Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 46%
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily Poll is attached. Both candidates have moved down one point, with Obama on 47% and Romney on 46%.
Other findings include:
- Two new questions on how people think the election will go, regardless of their personal preference:
- If they were to wager money, 53% would pick Obama as winner of the Presidential race, vs. 29% who would choose Romney (81% of Democrats and 23% of Republicans would pick Obama as the likely winner)
- And in their state this shifts slightly, with 51% picking Obama as the likely winner in the state, and 38% choosing Romney
- 22% say they have already cast a vote, with 55% indicating they voted for Obama and 40% for Romney (with the usual caveat around Democrats voting early)
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. 26-30, 2012. For the survey, a sample of 3,293 American
registered voters and 2,356 Likely Voters (all age 18 and over) was interviewed online. On October 29th, Ipsos began boosting sample in
four swing states, which accounts for the increase in our overall sample size. The data collected in these states are included in our national
sample, although weighted appropriately to reflect the population of each state relative to the national population. 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 2.9
percentage points for Registered Voters and 3.4 for Likely Voters. Likely voter model adjusted to include all respondents who have voted,
as of 10.15.12. 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 one
per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
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Ipsos Public Affairs
Senior Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
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