There are exactly seven weeks left today before election day in November. As we get close to that day, the polls for the presidential race get increasingly more attention. The Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll released today shows Mitt Romney leading over President Obama by a 47 percent to 45 percent margin. That same poll also shows Obama’s approval rating at 49 percent and his disapproval rating to be 50 percent. Even the skewed Gallup tracking poll, reported today, shows Obama leading by only one percent, at 47 percent to 46 percent for Romney.
The UnSkewed Average of polls released today shows a Mitt Romney lead over Barack Obama of 51.5 percent to 43.7 percent. The UnSkewed average of polls includes the unskewed data from several mainstream media and other major polls of the presidential race along with the QStarNews presidential poll. Here is an example illustrating the process of “unskewing” a skewed poll that over-sampled Democrats.
New Jersey-based Monmouth University released a new poll of the presidential race yesterday showing President Obama leading 48 percent to 41 percent among registered voters and 48 percent to 45 percent over Mitt Romney among likely voters. Unskewing this poll leads to a result showing Romney leading with a 46 percent to 45 percent margin over President Obama with registered voters, and likewise a 50 percent to 45 perfect Romney lead among likely voters.
The QStarNews Quick Poll of the presidential race released yesterday shows Mitt Romney with a solid 11 point lead, 55 percent to 44 percent, over President Obama. The poll, the first conducted by QStarNews, was a web-based survey that included 2075 respondents and a margin of error of three percent. The respondents participated in the survey between September 10-15. Additionally, the survey found 55 percent disapproving of the performance of President Obama while 45 percent approved of the president’s job in office.
The latest New York Times/CBS News poll of the presidential race released recently is yet another doctored poll that shows President Obama leading when its data indicates a Mitt Romney lead. The survey of 1170 registered voters, polled between September 8-12, has Obama leading over Romney by a 49 percent to 46 percent margin. Unskewing the data indicates a Romney lead over Obama by 51 percent to 44 percent.
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