Poll: Obama Leads By 3 Nationally Despite Romney’s Edge On The Economy

President Barack Obama holds a 3-point lead among likely voters nationwide, according to a poll released Monday.

The poll, conducted by Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner on behalf of Democracy Corps, shows Obama leading Mitt Romney nationally 49 percent to 46 percent. Obama leads despite a plurality of voters indicating that Romney would do a better job on the economy and that the Republican nominee has better plans for the national economy.  Fifty percent of voters surveyed approve of the job Obama is doing as president, compared with 48 percent who disapprove.

The PollTracker Average now shows Obama inching ahead of Romney. 



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