WAPO/ABC POLL: Obama Climbs Back To Within A Point Of Mitt Romney

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President Barack Obama gained 2 points on Republican rival Mitt Romney in Friday’s Washington Post/ABC News daily tracking poll. Romney now leads the president, 49 per cent to 48 per cent.That marked a return to Wednesday’s levels, a day after Romney bumped 2 points himself and broke out to a 50-47 lead.

Other key numbers:

  • Obama’s approval rating sits at 50 per cent. His disapproval rating is 47 per cent.
  • Romney still has a significant, 7-point advantage on handling the economy.
  • Independents prefer Romney by a record 20 points.

In other tracking poll news Friday, Romney led Obama 50-47 in Rasmussen’s daily survey. 

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