Obama Trails Romney 48-43 – Presidential Approval Index Rating Slides to -22

Barack Obama trails Mitt Romney 48-43 in the latest Rasmussen poll.

Rasmussen reported:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting 48{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} of the vote, while President Obama earns 43{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322}. Six percent (6{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322}) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322}) are undecided.

The president picks up support from just 35{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} of white voters overall. That’s eight points below the 43{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} of the white vote he won in 2008. The gender gap is now at 11 points. That’s little changed from the 12-point gap in 2008. Romney leads by 11 among men, and the candidates are even among women.

Obama’s presidential approval index slid to -22 this week.

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