Oct 18, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from Big Government: America’s two top pollsters, Gallup and Rasmussen, both increased Romney’s lead over Obama in the wake of the second presidential debate. With a one-third post-debate sample, today’s Rasmussen has Romney up 49-47% and Gallup’s 7-day tracker has Romney up 52-45%. Romney gained a point in both.
Most everyone was expecting Gallup to tighten today, including me. And you just know the Democrats and the media prayed to Gaia for a little movement their way.
Excerpted from The Hill: Mitt Romney has a 7-point lead over President Obama among likely voters, according to Gallup’s latest daily tracking poll.
Romney takes 52 percent support to 45 percent for Obama, and also leads 48 percent to 47 among registered voters.
The survey is a rolling seven-day average through Oct. 17, so it includes one day of polling data since Tuesday night’s debate in New York state.
Gallup only began tracking likely voters earlier this month. The 7-point margin is Romney’s biggest lead yet in the survey and comes less than three weeks before the election.
Democrats are hopeful Obama’s forceful performance in the debate earlier this week will be enough to blunt Romney’s momentum.