Republican candidate Mitt Romney sees 49 percent to President Obama's 48 percent in the latest national tracking poll from ABC News and the Wasington Post. That represents no change from their previous tracking poll. From ABC News pollster Gary Langer's analysis:
Likely voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll divide by 43-43 percent on who’s offered a clearer plan for the economy, compared with a 49-33 percent division in Obama’s favor on the same question in July – improvement for Romney as the campaign’s progressed.
Romney’s also advanced in another area, affirmative voting, measured by the share of his backers who say they mainly support him rather than oppose Obama. Yet Romney still trails Obama on this potentially motivational measure, one reason the president is still so competitive.