Poll Watch: Gallup Daily Tracking Poll

Today marks the beginning of Gallup’s 5-day running average of the Obama vs. Romney daily tracking poll. It is of Registered Voters:

  • Romney 47%
  • Obama 45%

There have been earlier Gallup head-to-head polls between these two, but they were always made in the context of a GOP horse-race. Those unfortunately nearly always had an inherent bias. Some supporters of Candidate A would claim that they would rather vote for Obama than Candidate B. They hoped that this would make Candidate B look worse than he really was. This bias would throw off the results by as much as 5 percentage points or more.

This is the first head-to-head Romney versus Obama poll that Gallup has taken since Mitt’s last serious opponent, Senator Santorum, bowed out last week. Mitt is now recognized as the winner of the GOP horse-race by nearly everyone. Certainly there are some hold-outs, but for the most part they are inconsequential. They might affect the results a percentage point or two. The head-to-head polling should now be more representative of how people really feel about the race.

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Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

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