Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Widens Lead Over Romney In Electoral Votes
Presidential poll results released on Thursday, Nov. 1, indicate that President Barack Obama is successfully, and dramatically, widening his lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney for the seat in the White House.
On the basis of Electoral College votes and according to projected numbers on PollTracker through Thursday morning, President Obama has a popular percentage of 47.4 and 303 projected electoral votes. In comparison, Romney has a popular percentage of 46.4 and 191 projected electoral votes.
The results show a large gap between the two candidates and how they succeeding in winning over voters, with less than a week until Election Day on Nov. 6.
It takes 270 Electoral College votes for a candidate to win the election
Examiner reported that only yesterday, the poll showed Obama with an Electoral votes lead of 274 to Romney's 206.
RealClearPolitics released findings from a set of polls on Thursday with additional results in the Obama/Romney match-up:
Wisconsin: Obama vs. Romney - NBC/WSJ/Marist poll - Obama 49 percent, Romney 46 percent [Obama]
New Hampshire: Romney vs. Obama - NBC/WSJ/Marist poll - Obama 49, Romney 47 [Obama]
Colorado: Romney.vs. Obama - Rasmussen Reports - Obama 47, Romney 50 [Romney]
Iowa: Romney vs. Obama - NBC/WSJ/Marist poll - Obama 50 percent, Romney 47 [Obama]
Nevada: Romney vs. Obama - LVRJ/SurveyUSA - Obama 50 percent, Romney 46 percent [Obama]
Rhode Island: Romney vs. Obama - WPRI/Fleming - Obama 54 percent, Romney 33 percent [Obama]
In connection with PollTracker's recent findings, a Gallup poll released on Wednesday revealed that 44 percent of Americans believe Obama will win the election and 32 percent believe Romney will win. Another presidential poll might not mean anything, especially since numbers continuously change, however, the report noted that in the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 elections, Americans, and similar polls, accurately predicted the popular vote winner.
The poll was conducted on Saturday and Sunday, before Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, and surveyed 1,063 voters.