Romney Jumps to 7 Point Lead Over Failed President Obama

republican Mitt Romney now leads failed President Barack Obama by seven points in the latest Rasmussen tracking poll. Romney for the first time reached 50% level of support. This was the first poll that came out since Obama came out for gay marriage.
Rasmussen reported:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.

Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

This is the first time Romney has reached the 50% level of support and is his largest lead ever over the president. It comes a week after a disappointing jobs report that raised new questions about the state of the economy. See tracking history.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) give the president good or excellent marks for his handling of the economy. Forty-eight percent (48%) say he’s doing a poor job.

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  • Finncrisp

    Barry had 15 million reasons to come out from the closet; I hope this puts him under the bus for November. Disingenuous failed president that he is…

    Ironic, he can’t even take responsibilty for the position he took; it is all Biden’s fault.

  • rabble-rouser

    I REALLY HOPE, Romney is not going to another spendthrift like GW was. Its time to get tough and just “No!” you can’t have tax payer $$ for that program. Here’s a novel idea…live within your means like we have to. Pass a budget

  • sth88

    Quite a stark contrast from other polls; could be an outlier (though I certainly hope it is not). Hope other polls reflect these results.

  • Dobby

    Me thinks Obama will lose 53 of the 57 states.

  • kato

    Unless one has been collecting Obama Money for the past 3 1/2 years, I can’t see how anyone in his right mind could vote for another four years. The damage that this arrogant blowhard has done is staggering.

  • Fionnagh

    The 3% who are “undecided” are simply waiting to see which candidate promises the most freebies. As for the third-party 4%, thanks a bunch if your third-party votes tip the scales in favor of I-Won-A-Second-Term.

  • Gary


    I’m actually nostalgic for the spendthrift days of GWB. Those were the days of wine and roses compared to what we have now.

    But your point is taken.

  • Gary

    We have to be skeptical of all polls from now until November, no matter what they report.
    But I stick to my prediction that, unlike the squeaker everybody else is predicting, Romney is going to win big and the libs will be slack-jawed on that cold Wednesday morning.

  • Gary


    I like the analogy from Dick Morris.
    If you’re undecided at this point, you’ll probably vote Romney.

    The analogy: If I ask you if you’ll still be married to the same person in November, and you say you haven’t decided, it doesn’t look good for the marriage.

    Anybody truly undecided at this point are not the freeloaders. They’re on board with Obama. The Conservatives certainly aren’t voting for Obama. So that leaves the politically indifferent/under-informed. Given an opportunity when things are as bad as they are now, they’ll opt for the new guy.

    My prediction for this election (subject to change): 53-47, maybe even 54-46.

  • joyo

    With the unions, Acorn spin-offs, and hundreds of JournOlists doing everything they can before the elections to ensure THE ONE wins and with SEIU counting the votes in some states, We will have to win by a landslide to really take the White House.

  • Larkin

    I would prefer to see the polls a little tighter until AFTER the dem convention.

    Wouldn’t want them getting any ideas about replacing the “won” with hilary.

  • Patty

    OT bombshell

    Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama — mocking him as an “amateur” — that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,

    “The country needs you!” the former president told Hillary Clinton, urging her to run this year, according to accounts of the conversation included in Edward Klein’s new biography of Obama.

    The title of Klein’s explosive, unauthorized bio of Obama, “The Amateur” (Regnery Publishing), was taken directly from Bill Clinton’s bombshell criticism of the president, the author said.

    Read more:

  • Patty

    Romney Should Win in a Landslide

    {..}Obama’s crashing personal favorability reflects the backlash from his recent speeches. In substance, their focus on class warfare and their bombastic, demagogic style are not playing well with the voters. They do not seem in the least presidential.

    Nor does his message of attacking Big Oil seem constructive. Voters all distrust Big Oil and would rather see them get punished, but they do not see in repealing their tax breaks a way of lowering prices at the pump or of increasing the supply of oil.

  • sandy

    If you go to Rasmussen’s blog you can sign up for free daily poll updates.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Of course, the left will dismiss Rasmussen as a “Republican Pollster” despite the fact that Rasmussen weights his polls based upon over 10,000 monthly phone interviews requesting party affiliation.

    No, the left much prefers their polls done with absolutely ridiculously overweighted Democrat samples – such as the new AP/Gfk Poll giving Democrats a WHOPPING 12 point edge in the sample. I seriously doubt this poll will see the light of day outside those lying bastards at FoxNews – how DARE they report REAL numbers based upon REAL weighting!?

    No, we’ll be hearing about how Obama is killing in the “highly regarded” (by them) AP poll.

  • StrangernFiction

    Thirty-seven percent (37%) give the president good or excellent marks for his handling of the economy. Forty-eight percent (48%) say he’s doing a poor job.

    Less than half the likely voters in this country believe this lunatic, who is purposely attempting to destroy this country, is doing a poor job?

