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Excerpt: "Released Monday afternoon, the new poll shows Obama leading his GOP rival 50% to 45%, MarketWatch reports."

President Barack Obama leads over Romney in the Gallup Poll. (photo: unknown)
President Barack Obama leads over Romney in the Gallup Poll. (photo: unknown)

Obama Regains 5-Point Lead Over Romney

By Yukio Strachan, Digital Journal

09 October 12


resident Barack Obama has regained his top position over Mitt Romney in Gallup's daily tracking poll, after the GOP presidential nominee's initial post debate sugar high surge.

Released Monday afternoon, the new poll shows Obama leading his GOP rival 50% to 45%, MarketWatch reports.

The new data is welcome news for Obama, who just Monday morning was even with Romney (47% to 47%) in three days of post-debate polling released by the same organization. In the three days leading up to the candidates' first debate, Obama was ahead by 5 points, 50% to 45%.

The economic news released Friday, showing the unemployment rate dipping to 7.8%, appears to have helped Obama, USA Today reported.

"Romney definitely improved in Friday and Saturday polling among registered voters, but Obama did better Saturday and Sunday nights," says Jeffrey Jones of Gallup.

In polling conducted for two nights after the Denver debate on Oct. 3, Romney was able to pull even with Obama among registered voters. But Obama did better over the weekend, after the jobless rate dipped below 8% for the first time since January 2009, USA Today says.

The 7-day average suggests that Romney's post-debate bounce is dissipating - though as one observer cautions, Gallup is polling registered, not likely, voters.

Obama's outlook for reelection has changed little since this morning on Intrade, with his chances at about 65%.

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+51 # Buddha 2012-10-09 09:16
The fact that these numbers can still jump all over the place with a single debate, or a single jobs number, does not speak well for the information level of the average American voter. I mean seriously, the positions of the GOP and the Dems on POLICY, are very clear. There simply is nothing more that needs to be said. Anybody who is still swayable at this stage is a moron, not some discerning voter carefully weighing the issues.
+15 # kennethgriffith 2012-10-09 12:08
#Buddha, Don't know your political leanings and my disagree with your politics but I could not agree with you more on the information level of the average American voter. The party positions are so very clear and if you aren't sure where you stand now, you're never going to stand for anything. The idea that a debate or two will change your core beliefs is preposterous. I just hope everyone gets out and votes on November 6th. Good luck my friend.
-45 # hilo 2012-10-09 09:32
Is this a left-leaning poll?
+1 # Billy Bob 2012-10-10 07:43
I guess so. The last Presidential election was a left-leaning poll too!
+13 # Billy Bob 2012-10-09 09:48
All Twit has to do is pretend he wants to end the war in Afghanistan immediately, close all the torture camps, promise not to go to war with Iran, and the President will look, once again, like a deer caught in the headlights, totally unprepared for the new barrage of lies.

I don't want to take 8 years of war with Iran, ending Social Security and making public education punishable by death to say, "SEE!?" "We told ya so! Twit REALLY WAS lying!"

Meanwhile, listening to 5th and 6th party liberals complaining that the left doesn't have enough Presidential candidates to dissipate our vote effectively, and the repug party unveils its newest robotic threat to the environment, human civilization and the American way of life IS GETTING OLD!

This predictable routine is getting O - L - D!!!!!!!!
+36 # Regina 2012-10-09 09:50
Polls mean nothing -- the real question is whether ALL legally entitled citizens will be able to get their votes in and counted, validly, or whether the RGA conspiracy to deprive Romney's "47%" contingent of their access to voting will prevail. As of now, some of those states' election officials are dragging their heels against court orders to cease and desist, notably PA.
+33 # Barbara K 2012-10-09 10:19
I agree, polls change all the time and mean nothing, it all depends who they ask and how they ask it and the locale of the poll. What is important is the VOTE. Get out and VOTE and help others to get out and VOTE before we lose that right.


