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  • Rasmussen Reports polls get the election really, really wrong

    11/07/2012 3:13:40 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Nov 7 2012 | By: Ryan Witt
    For the past year conservatives have put their trust in one pollster and one pollster alone. While nearly every other pollster showed President Obama leading throughout the last year’s presidential race, Rasmussen Reports consistently showed better numbers for Romney, and had Romney leading through much of the last month. Conservative pundits claimed that Rasmussen was the only pollster showing the true state of the race, even though previous studies suggested that Rasmussen’s numbers actually leaned too far to the right in previous elections. The Election Day results are now in, and Rasmussen was not only off in their projection, but...
  • NY Times claims Obama Slight Electoral Win- 5PM today

    11/05/2012 7:28:56 PM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/5/2012 | MICAH COHEN
    If the polls are correct, and President Obama wins a narrow Electoral College victory on Tuesday, the pivotal moment of the 2012 presidential race may have actually occurred in 2009. About two months after taking office, Mr. Obama set the terms of the government’s rescue of General Motors and
  • National Presidential Ballot Interview dates: November 2-4, 2012 (ARG Final National Poll: R 49%, 0

    11/05/2012 2:36:08 PM PST · by Arthurio · 24 replies
    ARG Final National Poll: R 49%, 0 49% (+ 6 Dem) Interview dates: November 2-4, 2012 Sample size: 1200 likely voters Margin of error: ± 3 percentage points, 95% of the time
  • Obama Gains Edge in Campaign's Final Days Obama 50% Romney 47%(PEW LV 0 48% R 45%; D+6; Female+8)

    11/04/2012 1:13:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 149 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 4th, 2012
    Barack Obama has edged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final days of the presidential campaign. In the Pew Research Center’s election weekend survey, Obama holds a 48% to 45% lead over Romney among likely voters. The survey finds that Obama maintains his modest lead when the probable decisions of undecided voters are taken into account. Our final estimate of the national popular vote is Obama 50% and Romney 47%, when the undecided vote is allocated between the two candidates based on several indicators and opinion
  • Todd Akin draws closer to Claire McCaskill in Missouri Senate poll (McCaskill Only +2)

    11/04/2012 9:54:03 AM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    STL Today ^ | October 29, 2012 4:30 pm | Kevin McDermott
    ST. LOUIS • Congressman Todd Akin has dramatically narrowed the lead of Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri’s nationally watched Senate race, according to a new poll. But the poll — commissioned by the Post-Dispatch, News 4 and the Kansas City Star — also indicates that Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment in August continues to affect the race. McCaskill still enjoys a significant gender gap, and three-quarters of her supporters call Akin’s comment “somewhat” or “very” important to their decision. The results show McCaskill leading with 45 percentage points to Akin’s 43 points among likely voters. That’s within the poll’s 4-point margin...
  • McCaskill +4, Nixon +8, Romney +8 in Missouri: PPP

    11/04/2012 8:59:03 AM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 4, 2012 | Dave Helling
    Public Policy Polling says Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill hold a narrow 4-point lead over Rep. Todd Akin in the 2012 campaign's closing days. She's at 48%, Akin at 44% in a poll of 835 likely voters Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.4%.
  • NPR poll: Romney up 1 over Obama (Internals- Bad News for Obama)

    11/02/2012 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    HotAir ^ | 8:51 am on October 30, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Hope you like this NPR/Democracy Corps poll, because it may be the last national poll we see for a while.  With Hurricane Sandy battering the upper Northeast, polling in the region will be impossible until at least the weekend, and possibly through Election Day.  Without access to that part of the electorate, national polls will be undeniably incomplete.  From here on in, it’s going to be nothing but battleground-state polling. So why not wrap up national polling on a high note?  In this survey conducted at least in part by James Carville’s group, Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama by a...
  • OH: Early Vote down 370,000 from 08

    11/02/2012 9:54:34 AM PDT · by LS · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | LS from Twitter
    RT @justkarl: Early voting in OH. 2008: 1,628,013. 10/30/12: 1,257,320. Again, Obama won 08 by 260,000 and piled up a 20 point lead in early voting. Still think it will be close?
  • Polling - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Part II - Media Polls

