Today’s Siena poll finds President Obama has increased his lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to 24 points – 59-35, up slightly from 57-37 last month.
No big surprise here, since enrolled Democrats outnumber Republicans by about five to three statewide.
Obama has consistently led Romney by 20 or more points over the last several months in Siena surveys, according to poll spokesman Steve Greenberg.
And his current 24-point lead includes a 15 point lead among the all-important small-i independents.
Big majorities of voters polled say they believe Obama will do a better job than Romney on keeping the country safe from terrorism, fighting for middle class families, tackling health care, resolving Social Security and Medicare, and improving the economy (the GOP’s signature issue).
Obama also bests Romney on creating jobs, making the federal government work more effectively and addressing the deficit – albeit by smaller margins.