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Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 48%, Obama 43%)
rasmussenreports.com ^ | March 10, 2012 | staff

Posted on 03/10/2012 7:22:18 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion

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1 posted on 03/10/2012 7:22:23 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I thought Obama was a slam dunk? That’s what the narrative was yesterday, tucked into the jobs report.

Even a RINO squish (who draws ZERO enthusiasm) can beat Obama by 5 points.


2 posted on 03/10/2012 7:28:22 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I hope this is true. Obama and his minions are making Romney look good lately.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 7:31:34 AM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: nhwingut

His approval is -19 and 44 pct. That is the lowest in a while. Must be gas prices and his stupidity when talking about it.

I know everytime I am pumping up I say to people, what is “our” president(sic) doing to help us out with these gas prices!?(I do throw up a little after saying that phrase)


4 posted on 03/10/2012 7:32:00 AM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The Lame Stream Media knows thesze stats and that’s why they are working OT in pumping out this “great recovery”.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 7:32:08 AM PST by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Looks like the democrats and Rassmussen really want Romney instead of Newt :)


6 posted on 03/10/2012 7:32:26 AM PST by trustandobey (I am Breitbart)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I am happy for all of you republicons... you can win with romney... but you will do it without me and those like me. **** "I like me some grits" romney! He is just a cracker version of obama.

LLS

7 posted on 03/10/2012 7:34:38 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
My squirrely dog can beat Obama this next election!!

The question is do we want a liberal or conservative republican to beat Obama's socialist, radical, anti-american ass this Nov?

8 posted on 03/10/2012 7:36:28 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Good timing. This should be worth a good crop of ABO votes in the south. 4 more years of Obama at worst or a feckless moderate Republican at best. Oh well, it will be funny to watch how shocked people will be to find out Obamacare isn't really about free birth control: “Really, I can't get my bypass, the government what?, what's this have to do with having sex?”
9 posted on 03/10/2012 7:40:05 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: nhwingut

Maybe reverse psychology — make Obama look like the underdog and that could get him the sympathy vote.

[Hey, the white-guilt vote got into the White House 3 years ago.]


10 posted on 03/10/2012 7:40:05 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: BarnacleCenturion
They should rename "Rasmussen" as the Romney Reporting Service. I don't recall seeing too many surveys by Rasmussen when Romney wasn't in the lead.

I hope it has nothing to do with the fact that the anagram for "Rasmussen" is "earns sums".
11 posted on 03/10/2012 7:42:39 AM PST by FrankR
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To: TomGuy

The number of rats in the 48% column is the story here.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 7:46:14 AM PST by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama is going to have to fake the poll numbers just like his buddy Putin did ,wait for it .


13 posted on 03/10/2012 7:47:41 AM PST by molson209
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I don’t care what the media tries to make the polls “say”.....Romney is a BAD canidate for the Republicans and will lose the election against Obama!


14 posted on 03/10/2012 7:48:42 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: TomGuy
Maybe reverse psychology — make Obama look like the underdog and that could get him the sympathy vote.

The sympathy vote is long gone. There is ZERO sympathy with $4 gas and $5 trillion added to the debt. Not to mention Obamacare, etc.
15 posted on 03/10/2012 7:51:44 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: jakerobins
I don’t care what the media tries to make the polls “say”.....Romney is a BAD canidate for the Republicans and will lose the election against Obama!

If you dig deeper into the article. Santorum also leads Obama, 46-45.

If Santorum is the Republican nominee, he is up by one point over the president, 46% to 45%. This is the second time since polling began in 2011 that Santorum has had a slight lead over Obama.
16 posted on 03/10/2012 7:53:30 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Democrap Media (and pollsters): Wow! Romney's sure a great candidate. You guys should pick Romney did you know Romney can beat our guy Obama. We'd sure be ascared if you ran Romney. ooooh we are sure frightened of Romney running against us- you should pick Romney

He's got ‘electability’! which is why we have to keep telling you over and over and over to, uh.,.. elect him.

17 posted on 03/10/2012 7:56:15 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propagandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: nhwingut
The sympathy vote is long gone. There is ZERO sympathy with $4 gas and $5 trillion added to the debt. Not to mention Obamacare, etc.

