NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll reveals voter approval details
Posted at: 05/22/2012 9:45 PM
President Obama holds a slight but narrowing lead over Mitt Romney, according to an NBC News Wall Street Journal poll.
The poll was conducted May 16-20 included 1,000 adults, 250 contacted by cell phone. It demonstrated different statistics, including approval ratings of President Obama and also of the prospective candidate, Mitt Romney.
The poll shows Obama leading Romney by four points among registered voters -- 47% to 43% -- a two-point decline since April.
It also shows only 33% of respondents believe the economy will improve within the next year and 43% approval of Obama’s handling of the economy. Both statistics – declined since April.
Key issues such as Iraq, Afghanistan and in helping the U.S. auto industry were in high approval in the poll.
Obama leads Romney with: whites, men, suburban residents, Midwest residents, and high-interest voters, according to the new poll.
Only 32% in the poll say they are “extremely” or “quite” confident that President Obama has the right policies and goals for the country – while Mitt Romney falls short at 19%.
Only a third of those surveyed believe the nation is headed in the right direction – a number that has been virtually unchanged this year, according to the poll.