Obama Solidifies Lead Over Romney, Ahead by Five Points: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Obama solidifies lead over Romney, ahead by five points: Reuters/Ipsos poll
By Andy Sullivan
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:33pm EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama maintains a lead of 5 percentage points over Republican Mitt Romney as he solidifies his advantage in the U.S. presidential race, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.
Obama leads Romney among likely voters by a margin of 48 percent to 43 percent, the daily online tracking poll showed. Obama has led the poll since September 7, shortly after the Democratic convention.
"First it was a bump and then it was a post-convention bump and then it was the remainder of the bump, and now it's just a lead," Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said.
Obama led Romney by double-digit margins on a range of personal attributes, from likability to whether he will protect American jobs to whether he appears presidential. Romney only led on the question of whether he was a "man of faith," by 43 percent to 34 percent.
3. You can be a supporter and still be concerned about Gallup.
The stakes are too high and -- if you've learned anything from history -- you know that the GOP will do anything it can to steal the election. One of the things they do to cover up election fraud is to lay the groundwork with rigged polls -- that they later can point to when their candidate does "win." I don't think that's really the case with Gallup -- but I don't like to see any of these polls with small margins.