President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are tied nationally, according to a new poll from CNN. Both candidates get 49 percent of the overall vote, and neither side has an enthusiasm advantage — 70 percent of both Democrats and Republicans describe themselves as “extremely” or “very” excited to cast ballots. From CNN.com:
“Fifty-three percent of women saying they plan to vote for President Obama compared to only 44% of men. That works out to a nine-point gender gap, which would be the largest since 1996,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “On age, Obama is getting less support among younger voters than he did four years ago. But he manages a tie with Governor Romney among senior citizens – a group he lost to Senator McCain by eight points.”
According to the survey, Romney leads Obama 57%-40% among white voters. Obama tops Romney 56%-40% among voters making less than $50,000 per year, with Romney holding a 52%-47% edge among those making more than $50,000 per year.