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Even as votes started rolling in from the polls it was a tight presidential race to call. And with an election this close, major national polls varied by five percent or less.
Some were closer than others, though. Here’s a breakdown of which polls were dead on and which ones were duds.[Read More]
President Obama has taken the narrowest of leads in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy with an average poll lead of one-tenth of one percentage point. Obama is ahead in five of the ten most recent nationwide polls, Mitt Romney leads in two and three are tied. On Monday, Romney led in six of the ten most recent polls. Obama leads in states with 277 electoral votes — more than enough to win if he just hangs on. [Read More]
In interviews conducted last night by Langer Research Associates, 78 percent of those questioned rated the president’s hurricane response as “excellent” or “good.” Just 8 percent called Obama’s actions “fair” or “poor.” Romney, who modified his campaign schedule in response to the natural disaster, generally got good grades, too: 44 percent positive, 21 percent negative, with 35 percent expressing no opinion. [Read More]
Electoral College Update: It’s TIGHT, with Romney up in popular vote, Obama clinging to Electoral edge
There’s very little change in national polling since the final presidential debate. Mitt Romney is ahead in six of the ten most recent nationwide polls, President Obama leads in three and one is tied. If you average them out, Romney is ahead by 0.9 points. Obama, however, clings to a narrow edge in the Electoral College count. [Read More]