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Leadership Ratings Help Obama; 50 Percent Approval, Not So Much

Leadership Ratings Help Obama; 50 Percent Approval, Not So Much

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama has maintained a sizable advantage over Mitt Romney in trust to handle a major crisis and regained his lead in being seen as the stronger leader, wielding the benefits of incumbenc…

POLL: 55 Percent ‘Wrong Track’ Matches 2004; A Difficulty for Obama, But Survivable

POLL: 55 Percent ‘Wrong Track’ Matches 2004; A Difficulty for Obama, But Survivable

Edward Linsmier/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Days before the verdict on his bid for a second term, the bad news for Barack Obama is that most likely voters think the country is headed seriously off on the wrong track. The better news for Obama: Previous i…

Romney Leads in Confidence on Recovery – But Obama Escapes Most Economic Blame

Romney Leads in Confidence on Recovery – But Obama Escapes Most Economic Blame

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — More likely voters think the economy would improve under Mitt Romney than under Barack Obama – but they disproportionately blame Obama’s predecessor for its troubles in the first place, an example …

Tighter Gender Gap, Sharper Partisanship – but Little Change in the Bottom Line

Tighter Gender Gap, Sharper Partisanship – but Little Change in the Bottom Line

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A tightening of the gender gap and a closer race among political independents mark trends among likely voters the past several days, but with no meaningful change to the bottom line in the eve…

ABC/Post Poll: Edge on the Middle Class Helps Obama Counterpunch

ABC/Post Poll: Edge on the Middle Class Helps Obama Counterpunch

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the election a week away Mitt Romney faces persistent skepticism about his commitment to the middle class, a vulnerability for the Republican challenger that’s keeping the race locked tight – a…

Poll: Romney Maintains Slight Lead over Obama

Poll: Romney Maintains Slight Lead over Obama

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — As it enters its frenetic final week, the presidential race is drawing more close attention than any such contest in 28 years, a testament to a campaign that has been the closest by some measures in pre-electi…

Poll: Romney Maintains Slight Lead over Obama

Poll: Romney Maintains Slight Lead over Obama

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — As it enters its frenetic final week, the presidential race is drawing more close attention than any such contest in 28 years, a testament to a campaign that has been the closest by some measures in pre-electi…

Romney Hits the 50-Percent Mark, With a Clear Edge on the Economy

Romney Hits the 50-Percent Mark, With a Clear Edge on the Economy

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney has seized further advantage on economic issues at the core of the 2012 campaign, taking him to 50-percent support among likely voters vs. 47 percent for Barack Obama – Romney’s highest vote-p…

Romney Ekes Out Bragging Rights; For Obama, Approval Slips Below 50 Percent

Romney Ekes Out Bragging Rights; For Obama, Approval Slips Below 50 Percent

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney eked out bragging rights in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, claiming 49 percent support among likely voters vs. Barack Obama’s 48 percent – Romney’s first numer…

Romney Ekes Out Bragging Rights; For Obama, Approval Slips Below 50 Percent

Romney Ekes Out Bragging Rights; For Obama, Approval Slips Below 50 Percent

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney eked out bragging rights in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, claiming 49 percent support among likely voters vs. Barack Obama’s 48 percent – Romney’s first numer…

Debate Ahead, Romney Gains on Int’l Affairs, Continues to Lag on Economic Priorities

Debate Ahead, Romney Gains on Int’l Affairs, Continues to Lag on Economic Priorities

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney carries newfound competitiveness in trust to handle international issues into the final presidential debate, combined with his highest personal popularity of the 2012 campaign. But continued weakne…

Poll: Enthusiasm Rises for Romney Ahead of Debate

Poll: Enthusiasm Rises for Romney Ahead of Debate

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rising enthusiasm and declining anxiety mark an energy boost among Mitt Romney’s supporters since he prevailed in the first presidential debate.  But a persistent sense he’d favor the wealthy, …

Battle of the Spouses: Ann Romney’s Up, But Michelle Obama Leads

Battle of the Spouses: Ann Romney’s Up, But Michelle Obama Leads

Larry Marano/WireImage/Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ann Romney’s popularity has jumped since April as her national exposure has increased, but Michelle Obama maintains a clear advantage in the battle of the spouses — with both women…

Poll: Romney Hits Highest Personal Popularity But Still Trails Obama

Poll: Romney Hits Highest Personal Popularity But Still Trails Obama

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney reached his highest personal popularity of the election campaign among registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll — but not by enough to lift his head above wat…

Will Mitt Romney’s Debate Bounce Last?

Will Mitt Romney’s Debate Bounce Last?

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(PRINCETON, N.J.) — Less than a week after the Denver debate, it’s all tied up.A Gallup tracking poll out Monday morning finds President Obama and Mitt Romney running even nationally — 47 percent to 47 percent — with just …

Will Mitt Romney’s Debate Bounce Last?

Will Mitt Romney’s Debate Bounce Last?

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(PRINCETON, N.J.) — Less than a week after the Denver debate, it’s all tied up.A Gallup tracking poll out Monday morning finds President Obama and Mitt Romney running even nationally — 47 percent to 47 percent — with just …

Lackluster Popularity Dogs the Political Parties, Poll Finds

Lackluster Popularity Dogs the Political Parties, Poll Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s no party being a political party: The Democrats, while slightly more popular than unpopular, are near their record lows.  The Republicans are underwater.  And the Tea Party political movement has sl…

Poll: Majority Think Obama Will Win Debates, Election

Poll: Majority Think Obama Will Win Debates, Election

Saul Loeb/AFP/J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Registered voters by 2-1 think President Obama will win the upcoming presidential debates and go on to prevail in the November election, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.  Bu…

Poll: 6 in 10 Rate Romney’s Efforts Negatively

Poll: 6 in 10 Rate Romney’s Efforts Negatively

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Public criticism of Mitt Romney’s race for the White House has risen sharply, with six in 10 Americans expressing a negative opinion of how he’s handling his campaign and a majority responding unf…

Poll: 1 Out of 5 Registered Voters Are Persuadable

Poll: 1 Out of 5 Registered Voters Are Persuadable

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Slightly more than a fifth of registered voters remain persuadable in their preferences for president, little changed from before the party conventions — and a continued sign that the 2012 election retains the potent…

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