NEW RASMUSSEN POLLS – AT 9:24 A.M. ET: Some new Rasmussen polls, just out, give a picture of American thinking as we approach the final month before the election:
Voters are evenly divided when asked which of the major vice presidential candidates is more qualified to be president.
Forty-four percent (44%) of Likely U.S. Voters say Vice President Joe Biden is more qualified to serve as the nation's chief executive if need be, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But just as many (44%) say Mitt Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, is more qualified to serve. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.
And then there's this Rasmussen result:
President Obama in June 2009 in one of his first major foreign policy initiatives delivered a highly publicized speech in Cairo reaching out to Muslims worldwide after the conflict of the Bush years. But only 18% of Likely U.S. Voters think U.S. relations with the Islamic world are better now than they were four years ago.
A plurality (45%) of voters believe those relations have gotten worse since then, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-one percent (31%) say America’s relationship with the Islamic world is about the same.
Ah, when you're led by an international genius like Obama, this is what happens.
BULLETIN: Rasmussen has just posted the Tuesday results for his daily tracker:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows President Obama attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
When “leaners” are included, the candidates are tied at 47% apiece.
COMMENT: Couldn't be tighter. Six days to the first debate.
September 25, 2012