNT have is the
> race card. The trump card of American politics. That
It doesn’t have to suck. Romney can be portrayed as a
“white Obama”, which he is in a lot of ways including skin color and policies.
Just 31 percent of likely voters think Obama is doing a good or excellent job handling economic issues, with 48 percent saying hes doing a poor job on the economy.
Here is the key. The economy is going to be the #1 issue in November and I don’t see the economy getting any better between now and November. He is toast. His supposed support is like everything else about him. A Lie.
Not that I doubt it, but is there a link for this?
> Here is the key. The economy is going to be the #1 issue
> in November . . .
A guest I heard on the Hugh Hewitt show the other day
said that Romney can’t win on the economy alone. He said
that women voters are the key, and that it needs to be
said that Obama enables those (Muslims, that is) who want
the country to be under Sharia law which severely
restricts women’s freedom. I agree.
O isn’t “slaughtering” anyone.
He has huge leads in rock solid states that Dems always take with ease, but the number of states in marginal categories are his to lose.
No way that he can reproduce his electoral romp over McCain, even with the bogus media calling state after state “too close to call.”
He isn’t taking Florida, I doubt he will breeze through Ohio and he may well lose Virginia, just to name a few.
I’m in Fairfax county, a virginia suburb of DC. This county voted democrat for the first time since 1994.
Polls say its close, but judging by what I hear in public places and private inhabited by dems and independents — its not going to be close.
Its romney all the way.
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Don’t be afraid. romney’s gonna win this by 10-15 points. The only way Obama wins is if Christ raptures His church between now and then.
“And yet Obama is slaughtering Romney in the EV count. We are being manipulated.”
Yes we are being manipulated. And don’t look for the bogus Polls to apologize after the election for being so wrong—they don’t care because that is not why they exist.
OTOH, don’t believe those same bogus Polls in OH, VA, FL, CO. Like one critic pointed out about the supposed 8-point Obama lead in Ohio: Romney’s lead among Independents would force you to consider that Obama was getting 20 percent of Republicans. Right!
It will be as always, like it or not, it is the ECONOMY STUPID.
The fact is that, people are going to LIE to the people who do the polls so they are not accused of “racism” what they do in the privacy of the polling place is a whole different ball game.
Romney by the same numbers as you have mentioned.
I would feel better if the deceased were not the largest RAT-voting demographic group.
I guess we will find out if he is toast, but the American people make be skeptical.
If you think the Kenyan is slaughtering Romney in the EV count, then yes you are being manipulated.
Why wouldn’t Obama poll 20 percent of “Republicans”? LBJ did even better than that. Some of our “Republicans” are as useless a one-legged clothespin. I wish it were not so.
It’s looking better for Wisconsin too. Barry was +11 in May now only +3. I think it’s 4% undecideds and they normally break for the challenger. It will be sweet if we take that from the too.
I don’t care what the polls say, I just don’t believe there will be a massive number of 2008 BamBam voters that will jump ship. I hope I’m wrong.
And yet Obama is slaughtering Romney in the EV count.
It’s always that way this stage of the campaign because NY and CA are two big EV states.
He is toast. His supposed support is like everything else about him. A Lie.
Don’t be so sure. This ain’t your daddy’s America. 47% of the U.S. population is made up of non-taxpayers, Welfare Queens, Entitlement whores, ultra-Liberals, the Hollywood crowd and their idolaters, Gays, Illegals, Blacks.............
He isnt taking Florida, I doubt he will breeze through Ohio and he may well lose Virginia, just to name a few.
Obama might carry Ohio again, but this time he will lose Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Missouri, New Hampshire and possibly Iowa.
a one-legged clothespin???? Man, did you ever just date yourself.
I just dont believe there will be a massive number of 2008 BamBam voters that will jump ship. I hope Im wrong.
They won’t jump ship, but the turn-out will be much lower. They are disappointed and disillusioned with Obama; especially Blacks and Hispanics.
“Why wouldnt Obama poll 20 percent of Republicans? LBJ did even better than that.”
Really, that’s your rationale? The LBJ example? Perhaps you could keep up with all the polls, the ones that show Romney getting well over 90% of Republican support—and the remainder are sure not committing to Obama. Wake up...
You’re right but I don’t think all of them will show up to the polls. Some of them will be angry at Obama for not bringing about utopia in 4 years time. Some of them are too lazy to get off the couch and wait in line to vote. There is not the enthusiasm there was in 2008 for this guy.
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I don't know what either one of you old fogies is talking about.
Look for a LOT of buyers remorse.
The European collapse, military conflict in the ME and the financial collapse of the USA are pretty much inevitable on our present course.
Just a matter of time so keep your schedule open in October.
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