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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Romney 48% Obama 45%]
Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 14, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 09/14/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by Red Steel

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 president’s convention bounce. Last week, Scott Rasmussen anticipated this fade by noting that the conventions would have no lasting impact  on the race.

Additionally, last week’s 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. Today’s 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. That’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: oldnews; poll2012

1 posted on 09/14/2012 11:49:27 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Great news from a very accurate pollster. Thanks for posting it.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 11:51:18 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Red Steel

Add another 3-4 points for Romney. (60%-80% of the 5% undecided)


3 posted on 09/14/2012 12:04:33 PM PDT by JPG (hr)
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To: Red Steel

So Romney comes out 3 points up after the Demoncraps snob-a-thon.

Aint good for the national socialist demoncrap regime.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 12:07:21 PM PDT by crz
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To: Red Steel

Thank goodness! I can come in off of the ledge now.

IMO, the Dems have already had “Their Finest Hour” as Churchill would say.

Obama’s “chickens are coming home to roost” as Rev Wrong would say!


5 posted on 09/14/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Yep... Peaked. Still bothersome the others show different but I believe SR as truthful, not weighted to show a desired outcome. LET’S ROLL!


6 posted on 09/14/2012 12:41:13 PM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Red Steel

It’s up to Romney to turn the middle east crisis to his advantage as the MSM will cover for their boy in the White House.
Romney should attack Obama for his gutless apology tours around the world, his ignoring of the warnings of Muslim uprisings and the resulting murders of the US Ambassador and 3 others.
If Romney replays the cowardly campaign of John McCain he will lose. If Romney takes it to Obama, he will win. Simple as that.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 2:02:30 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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