Obama holds onto fragile lead
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President Obama holds a small 3 point lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University.
Obama comes in with 46 percent support among U.S. voters while Romney holds 43 percent.
Quinnipiac attributes the lead to a “marriage gap,” wherein Obama’s wide support among single Americans has given him an edge. While Romney leads married Americans with a 13 point margin, Obama leads among single Americans by 20 percent.
“Although much has been made about the gender gap and how President Barack Obama’s lead among women fuels his campaign, the marriage gap is actually larger and more telling,” Peter Brown, the assistant director of the university’s polling institute, said in a statement. “The marriage gap may be related to the different priorities and economic situations of married and single people.”
The poll was conducted July 1st through 8th among 2,722 registered voters.
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