Poll: Romney, Obama race as tight as ever
Scott Rasmussen looks at latest numbers
- Duration 4:15
- Date May 30, 2012
Scott Rasmussen looks at latest numbers
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Your inside America's election headquarters now the inside track to the 2012 campaign.
So now the governor Mitt Romney has enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination.
Let's see where he stands in a head to head race against President Obama.
Over it real clear politics today -- average of the polling shows President Obama Obama slightly ahead of governor Romney.
45 point 9% to 43 point six.
Scott Rasmussen is an independent pollster president of Rasmussen Reports dot com he joins us now with some new polls of his own.
These are hot off the presses Scott I know that we have said this is a tight race and your daily tracking poll proves it.
Sure does as of this morning it's 45%.
For Obama 45%.
John if you look back over the last sixteen days or Romney's been up by a pointer to seven times Obama's been up by a quarter to seven times and they've been tied twice.
It doesn't really get any closer.
US to uninteresting question of voters this time around you -- star Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a best two people to be running for president.
Said yes clearly there is that dissatisfaction.
In both parties with this slate of candidates.
Well there is this a little bit like asking you your own representative in congress the best person for the job only about one out of four Americans say yes.
But perhaps a better way to think that is if we -- back in January.
Are the New York Giants and the New England Patriots the best two teams to be in the Super Bowl giants fans and patriots fans we've been -- that absolutely.
But Packers fans and ravens fans and lots of others -- said no but we have to pick somebody to root for.
And that's the way most people are in America right now they have to make a choice.
You also -- new President Obama and Mitt Romney agree on just about everything agree on most important issues.
Disagree on most important -- -- disagree on just about everything.
2% think they agree on about everything I'm not sure those 2% of the people should be voting what do you think Scott.
Well there's always people -- election who say you know there's Romney guy is so bad it's just the same as voting for Obama or my gosh how can they call Obama liberally just like -- that comes up and every election.
But even though people don't think these are the ideal candidates eight out of ten are saying there are differences.
On important issues or perhaps on all issues between the candidates.
In broadly speaking -- the divide is the Barack Obama tends to put more emphasis.
On the government's role in the economy Mitt Romney puts more emphasis on private sector rolls.
And that's where the election will be decided we know that at the moment Romney has the edge when it comes to economic issues.
President Obama is hoping the economy itself will improve before October and turn that around.
Yeah because right now off 49%.
Of those people you surveyed approve of the job President Obama is doing 49 -- disapprove.
Every way that we can measure this race it is very close 48%.
Tell us they tend to agree with Mitt Romney on most issues 46%.
Say the same thing about President Obama.
There is not a polling question or an issue or -- demographic analysis today it says.
This race is going to be a -- a lot now could change -- again the focus whether it's the president's job approval or anything else will come back to that issue of the economy.
The thing that that interest me Scott is I mean voters have had three and a half years to get to know President Obama.
If at this point in the campaign Mitt Romney is roughly tied with the president.
It would seem like Mitt Romney has more room on the upside or or do I have that wrong -- you just have you know an equal distance that he might fall.
Well there it could go in either direction and probably a little more upside potential he he probably has a higher ceiling than Barack Obama does at this point in time.
But we make a mistake if we think it's an equal choice between Obama and Romney the first question voters to re asking is does Barack Obama deserve four more years.
The election will be primarily a referendum on him rather than -- an analysis of Mitt Romney and Scott Rasmussen from Rasmussen Reports thank you -- Thank you John.