Obama widens lead over Romney by six points in latest poll of registered voters

President Barack Obama expanded his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney to 6 percentage points in the White House race this month as voters became slightly more optimistic about the economy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

Four months before the November 6 election, Obama leads Romney among registered voters 49 percent to 43 percent. In June, Obama held a slim 1-point lead over the former Massachusetts governor.

Obama’s improved standing was fueled in part by a slight rise in optimism about the future, with the number of Americans who think the country is on the wrong track dropping 5 percentage points to 58 percent.

Obama’s approval ratings ticked up 1 point to 48 percent and the number of Americans who disapprove of his job performance dropped 3 percentage points to 47 percent.

The shift follows a low point for Obama in June as economic worries deepened and Romney consolidated Republican support after clinching the party’s nomination to challenge him in November. Obama had led Romney by 7 points in May’s poll.

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  • CaptTurbo

    Can this really be true? Here we are, Good vs Evil. We absolutely must send Okenya packing!

  • currituck

    Reuters/Ipsos has never polled this part of the country..If so, the results would be like 99 Romney, 1 Obumbler..
    It’s like if Reuters/Ipsos polled a large number of pigs, asking if people should eat beef or pork, well, take a guess at the results…..

  • copakeman

    this can only be true when Romney tallies are discarded, and not counted. i know the people who vote can be ignorant of the policies of who they vote for, but not many voters can still be ignorant of this administrations policies and where it has led our country, in gigantic debe to or sworn enemy red china (just 1 of its horrible acts). omg !

  • SiR3on

    There is something wrong with this poll. I don’t know what it is, but find these numbers impossible to believe. I know we have many persons in this country who are ignorant of economics and history, and fail to understand the immorality of the welfare-socialist state that Obama is trying to create. But even these , can, I believe, understand that they and their children don’t have the jobs and opportunities a free enterprise system supported, and not attacked, by government brings.

  • CSN

    I believe those are Bogus figures. No one wants Obama that has half a brain in their head. Reuters is part of the Propaganda Machine as are all Lamestream Media. Lamestream said Governor Walker was head to head with his opponent and he won by a landslide. The other guy was off the charts he was so far ahead. Pray Obama doesn’t win folks.

    • I am in total agreement with you, CSN! It is also comforting to know that prayer changes things; multitudes of Christians are bound to Christ, and He will save us from the evil actions of this administration. Lies do not live.

  • vietnamvet1971

    The only Poll I will really believe will be on Nov. 6th when we give Obuma a pink slip.

  • PhotonMark

    REALLY, A REUTERS POLL! Yes, I believe it…..(robot arms moving mechanically, visual)

  • Romney has not clinched anything except perhaps his teeth. His “organized crime gang’s” fraud, intimidation, lies and ilk may not have accomplished its task. RNC may have to dump the convention and “ordain”. Dr. Ron Paul, the grandfather of the Tea Party, for president. Peace,

  • AZ BOB

    What percentage of each party was asked??? THAT makes a difference

  • Josh Holloway

    Yeah, because Romney’s not that great. Why would I be any more excited about his than I was about McCain.. or than the left was about Kerry.