Oct 25, 2012
With just 13 days to go until the presidential election, Mitt Romney continues to tighten the race with Barack Obama, according to the latest daily tracking poll from ABC News and the Washington Post.
Overall, the poll shows the race unchanged from Tuesday, with the candidates essentially tied among likely voters. But deeper within the results, the poll shows Romney opening up his lead over Obama on key economic questions, particularly among white male voters.
For the first time since August, the poll found that likely voters now trust Romney to handle the economy over Obama, 50-44 percent. The Republican nominee has also closed Obama’s lead on the question of which candidate better understands the economic problems of average Americans. On this, Obama now holds a 5-point advantage, 50-45 percent, down from a 9-point lead earlier this month.
Romney’s gains are primarily driven by shifting support among white male voters. According to the poll, white men now favor Romney on the economy, 65-30 percent, compared to 57-38 percent earlier this month.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 2:47 am