Could Romney beat Obama?
A hypothetical 2012 presidential matchup between likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama has Romney leading, 48 percent to 44 percent. The poll was based on Rasmussen Tracking Reports, a 3-day rolling average of figures gathered from likely voters. This poll represents the largest advantage for Romney recorded by Rasmussen in over a month.
Rasmussen Polling Methodology
The sample consisted of 500 respondents contacted via automated phone call to landlines. An additional 1000 respondents were contacted randomly via internet polling, as part of a voluntary, demographically diverse panel. Results were weighted for demographics and political party affiliation. The margin of error was +/- 3 Points.
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