Romney 50 – Obama 47
(Rasmussen Reports) daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) remain undecided. See daily tracking history.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Romney and 48% say the same of Obama.
By a 51% to 45% margin, voters trust Romney more than Obama on the economy.
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters are excited about the choice between the candidates. Twenty-nine percent (29%) see it as the choice between the lesser of two evils. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans are excited about the choice along with 75% of Democrats. Among those not affiliated with either major party, however, just 38% are excited.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters now think President Obama will win. That’s the first time it’s fallen below 50% all year. Forty-one percent (41%) believe Romney will win.
Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
NOTE: Rasmussen Reports is based in Asbury Park, New Jersey and we were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. We are operating on battery power and have limited access to the Internet. However, our survey interview calls are placed from a different location, so data gathering was able to continue. Today, we will release only data from the Presidential Tracking Poll. We hope to resume a more complete schedule tomorrow.
For most of the year, Rasmussen Reports has conducted 500 survey interviews per night and reported the results on a three-day rolling average basis. For the final week of the campaign, we will conduct 1,000 survey interviews per night.
In the Florida Senate race, Republican Congressman Connie Mack has pulled within three points of incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. That shifts the race from Leans Democrat to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. In addition to Florida, Rasmussen Reports currently rates five other Senate races as Toss-Ups: Connecticut, Montana, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Weather permitting, new data will be released on the Connecticut Senate race and the Montana Senate race later today. At least one of those races will move out of the Toss-Up column.
Democrat Elizabeth Warren has a five-point advantage over Senator Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race.
In the battle for the White House, the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College projections now show the president with 237 Electoral Votes and Romney 206. The magic number needed to win the White House is 270. Eight states with 95 Electoral College votes remain Toss-ups: Colorado, Florida,Iowa,Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. New data for Ohio will be released later today.
Scott Rasmussen suggests in his weekly newspaper column that Wisconsin May Be the New Ohio this year. If Mitt Romney loses Ohio, he would have to win Wisconsin in order to move into the White House. That’s why all the presidential and vice-presidential candidates have visited the state in recent days.
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