New national numbers in race for White House
September 14th, 2012
08:35 AM ET
10 years ago

New national numbers in race for White House

Washington (CNN) - A new CBS News/New York Times national survey of likely voters released Friday morning indicates President Barack Obama with a slight 49%-46% edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

The president's margin is within the survey's sampling error.

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The new survey is the sixth non-partisan live operator national poll to be released this week that was conducted entirely after last week's Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls that averages all of the post convention surveys together, the president has the support of 49% of likely voters nationwide, with Romney at 46%. The CNN Poll of Polls was compiled and released Friday morning.

The surveys included in the CNN Poll of Polls are CBS/NY Times (Sept. 8-12), Reuters/Ipsos (September 7-September 10), CNN/ORC International (September 7-9), ABC News/Washington Post (September 7-9), Esquire/Yahoo (September 7-10) and Fox News (September 9-11). The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.

- CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. SafeJourney

    I dont know who they contact for these polls, but i guarantee President Obama has more than 49%. Do they contact Americans with cell phones. Alot of Americans have only cell phones. No need for a house phone

    September 14, 2012 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    "The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error. "
    How is that possible? Each of the individual polls have sampling errors.

    September 14, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  3. bb

    Well if its from the media u know its got to be true !!!!

    September 14, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  4. MDNA = MaDge Not Applicable!

    Another GOP oops brought to you by inept candidates and campaigners.

    Better luck in 2016.

    September 14, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |

    The polls will spread even further apart after this week of Willard's foreign policy inexperience. The man has no soul.

    September 14, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  6. Kiki

    Mitt Romney is a liar, and that is a characteristic flaw not needed nor desired in a president.

    September 14, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  7. demwit

    Obama below 50% in an ABC/NYT poll!? Uh-oh...

    September 14, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  8. RealityBites

    Of course, national numbers are meanless in our electorial system. But hey.., anything but the economy, unemployment and another round of financial bailouts.

    September 14, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  9. John Oboho

    It's a surprise the margin is so small,in spite of his flip flops.It beats my immagination.When even a couple flip flops would have sent a candidate to the bottom in time past.

    September 14, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  10. enuff

    If Romney's numbers do not plumment after this last week, then all I can do is shake my head sadly.

    September 14, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. bry

    Everybody who knows anything about polls knows that the CBS poll is one of the least accurate polls.

    September 14, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  12. BLKMANinAmerica

    No wonder robo-Romney is telling more and more LIES.

    September 14, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  13. Joe

    The last line of this piece should say: The Poll of Polls cannot accurately calculate a sampling error.

    It most certainly has one.

    September 14, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If this trend continues, then Romney has to do something dramtic or he will lose. I don't think that it is going to happen.

    September 14, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |