Latest Presidential Polls Spell Trouble for President Obama

President Barack Obama is in major trouble as national polls continues to break in favor of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Romney is either within the margin of error or he has overtaken Obama in majority of the new national polls. One of the national polls that Romney is leading Obama is the Gallup presidential tracking poll. If the national polls continue to break in Romney's favor then he will come out the winner in the 2012 presidential election.

For the past three-consecutive Gallup national presidential tracking polls Romney has achieved a task that Obama had yet to achieve, capturing more than 50% of likely voters in a new poll. This is extremely significant because, according to Karl Rove, current Fox News political analyst; “that no candidate who has led in mid-October with 50% or more in the likely voter poll has ever gone on to lose,“ said Rove on Oct. 17, on Fox News.

Romney is currently leading Obama in the likely voters poll 52% to 45%. Romney has expanded his lead over Obama in the registered voters poll. In the most recent poll, registered voters are supporting Romney 49% to 46%.

The Gallup poll isn’t the only national tracking poll that Romney has overtaken Obama in since Romney’s stellar performance on Oct. 4 presidential debate. Romney’s debate performance brought him six points up in the Fox News poll. Romney was trailing Obama 49% to 43% in the poll pre-debate. Romney is now currently leading Obama 46% to 45%.

In the Monmouth University Poll, Romney once again eliminated a three-point pre-debate deficit to the current 47 to 46 percent lead. The Monmouth University Poll is another example of the polls breaking in Romney's direction, which is a terrible sign for Obama.

Obama is tied with Romney 48 to 48 percent in today’s Rasmussen daily Presidential Tracking Poll. The poll also found that one percent of the voters prefers some other candidate and that two percent of the voters are still undecided.

Despite taking a skid in some of the national polls, Obama is still barley hanging onto the lead in other national polls. Obama is leading with a 48 to 45 percent lead over Romney in the Hartford Courant/University of Connecticut poll. In the ABC News/Washington Post poll Obama is leading Romney 49 to 46 percent. However, in both polls the margin of error is three percent. Obama has an even smaller lead over Romney in the Politico/George Washington University Poll. Obama is leading Romney 49 to 48 percent. The most important thing though is that Romney is within the three points margin of error, which means the poll is basically a tie.

With it inching ever so closer to election day and the polls are definitely not breaking in Obama’s direction. if the national polls continues to go in this direction, then Mitt Romney will become the next President of the United States. 

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Stephen Hauser

Stephen Hauser is a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio and a college graduate from Eastern Kentucky University. He received a BA in journalism. During Stephen's four year of college, he spent two of those years writing for The Eastern Progress. The Eastern Progress was the weekly published university newspaper.

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