WASHINGTON POST - ABC NEWS POLL: Updated daily
The ultra-close race for president is winding down with a slight opening for President Obama. In the final Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll before Election Day, 50 percent of likely voters support Obama, and 47 percent support Mitt Romney. On the biggest issue facing the nation – the economy – Obama has drawn about even with Romney as the candidate best able to handle it. And Obama has re-opened an advantage on economic empathy.
If the presidential election were being held today, for whom would you vote? Among likely voters Obama Romney
By voting groups
If the presidential election were being held today, for whom would you vote? (Among likely voters)
Compared to 2008
OBAMA | ROMNEY
On the issues
Among likely voters:
Which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling the economy?
Who do you think better understands the economic problems people are having?
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as president?
SOURCE: Washington Post-ABC News poll. . The Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll is a series of consecutive one-night "waves" of interviews reported as a rolling, multi-night average. The fifteenth release is for interviews conducted by telephone Nov. 1-4, 2012, among a random national sample of 3,205 adults, including conventional landline and cell phone-only respondents. Results for the sample of 2,345 likely voters have a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. 2008 comparisons from network exit polls.
POLLING: Scott Clement, Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill | GRAPHIC: Laura Stanton and Sisi Wei - The Washington Post. Published Nov. 5, 2012.