UPDATE: RASMUSSEN’S DAILY PRESIDENTIAL TRACKING POLL FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 6
Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 gives GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney 49% of the nation’s voters’ support to Obama’s 47%. One percent is currently favoring another candidate while 1% is undecided as to who they will support on Election Day.
New polls also show that Romney now leads Obama in Ohio, 50% to 48%. Also, 51% of voters have a favorable opinion of Romney while 45% have a favorable opinion of Obama. In terms of election excitement, 67% of voters are excited about the choice between the two candidates – Romney and Obama – while 29% are not; only 38% of independents – those not affiliated with the two major parties – say they are excited about the election.
Obama’s Job Approval Rating at 44% according to PPP
A recent poll shows that 54% of voters want the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, repealed. This shows the same lack of support that has been polled since the law’s passage in March of 2010.
Eighty percent of voters think the law will likely be repealed if Mitt Romney is elected and Republicans take control of Congress in the 2012 national election. Half of those polls are opposed to the bill because they believe it is going to increase health care costs and the national deficit.
President Obama has 97% of the Democrats’ support while Romney has 90% of the Republicans’ support. In terms of unaffiliated voters, Romney has an 11-point lead.
In the all-important Electoral College count, President Barack Obama has 237 of the 270 needed to win, according to Rasmussen’s count. Mitt Romney now has 206.
In newer polls, Rasmussen has found that 52% believe it’s too easy to get food stamps in the United States, and only 24% of Americans believe their children will be better off than they parents.
In other recent Rasmussen polls involving key states, Ohio now has Romney leading by 2%: Romney 50% to Obama’s 48%. Wisconsin shows President Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 49% apiece. Florida is currently favoring Romney with the former Governor of Massachusetts having 50% to Obama’s 48%. In Virginia, Romney leads with 50% to Obama’s 48%. North Carolina favors Romney with 52% over Obama’s 46%. In New Hampshire,
Of the many polls released throughout the election process, Rasmussen is one of very few that follows the desires of the electorate from day to day. Due to its extensive data collection process, Rasmussen is one of the most followed and respected presidential tracking polls.
In 2008, Rasmussen’s poll just prior to the election matched the final results in the national election.
The primary source of this article is the Rasmussen Reports.