Mitt Romney leads Obama in first Gallup national tracking poll
POSTED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 11:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:31am
Romney took 47 percent support from surveyed registered voters, while Obama took 45 in a poll conducted between April 11 and April 15. Romney's edge, though, is within the poll's three-point margin of error.
Independents tipped the scale in favor of Romney, going for the former Massachusetts governor 45 percent to 39.
The Gallup poll backs up a Rasmussen poll from last week that at the time looked like an outlier. The Rasmussen poll showed Obama and Romney tied at 45 percent, but was the first to show such a tight national race after a number of polls in March showed the president stretching his lead to double digits.
Read more at The Hill.