Hello, and welcome to the Daily Briefing for September 10, 2012. Now today, our top stories are:
President Obama Appears To Have Gotten A Bounce Against Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney’s fundraising streak has been broken.
The CNN poll shows a small following for Governor Gary Johnson.
Now its time for our Short and Sweet Stories, our top stories condensed.
The latest CNN poll shows President Obama with a six point lead with likely voters, a boost of four percentage points. The polling also has President Obama over 50%. In the poll, President Obama has a 52%-46% advantage over Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney’s campaign has called the bounce a “sugar high.” CNN is not the only one to show a bounce for President Obama, Gallup’s presidential approval rating poll had President Obama at 52%, but that is since down to 50%. The 52% approval rating was the highest for President Obama since the killing of Osama bin Laden.
For May, June, and July, Mitt Romney outraised President Obama. However, that streak has now been broken. In August, President Obama raised $114 million dollars, compared to $111 million dollars for Mitt Romney. Obama campaign manager, Jim Messina, emailed supporters about the news, and told supporters to build on the momentum and donate.
The CNN poll also has asked about Governor Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, who are the nominees for the Libertarian Party and the Green Party, respectively. Governor Johnson has a small following, 4% of registered voters, and 3% of likely voters. The polling also shown that Jill Stein and Governor Johnson are hurting Mitt Romney more than President Obama. Many Ron Paul supporters are flocking to the Johnson campaign.
Well, that wraps up this Daily Briefing, please join us again tomorrow.