The DNC Convention Bounce is Over, Rasmussen Has Romney Up by 1% over Obama … 50% Believe Romney Better for Economy
It would appear that the sugar high of the post Democrat Convention poll bounce is over. The most recent Rasmussen poll has Mitt Romney now up by 1% over Barack Obama, 47% to 46%. It would also seem that Romney has energized his base as Republicans are more motivated to vote for Romney than Democrats for Obama. Also, it what may be one of the most important indicators of the 2012 Presidential election, the likely American voters trust Romney over Obama with the economy 50% to 43%.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 46% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Romney has solidified the GOP vote and holds a 77-point lead among Republicans. That’s slightly larger than Obama’s 72-point advantage among Democrats.
When “leaners” are included, it’s Romney 49% and Obama 47%. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either candidate but express a preference for one of them in a follow-up question.