Poll: Romney ahead in WI in wake of recall vote
A look at latest election numbers
- Duration 4:15
- Date Jun 13, 2012
A look at latest election numbers
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The latest snapshot of the race for the White House is -- according to real clear politics.
President Obama edging governor Mitt Romney by less than two points in a nationwide average of all the major polls out there.
But according to brand new numbers Rasmussen dot com governor Romney is making a move any -- battleground -- the key battleground state of Wisconsin.
Following that recall election there.
Scott Rasmussen is an independent pollster and president of Rasmussen Reports dot com he's -- the author of the people's money -- got a lot was made of these.
Exit polls in Wisconsin what did you find.
Well right now one week after that Wisconsin recall governor Romney's at 47%.
President Obama at 44%.
Compared to a month ago Romney's -- a little bit -- -- but the real big story.
President Obama has lost five points -- sloping and support there.
Is there any reason for that wet -- would be more you know an explanation for why that happened.
What part of it is the president's job approval most voters in the state or disapprove of the way he's doing his job 44% strongly disapprove.
But I suspect -- like everywhere else the economy is the key issue what's really interesting here.
Wisconsin voters are actually a little more optimistic about the economy than people around the country.
Still only 27%.
Say their own finances are getting better 39%.
Say they're getting worse.
That's interesting we actually have at pulling what will bring up for summer viewers as you mentioned 27%.
Said that things are looking better for them but you have 39% -- worse 33% say about the same -- one -- bring that into another question that -- -- a big question for so many.
Dependence out there about how enthusiastic.
The American people are about this election like they really up for at this time is -- -- that like the mid terms is it not.
And this what you found -- you sit there is a choice between President Obama and governor Romney when looking at that choice is -- a choice -- excited about.
Or will you simply be voting for the lesser of two evil it's pretty interesting question in 58%.
Say this is a choice that they're actually going to be excited about.
That's right that's much higher than the national average only 34%.
-- say it's the lesser of two evils.
That's worth pointing out Jenna did people who say they're excited about the choice are more likely to vote for President Obama.
People who say it's the lesser of two evils more likely to go for governor Romney and this is also a pattern we're seeing around the country.
President Obama is the defining feature in this election.
For a lot of Republicans.
They're more and arrested removing Obama than they aren't supporting Romney.
Let's -- a little bit about half and what you've seen it again across a few different states as far as the enthusiasm Scott Scott does it voters overall what's your sense of that.
It will we talked to voters about how closely they're following the campaign which is a good measure of their intensity of interest.
Are Republicans far more excited about this election.
Older Americans following a far more closely than people under forty.
And white voters tend to follow more closely than minority voters some of this may change by the fall but every indication we have right now says that while Democrats are a little more excited about their candidates in the choice that they have.
Republicans are more interested in the campaign that will probably turn.
Develop into a turnout advantage for the GOP.
It'd be interesting to see what actually happens November right this fight to get your thoughts in general Scott's seeing a big step away from the numbers in -- -- these elections.
What strikes you most this week about some of the trends that you're seeing.
For this this election -- November 20 while.
What we're starting to see first of all is a growing belief that it's possible for President Obama to lose a couple of weeks ago -- national consensus was no -- no way.
The governor Romney can pull this off.
The second thing that we're seeing is the the impact of the economy the president's numbers have been slipping a little bit we had a bad jobs report a couple of weeks ago.
Consumer confidence is down a little bit and we can talk all day long about campaign strategy in speeches.
If the economy does not improve President Obama has a tough hill to climb to keep his job.
Contact the economy had against got nice to have you as always thank you so my thanks Jeff.