Poll: Obama takes double-digit lead

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Poll: Obama takes double-digit lead
Poll: Obama takes double-digit lead

A new Bloomberg National Poll released today gives President Obama a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney. According to the results, Obama’s riding off The Republican nominee’s weakness more than his own strengths.

Among likely voters, the survey shows Obama beating Romney, 53 percent to 40 percent, even though the public gave the president low marks when it comes to his handling the economy and the deficit. 

Notably, 55 percent say Romney is out of touch (his references to “sport” so aren’t helping), while 36 percent find Obama out of touch. Along with being more trusted to deal with world leaders, respondents to the poll also chose Obama as the person they would rather to sit next to on a plane.

— By Jessica Ferrer

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Poll: Obama takes double-digit lead

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