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Obama Shows 7 Point Lead

What crisis in Libya? President Obama has widened his lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney by seven points, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll. The Thursday survey asked 990 likely voters whom they would choose if the election were today. The results? A surprising 48 percent polled selected Obama while just 41 percent chose Romney. Voters polled also said they favored Obama’s approach to taxes, health care, social security, and the war on terror. Romney was only favored when it came to his approach on the federal deficit. A new Marist poll also released today shows Obama building leads over Romney in the key swing states of Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.

September 13, 2012 6:46 PM