Today’s (9/28) Polls

Today is the forty-ninth day that the Romney-Ryan ticket has been hanging over this country like a sword of Damocles. Thirty-nine days are left until the election, five until the first presidential debate, and four until the first day of the two-day student referendum on renaming the University of Florida’s student union after integration hero Virgil Hawkins.

The annual Pride Parade and Festival are taking place tomorrow in downtown Gainesville. The parade  starts in the 700 block of  West University Avenue (Ayers Medical Plaza, Wild Iris Books) at noon and ends at the Downtown Plaza, where the festival starts at 1:00 P.M.  National Coming Out Day is October 11.

Hispanic Heritage Month, which started September 15 and ends October 15, continues. We should celebrate it by ever more fervently opposing SB 1070 and other anti-immigration laws. With thoughts of making this country more welcoming, here are today’s presidential tracking polls:

 

  • Race

Rasmussen  lv3d: Obama 47%(48%*), Romney 46%(48%*), some other candidate 3%

Gallup          rv7d : Obama 50%           ,  Romney 44%

 

  • Presidential Approval

Rasmussen  lv3d: Approve 48% (28%**), Disapprove 51% (43%**)

Gallup           rv3d: Approve 50%                , Disapprove 45%

lv = likely voters, rv = registered voters, 3d = 3-day, 7d = 7-day

* = with leaners added, ** = strong

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Today’s (9/27) Polls

Today is the forty-eighth day of Romney-Ryan, the ticket that time forgot. We are, by the way, in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from the 15th of this month to October 15. Remember, Hispanic heritage is part of this country’s heritage.

Gainesville’s annual Pride Parade is at 12:00 on Saturday, starting at the Ayers Center on University Avenue. I and some of my fellow Unitarian Universalists will be marching. The Pride festival will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Plaza.

Meanwhile, forty days are left until Election Day, six until the first presidential debate, and five until the first day of the two-day student referendum on renaming the University of Florida’s student union after integration hero Virgil Hawkins.

With early voting starting in five more states, Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wyoming, here are today’s presidential tracking polls:

  • Race

Rasmussen lv3d: Obama 46% (48%*), Romney 46% (48%*), some other candidate 4%

Gallup          rv7d: Obama 50%            , Romney 44%

  • Presidential Approval

Rasmussen  lv3d: Approve 48% (28%**), Disapprove 51% (42%**)

Gallup           rv3d: Approve 50%                , Disapprove 44%

lv = likely voters, rv = registered voters, 3d = 3-day, 7d = 7-day

* = with leaners added, ** = strong

Todays (9/26) Polls

Today is unofficially the first day of Autumn (Fall). Officially, the season starts September 22, but technically the first day of Autumn is the day when the length of daylight is equal to the length of  night, 12 hours each. That did not happen until today, for which sunrise in Gainesville is 7:20 A.M. and sunset is 7:20 P.M. Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement and holiest day of the year is also today.Finally, today is also the forty-seventh day of the definitely not holy Romney-Ryan ticket. 41 days are left until election day, seven until the first presidential debate, and six until the first day of the student referendum on renaming the University of Florida’s student union after integration hero Virgil Hawkins. Twenty-four states have begun early voting (absentee ballots). Early voting (in person) begins in Florida on October 27. In the meantime, here are the first daily presidential tracking polls of the fall:

  • Race

Rasmussen lv3d : Romney 46% (48%*), Obama    46% (46%*), some other candidate 3%

Gallup         rv7d  : Obama  50%              ,  Romney 44%

  • Presidential Approval

Rasmussen lv3d : Approve 48% (26%#), Disapprove 51% (43%#)

Gallup         rv3d  : Approve 51%               , Disapprove 43%

lv = likely voters; rv = registered voters; 3d = three-day average; 7d = seven-day average; * = with leaners added; # = strong;

The president continues to slide in Rasmussen while he gains in Gallup. Both turnout and Rasmussen ‘s conservative bias seem to be at work. Rasmussen’s swing state poll has him up by two, though. People in those states must be paying more attention than those in the other states and the president is evidently winning the campaign.

Today’s (9/25) Polls

Today is the forty-sixth day of the regressive Romney-Ryan ticket. Today is National Voter Registration Day. Forty-two days are left until election day, 8 until the first presidential debate, and seven student referendum on renaming the University of Florida’s student union after integration hero Virgil Hawkins.

