BULLETIN: In a stunning reversal, the Rasmussen daily tracker now shows President Obama two points ahead of Romney, a gain of three for the president in one day.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows President Obama attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 50% and Romney 47%. Leaners are those who are initially uncommitted to the two leading candidates but lean towards one of them when asked a follow-up question.
A president’s job approval rating is one of the best indicators for assessing his chances of reelection. Typically, the president’s job approval rating on Election Day will be close to the share of the vote he receives. Currently, 51% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) at least somewhat disapprove.
COMMENT: It's only a day, but it's not good. It comes after the release of that Romney tape, reinforcing the mainstream media line that Romney is sub-par, and not ready to be president.
We are approaching the end of September, and Romney makes no progress. He doesn't even seem to be campaigning very hard.
September 20, 2012