New poll puts President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney
President reversing his fortunes?
- Duration 3:03
- Date May 2, 2012
President reversing his fortunes?
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Fox News alert now -- brand new poll putting President Obama three points ahead.
Of Mitt Romney the Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll showing President Obama.
Getting 47% of the vote now Romney getting 44% now you may know we reported a week ago Mitt Romney was five points ahead with 49.
To the president's 44 independent pollster Scott Rasmussen -- president of Rasmussen Reports and he joins us now.
And they want it all of this -- that I've read those Scott is that.
Even the -- talk back and forth it's still been very tight.
Absolutely in fact if you go back -- the last seven weeks of our tracking poll.
Every single day president Obama's support has been within two points of the 45% mark.
And every single day Mitt Romney has been within three points of -- 46%.
That means of virtual tossup and yes the numbers will bounce around a bit from day today -- -- -- about 10% who.
Won't commit to either candidate at this point in time they're not impressed what their options and sooner or later they're likely to decide between who they think is the lesser of two evils.
But this race as we sit here today very very close.
All right let's take another look at something else that you found out and your polling and it's interesting because if your house are rated -- be considered underwater.
Be approved 49% those who disapprove of the president's job approval rating.
50% so he has far more people disapproving but when you press ahead.
I think it's also interesting Scott tell us about the issue you took a -- of those who strongly approve and strongly disapprove.
Yet we -- -- every single night in the number who strongly disapprove of consistently -- the strong approval from the earliest days of the Obama administration really immediately after the honeymoon phase.
In the mid terms that was very significant because of fuel large turnout for the Republicans.
However in a general election campaign.
The most significant number is the president's job approval.
If his job approvals at 49% on Election Day like it is now he's likely to get 484950%.
Of the vote.
Which means he has a good chance of keeping his job if his job approval moves up a little bit he's almost certain to be reelected and if it moves down well then he would be an underdog.
And no way to tell okay -- quickly the recession.
You know no matter what we talk about foreign policy anything going on in Afghanistan it comes back to the numbers people say they generally vote with their pocketbooks this is very telling.
Of people in this latest -- -- believe that we're still in an economic recession.
That's right and affect every night for the past four years of majority of Americans -- believe were in recession.
Today's numbers are less pessimistic than they were a year ago in two years ago.
But they're more pessimistic than they were earlier in 20121.
Area of big concern.
29% of workers the people who have a job right now are worried about losing it in the near future.
That is the highest level of concern in six months.
It's you know that means you're not gonna spend money you're not gonna buy houses cars on and so forth if you don't have that comfort zone of knowing you'll be working.
Scott always good to see you thank you thank you.