That doesn't keep the MSM/Dems from trying to provide cover for The One and his Second Coming:

Saturday on Meet the Press, David Gregory tried to provide pre-emptive cover for Obama with this editorialized comment to Rep. Cantor regarding gas prices:

18 posted on 03/10/2012 8:00:04 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

I saw that Meet The Press quote yesterday from you and I was going to ask you if it is real?

“Can you promise not to attack Obama over gas prices, it’s not his fault. Let’s focus on important things like subsidized birth control and free condoms.”


19 posted on 03/10/2012 8:04:08 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: italianquaker

Rasmussen is a good snapshot poll of what is going on. Obama support has been solid 25 percent and opposition has been solid 40 percent. That leaves 35 percent whose support and opposition is soft. Rising gas and food prices will turn this 35 percent somewhat against Obama in Nov 2012. Rising gas prices will not help the economy and increase employment. We will know how bad Obama’s re election chances by July 2012. If economy, employment is stagnate, and gas prices are north of 4 bucks, Obama most likely will lose, and Dems may face losses in the House and Senate.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 8:06:04 AM PST by Fee
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To: BarnacleCenturion

IMHO Obama’s ratings go down the more he appears on tv. People do not like him and Obama says the most ridiculous things. Algae is a great example.

Remember when the more he promoted Obamacare the more it sunk in the polls?


21 posted on 03/10/2012 8:10:08 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Impossible, Romney doesn’t connect with anybody and Obama is the master connector.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 8:16:28 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And when, in history, has a challenger to an incumbent LOST ground from the numbers in the spring to those in the fall?

I don’t have the facts close at hand, but my (perhaps faulty) memory is that the challenger always rises a few points from the early numbers.

I’m sure all the other candidates are passing Obama as well.


23 posted on 03/10/2012 8:16:37 AM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
What continues to bother me is that 44% of Americans want socialism and approve of the crap this guy is doing. Thta is what scares me. 44% of Americans want to be sheep. Want to be controlled. Told what too do. All life's choices made by the government for them. 44%!! Unbelievable. Nearly 1 of every 2 people. Unbelievable.
24 posted on 03/10/2012 8:17:33 AM PST by RetiredArmy (God is watching America. He is judging America. He does not like what He is seeing.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Looks like the “mean conservative men want to take birth control away from women” narrative hasn’t worked the way they wanted it to. Fluke you, BHO!


25 posted on 03/10/2012 8:18:27 AM PST by Bridesheadfan
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To: Fee
I think everybody is banking too much on these gas prices. The economy has been portrayed as improving, and there is the Iran problem. Both of those are probably causing speculation to raise prices. Obama and company will probably still the Iran problem, and more bad news about the economy will deflate the speculation again especially after we go through peak use in June or so. Obama just needs to throttle the economic news, downbeat to drive the price down, upbeat to drive it up. He doesn't want the economic news to be so bad as to hurt his election chances but enough reality must bleed through to keep gas down. He'll win. Most of the wealthy support him, and they can control a lot of this optic stuff.
26 posted on 03/10/2012 8:21:32 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

In addition to gas prices and phony unemployment numbers, perhaps people are waking up to his dictatorial ways when he said that we’ll send our troops to war at world request and “Eff You” Congress.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 8:22:38 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: nhwingut
I thought Obama was a slam dunk? That’s what the narrative was yesterday, tucked into the jobs report. Even a RINO squish (who draws ZERO enthusiasm) can beat Obama by 5 points.

ANd Obama hasn't even fired a shot at Romney, and with the Completely Progressive Record of Romney, he has all the ammunition in the world to utterly destroy him.

By the time Obama and his minions in the MSM get through with Romney, if he is the nominee, the numbers will be worse than reversed.

Romney will lose in a landslide.
28 posted on 03/10/2012 8:22:57 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The rest of the report:

Santorum up 1 over Obama (no number given for Newt).

Obama fallen back to -19 on the “Strongly Approve/Disapprove scale.”

Interesting that Boehner beats Pelosi and McConnell beats Harry Reid on the approval ratings, though nobody does well (then again, Congress has pretty much perpetually low approval ratings over the past 50 years).


29 posted on 03/10/2012 8:23:09 AM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: FrankR
I hope it has nothing to do with the fact that the anagram for "Rasmussen" is "earns sums".