Early voting has begun in 24 states and will begin in five more on Tuesday. It will begin in Florida on October 27. While all these ballots are already being cast, here are today’s presidential tracking polls:

  • Race

Rasmussen: Obama 47% (47%), Romney 46% (47%), some other candidate 3%

Gallup:        : Obama 48%           , Romney 45%

  • Presidential Approval

Rasmussen: Approve 48% (27%), Disapprove 51% (43%)

Gallup         : Approve 50%            , Disapprove 43%

 

All sorts of polls have the president winning in key battleground states. In fact, the Washington post has showing out showing him winning Ohio and Florida among likely voters (Someone besides Rasmussen has at last done a likely voter screen! Wow!)! Things are going amazingly well. Let us hope he does not get overconfident and let the debates change that. Meanwhile, let’s begin to get out the vote!!

Today’s (9/24) Polls

Today is the forty-fifth day of the reactionary Romney-Ryan ticket. Forty-three days are left until election day, nine until the first presidential debate, thirty-three before early voting starts in Alachua County (Gainesville, Florida), and eight until the first day of the student referendum on renaming the University of Florida’s student union after integration hero Virgil Hawkins. Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day. Meanwhile, the mornings are becoming cooler here in Gainesville. In anticipation of another brisk morning, here are today’s presidential tracking polls:

(note:

– Rasmussen polls are from samples of likely voters, Gallup polls are from samples of registered voters.

– Rasmussen’s race and approval polls are 3-day averages, but their generic congressional ballot is a seven-day average.

– Gallup’s race poll is a seven-day average and their approval poll is a three-day average.

– The numbers in parentheses in the Rasmussen race poll include leaners and those numbers in parentheses in their approval polls are the percentages of respondents who feel strongly.

  • Race

Rasmussen: Obama 47%(48%), Romney 46%(48%), some other candidate 3%

Gallup         : Obama 48%           , Romney 46%

  • Presidential Approval

Rasmussen: Approve 48%(29%), Disapprove 50%(42%)

Gallup         : Approve 51%            , Disapprove 42%

  • Generic Congressional Ballot

Rasmussen: Republicans 44%, Democrats 43%

 

Good news. The president is still at 51% approval in Gallup. Additionally, when the president and Democrats in congress are even in the rightward-leaning Rasmussen surveys, things are going well.

Today’s (9/23) Polls

Today is the forty-fourth day of the comical Romney-Ryan ticket. Nine days remain until the first day of the student referendum on renaming the University of Florida’s student union after integration hero Virgil Hawkins, ten until the first presidential debate, and 44 until Election Day. Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Today is Bisexuality Day so take time out to think about bisexuals and their struggle. Hopefully, equality is in their near future. For now, here are today’s presidential tracking polls:

(Note:

– The Rasmussen polls shown here three-day averages of likely voter samples

– The Gallup polls shown here are from registered voter samples.

– The Gallup race poll is a seven-day average.

– The Gallup approval poll is a three-day average.

– The numbers in parentheses in the Rasmussen race poll are with leaners included.

– The number in parentheses in the Rasmussen approval poll are those who feel strongly.)

  • Race

Rasmussen: Obama 46%(48%), Romney 46% (48%), some other candidate 3%

Gallup         : Obama 48%            , Romney 46%

  • Presidential Approval

Rasmussen: Approve 48%(31%), Disapprove 50% (42%)

Gallup         : Approve 51%.          , Disapprove 43%

 

The only notable change was a big jump in the president ‘s approval (and drop in disapproval) in Gallup. That firm has the unemployment rate at 7.8%. Let us hope it keeps dropping.

 

Today’s (9/22) Polls

Today is the forty-third day of the time-warped Romney-Ryan ticket. Eleven days are left until the first presidential debate, ten until the first day of the student referendum on renaming the University of Florida’s student union after integration hero Virgil Hawkins, and 45 until election day. Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Sunday is Bisexuality Day, which is celebrated by the bisexual community and its supporters. Looking forward to these observations, here are today’s presidential tracking polls:

(note:

– Rasmussen polls are three-day averages from a sample of registered voters

– The numbers in parentheses in the Rasmussen race poll include leaners

– The numbers in parentheses in the Rasmussen approval polls are the percentages approving or disapproving strongly

– The Gallup polls are from a sample of registered voters

– The Gallup approval poll is a three-day average

– The Gallup race poll is a seven-day average)

  • Race

Rasmussen: Obama 46% (48%), Romney 46% (47%), some other candidate 3%

Gallup         : Obama 47%             , Romney 47%

  • Presidential Approval

Rasmussen: Approve 5o% (31%), Disapprove 49%(41%)

Gallup         : Approve 47%            , Disapprove 46%

This is a very tight race. It is amazing how the Rasmussen and Gallup polls seem to agree this week, which may mean that both candidates are looking at equal turnout at this point. Rasmussen still has more people approving of the president than saying they would vote for him. One wonders if the people who make up the difference are considering voting for Stein or Johnson.