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Rasmussen: FRI: 10/5: O: 49% R: 47%: Obama -11% "Post Debate Improvement"
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/05/2012 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 10/05/2012 6:56:07 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows President Obama attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about one-third of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. The single night of polling conducted after the debate did show some improvement for Romney, but it remains to be seen whether that will continue or if it was merely statistical noise. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012polls; election; obama; rasmussen; romney
Rasmussen says:

The single night of polling conducted after the debate did show some improvement for Romney

1 posted on 10/05/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Rasmussen was on OReilly last night and said he expects Romney to be up a couple of points by Monday.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 6:58:21 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

We’ll see with this fake unemployment rate released today. Perfect timing, no?


3 posted on 10/05/2012 6:59:43 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: nhwingut

Very unclear how today’s job’s report will help or hurt. But the debates, I believe, can hammer the reality of the employment numbers and frame the picture as overwhelmingly bad. A lot of hard work ahead for R&R over the next 30 days.


4 posted on 10/05/2012 7:00:33 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: nhwingut

Good to hear!

It is my personal belief that once Team RR crosses the magic 50% mark in any of the “respected” polls, even the MSM dam will break.

If a Republican challenger is over 50% with just 30 days to go, it is very hard even for the MSM to pretend anymore

It is different when the same situation exists with a Democrat challenger. There is so much manipulation FOR the Democrats that I would have to see a Democrat have atleast an average of 52% in the polls before I believe he is truly winning.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 7:01:56 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer
Whatever slight movement went towards Romney, it isn't enough to knock down Obama’s lead. Combine that with the media spin on these very weird unemployment numbers and you have Romney stuck behind in the next days polling. Shocking to me but it appears true. We need to start unleasjingthe Ad blitzes and redefining this election. There is not much time left.
6 posted on 10/05/2012 7:03:04 AM PDT by Nicojones
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To: Nicojones

It is a three day average, so only 1/3 of that result is post-debate. We’ll see tomorrow what is really happening.


7 posted on 10/05/2012 7:06:44 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Nicojones

Sigh. Poll numbers still oversampling Dems as per our ACTUAL numbers in the OH early voting project updated daily on FR. ALL OH counties reporting in at 2010 levels for both Ds and Rs, meaning that all polls are likely to be +2 or +3 over reality.


8 posted on 10/05/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Not so sure that Monday’s poll will be a correct read on whether R&R got a debate bounce or not? The weekend numbers have been historically soft for R’s. Maybe by Wednesday of next week the numbers might be more definitive?


9 posted on 10/05/2012 7:11:37 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: BlueStateRightist

I think the average person see 7.8 unemployemnt and thinks this is still pretty high and this wont’ have that much affect on race.. It is a marcoeconomic number and most people live in a mirco economic world, which is still bad.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 7:14:02 AM PDT by scbison
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To: scbison
What you are saying is true to a point. BUT, Most people are working. They can only look at these things anecdotal. I am working =, but my neighbor isn't. My brother in law isn't working and hasn't been in several years even though he was once a top producer in his field, BUT he did start a new COMMISSION ONLY job selling door to door so even though he makes no money and his house is in foreclosure, he would be better off if he wasn't so lazy and was more like me.

It is a strange World we live in. The franchise was never intended to be given to the entire population. The poorly educated where never supposed to vote because they where not sophisticated enough to understand the real issues. The non land owners where never supposed to vote because they had ‘no skin in the game’. Women where never supposed to vote because they are creatures driven by emotions instead of logic.

Say all you want about our Founding Fathers, but they understood human nature and strives to prevent the worst aspects of that nature from destroying our Republic.

11 posted on 10/05/2012 7:37:56 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Freepers must remember that every year the number of rational voters dwindles while the number of the truly ignorant and misinformed grows larger. I still expect Romney to win this year, but the problem is the percentage of intelligent voters goes down markedly every election year. Forty years ago a prez with a rotten record like Obama’s (worse than Carter) wouldn’t have a chance of getting elected. Now we have millions more voters who after being shown the facts and watching their hero get hammered in a major debate, still believe Obama is THE ONE!!! Obama shouldn’t be getting much more than 33% in these polls. The fact that he’s ahead of Romney in a number of them is highly discouraging.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 7:39:18 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: BlueStateRightist
Very unclear how today’s job’s report will help or hurt

I certainly don't see how it helps us... American voters aren't going to peer into the facts behind the glowing "media" headlines.

13 posted on 10/05/2012 7:50:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: nhwingut

This is one of the reasons I do not buy “science” of political polling...the idea that he can tell you on Friday what he thinks the numbers might look like on Monday...

Yes I understand fully the 3 day averaging etc, just saying

I have watched multiple pollsters on tv telling us what or what not the voters will say on a particular subject before hand...mind readers/ESP

I share your tag line btw :)

Romney should be up 10 points in some poll this week, but he will not because it`s all fixed!.

