Skip to comments.Rasmussen Daily: TUE: 10/30: R:49 O:47 Obama -12%
Posted on 10/30/2012 6:32:50 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) remain undecided. See daily tracking history.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Romney and 48% say the same of Obama.
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Good news, the good 0bama day rolled off.
No internals as yet, as Scott actually posted the public numbers BEFORE the Platinum guys!!
Will post internal crosstab information as soon as I get it
This maybe the only daily tracking poll of the day. Gallup and IBP/TIPP are both out and ABCWASHPO is flaky
What was the partisan breakdown on this poll?
O is still at 47%. We have six days to go.
That’s his hard ceiling. His floor is 45%.
I wish he would only get the 25% that’s his base but we have too many brain-dead people in this country.
We’ll have to settle for what we think we’ll get and hope for the best!
I think Romney had a bigger lead in the swing state poll yesterday.
The storm will give Bammy an [undeserved] bounce. Unfortunately this will extend beyond the affected areas. I expect when the rain dies down his ugly face will be all over the TV showing concern, telling everyone that Big Bro is there to help, any other lies that he thinks may get him votes.
A little too close for comfort, but interesting that obamas always at 47.
lol some rain in NY and NJ isn’t going to affect the outcome of the election, calm down
The hurricane bump will be small.
I think any poll taken since Saturday is going to be pretty much useless. Sandy is so screwing up 1/3 of the country that it CANNOT be regionally balanced. People are running for their lives and they won’t be answering phones-—if the power is still on.
That must be why 48% think Obama will be re-elected. Obviously there are undecideds who don’t know or who don’t care.
running for their lives?
this is the most over hyped weather event i’ve ever seen. Basically a bad thuderstorm, in a couple of states that weren’t even competitive.
Time to refocus on the election
I hope you are right, but we shouldn’t underestimate the impact this may have. Our country comes together during a crisis and rallies around the president. Whether that translates to votes next week, only time will tell. But everyone here who is discounting the impact of this on the election is not grasping the significance.
A compliant media makes your concern that much more valid.
It's looking good for Tuesday.
They will forget about it by Thursday when Obama will be in Las Vegas - the same place he went to after Benghazi.
crisis ? what crisis !?!
there is no crisis!!
It freaking rained a little in NY and NJ, with some mild flooding.
whoop de do!
let me see... I’m an moderate... and i’m thinking of voting for Romney... but then it rains in NY .... and I am so amazed at how well Obama handles the rain storm in NY that I am now going to vote for Obama in Ohio.
I will PRAY CONTINUOUSLY that you are correct!
Odd, no crosstabs.
Oh, well. I will take R+2 with less than week to go
Obama continues to stay at 47%. That is the number that needs to be discussed. An incumbent at 47% has no chance of being re-elected. The only polls that show him getting even to 49% are D+7 samples, which will never happen.
I still predict, R+2 turnout, and a Romney win of 5-6 points.
Obama will get that bump is a few NE states he was going to win anyway. Like New York and New Jersey. Pennsylvania is in play but unaffected by the storm
Yes, but he looks so Presidential\ sarc
this is the most over hyped weather event ive ever seen. Basically a bad thuderstorm, in a couple of states that werent even competitive.
Did anyone look in on The New Weather Channel last night? It used to be called Fox News. Boring format. I watched Monday Night Football instead. Also boring. And FR was SLOW. Not a good Monday night.
Important battleground states like Ohio, Virginia and florida, being so close (if indeed they are) could sway a couple points toward O because of the face time he’ll get from MSM looking all heroic, and they will surely help him out any way they can. I hope we’re wrong, but it makes me nervous.
nail on head.
You’d think Katrina and Andrew just rolled into two states , them being NY,NJ
I’m not seeing reporters in WV reporting on the scene or even western PA but then again the media think NJ and NY where they live and work is America and the rest of us who have had to put up with much worse storms and tornado’s which have wiped out towns or even floods in Tn is just what ever states.
