Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rasmussen Poll: Santorum Ties Obama in Ohio, Romney Trails By Four (2/9/2012)


From Rasmussen Reports:

Rick Santorum 44%
Barack Obama 44%
Some other candidate 8%
Undecided 5%

Barack Obama 45%
Mitt Romney 41%
Some other candidate 10%
Undecided 4%

Santorum is viewed favorably by 49% of Ohio voters, Romney by 45%. Fifty percent (50%) at least somewhat approve of Obama’s job performance, with 31% who Strongly Approve.

Obama runs nearly even with both Republicans among male voters in Ohio. He also breaks even with Santorum among women but edges Romney by eight points among these voters.

Among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties, both Republicans post a 16-point lead over the incumbent.

In matchups with the president, Santorum earns 80% of the conservative vote in the state, compared to Romney’s 70%. Both GOP hopefuls lose moderates and liberals to the president by comparable margins.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Ohio voters believe the government bailouts of banks, auto companies, and insurance companies were good for the United States, but a plurality (49%) views them as bad for the country. Obama earns 81% support against both Republicans from voters who see the bailouts as a good move. Among those who regard the bailouts as a bad idea, 67% support Romney, 71% Santorum, when pitted against the president.

Survey of 500 likely voters was conducted February 8, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.

18 comments:

GetReal said...

They don't know Rick as well yet in Ohio as they do in Pennsylvania.

leighrow said...

Santorum has not been vetted yet so everyone is looking at Santorum with rose colored glasses.

Romney has been attacked by the DNC,the RNC,all right wing radio talk show hosts,MSM and FOX. To be quite honest, I am surprised that Romney is not doing worse.

Anonymous said...

"I've never "sworn by" polls. I've long said that they mean little until it's closer to the election. This season has proven that, and then some. People in these states aren't even paying attention yet. Haven't the events of the last several weeks taught you anything?"

February 9, 2012 12:42 PM

Written by RW himself. Copied and pasted by me! :)

All I can say is "Amen."

AZ

Doug NYC GOP said...
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Right Wingnut said...

Yes, I did say that. there is no way to guage who will win in November based on this poll, but it is an indicator of where Romney's campaign is right now...the toilet.

Go over to Pollman's site (I would link it, but have been asked not to) and scan some polls. Mitt's neggies are getting dangerously high in a number of states. His scorched earth tactics are taking a toll.

Anonymous said...

Doug, I don't like the last two lines of your comment. I think you should remove them.

AZ

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Palin will say the race should be extended to vett Santorum?

Doug NYC GOP said...

This poll is trash.

It means nothing.

No one in Ohio is paying attention.

Is this posted to make St. Rick voter feel warm & fuzzy.

I don't trust a poll till 2-3 hours befor voting begins.

This site is turning into a Santorum Love Fest.

I'm outta here

Doug NYC GOP said...

I edited and reposted my comment to qualify for a PG rating.

Right Wingnut said...

ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling
Romney's swing state blues: 31/56 fav in NC, 28/56 in OH, 30/54 in MO, 29/56 in MN. Just not popular: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/02/b…
8 hours ago

Right Wingnut said...

I'll move my comment too, so it make sense...

LOL, Doug. I have to admit. That is funny.

Anonymous said...

You know, GWB was a the pick of Evangelicals. The GW that racked up the debt and was so horrible at communication the country readily picked the great, intellectual messiah communicator, Obama.

Now, you have the big spending GWB clone, Santorum. Of course, his flaws don't count and are glossed over because, like GWB, he's a Christian.

It's not been the "establishment" who's pick the Republican candidates. It's been the Evangelicals.

The Evangelicals are bad at picking candidates.

leighrow said...
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Lionhead said...

Please don't feed the trolls. ;)

Anonymous said...

Santorum looks like a closet door waiting to get opened.

Lionhead said...

RW, your link to "Low Turnout and the Big Tune-Out" at the WSJ http://tinyurl.com/7vvqu87 is a great commentary on this campaign. The power of a negative campaign at work. It truly does destroy its targets, but undermines the ultimate race in the Fall.

For all Romney's handlers & consultant's they will likely hand him a loss if he gets nominated. Moreover, he's destroying voter's interest in finding a suitable alternative to Obama if he fails. What a tragedy to loose the general election on the misguided efforts of one candidate & his suregates.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Thanks RWn,

I couldn't resist.

It was like a soft easy pitch or a soft easy blonde...

you just had to hit it... (sorry AZ but I'm not editing that joke.)

Ohio JOE said...

"They don't know Rick as well yet in Ohio as they do in Pennsylvania."

It depends what part of the state.

"No one in Ohio is paying attention." True, they are not paying as much attention as 4 years ago, but many Ohioans are paying attention.