Skip to comments.TRR: Romney Gallup Numbers Best Since 1936
Posted on 10/26/2012 8:58:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Mitt Romneys Gallup daily tracking poll numbers are now better than any presidential challenger dating back to 1936.
The Gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters released on October 26 shows Mr. Romney leading Barack Obama 51% to 46%. Mr. Romney holds the lead in the nine elections since 1936 in which either an incumbent president was defeated or there was no incumbent. Tied for second are Mr. Obama (2008) and George H.W. Bush (1992) with 50% at this point in the race, followed by John F. Kennedy (1960), Jimmy Carter (1980) and George W. Bush (2000) with 49%, Dwight D. Eisenhower with 48% (1952), Richard M. Nixon with 44% (1968), Bill Clinton with 40% (1992) and finally Ronald Reagan who actually trailed Jimmy Carter in 1980 with 39% to Carters 45%.
Mr. Romney is even competitive with some victorious incumbents. Mr. Romney is tied with Presidents Eisenhower (1956) and George W. Bush (2004) in their reelection bids, he is ahead of where FDR was in 1940 and 1944, and far ahead of Bill Clintons 40% at this point in 1996. Mr. Romney also leads Harry Truman, who at 41% trailed challenger Thomas Dewey by four points. But he is being well outpaced by victors in the blowout elections of 1936, 1964, 1972 and 1984. Presidents Roosevelt, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan won handily -- their challengers won a combined total of 10 states.
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As long as Romney is around 49-50 on election day in any 2 or 3 polls, he wins big.
he wasn’t even alive in 1936
Romney had Gallup numbers in 1936?
I read an article espousing the possibility that Romney wins the popular vote by a substantial margin but loses the election in the electoral count.
Totally depressing concept.
Oh they talk about that crap every election. They also love to yammer about a tie. I think it is a write or don’t get paid kind of thing.
Don’t worry, it ain’t going to happen.
The media likes to speculate on possibilities even if they are highly improbable.
We have had TWO out of all our elections. Maybe 4%. About 25 to 1 shot. But with a 5-6 pt margin, it ain’t gonna happen.
Sure he was. In 1936 he was a spirit child on the planet Kolob.
When Gallup has been off, it typically has been in favor of the Democrat.
I read today that 50% of Gallup’s calls are to cell phones.
The last several elections the GOP candidate has polled at or above what Gallup had in their final polls of each election.
I can hear Michelle crying... from my house.
I can live with this.
Sarah can hear her crying from her front porch.
So what exactly are you saying? what does this mean to you? I have a landline, and a cellphone, and I am seriopusly considering dumping my landline- virtually no one calls it except telemarketeers, pollsters, and idiots who say nothing and hang up. My adult daughter dumped her landline years ago. I really have little use for mine now.
Not gonna happen.
I no longer have a landline being deaf.
Look who pollsters overlook!
MSM memes this morning include a horse race, Romney has too much money and the economy looks like it may be coming back to life.
No matter what you read or listen to, you will never find mention in the MSM of the Mittmentum. It might as well not exist!
I, too, have a landline and and a cellphone. The other day, my cellphone rang, and it was some polling organization from Florida interested in my opinions as a registered Floriduh voter. Lady had an Indian accent (Donkees outsourcing their polls?). I last set foot in Florida in 2010 for a couple of days at a Disney World resort for a business conference. So, I said, sure I'll answer your questions[, moron].
As the questions came forth, it was obvious the polling firm was working for Patrick Murphy. So of course, naturally, I was for Allen West, hook line and sinker, albeit a registered Independent. And, being an even-handed, broad-minded middle-of-the-roader [not!], I was a reformed Obama voter [not true], now solidly committed this time around to Mitt Romney and Col. West. And absolutely certain to vote. On Election Day (albeit in a very blue state 1000 miles to the north). I hope I brightened their day.
Sampling error. The more the better! God damn the polling firms!
Bazing! I can live with that too!
How is this supposed to be a positive thing? The challenger LOST in 1936.