Washington, June 22: Americans preference is closely divided between U.S.President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the race for the White House, according to a new poll.
According to the Pew Research Center, Romney is getting close to Obama because of the president’s weakness on economy, but not quite closing the gap.
The poll found that almost 50 percent Americans preferred Obama, while 46 preferred Romney as the president, Politic reports.
Nearly half of registered voters (49 percent) said that Romney would do the best to improve the country’s economic conditions, compared with 41 percent who favored Obama.
Yet, Romney trails Obama by wide margins on connecting well with ordinary people, honesty and truthfulness, consistency, displaying good judgment and several other personal dimensions.
Romney’s personal favorability has risen by 12 points since March, from just 29 percent to 41 percent today. (ANI)