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. Myviewis

    Really intelligent people, they give Obama low marks on handling the deficit and economy but they still would vote for him because???? who in their right mind choses to be in a bad economy and deficit? I bet these voters are making very good salaries or were rich people Bloomberg called on. I doubt if those standing in the unemployment line, those who have exhaused their savings and even moved in with family will agree with this survey.

    June 20, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. Karma6338

    Wow, great news for the you won't see that on Fox News....

    June 20, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |

    Willard's campaign is over no matter who he picks as his running mate. If the only people backing you are 1%er's(Trump), racist bigots(Ted Nugent) and foreign corporations(Sheldon Addison), you're bound to lose. Now when you have a vast majority of minorities along with good spirited Americans backing you, you can't lose.

    June 20, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. winky

    Don't let the poles deter u go out an vote

    June 20, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  5. Lance

    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.

    June 20, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Actually you haven't got the real vote of the people, as I think more people are voting for Romney than your poll shows. I think that Romney will do an excellent job as he knows business and that's who we need

    June 20, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  7. winky

    Vote for President Obama!!

    June 20, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. fever

    these polls are almost meaningless. the sample size seems so low.

    June 20, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  9. Charlie

    Sounds like hte poll was conducted at the IRS offices or the Welfare offices.

    June 20, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  10. yogi

    Romney has absolutely no idea how to improve the U.S. economy, he is only an expert in his personal economy. We don't need a coward as president.
    Vision, intelligence, and compassion: Obama 2012!

    June 20, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  11. John

    I know I'm going to vote for the President In NOV.

    June 20, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. B

    The more people get to know Romney, the less they like what they see.

    June 20, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Hmm, I'd say those superPAC ads are having an effect. Wouldn't you say? Maybe not the desired effect, but they are having an effect.

    June 20, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  14. James

    Obama is doing the best he can under very difficult domestic and international economic headwinds. Congress should forget about politics in this tough period and work with the administration to do everything possible to keep the U.S. from sliding into another recession. Americans should pay attention to what's happening in the rest of the world, especially, Europe and understand the inter-connectivity that is the reality when it comes to the world economy and that the present slowdown is directly related to world events.

    June 20, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. Loop

    If accurate, America as we know it is doomed. Obama is a Socialist and is so far left it will take decades to recover from the damage he would do.

    June 20, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  16. rich

    @ demwit – yes because no other presidents have invoked executive privilege...

    June 20, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Polls are nice aren't they?
    Wait until November.
    Romney won't know what hit him.
    Americans are sick and tieed of bored little rich boys trying to buy the presidency as they would a new toy, and when they tire of it they kick the country to the curb all tattered and mangled.

    June 20, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  18. Donna

    I noticed that Bloomberg always seems to be higher than all the other polling, and polls less people. No wonder it will claim this, time to watch what the others polls are saying.

    June 20, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  19. ricke1849

    Gallup is one of the best. The Bloomberg poll is probably a huge error.
    Trying to gin up the base.

    June 20, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |

    I am an independent and idologist, narrowed-mided parties (especially GOP) are dragging all of us and the country down. I dont agree with a lot of things Obama did but to go back to Bush policies with plastic-face Romany...Give me a break!!! GOP had got us into the current mess which Obama is trying his bet to get us out–without tiny bit of cooperation from GOP.

    June 20, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Where did they poll? San Francisco and inner city Chicago?

    June 20, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  22. Toad

    The right wingers and fox news will be running to rasmussen for help!

    June 20, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  23. Jules

    Personally, I think the lead will grow. First of all, Romney loses votes because he won't state what any of his ideas are and secondly, if he does truly say what they are, he will lose his base. People can't trust what he says about anything so why would you vote for a guy that never gives a straight answer to anything. (Plus, taking a $77,000 tax deduction for the business of teaching his horse to dance.)

    June 20, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  24. b

    lol, too funny. there is no doubt the media has lost all credibility. the media went all in on obama and they need to do what ever they can to get their guy reellected. no one in their ritght mind believes this poll. hahahahhahahah

    June 20, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  25. Jason in Pittsburgh

    Obama's approval rating is at 45%, no other poll shows a lead anywhere close to that, and CNN throws this stupid poll out there like it means something. Great job CNN! Way to be in the bag for Obama!!!

    June 20, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
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