Skip to comments.Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 45% - Romney 45%
Posted on 10/09/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
Washington, D.C. - Todays data shows the candidates neck-and-neck, both on 45%. This is a two-point drop for Obama, and no change for Romney.
We have also included data again today for candidate attributes, and the picture has changed since this past Saturday (10/6). For the last few weeks, Obama has dominated Romney on these characteristics; now, Romney leads not only on A man of faith (29% Obama vs. 44% Romney) but also on Can be effective in Washington (34% Obama vs. 38% Romney). In addition, the two candidates are currently within two points of each other on: Tough enough for the job (40% Obama vs. 39% Romney) Represents America (40% Obama vs. 39% Romney) Smart enough for the job (41% Obama vs. 39% Romney) Has the right values (40% Obama vs. 38% Romney) Will protect American jobs (39% Obama vs. 38% Romney)
I have summarized the key movement below: On Understands people like me, the President has moved from a 15 point lead (34% vs. 28%) to an 8 point lead (39% vs. 31%) Obama has seen drops across the board. Attributes where he has dropped three points or more include: Eloquent (from 48% to 43%) Represents America (from 43% to 40%) Smart enough for the job (from 45% to 41%) Has the right values (from 43% to 40%) Would be fun to meet in person (from 48% to 45%) Can be effective in Washington (from 37% to 34%) Romney has also gained three points or more on: Is a good person (from 31% to 34%) Likeable (from 29% to 32%)
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And it is the Ipso/Reuters which has a history of being 3-4 points to the Left of reality.
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I can’t help but think that whoever wins, things will get very, very ugly.
Plus they have I’s split evenly which is not the case. Most polls have Romney up 10-20% with I’s.
All these polls are making my head spin!
Now we can start believing the polls.
The homebound, agrophobic 10% who bother to respond to the pollsters seemingly are agreeing with us.
I love the way the ABR crowd want to trumpet polls when it validates their premature surrender dogmas then scoff at them when they show Romney winning.
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It’s more about the way people have a tendency to believe only what they want to believe. For months we didn’t believe the polls because of what they said. Now we believe them because they say something different.
Polls are interesting mostly when the internals are made available and it is possible to look at demographic tendencies in relation to historical data and things like current voter registrations. It will give anti-Obama voters solace to view the info available on Wikipedia which shows state-by-state voter party registration, constitution of sate legislatures, parties reoriented in the U.S. House and Senate, governor party, etc. Republicans dominate more than enough states to indicate a Romney landslide.
This is why I’m glad football season has started, one of my favorite distractions. I can’t take watching any cable news program at this point. Too nerve racking.
I agree with you.
Most of the polls seem to have been using very dubious methods, and for all I know they may still be doing so.
I don’t believe them whatever they may be reporting at this point.
It is probably in service of some plot to be set off after the next debate. I expect the polls will all swing just as wildly towards Obama.
Save for Rasmussen probably.