Rasmussen Presidential Polls 2012: Mitt Romney leads by 2% over President Obama, same result in Ohio

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Updated: October 31, 2012 11:40 p.m.

Read Rasmussen Presidential Polls 2012: Mitt Romney maintains lead of 2% over President Obama

Rasmussen Reports released its latest presidential polls for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and showed that Mitt Romney still is ahead of President Barack Obama by 2%. This is the same result for last Monday’s survey and for the Electoral College votes in Ohio, 50% to 48%.

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Mitt Romney (left) and President Barack Obama
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According to a post at RasmussenReports.com this Tuesday morning, Mitt Romney has attracted 49% of likely voters across the US, while President Obama had 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) remain undecided. Last Sunday, Romney‘s lead was 3 percent.

As noted in the report, Romney received fifty-one percent (51%) of the likely voters having favorable opinion and Obama had forty-eight percent (48%). The 65-year old former Massachusetts governor is also leading by 6% over the president in terms of the voters’ trust on the economy, 51% to 45%.

Meanwhile, 67% of the voters are reportedly excited about the choice in the coming presidential election, and 77% of Republicans said they are excited on the election result, as compared to only 75% of the Democrats. Twenty-nine percent (29%) said they observe it as the choice between the lesser of two evils.

In addition, Rasmussen Reports noted that forty-eight percent (48%) of voters now said they think President Obama will win the election again, but it is first time the data have been below 50% in the entire year of their survey. On the other hand, forty-one percent (41%) said they believe that Mitt Romney will win.

For the likely Ohio voters, the Rasmussen Reports telephone survey as of Monday, October 29 revealed that Romney had a 50% support while President Obama only had 48%. One percent (1%) said they prefer other candidates, while another one percent (1%) remains undecided.

Apparently, Gallup announced on Monday that they will be temporarily suspending their tracking of presidential polls due to the effect of Hurricane Sandy, and has not released results for Tuesday, October 30. Nevertheless, their latest presidential polls (October 22-28) show that Obama and Romney are tied at 48 percent.

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