New polls released this week reveal President Obama holds a very tight lead over Mitt Romney, but that the GOP nominee is closing the gap by focusing on economic issues.
According to a Pew Research poll released Thursday, 50 percent of registered voters support or lean toward supporting Obama, while 46 percent support or lean toward Romney. That’s a very narrow lead for Obama, given a margin of error that is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Obama’s lead is not statistically significant in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, also released Thursday. Obama earns 47 percent in that poll, compared to 44 percent for Romney, a result that falls within the poll’s margin of error.
Three polls released this week, including the Pew and AP-GfK surveys and a Bloomberg National Poll released earlier, indicate Obama is vulnerable on the economy. In the Pew poll, the only question where Romney beat Obama was on who would do a better job “improving economic conditions.”
Romney has made the economy the centerpiece of his campaign. It’s the focus of his stump speech and campaign events. Even when making his case to specific voting blocs — such as Hispanics or women — Romney frames his argument in economic terms.
Read More at The Hill.By Alicia M. Cohn.
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