Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll’s Tuesday report on October 16, 2012 indicates GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney is still currently supported by 49% of voters throughout the United States and President Barack Obama is attracting 1% less in the past 24 hours as now 47% of America’s voters support him. Additionally, the daily tracking poll still reveals that 2% prefer some other candidate and 2% are yet undecided.
Romney 50% to Obama 46% in latest Gallup Poll
Obama leads in early voting according to Reuters/Ipsos poll
In a new poll, 48% of Americans believe the economy is getting worse, according to Rasmussen Reports.
Romney took the lead from President Obama after the first presidential debate two weeks ago and has held the lead by one or two percent since that event.
Since the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin’s U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday night, the change has been slight. The change in the Rasmussen daily report since the debate gave Romney a 1% increase in his percentage on Saturday.
The next debate is the second presidential debate which will be on Tuesday night when President Barack Obama and GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney square off in a town hall debate a 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Watching the swing states, Rasmussen’s polling puts Romney up by 2% also, Romney 49% to Obama’s 47%. Specifically, Florida is polled at 51% for Romney and 47% for Obama. Virginia is poled at 49% for Romney and 47% for Obama. In Ohio, Obama has a slight lead of 1% with 48% for Obama and 47% for Romney.
A new poll by Rasmussen also indicate that 51% of Americans believe the deadly attack of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, will harm Obama’s chances of getting reelected. Also, another new poll reveals that 56% of American consumers and investors believe the United States is in a recession.
Most media polls released regarding the vice presidential debate have given GOP vice presidential challenger Paul Ryan the edge but within the margin of error. Therefore, wide-spread media reports have said that the debate was basically “a draw”. A previous Rasmussen poll indicated that only 18% of voters consider the vice presidential debate to be of importance when voting.
New data on Saturday included the results which reveal that 43% of Romney’s supporters are certain they will vote for Romney while 41% of Obama’s supporters are certain they will vote for Obama.
The Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll has continually tracked the American voters’ preferences for the November 6 presidential election. Every day, the daily tracking poll is posted by 9:30 a.m. and includes a progressive history of the daily tracking poll results.
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.