Romney Gains In Gallup: Obama 49, Romney 45

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Republican nominee Mitt Romney gained a point on President Barack Obama¬†in Gallup’s daily tracking poll.¬†Obama leads Romney 49-45, as Obama stayed even with his Sunday number.Overall, Romney has gained 2 percentage points on Obama over the weekend. He trailed 50-44 on Friday.

Meanwhile, the president’s approval rating went up a point to 47 per cent, though that’s below the “safe” 50-per cent threshold for re-election. Obama’s approval rating has swung wildly in recent weeks

Two Fridays ago, Obama experienced the culmination of a 12-point, two-week swing that saw his approval rating drop to only 46 per cent and his disapproval rating rise to 48 per cent. Last week, it moved back to a positive for the president, and his approval rating jumped back over the crucial 50-per cent threshold. On Sunday, it dropped back down to 46 per cent.

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