President Leads Romney in Swing States

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

President Obama has opened a lead in the nation’s dozen top battleground states, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, boosted by a huge shift of women.

In the fifth Swing States survey taken since last fall, Obama leads Republican front-runner Mitt Romney 51%-42% among registered voters.

The biggest change came among women under fifty. In mid-February, just under half of those voters supported Pres. Obama. Now, more than six in ten do. Mr. Romney’s support among them has dropped by fourteen points, to 30%.

Mr. Romney’s main advantage is among men fifty and older. In the poll, Mr. Romney leads among all men by a single point, but the President leads among women by eighteen. That reflects a greater disparity between the views of men and women than the twelve-point gender gap in the 2008 election.

Via USA Today.

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