Skip to comments.Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Rasmussen) - O:47%, R:49%, 'other':2%
Posted on 10/06/2012 6:44:28 AM PDT by AFPhys
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.
These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about two-thirds of the interviews for todays update were conducted after the presidential debate. Sunday mornings update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews.
Still, the numbers reflect quite a debate bounce for Romney. Heading into Wednesdays showdown, it was the president who enjoyed a two-point advantage. Today is the first time Romney has been ahead by even a single point since mid-September. See daily tracking history. As with all bounces, it remains to be seen whether it is a temporary blip or signals a lasting change in the race.
Both men have solidified their partisan base. Romney is supported by 89% of Republicans and Obama by 88% of Democrats. Among those not affiliated with either major party, Romney leads by 16.
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But the key in that story is the warning that the polling in that chart has been conducted at various times in the past 3 weeks. We have yet to see post Debate polling for most of those states
I agree 100%.
Romney's post-debate numbers will be up on Rasmussen in the morning, nationally. I don't know how often Rasmussen is putting up numbers for Ohio, Wisc, and Nevada.
I'm also interested in Wednesday's numbers, because that'll be 3 days worth of numbers since the democrats with media help began their "Romney Lied" campaign. I'm curious to see if the American persuadable/undecideds have rejected that argument.
It’s 51 state polls that matter, not the overall vote (right, Al Gore?) but this is a very positive break. I think viewership will go down for the subsequent debates because most Americans saw from Romney what they needed to see.
However, it can still turn around. Folks may remember that Reagan had a *terrible* first debate against Mondale in 1984 where some questioned if he wasn’t tired/too old/not up for it etc. but he bounced back solidly with his second debate (the famous “I will not exploit my opponent’s youth and inexperience for political purposes” line) and it all swung back for him.
I just think, with the dynamics of this election, Romney needed to show he was - by contrast - more thoughtful and more intelligent than Obama. He did that, removing one of the big questions voters had about him going in.
ping for good news!
They are lying dems. That’s how they manage to rig the polls.
Do you really think 11% of conservatives strongly support the president? C’mon...
It’s looking like Romney drank Obama’s milkshake.
I must be the only person in the free world that doesn’t give a rat’s ass that Mittens said 47% of the US is deriving some form of support from the government. Or think that it hurt his campaign one iota. Because clearly, it did not.
I agree. The performance(s) during the debate were striking.
The press keeps relying on the fact that the challenger historically wins the first debate. This may be true, but there is a huge caveat.
What the press is missing (on purpose?) is that never in history has a sitting president, who was hailed as such a intellectual heavyweight, come out looking so bad. And never has a challenger, framed as a goofy, gaffe prone Thurston Howell III caricature, come out looking so presidential.
The media-created images of the two men were the polar opposites of the men on stage. The media, even more than Obama, was shown to be frauds. They (and $150 million in Obama ads) had developed a Hollywood version of Romney - an out of touch Gordon Gecko plutocrat, with a touch of Mormom weirdness. It all blew up in their faces on Wednesday.
I think that is what the Romney camp was counting on all along - and why they held off on advertising, etc. Chris Christie had hinted it by saying, On Thursday this race will be turned upside down.
I think Romney takes a lead for good and does not look back. This will be remembered forever. Books will be written based on this moment in time.
I agree with your assessment 100%. VERY well stated!
No, Obama need all 57 states to win.
Don’t forget that the average poll response in 2012 vs calls made is 9%.
The percent of “Republicans” not voting for Romney is the same number of “conservatives” that strongly approve of the president. So, they are most likely Lefty liars rather than real conservatives.
Most in this country have a very short attention span. Most won’t watch the second debate and I still refuse to believe that 2% of people in this country would throw away a vote for “other”. But then, as long as they live in a state that doesn’t matter, go for it.
For one, I don’t think he’ll be discussing the legality of blasphemy in an official capacity like 0 did...
Did you post on the right thread?
By the way, does it strike anybody else here as odd that none of the national lamestream media outlets have yet released one single post-debate poll??? Either Romney’s numbers are leaping off the charts and the media simply doesn’t want to report them, or they’re waiting for some time to pass to bake the phony jobs numbers into their polling data to make Obama look like he’s “holding strong”. With their polling credibility already under fire as we enter the final month before the election, it’ll be very interesting to see what polling numbers the lamestream media decides to report.
This will be like a 1/4 mile or 200m or 400m race, Romney will continue pulling away and Obama won't be able to mount a challenge.........
Richard Lugar also may be voting for Obama, or has he said otherwise?
It's not that blacks have been "written off" by Republicans; they just won't consider an alternative message. They would have to admit they are wrong.