Poll: Romney Loses Advantage on Economy
Obama now viewed as better candidate to turn it around
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2012 8:01 AM CDT
Mitt Romney campaigns in the rain at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, Friday.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – President Obama's convention plea for patience with his economic plans might have resonated: Mitt Romney is no longer viewed as the better candidate to fix the economy and create jobs in a new poll by CBS and the New York Times. Obama's advantage couldn't be slimmer—47-46—but the shift on what should be one of Romney's strong points is another dose of bad polling news for him heading into debate season.

Romney still holds a big advantage on which candidate would get the deficit under control, but Obama trumps him soundly as the candidate who better understands the everyday struggles of voters. Also of note: The percentage of those who view the president favorably jumped to 51%, the first time it cracked the midpoint since the Osama bin Laden raid. As for the big picture, Obama leads 49-46 among likely voters, but that's within the margin of error.

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Sep 17, 2012 5:24 PM CDT
Sep 17, 2012 8:54 AM CDT
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Sep 16, 2012 12:21 PM CDT
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