Obama Up by 7 in CNN Poll

He leads among registered voters 52-45
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2012 5:16 PM CDT
Mitt Romney trails President Obama by 7 points in a new CNN poll.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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(Newser) – The latest poll from CNN has President Obama up 52% to 45% over Mitt Romney among registered voters. Some of the highlights:

  • Obama leads among independent voters, 53%-42%.
  • Romney's unfavorable rating jumped from 42% to 48% since July, while the president's remained steady at 42%.
  • In good news for Romney, 56% of his voters say they "strongly support" him, up from 47% in May. Obama's current mark is 61%.
  • In not-so-good news for Romney, the percentage of those who think he would right the economy has fallen from 50% in May to 45%.
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