The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 46%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.
Other than brief convention bounces, this is the first time either candidate has led by more than three points in months. See daily tracking history.
Romney attracts support from 89% of Republican voters. The president earns the vote from 82% of Democrats. Among those not affiliated with either major party, the GOP challenger leads by nine.
These updates are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, virtually all of the interviews for today’s update were completed before the end of last night’s final presidential debate. It will take a few days to see if the debate had a significant impact on the race.
Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Republicans now have a one-point edge on the Generic Congressional Ballot. For most of the past few years, Republicans have enjoyed a larger advantage on this basic measure of the nation’s political mood. Over the past month or so, however, it has been close to even just about every week.
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