The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll released Monday shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney among likely voters in battleground states by 11 points, 52 percent to 41 percent, but leading by just 2 points nationally, 49 percent to 47 percent.
Across the board, the poll showed Obama either leading or tied with Romney every major issue including the economy, where voters nationally split, with each candidate getting 47 percent.
For the first time this year, the poll asked which candidate would better handle "an unexpected major crisis," and respondents gave Obama a 10-point edge. But voters broke nearly even when asked to rate Obama's handling of foreign affairs, with 49 percent approving and 48 percent disapproving.
The PollTracker Average currently shows Obama holding a nearly 3-point lead over Romney.
The poll was conducted Sept. 26-29 among 929 registered voters and 813 likely voters. The margin of error for the registered voters sample is +/- 3.5 percent and +/- 4 percent for likely voters.