    10/26/2012 12:17:01 PM PDT · by GOPFlack · 29 replies
    Self - Vanity | 10/26/12 | Self
    Part II – Media Polls – What Are They Good For? Let me start by drawing a quick distinction that I think is important – no one should confuse a public pollster who publishes results like Gallup or Rasmussen with a media sponsored poll that is, of course, made public. So when I’m speaking of media polls here I’m talking about polls paid for by “news” outlets. The first and most salient point is that a news outlet could get private polling data for its own edification about a race – either from a campaign or on their own. But...
  • Mitt Romney Tops 50 Percent in Florida to Lead President Obama by 5 Clear Points

    10/26/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 26, 2012 3:55 AM | Jim Turner
    Florida and its important 29 electoral votes are all but in the Romney camp, according to Sunshine State News poll of likely voters taken mostly following the third and final presidential debate. But the parties still have a big challenge ahead in their ground games. Early voting begins Saturday in Florida. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pushed above the 50 percent mark in the poll conducted between Oct. 22 and Oct. 24 by Harrisburg, Pa.-based Voter Survey Service. Of 1,001 likely Florida voters, 51 percent were ready to vote for Romney to 46 percent for President Obama. Only 12 percent...
  • Iowa: O 50 R 46. (RIDICULOUS D+6 sample)

    10/26/2012 6:58:51 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 26 replies
    · President Obama currently leads Governor Romney by 4 percentage points in Iowa, 50 to 46 percent. · Governor Romney leads President Obama with independent voters by a margin of 48 to 36 percent. Both candidates received more than 90 percent support from members of their own party. · There is a wide gender gap in this survey. Romney leads by 18 percent among men while President Obama leads by 23 percent with women. · Iowans are divided nearly equally on whether they approve of President Obama’s job performance. 47 percent approve of his performance while 46 percent do not...
  • Romney +3 In New Wisconsin Poll

    10/26/2012 9:22:47 AM PDT · by TeaPartyBob · 26 replies
    TCJ Research ^ | TCJ Research
    Full party id breakdown of sample is at the source, but it shows R+2. The recall was R+1 and I'm skeptical to think it'd be more than that. Think enthusiasm for Romney/Ryan is enough to get that done?
  • On Polls - Good Bad and Ugly From A Campaign Warrior - Part 1, What Real Pollsters Do

    10/25/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT · by GOPFlack · 59 replies
    Self | 10/25/12 | Self
    Part I: Real Pollsters Who Work for Campaigns As we enter the homestretch of this election and we all hang by every thread of polling data, I thought I would share some insights into polling data that I have gleaned from being involved in elections for the past 26 years. Some of this content has been provided by smart posters here, and by other folks like Jay Cost at the Weekly Standard. But some content might surprise you and hopefully allow you to discern between good polls and bad ones, when to be concerned, when to be skeptical and above...
  • Election 2012: Arizona President (Romney at 52%, Obama at 44%).

    10/25/2012 3:12:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 25, 2012
    Mitt Romney still leads President Obama in Arizona, but the race is tightening. A new Rasmussen Reports/CBS 5 survey of Likely Arizona Voters shows Romney with 52% of the vote to Obama’s 44%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • “Dewey Defeats Truman,” Polls have fatal flaws that hidetrue Romney surge

    10/25/2012 12:50:19 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    LaGrange News ^ | Oct 24, 2012 | Matt Towery
    While this topic has been covered, it is now time to put real “meat on the bones” to explain why polling in this year’s presidential contest, not just nationally but in many of the battleground states, may be off when compared to the actual results. Looking at a vast array of polls coming out just two weeks before the presidential election, critically important states such as Florida and Ohio appear to be close and anyone’s guess as to the final result. And while some national surveys, such as Gallup, have shown Republican nominee Mitt Romney running ahead of President Obama...
  • Election 2012: Virginia: Romney 50%, Obama 48% (Rasmussen)

    10/25/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney still earns 50% support in Virginia, but the presidential race remains a toss-up in the Old Dominion. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds Romney with 50% support to President Obama’s 48%. Only one percent (1%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Last week, Romney hit the 50% mark for the first time here, while Obama earned 47% of the vote. With the exception of last week, however, the candidates have been within two points or less of each other in every survey in Virginia since April. Virginia continues to be a...
  • Mitt Romney leads by nine percent in new QStarNews presidential poll (R 53.99% O 45.12%)

    10/25/2012 11:53:07 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 25, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    Romney has a nine percent lead in the new QstarNews presidential poll released today. While the latest Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama at 50 percent to 47 percent while the QStarNews Daily Tracking poll released today shows a Romney lead of 52 percent to 46 percent. The latest Gallup tracking poll of likely voters released today shows Romney leading 50 percent to 47 percent over the president. Mitt Romney's surge in the polls is even reflected in his slim lead today in the Real Clear Politics average of major polls.The new QStarNews Poll...
  • Rasmussen: NV O 50% / R 48% (Inds: R 59% / O 37%!!!)

