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Rasmussen: Monday: OCT 1: O: 50% R: 47% (leaners only): Obama -12%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/01/2012 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 10/01/2012 6:39:02 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows President Obama attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

These results include “leaners,” people who are initially uncommitted to the two leading candidates but lean towards one of them when asked a follow-up question. Platinum Members can still see the more detailed numbers along with demographic breakdowns, and additional information from the tracking poll on a daily basis.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; election; obama; rasmussen; romney
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To: nhwingut

The article points out that McCain was down 51-45 at this same time in 2008 so no doubt Mitt is in a better position, if looking at Rasmussen’s number. The troubling thing is that McCain was running against a dem wave and a ‘rock star’ candidate that was a media darling like nothing we’ve seen before.

Mitt, on the other hand, is running against 43+ months of 8% unemployment, an economy heading back into recession, 4$ gas, etc... yet his position in comparison to McCain’s is only slightly better.... It’s really pretty shocking.

41 posted on 10/01/2012 7:20:51 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: o2bfree

Hey, I’m not defending the Romney ads to date. They are soft and provide no context to the real struggle out there. But they spend millions on focus groups (think Frank Luntz) and are meant for a specific demo.

IMO, Obama is getting an absolute free pass on the price of gas. I think every day he wakes up and it is not a front page issue or a Romney ad, he breathes a sigh of relief. He knows this is a killer for him. It’s something he cannot point back to Bush - as it was $1.79.

This is what I think you will see from Romney in the coming weeks.

42 posted on 10/01/2012 7:21:24 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

I think that the chair is in huge trouble. For re-election, he should be in the mid 50’s now. He’s not. The economy sucks and the foreign policy is falling apart in front of us. The chair will not be getting the same support ( in numbers) from blacks, Hispanics, young people, Jewish people, and urban voters. In many of the critical states, the race is essentially tied in the high forties.....all this after a full court press media attack on Mitt since the conventions.

The chair is in very big trouble, folks. Don’t let these daily tracking polls and all their fluctuations trouble you.

43 posted on 10/01/2012 7:22:23 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Only two Presidents have had less support than the first time out and been re-elected: James Madison and Andrew Jackson.

44 posted on 10/01/2012 7:25:36 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Yeah, definite concern troll.

45 posted on 10/01/2012 7:27:46 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: TMA62

We sure don’t seem to be hearing much about Senate and House races, do we? Threads about how many seats the GOP may be picking up in both houses seem to be few and far between...

46 posted on 10/01/2012 7:27:55 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: SoftwareEngineer
Poll manipulation or nuances aside, a conservative candidate would have a 10%+ lead by now. With the massive failures, deficits, debt, scandals, lies, coverups, thuggery, unemployment, deaths overseas, spending on leftist crap, Obamacare, gas and food prices, radical friends and family, etc., etc, etc., that community organizer should be in the process of packing to move already.

The establishment has once again screwed up big time. This is way too close and could go either way because of the desire of the RINOs to stay in control of the subservient GOP.

47 posted on 10/01/2012 7:28:54 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: nhwingut
Thanks for the comment, but we need something with more power. It needs to break through the confusing dynamic of the race, stir the pot, cause some controversy and make the media mad so that they mention it.

The price of gas will not do this for us.

Presenting the truth about whats in Obamacare could do that if its done right.
48 posted on 10/01/2012 7:30:48 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Perkalong

It’s not your fault. You’re just a poor Foist Victim.

49 posted on 10/01/2012 7:32:09 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

The media has to start to undo their skewing already?

I guess if they plan to undo it at all, they can’t wait too late and make it look like a tidal wave for Romney at the end, that’d get the opposite result they want

50 posted on 10/01/2012 7:37:16 AM PDT by GeronL (
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To: nhwingut

“The ads that have been run thus far are meant for the squishy undecided/former/soft Obama voter - to sort of gently hold their hand and walk them over to the Romney side of the street.”

