The Rasmussen and Reuters/Ipsos surveys showed Obama with a lead. In the Rasmussen tracking poll, a three-day average which has tended to show better results for Romney, Obama led 46%-44% among likely voters surveyed, up from a 1-point deficit on Friday and a six-point swing upward since the Republican convention.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen noted that for the first time in his survey, Democrats were now following the campaign as closely as Republican voters, a measure that often predicts turnout.In the Reuters/Ipsos poll Obama led Romney among likely voters by 47%-44%, up a point from Friday’s three-point lead.
Since Romney scored no upgrade after the RNC, Obama’s lift as of Friday is an interesting factor.
- Polls detect signs of bounce for Obama (upi.com)
- Obama takes slim post-convention lead over Romney: Reuters/Ipsos poll (news.terra.com)
- Obama widens lead over Romney in poll (marketwatch.com)
- Poll: Obama opens up four-point lead on Romney nationally (thehill.com)
- Obama widens lead over Romney despite jobs data: Reuters/Ipsos poll (news.terra.com)
Latest weekly update shows more competitive contest
Are things looking up for the Dems? It’s been so dismal in the polls lately. But this new Gallup that they put out lately shows a small, but interesting change. While there is still a factor of Republicans being more excited about getting out and voting than Democrats, this could be enough of a change to cut down on the takeover of Congress by the Right.
- Gallup Poll: Republicans Democrats Now tied 46% in Generic Congress Ballot (themoderatevoice.com)
- Dems close gap to tie GOP in Gallup’s generic ballot poll (thehill.com)
- Parties Tied in Generic Ballot (politicalwire.com)