Romney Rising: Rasmussen daily tracking poll has Romney up by 3

This is great news. Obama DNC bounce already flat with Romney rising. Rasmussen says it’s too early to tell if this has anything to do with Obama’s terrible foreign policy:

RASMUSSEN REPORTS – The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.

The recent numbers may have been impacted by a number of factors. Clearly, one is the fading of the president’s convention bounce. Last week, Scott Rasmussen anticipated this fade by noting that the conventions would have no lasting impact on the race.

Additionally, last week’s jobs report was disappointing. However, consumer confidence did not fall in the wake of that report. That may be due to the fact that the poor results were no surprise to consumers. Confidence also may have been impacted by the Fed decision to provide additional stimulus. That decision boosted both the stock market and investor confidence. Nearly half of all consumers are also investors.

Finally, it is way too early to evaluate the political impact, if any, from recent events in the Middle East. Today’s tracking data shows that despite the extensive news coverage of Arab attacks on U.S. embassies, only six percent (6%) of voters consider national security issues the most important during this election cycle. That’s little changed from five percent (5%) before the attacks began. Additionally, voters currently trust the president more than Romney on national security issues by a narrow 46% to 43% margin. That, too, is little changed following recent events.

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  • BostonBruin

    Listening to an awesome speech by Paul Ryan at the Values Voter Summit. Hopefully TRS can get it up later.

    On two separate occasions, he has been interrupted by hecklers who were escorted out while everyone else was chanting “USA! USA!” (similar to what happened during Sarah Palin’s speech earlier this year at CPAC).

    • to tears?

      • BostonBruin

        LOL! No, I moved my comment about Paul Ryan’s speech at the Values Voters conference to the Values Voters thread.

        • WordsFailMe

          You gonna be okay BB? lol

          • BostonBruin

            Actually, if you listen to Paul Ryan’s speech today, you might be moved to tears! He was awesome!

      • poljunkie

        Thats funny.

  • sDee

    The math seems to say that Romney can’t lose

    I cannot get out of my mind what a huge opportunity is being lost in the Romney timidness to attack Hussein Obama and his party of marxists…………….

    “””I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party” – when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.

    Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?

    Let our banner proclaim our belief in a free market as the greatest provider for the people.

    Let us explore ways to ward off socialism, not by increasing government’s coercive power, but by increasing participation by the people in the ownership of our industrial machine.

    It is time to reassert our principles and raise them to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way.”

    Five years later, Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Excellent post sdee… Excellent.

      A soda can shouldn’t lose to Obama… but here we are.

      I still see a viable 3rd party in 2016… the Constitution Party?

      • WordsFailMe

        Sober I like “American Constitution Party–ACP” for .45 obvious reasons.

        • 4Hoppes2

          Excellent double meaning!!

        • Sober_Thinking

          I’m with you on that… excellent!

      • ColoradoTim

        Nope. We won’t lose this November.

        It will be that Democrats that fracture. I foresee that the “stealth Commies” in their ranks will officially join the Communist USA party. The last greenies will go over to the Green Party, and the muslims will form a Muslim Brotherhood Party. The DNC will lose at least 15% of their traditional voting block after the fallout is over.

        Obama has been good for the RNC. The landslide that started in 2010 will continue again in November. I can’t wait.

        • Sober_Thinking

          All very plausible.

          I expect it’s over for him right now… he’s looking like too much of a lying, selfish arse now.

          I expect your hypothesis to pan out. And I too cannot wait.

        • jdelaney3

          For the good of the country, sure hope you’re right. But that combination of a glittering smile, arrogant self-assurance and amiable veneer is dangerously seductive to millions of fawning idiots. That said, history tells us that if an incumbent prez goes into the election with less than 50% electoral support, he will lose. Let’s hope history doesn’t fail us.

      • jdelaney3

        I’d like to see a coalition of Libertarian, Constitution and Conservative Party types coalesce under a Patriot Party banner. None of them can stand alone successfully.

        • Sober_Thinking

          I think that suggestion has merit. I agree with around 80% of what Libertarians believe. If they can reconcile the military angle, then we’d be even closer. As a veteran, I agree that we can be more efficient in the military… just reducing the Government’s red tape asmd influence would be a great start.

          Through in a heavy helping of the Tea Party and this would be a solid and the only sane political party out there in 2016.

          I hope we can come together and form a solid, unified, viable 3rd party. It’s this nation’s only hope.

    • BostonBruin

      I have to agree with this report and I recently came to the same conclusion. And this report does not mention that unemployment among blacks and young adults is much higher than the national average.

