Romney Leads By A Point In Rasmussen’s Final Tracking Poll

Mitt Romney enters Election Day with a 1-point lead in the final national tracking poll from Republican-leaning Rasmussen released Tuesday. 

According to the poll, Romney earns the support of 49 percent of likely voters nationwide, while President Barack Obama trails with 48 percent support. The Republican nominee led by an identical margin in Rasmussen’s poll on Monday, and the two candidates were locked at 49 percent on Sunday.

Tuesday’s poll also shows that 50 percent approve of the job Obama is doing — the fifth consecutive day Rasmussen has shown the president with an approval rating of at least 50 percent.

The latest poll was conducted Nov. 3-5 using automated interviews with 1,500 likely voters across the country. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Obama currently holds an Election Day lead of about a half-point, according to the PollTracker Average.

 

 

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