Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 45% - Romney 46%
Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking number shows Romney’s lead at one point, with support for Romney dropping from 47% to 46%, and support for Obama increasing from 44% to 45%.
This is a daily rolling tracker – this means that we conduct 300+ interviews a day, with occasional ‘boosts’, and aggregate data from the previous 4-5 days. The sample overlap that occurs as part of this process means that day-to-day changes will be incremental rather than large.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from Oct. 8-12, 2012. For the survey, a sample of 1,298 American
registered voters and 1,081 Likely Voters (all age 18 and over) was interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is
measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points for Registered
Voters and 3.4 for Likely Voters. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not
applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error
and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of a per
cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
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