    10/24/2012 5:07:33 PM PDT · by sf4dubya · 41 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    President Obama still receives 50% of the vote in Nevada’s tight presidential race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada voters, taken the night after the final presidential debate, shows Obama with 50% support to Mitt Romney’s 48%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and one percent (1%) is undecided. ... Among voters in Nevada not affiliated with either major political party, Romney leads Obama 59% to 37%.
  • Michigan Poll: Obama and Romney in dead heat (47-47)

    10/24/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    My Fox Detriot ^ | 10/24/12 | My fox detriot
    Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 General election voters for Fox 2 News Detroit to determine their voting and issue preferences for the presidential election. An initial qualifying statement was read to respondents asking them to participate only if they were very likely to vote in the November General Election. Thirty five thousand (35,000) calls were...
  • Colorado: Romney 50%, Obama 46%

    10/22/2012 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Monday, October 22, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now reached the 50% mark for the first time in Colorado and leads President Obama by four in the critical swing state. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters finds Romney with 50% support to Obama’s 46%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and one percent (1%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Still, Colorado remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. But Colorado is the fourth swing state that has moved in Romney’s direction in the past week. Florida, Missouri and North Carolina have now shifted...
  • Presidential, Senate races dead heats in Wisconsin (O 49% R 48% )

    10/17/2012 10:47:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    Lacrosse Tribune ^ | October 18, 2012 | Bill Novak
    The races for president and U.S. senator in Wisconsin are as tight as they can get, according to a new poll of likely voters. The Marquette Law School Poll, released Wednesday, shows Democratic candidate President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney in a virtual deadlock among Wisconsin voters, with Obama garnering 49 percent of the votes from likely voters and Romney 48 percent. For the U.S. Senate, former governor and Republican candidate Tommy Thompson was the favorite of 46 percent of those polled while Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin was the favorite of 45 percent of those polled. The poll...
  • Dispatch Poll: Obama widens lead (in Democrat skewed poll) as balloting starts

    "A new Dispatch Poll shows him trailing President Barack Obama in bellwether Ohio by 9 points, 51 percent to 42 percent. A surge of Democratic support for Obama has transformed the race since the first Dispatch Poll had the two dead-even at 45 percent just before the Republican National Convention in late August".
  • POLL: PRESIDENTIAL RACE TIGHT IN PENNSYLVANIA

    09/29/2012 7:42:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/29/2012
    Two percentage points separate President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in a state poll conducted for the Tribune-Review, even though the campaigns largely are ignoring Pennsylvania and concentrating on other battlegrounds. Obama polled 47 percent to Romney’s 45 percent among likely Pennsylvania voters, with 6 percent of voters undecided and 44 days until Election Day, according to the survey by Susquehanna Polling & Research. The survey of 800 voters, conducted Sept. 18-20, has a margin of error of 3.46 percentage points. The poll showed most voters are disappointed with the country’s direction, evenly split on whether Obama deserves another...
  • The Liberal Media Is Ignoring Romney's Strength With Independents

    09/28/2012 2:24:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 28, 2012; 10 Minutes Ago | Mary Kate Cary
    In several battleground states, President Barack Obama is either tied within the margin of error or pulling ahead, which is getting a lot attention from the media. We get updates on every swing state there is. But here's one statistic we don't hear much about: Gallup reports that 22 percent of swing-state voters say they may still change their minds. Those one-in-five who say they might change their minds includes 10 percent who currently say they support Obama and 7 percent who support Romney. In swing states that are within the margin of error, that's huge. And we're not hearing much about that at...
  • Early voting on pace to surpass 2008 levels in Ohio (Repubs are Outvoting Dems)

