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.