Fun fact of the day: July 27, 2008 Obama leads McCain 49% to 44% – 2012 Romney leads Obama with exact same numbers
Today (July 27, 2012), Mitt Romney needs Obama 49% to 44% in Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll. This is Romney’s largest lead in a daily tracking poll in over a month. But why is this significant? It’s because on this same day in 2008 Barack Hussein Obama lead John McCain by the exact same margin with the exact same totals: 49% to 44%. The poll also finds Romney ahead of Obama 49% to 43% on who is better to handle the economy. It’s unlikely that the economy is going to get any better between now and the end of the year. In fact, today’s miserable numbers of 1.5% GDP for the second quarter indicates economic conditions getting worse, not better. I guess no one cares about the media driven story about Romney’s ‘missteps” in England huh?
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
The numbers are similar to the 49% to 43% advantage Romney enjoys on the question of who is trusted more to handle the economy.
Seventy percent (70%) of voters see Obama as politically liberal, while 67% see Romney as a conservative. However, the president is seen as more extreme ideologically. Forty-three percent (43%) see him as Very Liberal, while just 24% believe Romney is Very Conservative. Most voters are either politically Moderate or Somewhat Conservative. Sixty-two percent (62%) place Romney in that group while just 25% say the same for Obama.