Nope. It's more that Rasmussen is about "Mans Ruses", and that Scott is more apt to be a "Mass Nurse".

And if you disagree with me, then, "Ass me Runs".

30 posted on 03/10/2012 8:24:27 AM PST by C210N
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The economy and gas prices add up to a GOP win this year no matter who the nominee is......the voters who supported Obama four years ago are suffering and they are disillusioned while conservative voters can’t wait to line up and vote......Romney will win even if I don’t vote for him, which I may opt to do.

Obmamacare should not be kept in place as Romneycare, devolved to the states.

That’s Romney’s plan for us in a nutshell.


31 posted on 03/10/2012 8:25:33 AM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

45%


48%

32 posted on 03/10/2012 8:25:34 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

1%

33 posted on 03/10/2012 8:29:23 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I am happy for all of you republicons... you can win with romney... but you will do it without me and those like me. **** "I like me some grits" romney! He is just a cracker version of obama.

They can't win with Romney LLS.

Romney isn't even the nominee yet and Obama hasn't even started in on Romney, because they really want to go up against him.

With his completely Progressive Liberal record, he is the perfect candidate from a Democrat perspective.

Once Obama starts using Romney's words and record against him watch these numbers reverse and get much worse.

Republicans pre-maturely taking this poll, this early in the process, as a sign that Romney can win this thing will be crying in their Beer and pulling their hair out if Romney is the nominee.

He is going to be utterly destrolyed by Obama and the MSM.
34 posted on 03/10/2012 8:30:28 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: RetiredArmy

I see the 44% this way. Many are products of the dumbed down education system and they get their news from the networks who are in the tank for Obama. The only way you can get these people to see the light is if they are not already dug in on the other side and do not view the govt. as their big safety net. We are dealing with an overwhelming task as we are not preventing the indocrination at a young age and we are allowing radicals to infiltrate our media, govt. and schools. Political correctness is the vehicle.


35 posted on 03/10/2012 8:40:52 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Obama Green Energy Is a Money Laundering Operation)
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To: nhwingut
Even a RINO squish (who draws ZERO enthusiasm) can beat Obama by 5 points.

Hardly. Romney hasn't been "vetted" by the ObamaMedia yet. When the exposes on magic underwear and such start appearing in the press, Romney's numbers will go south fast.

36 posted on 03/10/2012 8:45:00 AM PST by kevao
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Let me state once, this wish:

If. IF. If Romney succeeds through his Machiavellian, Alinsky-like negative campaign of corruption and attack, in stealing the GOP nomination.

I only hope, that unlike John McCain he continues to be so ruthless, in the race against Obama.

McCain presented, as exhibit A for what NOT to do in this regard.

Whoever our candidate ends up being, every single resource in the Republican Party, needs to be focused when the day comes, on defeating Obama.


37 posted on 03/10/2012 8:46:34 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: nhwingut

that’s because the liberal elite are stupid. What does it matter if people are getting hired if the people that need work are still unemployed. I think he needs 10 million new jobs by the end of the year to move that confidence number in him up.


38 posted on 03/10/2012 8:49:23 AM PST by Almondjoy
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To: Williams
"People do not like him and Obama says the most ridiculous things."
....and that is precisely why Pres__ent O'Bozo, Is giving his
Marxist fiends only 1 House/Senate Presidential Event each.

39 posted on 03/10/2012 8:55:33 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: SoConPubbie

Perfectly and correctly stated.

LLS


40 posted on 03/10/2012 9:07:42 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: nhwingut

[Please provide a link to the location of the above quote.]

I am not sure where you got the above 'quote', but it isn't from my post. The above 'quote' seems to be commentary; it is not a direct quote of the passage I referenced.

The exact quote is as I posted in this thread [copy & paste from my previous posting] and can be found at: Transcript link on MSN website. Open the text and search on 'club' to find the quote.
41 posted on 03/10/2012 9:14:44 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: BarnacleCenturion; Red Steel; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

“With the perception growing that he will be the GOP nominee, Romney leads President Obama by five points in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. Today’s numbers show Romney at 48%, Obama at 43%. That’s Romney’s largest lead since December. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

If Santorum is the Republican nominee, he is up by one point over the president, 46% to 45%. This is the second time since polling began in 2011 that Santorum has had a slight lead over Obama.”

