Poll: Obama Leads By 3 Nationally, Only 8 Percent Undecided

President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 3 nationwide, a new poll released Thursday shows, with only a tiny sliver of the electorate still up for grabs.

The latest poll from the University of Connecticut and the Hartford Courant shows Obama leading Romney among likely voters, 46 percent to 43 percent.  By large margins, Obama is viewed as the better candidate to represent the middle class and women.  

Forty-four percent also say the president is the more trustworthy candidate, compared with 36 percent who believe that Romney is more trustworthy.  And by a slightly narrower margin, 37 percent to 33 percent, voters believe the Republican nominee has run a more negative campaign than Obama.

The poll also highlights what will likely be the defining struggle between the two campaigns in the final stretch: winning over the small portion of undecided voters.  Only 8 percent of likely voters in Thursday’s survey say they have not made up their minds.

The PollTracker Average shows Obama holding on to his post-convention momentum, as he currently leads Romney by 3.9 points.

 

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