USA Today/Gallup & Rasmussen Polls: Voters trust and more optimistic about economy under Romney

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    May 16, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-05-14/poll-economy-obama-romney/54958250/1

    Americans may be downbeat about today’s economy, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, but they are increasingly optimistic that things are about to get better for the nation and themselves.

    Though an overwhelming 71% rate economic conditions as poor, a 58% majority predict they will be good a year from now. While those surveyed are inclined to say they are worse off financially than a year ago, nearly two-thirds say they think they’ll be better off this time next year.

    The assessment of personal finances already is on the upswing. More than a third report they are better off than they were a year ago — the highest number since before the economic meltdown in 2008. (They’re still outnumbered by the four in 10 who say they’re worse off, though.) [...]

    Since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Romney’s favorable-unfavorable rating has jumped to 50%-41%, his best ever and in the same neighborhood as Obama’s 52%-46% standing.


    From Rasmussen:
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/trust_on_issues_obama_v_romney

    Voters now trust likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney more than President Obama on all five issues regularly surveyed by Rasmussen Reports, especially when it comes to money.

    A new national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters trust Romney more than Obama when it comes the economy, while 39% trust the president more. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 10-11, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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    May 16, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
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    Perhaps the most bizarre part of it all is that the Obama Administration accused the New York Times of bias yesterday after it published its poll.
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    May 16, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    Looks like they are starting to flail. Didn't expect it so early.
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    May 16, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidLooks like they are starting to flail. Didn't expect it so early.


    I am only cautiously optimistic. The Obama Administration deserves to lose - and lose badly - but intrade.com still shows them as having the highest odds though it's also starting to slip a bit.