New Poll Shows Romney, Obama in Dead Heat

ABC News poll shows race between Romney and the president may be a close one.
2:54 | 03/12/12

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In turn out our brand new poll shows that high gas prices may be the biggest political threat to pres Obama right now it's your voice your vote -- -- John -- here with the latest job. The -- some pretty strong move in for Mitt -- is not the nominee yet but he's in the didn't the President Obama you know some good news for Mitt Romney is headed south for more intramural Republican primary battles. We've all talking about what a bruising season this is -- for Romney but. Our new poll actually shows he's improved his standing against the president. It's not so much that Romney has the wind at its back its that the president has gas prices in his face. You think the present a United States -- reelection -- gas prices to go -- not one bit. The numbers on the fuel pumps. Look at the president's poll numbers sink. A best 89% of Americans are concerned about the spike in gas prices. In a whopping 65%. Disapprove of the way the president is handling them. -- huge opening for Mitt Romney. In the republic it. So the price of gasoline -- doubled under this president she really wants very expensive gasoline. He has -- two -- energy policy and hope in. This is leaving a mark on the presidents. Only 30% of voters approve of the way he's handling the economy. It -- 50% strongly. Disapprove. A dubious new high in his presidency. He could explain why the president now trails Mitt Romney in -- head to head match up banks here and god bless this great -- As he continues to hunt for delegates Mitt Romney has his own problems. Well he leaves the Republican field on the economy he trails on social issues in check out this. -- warning sign only sixty. 6% of Republicans CD would be satisfied with Mitt Romney as their nominee. Why is that number important because -- -- at this point in 200488%. Of Democrats -- baby satisfy -- John Kerry. And he lost Romney's is 66% a lot Lester they're wrapped it up early but lost -- there was. Somebody good news for the president in this poll he's showing some strength of the key group of women -- yeah that's right police. Women in the political center women who say there independents two years ago before Republicans swept in the congressional elections. Women state political independents who were women favored Republicans by an eleven point margin. Now with swung completely the other side being -- now favored Democrats. By a five point margin so you do see some movement there in the political center among women questions will they come -- -- -- also just ahead tomorrow Mississippi and Alabama hold their primaries. Mitt Romney showing some surprising strength. Why don't really looks like a three way split in Taliban in Mississippi between Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum the reason might be because both Newt Gingrich and Rick -- warmer still in the race perhaps splitting. The conservative vote down there. Page number thanks for much.

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