Skip to comments.Obama takes slim post-convention lead over Romney: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Posted on 09/08/2012 7:50:12 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama regained some footing and overtook his Republican rival Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, a day after the end of the Democratic convention.
In what appears to be a convention-induced bounce, Obama jumped ahead in the latest daily tracking poll with 46 percent of 1,434 likely voters saying...
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Reuters trying their hardest to get the ‘word’ out for their Dear Leader. They took a quick poll (Friday -had to be in the “am”, because they released it by 4pm), and they said it was a ‘4 day’ rolling average, so it had portions that did not even include the GOD and JERUSALEM fiasco of Wed.
Ras agrees and gives Obama a two point lead at this point. I believe Obama may well pad this lead through about mid-week next week. However, I also believe that will be his high water mark and that worsening economic data, the Republican financial advantage, the fading of memories of the convention, and the debates will erode that lead and Romney/Ryan will prevail in November.
FWIW, Rass is showing a 2 point O lead this morning and he claims O’s magical bounce thus far looks bigger than Romney’s.
I keep hearing that Romney had to sit on cash til after the convention. By God it’s time to spend spend spend.
Why budget through Nov 6 when you can bury him by Oct 1?
Have these polls fully accounted for the booing of God and Obama’s lackluster speech?
I have to believe that many moderate/undecided were truly shocked at booing God, and that this could affect their vote. It will be hard for lots of fair minded people to vote for a Democrat party which can’t even bring itself to honor God in a general way.
i heard Ras on Kudlow this morning....basically his message was this is Romney’s election to lose yet Romney has not done enough to win the election....
no one (electorate) believes obama has any idea or ability how to improve the economy yet at the same time Romney has blown it to date by not giving enough detail on his plan to improve the economy or reduce the deficit (i agree with the latter)...
Ras also said the rats have seen a massive short term bounce in voter enthusiasm....he credits clinton’s speech for it and said that while the rats think obama and clinton compare favorably when it comes to the economy and economic growth, Republicans disagree and more importantly, unaffiliated voters think its a joke...
bottom line- Romney needs to show more detail and according to Ras, his campaign executives told him they plan on doing exactly that this month....
Rasmussen has Obama up 2 now. Gallup has Obama up 3.
That strategy of “he’s a nice guy in over his head” is really working wonders.
It’s unf——believable that the GOPe is blowing an election against the biggest disaster in history. I’m sure glad Romney was the electable one (who can’t seem to break mid 40s amidst an economic train wreck).
Remember, the Tea Party won in 2010. The GOPe owns this puppy, Now, unlike the martyrdom crowd, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for Romney. But the realty is, with less than 60 days to go, Obama is now the favorite.
I am so pissed off right now. Perfect time for football to kick off.
And now we're being given various "poll results"
WHICH pollster is a good guy and which ain't ?
Settle down. The polls are all over the place, and Romney has been up significantly in a large number of them. If we let ourselves get emotionally drained every time a poll doesn’t go our way, we will run out of gas. Keep focused and enjoy your weekend. Romney and Ryan are very smart, and aren’t going to go the way of the McCain campaign. This is Romney’s race to lose, and I think it is highly likely he will be our next president.
“The rolling four-day online poll was conducted through early Friday. “
which means it was taken prior to the horrible jobs report settling in...fact is the ‘08 election turned on TARP, which was mid-September....besides attacking the failure of obama, Romney best start highlighting some plans and details...
AlReuters is trying to ensure they they avoid the Holder lawsuit attention.
What is frightening is the amount of people who refuse to acknowledge that Dems have a large part in the responsibility of the economic collapse. Even yesterday, in the USA Today, there were letters citing “eight years of Republican blunders” and another saying “my husband’s laid off but we bought a house... yay ObamaCare.” A third stated “Stimulus package saved the country” and a fourth which said “my sons now have ObamaCare.” I also maintain too many people are afraid to vote against the first biracial/dainty President in US history and have convinced themselves that this is American Idol. If you want Paul on your side forever, rob from Peter. A Dem tactic.
So, after the Democrats booed God and Jerusalem, Obama gained in the polls, and he’s now at 46 percent?
Hitler only won 33 percent of the vote when he ran for election.
Obama has finally found the winning theme for his election, which has worked so well for others in the past — blame the Jews.
“Why budget through Nov 6 when you can bury him by Oct 1?”
Because half the country has the attention span of a fruit fly.
The closer to election day he can pile drive the great pretender, the better.
what’s even more frightening is the fact the GOP bends over and takes it rather than fighting back...
Not worried in the least. The conventions are meaningless...bumps..no bumps... Nov 6 is still 2 months away and nothing is getting better. This is all on Obama and he can’t make reality disappear to those out of work and paying 4.30 for gas. Romney needs to just keep from any major gaffes and spend that $$$ explaining his vision.
The fact that any poll has this venal,characterless,soulless, incompetent,Marxist fraud above 15% means the Republic is finished.
The fact that so many citizens are so gullible,ignorant or willfully shallow to buy into the scam of this tyrannical regime has doomed the country.
The cycle of humans stupidly refusing to learn from history is repeating once more.
“The numbers only moved a little bit but they moved in the direction that suggests that we may be seeing the first inkling of a post-convention bump,” Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said.
Romney in the past few days had held a 1 or 2 percentage point lead in the poll in the wake of the Republican convention last week.
The poll does not reflect sentiment following the Labor Department’s release on Friday of August employment numbers, which showed that jobs growth slowed sharply last month.
Seventy-two percent of 1,670 REGISTERED VOTERS (not likely voters as this article states... PER ROOTERS WEB SITE)surveyed in the poll said the national economy and the federal budget deficit are heading in the wrong direction. Sixty-eight percent of polled voters said the same about the employment and jobs”.
