Mitt Romney is chipping away at President Barack Obama’s edge in the polls, a Reuters/Ipsos survey shows.
Obama led his likely GOP opponent, 47 percent to 43 percent, among registered voters in the poll released Monday.
The poll was conducted between April 12 and April 15, while the same survey slightly more than a month ago had the president leading Romney by 11 points.
Just more than half of registered voters surveyed said that jobs and the economy were the most important issues of the presidential election, while 45 percent to 43 percent voters preferred Romney — a statistical tie with the president.
Monday’s poll showed the closest margin in Reuters/Ipsos surveys between Romney and Obama since late October-early November, when Romney had a 1-point lead over Obama.
The Reuters/Ipsos telephone poll surveyed 1,044 adults including 891 registered voters. Overall, the margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points for all those surveyed.
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