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May 10, 2012


Obama Holds Solid National Lead

A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds President Obama leading Mitt Romney by eight points among registered voters nationally, 50% to 42%.

That said, roughly a quarter of voters "indicated they are persuadable, meaning they are undecided or could change their minds before Election Day. Forty-one percent of voters say they are certain to vote for Obama, and 32% say they are locked in for Romney."

Key finding: "Americans give Obama an edge over Romney on numerous attributes, but handling the economy is a key exception. The public is divided over whether Obama or Romney would do a better job on the issue that strategists say will dominate the fall election. Forty-six percent prefer Obama on this topic, and 44% prefer Romney."

Update: A new Angus-Reid national poll shows Romney leading 49% to 46%.












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