(Newsroom America) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee has jumped ahead of President Barack Obama by four points, 48-44 percent, in the most recent daily presidential tracker poll from Rasmussen Reports.
The two candidates were tied at 46 points apiece a week ago, the survey noted, but the latest figures are part of a current upward trend the likely GOP candidate has been enjoying.
"Romney’s has lead by four or five points for three consecutive days. That’s the largest advantage enjoyed by either candidate in over a month," the survey said.
The poll said the current trend could be the beginning of a statistical shift for Romney or an anomoly the polling firm described as little more than "statistical noise."
In state polling, the survey found Obama doing well in three states - two of them swing states - that he also won in 2008. Rasmussen said the president is up by three points in Wisconsin, five in Nevada and six in Michigan. Currently, the "Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections show Obama likely to win states with 201 Electoral College Votes while Romney is likely to win in states with 170," said the survey.
Typically, the survey noted, a president's approval ratings will match his electoral performance on Election Day. In the latest measurement, 47 percent of respondents said they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance, with 53 percent saying that at least somewhat disapprove of it.
In his weekly newspaper column, pollster Scott Rasmussen said the sustained weak performance of the economy is harming the president's reelection chances.
Most economists have said they see little hope of the economy turning around before the November election.
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