A new poll shows President Obama with a strong edge over likely GOP opponent Mitt Romney on a range of key issues, but still vulnerable on his handling of the economy.
Obama holds double-digit leads over Romney on healthcare, foreign policy and women’s issues, and voters say the president is more likable, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday. But the poll also finds Obama struggling to sell voters on his economic record.
Forty-six percent of those polled say that Obama’s handling of the economy would be a major reason to oppose his reelection, with 32 percent saying that issue would make them more likely to support him.
Romney tops the president on handling the economy, with 47 percent preferring his approach to 43 percent for the president.