    09/26/2012 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    Wapo ^ | September 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Bill Turque
    It’s too early to draw strong conclusions, but it’s a good bet that early voting in Ohio will surpass 2008 levels. More than 10 percent of Ohio’s registered voters — 723,000 including military personnel and overseas residents — have mailed applications for absentee ballots to county election boards, according to the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted. In 2008, about 30 percent of Ohio voters cast absentee ballots by mail or voted early in person. This year’s early in-person voting begins Tuesday. -snip- Much of the early action is in Cuyahoga (Cleveland) and Hamilton (Cincinnati) counties. In Hamilton, absentee...
  • Quinnipiac Pollster Admits: ‘Probably Unlikely’ That Electorate Will Feature Massive Dem Skew

    09/26/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 153 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9-26-2012 | Matthew Sheffield
    September 26, 2012 Quinnipiac Pollster Admits: ‘Probably Unlikely’ That Electorate Will Feature Massive Dem Skew Matthew Sheffield With no manufactured outrage to hammer Mitt Romney at the moment, liberal journalists are now eagerly touting a series of polls which appear to show President Obama pulling away from the GOP nominee in several key states. Unfortunately, these polls are relying on sample sizes which are skewed tremendously leftward with far more Democrats than Republicans and as such, they are unlikely to be good predictors of actual Election Day turnout. Do the pollsters themselves actually believe in their own sample sizes though?...
  • Obama, Menendez keep double-digit leads in New Jersey (Interesting Demographics)

    09/25/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2012 | David Hill
    New Jersey voters appear poised to choose President Obama and Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez by a comfortable margin in this fall's elections, according to a poll released Tuesday. A Monmouth University poll shows Mr. Obama with a lead of 52 percent to 37 percent over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. -snip- Polls consistently have shown the president and Mr. Menendez as double-digit favorites in the Garden State, although polling in the Senate race has been marked by a relatively high number of undecided voters
  • Circular logic and thick verbiage can't hide Romney's solid lead in new Battleground poll

    09/25/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/25/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The message attached to a new Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll (P-GWUBP) is a study in literary gymnastics. As hard as the authors tried to twist the data of the survey, reading it brings you to only one logical conclusion: Mitt Romney is moving toward a solid victory and probably a landslide in November. The report starts with background information whose only purpose is to try to discourage readers from sticking with “yesterday’s news” and stop reading before they get to the devastating news for Barack Obama. Once the actual report starts the “good” news for Obama fans is provided:...
  • Obama Leads Romney Among NASCAR Fans: Poll 49%-42% [Sick Media Joke Or What?]

    09/24/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 85 replies
    Yahoo New ^ | September 24, 2012
    Obama Leads Romney Among NASCAR Fans: Poll By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News Senior Media Reporter President Obama poses with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart at the White House, April 17, 2012. (Getty) Mitt Romney's recent slide in several polls, including those in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida, is troubling enough for the GOP. But, now the Republican nominee appears to be trailing President Barack Obama among a traditionally conservative constituency: NASCAR fans. Obama leads Romney 49 to 42 percent among NASCAR enthusiasts, according to a new Zogby poll by JZ Analytics. As the liberal blog PoliticusUSA.com pointed out,...
  • ONLINE SURVEY: Obama opens up lead over Romney with NASCAR voters: Another straw the wind?

    09/24/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 79 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 24, 2012 | David Clark Scott
    Remember back in November when Michelle Obama was booed at a NASCAR race? Well, a new poll shows NASCAR fans are now moving into the Obama camp. An online survey of of 860 likely voters nationwide – taken Sept. 21 and 22 – shows President Barack Obama with an 7-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney, according to a new Zogby Poll [PDF] with JZ Analytics.
  • New Hampshire Governor: Lamontagne (R) 48%, Hassan (D) 44%

    09/24/2012 2:07:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Saturday, September 22, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Rasmussen Reports' first look at New Hampshire's gubernatorial race since the state's party primaries finds Republican Ovide Lamontagne slightly ahead of Democrat Maggie Hassan. A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Granite State shows Lamontagne earning 48% of the vote, while Hassan picks up 44% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) How did you do in this week’s Rasmussen Challenge? Check the leaderboard. This New Hampshire survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of...
  • Obama leads Romney among NASCAR fans: Poll

    09/24/2012 12:52:10 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    YAHOO! News ^ | 09-24-2012 | Dylan Stableford
    I LMAO at this paragraph in the article: The online poll of 860 likely voters conducted on Sept. 21 and 22 also found that Obama leads Romney 54 to 40 percent among military families.
  • Lee poll: Montanans prefer Romney over Obama in presidential race