You have to subscribe to find out who Gingrich and Paul poll. This is a reason to vote for Romney. What reason is there to vote against Romney? Everything else.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 9:29:15 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Folks, think about it for a minute...

I am not buying the 1 billion dollar war chest. That is even if the shenanigans of money funneled to him from the Middle East like it was last time under the table.

If he has so much dough, why did he go for the Super Pacs?

My guess is more high end Dem's and Wall St types are taking a powder this time.

He might not have all the funds he wants to fight "Candidate X" whomever "X" is.

As much as I think their is a huge sector of America that is for lack of a better term stupid and will continue to pull the lever for him. Even more Americans are living in their parents basement, out of work depleting their 401(k)'s, or are a Union Plumber or Electrician at number 100, 200, or 300 on their list for work, and their are no prospects of work from their Union for years.

The Worm has turned and it maybe on "them" regardless of what "Rassy's" numbers are. It isn't a slam dunk, but their is hope...

43 posted on 03/10/2012 9:31:57 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: nhwingut

“There is ZERO sympathy with $4 gas”

Dems are well aware of this, which is why Obama will not hesitate to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to serve his own evil political ends. By the same token, he’ll keep spending the country into oblivion to buy more votes. I personally don’t give a rat’s behind at this point who beats Obama; just get the tyrant out of office before he destroys what’s left of this country.


44 posted on 03/10/2012 9:31:57 AM PST by Starboard
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To: kevao
Hardly. Romney hasn't been "vetted" by the ObamaMedia yet. When the exposes on magic underwear and such start appearing in the press, Romney's numbers will go south fast.

Brietbart's team says they will vet GOP'ers as well.

I have heard more than one Old Time GOP Veteran's here note: Romney is Nixonian in his tactics, Someone who sat behind someone at a game in Utah noted he is Dirty ( whatever that means ). Rumors? Yes. I shouldn't do it, yes, but DNC/Soro's operatives will be Atilla the Hun compared to what I just typed.

I fear as sweaky clean as the Mitster makes himself out to be, he may have his own pay no attention to the man behind the curtain moment(s).

With that said, having Newt on deck continuing to swing is not a bad thing at all...

45 posted on 03/10/2012 9:40:28 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

“Even more Americans are living in their parents basement”

Many naive and idealistic young people were conned into voting for Obama and are now jobless or working part time in low level service jobs. As an anecdotal case to support your post, the house next to us has had 3 of their 4 kids move back in.


46 posted on 03/10/2012 9:43:04 AM PST by Starboard
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To: TomGuy

Personally, Gingrich is my choice. But I will vote for Romney in a heartbeat with a smile on my face if he is the nominee. It is a Hobson’s choice and those who make the unwise decision not to vote simply because Romney is the nominee are putting Obama back in office for four more terrible years. Nor will I hold my breath until I am blue in the face simply because the candidate opposing Obama took away some of my toys.

How one who calls themselves “conservative” can even suggest not voting in this election for the Republican Party presidential candidate escapes me. Even the most hardcore radical leftist is smarter than that when it comes to the use of their votes.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 9:51:46 AM PST by yetidog
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To: trustandobey

Rasmussen always seems to release a poll that makes Romney look good against Obama, just prior to another primary date. Rasmussen can invent whatever number he wants in a Romney vs. Obama contest because he can’t be proven wrong until November. As it gets closer to November, Rasmussen can correct the number to what it really is to make his polling firm appear “legit”. Are Rasmussen’s polling numbers audited or can he just tweak the numbers to make news and prop up a candidate?

Rasmussen’s polls always help push the narrative that Romney is the only one who can beat Obama.


48 posted on 03/10/2012 10:23:27 AM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: FrankR

Exactly, and Romney’s News Speak “Drudge Report” will likely make this poll result a flashing siren from now until the polls close in AL and MS on Tuesday night.


49 posted on 03/10/2012 10:30:04 AM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: FrankR

Exactly, and Romney’s News Speak “Drudge Report” will likely make this poll result a flashing siren from now until the polls close in AL and MS on Tuesday night.


50 posted on 03/10/2012 10:30:04 AM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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