    We have crossed the rubicon. There are simply too many, too far gone for us to all live free under the same tent. We will separate from these people or we will be serfs. Elections will not save us.

  • vamoose

    I hate to be the skunk at the garden party, but Rasmussen had McCain up by 7 over Obama on 4/13/08. The good news is that for an incumbent 43% is pretty weak.

    Let’s see if this result forces more missteps by O’s campaign.

  • Patty

    OT the cheater in Chief, still saying on theme of this thread

    Obama Ad Claims to Have Helped Man Get a Job, but Man Claims Employment Since 2006…8850.8850.0.10457.…0.0.LCtB3PmXRGY

    Obama ad above.

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  • Bill Mitchell

    Obama et al have miscalculated on the gay marriage thing. Although many people will say, “sure, who cares” and be interpreted as “in favor” of gay marriage, the truth is that most people realize we have bigger fish to fry in this election that who marries who. Give me a good economy and people can marry their dogs for all I care.

    So, IMHO, the average voter is sitting there saying, “what the hell is Obama talking about THIS for?!”.

  • sandy

    I don’t understand Bill Clinton. If he thinks so little of Obama why does he run around campaigning for him? But then why does Harry Reid claim he is going to try to revoke The Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) just because Obama needs and issue and money from his Gay base? Its all a game to these Dems — get back in at all costs. Perhaps the reason Romney is leading Obama by 7% in today’s Rasmussen Poll is that voters want a candidate who’s serious about fixing this nation’s problems and doesn’t need all this flak to cover up the real issues we face.

  • Liz

    Romney does not waste money. My father was the same way. Total tightwad, couldn’t stand waste. Romney is the perfect president for the times.

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  • sandy

    #11 May 11, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Larkin commented:

    I would prefer to see the polls a little tighter until AFTER the dem convention.

    Wouldn’t want them getting any ideas about replacing the “won” with hilary.


    That Bag Lady look Hillary supports is not a big vote getter. I doubt she will run ever again. Polls showing a 7% lead for Romney is a good thing because it makes Obama’s Campaign People panic. My fear is the phrase — too close to call. I want a Romney Landslide.

  • befuddled

    This can’t be true. Bill Maher just reported on a Huffington Post/Daily Kos polling that showed Obama is up by 200 points against Romney. Not only will Obama take all the votes, they will be counted twice.Jimmy Carter/Jackson/Sharpton will be on hand to monitor and verify results.

  • Warthog

    Don’t get too comfy. McCain was winning for a while there after he announced Pailin.

    We must run as if the Devil is on our heels.

  • Eh2Zed

    I will make a prediction for you. This is going to be the biggest drubbing to a sitting president in the history of the US. I expect the final numbers will be 60 – 40 for Romney. Every indicator shows the economy getting worse over the next 6 months. Every poll ever done in a bad economy shows that the vast majority of people decide in the booth for their wallet, not their Ideology. Only the die hard will stick with ideology, the rest will go for the money in their wallet. This means most independents will go for Romney, and since Liberals only make up 20% of the population, and the other 20% comes from the absolute democrat party fanatics, the people who will NEVER vote for a Republican no matter what. This election night will be the greatest soap opera in the history of television. This will be the first time in 7 years I will actually watch MSNBC, CNN, and HNC. The crying and abject disillusionment in their beliefs will be priceless. May have to buy a new dvr to record all the channels. Maybe, this time, instead of Skeletor (Carvel) putting a trash can over his head in 2004 when Bush won, (or was it Baglicker (Begalla), meh, same BS, different pile), he will actually self immolate or hang himself on live TV. Good times to be had by all.

  • Mikey

    I know that I am just one opinion among many here, but what I think is going to be the determining factor is enthusiasm. Personally, I CANNOT wait to vote for Romney, but more than a vote FOR Romney; my vote is AGAINST Obama. I think the Mitt will do just fine in the WH. It will be nice to have some respect, honor and patriotism brought back in again. ROMNEY 2012

  • Dane N

    I’ve read the story and most of the comments and have to say..
    1: Obama will be reelected
    2: those of you who want to return to Drinky McDumbass and Darth Cheney, remember the recession was brought to you by this duo with help from the GOP elite

    Those who forget history are destined to repeat it.

  • stonedome

    i see an indictment in obama and holders future, now that would be historic. because we need that action, i vote for christie for veep, he’s never lost a case

  • Mad Hatter


    Go back to the Daily Kook site, it’s down the hall, last door on the left.

  • doc

    Qualifications for democratic poll watchers includes a car trunk full of absentee ballots…let’s not get cocky about winning just yet.

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  • jgarcia

    Getting excited because of one national tracking poll 6 months before an election makes no sense, With such a large Romney national lead why are the current swing state polls so tight? All within the margin of error in Ohio, Virginia, Florida. Romney should be leading in these states as well and Obama is doing well in New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan. Something does not add up. This election is far tighter.