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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:28 PM

Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 45%

Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 45%

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos data has Obama on 47% and Romney on 45%, a two-point lead for Obama.

Our data today also includes the ‘candidate attribute’ questions (last published Sept 28th) to allow us to assess if/how the debates have affected perceptions of each candidate. There isn’t as much movement in these numbers as we might expect given the narrowing in the voting intention numbers; this suggests that while the debate was effective in energizing the Republican base and giving Romney a boost, it hasn’t fundamentally shifted perceptions of either candidate.

Some more detail on the attribute questions:

  • Romney’s rating on ‘eloquent’ sees the most improvement, up four points from 23% to 27%. Obama’s rating on this metric is essentially unchanged (48%, compared to 49% on Sept 28th)

  • Obama’s largest change is on ‘is a good person’, up four points from 43% to 47% (Romney’s score on this issue remains unchanged, on 31% compared to 32% on Sept 28th)

  • Romney has seen a 3 point improvement on ‘presidential’ (34% to 37%), ‘tough enough for the job’ (35% to 38%), and ‘would be fun to meet in person’ (21% to 24%). However, Obama still retains a lead on all of these metrics.

  • There have been no significant changes on any of the other attributes for either candidate

  • We have added one new attribute to this battery of questions - bipartisanship. On this issue, Obama leads Romney 34% to 27%
We’ve left in the debate questions for post-debate analysis, but there has been little change to these numbers since yesterday

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Wow, Romney's numbers on those metrics really sucked pre-debate.

Romney gains after debate ... with Republicans (Obama with independents)

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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:26 PM

3. Thankie for the link!

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