Rasmussen: Romney ahead in N.H. and Swing States


Today’s Rasmussen Reports poll shows that in New Hampshire, Romney is at 48%,while Obama is at 45%.

The latest Rasmussen telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

In its Swing States Daily Tracking Poll, Rasmussen Reports shows that Romney at 47%, while Obama is at 46%

The Swing State tracking poll features a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states, which collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes, include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. If you do not already have a Rasmussen Reader account, subscribe now.

In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 47% of the vote, and the president is supported by 46%. Three percent (3%) are not sure, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

In 2008, Obama won these states by a combined margin of 53% to 46%, virtually identical to his national margin.

This is the fourth day in a row that Romney has posted a slight lead after the president’s convention bounce put him ahead for several days. The race in the swing states is now back to where it was at the beginning of the month.

When “leaners” are factored in, Romney receives 48% of the vote to Obama’s 47%. Leaners are those who are initially uncommitted to the two leading candidates but lean towards one of them when asked a follow-up question.

Nationally, the race remains a toss-up in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.


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