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Poll: Obama widens lead over Romney despite jobs data?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, picking up support following the Democratic National Convention, widened his narrow lead over Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Saturday. The latest daily tracking poll showed Obama, a Democrat, with a lead of 4 percentage points over Romney. Forty-seven percent of 1,457 likely voters surveyed online over the previous four days said they would vote for Obama if the November 6 elections were held today, compared with 43 percent for Romney. "The bump is actually happening. I know there was some debate whether it would happen... but it's here," said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark, referring to the "bounce" in support that many presidential candidates enjoy after nominating conventions. Obama had leapfrogged Romney in the daily tracking poll on Friday with a lead of 46 percent to 44 percent. The president's lead comes despite a mixed reaction to his convention speech on Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Friday's government data showing that jobs growth slowed sharply last month. Obama's lead over Romney is comparable to Romney's former lead over the president after the Republican National Convention finished last week, Clark said.

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Polls are polls and may mean so many things. I am weary after listening to a hemorrhage of from the Red team and the Blue teams, because this partisanship goes beyond citizenship. I find that both parties miss the point. Whether the polls get it or not it is sad how we manage our country's future. Neither Obama, nor... More
Answered By: Raphael - 9/9/2012
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Why so serious
Answered By: Dghdsh - 9/9/2012
 
I agree
Answered By: Atheist Chuck - 9/9/2012
 
It's just so difficult to comprehend how some people, still find some... More
Answered By: Namaste' - 9/9/2012
 
Yes this is true. Obama will win! Everybody will be out of work and be homeless. Instead of being called an american, your new name is zombie. Get use to being a zombie walking around with your shopping cart and homeless. You'll look like the night of the living dead.
Answered By: The Wiseguy "I quit"! - 9/9/2012
 
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