New poll: Obama has double digit advantage
June 20th, 2012
12:06 PM ET
6 years ago

New poll: Obama has double digit advantage

Washington (CNN) - A new national survey indicates President Barack Obama has opened up a double digit lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the race for the White House, an advantage for Obama that no other major poll released this month has found.

According to a Bloomberg National Poll released Wednesday, 53% of people likely to vote in the November presidential election say they support the president, with 40% saying they back Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and presumptive GOP nominee.

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The survey indicates Obama has a 13-point lead over Romney even though those questioned gave him low marks on his handling of the economy and the deficit. Six in ten said the nation is headed down the wrong track.

According to the poll, by a 55%-36% margin, likely voters view Romney as more out of touch with average Americans than Obama. And only 39% have a favorable view of Romney, with 48% saying they see him in a negative light. Fifty-five percent say the have a favorable opinion of the president, with 36% saying they view him in an unfavorable way.

The Bloomberg poll was conducted June 15-18, with 1,002 adults nationwide, including 734 likely voters, questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error for questions only of likely voters is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

The Bloomberg horse race numbers are very different than most of the other national polls released over the past month, which indicated the race was tied or showed Obama with a slight advantage.

A new CNN Poll of Polls, which averages the three latest national horserace surveys, puts Obama at 48% and Romney at 43%. The three surveys included in the CNN Poll of Polls are Bloomberg (June 15-18), Gallup Daily Tracking Poll (June 12-18) and Reuters/Ipsos (June 7-11). The CNN Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
soundoff (332 Responses)
  1. Alejandro

    Tsimbi: your crock of lies will not get you anywhere – the sham of that "reference" site is as useful as cutting steak on the dull side of the blade. Please, if you want to have more reliability of fact vs fiction, find somewhere where sites, books, or other resources have more meaning and substance.

    June 20, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. Namestinger

    Jemmy wants 2 da go back 2 da good ole bushie years. More wars 2 send our kids to n more tax breaks for his rich friends. Some people will never learn.

    June 20, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  3. Walter

    If people want another 4 years of Obama let them have him. Thankfully, my investments are safe, both from the turmoil of the stock market and from Obama's taxes. To Obama's minions I say "let them eat cake."

    June 20, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  4. A P

    Obama has double digit advantage Because of Romney FACE Reed the Romney FACE, For Romney " It is vain to pursue uncertain thimgs"

    June 20, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. Silly Baggers!

    This is the part when the Repubs start commenting that polls mean nothing yet they were pumping up the previous polls that showed it much closer or one that showed Romney ahead.

    June 20, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. Riptim

    People are finding out that romney is a tea partyier when its convenient, and a center consevative when its convenient. As time passes this will show the american people that beyond a shadow of a doubt he is nothing more than a flip flopper on all issues and will not take a stand on any issue for fear it may hurt him with some of his backers.

    June 20, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. ireuel

    Bloomberg? One poll please refer to Real clear Politics and see all the polls and then write a story, instead of campaign commercial for Obama. I see you left out the percentages for the ones that don't support your theory. I will bet today's Executive privilege does some damage. When are you going to hire some from the right to even the views out just a little? Oh and the polls from Wisconsin and 2010 were wrong very wrong. Wake up and smell the Tea brewing.

    June 20, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Vad

    Are either of these candidates really "in touch" with the American people? On the one hand you have a right wing establishment candidate who believes that by giving big business tax breaks and incentives they will want to stay in the United States.

    On the other side you have a hand picked liberal radical who was raised listening to the teachings of Derrick Bell, Rev. Jerimah Wright and Henry Louis Gates. His philosophy is to give unlimited handouts, "Free" Healthcare to all and restrict business to the point where they are simply going to close up shop and go oversea.

    Problem with both candidates is that neither system is really "Free" is it. Standing back and looking at each candidate it's really a pick your poison.

