Skip to comments.WaPo-ABC track: 49 Romney, 48 Obama, three days running
Posted on 10/28/2012 10:01:59 PM PDT by Arthurio
For the third consecutive day of the Washington Post-ABC News national tracking poll, a single statistically insignificant percentage point separates the two presidential contenders: 49 percent of likely voters back Republican Mitt Romney, and 48 percent support President Obama.
The parity in the contest shows up elsewhere as well: the two candidates are just two points apart when it comes to dealing with taxes, and they are three points apart on health care policy. The polls margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for the sample of 1,278 likely voters.
Just outside the error margin albeit barely is Romneys five-point edge on issue No. 1, solving the nations economic troubles. Romneys advantage here peaked at nine points late last week (52 to 43 percent); now, the split is 50 for the former Massachusetts governor to 45 percent for the president.
The Post-ABC tracking poll is a series of consecutive one-night waves of interviews reported as a rolling, multi-night average. The new results are for interviews conducted Wednesday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 27. The release time resumes its weekday schedule Monday at 5 p.m.
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Dems +7 again.
I like it.
Things are looking good. Some of us may get to expire whittling on the porch after all!
But don’t count on it if your still ambulatory. The nation need us more than ever.
So, 4.5-5 point lead for Romney?
We find out for sure in eight days.
The Compost, and Rats in general, are in denial about the power of the Tea Party. They can continue to believe no “sleeping giant” has been awoken in America - suits me fine.
If Romney is up by 1 with this weighting:
Democrats - 35%
Republicans - 28%
Independents - 34%
That weighting mirrors the 2008 turnout, if they weighted properly, currently Gallup & Rasmussen give republicans a 1% or 2% advantage, Romney’s lead becomes 5% or more.