Skip to comments.Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - R 48%, 0 45%
Posted on 09/14/2012 8:59:46 AM PDT by Arthurio
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
The recent numbers may have been impacted by a number of factors. Clearly, one is the fading of the presidents convention bounce. Last week, Scott Rasmussen anticipated this fade by noting that the conventions would have no lasting impact on the race.
Additionally, last weeks jobs report was disappointing. However, consumer confidence did not fall in the wake of that report. That may be due to the fact that the poor results were no surprise to consumers. Confidence also may have been impacted by the Fed decision to provide additional stimulus. That decision boosted both the stock market and investor confidence. Nearly half of all consumers are also investors.
Finally, it is way too early to evaluate the political impact, if any, from recent events in the Middle East. Todays tracking data shows that despite the extensive news coverage of Arab attacks on U.S. embassies, only six percent (6%) of voters consider national security issues the most important during this election cycle. Thats little changed from five percent (5%) before the attacks began. Additionally, voters currently trust the president more than Romney on national security issues by a narrow 46% to 43% margin. That, too, is little changed following recent events.
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Sure takes the wind out of the cooked nbc/Maris poll that Chris Wallace was promoting this morning on Fox News, that showed Romney losing FL, Ohio and VA by large margins. Of course Martha didn’t challenge him, given that it ONLY sampled “adults”!
It certainly does. When I heard the news I nearly dropped my teeth and immediately got on line to read what Rassmussen had to say. They really should clarify who they sampled when reporting these polls.
It makes all the difference in the poll.
The sampling *is* the poll.
That is a bunko poll, even so far as to sample democrats +10 on Ohio. Ridiculous.
That would defeat the purpose of demoralizing voters.