Campaign Headlines October 16, 2012: Gallup Poll: Romney 50%, Obama 46% Among Likely Voters

CAMPAIGN 2012

CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

THE HEADLINES….

Romney 50%, Obama 46% Among Likely Voters

Obama down sharply among men, college grads, and Southern voters vs. 2008

Source: Gallup, 10-16-12

Half of likely voters now prefer Mitt Romney for president and 46% back President Barack Obama in Gallup interviewing through Monday.

Presidential Race 2012, Likely Voters

While Romney’s four-percentage-point advantage is not statistically significant, he has consistently edged ahead of Obama each of the past several days in Gallup’s seven-day rolling averages conducted entirely after the Oct. 3 presidential debate. Prior to that debate — regarded as a decisive Romney win by political experts and Americans who watched it — Romney averaged less than a one-point lead over Obama among likely voters….READ MORE

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