Republican nominee Mitt Romney has a slight 1-point edge in Wednesday's edition of the ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll. Romney gets 49 percent nationally to President Obama's 48 percent, as the Republican is doing better on some key internal metrics. From ABC News pollster Gay Langer's analysis:
Mitt Romney has advanced to a slight lead over Barack Obama in trust to handle the economy, and Obama has slipped beneath a clear majority in who better understands the public’s economic problems – two key metrics of the 2012 presidential race.
These trends in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll aren’t strong enough to change current preferences, nor is the 2-1 view that Obama won Monday night’s final debate. But they’re among the underlying dynamics making the race seem closer now than a month ago.