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article imageRomney and Republicans surge in latest poll

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By Larry Clifton
May 14, 2012 in Politics
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Presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney leads incumbent Barack Obama in the latest Rasmussen daily Presidential Tracking poll for the eighth day in a row.
Romney surged ahead of Obama more than a week ago after dusting off negative influences from a long Republican primary fight.
Latest results from the national poll show Obama trailing Romney by 4 points with Romney garnering 48% of the vote and Obama 44%. Romney also received a 50% approval rating in the poll, his best to date. The polls suggests 4% would vote for a third party candidate, while another 3% are undecided.
Scott Rasmussen’s latest weekly syndicated column notes that Senator Richard Lugar’s loss in a Republican primary highlights the sour relationship between voters and politicians. “In many troubled relationships, both sides deserve some of the blame," he writes. "But the United States is a nation founded on the belief that governments gain their legitimacy only from the consent of the governed. In the relationship between the people and the Political Class, that means the voters are right, and the politicians need to change.”
As for congressional leadership, Democrats trail Republicans by significant margins. About 23% have a favorable opinion of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid while 29% say the same about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gets positive reviews from 33% and House Speaker John Boehner from 36%. All four have higher negatives than positives. Democratic Party Senate candidates must defend nearly twice as many seats as Republicans in November, adding to speculation that the Republicans may wrest control of the Senate.
The poll shows 46% at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance and 53% at least somewhat disapprove. This is Obama's lowest approval rating in two months, according to the poll.
In a generic match up, Republicans lead Democrats by 3 points, 44 to 41 percent.
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