New Poll: Romney 47, Obama 44

Posted: Jun 04, 2012 12:01 PM

A new Rasmussen Report shows Mitt Romney beating President Obama by a four point margin.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney picking up 47% of the vote, while President Obama attracts 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

These figures include 40% who are certain they will vote for Romney. Another seven percent (7%) plan to vote for Romney but could change their minds. For Obama, the figures are 36% certain and eight percent (8%) likely. Eighty-six percent (86%) of seniors are certain of their choice, along with just 64% of those under 30.

Meanwhile, a new CNN poll shows Romney gaining steam when it comes to his favorability rating, but that Obama is still more popular.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday, Romney's favorable rating among Americans has jumped from 34% in February, during the heat of the divisive GOP presidential primaries, to 48% now. Forty-two percent say they see the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor in a negative light.

While rising 14 points since February, Romney still trails the president, who currently has a 56% favorable rating, with 42% saying they hold an unfavorable opinion of Obama. The president's favorable and unfavorable ratings are unchanged from CNN polls in March and April.

“The biggest gap between Obama and Romney's favorable ratings is among younger Americans. More than two-thirds of those under 30 have a favorable view of Obama, compared to only four-in-ten who feel that way about Romney. Romney is much stronger among senior citizens, but the gap is not nearly as big," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Romney may have a small advantage among independent voters, but that is offset by his lower favorable rating among Republicans than Obama has among Democrats."