Skip to comments.Ras Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (0-50 R-45 -9 Presidential Approval Index )
Posted on 09/10/2012 6:46:40 AM PDT by Perdogg
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows President Obama attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
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50%!? Based on what?
Top of the bounce - I figured it would show up today. Just like Gallup, Barry’s numbers in this poll will erode over the next week.
The convention bounce? Idk
Even Carter got a nice bounce in the middle of his destruction of our economy.
They’re stoned on Hopium again.
Its been the same every week as well, early, has him up, then it steadily drops.
Was hoping to see it peak at 48-49. To the best of my recollection, this is a 3 point bounce over his highest Monday poll in the last month. He’s hit 47% twice on weekend polling.
Obama had two really good polling days right after the convention. Someone who has been tallying and calculating each day’s polling results can probably figure out the exact number.
Once those days fall off the three day rolling average, things will tighten up again.
Ah, yes...the “Dead rabbit” bounce.
50%!? Based on what?
Love of Big Brother, apparently.
I’m ready to give up on my fellow Americans. They want more of this cr*p?
Wow. I mean, how third-world, toilet bowl, depressing, degenerate, downward spiraling does it have to be for them to not like this guy?
If America today doesn’t suck in your opinion, you’re living for your next government check. That’s it.
Were people too busy listening to Lady Gaga or something on Friday and missed the definitive evidence that Obama’s economic plan is not working? And that he is not suggesting any other plan? They can’t all value cultural progressive issues over the economy. Or maybe “It’s the economy, and we are stupid”, after all. Sheeesh. HELLO ROMNEY RYAN! PLEASE DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR $$$. BY THE WAY - WHERE THE H&^% IS PAUL RYAN - WE MIDWESTERN-ERS REALLY LIKE HIM. ;(
The reality is that as of right NOW, obama is winning.
Plenty of time to undo that. But it sure is sickening in the interim....I am also haunted by 1992 when Clinton never came down after his convention. Yes Perot helped him, but he led after the convention and never came down. In my recollection.
A rotted dead skunk ought to out-poll any President who presided over this economy.
Worse, Obummer has a 52% approval rating now. His best in a very long time.
The only good news is that perhaps the R/R folks will realize sooner rather than later just how awful and ineffective their campaign has been so far.
To date at least, this is like watching a replay of 2008 - and the results will be the same (only with a somewhat closer margin).
Its time for Romney/Ryan to start firing on all cylinders with the political ads. These vanilla feel-good ads are not going to cut it. We need to get aggressive, use all the ammo we have.
Gallup today has it O 50 R 44 (O+6).
If it stays this way through the week, then we are screwed. It means the serial rapist/liar convinced a good chunk of this country that the economy really (even after 4 years and 6 trillion spent) is not Zero’s fault.
But I predict Obama will be up around 2 in both Ras and Gallup on Friday.
Convention bounce. Expected and transitory.
Romney needs to take a play out of the DemocRAT playbook and sue Rasmussen. It seems to work.
This election will come down to the debates. It is absolutely necessary for Romney to expose Obama as a vapid fraud off the teleprompter, expose his record and convince the muddled middle that he should be President. If Romney can’t do it,he simply won’t be elected and the country will suffer greatly under a second Obama term.
He hit 50%. That is the problem and how the media has said it’s over. It’s not but unless Romney does something it soon will be. Early voting starts 9/21. The way it is looking now the debates may not matter. Of course a Romney loss will please quite a few here, but it sure won’t most of us any good.
I am truly amazed at how easily convinced by liberal talking points the American electorate is... or maybe not so surprised.
We pray for the miracle needed to turn this around, but perhaps God has a different plan. Putting us through a harsh tribulation may be what's in the cards...
Unlike many/most here at FR, personally I think the Romney team is capable of that. If their data shows that is what they need to do, then they will. They will have the money to do so.
Of course, Rove and co. also have the ability and means to do so. We all hate Rove, and we should. But between now and election day, he is against obama and hopefully he will figure out some path forward. Maybe it will be something harshly negative along the lines of Lee Atwater. Discourage turnout, whatever. I think we will see this happen, and I’m all for it. So long as they actually know what they are doing.....at least this is not Rove’s first rodeo.
Would've been nice if Romney's could've been as high.
Romney is in trouble by my estimations, he is a bore for one. Secondly Rush is dead right, they need to be going after Bambi’s FAR-left ideology and weave the story how his ideology has and will continue to hurt the economy. Absolute Dope handlers > GOP-e
Also they just keep letting Bambi make excuses about how bad Bush left it for him. Romney needs to pound into the idiot electorates head that it was Dems blocking Fannie/Freddie reforms that more than anything else lead to the 2008 collapse.
Yes but in 2008 McCain did not want to win really. You could here it in his voice - deep down he may have voted for Obama in another place and time. Mitt does not have that problem but he sure as h3ll seems like he believes that the race is too close to call and he will just pull it out with his calculated state strategies. I would like to hear him talk about Obama’s term in the past tense like Ryan did in the RNC. More swagger backed by hard, even if mean, facts. Stop being so darn presidential. Your not running against George H. W. Bush.
How many of the 50% pro-Obama voters will actually vote? I think Republicans will have better turn out. Will it be enough to overcome the slacker vote? I don’t know. I think they might end up counting chad (or the equivalent) again in this election. It is going to be close.
I trust Ras. These numbers are very troubling.
I hope this is Romney’s version of “Rope a Dope”. But we’re in round 8 of a 12 round fight.
Problems abound with that.
