Presidential Polls 2012: Latest Gallup, Rasmussen, AP/Gfk, ABC/Washington Post Nationwide and Swing States Polls

Romney Ahead of Obama in Numerous Polls

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Chesapeake, Virginia, October 17, 2012.
U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Chesapeake, Virginia, October 17, 2012. | (Photo: REUTERS/Jim Young)

A spate of new presidential polls have been released Thursday on the presidential election 2012, from Gallup, Associated Press/Gfk, ABC News/Washington Post, and Rasmussen Reports - with most showing Gov. Mitt Romney ahead of President Barack Obama.

The latest Gallup Presidential Polls give Republican candidate Romney a 3 percent lead over Obama among likely voters. However, Obama has a 1 percent lead when it comes to registered voters, according to the new Gallup polls out Thursday.

The newest Gallup poll, released Thursday at 1 p.m. ET, scored Romney with 50 percent of likely voters compared to Obama's 47 percent. Whereas among registered voters Obama scored 48 percent compared to Romney's 47 percent. The remaining percentages in both polls made up votes for third party candidates and undecided voters.

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That Gallup poll was recored over the period from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25, 2012.

Meanwhile, Associated Press/Gfk placed Romney with a 2 percent lead among "likely voters" in its latest national presidential poll; scoring Romney with 47 percent compared to Obama's 45 percent. In that poll undecided voters made up 3 percent, and those that refused to answer were recorded at 3 percent.

However, again among "registered voters" that same poll had Obama with a 1 percent lead over Romney; with Obama raking in 45 percent of the vote in comparison to Romney's 44 percent. Again undecided voters were at 4 percent and refusals were at 3 percent.

The Associated Press/Gfk poll was surveyed over Oct. 19 through Oct. 23, 2012.

Elsewhere the ABC News/Washington Post national poll also gave a 1 percent lead to Romney, with the Republican at 49 percent compared to the president's 48 percent. Voters who said they'd vote for neither scored 1 percent, with another 1 percent going to those with no opinion of either of the two main candidates. That poll was released on Oct. 24.

Meanwhile, the latest Rasmussen Reports presidential tracking poll gave a 3 percent lead to Romney, giving him 50 percent of the vote nationally compared to Obama's 47 percent. In that poll third party candidates also made up for 2 percent of the votes, and undecided voters made up a further 2 percent.

That Rasmussen Reports poll was again released on Thursday morning, Oct. 25, 2012.

Rasmussen Reports also released poll results for Virginia - an important battleground state. It showed Romney with 50 percent against Obama's 48 percent - a 2 percent lead for the Republican hopeful. Only 1 percent remained undecided in Virginia according the poll, which was released on Thursday.

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