GALLUP: Obama Jumps Back Out To A Huge 6-Point Lead

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President Barack Obama once again has a huge 6-point lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to the Gallup daily tracking poll released Tuesday afternoon. Obama now leads Romney 50 per cent to 44 per cent. On Monday, Romney narrowed the deficit to 4 percentage points — he trails 49 per cent to 45 per cent. That was an improvement from much of last week, when he trailed by as many as 6 percentage points. 

Obama’s approval rating inched up to 48 per cent, up from 47 per cent one day ago but still below the “safe” 50-per cent threshold for re-election. Obama’s approval rating has swung wildly in recent weeks.

Obama also leads Romney in the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, though his edge is much closer at 48-47. 

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