A new poll from Fox News shows President Obama opening up a 9 point lead on presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, after a CNN poll showed a 7 point lead for the President. Obama leads Romney in the Fox poll 49 percent to 40 percent overall, and lead independent voters 41 percent to 30 percent with 20 percent undecided. From foxnews.com:
Mitt Romney has had a tough couple of weeks on the campaign trail -- and it shows in the latest Fox News poll. After a barrage of campaign ads, negative news coverage of his overseas trip and ongoing talk about his tax returns, Romney’s favorable rating and standing in the trial ballot have declined. As a result, President Obama has opened his biggest lead since Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee...
Romney’s favorable rating dropped six percentage points since last month and now sits at 46 percent, down from 52 percent in mid-July. At the same time his unfavorable rating went up five points. Romney’s favorable rating has held steady among his party faithful, but it’s down eight percentage points among independents and seven points among Democrats.
Overall the Fox poll pushes the President's overall lead nationally to 5.9 percent in our PollTracker Average.