|Posted by richardmoore on March 15, 2012 at 1:25 AM|
Obama-Romney Race Toss-Up in Poll Showing Independents Critical
Julianna Goldman, ©2012 Bloomberg News
A strengthening economy and a contentious Republican primary have not translated into a wave of support for President Barack Obama, who runs even in a matchup against his likely challenger, Mitt Romney.
Obama and Romney are backed by 47 percent of likely general election voters, while the president outruns the other Republican candidates, a Bloomberg National Poll conducted March 8-11 shows. While Obama's job approval has improved among independents, whose votes will swing the election in November, 49 percent support Romney and 41 percent Obama in the survey.