Gallup Poll: Obama’s gaining

The latest numbers show the president closing the gap following Hurricane Sandy

Topics: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012 Elections, Gallup, Hurricane Sandy, , ,

Gallup Poll: Obama's gainingPresident Barack Obama starts to move to the music of performer Stevie Wonder who was off-stage performing at the end of the campaign event at Fifth Third Arena, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The latest Gallup tracking poll finds Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by one point, down from the five-point lead Romney had on October 29.

Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport released the results early to Bloomberg Businessweek, telling them “it’s tied today at 1 o’clock.”

According to the poll, Romney is leading Obama 49-48 percent among national likely voters, within the margin of error. In the last poll, before Hurricane Sandy, Romney was leading 51 -46 percent.

 

 

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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