Gallup polling announced Tuesday that it will not conduct any polling on Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy, marking the second consecutive day the organization has suspended polling operations.
â€śGallup will not conduct daily tracking surveys for a second night, Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to the ongoing effects of Superstorm Sandy and will continue to reassess the situation on a day-to-day basis,â€ť the polling outfit posted on its website. â€śGallup will provide an update on Wednesday about plans from that point forward.â€ť
On Monday, Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport announced that the organization would not be conducing polling beginning Monday night, as Sandy moved closer to land.
â€śGallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis,â€ť Newport posted in a statement. â€śThe ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.â€ť
As of Monday, Gallupâ€™s daily presidential tracking poll showed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by five percentage points among likely voters (51 percent to 46 percent) and tied among registered voters, at 48 percent.