Romney Opens Big Lead Over Obama In New Poll

romney vs obama may 11 2012 300x225 Romney Opens Big Lead Over Obama In New Poll
A graph showing Mitt Romney's rise in the polls. (Photo: RasmussenReports.com)

Things do not look good for President Barack Obama based on the newest Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking poll, which shows Mitt Romney with 50 percent of the vote compared to the president’s 43 percent. This is Mr. Romney’s first time hitting the 50 percent mark and his largest lead to date. 

Rasmussen attributes Mr. Romney’s rise to dissatisfaction with the state of the economy in the wake of last week’s disappointing jobs report. According to Rasmussen, 48 percent of voters say the president is doing a poor job handling the economy compared to just 37 percent who say he’s doing a good or excellent job.

President Obama has said he expects this election will be a tough race. At his Hollywood fundraiser last night, the president told supporters the campaign  is “going to be harder than it was the last time.” Last weekend, at his kickoff rallies in Virginia and Ohio, the president said, “This election will be even closer than the last.”

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