Presidential polls: Mitt Romney leads over President Obama by 3%, two surveys say

By on Oct 27, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Updated: October 28, 2012 1:45 a.m.

Read Rasmussen Presidential Polls 2012: Mitt Romney now leads over President Obama by 4%, tied at Wisconsin

The latest presidential polls from two trusted surveys showed that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is leading by 3% over President Barack Obama, as announced on Friday, October 26, 2012. The first surveys was conducted after the third and final presidential debate between Obama and Romney.

According to Rasmussen Reports, an independent American polling company which conducts presidential polls on a daily basis, their survey on Friday shows that Romney had 50% of voters across the US, while Obama had only 47%. One percent chooses other candidates, and two percent are undecided.

As noted in the report, this is the fourth consecutive day that Mitt Romney has been at the 50% level of support, and has 3 or 4 points advantage over President Obama each of those days, from Monday, October 23, to Friday, October 26, with the results being updated daily at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Rasmussen Reports noted that their continuous tracking of presidential polls is being conducted via nightly telephone interviews and is being reported on a three-day rolling average basis, adding that Obama had 49% and Romney had 47% after the first debate, while it was a 49%-$47% after the two other debates, in favor of the Republican candidate.

On the other hand, Washington Post-ABC News presidential polls also resulted to Romney winning over Obama by 3%, which was conducted from Sunday, October 21, to Wednesday, October 24, which means it covers the dates before and after the final presidential debate, held on Monday, October 22.

“The three-point edge gives Romney his first apparent — but not statistically significant — advantage in the national popular vote. The challenger has a clear nine-point lead when it comes to whom voters trust to handle the economy, which has long been the central issue of the contest.” A statement reads at WashingtonPost.com on Friday.

The Washington Post, which recently announced their endorsement for Obama, noted that it is the first time for Mitt Romney to have 50 percent of likely voters in the campaign, and that it is the president’s lowest tally since before the national party conventions.


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