What we are going to be told is that basically.... no bounce for Romney

And now the economy under Obama is roaring...I am going to be sick


14 posted on 10/05/2012 7:51:30 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: snarkytart

I am seeing a lot of surprise skepticism on CNN sites etc. about these unemployment numbers. I don’t believe everyone posting that is a conservative....so there may be hopefully a lot of independents that don’t buy it either.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 8:11:05 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

HOw can there be so many stupid ignorant people out there.....this should be a landslide for Romney.....it’s just unbelievable to me.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 8:18:34 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Rass with his polling ability probably remembers Carter beating Reagan!

Remember when Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980?

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/09/25/how-carter-beat-reagan/print

All of the pollsters suck. Rass, sucks a little less!


17 posted on 10/05/2012 8:34:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

If a majority of voters cannot figure out that 0bama is an incompetent leader after the first debate, there really is no hope for this nation. It’s not just that 0bama is a despot, it’s that a majority of American people have become ignorant and immoral. We all could be subjected to the tyranny of an ignorant and immoral majority.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 10:07:11 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: snarkytart
Perfect timing, no?

Absolutely.And I'll bet the clothes on my back that in the first couple of days of November the Labor Department will publish some kind of "projection" showing the unemployment rate at 7.5%.It goes without saying what Osama and his journalist disciples will do with *that*.

19 posted on 10/05/2012 10:10:47 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: ScottinVA

Wait until the October massaged numbers are released...

Probably be 7%, an Obama miracle!


20 posted on 10/05/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: grumpygresh
If a majority of voters cannot figure out that 0bama is an incompetent leader after the first debate, there really is no hope for this nation. It’s not just that 0bama is a despot, it’s that a majority of American people have become ignorant and immoral. We all could be subjected to the tyranny of an ignorant and immoral majority.

Last night's polling by Rasmussen is one-third of the total, so the debate should have moved Romney from minus two to even just for one night, moving to a plus four eventually. Instead, there was no movement, just "statistical noise" or a rounding error, and Romney stayed at minus two.

This is not good. Seventy plus million watched Wednesday night's debate. If the electorate took in that debate and did not change its mind, then the majority of the American people are as you describe them.

21 posted on 10/05/2012 2:51:34 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: driftless2

You are exactly right, I am 68 and I find it amazing to see that there are people with college degrees who still support Obama and will vote to reelect him. Fifty years ago it would have been hard to find anyone stupid enough to vote to elect him the first time. People like Nancy Pelosi used to be locked up in mental hospitals to protect them from themselves and to protect others from their stupid actions. To suggest electing someone like her to congress would have produced howls of laughter and disbelief.

The events of everyday life in 2012 are so strange that had someone fifty years ago written a book portraying such happenings it would have been considered too far out to be anything but pure fantasy or science fiction.

It seems more and more that “IDIOCRACY” is merely a documentary.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 6:46:35 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I completely agree with your second paragraph.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 9:03:07 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: driftless2
Freepers must remember that every year the number of rational voters dwindles while the number of the truly ignorant and misinformed grows larger. I still expect Romney to win this year, but the problem is the percentage of intelligent voters goes down markedly every election year. ...............................

On Greta's show tonight they went to a college campus in Wisconsin. Every student asked said that it was not fair that obama could not use his teleprompter for the debate.

:(

24 posted on 10/05/2012 9:14:24 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: All

agree with your posts, unfreaking real! how in the hell can 0 even be near 49 when he should be polling at approx. 30’s at the most, very sad to be among these goofy ass sheeple.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 9:50:19 PM PDT by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
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To: driftless2
Romney has to get out hard hitting ads about the rising cost of our everyday living expenses, gas, food, taxes to mention but three. Romney needs to hit hard and remind people that THEY should have the FREEDOM to make choices themselves, that THEY should have the freedom to care for their children as they see fit, what health insurance THEY should choose for themselves and their family..that NO government should have the power to tell THEM how to live THEIR lives, that NO government should have the power to take away THEIR life, THEIR liberty and THEIR freedom to pursue THEIR happiness.

Romney must pound away that oboma’s communist/marxist/socialist form of government, AND ROMNEY MUST CALL IT BY ITS NAME, IDENTIFY IT AND SAY IT OUT LOUD, will attempt to attract the masses with “free” food/food stamps, “free” healthcare, “free” housing, “free” education, to entice people, like flies to honey. And when this form of government has full control of the masses, they will bring down their iron fist and DENY them their freedom, their liberty. CAUGHT like rats in a trap.

