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NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama Clinging to Lead in 'Merry-Go-Round' Race

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 09:37 AM

By Martin Gould

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The presidential race resembles “a dead heat on a merry-go-round” as it seems there is movement but the candidates’ standings stay the same, a pollster claimed after his latest survey.

Peter Hart made the claim after his poll showed President Barack Obama maintaining a three-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Hart, a Democrat and Bill McInturff, a Republican, conducted the poll for NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. It showed Obama leading by 47 percent to Romney’s 44, well within the margin of error.

Following the latest poll, the RealClearPolitics poll of polls — which aggregates recent surveys — now gives Obama a 2.6-point lead over Romney.

The NBC/Journal poll found that Obama has a wider, eight-point lead in 12 swing states that are likely to be decisive in November’s election. The Journal said that “could reflect the impact of ads by his campaign that criticized Mr. Romney's record as a businessman and portrayed him as out of touch with the middle class.”

However it found that Obama faces challenges getting his core backers to the polls with interest in the election among young voters and Latinos well down from 2008.

“The poll highlights challenges facing both candidates,” the Journal reported. While Mr. Obama retains a durable base of support, his standing among white, working-class voters, which was low to start with, continues to erode. Interest in the campaign isn't nearly as intense as it was four years ago among young people and Latinos, who were important to Mr. Obama's victory in 2008.

“At the same time, more people viewed Mr. Romney unfavorably than favorably by a six-point margin, with nearly one quarter of those polled viewing him ‘very negatively.’ “

The survey of 1,000 adults also gave Obama his lowest approval rating of the year at 47 percent and had nearly two out of every three people said the country was on the wrong track.




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