Thursday, October 18, 2012 – 12:05 p.m.
Is the Presidential race breaking out?
The answer is it very well could be!
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has opened up a 52% to 45% lead over President Barack Obama in the Gallup seven day tracking poll of likely voters.
A seven percentage point lead.
For the first time one candidate has eclipsed the 50% threshold in Gallup’s likely voter polling. An important event in the campaign.
In the Rasmussen Three-Day Tracking Poll of likely voters, Romney is leading 49% to 47%.
In the Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP six-day Tracking poll of voters, Romney as climbed into a tie with the President at 46%.
Romney has established clear momentum, with polling samples taken after the Vice-Presidential and second Presidential debates now being added into the weighting.
If the trend continues one can expect the most battleground states to follow suit.