The alternative is a catastrophe.
+13 # kennethgriffith 2012-10-09 12:16
Ditto!! Get out and vote one and all. It is the only way your voice will be heard. God Bless America!!!
+6 # dick 2012-10-09 10:34
The disastrous debate was great news for Dems. Given way too much rope by the Capitulator-in- Chief, Mitton Head left himself open to some real body punches in the longer term. And Barry now knows he must at least APPEAR to care, even to fight. Better to get knocked silly in the first debate than the last one. Hopefully Biden will show Barry how to stand up to bullies & even paint Obama into some corners where he'll have to act like a Democrat for a change. Just QUOTE the GOPers on national TV.
+11 # lincolnimp 2012-10-09 10:59
Feeling better now after that horrendous presidential debate. Believe it or not, I'm actually looking forward to the vice presidential debate. I don't know much about either of the two men involved....I DO know, however that Biden is not one to turn the other cheek, and Ryan is a disciple of Ayn Rand. I think it will be very entertaining. Don't know, however, how long I can actually watch the thing.
+21 # Corvette-Bob 2012-10-09 11:22
If Mitt Romney is elected President he would do the following:

Elminate National Health care states would provide health care by uninsured going to ER

Medicaid funding would be reduced.

Vouchers for Medicare for those under 55 yrs would be made mandatory.

Conservative Supreme Court Justce would be appointed and Roe -vs- Wade would be reversed

War with Iran would be conducted.

Military expenditures would be expanded by $ 2 trillion

20% flat tax and deductions would be eliminated. Bottom 1/3 would pay at higher rate than to 1/3.

Inheritance taxes would be eliminated and wealth would be concentrated with the top 1/3

Alternative energy subsidies would be eliminated

EPA scrubbers for coal power plants to eliminate mercury would be reversed

Regulations to reduce CO2 in atmosphere would be eliminated as Romney says science re: global warming no proved

NPR, PBS and Arts for Humanities would be eliminated

Dream Act not passed and make life measerable for illegals so they would self deport

To reduce deficit caused by tax cuts, military expenditures and war all social programs and entitlements would be decreased

Federal deficit would balloon
-32 # Robt Eagle 2012-10-09 12:57
All great things!!! Let's get Obama out of the White House so that we don't have a fiscal disaster worse than Obama has already set into motion. Let's keep America free and not become controlled by Emperor Obama if he is re-elected. Obama would certainly get rid of our Constitution, send the Supreme Court to retirement, let all the members of the Senate and House of Representatives go home for good...Obama would simply use Executive Orders, already approaching 800 during his first four years in office, to govern without anyone else. Obama MUST be voted out of the White House or everyone will be poor except him and his Chicago cronies!!!
+14 # Activista 2012-10-09 14:01
Now Robt Eagle tell US why to vote for Romney - how he will bring peace and prosperity to America. How everyone will be rich ...
+14 # Mannstein 2012-10-09 14:25
Constitution was already trashed by Bush. How did he characterise it? It's nothing but a piece of paper as I remember.
+2 # Linwood 2012-10-09 19:15
Oh dear, you've swallowed the Cool-ade.
0 # CAMUS1111 2012-10-10 12:18
Eagle--classic bird brain
-4 # Robt Eagle 2012-10-10 14:38
Wow, incredibly credible, lots of information, and spot on the money with great explanation of the subject matter. Please, make a point of some relevance to the issue rather than resorting to the standard left wing crap of name calling and telling lies about anyone who might have a differing opinion.
0 # CAMUS1111 2012-10-10 15:51
I told no lie. All fascists like you should be rejected on the spot. Period.
+4 # Activista 2012-10-09 11:43
Gallup's daily tracking poll tells different story - plus look at the debate results.
And Pew Research center:
puts Romney ahead 49% to Obama 45% of likely voters nationwide.
Gallup is right leaning poll (look at the sources cited in the article).
Sad that Americans are treating the election as another football game - blinded to the reality.
-1 # Activista 2012-10-09 13:10
"In its first daily tracking poll of likely voters, Gallup found that Mitt Romney holds a slight lead nationally over President Obama, 49 percent to 47 percent. The poll was conducted from Oct. 2-8, mostly following the first presidential debate on Oct. 3."
RSN please update:
Obama Regains 5-Point Lead Over Romney
is obsolete
0 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-10-09 14:02
I'm for Chomski but I disagree on the importance of voting. I see voting a great importance. If Pennsylvania becomes a swing state again I will hold my noise, take a stiff drink and vote for Obama's slow decline instead of Romney's suicidal, with a shaky acconomy, Final Hurrah,

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