Yep. I am just dumbfounded. If you told me after the 2010 election that Obama would be up by 2-3 points with less than 60 days to go - with the economy in even worse condition (higher gas prices, still over 8% UE, $16 trillion debt) I’d have laughed at you.
The Tea Party won on ideology - framing Obama as a radical leftist. The GOPe and Romney are running on incompetence, i.e. “He’s a nice guy in over his head.”
But here we are... Not saying Romney will lose, but he basically has to string together a royal flush now to win it (essentially take every swing state up for grabs). It’s way riskier than it ever needed to be.
Romney let himself get badly defined all summer (with he excuse that he would carpet bomb in the fall). Well the ads that went out yesterday are weak sauce. Very generic. Not hard hitting whatsoever.
If you look at my history I’ve always predicted Romney would take it in a landslide. Not anymore.
There are too many people who see their vote for Obama as being part of History and are very reluctant to admit it was a mistake. Many of these could and did vote for GOP candidates in 2010 but actually voting against Obama is something most will not do. The fact that Romney’s campaign so far has not provided a compelling reason to vote FOR Romney adds to this voter dilemma. I suspect that unless there is additional egregious economic news that Romney will lose a close election. And given Rass’ comments today, i suspect that if Romney follows the path many here and other sites advise, go very negative on Obama, he will lose decisively. Given the psyche of many less partisan voters, i think they will stick with Obama for reasons of self esteem. Attacking him will IMO solidify that feeling. And yes it’s all about feeling. Rationality will play very little in this election. If it did, Romney would be measuring the drapes as we speak.
The Democrats have had their high mark, it is all downhill from here.
Thank you my FRiend. I have been praying every morning and every night. The thought of an Obama win scares the crap out of me like nothing else ever has. If he wins, it’s over. America will cease to exist. Obamacare is law. And at min $22 trillion in debt by the end of 2016.
Ipsos is usually Dem +6 (or more).
The score is between likely voters who have a leaning. The battle is so lackluster that a big chunk of potential voters still say it they are undecided. The convention with its untrammeled B.S. fest energized a few fringe Democrats who were sitting this one out. And big deal. There’s only one of those.
“But the realty is, with less than 60 days to go, Obama is now the favorite.”
We need to calm down and look at this realistically. Obama got a small bump, polling taken before the Friday jobs report.
This bump will fade with time as people deal with the realities and facts of the economy.
Romney has just started his ad campaign in the key swing states.
The debates haven’t even happened yet. These will be huge in swinging the 2%-3% needed to win the election, (no teleprompters allowed).
Romney may be utilizing money and resources on a GOTV campaign, which is the heart and soul of a campaign.
The battle has just begun, we have had skirmishes so far.
Its still early in the campaign, we need to let the game plans play out before we can draw concrete conclusions.
I don’t think you have to personally attack to run on ideology. This country considers itself 40% conservative and only 20% liberal. And on economic matters, 46% consider themselves fiscal conservatives, and less than 20% fiscal liberals. It’s a center-right country being governed by a hard leftist.
Not one person in prime time called Obama a liberal at the RNC. Some never even mentioned his name. No ads call Obama a liberal Etc.
They can drive home that he is out of the mainstream of American society, i.e. hard leftist without “attacking” him. IMO.
“Romney let himself get badly defined all summer (with he excuse that he would carpet bomb in the fall). Well the ads that went out yesterday are weak sauce. Very generic. Not hard hitting whatsoever.”
He couldn’t spend money until after the Rep convention.
I wonder how many of those comments were made by obama operatives? Virtually every news site I vist, the comments are almost all anti-zero with a few obivious planted pro-zero and those comments are attacked relentlessly.
I don’t people will think Romney is attacking Obama hard enough unless he calls Obama the N word
Romney knows what he is doing. He will get this done - he has spent his whole life getting things done, not chooming and community agitating. You can fret all you want about a modest and normal convention bounce for Obama. Obama had a one sided platform all week and still can’t poll beyond 46 -47 percent that’s weak
“I dont people will think Romney is attacking Obama hard enough unless he calls Obama the N word”
Its frustrating to have to watch Obama being coddled by the media day after day, and not have the feelings of just wanting to take the gloves off, but Romney has to be careful how he portrays Obama, don’t want to give any reason to make people feel sorry for Obama because of attacks.
Romney just has to keep hammering the “Lack of leadership”
Romney played by the “rules “ and laid low so Obama could have a spot light, unlike Obumbler. Gloves are comin off!
Reuter’s lies. All the time.
“RUETERS, WHEN THE TRUTH JUST ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH.”
Good one! :-D
I trust you remember who the moderators will be at those debates. They will make Romney look like a fool, and 0 look like a god.
Know what you mean. Lately...for I guess the last 6 months or so...my best friend and me—(whom BOTH of us “cried on each others shoulders”, in Nov. of 08.. and it brought us closer together...), have NOT done much political talking. This is NOT “the norm “for us, either... Thursday...I found out why. She is now saying things that make me fear she is SERIOUSLY thinking about voting for OBAMA!! (he has some good idead about energy..Paul Ryan is young and inexperienced...etc.)
If that happens....it will make it VERY difficult for us to EVER discuss ANYTHING about politics, world affairs the economy or much of ANYTHING again——as she will be COMPLICIT in the destruction of the country!!
And to think...only about 6 months or so ago...BOTH of us were still discussing the possibility of O being the Antichrist....guess the world, with all of it’s “flashy “tinsel and bows”—is MORE important that standing up for morality and principle.....
“When the audience had a mixed response, he immediately blamed both sides.”
Christie shouldn’t be a spokesman/surrogate for Romney. He needs to shut up and go to weight watchers. The polls in New Jersey ref Romney prove it.
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