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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We can't take this for granted. Need to keep building the enthusiasm for Obama. Romney will grwo the deficits, exempt the rich from taxation and get us into another war.
Rasmusen poll- Romney 47%, Obama 45%. Gallup poll- Romney 46%, Obama 46%. CNN's "Bloomberg" poll obviously stinks.
Rasmusen poll- Romney 47%, Obama 45%. Gallup poll- Romney 46%, Obama 46%. This "Bloomberg" poll obviously stinks.
its not just mitt reomny its the republican party on a whole only when they dont have the presidency or control of congress or seneate they talk about defeict like its holy grail to them DIDNT THEY JUST HAD THE PRESIDENCY HOW MUCH OF THE DEFEICT DID THEY GOT UNDER CONTROL. now they would to tell us mitt reomny and gov norquest and their friends who makes their money from captial gain they dont have a bussiness that hire anybody but the gov cant raise revune in the form of taxes and close some of these lopehole because they are now called job creators THE ONLY JOBS MITT ROMNEY CREATING NOW ARE IN CAYMAN AND SWIZELAND
I have absolutely no faith in polls but I sure hope this is true.
Obama 2012 ALL the way.
Agree, the poll was taken at the welfare office and the Customs office on the border of Mexico. I cannot believe the results of the poll, which are mostly useless anyway. Also, I cannot believe the typical American is so dumb to vote for Obama again!
POLLS MEAN NOTHING!
This is a race to the finish
WE have to work to get the candidate elected
We cannot afford to rest or even celebrate a poll that has our guy in the lead
WE MUST FIGHT!
We must continue to work until the victory is won.
We aren't just going against Romney...it's him and billions of dollars that's behind him
One poll has Obama in the lead. GREAT! let's make it 10 polls that have Obama in the lead
and we have to work to make it happen
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Obama has my vote. My sister in Colorado (who is a Republican) also will be voting for Obama. Mitt is as phony as a 3 dollar bill.
Obama could seal the deal by legalizing hemp.
Just another way CNN is full of opinionated media and stray from facts. You want to know what is ruining the country?? Left winged media groups such as this....
A president that will tax the rich and provide health coverage for people, or a president that will cut the taxes on the rich and lead us into another "war"? Hmmm...
The only poll that counts is held on Nov 6. All others are just predictions. Take no vote for granted.
no hope for Romney
the "awakening" ones are struggling to keep the brightest light burning for another 4 years. too bad its not 100.
dream on CNN...are you taking lessons in manufacturing "news" like your buddies over at MSNBC??
I only like polls when my guy is winning.
If one piece of data falls way outside of the norm, it is usually suspect. CNN should not have reported this.
A poll nobody ever heard of is reporting that nobody else is... yeah, very believeable! Looks like the looney left is trotting out all the tricks in the book!
What a joke CNN has become no credible poll has Obama ahead let alone that far.
I like Obama too, if we were going to hang out or play some golf I'd pick him over Romney. Unfortunately, Obama is an incompetent boob, and does not know how to be president. If I was picking a surgeon, I would pick the best surgeon even though I like Obama better, Romney is a better leader, and would be a smarter president
Vote for the President romney's a slick talking business man who's just making the american people look like suckers. The Republicans are distracting us from all that the president has done for this country.
Those surveyed give low marks to Obama's handling of the economy; because they know if Romney were elected President he'd bring us into a surplus and lower unemployment to levels not seen since the early 1950s.
Interesting that CNN has chosen to focus on only the Bloomerg poll which puts Obama ahead 53% – 40%. If the average of the three surveys puts Obama ahead only 48% to 43% it suggests that in remaining two polls Romney leads by an average of 46.5% to Obama's 44.5%.
Anyone who is reasonably sane would doubt this poll.
"Rasmusen poll- Romney 47%, Obama 45%. Gallup poll- Romney 46%, Obama 46%. CNN's "Bloomberg" poll obviously stinks."
So what you're saying is that the polls you don't agree with "stink". Wouldn't it be more logical to simply conclude that polls differ, and that the outcome is uncertain? Of course it would, but that wouldn't carry any water for your side, would it?
Obama/Biden will win a second term in office!!!