1) The media cooks the polls. They cooked them to show little bounce. If you take a look at what the Romney pollster said this morning, in between the lines, you can read that internals showed a real bounce.
2) The Dem convention was done right up to and after the Rep convention, helping to mask any bounce. Good strategy on the part of the Dems, btw.
These are not conventional times. Substantial number of Americans on both sides of the aisle are angry and scared. Mitts is not the best candidate the GOP offer. Worst he is a Wall Street businessman not a straight forward businessman. If Romney created a product or service that people needed, employed people to provide it, sold it for profit, he would be more acceptable to the guy on the street. Problem is Romney was involve in Wall Street type financing. Granted he saved failing companies, but Bain also brought failing companies with the intention to structure a bankruptcy strategy to sell of its parts of profit and firing all the workers in the process. If Romney was more like Perot and less like Dimon, he would be cleaning Obama’s clock by now. Good news, is many Americans do not like Obama either. So we are back to voting for the lesser of two evils. In the past bad economy sunk sitting POTUS. However with record amounts of Americans on food stamps, this election can be more like FDR re election. Unemployed must decide if they want to eat gov cheese today or no gov cheese so we can avoid the destruction of ballooning deficits. Right now it is very hard to say because all conventions of the past no longer applies today. IMHO I think Romney can win the popular vote but lose the EC count. CA, NY and IL provides the
Dems half of the EC needed to win. That is one hell of a baseline to start with.
Well so he's just had the "dope" part.
The problem is, not everybody in the country are political junkies like us. In fact the vast majority pay little or no attention to politics at all, to put this in perspective, on the best convention night 23 million people watched, there are 310 Million people in the United States that means only 8% of the population watched. So where did the other 150/200 Million (we'll exclude about 100 million as children and people who aren't registered) get there information? From the little tidbits they caught while listening to the radio on the way to work, or maybe news in their internet browser as they were reading the latest celebrity gossip. And what did they hear? They heard the liberal MSM media say that Michelle Obama gave a great speech that "humanized" Obama, that Bill Clinton gave the greatest speech of all times, and that Obama brought the old 2008 magic back. So when the pollsters calls them up, they certainly don't want to look stupid and admit they know nothing about politics, so they parrot back what they have heard or seen about Obama.
And what most of the people heard about the GOP convention was the somebody threw peanuts at a black camerawoman, and some old dude talked to an empty chair.
Meh, the American public voted for FDR 4 teams. 3 times before our direct involvement in WW2, so even that isn't an excuse for them.
The truth is, people are mostly ignorant followers when it comes to politics. They are easily swayed by appeals to emotion and leftist popular culture. It is obviously worse now that more and more people are dependent on government checks. Human nature dictates those people will vote to keep the gravy train going which means voting Democrat.
We pray for the miracle needed to turn this around, but perhaps God has a different plan.
God helps those who help themselves. I don't believe for a minute God intervenes in elections. Those who believe they can pray away election losses are deluding themselves.
I wish I could be as confident as you, but I’m seeing Romney and his campaign going softer and softer by the day, as if their long-planned etch-a-sketch strategy was set to kick in after they dispatched the hee-haws at the GOP convention.
Careful, that is not in the Bible, even though most think it is.
What you said! I swear, if this Marxist bastard gets reelected I'm ready to throw in the towel and renounce my citizenship.
All very true. Including the ongoing issue of the EV’s being all that matters, and that is an easier path for obama than Romney. Still: far from over.
We have got to defeat Obama. Seriously, 4 more years of this and we will have a hard time undoing the damage.
I believe that R&R have a different strategy for the campaign. They are spending a ton of money (~ $120 million in Aug), and it doesn’t seem to be on advertising. From what I have read, is they are doing tons of targeted polling and research, especially in the swing states. And they are implementing a massive GOTV effort. Even this past weekend, they did some kind of volunteer test, with over 20 million. These are the things that are not so visible to us.
OF course, in the end, time will tell whether its effective or not. But I do believe that we conservatives have to use different strategies to get out messages and voters out.
To me, its this simple.... every swing state the 2 candidates are in, are states Obama won in 2008. What does that tell you? Are people who voted tea party conservative in 2010, and less motivated and mad in 2012? I don’t think so. These polls did not pick that up in 2010, totally missed in Wisconsin in 2012, and are going to miss in November.
I still think Romney can win this thing, but here’s what he’s got to do more of: Give people a POSITIVE reason to vote FOR him, not just to vote AGAINST Obama. And by this I mean, LAY OUT MORE OF YOUR PLAN. In his acceptance speech, Romney mentioned his five-point plan, but with just a sentence or two on each point. He needs to give more depth and substance on his plan, the “why” and the “how.” For instance, on energy independence, he should speak about the Keystone pipeline—that Obama nixed it, Romney would approve it, and what that would mean for energy supply and the associated jobs.
Romney did not have a great week before.
He needs to reorganize and focus his campaign.
He Should understand that MSM is working actively with Obama and he cannot be dependent on the MSM to get his views across.
It would help if we had a Presidential candidate and campaign staff that believe in conservative ideas. We don’t now and we didn’t 4 years ago.
I am as concerned as you are. I know its a post convention bounce, but still...
At one level, we “know” it is a bounce. OTOH, Clinton’s bounce never went away....plenty to be concerned about; plenty to be optimistic about. (1980, Chick Fila day....)
One thing...Obama isn’t now leading in money.
He outraised Romney the past month.
But before that, for many months, Romney raised way more than Obama.
Obama spent what money he did raise on ads.
Romney has way more money in the bank than Obama.