Posted Mar 30, 2012 at 12:25 AM by Maurice Berger
A poll from ABC News-Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney now trails President Obama by 19% in popularity.
Just 34% hold a favorable opinion of Romney as compared to 53% for
Obama. In the poll, Romney's 50% unfavorable score is higher than
Obama ever has received.
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at 1:48 AM by Maurice Berger
A just released Franklin & Marshall poll in Pennsylvania reports that Rick 's once healthy lead in his
home state over Mitt Romney, has diminished to a few percentage points, 30% to 28%.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at 1:35 AM by Maurice Berger
In another sign that President Obama may have the edge in his reelection effort this fall, a new survey by Economist/YouGov reports that the President leads Mitt Romney among women by a considerable +17 points, 55% to 38%. Still, Romney edges Obama among men by 45% to 43%--a number not sufficient enough for the Republican to overtake Obama's lead among women.
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at 2:40 AM by Maurice Berger
A poll by Rasmussen in Wisconsin finds Mitt Romney with a huge lead over Rick
Santorum in the 3 April Republican presidential primary, 46% to 33%, followed by
Ron Paul at 8% and Newt Gingrich at 7%.
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at 12:35 AM by Maurice Berger
A poll by USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times in California reports that Mitt Romney holds a whopping +19% lead over Rick Santorum in the GOP
presidential race, at 42% to 23%, followed by Newt Gingrich at 12% and Ron
Paul at 10%.
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at 1:25 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Rasmussen in Louisiana reports that Rick Santorum now hold a sizable lead over Mitt Romney in tomorrow's primary, 43% to 31%, followed by Newt Gingrich at 16% and Ron Paul at 5%.
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at 1:30 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Quinnipiac reports that GOP Virginia Gov. Bob
McDonnell's approval rating now stands at 53% to 32%--a drop of 13 points in his approval number since last month. Political Wire notes that "the
change is almost entirely the result of a shift by women that occurred
during the state legislature's debate over a new law that
requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound examination."
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at 1:20 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Gallup, "26% of Americans are now satisfied with the way things
are going in the country, up from 22% in February and 18% in January.
Satisfaction has not been this high since last May when it previously
hit 26% -- buoyed by the death of Osama bin Laden -- and before that, April 2010 when it was 27%." While this number is still low, it suggest relative, nd perhaps politically valuable, improvement for the President's reelection effort. Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at 1:46 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Gallup, "Republican voters who prefer Newt Gingrich for the party's 2012
presidential nomination are as likely to name Mitt Romney as their
second choice as they are to name Rick Santorum, suggesting the race
would not tilt in Santorum's favor if Gingrich dropped out." Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at 1:26 AM by Maurice Berger
Two Polls suggest a Romney victory in tomorrow's Illinois primary. We Ask America reports that Romney leads the race with 37%,
followed by Rick Santorum at 31%, Newt Gingrich at 14% and Ron Paul at
8%. Rasmussen shows a wider advantage for Romney, who leads with 41%, followed by Santorum at 32%, Gingrich at 14% and Paul at 7%.
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM by Maurice Berger
In the state with the second biggest pool of GOP delegates--Texas--the momentum appears to be shifting away from Mitt Romney. A newly released Wilson Perkins Allen survey reports that Rick Santorum now leads the 29 May Republican presidential contest with 35%, followed by Mitt Romney at 27%, Newt Gingrich at 20% and Ron
Paul at 8%.
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM by Maurice Berger
In an important indicator for the President--since, as PollTrack note, perception plays a big role in politics--a new Pew Research survey reports that 59% of American voters say that President Obama is likely to be re-elected if his opponent is Mitt Romney; between Obama and Rick Santorum, 68% anticipate an Obama victory.
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at 3:02 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Rasmussen, "President Obama now holds a modest lead over Mitt Romney . . . in combined polling of key swing states Florida, North
Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. The numbers mark a shift from late February when Obama was tied in the four states. Obama is now ahead of the former Massachusetts governor 46% to 42%. 6% prefer some other candidate in this matchup, and 6% are undecided."
