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Obama Re-election Poll Numbers Improve Slightly

President Obama’s prospects for being able to stay in the White House have improved slightly, according to the most recent NBC/WSJ poll.

In their August poll they found that Obama was losing to a generic Republican. At that time 40 percent ofregisteredd voters said they would vote for Obama, while 44 percent said they would probably choose the Republican nominee. In a head to head match up against Mitt Romney, Obama led by only a single point.

Now in the most recent poll Obama is both winning the generic question and has a statistically significant lead over Romney. In the generic question 45 percent say they would likely vote to re-elect Obama, while only 42 percent said they would probably vote for the Republican. In a head to head match up against Romney, Obama now leads 49-43 percent.

Obama hit his re-election polling low in August, which is the same time the country’s Economic Confidence number took a significant dip according to Gallup’s measurement. The American public’s opinions about the state of the economy have improved modestly since August, and so have Obama’s re-election poll numbers. It’s another reminder how much the 2012 election will pivot on the economy.

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Obama Re-election Poll Numbers Improve Slighty

"Your margin of error for reelection is..." Obama, Tim Geithner and economic adviser Gene Sperling

President Obama’s prospects for being able to stay in the White House have improved slightly, according to the most recent NBC/WSJ poll.

In their August poll they found that Obama was losing to a generic Republican. At that time 40 percent ofregisteredd voters said they would vote for Obama, while 44 percent said they would probably choose the Republican nominee. In a head to head match up against Mitt Romney, Obama led by only a single point.

Now in the most recent poll Obama is both winning the generic question and has a statistically significant lead over Romney. In the generic question 45 percent say they would likely vote to re-elect Obama, while only 42 percent said they would probably vote for the Republican. In a head to head match up against Romney, Obama now leads 49-43 percent.

Obama hit his re-election polling low in August, which is the same time the country’s Economic Confidence number took a significant dip according to Gallup’s measurement. The American public’s opinions about the state of the economy have improved modestly since August, and so have Obama’s re-election poll numbers. It’s another reminder how much the 2012 election will pivot on the economy.

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Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is now living in the Washington DC area. He created a politics and policy blog, The Walker Report (http://jwalkerreport.blogspot.com/).

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