A new Gallup Poll
fresh out shows President Obama's convention bounce has flattened out and the 2012 presidential race is virtually a tie at 47% voting for Mr. Obama and 46% for Mr. Romney among likely voters, this despite a relentless media thrashing
of the Republican candidate.
The Gallup poll of 1,096 registered voters reflects the 12 key swing states and represents a virtual tie in the 2012 elections. The poll, conducted over a seven-day rolling period, also shows Romney closing the gap among registered voters - 48% Obama to 46% Romney. The Gallup poll has a 4-point margin for error, meaning the presidential race is a statistical tie.
However, another major national poll released Monday shows Romney pulling away from Obama with a five-point lead. A Rasmussen daily tracking poll
has Romney at 49% and Obama trailing at 46%.
“As with any such change in the race, it remains to be seen whether it marks a lasting shift or is merely statistical noise,” Rasmussen wrote.
Romney’s campaign recently focused on Obama’s "you didn't build that" remark, playing back the president’s comments to small business owners across the country.
Meanwhile, media outlets have come to Obama’s defense repeatedly airing comments Romney made suggesting that too many Americans will vote for Obama to gain entitlements.
In truth, the Obama administration has signed off on about $5.5 trillion
in deficit spending and the U.S. total deficit has risen to $16 trillion during his first term while unemployment has remained above eight percent for most of his term.