No one campaigns in Cali so its hard for me to tell sometimes other than by counting bumper stickers...There aren’t any around this year except very few old 2008 Obama stickers and old Bush/Channey stickers from 2006.

I notice that Ras has the Undecided down to 2% in this poll when it was 5-7% in previous polls. Obama bumps up from 46-47% to 50%. Is this an outlier/weekend noise poll or have the “undecided” squishes moved in Obama’s direction?

51 posted on 10/01/2012 7:39:27 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: o2bfree

” ... we need something with more power. It needs to break through the confusing dynamic of the race ...”

It is very possible. Romney has so far been running as nothing, a blank slate, so if he takes a stand on anything, and says what he would do as president, then he has the very real possibility of “turning the race upside down” as one aide predicts.

The old/current Mitt Romney would begin the debate by praising President Obama for a few minutes, then asking Obama and moderators for permission to disagree with Obama a little. If Wednesday we see a new Mitt Romney who is any different and better from that, the polls could change.

No one wants some unknown guy to have his finger on the nuclear button. It’s not just the MSM. There are even articles from Romney’s left-wing Republican supporters, neocon columnists, that they are scared of Romney because they don’t understand him. That’s bad news, but it is also potential good news because Romney could change that really quickly if he really wants to and is man enough.

52 posted on 10/01/2012 7:39:51 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Obama normally polls better on weekend polls

53 posted on 10/01/2012 7:40:15 AM PDT by zt1053
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Why is Rasmussen only giving “with leaners” results now? He used to give both. Was it even worse for Romney without leaners?

54 posted on 10/01/2012 7:44:48 AM PDT by Rokurota
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To: Vermont Lt
I think I will go buy 500 rounds of ammo and a bag of beans.

Do that. BTW, why do you care about Romney's campaign? Your tag line says you don't support him, anyway.

55 posted on 10/01/2012 7:46:10 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (~ It-Is-Later-Than-You-Think ~)
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To: Perkalong

This is the Guy they wanted so bad.

He’s running the quietest campaign I’ve ever seen.

Shame, because this president is awful and could be campaigned against in so many effective ways.

I still think that Romney will win, no way Obama can escape the economy.

56 posted on 10/01/2012 7:46:44 AM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: StarFan

Gives me the heebie jeevies too, but I still think Romney/Ryan can pull it out. Hate to win by a squeaker though. We need a mandate to change this country.

Only reason the post turtle is up to 50% (if indeed he is) is because of the Chavez vote - see Drudge headline.

Chavez and tin pot dictators love The Marxist, and the American people can’t see that?? “You didn’t build that,” and still he manages to deceive half the voters ??

The gov’t teat-suckers are sucking it dry. Then what are they going to do? Riot; and then comes the iron fist.

57 posted on 10/01/2012 7:55:13 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: ScottinVA

“Looking very, very bleak right now... 52% want Obamacare repealed, but they still want Obama anyway. Americans have lost their sanity.”

In complete agreement.

Even the normally ultra-conservative Washington Times has a piece up today about this:

It surprised me that they would put up such a “downside” piece, considering the normal tenor of their reporting and editorial pages.

Come November 6, I know how I’m going to vote, regardless.

Deo Vindice!

58 posted on 10/01/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Getting better every day. I do believe we will pull this off and hopefully save the country and rid ourselves of Obamacare in the process!! Prayers up till election day.

59 posted on 10/01/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: Vermont Lt

“It’s October first. At what point is Mitt going to start campaigning. I have a feeling we are going to be saying that on October 15.”


Been reading some of the posts above, to paraphrase:

“Just wait! The whole tenor of Romney’s ads is going to change!”

“Just wait! Romney’s going ‘to turn things upside down’!”

“Just wait.... the big guns are coming....!”

Sounds like they’ve got General George B. McClellan as their chief campaign strategist!

60 posted on 10/01/2012 8:07:15 AM PDT by Road Glide
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