McClatchy/Marist: Obama Tops Romney On The Economy, Foreign Policy

President Barack Obama holds a slim advantage over Mitt Romney on the economy and a wider lead on foreign policy, according to the latest McClatchy/Marist poll.

Among registered voters nationwide, Obama claims a slight edge over Romney overall, 48 percent to 46 percent.  On the question of which candidate will do a better job handling the economy, the president also holds a 2-point lead over Romney, 46 percent to 44 percent.  Meanwhile, 47 percent say Obama is the better choice to handle foreign policy, while 41 percent prefer Romney.

The PollTracker Average illustrates what has been a consistent trend throughout the presidential campaign: Obama with the clear upper-hand over Romney on foreign policy.


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