Rasmussen: Romney Up by 16 Points in Indiana

Sunday, 05 Aug 2012 12:08 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Four years ago, President Barack Obama became the first Democrat since 1964 to win Indiana. He looks unlikely to repeat that feat.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds challenger Mitt Romney picking up 51 percent of the vote while the president earns just 35 percent. Three percent (3 percent) prefer some other candidate, and 11 percent are undecided.

This is a bigger lead for Romney than he enjoyed in May and shifts the race from "Leans Romney" to "Safe Romney" in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Among voters nationwide, the race remains very close in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

Forty-eight percent (48 percent) of Hoosier voters rate their own finances as good or excellent. That’s well above the national average. Twenty-one percent (21 percent) believe their finances are getting better while 33 percent say they are getting worse.

Forty percent (40 percent) believe the economy will get better if Romney wins and Republicans have control of Congress. Just 29 percent believe that would make things worse.

If Obama and the Democrats win, 22 percent believe the economy will get better and 48 percent say it will get worse.

Nationally, 32 percent believe things will get better with an Obama victory and 36 percent say the same of a Romney victory.

The Indiana survey of 400 likely voters was conducted July 31-August 1, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 5 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

The president’s job approval rating in Indiana is 39 percent, well below his national approval rating.

Indiana is now the only state won by Obama in 2008 that is listed as Safe romney. Romney has a modest lead in North Carolina, another state won by the president four years ago. That state is listed as leans Romney. Six other Obama 2008 states are listed as Toss-Ups: Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa. Four others are rated Leans Obama: Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Michigan.

Overall, at the moment, the president is likely to carry states with 201 Electoral Votes and Romney is likely to win in states with 181. However, there are 12 states with 156 Electoral Voters that are either Toss-Ups or Leaner’s that are likely to determine the victor.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
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:
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
You May Also Like

Tapeworm in Brain of Man for 4 Years Removed by Surgeons

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:33 PM

A tapeworm that not only lived in a man's brain for four years but traveled from one side of the brain to the other has  . . .

Window Washer's 11-Story Fall Ends Atop Car - He Survived!

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:14 PM

A window washer survived with critical injuries after falling 11 stories from the roof of a San Francisco bank building  . . .

Georgia O'Keefe $44 Million Painting Most for Woman Artist

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 16:49 PM

A new world auction record for women artists was set when a painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for m . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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