Romney gains in Monday's Gallup survey

Posted Oct 29, 2012 by Larry Clifton
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney extended his lead over incumbent Barack Obama by a point Monday, maintaining a steady lead in the Gallup Daily Tracking poll throughout October.
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
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Romney bests Obama 51% to 46% in the poll out Monday afternoon, according to the Gallup report.
In the Gallup survey, all registered voters are asked: "Suppose the presidential election were held today, and it included Barack Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's candidates and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the Republican Party's candidates. Who would you vote for: Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats (or) Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Republicans]?"
The order of the candidates was rotated evenly, according to Gallup. Those who are undecided are then asked if they lean more toward Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan and their leanings are incorporated into the results.
The survey queried likely voters, who are the respondents Gallup deems most likely to vote based on their responses to a series of questions asking about current voting intentions, thought given to the election, and past voting behavior.
Each seven-day rolling average is based on telephone interviews with approximately 2,700 likely voters; margin of error is +2 percentage points.