Sunday, November 4, 2012
Three leading online vote-counters show a close race between Obama and Romney.
With all three presidential debates over and Election Day 2012 on Tuesday, the presidential electoral vote situation is still up in the air. Two leading vote-tracking maps -- by USA TODAY and The Washington Post -- report that neither President Barack Obama nor GOP nominee Mitt Romney can claim the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the election -- based on so-called committed states. How do you think the election will shake out? Will it be deadlocked like in 2000? Tell us in the comments below. A vote tracking map by the Huffington Post gives Obama 277 electoral votes -- down from more than 300 in a posting in September, before the debates. A candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. If a candidate receives the…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here are the latest Gallop poll results on the race between Obama and Romney.
If history is to repeat itself, then the voters that put President Barack Obama in the White House are likely to be the ones who will keep him there for another four years. According to the latest Gallop poll, the "2012 electorate looks like 2008 ... the key elements of President Obama's electoral coalition, such as racial minorities, women, young adults, and postgraduates will likely turn out at rates similar to those in 2008." The number of non-white voters has risen due to the growth of that segment of the population over the past decade. Gallop reports that "the percentage of non-white voters, now 20 percent, has risen significantly since 2004 (15 percent). The report says the outcome of the election may "hinge more on how groups vote …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
With the margins changing from hour-to-hour, day-to-day and from state-to-state, will pre-election polls affect the way you vote?
Are you tracking the polls? With changes in percentages and leads from day-to-day, it's hard to keep up with the significance of the numbers game. According to Examiner.com the Oct. 11 Gallup Poll showed President Obama’s national approval rating at 50%. Should be an easy win, right? That same poll, however, reflected a Romney lead of 1% (48% to 47%) among likely voters in Ohio, but President Obama ahead by 2% (48% to 46%) among registered voters. On the morning of Oct. 11, Rasmussen Reports showed President Obama lead of 1% (48% to 47%) over Romney. After the Vice Presidential debate, Rasmussen Reports released its daily presidential poll numbers, which show Mitt Romney with support from 48% of voters, and President Obama at 47%. …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Polls show momentum is now with Gov. Mitt Romney, but will it swing back in the President's favor in time for the election?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Just three weeks ago, Gov. Mitt Romney was trailing in the polls and President Barack Obama looked all but set for a second term – or so many of the political pundits thought. On Sept. 20, The New York Times reported that Romney “faced a daunting task,” if he hoped to win the presidency. But then came the first debate and things look a little different now. After new polls released on Oct. 9, Romney had pulled ahead in the RealClearPolitics average at 47.6 to 46.1 and Politico was the only one of the traditional polls that gave Obama a lead at 48 to 49. Gallup had them tied at 48 each, but the Fox News Poll had Romney ahead at 46 to 45. Rasmussen also had Romney ahead at 48 to 47 and Pew Research had the strongest lead for Romney at 49 to …