Running for their lives LOL
Although I am a bit concerned with how the media will exploit this for Obama, if you believe that this storm will help you have to identify those voters that it would shift.
At this point, you would have to believe that it will flip indy’s and/or Republican voters.
What a drama queen!
I live in the Northeast and while we had a good blow yesterday here in northern MA, things are already getting back to normal. A bunch of branches and leaves everywhere but it's autumn - this is the time of year we have to rake our yards anyhow. We have some power outages but we get this in any big storm. By the weekend, this storm is going to be a distant memory anyhow.
Hardest hit areas were NY/NJ and even those states will be getting back to normal by the weekend, except maybe on the immediate coast which are heavily Democratic anyhow. Impact on election will be close to nil.
I agree with this. They’ll also show clips of Romney saying that FEMA needs to be shrunk and more power needs to go to states in disaster situations.
Obama will come out of all of this looking like a hero. In the meantime, his total failure in Libya and the entire Middle East will fall completely off of the radar. This storm couldn’t have happened at a better time for him.
I know circumstances were different (by that I mean party labels), but there was no rallying around the President after Katrina. In fact, there was a crucifiction of a President after Katrina. Obviously, the media is going to try to use this to prop up Obama.
What I have to hope would happen here is that Romney is not going to lose votes. He has this election won in terms of votes, where he is at 50% in most key states, and Obama 45-48%. I have to doubt someone who’s made up their mind changes it. It could easily impact those undecideds and swing a few back to Obama who otherwise have been hesitant to vote for him again this cycle. Unless Obama does something heroic, other than ‘be there’ looking important, I don’t see this have a radical effect. This election was all but over two days ago, and it will take a major swing to change that.
Why don’t you hand-wringers save us the trouble and get into bed with the DU Bedwetters?
Good Lord, we get enough negativism from the MSM. We sure as heck don’t need it from Freepers!
Agree with you. Not sure having his mug out there does much good for a president with his record.
Could backfire...the more his face is on TV, the more people think “I don’t want to see this guy for another 4 years.”
They’re calling it a perfect storm. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be O’s perfect storm.
Bull. Nobody's going to forget what a disaster these last four years have been because of a frigging storm. Any overt moves to politicize the event will be greeted with contempt.
You are way too concerned. Give it a break.
I think you way overestimate the intelligence of the average American voter.
I said it before. This storm likely saved Obama’s presidency. It got Bengazi and Romney out of the news just in time. And when that ahole Christie sings his praises, those soft undecided types see that and think “Maybe he is a good President after all...”
Watching Greta was pretty revealing. She's trying to paint a picture of mass death and destruction but all the guests she spoke with were people in Atlantic City and Ocean City who stayed put and came through unharmed because they wanted to protect their property and most importantly, have access to their homes in the aftermath of the storm.
Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding...We have a Winner!
Clearly you underestimate the superficiality of an undecided’s vote.
He did such a great job pontificating from the White House! The drive-by's hung on his every word. They hyped how he "bravely" cancelled his Florida campaign appearance to fly back to Washington DC to "monitor" the storm. I like Rush's commentary:
Watch the name calling. Ad hominem attacks don’t change the fact that there are shallow people out there who allow themselves to be swayed by the MSM’s tactics. How in the hell do you think O got elected in the first place? How does this guy even have 47% of the electorate’s support? Are they stupid? Yes, why yes they are. if people used their brains I wouldn’t be concerned. Unfortunately, they don’t.
Settle down...in two days, power will be restored and the news is going to shift back to the election.
A storm is not going to change the fundamentals of this race.
Wow, bring it down a notch here. Obviously none of us know whether some surprising voter response could come out of this weather event, but you basically would need the the independents who Romney appears to be winning (who probably lean a little more conservative anyway) to then SWITCH their intended vote to Obama because “he seems to care about us”. It could happen, but that is what you are calling as fact it would seem.
Get a frigging grip and stop being such a damned weak sister! Better yet take a valium and go to bed!