Romney Leads First Gallup Tracking Poll For General Election

We have the first release of the new Gallup daily tracking poll for the Barack Obama/Mitt Romney General Election campaign and it shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by 2%.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking)
Mitt Romney (R) 47%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 45%

This edition of the poll was done April 11-15. It is somewhat refreshing to now have the Republican primary and not have to keep typing the names Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul every day. Coupled with Fox News’ poll, this is now a second straight poll to show Romney leading Obama. Of course, we always have CNN to give Barack Obama a poll showing him ahead instead.

Barack Obama (D-inc) 52%
Mitt Romney (R) 43%

This poll was done April 13-15 among 910 registered voters.

Posted by Dave at 4:23 pm
Filed under: General | Comments (34)

34 Responses to “Romney Leads First Gallup Tracking Poll For General Election”

  1. Tim V says:

    Go Mitt !

  2. Jerry muthertruckin' Cruncher says:

    The Romney team is stellar.

  3. Apologetic California says:

    #4 means death in Chinese.

  4. Marv says:

    Hi folks,

    I applied the Rasmussen partisan ID model of 36.4(R)/33.4(D)/30.2(I) to the Gallup Daily Tracking survey of preference by party ID, which showed Obama receiving 6R/39I/90D and Romney 90R/45I/6D.

    The result is Romney 48.35% and Obama 44.02%.

    Bittlerlaw……when Polaris comes back, he can explain to you how to do that calculation.

  5. janz says:

    It seems odd that there is such a large discreptancy between two polls, both from Gallup.

  6. Bobby says:

    Dave just didn’t change it….the CNN poll is done by CNN/ORC not Gallup

    Also CNN is of adults….RV is Gallup

  7. DW says:

    well…if its any consolation, the prior CNN poll had it Obama +11. But make no mistake, between CNN and CBS, Romney will never take the lead in the RCP average. Never. He could be up by 15 points in real polls, but these outfits will never allow Obama to dip below Romney in the RCP average.

  8. Brandon says:

    CNN is RV’s.

  9. DrJay says:

    pollster?? it’s reported by roll call

    AZ-8 special election
    Kelly (R): 49
    Barber (D): 45

    McSally (R): 42
    Barber (D): 42

    Sitton (R): 39
    Barber (D): 43

    Antenori (R): 40
    Barber (D): 46

  10. pitchaboy says:

    Romney is ahead. Period.

  11. DrJay says:

    Happy birthday to the Pope!

  12. AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney says:

    CNN poll pushes Obama +3, RCP really should learn to take out the obvious bs polls, if my math is right Romney has the average leads in polls now

  13. DW says:

    10…This will be a hard one to win, in light of the circumstances that caused the seat to be vacant.

  14. AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney says:

    Romney saying to Obama “start packing” means 1 of 2 things : 1. he’s ready to go at it and confident he’ll win 2. he has internals and KNOWS hes gonna win

  15. DW says:

    13…for the sake of your healthy blood pressure, just give up on RCP average. Its just a gimmick anyway, where they can use garbage polls to prop up Obama.

  16. Scott says:

    In the CNN Poll,Romney closed the gap among Independents from 15% to 5% behind,but,and this is according to CNN,lost 8% support among Republicans.Hard to believe.

  17. Brandon says:

    No one can know they’re going to win an election that is 7 months away.

  18. DrJay says:

    Will it help or hurt the R that it is a special? There will also be a Green candidate it seems.

  19. DW says:

    17…not at all hard to believe…its CNN.

  20. AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney says:

    Ras having the GOP up 10 like that is shocking, isnt that the gap when the Nov 2010 elections happend?

  21. DrJay says:

    It could happen if moderate Rs were identifying as independents…. lifting Romney with independents and making the R pool more conservative (protest undecideds).

    but I doubt it…

  22. jan says:

    CNN and Gallup seem to be polling two different countries it seems.

  23. jenny-former republican says:

    CNN is a weekend poll!

  24. SoHope says:

    Gallup was Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

    CNN/ORC was Fri, Sat, Sun

  25. Brandon says:

    New Reuters/Ipsos poll just released:

    Obama: 47%(-4)
    Romney: 43%(+2)

    Down from an 11 point lead a month ago.

  26. DW says:

    in the RCP average for the GOP nomination, Newt has now fallen behind Ron Paul.

  27. DW says:

    soboring article on what happens if Obamacare becomes reality:

  28. lisab says:

    “Scientists to build ‘human brain’: Supercomputer will simulate the entire mind”

    what could go wrong?

  29. DrJay says:

    “what could go wrong?”

    see #26

  30. david says:

    #29, DW

    I am not that that the Supreme Court will overturn the law. Lets up they do.