      Simply put, Obama has eroded away too much of his base of support. All it takes is for him to lose a percentage point or two of blacks, young adults, Jewish Americans and Catholics and he’ll be fired on November 6th.

      More importantly, I am beginning to see a number of conservatives (especially Palinistas) who were very anti-Romney get on board recently because of what happened at the DNC convention and now the chaos in the Middle East.

      • rjcylon

        I am a Palin supporter, and simultaneously was a Gingrich supporter. But Romney is the nominee, and I have no problem with him now. Even with all her justified attacks against the GOPe and her unfair treatment, what she has talked about more is that we absolutely CANNOT have a second term of Obama. Of course, I didn’t need her to tell me that. Anyone who supported her but is now lukewarm about Romney needs to have a major priority shift.

    • M_J_S

      Romney can’t lose, but why not POWER BOMB Obama? Why not utterly humiliate him in the electorate?

      My money is on 344 Romney.

      • sDee

        exactly – and as Reagan showed them all, it can be done with class and razor sharp wit.

        I just do not think that core conviction is in Romney. It is what it is. We’ll have elect him to see what is in him.

        • No we elect him and push him continually to the right.

  • Sober_Thinking

    This is encouraging. Polls really mean nothing… but it is encouraging.

    If America wasn’t a 50% moocher nation, this would and should more realistically be around 80-90% in favor of Romney – even though it is Romney (sorry, but he is still a right leaning moderate at best).

    If Romney was black, it would be nearly 100% in his favor. Sorry, but I can’t help digging up the fact that the Dems and liberals is so race-focused on everything… this would steal some of that thunder.

    • WordsFailMe

      I told Mrs. WFM, who very life hangs on the next poll, that I prefer the polls that show President Fouls Himself ahead because it encourages more of the unwashed, ignorant commies slime to stay in their hives on election day.

      • MiketheMarine

        Yep, I agree.

        Tell the misses, we’ve got this, no matter how it falls. The very best of them aren’t worthy of wiping the backside of the worst of us.

        • Sober_Thinking


      • Sober_Thinking

        Lol.. well-said.

        Yeah, I agree. Polls can be manipulated to psychologically affect the opposition…

        I hope the great unwashed stay home because Obama is a lying, incompetent dog.

  • WordsFailMe

    Paul RYan just commented that Obama has no intention to protect the weakest among us–those waiting to be born in America,

    I like it how Ryan and Romney are being still about the muslim scum creep crises. Let the boy Prince handle it without adding ideas, he like a ghetto burglar can steal.



    *with each sterilization

  • Nukeman60

    Those polls that showed Obama getting a bounce after his convention were taking most of the undecideds and putting them in the Obama column. They are now going back to undecided and Obama will continue to fall as this Middle East fiasco affects the voter sentiment.

    Swing state polls are starting to turn. I’m moving North Carolina from the swing state column to the Romney column, and Colorado is heading there, as well.

    The Lame Stream Media won’t be able to hide it for much longer. Time is getting shorter.

    • sDee

      If people would just look at the 2010 election in NC they would know what is coming. We elected the first Republican House and Senate in 100 years. If the Governor’s seat had been in play, we would have put an elephant in there too.

      The big risk in NC for the long run lies in the government employee unions, growing muslim influence and liberal cesspools around the big universities.

      • Nukeman60

        Between what’s happened in NY, like you mentioned, and reports that Illinois could be in play (a longshot, I know), is it any wonder that we feel confident to take the swing states? I’d like to see Romney take Ohio (and I think he will) but he doesn’t even need Ohio now, in spite of what Rove and all the pundits say.

        Colorado and North Carolina are polling in Romney’s favor by several points now. Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida, and Virginia are all easily in play. Those six will give Romney 273. Then Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan are all just icing on the cake.

        After that, even Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota,New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticutt could fall, if the swell is increased any in the next 50 days.

        And it will swell.

    • WordsFailMe

      One of our Right Scoop Brother re-christened the LSM as the KPM-‘Knee Pad Media” in honor of the lady from Virginia!

      • Nukeman60

        Yeah, I was going to use that, but wasn’t sure how many picked up on it. It’s in the lexicon now though, you can be sure of that. 🙂

      • sDee

        quite an alinskyite term, I might add

        • WordsFailMe

          Like Patton said to Rommel (in the movie), “I READ YOUR BOOK!”

