Saturday, April 28, 2012

State of the Race May 5, 2012

Another Saturday, another look at the weekly state of the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  No new national polls of note this week.

The Gallup Daily Tracking Poll has now been going on for about three weeks.  That provides us enough data points to make a chart of the numbers worthwhile.  The initial tracking polls showed Gov. Romney with a lead of between 1 and 5 percentage points, the situation flipped on April 21 as President Obama opened up a 3 percentage point lead.  As of the latest update on May 3 the race is back to a deadbeat.  Seems appropriate given this week is the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Here's the chart:

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