Obama Leads Romney in Poll of Florida, Ohio and Virginia
President Barack Obama continues to lead Republican rival Mitt Romney in post-convention opinion polls, with a CBS News/New York Times survey out today giving him a three-percentage-point advantage among likely voters.
Obama received 49 percent support in the poll taken Sept. 8-12, while Romney had 46 percent, a difference between the two within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. Independents backed Romney, 50 percent to 44 percent, as did male voters by 52 percent to 44 percent. Obama led among women, 53 percent to 41 percent.
Obama has erased Romney’s advantage when voters are asked which candidate would do a better job handling the economy and creating jobs, the poll found. Obama leads Romney in that category 50 percent to 44 percent, whereas in previous CBS/New York Times polls Romney led by as much as 14 percentage points.