Obama +1 in Ohio (post-Debate) — Rasmussen

Rasmussen Reports shows an air-tight race in the Buckeye State:

The critical battleground state of Ohio remains a draw, with President Obama holding a one-point lead in the first post-debate survey of the contest there. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters, taken last night, finds Obama with 50% support to Mitt Romney’s 49%. One percent (1%) likes another candidate, and another one percent (1%) is undecided. The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on October 4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points

For President Percent
Barack Obama 50
Mitt Romney 49
Other 1
Undecided 1


  1. Ron
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    More internals: Seventeen percent (17%) of Ohio voters consider the U.S. economy to be in good or excellent shape, but 47% give it poor marks. Thirty-six percent (36%) think the economy is getting better, while 40% say it’s getting worse.

    Thirty-seven percent (37%) describe their own finances as good or excellent, while 15% view them as poor. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say their personal finances are getting better, but 38% believe they are getting worse.

    Obama is well ahead among those who rate the economy positively, while Romney’s out front among voters in the larger group who view the economy as poor.

    Obama beat GOP nominee John McCain by a 52% to 47% margin to carry Ohio in 2008. Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters in the state now approve of the job he is doing as president, while 50% disapprove. This includes Strong Approval from 30% and Strong Disapproval from 42%. This marks little change from the previous survey.

    Romney is now viewed favorably by 54% of Ohio voters and unfavorably by 44%. This includes 37% with a Very Favorable view of him and 32% with a Very Unfavorable one. This is a slightly more positive assessment than voters expressed in September.

    The GOP challenger is ahead by 11 points among male voters but trails by 13 among female voters. Married voters prefer Romney, while unmarrieds favor Obama.

    Among voters in the state not affiliated with either major party, Romney now leads 58% to 40%.

    Pretty amazing and BO still up my one. Would like to to know what Rass has the D+? as..

  2. Eric
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    There are also 3 We Ask America polls out that were conducted October 4.

    Romney 47
    Obama 46

    Romney 49
    Obama 46

    Romney 48
    Obama 45

  3. Pete
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 11:26 am | Permalink | Reply

    Further on Rasmussen poll from Washington Examiner : “But among the stunning 92 percent of all voters in the state who say that they are certain to go to the polls on Election Day, Romney leads 51 percent to 48 percent. And among the 83 percent who have already made up their minds how they will vote, Romney is ahead 52 percent to 48 percent.”

  4. damien
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    stupid question
    how can it be 50-49 and 1 other and 1 und?….isnt that 101?

    • Posted October 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Because the real #s are decimals, like 0.5% support which is rounded to 1%. If the real #s are 49.6 to 48.8 with 0.7% other and 0.6% Undecided you have 99.7% but when you round up each to whole #s (50, 49, 1, 1) you get 101%.

      • damien
        Posted October 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

        thanks for explaining..i was thinking it was rounding but just checking

  5. Posted October 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    These internals are great for Romney he is solidifying himself. The MAJOR problem is: Obama can lose Florida, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and Indiana and still be re-elected. Meaning Romney has to win ALL of these and pick off either Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Colorado, Iowa or Nevada. Obama is still, AMAZINGLY, in the drivers seat

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