Skip to comments.(Rasmussen) Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: (Obama 47, Romney 45, 3% other, 4% undecided)
Posted on 09/20/2012 8:41:28 AM PDT by xzins
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows President Obama attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
When leaners are included, its Obama 50% and Romney 47%. Leaners are those who are initially uncommitted to the two leading candidates but lean towards one of them when asked a follow-up question.
Nine percent (9%) of voters now consider national security issues most important in this election. Thats up from five percent (5%) a week ago. Almost all of the increase has come from Republicans. While the economy is the number one issue for all parties, national security now replaces fiscal policy issues as the number two concern for GOP voters. Fiscal policy concerns remain the lowest priority among five issues for Democrats, while its second for voters not affiliated with either party.
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I’m assuming that a week of unrelenting media attacks on Romney are having an effect. Surprisingly, the effects leave the election in a virtual tie with the 2 point difference well within the margin of error.
I’m assuming republicans are eagerly anticipating Romney going on the offensive soon.
Ugh.... so goes the idea that "undecideds" break for the challenger.
In some ways, it is impressive that continual attacks on Romney with very little response back from Romney have resulted in minimal damage in the Rasmussen poll, the only authoritative poll currently operating.
It says that something about Romney is teflon coated. Or it could mean that Romney has a huge group of people who simply are not going to support Obama, so that tends to keep Romney’s numbers fairly constant.
This is the “rally ‘round the flag” effect of the turmoil in the Middle East. It’s predictable and fleeting.
in 1980 one week before the election carter was up on Reagan 46-39. just sayin
All the reading I’ve done on the “undecided” issue says that applies to the final poll before the actual election.
That makes sense to me.
But, to apply the undecided rule when 50 days out says that people don’t change their minds once debates, campaign, and media incursions take place. I don’t find that reasonable.
The undecided rule doesn’t apply until approximately 4&5 November.
Zero had to lie to get elected but apparently now he doesn’t have to do anything except party, golf, go on Letterman and the majority will not care that he’s destroying the USA.
I expected this after 24/7 coverage of “Gaffe-prone Mitt ‘The Gaffer’ Romney and his gaffetastic foot-in-mouth gaffes” from the MSM. I just hope this stabilizes soon.
I can’t imagine any American rallying around a president who is giving our country away to fanatics.
I’m sure it happens, but it boggles my mind that it does.
This is a repost
Is it just me, or does Romney seem invisible. It seems the only coverage he gets is constant media coverage of Obama campaign attacks. Other than that, the media doesn’t report anything about Romney. Of course, they give Obama constant fawning coverage even though the economy and our foreign policy is in shambles. It is truly sickening. The media doesn’t even report news anymore. They are a PR arm of the Obama campaign.
Why does “rally around the flag” include Obama. Quite a disconnect.
Can you do me a favor? I’ve seen these polling stats many times, and I know they’re true, but I can’t find them on my own. Can you direct me to all those polls that had Reagan losing, and Bush losing, etc.? I need to find them, look at them, and take comfort in them.
One of the problems with daily polling is this or that camp can have an abnormally good day. That skews the results for a while. This is not good news but it is also not the end of the world.
We need to see 4 or 5 more days of data to see if this is a blip or a trend.
Every few days Rasmussen will show the Kenyan communist leading, just to make it look like he’s in line with the rest of the socialist media that drool over the current dunce in chief. No way in hell this communist nothing will be reelected. It’s all about turnover and no president in American history has been hated as much as this worthless SOB.
It’s really hard to tell if it’s bad for Romney or not. It’s within the MOE. (I think Rasmussen’s Daily has an MOE of 3.5%)