NewsmaxZogby Poll: Romney Leading Obama 48 to 46

Monday, 05 Nov 2012 01:03 PM

By Jim Meyers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Just two days before voters go the polls on Election Day, Republican candidate Mitt Romney has opened up a 2 percentage-point lead over President Barack Obama in the NewsmaxZogby Nationwide Tracking Poll.

The two were tied in the 3-day poll completed on Saturday, but the new poll of 1,013 likely voters completed on Sunday shows Romney with 48 percent of the vote and Obama with 46 percent.

“Slowly the popular vote is swinging back to Romney,” says pollster John Zogby. “Will he sustain it for the next few days or will it swing back again?

“Obama is holding on to his base support. Romney is still not performing where he needs to among white voters and evangelicals. But he is now growing his lead to 16 points among investors, and leading by 7 points with men.

“The biggest difference in today's polling is Romney's substantial lead among independents, 48 percent to 34 percent. But today's three-day tracking still has 18 percent of independents as undecided.”

The latest NewsmaxZogby Tracking Polls in three swing states shows Romney narrowing Obama’s lead in Ohio, from 8 points in the earlier poll to 6 points in the latest survey.

Obama is holding on to leads in Virginia and Florida. He’s up by 5 points in Florida, but Zogby cautions: “This is as of Sunday night and there are still undecided voters.”

In Virginia, Obama now has an 8 point lead of the GOP challenger, “but we will still be polling Monday and Tuesday,” Zogby says.

He adds: “Are we looking at a possible split decision on Tuesday? Either candidate can win the close popular vote and lose the Electoral College, even by a landslide. This is so much like 2000 all over again.

“Romney is doing well on the national polling, but has a battle in key swing states. And in those swing states, keep in mind that there are still a substantial number of undecided voters at this late time.”

The NewsmaxZogby poll is a joint venture between Newsmax and New York State-based pollster John Zogby. Tracking polls are being conducted nationally and in Ohio, Florida, and Virginia right up to Election Day.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Quinnipiac NY Poll Puts Clinton, Cuomo Over GOP 2016 Rivals

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 08:47 AM

New York voters would pick former Secretary of State and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a native N . . .

Hillary Clinton Starts to Embrace Midwest Roots

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 07:54 AM

Hillary Clinton is honing her image as a 'No Baloney' Midwesterner for the approaching 2016 presidential race, The Wall  . . .

McConnell, Grimes Spar at Kentucky Farm Forum

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 21:03 PM

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates had a hard time talking about farming without slinging mud.Republican Sen. Mitch McCon . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved