Poll: Romney Up 7 Points Over Obama
As CBS News notes, Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s first debate “bounce” seems to be continuing:
The latest national poll shows Mitt Romney with the largest lead over President Obama this campaign based on Gallup’s polling. In Gallup’s Daily Tracking poll out Thursday, Romney leads the president by 7 points, with Romney obtaining 52 percent support of likely voters to Mr. Obama’s 45 percent.
The results continue the latest trend shown in Gallup’s polling – Romney gaining an advantage in a race that has been consistently close. Just four days ago the same poll showed Romney leading by just 2 points, which is within the margin of error.
The tracking poll obtains its average through interviews with 2,700 people over seven days. All of the respondents were asked after the first presidential debate, where, by most accounts, the president performed poorly, but only some were interviewed after the second debate where Mr. Obama had a much stronger showing.
While the latest Gallup poll shows a positive trend for Romney, a separate Gallup Poll reveals that the president’s job approval rating is not suffering.
Today PPP is releasing the first results from the daily tracking poll it will be running for the rest of the election, sponsored by Americans United for Change. It will be based on a three day rolling average, with 400 interviews conducted each day.
Based on interviews completed between Monday and Wednesday Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are all tied up at 48%. This represents some improvement for Obama compared to PPP’s last national survey, conducted last weekend for Daily Kos and SEIU, which found Romney up 50/46.
Obama is up 51/45 with women, 62/34 with Hispanics, 87/8 with African Americans, and 57/38 with young voters. Romney is ahead 50/45 with men, 46/41 with independents, 58/38 with whites, and 53/43 with seniors.
Voters narrowly disapprove of Obama’s job performance, with 46% of voters giving him good marks to 50% unhappy with how he’s doing. That’s actually up a little bit from a 44/53 spread over the weekend though. Americans are split right down the middle in their assessments of Romney- 47% see him favorably and 47% unfavorably. That’s down from a 49/45 spread on last weekend’s survey.
Good news for Romney in poll averages:
Real Clear Politics: