Rasmussen's 2012 Daily Presidential Matchup Tracking poll finds Romney leading President Obama by 6% -- 48% to 42% in a hypothetical matchup. According to Rasmussen, that matches the largest lead Romney has ever enjoyed over Obama.
Rasmussen has even more good news Romney:
- Romney’s support among Republican voters has moved up to 83%, just about matching the president’s 84% support among Democrats.
- Only 6% of Republican voters would vote for Obama if Romney is the nominee, while twice as many Democrats 12% would cross party lines to vote for Romney.
- Romney also has an eight-point advantage among unaffiliated voters.
Romney’s new lead over Obama comes as Obama's job approval fall again. Obama's Presidential Approval Index rating has again been stuck at -19 for the last two days
Following Super Tuesday, the perception is growing that Mitt Romney will be the Republican presidential nominee. By week’s end, Romney had moved ahead of the president in head-to-head polling.
Romney holds a double-digit lead over Rick Santorum among Republicans nationwide - 39% to 27%. Two weeks before Super Tuesday, Santorum was up lead Romney 12 points.
Since Super Tuesday, the perception is growing that Mitt Romney will be the Republican presidential nominee:
- Eighty percent of likely GOP primary voters now expect Romney to be the eventual nominee. Only 11% feel Santorum will win the nomination.
- Fifty-one percent think Romney would be the strongest candidate to run against Obama.
- The majority (56%) of Republican primary voters think it is more important to choose a candidate who has the best chance of beating Obama.
Its looking more and more like the general election will be Romney versus Obama.
You can Watch Scott Rasmussen discuss the state of the Republican nomination race in the accompanying video: