Poll: Obama Leads Mitt by 9 Points

    President Barack Obama reacts after a reporter asked him if he had anything to say to Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, on Super Tuesday, during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    With the Republican field considerably narrowed, we’re back to the criterion of electability with which Americans are most concerned: who do you want to have a beer with? A new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday shows that more Americans favor President Obama over Mitt Romney because they see him as likable and in touch. The same poll shows that Obama is favored by female voters by about 16 points, a small decrease from the lead he held among women last month. Most of the American public is as yet undecided on who’s best suited to get the economy back on its feet, according to the poll.

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