Breaking News

Poll Shows Obama is in Lead with Early Voters
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Recent opinion polls show that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and U.S. President Barack Obama are nearly tied but Obama leads Romney in one major area. That area is voters who have cast their ballots already. Obama has a 59 percent to 31 percent lead, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted over the past couple of weeks.

The poll found that 7 percent of people surveyed already cast their vote by mail or in person. In the 2008 election, one in three voters cast their ballot prior to the election. In 40 states, voting has begun in one way or another this early in the voting season.

  
What
Where


Both campaigns are telling their supporters to vote prior to Election Day so they can focus their energy on people who still need to be convinced to vote for one candidate or the other. According to the Obama campaign, they hold a lead amongst early voters in Ohio and Iowa but trail slightly compared to 2008 in other swing states.

“We’ve made early investments in battleground states – where we’ve been registering folks and keeping an open conversation going with undecided voters for months – to build a historic grass-roots organization that will pay off when the votes are counted,” spokesman Adam Fetcher said.

According to the Romney campaign, they hold a lead or are tied with Obama in Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Nevada and New Hampshire. Romney’s campaign also noted that it has witnessed a rise in volunteering since Romney’s performance in the October 3 debate with Obama.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“Not only are we keeping pace with the vaunted Obama machine, but we believe our ground game will put us over the finish line on Election Day,” said Rich Beeson, the Romney campaign’s political director.

The poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos surveyed 6,704 people, asking them if they had already placed a vote. The poll measures accuracy with a credibility interval. The credibility interval for the total number of people surveyed was 1.3 points. There were 361 people who said they already voted and that credibility interval was 10 points.





 

RELEVANT JOBS

Staff Attorney- Public Benefits

USA-CA-Bakersfield

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.  (GBLA), a non-profit law firm that provides free ci...

Apply now

Staff Attorney- Community Homeless Law Center

USA-CA-Bakersfield

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.  (GBLA), a non-profit law firm that provides free ci...

Apply now

Patent Attorney/Agent

USA-FL-Plantation Acres

Full-service intellectual property law firm in a great location near Miami and Fort Lauderdale is ac...

Apply now

Attorney/Litigation - Reno, NV

USA-NV-Reno

The Reno, NV office of Blanchard, Krasner & French seeks associate attorney with a minimum of 5+ yea...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Corporate/Transactional Attorney

USA-IA-Des Moines

Des Moines office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate/transactional attorne...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney / Counsel

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate attorney with 5+ y...

Apply Now

Housing Finance Associate Attorney

USA-MN-Minneapolis

Minneapolis office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a housing finance associate at...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top