  • sjmom

    With what is occurring in the Middle East I think the 6% number for those interested in national security will rise especially if things continue into October. I also believe with Obama’s snub of Israel more Jewish voters will move toward Romney. Numbers are trending badly for Obama and I don’t think they will improve because I don’t expect any thing to change domestically until after the election.

    I think we’re now going to see the polls swing more and more toward Romney. I know Ryan will win the VP debates and I pray Romney has the chutzpah to face the president and the American people as a leader who knows who he is and what he believes. If Mitt can do that we will have a new administration in DC next January.

  • Spartan4Palin

    I’m sitting here watching the pundits making these very ‘thoughtful’ observations about Romney’s presser the other day. It’s rather striking to watch some of them ‘supposedly’ on our side say that Romney made the wrong move? All I have to say about their reactions. You guys are on these shows because you were too dumb to have or create a WINNING campaign!!! For you to come out and give Romney advice is rather hilarious!

    Yes, I have been harsh on Romney in the past. Yes, I wish he would just take it to them. There is a time to be nice. This is NOT that time!!!

    And I realize I’m giving some advice. But I’m not paid to do this for a living like these schmucks!

    • sDee

      your advice is better

    • WordsFailMe

      I’d rather listen to you anytime!

  • Conservator1

    Have you seen the results of the new NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll in battleground states? The RINO, Joey Scarborough and friends acted like this was proof that Obama will win another 4 years. Yet this poll, like so many others are deliberately oversampling liberal Democrats – their model in these states actually projected a higher turnout for Obama in 2012 compare to 2008. Forget about the voters who turned out in 2010.

    This is the only way they can get demonstrate that their Messiah will be reelected, so please disregard them and have faith in your fellow Americans who will fire Obama.

    • WordsFailMe

      Hopefully, the high obama numbers will encourage more of the demo commies to stay home on bed Nov 6, with each other. Or a goat of their choosing!

    • LibLoather

      Good post. Joe Scarborough is a rectal polyp.

  • poljunkie

    I was just saying yesterday to my husband that we arent going to listen to any polls……. But seeing how Romney is ahead in this one, and its friday…and I really want to have a good weekend……..

    • PVG

      Selective poll watching……I like it. Works for me!

  • This is my post from another thread but it applies here because he could go way higher if he did this: “If I were Romney I would get Paul Ryan and hold a press conference and just blow my stack about this whole mess with the ME and the treatment of Netanyahu. It would electrify the electorate and tap into the energy, anger, and frustration people are feeling currently. We have dumped a lot of blood and treasure into the sh**hole known as the ME and it has been for naught.”

    • WordsFailMe

      Good idea!

    • sDee

      I like it. If Romney wants to be Mr Clean, then he should turn the predators loose. They are easy to find – the ones he did not invite to speak at the convention. 😉

    • PVG

      Mitt should meet with Bibi while he is here in the states, as good friends of course. That will REALLY get BO PO’d along with his lap dogs in the press.
      And then I woke up……..ah, well.

  • Well, although it’s nice to hear that Romney has a small edge on the national level, it’s still all about electoral votes, so if he doesn’t carry big states like Florida and Ohio, it’s going to be tough to win. I still think Romney will win, but he’s going to have to do real, real, well in the debates to seal the deal. And he should hit Obama with everything he has. The only way Romney is going to win is if he looks and sounds tough, and the best way to do that is by making Obama look foolish (which shouldn’t be that hard to do).

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Great news!!!

    My daughter sent me an email this morning with the following truism: “Re-electing obama is like backing-up the Titanic and hitting the iceberg a second time!”

    How true is that???????

    • OMG! That is such a good quote. HAHAHA!!! I can’t stop laughing. It describes everything Obama does so perfectly.

  • PhillyCon

    Let’s keep a look out for the polls in the next few days … to see if people are digesting the news out of the Middle East. Hopefully, the DNC propaganda would have faded and voters are dealing with the reality of a clueless Prez.

  • NHConservative0221

    Great to finallly see some good news in terms of polls but anyone who trusts obama more than Romney on national security should be locked up for stupidity!

  • hongryhawg

    Pay no attention to the polls. Other interests are at work. Business’s rise and fall on the polls. Big money is at stake folks. We don’t matter. PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE POLLS.

  • According to the fair and balanced network I watch, ALL the polls are not being truthfully reported. Romney is actually way ahead.

  • jdelaney3

    I’d love to know who these 46% are who trust Obama’s national security policy. Did they even understand the pollster’s question? D-U-M-B A-S-S-E-S all!! Talk about the clueless enemy within, America’s “useful idiots”. Wow!