Let’s face it: Reuters polls have been implausibly kind to President Obama over the last few months. Their March poll’s partisan sample was so absurd (D+12) that I wrote an entire post critiquing it, and their top line number last month showed the president leading Mitt Romney by seven points overall — when most other surveys showed the race within a point or two. Today? The race is a virtual tie, with The One clinging to a statistically insignificant one-point lead:

President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have dipped to their lowest level since January on deep economic worries, wiping out most of his lead in the White House race over Republican rival Mitt Romney, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday. The percentage of Americans who approve of Obama’s job performance dropped from 50 a month ago to 47, matching his mark in early January