President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by six points nationally among likely voters, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.
percent of likely voters support Obama, and 46 percent back Romney (2
percent responded neither, and 1 percent had no opinion). That's a
four-point bump since a poll taken before the Democratic convention in
Charlotte, N.C., when the two candidates were tied at 48 percent. Prior
to both conventions, Obama had 49 percent to Romney's 47 percent.
Obama took the lead as the candidate better trusted to handle the
economy, with 50 percent of likely voters saying he'd do a better job on
the issue, compared to 49 percent who favored Romney (1 percent said
neither). Prior to the Democratic convention, Romney led 51 to 45 on the