Not only has the Barack Obama post DNC convention bounce disappeared, Obama now trails GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney by 3 points, 48% to 45% in the latest Rasmussen poll. Obama finds his lead “Slip, Sliding Away” in the wake of more bad jobs reports, an economy continuing to flounder and the Middle East is on fire as President Obama shows little leadership, but instead continues to do what he does best, be the Campaigner in Chief. As Americans ask themselves are they better off today than they were four years ago, they realize the answer is no.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
The recent numbers may have been impacted by a number of factors. Clearly, one is the fading of the president’s convention bounce. Last week, Scott Rasmussen anticipated this fade by noting that the conventions would have no lasting impact on the race.