Gallup: Romney up by four on Obama

Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 4 percentage points in Gallup’s latest national head-to-head polling.

If the election were held Thursday, 50 percent said they would support Romney, versus 46 percent who would support Obama, according to Gallup. The president holds the edge on former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), 49 percent to 48 percent.

The poll has a 4 percent margin of error, so the results mean Obama is statistically tied with both candidates.

Still, the result is a positive sign for Romney, who hasn’t seen his standing against the president diminish even as Santorum has pulled ahead of Romney nationally. According to Gallup’s national daily tracking poll, Santorum has 35 percent of the support in the GOP primary, compared to 27 percent for Romney.



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