    09/24/2012 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 9 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 9/24/12 | Charles Johnson
    HELENA – Republican Mitt Romney leads Democratic President Barack Obama by 9 percentage points in Montana, a Lee Newspapers poll shows. The poll results showed Romney with 51 percent, Obama with 42 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson with 2 percent. Five percent of the voters were undecided.
  • Ohio poll: Obama leads by 5 percentage points (O 51% R 46%;Breakdown - D 48% R 42% I 10% )

    09/23/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    CantonRep ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | Tim Botos
    Mitt Romney keeps telling Ohioans they are worse off than four years ago — but a majority of you are not buying it. Six weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama holds a 51 to 46 percent lead in the state over his Republican challenger, according to the most recent Ohio Newspaper Poll of likely voters. The poll, taken between Sept. 13 and Tuesday and jointly paid for by the eight largest circulating newspapers in Ohio, including The Repository, was conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. The results are similar to those found in...
  • Purple Poll: Romney over Obama 48-47 (Florida )

    09/23/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | September 23, 2012 | WILLIAM MARCH
    Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama in Florida by a single point, 48-47 percent, in a new installment of the Purple Poll, a result unchanged from the poll's last installment in August. The Purple Poll is done in a dozen "purple states," states that could swing between Democrats and Republicans, by a bipartisan polling group. Overall in all 12 states, it shows Obama advancing significantly, from a 1-point deficit in August, 47-46 percent, to a 5-point lead, 49-44 percent. The result differs somewhat from a couple of other recent polls, including a Fox News poll showing Obama with a 5-point...
  • Omaha World Herald, NE Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 43% Likely Voters

    09/23/2012 4:08:57 PM PDT · by Kolath · 5 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 9/23/2012 | Robynn Tysver
    The political fortunes of Democrats Bob Kerrey and President Barack Obama appear to be tied together in Nebraska — and that's bad news for Kerrey and his comeback bid for U.S. Senate, according to The World-Herald Poll. Kerrey and Obama each trailed his respective Republican opponent by about 10 percentage points in a statewide poll of 800 registered voters. The margin was even worse for Kerrey when the poll was narrowed to likely voters, with the former governor and two-term senator trailing Republican State Sen. Deb Fischer by 16 percentage points — 56 percent to 40 percent.
  • Poll: The presidential race is tight in Pennsylvania (Obama 47 Romney 45)

    09/23/2012 3:57:41 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 95 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribue-Review ^ | 09/22/2012 | Mike Wereschagin
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  • Barack Obama, Mitt Romney essentially tied in Florida, new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll shows

    09/22/2012 10:21:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    Tampa Bay Tribune ^ | Sep 22 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    It's Florida, after all, so what would you expect? After a constant stream of Sunshine State visits by President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, after many millions spent on TV ads, and even after a Republican National Convention in Tampa, Obama and Romney are essentially tied in America's ultimate battleground state. A new Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds 48 percent of likely Florida voters backing Obama, 47 percent supporting Romney, 1 percent with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and just 4 percent undecided.
  • Election 2012: Iowa President: Romney 47% Obama 44%

    09/20/2012 11:20:44 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 91 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/20/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney remains slightly ahead in the swing state of Iowa. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters shows Romney with 47% support to President Obama’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • General Elections : Romney vs Obama ( The UnSkewed Polls )

    09/19/2012 6:54:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    UnskewedPolls.com ^ | 09/19/2012
    QStar Network:   QStarNews   RightNewsNow   Dean2112.com   MittRomney2112   GOP2112.com   QStarCredit.com        UnSkewed Choices    QStar News Quick Poll UnSkewed Average -- Romney vs. Obama UnSkewed Average -- Presidential Approval   UnSkewed Polling Data Poll Date Sample MoE Obama(D) Romney(R) Spread UnSkewed Avg. 9/4 - 9/16 -- -- 43.7 51.5 Romney +7.8 NBC News/WSJ 9/12 - 9/16 736 LV 3.6 44.0 51.0 Romney +7 Monmouth Univ. 9/13 - 9/16 1344 LV 2.5 45.0 50.0 Romney +5 QStarNews 9/10 - 9/15 2075 3.0 44.0 55.0 Romney +11 NY Times/CBS News 9/8 - 9/12 1162 LV 3.0 44.0 51.0 Romney +7 Democracy Corps 9/8...
  • Mitt Romney likely win in presidential election shown by three key polls