ROMNEY must cite other countries under this same form of government that oboma is espousing..Korea, China, Cuba, where people are scratching and clawing to escape from, and ask the people of the United States if this is the kind of country they want to live in, is it? ROMNEY MUST CALL THIS EVIL BY ITS NAME AND SHOW EXAMPLES OF HOW THIS EVIL WORKS IN KOREA, CHINA, CUBA, with pictures and commentary from immigrants who have escaped from these countries to the United States of America, land of the free and home of the brave. PICTURES OF THE ATROSITIES IN THESE COUNTRIES, WORDS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ESCAPED FROM THE ATROSITIES OF THESE COUNTRIES WILL STICK IN THE MINDS OF ALL PEOPLE WHO SEE AND HEAR THEM...ROMNEY MUST HIT HARD AND CALL IT BY ITS NAME...NO MORE SOFT, VAGUE WORDING OF THE TRUTH...SHOW PICTURES AND LET THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ESCAPED THIS HELL TELL THEIR STORY..HIT HARD, ROMNEY, AND CALL IT BY ITS NAME.

26 posted on 10/06/2012 1:57:08 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Gay State Conservative
Wipe their a***s?

Seriously... It's time for America to wipe, get up, flush, pull the airwick, and move onto something happier and more pleasant...

27 posted on 10/06/2012 2:12:50 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Kennard
Be patient. It is true: we share a nation with many fools. I live in a city of fools. But you ought to look at the state polls after the debate. Remember those ridiculous numbers in Ohio showing an 8 point Obama lead? It's tied. R R is now ahead, where it belongs, in Florida.

Chin up!

28 posted on 10/06/2012 2:19:04 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: snarkytart

Unemployment’s a backward looking indicator. It’ll lose its shine by the end of next week.


29 posted on 10/06/2012 4:49:56 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

The MSM will never crack. It’s their religion. Moreover, we cannot detrimentally rely on them doing anything.


30 posted on 10/06/2012 7:24:31 AM PDT by STJPII
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To: RipSawyer

I often think how John Wayne and everything he stood for would be mocked and ridiculed into oblivion today.


31 posted on 10/06/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT by STJPII
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To: rwfromkansas

Do you have a link?


32 posted on 10/06/2012 7:58:58 AM PDT by STJPII
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To: Lexinom
Be patient.

Lo and behold, Rasmussen now has Romney +2 versus -2 yesterday. I guess it took 48 hours for reality to sink in to those independents (who voted for O in '08).

33 posted on 10/06/2012 8:29:09 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: snarkytart

“...this fake unemployment rate released today....”

Next debate, were I Romney, I’d make it a point - when the Dope in Chief brings it up - to say “That’s rather miraculous, isn’t it...that your Bureau of Labor suddenly declares the unemployment just happens to release those numbers RIGHT before the election. Must be a coincidence...”.

I would hammer Ohole on it for the rest of the debate - “this number has been high all four of your years as president, and suddenly, four weeks before the election, they just happen to drop.”


34 posted on 10/06/2012 3:46:32 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: scbison

My answer is this:

“7.8% unemployment is still 7.8% worth of Americans with names, faces, families, mortgages, and bills piling up that are suffering - and that 7.8% is suffering because of YOUR policies, and failure as the president, and your party’s failure as a whole. This is what happens when democrats run things. You had your shot, and you messed it up. It’s time for the adults to be back in charge.”

At least, that’s what I’d hit Ohole with.


35 posted on 10/06/2012 3:50:09 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: grumpygresh
We all could be subjected to the tyranny of an ignorant and immoral majority.

Fortunately the tyranny of an ignorant & immoral majority is also made up of vast majority of slovenly, lazy, thuggish mob rule that will run & bolt at the first sign of organized resistance. If it comes down to a tyranny of ignorant, plantation slaves, that I hope & pray that the remaining minority of "us" will have the balls & gumption to take it hard to the slovenly mob of people and forcibly remove them from power forever. And throw 0dumb0 and the ruling elitists into prison for life.

36 posted on 10/07/2012 10:20:06 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup

“Fortunately the tyranny of an ignorant & immoral majority is also made up of vast majority of slovenly, lazy, thuggish mob rule that will run & bolt at the first sign of organized resistance.”

The thing for conservatives to do if 0bama is re-elected is to hunker down and continue prepping. The lazy ignorant sloths will implode without any help once their food cards don’t work or inflation hits and their cards are rendered worthless. The police and military will have their hands full dealing with this bunch and most of us will be left alone in the beginning.

But we do have to worry about the white collar Leftists that will seek to use the instuments of a dictatorial state against conservatives. The white collar Leftists, teachers, union thug leaders, Lefty lawyers, bureaucrats are unprepared and they will be stunned and amazed that a crisis has occurred. They will redouble efforts to use the state as a means to confiscate property from the prepared. Hopefully, the mob will pose a sufficent threat to Leftist upper middle class and keep them off balance so that they do not join forces against us. Conservatives should consider ways of inciting conflict between the white collar Leftists and the welfare class; they do tend to live in close
proximity to each other.
The silver lining is with all of this is that this might be the golden opportunity to take out these snotty white collar Leftists.


37 posted on 10/08/2012 6:17:30 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: grumpygresh

Good points! I agree!


38 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:39 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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