Romney takes 5 point lead with likely voters
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
The numbers are similar to the 49% to 43% advantage Romney enjoys on the question ofwho is trusted more to handle the economy.
Seventy percent (70%) of voters see Obama as politically liberal, while 67% see Romney as a conservative. However, the president is seen as more extreme ideologically. Forty-three percent (43%) see him as Very Liberal, while just 24% believe Romney is Very Conservative. Most voters are either politically Moderate or Somewhat Conservative. Sixty-two percent (62%) place Romney in that group while just 25% say the same for Obama.
...Since this is a tracking poll of likely voters it probably reflects how the President has been hurt by his "You did not build that" remarks and his insulting language directed at entrepreneurs. He now is being hammered by new ads on his comments that his or Bill Clinton's policies of higher taxes worked. He is not having much fun being on the defensive for things that came out of his own mouth. He probably will have to much more careful in vetting his own speeches.