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2012 Presidential Election Matchups

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rasmussen Reports continues to track Republican challenger Mitt Romney in regular matchups with President Obama.

These matchups are updated each day by 9:30am and include a running history of the results since the beginning of the year.

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To see how these numbers compare to the 2008 matchups between presidential hopefuls Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, click here.


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