CNN Poll of Polls: All tied up between Obama and Romney
May 23rd, 2012
07:15 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: All tied up between Obama and Romney

Washington (CNN) – It's basically all knotted up between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to an
average of three national surveys released over the past 24 hours.

A CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Wednesday morning indicates that, on average, 47% of registered voters in the three surveys say they back Obama, with 45% supporting Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is making his second bid for the White House. With Obama's two-point margin over Romney less than the sampling error of the surveys, it's fair to say that the race can be considered a dead heat.

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The three surveys are from NBC News/Wall Street Journal (May 16-20), ABC News/Washington Post (May 17-20), and Gallup's daily tracking poll (May 15-21).

As the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of other surveys, there is no sampling error for the results.

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story


Filed under: 2012 • CNN Poll of polls • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Bain-capital to ship jobs to China, start war with IRAN, ban your SS, MIDICARE....yes, obama12.

    May 23, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  2. John, PA

    Guess they didn’t poll in Kentucky where 'Uncommitted' claims 40 percent of the Democratic presidential primary vote. Most likely they didn’t poll Arkansas where 41 percent went to John Wolfe.

    Polls; keep dreaming, when Mitt Romney debates Mr. Obama and brings up Mr. Obama’s and the Democrats record in Congress since 2007 it’s over; the polls don’t even matter.

    May 23, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  3. sonnie3

    If cnn has it all tied up, that means that Romey is ahead by 10 points. They slant their bias coverage of obama to the extreme as they are a liberal left wing organization on a mission to give our potus another 4 years and that is something he does not deserve and more than the nobel peace prize/ Go Figure

    May 23, 2012 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  4. Steve

    There is no slowing down the debt. No matter who is controlling which branch, the US will hit the wall. We're too deep in. Can't blame China – we are asking for the rope and they are selling it to us. As manufacturing continues to decrease, those that are in some sort of service industry will be the holdouts who still have jobs.

    Romney or Obama – doesn't matter. Obama will take us there a little faster.

    Again – anything that can be put into a shipping container can potentially be manufactured outside the US and shipped in for far cheaper than we can produce here. That leaves service as the remaining area where jobs will still remain – service for those that can afford it performed by those who picked the right field.

    May 23, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  5. macrasta

    I guess by this poll the GOP strategy if taking away people's voting rights bit by bit is working...ummm?

    May 23, 2012 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  6. JAB62

    The USA is not a corporation. But if it were and Romney were president he would buy Greece and Spain, gut their treasuries, close their borders, and bail.

    May 23, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney cannot tell Americans what is economic plan is because it will exposed for what it is. Romney's budget will add $5 trillion to the deficit, including his proposed spending cuts, because of his proposed tax cuts. Maybe, the Obama Campaign should help him out a little bit, and start talking about Romney's deficit exploding tax reforms.

    BTW, I think the whole conservative allegation of 'class warfare' by liberals is ridiculous. Hasn't it been conservatives who have open expressed support and protection of the 1%, even at the expense and misery of the 99%, for the past 3 or 4 decades with their phoney supply side, trickle down economic theories.

    May 23, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |