- Jul 14, 2011
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By Kyle Leighton
President Obama has experienced a resurgence in the well-respected Pew poll of the national presidential election, building a 3-point lead as Tuesday approaches.
Obama pulled 50 percent of likely voters against Republican candidate Mitt Romneys 47 percent, a 3-point bump for the president from Pews last poll a week ago, which showed the candidates tied at 47 percent.
Political moderates now favor Obama by 21 points (56%-35%).
The Pew numbers also confirm the slight upward movement Obama saw in new national numbers from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, who found the president up 48 percent to Romneys 47 percent.
The Pew poll used 2,709 live telephone interviews with likely voters via landline and cell-phone, conducted Oct. 31-Nov. 3. It has a sampling error of 2.2 percent.
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