Obama Lead Jumps in Latest Poll

President Barack Obama has opened a significant lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to the latest Bloomberg National Poll.

Barack Obama received the support of 53 percent of likely voters, while Romney received support from just 40 percent.

The poll showed significant weakness for Romney. Only 39 percent of voters viewed Romney favorably, while 48 percent viewed him unfavorably. Additionally, 55 percent of those polled viewed Romney as more “out of touch” with Americans than Obama.

A majority of voters(53 percent) approve of the job Obama is doing, while 44 percent disapproved. His performance on the economy was more of a mixed bag; 46 percent of voters approved of the job Obama is doing creating jobs, while 48 percent disapproved.

43 percent of voters surveyed approved of Obama’s job performance on the economy, while 53 percent disapproved.

But Romney didn’t receive good marks on his central campaign argument. 45 percent of voters said that Romney’s experience in business would help him manage the economy, but 49 percent said it would not.

The poll is the best for Obama in some time. Most national polls have shown a close race, with tracking polls showing the race tied, and non-tracking polls showing Obama with a small lead. The RealClearPolitics average of polls gives Obama a 2.3 percent lead.

The Bloomberg poll did show a close vote among the most enthusiastic voters. 49 percent of the most enthusiastic voters would back Romney, while 48 percent would back Obama.

The poll alsoágauged voter support for the parties in Congress. 48 percent of likely voters said they would vote for a Democrat for Congress, while 41 percent said they would vote Republican. Democrats were viewed favorably by 50 percent of Americans, compared to the Republicans’ 41 percent favorable rating.

As for the two most recent former presidents, Bill Clinton received glowing reviews, with 69 percent of voters viewing him favorably and only 25 percent viewing him unfavorably. George W. Bush, on the other hand, was viewed favorably by 44 percent of voters, with 51 percent viewing him unfavorably.

The poll was conducted June 15-18 by Selzer & Co. for Bloomberg News. 1,002 voters were interviewed, of which 734 were considered likely voters. The poll’s margin of error isá▒3.6 percent.

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BillOreally O'really
.5 years ago

does everyone here want ObamaCare?

Tricia Hamilton
Tricia Hamilton5 years ago

Why are we outsourcing work to other countries? Shame on us!!!

John powers
John filipiak5 years ago

I should have added, "just sayin".

John powers
John filipiak5 years ago

I would hold the gloating till Nov 7. In Wisconsin Walker and Barrett were almost tied in the lastest poll. Walker won by a greater margin than the first time against Barrett.

Ken W.
Ken W5 years ago

gop/tp will hold party in hell after 2012

Christine C.
Chandra C5 years ago


Sandi F.
Sandi F5 years ago

Rudy B,
Fact check shows that Gingrich, the orignator of the Obama is the food stamp president line, was misleading, or just plain lying. Just one of the many factchecks, from USA Today:

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition service for month-by-month figures going back to January 2001. And they show that under President George W. Bush the number of recipients rose by nearly 14.7 million. Nothing before comes close to that.

And under Obama, the increase so far has been 14.2 million. To be exact, the program has so far grown by 444,574 fewer recipients during Obama's time in office than during Bush's."
Also, many sources have credited a substantial amount of the receipients on food stamps under Obama to Bush Jrs policies at the end of his term. Bush Jr should have credit where credit is due.

So actually Bush Jr was the real Food Stamp President, amongst being the War Crimes President and the Tax Cuts for the Rich President, Spend Like There is no Tomorrow President, ... and an all around Crappy President.

Also, you could have found this info you are spouting debunked in several places. If you had looked or read a balanced news source or two.

Gary A L.
Gary L5 years ago

republinazi's don't like facts they just lie and lie some more fast and furyiest start under heir bush solyandra start under bush so all you paid rightwing losers suck it

Carl Oerke
Carl O5 years ago

Willard Romney or Rmoney in his mispelled ads does not take positions hoping that he will not offend anyone. My father a sergeant in the USMC used to say to me "If you don't stand up for what you believe you stand for nothing. And if you stand for nothing I don't wont you standing next to me. Romney stands for nothing.

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown5 years ago

Linda E.-Well said, take a few more green stars out of petty cash!