A new Gallup poll finds Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama statistically tied among registered voters heading into November’s general election.
According to Gallup, 47 percent of voters polled are backing Romney, compared to 45 percent who prefer Obama. That’s well within the poll’s margin of error, which is plus or minus 3 percent.
"I do not know how long it will take for public opinion polls to reflect Cain’s weakened position in the presidential race, but the prediction markets have spoken: There is more than a 96 percent likelihood that Cain will fall in the public-opinion polls before Republicans cast their real votes in the 2012 primaries and caucuses."
"All in all, Democrats remain decidedly less white, more female, more liberal, less religious, and less likely to be married than the general population. Liberals and nonwhites have come to make up a slightly greater percentage of the Democratic base since 2008, perhaps indicating that the decline in Democratic affiliation since 2009 was proportionately greater among conservatives and whites. The 2012 elections will thus likely show the same demographic voting patterns that prevailed in 2008, and that in many cases have been evident in presidential elections going back further in time."
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has spent the week battling accusations that he sexually harassed female employees while he was president of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. But according to the first major poll released since the story broke on Sunday, most Republican-leaning voters say the new revelations have not changed their opinion of the candidate.
In a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted since the first story was published, 70 percent of the Republicans said that the allegations would not change their voting decision. Twenty-three percent said the story made them less likely to support him and 4 percent said they were now more likely.
"The race for the Republican nomination is increasingly becoming a two-man race between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, as Michele Bachmann’s poll numbers continue to drop among national GOP primary voters.
A new Gallup Poll of likely Republican voters finds Perry leading Romney by 7 points, 31 percent to 24 percent, in the GOP nomination race."