    09/19/2012 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    examiner ^ | September 19, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    -snip- The 11 swing states tracked by Rasmussen in it's swing state tracking poll show Romney leading 47 percent to 46 percent, where some weeks ago the two candidates were tied at 45 percent in the Rasmussen tracking poll of these 11 key swing states. President Obama won these same states collectively by a 53 percent to 46 percent margin in 2008. Now he is seven percent behind that finish now in these states. Romney is likely to capture most of the undecided votes and could win these states collectively by at least a 52 percent to 47 percent margin....
  • New PA GOP poll has Romney one point away from Obama (48% to 47%)

    09/19/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    Penn Live ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 7:58 PM | ROBERT J. VICKERS
    A new internal poll by the Pennsylvania Republican Party claims the GOP nominee Mitt Romney now trails President Barack Obama by a single point. The poll, conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research, finds Obama drawing 48 percent of Pennsylvanians, while Romney garners 47 percent. The results will help state party leaders convince Romney campaign officials to ratchet up their efforts in the state and buy vital television ad time. The campaign has not been on the air in Pennsylvania since April. Though rare for party officials to discuss internal polls publicly, state GOP Chairman Rob Gleason is so excited by...
  • Fox News: Obama has edge over Romney in three battleground states (7 points in OH, VA, 5 in FL)

    09/19/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-19-2012 | Dana Blanton
    President Barack Obama has the edge over Republican Mitt Romney in three potentially decisive states in the presidential election. Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent). Obama’s lead is just outside the poll’s margin of sampling error in Ohio and Virginia, and within the margin of sampling error in Florida. The good news for Romney is that among voters who are “extremely” interested in this year’s election, the races are much tighter. Obama is up by just two...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Romney 48% Obama 45%]

    09/14/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 14, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history. The recent numbers may have been impacted by a number of factors. Clearly, one is the fading of the president’s convention bounce. Last week, Scott Rasmussen anticipated this fade by noting that the conventions would have no lasting impact  on the race. Additionally, last week’s jobs report was disappointing. However, consumer confidence did not fall in the...
  • Reuters Poll: 0 48%, R 45% (Sample of 47% Democrats, 38% Republicans)

    09/12/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 34 replies
    Reuters Poll: 0 48%, R 45% (Sample of 47% Democrats, 38% Republicans)
  • Poll Claims Todd Akin Has Re-Taken Lead on Claire McCaskill

    08/29/2012 9:14:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    Life News ^ | 08/29/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A new poll paid for by the Family Research Council, a pro-life group, indicates pro-life Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin now leads pro-abortion Sen. Clair McCaskill in the race despite the controversial comments he made about abortion and rape. The pro-life group says the poll is evidence that Akin should not drop out of the race and that calls for him to do so were premature. The new survey conducted by Wenzel Strategies of likely Missouri general election voters shows that Senate candidate Todd Akin has regained his lead over Senator Claire McCaskill by a 45% to 42% margin, with...
  • Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois, Romney leads in Chicago suburbs

    08/20/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    President Barack Obama could lose his home state of Illinois in November, a new poll shows. A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely. Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. It is also the most populous. Those numbers do not bode well for the president. “He has to come out of Cook County with a...
  • Gallup Election 2012 Trial Heat:Obama vs. Romney (Romney 47%, Obama 45%)

    08/14/2012 10:22:25 AM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 14 replies
    Gallup ^ | 8/14/2012 | unknown
    Romney 47, Obama 45
  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%

    08/08/2012 11:19:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 06, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republicans lead Democrats by three points on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the fifth week in a row, this time for the week ending Sunday, August 5. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 39% would choose the Democrat instead.
  • Obama has 10-point lead in new national poll

    08/02/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | August. 2, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama leads Mitt Romney nationally by 10 points, according to a new poll released Thursday. Obama took 51 percent compared to Romney’s 41 percent of the vote when the Pew Research Center asked which candidate people would vote for if the election were held today. That’s a much wider gap between the two candidates than most recent polls show; the RealClearPolitics national average puts Obama in the lead with an average of 3 points.