Rasmussen Tracking Poll Puts Romney Up 5, Santorum Up 1 Over Obama

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santorum-romneyRasmussen’s daily tracking poll has good news for Republicans, and two of the Republican candidates. The ongoing daily survey of 500 likely voters shows Barack Obama’s job approval at 44/54, the lowest since the end of December in this series, and both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have leads in head-to-head matchups: Looking at Tuesday’s upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney will be the party’s nominee.

With the perception growing that he will be the GOP nominee, Romney leads President Obama by five points in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. Today’s numbers show Romney at 48%, Obama at 43%. That’s Romney’s largest lead since December. If Santorum is the Republican nominee, he is up by one point over the president, 46% to 45%. This is the second time since polling began in 2011 that Santorum has had a slight lead over Obama. Romney is the only other candidate to lead the president more than one time in the polls.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. RCP Average

    2/16 – 3/9

    48.8

    45.0

    Obama +3.8

    Rasmussen Tracking

    3/7 – 3/9

    1500 LV

    43

    48

    Romney +5

    NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl

    2/29 – 3/3

    RV

    50

    44

    Obama +6

    Politico/GWU/Battleground

    2/19 – 2/22

    1000 LV

    53

    43

    Obama +10

    USA Today/Gallup

    2/20 – 2/21

    881 RV

    47

    47

    Tie

    Associated Press/GfK

    2/16 – 2/20

    1000 A

    51

    43

    Obama +8

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    General Election: Santorum vs. Obama

    Poll

    Date

    Sample

    Obama (D)

    Santorum (R)

    Spread

    RCP Average

    2/16 – 3/9

    49.8

    43.8

    Obama +6.0

    Rasmussen Tracking

    3/7 – 3/9

    1500 LV

    45

    46

    Santorum +1

    NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl

    2/29 – 3/3

    RV

    53

    39

    Obama +14

    Politico/GWU/Battleground

    2/19 – 2/22

    1000 LV

    53

    42

    Obama +11

    USA Today/Gallup

    2/20 – 2/21

    881 RV

    46

    49

    Santorum +3

    Associated Press/GfK

    2/16 – 2/20

    1000 A

    52

    43

    Obama +9

    More Polling Data | News

  2. Mitt Romney WILL be the man to challange Obama let’s hope that Romney could deliver a strong will in November with a strong VP like Rubio,Palin.

  3. To Sam #2: Unfortunatly you’re wrong. Romney is thE establishment candidate. He will bend over backwards to try to make the media like him! He will move to the left. He is a RINO & couldn’t care less about Conservative values! Obama would beat him in a lanslide!

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