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM by Maurice Berger
Two new polls suggest conflicting outcomes in Mississippi's upcoming GOP primary: a poll by American Research Group shows Newt Gingrich leading the Republican presidential
primary with 35%, followed by Mitt Romney at 31%, Rick Santorum at 20%,
and Ron Paul at 7%. But Rasmussen repoorts a different result, with Romney leading at 35%, Santorum and Gingrich both at 27% and Paul way back at 6%.
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM by Maurice Berger
A survey by Alabama State University reports that Newt Gingrich has jumped into the lead in Alabama's GOP presidential
race with 21%, followed by Mitt Romney at 20% and Rick Santorum at 17%. Another, earlier, poll by Rasmussen shows a much closer race, with Newt
Gingrich at 30%, followed by Rick Santorum at 29%,
Mitt Romney at 28% and Ron Paul at 7%.
Posted Mar 09, 2012 at 3:18 AM by Maurice Berger
A new national Fox News Latino poll of likely Latino voters reports that "73% approve of Obama’s performance in office, with over half those
questioned looking favorably upon his handling of the healthcare debate
and the economy, at 66% and 58% respectively. . . . the poll shows that the overwhelming choice among likely Latino
voters is President Obama. In head-to-head match-ups none of the GOP
candidates would garner more than 14 percent of the Latino vote come
November." If these numbers can be sustained, PollTrack believes that it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for a GOP candidate to make up the difference. The poll is very good news for the President's reelection effort and a warning to Republicans.
Posted Mar 07, 2012 at 9:01 AM by Maurice Berger
A survey in Maine by Public Policy Polling reports that there is a strong probability that voters in the state are likely to reverse their 2009 decision and
legalize gay marriage in this fall: 54% say gay
marriage should be legal; only 41% who think it should be illegal. According to the poll, "Republicans' opinions are pretty much the same as they
were in 2009. But Democrats' support for gay marriage has increased
slightly, from 71% to 78%. And more importantly independents have gone
from voting against gay marriage 52/46 three years ago to now supporting
it by a 57/36 margin."
Posted Mar 05, 2012 at 1:29 AM by Maurice Berger
Here are polling updates from PollTrack on the upcoming GOP primary and causes race for tomorrow's Super Tuesday sweep.
Georgia: Landmark/Rosetta Stone shows a possible Newt Gingrich romp in the state, with the former house speaker way ahead of the GOP
presidential field in his home state with 42%, followed by Mitt Romney
at 22%, Rick Santorum at 16% and Ron Paul at 5%. Interestingly, YouGov show a much closer race, with Gingrich at 32%, followed by Romney at 27%, Santorum at 17% and Paul at 10%
Massachusetts: According to YouGov, it's a Romney romp in the former governor's home state. Romney leads with 56%, followed by Santorum at 16%, Gingrich at 5% and Paul at 5%.
Ohio: In the all important--and perhaps make or break race for Rick Santorum--in Ohio, a survey by NBC News/Marist reports that Santorum is just ahead of Romney among GOP primary
voters, 34% to 32%, followed by Newt Gingrich at 15% and Ron Paul at
Oklahoma: American Research Group reports that Santorum leads the GOP presidential field in
next week's primary with 37%, followed by Mitt Romney at 26%, Newt
Gingrich at 22%, and Ron Paul at 9%.
Tennessee: Rasmussen survey finds Santorum just ahead of Romney, 34% to 30%, with Newt Gingrich at 18% and Ron Paul at 8%. Similarly, American Research Group shows Santorum leading Romney, 35% to 31%, with Gingrich at 20% and Paul at 9%.
Posted Mar 02, 2012 at 2:19 AM by Maurice Berger
Despite Gov. Christie's veto of a bill that would have made same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey, a new poll by Quinnipiac shows support in the state for gay marriage has climbed to an all-time high, 57% to 37%, a whopping +20% margin.
Posted Mar 01, 2012 at 1:01 AM by Maurice Berger
A survey by Vanderbilt University in Tennessee reports that Rick Santorum lead the GOP presidential
primary by a significant +16% margin over Mitt Romney, 33% to 17%,
followed by Ron Paul at 13% and Newt
Gingrich at 10%.