Also, according to Faucheux, the votes in the major swing states appear to be mixed with Obama and Romney even in New Hampshire, Obama leading in Pennsylvania and New Jersey but Romney besting Obama in mega-important-state Florida and in Missouri.
Here is his Daily Polling Update:
YOUR DAILY POLLING UPDATE
OBAMA APPROVAL: CLARUS AVERAGE 49%
(no change from yesterday; down 1 from a week ago)
PRESIDENTIAL NATIONWIDE: CLARUS AVERAGE*
Obama and Romney EVEN
PRESIDENT: BY STATE**
New Hampshire: Obama and Romney EVEN
Florida: Romney over Obama +1
Pennsylvania: Obama over Romney (a) +4, (b) +4, (c) +7 New Jersey: Obama over Romney +8 Missouri (R poll): Romney over Obama +14
Virginia: Tim Kaine (D) over George Allen (R) +1
Indiana: Richard Mourdock (R) over Joe Donnely (D) +5 Pennsylvania average: Sen. Bob Casey (D) over Tom Smith (R) +5 New Mexico: Martin Heinrich (D) over Heather Wilson (R) +9
Michigan: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) over Pete Hoekstra +12 New Jersey: Sen. Robert Menendez (D) over Joe Kyrillos (R) +18
New Hampshire average: Maggie Hassan (D) over Ovide Lamontagne +1 North Carolina: Pat McCrory (R) over Walter Dalton (D) +14
Virginia-2: Rep. Scott Rigell (R) over Paul Hirschbiel (D) +12
REVIEW OLD LAWS, RULES##
Asked of registered voters: "Do you think there is a need for Congress to go through old laws, regulations and programs on a regular basis to eliminate those that are no longer needed or that may not work as originally intended?"
REGULATION AND JOB CREATION##
Asked of registered voters: "Please listen carefully and tell me if you would agree or disagree with the following statement: Complicated
government rules and regulations are major impediments to the creation of new jobs in America.”
The first presidential grandchild born in the White House was named after a future president. Who was the presidential grandfather and who was the grandchild named after?
(see answer below)
Presidential job rating average of the three most recently reported nationwide polls.
* Average based on four most recently released nationwide polls: ABC News/Wash Post, Rasmussen, Gallup, IBD/TIPP.
** PRESIDENTIAL: NH: Suffolk/7News; FL: Gravis Marketing; PA: (a) Morning Call, (b) Quinnipiac, (c) PPP(D); NJ: Quinnipiac; MO: Wenzel Strategies (R).
*** SENATE: VA: Rasmussen; IN: Rasmussen; PA: Quinnipiac, PPP(D), Morning Call; NM: Albuquerque Journal; MI: Rasmussen; NJ: Quinnipiac.
**** GOVERNOR: NH: ARG, Rasmussen, Feldman Group (D), Suffolk/7News.
# U.S. HOUSE: PA: Virginian-Pilot/CNU; NC: Rasmussen.
## Clarus Research Group for Common Good, Oct. 2-4.
TUESDAY TRIVIA ANSWER:
Thomas Jefferson's grandchild was born in the White House in 1806.
The son of Jefferson's daughter, Martha, was named after the fourth president, James Madison Randolph.
Clarus Research Group is a nonpartisan polling firm based in Washington, D.C., specializing in survey research for businesses, associations, nonprofits and media organizations. For more information, contact Dr. Faucheux at [email protected] or go to our website at www.ClarusRG.com.
Clarus Research Group cannot attest to the reliability or methodology of surveys that it does not conduct.
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