NBC/WSJ poll: Obama leads Romney nationally by 5 points

NBC/WSJ poll: Obama leads Romney nationally by 5 points

According to the latest NBC/WSJ poll, President Obama had a five-point lead when survey participants were asked who they would vote for, and 42 percent of those surveyed believe the economy will get better under Obama. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.

By Mark Murray, NBC News Senior Political Editor

Fueled by increased optimism about the economy and nation’s direction, President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 5 points among likely voters and now sees his job-approval rating reaching the 50 percent threshold for the first time since March, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The survey – which was conducted after the two party conventions and the political firestorm over last week’s U.S. Embassy attacks, but before Romney’s controversial comments about the 47 percent of the country “who are dependent on government” – shows the percentages believing that the country is headed in the right direction and thinking that the economy will improve at their highest levels since 2009. Continue reading “NBC/WSJ poll: Obama leads Romney nationally by 5 points”

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