Rasmussen Presidential Polls 2012: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney now tied at 48%, as Election Day goes nearer

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

Updated: November 3, 2012 11:45 p.m.

Read Rasmussen Presidential Polls 2012: President Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 48%, 49% each in Ohio

Rasmussen Reports released its latest presidential polls for Friday, November 2, 2012 and showed that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are now tied at 48% each, after Romney maintained a 2% lead over Obama in the past few days, now with only four days before the US presidential election.

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Mitt Romney (left) and President Barack Obama
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According to a post by the Rasmussen Reports this Friday morning, both presidential candidates now have attracted 48% each of likely voters across the US. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, while three percent (3%) remain undecided. Romney was leading by 3 percent last week.

“Election 2012 has had few surprises. So it’s somewhat surprising that heading into the final weekend of the election season, we are unable to confidently project who is likely to win the White House.” Scott Rasmussen wrote on his column at RasmussenReports.com this Friday.

“All year long, the economy has been the number one issue of the campaign. That hasn’t changed. While Mitt Romney has a slight advantage when it comes to handling the economy, neither candidate has really convinced voters that they know what the nation needs.” Rasmussen added.

As of this writing, President Barack Obama has 237 Electoral College votes, as compared to 206 of Mitt Romney. Eight states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, which have a total of 95 Electoral College votes, are being expected to determine the winner.

As noted by Mr. Rasmussen, both Florida and Virginia are two must-win states for Romney. But if Obama wins in either of the two, he has a great edge to win his second term; which means the 65-year old former Massachusetts governor should win in Wisconsin or Ohio, where the auto bailout issue is going against him.

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