Rasmussen Iowa: Romney 49, Obama 48
posted at 1:48 pm on November 1, 2012 by Guy Benson
Three fresh polls in the Hawkeye State today. As Ed noted this morning, NBC/Marist has Obama comfortably leading by six points, driven by strong support from independents and a massive early vote lead. (The Romney campaign blasted out a response noting how utterly unrealistic the survey’s early voting figures were. For Obama to hit his supposed advantage, he’d have to win every Democrat ballot and 90 percent of independents). Meanwhile, the University of Iowa’s Hawkeye poll showed a much closer race, with Mitt Romney in front by a nose. If Rasmussen’s new numbers represent the rubber match, Romney wins the round:
Iowa remains neck-and-neck in the closing days of Election 2012, with Mitt Romney now showing a one-point lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds the Republican challenger with 49% support, while President Obama earns 48% of the vote. Two percent (2%) like someone else in the race, and one percent (1%) is undecided.
Romney holds a seven-point edge on the economy, while Obama has a large lead with early voters — though by a smaller margin. So three polls, with Romney is slightly ahead in two of them. Guess which one will garner the most media attention? Democrats may want to believe that Obama has this state in the bag, but if that’s the case, why is Obama headed there twice in the final four days?
UPDATE – Romney’s brand new ad in the state is a total no-brainer for a closing argument. Positive, positive, positive: