Romney Takes the Lead in National Poll
6 months ago
The Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Romney now ahead
It happens that quickly these days. After trailing on Thursday in the Washington Post/ABC News presidential poll, Gov. Mitt Romney has retaken the lead from President Obama in the poll.
Romney now leads Obama with 49 percent of the national vote to Obama's 48 percent. On Thursday, Obama led by that margin.
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Interestingly, Obama is tied with Romney in the Rasmusen poll that had him previously trailing by two percent.
BusinessInsider reports that Obama has the lead in enthusiasm, with 66 percent of his supporters saying they're "very enthusiastic." Only 62 percent say the same for Romney.
An important note to this story is that the national polls determine only which candidate has more support around the nation, without regard for state of residency. Obama currently has a lead over Romney in terms of electoral college votes and the election will hinge on what voters in states like Ohio, Colorado and Florida decide. Polls is those states are also very close.