RCP Presidential Polls 2012: Latest Poll Data Average Shows Slim Obama Lead

By on Nov 3, 2012 in International, Politics, United States, World Comments

The latest Presidential polls average from Real Clear Politics (RCP) on Friday, November 2, 2012 showed that US President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are almost tied with less than a week before Election Day. The 2012 US Presidential elections will be on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama
Mitt Romney (L), Barack Obama (R)
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As of posting, the RCP national polling average has US President Obama with 47.5 percent and Romney at 47.2 percent with only five days remaining before Tuesday’s election. The presidential poll average covers the period from October 22 to November 1.

Latest Presidential Polls 2012
Latest Presidential Polls 2012
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Romney is reportedly trying to cut Obama‘s lead further as his team confirmed that the Republican nominee will be campaigning in Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 4.

On the other hand, Obama is reportedly banking on his government’s response after key states were badly hit by Hurricane Sandy.

A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted after Superstorm Sandy hit the US showed that about 78 percent of Americans surveyed were satisfied with the Obama administration’s handling of the crisis.

Political analysts said that New York mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s endorsement of the incumbent president also boosted his chances of retaining hold of the White House. Bloomberg explained that he supports the re-election bid of Obama because of “his support for policies to address climate change.”

Obama is reportedly holding three events in Ohio on Friday, November 2 and will visit several other swing states over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Gallup Daily tracking poll announced that it has suspended its 2012 presidential polls due to outages in several key US states.

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