Latest Poll: Romney 49 – Obama 47
(The Rasmussen Reports) daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.
These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, today’s update is the first based entirely upon interviews conducted after the first presidential debate last Wednesday night.
The numbers reflect a modest debate bounce for Romney. See daily tracking history. As with all bounces, it remains to be seen whether it is a temporary blip or signals a lasting change in the race.
Scott Rasmussen’s weekly newspaper column notes that “incumbent presidents often struggle in the first debate and do better in the second. Ronald Reagan may be the greatest example of this.” Rasmussen wonders, “Does Obama have a comeback like that in him? We’ll find out on October 16.”
Forty-five percent (45%) of voters are “certain” they will vote for Romney and not change their mind before voting. Forty-three percent (43%) are certain they will vote for Obama. Platinum Members can still see the more detailed numbers along with demographic breakdowns, and additional information from the tracking poll on a daily basis.
Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the TARP bailouts, joins Scott Rasmussen on this weekend’s edition of What America Thinks . His experience as an outsider in Washington suggests that things in the nation’s capital are even worse than most people think. The nationally syndicated television show can be seen on more than 60 stations nationwide. In New York, it can be found on WLNY in New York at 10:30 on Sunday morning. In Phoenix, it’s on CBS5 this afternoon at 5 right before the local news. This weekend’s show also features a post-debate discussion of where things stand in Election 2012.
Post-debate state polls show Romney up one in Virginia, the president up one in Ohio and Romney up two in Florida. All three remain Toss-Ups in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Check out our review of last week’s key polls to see “What They Told Us.”
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