Skip to comments.Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 45%, Obama 44%)
Posted on 08/31/2012 7:05:13 AM PDT by Arthurio
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 45% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
Today is the first time Romney has held the advantage in a week. See daily tracking history. Forty-four percent (44%) of voters now see Obama as Very Liberal, and 30% see Romney as Very Conservative.
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And then over the weekend O will go back up. Daily tracking polls are useless noise. They bounce all over the place.
You have GOT to be kidding me.
Woa this is not a very good bounce. :/
I just don’t get how Obama has so much support. Who are these idiots???
What is the number generated by some talking heads? 47% of the people get some sort of a government check?
Bounced like a bag of wet cement.
I believe Rass is three day average tracking. If Bambi is back up come Monday, then there was zero bounce for Romney.
They’re the same damn idiot who are guilty white middle class who don’t wanna have the first black president be a failure and not get a second term. The “Lets give him a second chance and more time to make things better” morons.
It takes a few days in a daily tracking poll before that factors in.
Actually, they are much more steady than the polls the networks commission monthly. The daily tracking polls use numbers over multiple days (3,5 or 7 usually) to smooth out the results.
What I think we are going to see is there is no bounce. And I doubt Obama will get one either. The country is very divided. A very simplistic way of looking at it is that half the people want more freebies, the other half would rather not pay for those people to have more freebies. There just aren't that many truly independent voters these days.
I suspect they are the dead and fake people who will be used fraudulently by democrats to steal the election.
I truly hope we don’t fall into a Kerry/Bush issue this fall.
Our tepid support of Mitt (as with Kerry was the anybody but Bush candidate) might cause Obama to slip through.
I remember hearing libs ask how it was possible because ‘everyone I know hates Bush!’ Well, apparently there was more support (even silently) than you realized.
WE have to make the case. WE know what a sleazeball he is, WE have to convince people that the problems ARE HIM. Not Bush, not global markets, etc... The gas has been double for nearly 2 years, has the media made a squawk? They were gauging their eyes out with Bush for just a few months!
Don’t take for granted that your neighbor who barely pays attention to the world will go vote for Mitt, while the goofball libs panic to keep that ,woman hating/killing, gonna take my abortion away, Mitt Romney out of office.
guilty white middle class
Quoting from the article:
“nearly all of the interviews were conducted before Mitt Romneys speech to the Republican National Convention last night.”
Only Ryans speech would be factoring into todays Rass’s numbers, not Romneys.
About half the country pays no income taxes and a big chunk of that number want more freebies. Additionally, a lot of people still WANT to like Obama. Hussein has a huge advantage because so many people are emotionally invested in him. You can get away with bloody murder for quite awhile when people WANT to like you so much they put aside all your failures.
That's what I thought, too. It's a little early to come up with an accurate account.
On top of that, I think most people have already made up their minds anyway. Either they want a free country and a free market, or they want the government dictating our production and consumption (like obomacare, for example).
This was an excellent convention for the GOP ticket, and the shift in momentum already heading our way will accelerate.
that’s some relief, I guess this is the result of Ann’s and Ryan’s speeches.
I get that, I just don’t think we are going to see much of a bounce - even when Romney’s speech is factored in. I think most people have already made up their minds. There just aren’t that many persuadable people.
Rasmussen has already said you won’t see the full effect of the bounce until the end of the week — Saturday. That would reflect polling for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
From the article:
“...As a result, nearly all of the interviews were conducted before Mitt Romneys speech to the Republican National Convention last night. Some interviews for todays update were conducted before the prime-time speeches on the first night of the convention. However, the daily tracking so far does indicates that Romney has received a modest bounce from the convention.”
All the data for this 3-day rolling average poll was collected prior to yesterday's convention speeches. So the one-point lead is just a continuation of the last few days' polling variation. Obama has been up for a few days.
Yeah. Not a good bounce at all so far.
These things sometimes take a while to sort out though.
Lets wait a few more days and see what happens.
I don’t see anything likable about BO - never did.
Oh, he’s a good father....so we should stand by while he destroys the country?
Zero needs to be fired so he can spend more time with his family.
As long as the polls keep the two candidates within the margin of error, I wouldn't weigh the results very heavily until the 'rat's convention bounce fades, and Romney begins spending some of his campaign cash. That might be the third week of September.
Obama is the incumbent...he is polling at 44%.
That’s a DISASTER for him....regardless of where Romney is polling. Freepers should know this.
What was GWB polling this time in 2004? I thought he had a pretty bad approval rating and still beat Kerry?
Obama is hardly a failure. You can go back to before he was elected and read and listen to his plans for America and he has actually been quite successful and that is the problem.
It was close -- but one thing that incumbent Bush had that incumbent Zero doesn't have is the economy. No matter what the MSM says, nobody will believe that the US economy is in anything near decent shape.
1980 is probably a better comparison. Carter was mostly ahead until just before the election. We don't fire people easily, it seems.
These bumps are temporary anyway and the real campaign begins when Romney begins spending the huge amount of cash he has on hand which should be almost immediately.
“There just aren’t that many truly independent voters these days.”
Well worth repeating to the GOPe - who seem to think that a fraction more independents are worth more than a motivated base. They also seem to believe that a few independents are more in number than the numbers of conservatives that they have pissed off.
“one thing that incumbent Bush had that incumbent Zero doesn’t have is the economy”
What obama does have, however, is a company in Spain (involving soros) that is counting the votes. This combined with 30% Independents that they most likely will claim “broke their way” is scary.
I don’t notice many who seem concerned so I’m hoping we have a group there to somehow protect our interests... but I’m doubtful.
Thank you so much for getting that and posting it for me. I really appreciate it. It doesn’t seem Bush was ever under 49% from August on to the election. Kerry was never above him except a couple times during the summer. Interesting.
I think the two debates is where the undecideds will make up their mind.
Usually if the economy is as bad as it is now the man in the office is tossed regardless of speeches or debates. We’ll see if that holds true this time.
Do we believe the polls? I’m really asking.
“I suspect they are the dead and fake people who will be used fraudulently by democrats to steal the election.”
Technically, they would be zombies.
In October 1980!?
Just imagine what the FR Drama Queen Squad would have been like if this site was around back then.
So Rasmussen is basically saying there was no bounce from the convention? I find that very difficult to believe.
Well according to Rasmussen Obama and Romney have been going back and forth with the lead. There’s no need for drama. It’s all about who gets out their people to vote.
This week is a holiday weekend week.
I would not even consider any poll till after next week.
I look at the trends, not the daily. Obama has topped out consistently at 47% since March, and he bottoms at 43%. Obama is a known factor, what’s going to move him above this 43-47 channel?
A major screwup by Romney is Obama’s only hope. Romney is just getting started with the American voter and can move up.
It looks very winnable for Romney and Obama has a problem.
“We have almost 400 million in this country.”
More like 313 million. About 135 million voted in the last presidential election.
Convnetions rarely decide elections. TV ads and the ground game of turnout wins modern elections. Most voters are just starting to pay attention now.