Poll: Statistical tie for Romney, Obama
A look at latest race numbers
- Duration 2:50
- Date May 16, 2012
A look at latest race numbers
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This just in Mitt Romney -- a razor thin lead over President Obama in the latest Rasmussen poll.
The daily tracking poll finds 47% of voters favor Mitt Romney President Obama one point behind him in effect it's a tie.
Independent pollster Scott Rasmussen is the president of Rasmussen Reports dot com because of the margin of error it really is a tie it's too close to call this point right Scott.
Absolutely especially with six months ago before Election Day.
Well we have noticed is in the last week and a half Mitt Romney has been doing consistently a little better than he was before hand.
That jobs report we go Friday clearly -- had some can raise some concerns about the economy and I think that is helping Romney's cause.
It was a week ago yesterday that the state of North Carolina voted to.
Ban gay marriage the very next day the president of the United States come out comes out and says he thinks gay marriage is okay.
The voters of North Carolina -- -- well what do they think about this race -- of Democratic Convention is going to be held there.
It doesn't look so good for the president right now -- that -- Right.
Now Mitt Romney's ahead 51%.
That's a big improvement for Romney from a month ago it's worth noting.
The president's numbers did not go down his support stayed steady.
But Mitt Romney support gained five points the most worrisome number in the North Carolina polling for the White House.
Is that 18% of Democrats nearly one out of five North Carolina Democrats says they're prepared to vote for Mitt Romney.
The president won North Carolina last time around it's one of the states he is hoping to keep in his column this time and he can't afford to lose.
Many of the states that he won last time.
Not North Carolina is one of the states we identified as the core for Mitt Romney really needs to win at least three -- the four if he wants to win the White House's North Carolina.
Virginia Ohio and Florida.
North Carolina was always the toughest -- -- -- -- hang onto because he won it by about a quarter percentage.
Point Mitt Romney has taken quite a beating in the Republican primary to this point.
It seems to have gotten better form lately since most of his well since all of -- competitors.
Have have dropped away is that part of the reason that you're seeing this upward spiral for him.
Yes we're Republicans are consolidating and supporting around Mitt Romney but there's.
A bigger reason to and that is that during -- Republican primary.
All the focus all the talk was about Mitt Romney why can't he wrap this up what are we -- what are his issues.
Now it's a referendum on the president and the focus -- on the president's job and what has he done in the last few years in for Mitt Romney that's a much easier position to be it.
Scott Rasmussen is the president of Rasmussen Reports out -- that daily tracking poll.
Thanks for breaking news with a Scott thank you.