Rasmussen: Mitt Romney Ahead of President Obama by 7 Points
The daily Presidential Tracking Poll from Rasmussen Reports puts anticipated GOP challenger Mitt Romney ahead of President Barack Obama by 7 percentage points.
The former Massachusetts governor stands at 50 percent to 43 percent for Obama, with 4 percent looking at a third party candidate and another 3 percent still undecided for the November contest.
The numbers come amid declining economic numbers, with those who believe their personal finances are getting better down 2 percentage points in the past week.
Only 37 percent of those polled gave Obama good or excellent marks for his handling of the economy, with 48 percent saying he’s done a poor job.
Obama’s job approval rating is down to 44 percent, his lowest mark in two months.
“Sixty-five percent of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government. Fifty-three percent believe neither Republican nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today,” a release from Rasmussen stated.
The daily tracking results are based upon telephone surveys of 500 likely voters over a rolling three-night period, with a 3 percent plus or minus range.