The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.
Rasmussen attributes it to the economy, but I’m skeptical.
This is the first time Romney has reached the 50% level of support and is his largest lead ever over the president. It comes a week after a disappointing jobs report that raised new questions about the state of the economy
Given that this is a daily poll and the most recent story before yesterday’s poll is all about Obama’s gay marriage stance (I’m not sure, but I’d bet the poll was either over or still in process when the Romney smear piece hit), it would seem likely that it’s the gay marriage stance that’s really driving this.
Of course, it’s still very early in the campaign, but this is a big step forward for Romney and yet another headache for Obama.