President Obama continues to lead GOP rival Mitt Romney nationally, with the latest Rand survey stating Obama has a seven point lead over Romney — 50 – 43 percent. The polls confirms what other polls have found, which the Republicans are decrying — LOL, Obama has been rising, while Romney has been falling.
Rand Corporation’s methodology was different than tradition polls, but the results were the same — Obama leads Romney:
Rand’s 2012 Presidential Election Poll involves a single panel of voters who are asked the same three questions over and over. Since July 11, each of its 3,500 participants has answered the questions on a weekly basis — but staggered so that one-seventh of the results come in every day. They answer the questions online, and those who didn’t have Internet access before the poll are given computers to use.
The results have been more or less in line with those of other major polls. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama were running neck and neck — until Sept. 7, the day after former President Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Ever since then, Obama has been rising and Romney falling in the poll.
The Rand Survey results are comparable to a recent Gallup tracking poll which shows Obama leading by six points, 50% to 44%, and a Reuters/Ipsos poll which shows the president leading by five points, 47% to 42%.