    June 20, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  9. rep

    We really need a few more polls to see how this shakes out. Occasionally one or two polls do have more error than others. But I can tell that no conservative will believe this one–just like they consistently feel about ANY positive news that can ever be attributed to Obama.

    Either's way too early for anyone to start popping champagne corks. this race will be a nail-biter in Nov.

    June 20, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  10. mac70016

    Keep increasing the lead and bury the reps. and tea partiers!

    June 20, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  11. DB in HS


    Wow! That's amazing considering that the Rasmussen poll (which is far more accurate) has had the president leading in the polls only once in the last 22 days.....

    Kind of makes you wonder if the Bloomberg poll isn't sponsored by the DNC.


    Just the Facts- Nate Silverman, one of the most accurate, credible and RESPECTED poll evaluaters in the country has the facts to back him up and Rasmussen had a conservative lean of almost 4% point in ALL races it covers not just national races like the presidential race. So if you EVER see a close race in a Rasmussen Poll as a conservative you better be worried and if you ever find them tied or trailing then they are already done. Again trusting Rasmussen is like watching Faux & Friiends morning show or Megan Kelly for news.

    June 20, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  12. Aezel

    It's spelled "poll" Jim. Thanks for demonstrating your superior GOP intellect there bud.

    June 20, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. Statistics are not indicators of certainty

    While I am an Obama supporter, polls don't really mean anything. This could change at any moment, and while polls and statistics can be great indicators, they can also be totally wrong.

    June 20, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  14. LarryB

    Typical of right wingers to try to discredit any poll that shows results they don't like. Of course, it's also typical of left wingers to do the same.

    June 20, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  15. Independent

    anyone who believes this poll needs their head examined. It shouldn't even be reported on given the disparity with so many other polls out there. Clearly, something is out of whack.

    June 20, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. Thom Real American patriot

    No need to raise the roof so early as in 2008. The sleeping giant will again awaken in November, and President Obama will
    clean Romney's clock good fashion, as he did with Palin. There's nothing to do but wait. And then VOTE. Obama 12.

    June 20, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  17. Me

    Yes I want to vote for a Wall St Insider!! Those poor Wall St. people need love and money. The middle class is broke so they have no more money to steal. ;-} A Vote for Romney is a vote for the A$$es that got us into this mess. Big Business is sitting on trillions of dollars and they turn around and say they need lower taxes and the right to screw their works even more before they can hire again. Vote for Romney and screw the USA even more!!!!!!! (I'm a former Republican)

    June 20, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  18. Mensaman

    Can you reveal the results of polls that reflect truth and reality? CNN must have polled MSNBC by mistake.

    June 20, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  19. timz

    I'd much rather see a second Obama term than a third G.W. Bush term (didn't the first two do enough damage?), but this doesn't sound accurate.

    June 20, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  20. nik green

    We have a choice: Romney – an admitted corporatist, or Obama – a corporatist dressed up as a liberal. As a liberal, I would vote for the former – at least we know who the enemy is.

    June 20, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. Laverne

    Romney is afraid to lead and he is afraid to take a stand on any issues. That's what happens when Adelson, Koch Brothers, and others purchase your thoughts, ideas, and every move. Americans will actually be doing Romney a favor if he loses!

    June 20, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  22. Sametestsameresults

    Obama is going to win because Romney has absolutely nothing in common with the Average American.

    June 20, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  23. Rick

    Obama might not be so good, but Romney would be an unmitigated disaster for anyone except the rich. That said, I'd be willing to bet this poll is an aberration given that so many Americans worship money and hate intellect.

    June 20, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  24. Drew

    Every other poll shows an effective tie... and then this one shows Obama up 13 during a really bad month for the President. Something doesn't add up. I'd love to find out what "Likely Voter" meant in this poll...

    June 20, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  25. Daveinil

    "The Bloomberg horse race numbers are very different than most of the other national polls released over the past month" So let's make a big to do about an outlier poll because it favors Obama. I still think CNN needs to register as an Obama PAC.

    June 20, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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