President Barack Obama holds an edge over Mitt Romney among men, women, independents and non-whites, while also reaching the 50 percent threshold overall, according to a new poll released Thursday.
The poll, conducted by Langer Research Associates and commissioned by Esquire and Yahoo! News, shows Obama leading Romney among likely voters nationwide, 50 percent to 46 percent. It's the latest evidence that Obama is riding momentum from the Democratic National Convention. A CNN poll released earlier this week showed the president opening up a 6-point lead, while Obama hit the 50 percent mark in Gallup's daily tracking poll on Tuesday for the first time since April.
In the Esquire/Yahoo poll, Obama holds leads of 10 points among men, 12 points among women, 9 points among independents and 60 points among non-white voters. The president also leads big among voters earning less than $50,000 a year, 59 percent to 33 percent. Those sub-groups are all a part of the registered voter pool, as opposed to the narrower sample of likely voters.
Obama has gained separation from Romney over the last two weeks in the PollTracker Average, which currently shows the president up by 4.3 points, 49.1 percent to 44.8 percent.