President Obama went from a 1-point deficit in Fox News’s polling before convention season to a 48 percent to 43 percent lead on Republican nominee Mitt Romney now. The Fox data also shows the two men tied on which candidate is better equiped to handle the economy and create jobs, after Romney held a 3-point lead on that question a few weeks ago. From their report:
The conventions helped a number of undecided independents pick a candidate. Before the Republican convention in Tampa, independents backed Romney by a 10-point margin (42-32 percent) and 26 percent were undecided. Today independents go for Obama by 5 points (44-39 percent) and 17 percent are undecided.
Obama’s personal favorable rating also improves — up two points to 53 percent since the conventions. Romney’s favorable rating holds steady at 49 percent.
Obama leads in the PollTracker Average of the race nationally by 4.1 percent overall.