Obama Leaps To Front-Runner Status


Obama Leaps To Front-Runner Status

Following the Democratic National Convention, President Obama is seeing a noticeable bounce that has solidified his status as the decisive front-runner according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Saturday.

The latest daily tracking poll showed Obama, a Democrat, with a lead of 4 percentage points over Romney. Forty-seven percent of 1,457 likely voters surveyed online over the previous four days said they would vote for Obama if the November 6 elections were held today, compared with 43 percent for Romney.

“The bump is actually happening. I know there was some debate whether it would happen… but it’s here,” said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark, referring to the “bounce” in support that many presidential candidates enjoy after nominating conventions.

Obama had leapfrogged Romney in the daily tracking poll on Friday with a lead of 46 percent to 44 percent. Reuters 9/09/2012

While it’s unclear how long the lead will last, being the last candidate to have a convention may help Mr. Obama to maintain his lead and the final results of the bump may not yet be in.

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