Incumbent President Barack Obama has lost his lead in 12 key battleground states, according to the latest monthly Gallup poll.
Six months before November's elections, presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney is tied with incumbent candidate Barack Obama in the those all-important electoral swing states. The 9-point advantage Obama enjoyed in March has all but disappeared in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The USA Today/Gallup poll shows Obama’s lead shrank to 2 points, 47 to 45, a statistical dead heat considering the poll’s 4-percent margin of error.
However, Romney pummels the president on the question of who would best handle the economy with registered voters preferring Romney by 8 points, 60 to 52 percent, according to Gallup.
Meanwhile, a separate poll conducted by Politico and George Washington University found Romney and Obama statistically tied among likely voters nationwide, 48 percent to 47 percent - well within that poll's 3.1 percent margin of error.
The left-leaning Politico organization's polling shows Mitt Romney with a 10-point advantage over Barack Obama when it comes to Independents.