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August 08, 2012


Obama Increases Lead Despite Voter Pessimism

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds President Obama has expanded his lead over Mitt Romney, 49% to 42%, even though nearly two-thirds of Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction.

"The results of the monthly poll - in which a majority of voters agreed that the economy is the most important problem facing the United States - suggest that the Obama campaign's efforts to paint Romney as being out of touch with the concerns of middle-class Americans could be preventing the Republican from gaining momentum in the race."

Said pollster Chris Jackson: "The overall 'right track, wrong track' is worse than last month -- the news hasn't been great lately. But Obama seems to be, to some extent, inoculated against some of the worst of that."

Meanwhile, a new DailyKos/Public Policy Polling survey shows Obama leading 48% to 46%.












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