WEST LONG BRANCH — The latest Monmouth University Poll of voters nationwide finds likely voters split evenly between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Another 2 % say they will vote for a third party candidate and 2 % remain undecided. The previous Monmouth University Poll, released on Oct. 22, showed Romney leading by three points.
Obama leads among women (51% – 46%), young voters under age 35 (53% to 41%), and Hispanic voters (61% – 32%). Romney leads among independents (53% – 37%), men (51% – 44%) and white voters (59% – 39%).
Voters trust Obama more to handle: foreign policy: 49%, to 45% for Romney and Social Security/Medicare: 49% to 46.
Voters trust more Romney to handle the economy/jobs: 50%, to 46% for Obama and the federal budget/debt 49% to 46%.
The latest Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone with 1,417 likely voters in the United States from Nov. 1 to 4. This sample has a margin of error of + 2.6 percent. The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch.
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