New Poll Shows Obama Over Romney By Eight

President Barack Obama holds an eight-point advantage over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal poll.  

The nationwide survey of adults shows the president polling at 47 percent, while Romney trails with the support of 39 percent.  It was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International and has a margin of error of 3.7 percent.  

The poll underscores a sharp racial divide, with a staggering 94 percent of African-Americans supporting Obama.  Romney, on the other hand, garnered the support of 55 percent of white males with at least some college education.  The TPM Poll Average shows a slightly tighter race between Obama and Romney.


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