A new poll from Fox News shows presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney trending up in their polling — Romney leads President Obama 45 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, a change from the network’s early August poll which showed Obama at 49 percent and Romney 40 percent, and a July poll that showed Obama with 45 percent to Romney’s 41. The former governor’s favorability rating ticked up in the poll as well, to 49 percent favorable to 44 percent unfavorable, although Romney has typically done better on that question in Fox polling.
“On the big issue of last week, slightly more voters trust the Democratic ticket (by three points) to do a better job protecting Medicare and ensuring it’s there for future generations,” Fox wrote. “When asked who they trust to improve the economy and create jobs, voters favor the Republican ticket by two points — a surprisingly slim margin in light of President Obama’s negative ratings on the issue.”
The PollTracker Average of the national race shows the President with a small 0.2 percent advatnage at the moment.